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Framerate is getting butchered

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starwarsfansix
06.26.2016 , 06:00 AM | #1
I have absolutely no idea why this happens. It used to be just Huttball, but now it's everyt map, even arenas. The second I start doing something, even when there's only me and one enemy on the screen, it drops like a meteorite.

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OldRepublicRevan
06.26.2016 , 07:05 AM | #2
Quote: Originally Posted by starwarsfansix View Post
I have absolutely no idea why this happens. It used to be just Huttball, but now it's everyt map, even arenas. The second I start doing something, even when there's only me and one enemy on the screen, it drops like a meteorite.
Could be your PC. Or your GFX Card dying.

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Romeugues
06.26.2016 , 07:11 AM | #3
Quote: Originally Posted by starwarsfansix View Post
I have absolutely no idea why this happens. It used to be just Huttball, but now it's everyt map, even arenas. The second I start doing something, even when there's only me and one enemy on the screen, it drops like a meteorite.
Wrong subforum.
If other games you play run fine, ruling out a sudden problem with your PC then you probably just have a slow PC and on slower PCs Swtor may run fine sometimes and lag badly other times even on same map. On fast PCs (cpu wise btw) whatever causes random lag isn't enough to affect them since they have lots of headroom.

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starwarsfansix
06.26.2016 , 07:22 AM | #4
Nope, this is the right forum because this doesn't happen outside of warzones. If I can run Crysis 3 on high settings, there's no reason this prehistoric engine should make trouble. As I said, this happens only in warzones and not just to me, I've talked with 5-6 other people and they experience the same thing.

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Romeugues
06.26.2016 , 08:18 AM | #5
Quote: Originally Posted by starwarsfansix View Post
Nope, this is the right forum because this doesn't happen outside of warzones. If I can run Crysis 3 on high settings, there's no reason this prehistoric engine should make trouble. As I said, this happens only in warzones and not just to me, I've talked with 5-6 other people and they experience the same thing.
Nope, still wrong, you want the support forum but I will indulge you for now.
You haven't listed your PC specs and haven't displayed any real technical knowledge. What you likely have in common with those people are slow cpus, you may well be able to Crysis 3(so could my old, slow pc) but your line of reasoning is severely flawed. Being able to play one game doesn't mean you can play all games, Crysis 3 is an order of a magnitude more efficient at rendering graphics than SWTOR, it isn't massively bottlenecked by CPUs.
If you used the search function you would know that lots of people have poor performance in SWTOR despite performing well in other, more graphically demanding titles. The reasoning is simple, SWTOR is an old engine, which isn't actually a good thing for performance and because it uses an old engine it can have serious CPU bottlenecks whereas newer games like Crysis 3 use the DX11 API, have decent multi-threading support and are well coded.
Warzones are one of the most demanding parts of the game btw, my old PC with a cpu from 2009 could play other parts of the game at 60 fps but would get 20-40 fps in warzones while being able to play Crysis 3 at 1440p, since I had a highend videocard.

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starwarsfansix
06.26.2016 , 09:01 AM | #6
Thanks for the detailed explanation, but that doesn't explain why this stuff started happening since yesterday. I've been playing since the trial program hit live and I've never had such crap performance except when around the fleet's GTN on peak hours with friendly player nameplates turned on. Please understand, I'm not talking about a freeze here and there during a full showdown between both teams. The second we are able to leave the spawn zone, the framerate pummels to the ground.
P.S. The support here is about as useful as a gas bottle in a forest fire so I won't even bother asking them for help.

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Romeugues
06.26.2016 , 09:36 AM | #7
Quote: Originally Posted by starwarsfansix View Post
Thanks for the detailed explanation, but that doesn't explain why this stuff started happening since yesterday. I've been playing since the trial program hit live and I've never had such crap performance except when around the fleet's GTN on peak hours with friendly player nameplates turned on. Please understand, I'm not talking about a freeze here and there during a full showdown between both teams. The second we are able to leave the spawn zone, the framerate pummels to the ground.
P.S. The support here is about as useful as a gas bottle in a forest fire so I won't even bother asking them for help.
I've found performance on SWTOR can change drastically for no reason when you have an older CPU, please list your specs and I could give you a few tips, one of them is try turning shadows completely off.
My old pc with a Phenom II 965 overclocked to 4ghz would sometimes run warzones at 45 fps or so with shadows on low or off(they kill perf on slow cpus) and sometimes I would have to quit playing for that night because I'd be getting 15 fps or less without a reason I could discern, though it would usually start be at least a little crap in spawn area but once spells etc started being casted my FPS would tank.

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starwarsfansix
06.26.2016 , 09:50 AM | #8
GTX 570 videocard, i7-2600k cpu, 8 gigs of RAM.

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AlrikFassbauer
06.26.2016 , 10:37 AM | #9
Perhaps simple overheating ? THe room temperature plays a role, too. And I don't know whether you have hot summer in your area or not.
Complex minds
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starwarsfansix
06.26.2016 , 11:02 AM | #10
It's hot outside, around 35 degrees, but inside the apartment is much, much more cooler so I don't think that's the problem.