Optimize the game fast, pls



  • Hi, I bought the Chivalry yesterday and I think it has a very fun gameplay. But, how is it possible that a game with Unreal Engine runs that horrible like Chivalry does? I have an old PC but I played dozens of games with that Engine and most of them ran smoothly while still looking very good. I have a Phenom 2 X3 705e Processor with 2,5 Ghz and a Radeon HD 5750, that means I pass the official system requirements, but look how horrible this game looks on my PC: http://i.imgur.com/G1KxB.jpg

    Every setting is the lowest and I am only playing with 1280x1024 with only 4xMSAA, also the settings in the driver are the lowest, so WTF, it still runs with only 35-55 fps, wtf?

    This is really horrible, it looks disgusting and still doesn’t feel smooth. Worst is, that there are other games like for example Battlefield Bad Company 2, which has larger maps, looks better and stuff and it runs smooth on low-medium setting with 50-70 fps. Please optimize the game because thats really bad for people who have slow or older pcs but think: well i pass the sys reqs and other UE Games run well so I am going to buy this.

    It wouldn’t be that bad when the game was shit anyway, but it’s really fun to play thats why I give a fuck.



  • My suggestion would be turn off MSAA, it can probably afford you some performance to use on more important graphical features than eliminating some jagged edges. Any form of anti-aliasing is pretty taxing.

    Without MSAA I’d guess you could probably get 50-60fps on medium settings which is more or less expected from a computer that is just a notch above minimum requirements.



  • Your system barely basses the minimum. Barely.

    What did you expect?



  • Many game engines are living, growing things. Just because you played a few older Unreal games doesn’t mean you can play the next generation with the same hardware. The Unreal 3 engine is old, but is by no means a slouch on delivering the eyecandy and a current generation title.

    The 5750 isn’t really all that powerful of a card either, and the tri core 2.5 Phenom isn’t helping. As Mkilbride said, you barely meet the system requirements.

    Ditch the multi sampling and keep shadows on low. Turn off the extras like motion blur and bloom and you might be able to grab a respectable fps.



  • As Kelet mentioned, turn off AA if you haven’t done so already. AA kills fps, and the game will still look great without it.



  • Well, the problem is, that there a many games, which just look better but run smoother, which means that the game needs to be optimised.

    But maybe you are right, I shouldn’t expect too much from a small developer like Torn Banner Studio, I guess that it is a lot of work to make goodlooking games run smooth on older hardware, but I still think that people might be pissed when they see that their pc can handle games like Battlefield 3 in atleast OK looking and then cannot run Chivalry, while it has much smaller maps, no destruction etc.



  • It is not just about how a game looks. It is a huge battlefield with a lot of actions and calculations. So it might be taxing to your CPU, which is not a good one.



  • this is funny :D

    Your computer is bad, bad computer gets low FPS.
    Please tell me how you get 60 fps on high in crysis.



  • @pulsar:

    this is funny :D

    Your computer is bad, bad computer gets low FPS.
    Please tell me how you get 60 fps on high in crysis.

    Well I am repeating myself, but I wouldn’t complain when there weren’t examples that you can have use CPU and GPU Power more efficient: Look at Bad Company 2 -> The maps are much larger have more details ans stuff in it like tanks. But most important is, that you can destroy alot of stuff in Bad Company 2, and we all know that these physics-effects are all calculated by the CPU.

    “It is a huge battlefield with a lot of actions and calculations. So it might be taxing to your CPU, which is not a good one.”

    That I can play BC2 smooth on medium with 50-70 fps, even when there are obviously more cpu calculations then in Chivalry proofs that Chivlary is not optimised.

    Another good example is Red Orchestra 2 which I also own. It runs much better then Chivlary but also here, the maps are larger, 64 players, cpu calculated physic destruction and it uses the same engine as Chivlary.

    You also mentioned Crysis, which I also played on this PC, and yea of course I can’t get 60 fps on high but it runs smooth on medium with much better effects (just look at the fire in Chivlary) and stuff.

    I think it’s not a matter of discussion, it’s just a fact that Chivlary needs optimisation, because it can’t use the ressources efficient. Also it is important for games to run well on as much PCs as possible, because when you look at stats (from Steam e.g.) you’ll see that most peoples pcs are not highend but low end.



  • I have to admit that the game isnt very good optimized.
    I have same problems with my rig.
    I have to turn down most of the settings to reach stable playable fps. For Example i can run Red Orchestra with most Settings on Ultra with Frames from 40 to 60 (Fps are capped).
    My Rig:
    Phenom II x4 965 3,4 ghz
    4gb Ram 1333 MHZ
    Sapphire Radeon hd 6850 oc
    Win 7 64 bit (Installed yesterday, with fresh new drivers)
    Hard disk defragmentated.
    Dont keep saying that this game needs better Hardware!!!



  • Well, I changed some driver settings and the game is running better now, but seriously: no autobalance and no auto kick of highpingers… Come on, you must be kiddin, it’s not like chivalry is the first multiplayer game ever! I mean, even Counter-Strike had these these things while it was Beta.

    Well when I get a new PC and these things get fixed, I am sure it will become a great game!



  • There is autobalance - it isn’t enabled on most servers for some reason.

    Auto kicking people with a high ping seems unfair to me, and something that should be up to server administrators. A ping kick as a server-side option is something I would support for those who want to use it.



  • @SlyGoat:

    Auto kicking people with a high ping seems unfair to me

    Actually, auto kicking is standard in almost every online game. It is unfair that some players with 250-300 ping stay on the server and ruin the game for all other players, so for me it’s most important that severs integrate this.



  • maybe more Ram? I have got a Phenom 955 Processor and a GTX 560 ti Grafics card and 8 gb ram + Win 7 64 Bit and this game runs smootly on highest settings… I dont know what problems all of you have, my pc isnt the best either, but it works for me… i think you just need maybe more ram? lol



  • @LordSteve:

    I have to admit that the game isnt very good optimized.
    I have same problems with my rig.
    I have to turn down most of the settings to reach stable playable fps. For Example i can run Red Orchestra with most Settings on Ultra with Frames from 40 to 60 (Fps are capped).
    My Rig:
    Phenom II x4 965 3,4 ghz
    4gb Ram 1333 MHZ
    Sapphire Radeon hd 6850 oc
    Win 7 64 bit (Installed yesterday, with fresh new drivers)
    Hard disk defragmentated.
    Dont keep saying that this game needs better Hardware!!!

    I have a similiar setup and am getting horrible fps on low settings… I 100% agree on the optimization issue.



  • @SlyGoat:

    There is autobalance - it isn’t enabled on most servers for some reason.

    Auto kicking people with a high ping seems unfair to me, and something that should be up to server administrators. A ping kick as a server-side option is something I would support for those who want to use it.

    High-pingers desync servers. Not having ping-kick on by default is unfair to all the other people who know how to find a server that has decent ping for them.



  • @SlyGoat:

    There is autobalance - it isn’t enabled on most servers for some reason.

    I’ve seen many people complain about the autobalance firing much too frequently, which may have resulted in many people just disabling it. On my server I just increased the time between balance checks. Now it’s not forcing team changes multiple times per minute.



  • I hope they look into optimizing more. Sometimes in battles I feel weird stuttering that I’m sure I shouldn’t. It’s only on certain maps and so on.

    I noticed in the ini this setting, turned it on and I noticed it ran better, but I’m not sure if it was placeboo or it actually did, anyone has any idea what this does exactly, it’s found in the game’s folder/engine/config/baseengine.txt

    lines I changed go like this :

    ;If the server is starting to take too long to do each frame, this will automatically tradeoff increased network use for decreased CPU use
    bAllowRelevancyAutoAdjust=FALSE
    ;A more aggressive way of decreasing CPU use; sort of like having the Auto Adjust always going at medium strength. Can combine with the above setting.
    bNoComplexPawnRelevancy=FALSE
    ;Even more aggressive. Can also combine with bAllowRelevancyAutoAdjust, but this is almost at full strength on its own. This includes bNoComplexPawnRelevancy, there’s no need to combine both.
    bAllPawnsAlwaysRelevant=FALSE

    Only have changed the FIRST TWO, I put TRUE then I saved, not sure what exactly the description means, the only reason I thought to edit those two is because my net is good so I don’t worry about the net. So any ideas?

    Does anyone know any tweaks for ini’s that would boost FPS at no graphical cost?



  • Wait what? More optimization threads? The people that are having trouble have something wrong with their rigs. Stop browsing porn.

    gtx260
    Q8800 intel quad core.
    4 gigs of ddr2 1333mhz ram

    My machine runs this game great. Either we got a bunch of computer noobs with a machine full of malware, or there is something strange going on here.



  • @Maciver:

    Wait what? More optimization threads? The people that are having trouble have something wrong with their rigs. Stop browsing porn.

    gtx260
    Q8800 intel quad core.
    4 gigs of ddr2 1333mhz ram

    My machine runs this game great. Either we got a bunch of computer noobs with a machine full of malware, or there is something strange going on here.

    Yeah, your rig is ancient man. But do you mean Q6600 or Q8400?


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