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douglastroop's Avatar

12.14.2011 , 07:12 PM | #1
Alright I dont know if this is the right place to put this but for some reason whenever I am near a building or go in a cave my FPS plummets. Everywhere else its good and about 90 but when I go in a cave or inside a building it drops to about 2. Any advice would be muchly appreciated. I even tried running it on its lowest possible settings and it still does it. I am at my wits end with this. Please help
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Artthen's Avatar

01.05.2012 , 02:00 AM | #2
Hello everyone!

The previous version of this thread has exceeded our maximum post threshold, therefore we have recreated it here so that we can continue closely monitoring the progression of this game issue.

Because this thread is in the Customer Service forum, and it has been posted in by several of our friendly Customer Service protocol droids as well as Associate Online Community Manager Joveth Gonzalez, we are going to copy their posts below so that they are more accessible to you. Please continue reading in order to learn what they have had to say.

Quote: Originally Posted by N2-H0 View Post

We’re sorry to hear you’re experiencing this problem.
Thank you for having reported this issue.
If you have not yet tried the following troubleshooting steps, please do so and let us know if your issue is resolved!
  • Close any and all applications running in the background.
  • Turn down the in-game graphic settings.
  • Change the settings to favour performance over quality if you are using a third party graphic management software.
  • Turning off “bloom" in the graphic options in game.
  • Turning shadows off and shaders low.
  • Update your drivers.
If you do not notice a change after having tried the options listed,
can you please reply to these question here in this topic please :
  • Graphic card used :
  • Driver version:
  • Use of a CrossFire system: Yes/No
  • Drop of FPS in the confined spaces (buildings/ships): Yes/No
  • Server name:
Thank you.
Quote: Originally Posted by N2-H0 View Post
Hello everyone,

Thank you for your patience.
Our team is still working on this issue.
Thank you for having provided the information requested, it helps us diagnose the situation.

Quote: Originally Posted by P5-R4 View Post
Greetings all,

I would ask you to take a look at this post made by N2-H0 (again) and in case the troubleshooting steps don't resolve the issue, reply in this thread with the information requested (if you haven't done that already).

I do understand that you want to play the game without fps-issues and I am very sorry for the inconvenience caused.

Thank you for your patience!
Quote: Originally Posted by N5-L1 View Post
Greetings All,

Thank you for all of the valuable information that you have provided.

We are currently investigating this issue and we hope to get this resolved as quickly as possible.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused and we appreciate your patience with this issue.
Quote: Originally Posted by JovethGonzalez View Post
Hey folks, as N5-L1 mentioned, we are currently investigating this issue based off of the information that you have provided. Because this issue can be attributed to various factors, our team is currently investigating all possibilities. Thank you for your patience.
Quote: Originally Posted by JovethGonzalez View Post
Hey everyone, we have an update on this issue for you. Our development team and our production team have been investigating this issue and we want to thank everyone who has posted constructively on this thread. You’ve provided the development team with a basis for investigation into the low FPS issues, and with your help they have identified and are in the process of resolving the indoor framerate drop.

Please note: this applies to people experiencing a severe framerate drop only when inside buildings, or alleviated symptoms when turning off shadows. Please keep in mind that there are always numerous factors at play when you experience an issue; the more specific you can be with your report, the better you are equipping us to investigate and fix it.

If you are experiencing a framerate issue that does not fall under that very specific category, please respond to this thread with the following information:
  • A clear and concise description of your issue.
  • Your DXDiag (please use spoiler tags).
Have you followed these specific steps (see my note about “Low” settings):
  • Change settings to high, click apply. You should see a loading screen as settings are applied.
  • Change settings to low, click apply. You should see another loading screen.
  • Observe whether there is any change in performance.

Some of you have already pointed this out, but there is a separate issue at play here that might be adding another layer of confusion. Your settings will always display as “Low” on first run of the game – but they might actually be on Medium or High!

Thank you for your patience, and know that we are keeping a very close eye on the forums.
Quote: Originally Posted by JovethGonzalez View Post
Thank you, that is a very good assessment. Everything is sorted by priority and complexity. Because this FPS issue is so varied, and any number of factors could affect it, it's taking a bit more time to investigate. At the moment, our developers are going over logs and are working on a more detailed blog post that we should be posting soon. Thanks again for your patience!
Thank you for your patience and cooperation! Again, please note that the previous version of this thread can be found here. It has not been removed, and continues to undergo review.

Aatish's Avatar

01.05.2012 , 02:16 AM | #3

Glad something's being said about it being done, but...

'cmon guys. This wasn't an issue in beta for me. I'd really like to play without looking through a zoetrope.
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sekiryo's Avatar

01.05.2012 , 02:20 AM | #4
No reason alot of our computers should drop to 15 fps just because some NPCs are shooting eachother.

You need to optimize special effects. I run 100+ fps when doing regular stuff, but like if i goto the Black Sun Taxi pad on Coruscant, i drop to 15 fps cuz the NPC fighting below me. I shouldn't lose -85%- performance. You need to fix this soon.

Cehu's Avatar

01.05.2012 , 02:22 AM | #5
CPU usage 13%
GPU usage 80%

Bluxwave's Avatar

01.05.2012 , 02:25 AM | #6
yey a yellow

I remember the quake 1 issues with it in open area

the engine just couldn't do large draw distances
this is until farcry

This seems to be the opposite if anything... but hey what do I know!

lesrawr's Avatar

01.05.2012 , 02:32 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by Cehu View Post
CPU usage 13%
GPU usage 80%
And in this situation you most likely have playable FPS, on the faction fleet or in Warzones the GPU Usage gets down and the CPU Usage increases to the point that it cant get more (single) cpu.

dremmimax's Avatar

01.05.2012 , 02:32 AM | #8
Return my money!!!

Zaramoth's Avatar

01.05.2012 , 02:35 AM | #9
they had a news article about how they would make a profit with just 500k customers, now they achieved that, my senses tell me that they really do not care what happens next, they got their profits, and they laugh at us for putting up with all of this

cbwolf's Avatar

01.05.2012 , 02:37 AM | #10
Do you know if there have been any changes in the latest patch?

I seem to be getting huge FPS variations today - much more then normal.

I normally run around 90 - 120FPS on max settings, but since the new patch i frequently dip down to 30 - 40 for a few seconds before going back up, this is both indoors and outdoors.