I was looking into geting an 8800 but then id also have to buy a new PSU, and I suspect new fans to cool things down etc. The end result can be very pricey. I went for an 8600 1000mb in the end. I cant run the game in high settings but it looks nice for now and I get around 35fps.
I must say though, I am tempted to sell this and go for the whole kit as the game looks SOooooo nice.
Don't fall for a 8500 or 8600 card when a simple 8800gt is cheap as hell already as it is. You'll be very pleased when you see a decent 8800 series card (any with 512MB or more memory onboard) run this game
Yes, I would love some support as well, I'm sooooo disappointed that my systems cannot run AoC properly. I've got three PCs, all with different setups. On all of them it's stuttering on 10 FPS as soon as another player is in the vecinity, alone in small, boxed areas I can get over 20-25 FPS. Here are the specs, starting with the "best" one;
Core 2 Duo E4300@Stock Speed(1,80 GHz)
Asus P5N-e SLi
Corsair PC5300 1 GB x 2
Powercolor ATI x1950 Pro 256
Antec Sonata II 500W PSU
Second one is less than 3 years old;
AMD Athlon 64 3000+@Stock speed
Abit KN8 Ultra
PNY PC3200 1 GB x 2
PNY GeForce 7800GT 256
Random Antec case 400W PSU
Third one isn't at my place, but rough specs are;
PNY PC 3200 1 GB
GeForce 7600 GS
Don't know about the case and PSU
Now, the third system SHOULD run AoC very poorly, but all three systems work very similar when comparing the games, the third one even having just 1 GB RAM!!!
All are run on 20" Widescreen monitors and it makes no difference whatsoever to change resolution to lower settings. everything is on low and still just 10-15 FPS and all the stuttering going on.
Noted also that we play on 100/100 broadband connection, our ping is usually quite good at 50.
But please, tell me what to do, what to change, since I haven't got the money to buy 3 new top notch rigs to play one good game on...
Help is greatly appreciated.
I'm very sorry to bring the bad news to you but all 3 system are way too weak to enjoy this game. Sell all 3 and get 1 decent one imho. The stuttering is due to only 2GB or even *YIKES* 1GB. The low fps is a combination of weak cpu + weak graphics card. You won't get it better on your systems.
i dont get i got got a nice new laptop and aoc runs at 6-8 fps at all times it bloody annoying, annyhow i just checked my graphics card and its a 256 mb one lol!
A new laptop is like a new car: there are so many to choose from that one can hold 7 people but won't be the fastest, while another could be the fastest but barely have room for 2 people...buy the right one...
In your case obviously the graphics card is an onboard card with no real gamepower. You're lucky to even be able to start up the game Consider well before buying.
Whats this program and what does the compressing feature in it do? how often this should be done? are the loading times faster or what benefit does the compression do?
In your "funcom\age of conan" dir you will find a program called "simpleconfig.exe" If you start it up you get a few options. Running compression/defrag will optimize the games resource database files after adding new data to it through patches. It can make your game run better, especially after much patching. Results are very varied according to the many parameters. As long as you have backed up your funcom dir, It can never hurt to let it run while you sleep. DO BACKUP FIRST !!
is there anyone that knows what motherboard tht is supported by dell is compatible for a 8800GT series hehe :s?... cause motherboards and graphics cards i have nooooooooo clue about hehehe
many actually. Dell even sells gaming-rigs with 8800series cards on-board. They are all accessible through their website and the specs including the card are listed. Don't see how you could miss it honestly
Could I get a bit of help with my 'paging file', I think thats what it's called. My Notebook specs are:
CORE 2 DUO 2.33GHZ
2 x 2GB DDR2 PC5300
2 x NVIDIA GEFORCE GO 8700 GT 512MB (SLI)
2 x SEAGATE 160GB 7200RPM SATA
What size should I set my paging file to, to get best performance out of AOC?
Also, if I turn shadows off altogether I get real low FPS. Turn them back on and I get good FPS again, very strange isn't it?
about the pagefile: it's in the guide.
about shadows: you are right, I noticed this as well. The game appears to be "in favor of" certain video options"
there's not that much difference between those AA options. I would definately not buy a 26" for your setup if you have 25-35 frames right now. I'm afraid the insane resolution of 26" will kill your fps pretty much...let me know the results in case you decide to do it anyway =P
Intel Core Duo 805D - 2,67GHz
4GB DDR2 533 (3,25 in use only -> XP)
And how much do I get? 10-20FPS with permanent drops to 2-5FPS which makes it unplayable in these situations. It doesn´t matter, if I pick the high settings, the low settings, change the shader or the resolution. The FPS is always in a range about 10-20 with bad drops down to 2-5.
Even the "RivaTuner Fix" or Driver Cleaner and a new install of 175.16 driver changed something. So I would love to hear some good news about getting higher fps.
Tested Lord of the Rings Online right after AoC and it worked with 50-70FPS in Bree even on higher Details, so it is definitively a problem with AoC.
I fear you have a software configuration problem rather than a hardware issue. Your hardware seem ok in fact. Time for a clean format to Vista x64 sp1 with fresh install of the game, hard as it seems it will be worth it in the end.
vista 64bit home
On 1680x1050,everything on high,AA x1, no af,no bloom,shader3.0 and on high shadows i get something about 25 to 40 fps ( usually about 26 to 32 fps ) . When i turn the camera around or some places elsewhere sometimes i have alot of shuttering for 5 seconds and then it stops (goes down to 8fps)
There is something wrong with my system since i should not be running at this fps with these kind of settings.I am using the latest 175.16 whql drivers from nvidia.
I hope they fix this with the retail cd client because i am not happy at all
I notice you don't mention SP1 so I'll assume you don't have it. PLease install it since it's known to fix alot of performance issues with all games under Vista x64. That will be your starting point