one its funny in this thread ... why game in prefered comp. dont work smoth in low options...? if AoC wanna be MASS player game must be friendly and playable for players with standard comp's...no chance for MASS with only smothy play with top computers....
believe it or not but the game calculates alot more video than what you are really seeing on your screen such as e.g walls behind walls, water and other things in your surroundings even when you do not see them on your screen.
The game should not do that. And from some experimenting I've done, AoC seem to do a good job at not drawing non-visible stuff.
(Note that morrowind was notoriously bad at that, and that's a big reason why it required so powerful hardware to run smooth).
By the way, I've updated the graphics tweak settings a bit. With the new settings I get generally better FPS than the "Low" setting, and IMO a better picture. You can find the images and settings here.
Edit: Just for reference, my system is : 4gb ram, vista64 sp1, AMD Opteron 180 (dual core 2.4 ghz), GeForce 7800GT 256mb
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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 was having similar performance to you until I found a solution that was posted on these forums. There is a feature in RivaTuner that re-sets your video driver. This completely transformed my performance - not sure how or why.
My in game performance is not as good as most of you with an 8800 GTS due to my older 939 XP X2 4200 @2700 and 2GB RAM. I am however more than happy with the performance considering it's a MMO and how awesome the game looks.
My current game settings are 1680 x 1050 at high with view distance at about 2300, medium shadows, bloom on, x2 AA, things like grass and player draw distance are set low-ish. I will try turning off bloom to raise performance a bit because at the moment I am getting 17 to 28 in Tortage and 25 to 40 in the Wild Lands. I wish I was not such a graphics obsessive cause I hate turning things down.
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At 1440x900, high settings (shadows and textures are around medium), I get 35-40 fps outdoors, but I get stutterings when moving etc. This is a constant lowering of FPS down to 5.
As I read your post, improving my ram to 4gbs would help, but how would the 320mb ram of my GPU effect the performance overall?
I think the stuttering may be due to your 320MB on the card. I only have 2GB RAM and I am surprised that the stuttering is not as bad as I thought it was going to be. It's about the same for me as LOTRO and allot better than Vanguard.