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New "Very low" graphics option

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New "Very low" graphics option

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verydanger
03.06.2012 , 08:48 AM | #1
I was very much looking forward to this change. Sadly, it has no perceivable effect on my game's poor performance (FPS).

I know there's are as many hardware setups to cater to as there are game subscribers, and that performance problems can be caused by many different things. And I applaud the game developers for implementing a change that I'm sure will help some players. I just really hope this isn't the end of those efforts.

For me, none of the game settings (except shadows) seem to have much effect on my FPS. Low or High, when my screen gets filled with Force Lightnings, fires and sparkly shields my FPS plummets in the same fashion. Could we not be given a option to reduce the spell effects? It seems pretty certain that that's what is causing at least my FPS woes.
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Kourage
03.06.2012 , 08:51 AM | #2
It looks absolutely horrible and has no performance gain on Fleet. Perhaps Ilum would benefit. But then, my machine is good enough for mid to high settings. It's for people with the bare minimum spec requirement.
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hokemepokeme
03.06.2012 , 08:57 AM | #3
the new patch has caused my fps to be even worse now.... use to run it on High with no slow downs.

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QuiJonPed
03.06.2012 , 09:00 AM | #4
I've just taken delivery of an upgrade to my HD3850... I'll cranking my settings back tonight baby, yeah!

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Dayfax
03.06.2012 , 09:05 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by verydanger View Post
For me, none of the game settings (except shadows) seem to have much effect on my FPS. Low or High, when my screen gets filled with Force Lightnings, fires and sparkly shields my FPS plummets in the same fashion.
This is the part I don't understand, myself. I've fiddled with all the options quite a bit, and with the exception of throwing everything across the board to their highest settings, I see zero performance change in terms of FPS.
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TheOnlyKyrenS
03.06.2012 , 09:06 AM | #6
works great for me. it nearly doubled my fps in most areas but still the same in some of the more ambiance heavy areas
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oh great more constructive criticism.. god knows why some people think there are haters on this forum

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verydanger
03.06.2012 , 10:35 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by TheOnlyKyrenS View Post
works great for me. it nearly doubled my fps in most areas but still the same in some of the more ambiance heavy areas
Awesome!

Maybe it would be helpful if people posted their hardware setup along with their experience of the new ultra low settings?

Me:

3Ghz Core2Duo, HD5750, 6Gb RAM.
No improvement in FPS (I used the lowest possible settings even before this patch)
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sjmc
03.06.2012 , 12:58 PM | #8
The very low graphics option makes things quite a bit smoother for me, although I haven't checked my actual FPS numbers. I am using integrated Intel HD graphics on an i5-M450 laptop.

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NasherUK
03.06.2012 , 12:59 PM | #9
So we got medium, low, or even lower detail. It's about time they put the high detail textures back in (and not just medium renamed to high) :/

The problem isn't the detail level, its the engine itself. On "high" I can get 60-80fps, but seems much lower because the game just doesn't run very smoothly.

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Nagadeath
03.06.2012 , 01:02 PM | #10
funny the old pc i run on from time to time (when my other pc is being used for something else) went from 5-10 fps up to 25-35 fps with the new setting. must be some other issue causing your pc to have fps problems.