Steam v1.25 bug?

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Steam v1.25 bug?

Post by prattaa » Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:39 pm

Apologies if this has already been posted but it would appear that a performance killing bug snuck through with the last game update on Steam. After about 10-15 minutes performance noticeably decreases (choppy animations, stuttering sounds, delayed map scrolling, etc.). Closing the game and relaunching will fix it until it returns after another 10-15 minutes. There are a few mentions on the Steam forums from other users as well.

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Re: Steam v1.25 bug?

Post by Rood » Sat Mar 05, 2016 9:02 am

Noticed it today as well. I was in the deployment screen and clicking on a unit took 2 seconds before it was selected and I could upgrade it's strength.

I already looked at my Task Manager to see what was eating my resources...did not notice anything.

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Re: Steam v1.25 bug?

Post by Akkula » Sat Mar 05, 2016 6:04 pm

Strange. I playing Steam PzC 1.25 without any issues so far.
Maybe try at the Tech Support?
Eastern Front: Soviet Storm (v1.96): http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=147&t=50342
Modern Conflicts (v1.1): http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=147&t=72062

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Re: Steam v1.25 bug?

Post by Collieafc » Sun Mar 06, 2016 12:13 pm

Funny you post this as I was about to create a new thread for the same thing. I searched the forum a few days ago but at the time could not find a mention so was wondering if it was just me!

My symptoms are the same - game starts fine but after about 15 minutes or so the framerate gets slower and slower and slower until its nearly unplayable. After 15 mins, the below all start to happen and get progressively worse:
Scrolling the screen will result in a delay of up to 5 seconds - as will selecting any unit
Units actually moving starts to look jumpy
When awarding heroes, instead of getting the notification screen, the game will hang for a second, then flash the award screen and go back to the map - you only know you have a hero because the dot appears under the unit.
AI moves become very laggy too - and retreats just show units immediately teleport from one hex to an adjacent hex
This happens on all maps I have played but is particularly noticable and gameplay affecting from Sealion 40 onwards (I can only do 1 turn of Moscow 41 before having to restart the game)
Restarting the game properly (Close and re-enter) fixes the problems for 15 mins before they start again.

So far I have tried:
I done a test where I started Moscow 41 and just left the game open for 20 minues doing nothing (no unit moves etc), as I went out to the shops and came back. The lag was present when I returned so does not appear to be a player action causing this.
Completely uninstalled both my hard copy of Panzer Corps (Got it on disk before it was on Steam) and my Steam copy in case there was a conflict (They were on different hard drives). Restarted my PC and reinstalled only the Steam copy - issue still persisted
PC specs and performance are not an issue - Im running 16GB RAM, 6-core 3.3GHz CPU and GeForce 730 graphics card - very much overkill for Panzer Corps! (On WIn 7 Pro 64-bit). NO extra background tasks are running.
The game behaves as if it is leaking memory or computer is running out of system resource, but its resource use within task manager does not go out of control, and PC is fine otherwise, I can open other stuff easily even with Panzer Corps running - it is only Panzer Corps that slows down.
Until 1.25 I never had an issue with the game ever - think its one of the few games I have had thats never crashed, certainly very stable. This issue has ONLY started after installation of 1.25 (I do not have Soviet Corps but do have AK and AC)
I have not made any real system changes since before 1.25
I have no mods

If it is a serious issue that needs fixed, is there an option to roll back to the previous update? I only ask as 1.25 is making tis otherwise great game unplayable :(

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Re: Steam v1.25 bug?

Post by Stormbringer » Sun Mar 06, 2016 6:27 pm

Sorry for my poor english,
I have de the same probleme when i play with Legacy of versailles Mods, I don't have this bug when i'm playing Sea Lion and Soviet Corps with balance mod actived.
I precise i have win 10 on my pc.
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Re: Steam v1.25 bug?

Post by Hollowlolo » Sun Mar 06, 2016 8:23 pm

Same problem here. And I only got the basic PzCorps edition....
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Re: Steam v1.25 bug?

Post by Longasc » Sun Mar 06, 2016 11:38 pm

I noticed this, too.

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Re: Steam v1.25 bug?

Post by Rood » Mon Mar 07, 2016 4:38 pm

Played a few games/scenarios yesterday, during normal gameplay I didn't notice anything, it still seemed the deployment/reserve units window lagged a bit but nothing like before.

Could it (have) be(en) a Steam issue?

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Re: Steam v1.25 bug?

Post by prattaa » Mon Mar 07, 2016 7:35 pm

I found another topic in the tech support forum.

http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtop ... 46&t=70788

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