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Spartan117jmc

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[Problem] + [Suggestion] Low FPS on Simulation Startup
« on: January 05, 2015, 02:27:28 PM »
I wonder if it would be possible to add the option to change so that the game launches in a blank empty space. Bacause when i fire up the game i have to crawl trough 3 FPS to reach the new button because the solar system murders my poor under-powered computer.

Thanks and regards: Spartan117JMC
« Last Edit: April 16, 2015, 11:34:35 AM by Spartan117jmc »

dylan

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Re: Low FPS on Simulation Startup
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2015, 08:11:15 PM »
I agree Dan should do that

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Re: Low FPS on Simulation Startup
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2015, 07:03:55 PM »
It's a reasonable request, and could be useful for troubleshooting. I'll bring it up with the team.

im4space

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Re: Low FPS on Simulation Startup
« Reply #3 on: January 08, 2015, 08:35:46 AM »
I think something changed with Alpha 11 that is causing the slowdown. With Alpha 10.1 at launch it started with 9 fps. All the updates starting with Alpha 11 it is 3 fps.

On another topic at launch Alpha 10.1 used less than 500 MB of RAM. Alpha 13 preview uses over 800 MB.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2015, 11:58:11 AM by im4space »

Spartan117jmc

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Re: Low FPS on Simulation Startup
« Reply #4 on: January 08, 2015, 11:05:14 AM »
Most likely has to do with Graphical improvements meaning the Solar system demands more Ram. that's my guess anyways :P

Spartan117jmc

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Re: Low FPS on Simulation Startup
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2015, 11:07:16 AM »
I usually run at 98-104'ish FPS when in-game.. as long as i'm in empty space xD
« Last Edit: January 08, 2015, 12:10:28 PM by Spartan117jmc »

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Re: Low FPS on Simulation Startup
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2015, 12:00:36 PM »
Follow up:

On my Core2 Duo E8400 CPU:
Now Alpha 14.1 runs 27 fps at launch, a huge speed up.
And Alpha 14.1 uses 890 MB of RAM.

Alpha 10.1 ran at 9 fps and used less than 500 MB of RAM.
Alpha 11 ran at 3 fps and used over 800 MB of RAM.
« Last Edit: March 02, 2015, 12:31:33 PM by im4space »

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Re: Low FPS on Simulation Startup
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2015, 08:24:14 AM »

Here are my Performance test scores for my 3 computers.

Home computer, Intel i7-860 2.80GHz, 4 GB RAM, Geforce GTX 750, Windows 7 Pro SP1 32-bit
                                      Verison    10.1   11.3   12.5   13.1   14.1a
 Geforce GTX 750 fps at startup       49       44      19      36        35
              Performance test score       45       45      11      16        26
 Regular CPU         fps at startup       18         5       3       12       40
              Performance test score       33       45      11      16       26
             
Laptop, Celeron N2830 2.16GHz, 4 GB RAM, Intel HD Graphics, Windows 8.1 64-bit
                                       Verison    10.1   11.3   12.5   13.1   14.1a
                              fps at startup      3.5        3        3     4.5        10
               Performance test score         7        7        6        5          6

Work, Core 2 Duo E8400 3.00GHz, 4 GB RAM, Intel G45/43 Express Chipset, Windows 10 Pro Technical Preview Build 10049 64-bit           
                                       Verison    10.1   11.3   12.5   13.1   14.1a
                              fps at startup         7        3        3      13        26
               Performance test score         *        9        8        6          8
                                                            * Didn't complete
« Last Edit: April 14, 2015, 08:42:17 AM by im4space »

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Re: [Problem] + [Suggestion] Low FPS on Simulation Startup
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2015, 11:40:59 AM »
Thank you, it's great to have thorough comparison data like this.