Look, I’ve been complaining about performance issues since I started, which was around 0.6.8 I think, but GOD DAMN. I gotta give praise when it’s deserved as well.
I was hoping I could hold myself back from the curiosity of playing until at least 0.8.0, so I would have A LOT of content to go through, but I read the patch notes for 0.7.4 and saw the performance improvement part, and I said to myself “hey, I should test this new version and see how it’s going”, and DAMN performance has improved A LOT.
My FPS prior to it, playing with everything on either minimum or off was never a fixed number, and never went above 40-45ish, which was ATROCIOUS given my PC isn’t even close to a potato. (I’m more on the medium-high end of things.)
I can now run the game on Ultra on a steady, STEADY, 50fps. Not my ideal number, but I did try it just to see how it would look/work. This is a MASSIVE improvement.
EHG, congratulations are very much in order here. Whoever you guys hired to help solve the performance issues, please shake their hands for me. This is beyond incredible.
Edit: Quick side note, after I played a lot more, I still notice slight (note, really slight, but they are there, although not anywhere near how it was) FPS drops in areas with a lot of light sources. Not well lit areas, the outside areas have been a breeze, but areas with a lot of torches/foundries/whatnot. The lighting artefacts emanating of those objects are acting weird, usually causing some lag, but as soon as you leave them behind, or even just move a little further from them, not even completely out of their sight, everything goes back to normal. And since I’m already here, the re-spec dude(tte) is not working.