Recently I returned after a long time without playing the game, and I had a lot of fun with it, specially using the ACE. Playing as the Northern Alliance, I’ve managed to get up to 32 Hearthlings without any lag or game freezes. However…
Now what happens is that when playing the game on speed 1, everything goes normally. Every hearthling knows what to do and everything runs smooth.
On speed 2, hearthlings will be idle after finishing a task (i. e. placing one block in a building) and proceeding to the next one. This can lead to hearthlings building slower than on speed 1.
On speed 3, things get even worse, as hearthlings can’t do next to nothing besides standing still for who knows how long. While all of this is happening, the game FPS is still over 60 (i. e. I can move the camera, open menus, change game speed, nothing else is affected besides the hearthlings), and I can even increase the game graphics to high and the game still runs smooth.
What I wanna know is what’s happening. Like, I know they are idle because they need to think about what they’re going to do, they need to know what’s arround them, what’s in their backpacks, etc.
But how can I “increase how fast they think” ? How can I get hearthlings to move around and do stuff on speeds 2 and 3?
My Computer Details are a AMD FX-6300 Six-Core Processor, a NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6GB Video Card and 8GB of RAM. Game runs smooth on any graphical configuration, and this issue only occurs from mid to late game (i. e. with fewer hearthlings I can play up to speed 3 with no issues).