Performance Issue: Massive slow down/hanging.

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Re: Performance Issue: Massive slow down/hanging.

Post by dcruzer » Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:21 pm

Hi,

I have been following this thread, hoping for a fix. So far, none, right? The /nocache, and the patching, don't work to resolve the lag, right?

My contribution for the day: I postulate the lag issues come on more strongly when we play any of the GC's...
What do you think?

In any case, I am still enjoying it. Just "deal" with the long "old fashioned" lag, especially when trying to move aircraft. It's kinda circa 1990's... )))

IF and WHEN this is fixed, can you make sure it is a sticky (top of thread) for a few days, so I can find it.
Thanks

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Re: Performance Issue: Massive slow down/hanging.

Post by Kolaris » Wed Mar 09, 2016 5:55 pm

No solution yet. Checking this thread daily as well. I'm only playing the GC so I can't say if it's worse, but apparently running the game with Steam completely turned off will help. However you can't do this when playing the GC, so I'm stuck atm.
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Re: Performance Issue: Massive slow down/hanging.

Post by VPaulus » Wed Mar 09, 2016 6:11 pm

I'm sorry guys, but we are still looking at this.

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Re: Performance Issue: Massive slow down/hanging.

Post by HalfLifeExpert » Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:23 am

looks like A new steam client update came out today. I havent had a chance to play PzC so i dont know if i am affected with this problem or not, or know if this update fixed it.

http://store.steampowered.com/news/?feed=steam_client

But a line in the release notes for the new update does look like it may help with this issue:

"Reduced CPU usage and improved frame rates for some D3D9 and OpenGL games launched through Steam"

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Re: Performance Issue: Massive slow down/hanging.

Post by Hurinowski » Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:12 am

Playing without running steam works for me too. No lag so far if i start the game directly from panzercorps.exe.

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Re: Performance Issue: Massive slow down/hanging.

Post by smokeybear » Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:40 am

HalfLifeExpert wrote:looks like A new steam client update came out today. I havent had a chance to play PzC so i dont know if i am affected with this problem or not, or know if this update fixed it.

http://store.steampowered.com/news/?feed=steam_client

But a line in the release notes for the new update does look like it may help with this issue:

"Reduced CPU usage and improved frame rates for some D3D9 and OpenGL games launched through Steam"

One scenario and then immediately back to lagging at the start of Sevastopol.

I have some physical media and have installed that, (with some lagging on the install autorun, not known why, it did nothing for about a minute or so then I have to tease it to start by opening the disc and relevant .exe's for PC and GC's), upgraded that installation to 1.24, and everything is fine. It found my saved games so I have some functionality there but would need to buy physical of 2 dlcs to be where I am with Steam Library.

The disc installation is running just fine.

(Windows 10 64bit)

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Re: Performance Issue: Massive slow down/hanging.

Post by Sartarius1 » Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:02 am

Any info about the problem or fix ETA?

I mean it is not that gamebreakeing as restart takes about 2-5 seconds but still.

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Re: Performance Issue: Massive slow down/hanging.

Post by Collieafc » Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:13 pm

Sartarius1 wrote:Any info about the problem or fix ETA?

I mean it is not that gamebreakeing as restart takes about 2-5 seconds but still.
When its fixed, Im guessing. One does not simply type up a code fix in a few minutes\hours\days, even when they can replicate the issue.

It probably doesnt help that its a Steam change that has "Broke" the game - The game code itself seems to be fine, as no Steam involvement instantly fixes the issue - and I would guess that Steam dont just give out their code freely to analyse, so the devs are probably working a bit blind to try and find a fix - this will add more time.

At least there is a workaround, which is something. And recognition of the issue - the team (Mods and devs) have been sharp so far to see about getting on top of the matter.

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Re: Performance Issue: Massive slow down/hanging.

Post by fliegenderstaub » Fri Mar 11, 2016 3:26 pm

I am experiencing the same problem after about ten minutes playing. Seemed to start with 1.25. I didn't have any problems like these before. I don't own neither Sea Lion nor Soviet Corps.
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Re: Performance Issue: Massive slow down/hanging.

Post by Kolaris » Sat Mar 12, 2016 6:29 am

One thing I don't believe has been mentioned is how suddenly the slowdown begins. I'll have no lag whatsoever, go to select my next unit, and there's now a 1.5s delay for everything.

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Re: Performance Issue: Massive slow down/hanging.

Post by smokeybear » Sat Mar 12, 2016 7:26 am

One more point that may not be related:-

On the physical game rather than Steam I have invisible Russian units at Sevastopol, but visible on the Steam version. Found it when I selected an artillery unit which targeted it.

I exited and reloaded both to see if that corrected it but it doesn't.

Odd, never had that happen before, no more posts on that here unless asked as it may be off topic.

None too worried but thought it worth a mention.

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Re: Performance Issue: Massive slow down/hanging.

Post by captainjack » Tue Mar 15, 2016 8:32 pm

I don't use Steam but I have started getting pauses since installing Soviet Corps.
These show up as a sudden freeze in action - eg can't select a unit or a target, an attack animation freezes part way through.
It lasts for about 5 to 10 seconds and then goes back to normal again. It's not every game, and hasn't happened enough to see if there's a pattern such as only when playing more than a certain number of turns.

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Re: Performance Issue: Massive slow down/hanging.

Post by Sartarius1 » Wed Mar 16, 2016 7:28 am

I also noticed (steam version) that lag became less frequent. Sometimes I can play half a mission (8-10 turns) without any lag. With selecting airplanes it became worse more often than other units. Still this issue occurs 100% after some amount of playtime.

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Re: Performance Issue: Massive slow down/hanging.

Post by Sharkyzero » Fri Mar 18, 2016 5:35 pm

Hey folks, I wanted to put in my experience with the slowdown. I'm above 700 hours of play at this stage and I've been experiencing the slowdown for some time now (well before Soviet Corps was even announced). I can't recall exactly when it started, but I've been purchasing the DLC almost religiously after release and my hunch is that the performance problems have only happened after the additional content was installed. I'm using the Steam version if this is helpful in any way.

I've become a slowdown/exit/restart player for the past few months and I'd love to know how to fix this nuisance.

*Just renamed audio folder to include the underscore with no success in elimination of the slowdown. Time to slowdown was approximately 10-15min.*

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Re: Performance Issue: Massive slow down/hanging.

Post by dcruzer » Fri Mar 18, 2016 11:57 pm

STEAM,
can you give us an update on the fix/intent to fix? It's been a while since you commented.

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Re: Performance Issue: Massive slow down/hanging.

Post by smokeybear » Mon Mar 21, 2016 5:21 pm

There must be a reason why I am now seeing posts on other topics on this thread, if there is I would suggest there is no need to confuse the issue raised.

There has been a recent Steam update, which has had no effect on the hanging and slowdown issues reported.

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Re: Performance Issue: Massive slow down/hanging.

Post by Stormbringer » Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:27 pm

We are alone smokeybear, steam and slitherine teams make nothing. After more 400 hours playing Panzer Corps I'm very sade and I quit...
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Re: Performance Issue: Massive slow down/hanging.

Post by Ralle » Mon Mar 21, 2016 8:04 pm

I bet Slitherine is doing something.
When the next DLC comes out, there`ll sure be a new patch also. Maybe then they`ll fix it.
At least I hope so.

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Re: Performance Issue: Massive slow down/hanging.

Post by Rhialto2 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 10:11 pm

Seeing this problem too. Playing Steam version and Afrika Korps expansion. Just came back to game last week after a while away and nothing else has changed other than patches. Same computer. Not quite unplayable but nearly so.

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Re: Performance Issue: Massive slow down/hanging.

Post by VPaulus » Wed Mar 23, 2016 9:50 am

Have you tried the workaround?

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