Insight, tips, tricks. No chat plz.

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Re: Insight, tips, tricks. No chat plz.

Post by 0verzeal0us » Mon Jul 13, 2020 9:09 pm

Thankfully, 1.7 hotfix 5 is meant to fix this 😊
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Post by Spawnsy » Tue Jul 14, 2020 4:06 pm

Zel mate: please don't quote the post immediately above your own. If you're referring back to a post made a while ago, fair enough. Thanks.
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Re: Insight, tips, tricks. No chat plz.

Post by peglegswansoon » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:04 pm

Regarding the annoying lag/stuttering that started after the latest update: @Spawnsy and I have figured out a temporary fix. When the stuttering starts, Edit: No settings change needed, just go to the Video options and click Apply! The stuttering should be gone for a few minutes at least. You're free to change the setting back again afterwards if you want. I find I need to do it maybe 2-3 times in a full round, every 10-12 minutes or so.

Some nerdy speculation: I suspect the cause of the stutter is a leak - perhaps memory, or maybe threads getting stuck/not terminating. Basically the game is taking resources (memory/worker threads) from your PC (mainly GPU?) but not releasing them when it's finished using them. So instead of re-using them later it will just take more. After a while your PC runs out of resources to give, or at least runs low enough on them that it has a noticeable performance impact, which makes the game stutter! That might also explain why @Spriggs's PC fans started going crazy while he was playing - everything is going into overdrive to keep up with the increasing demand on your system. When you update your Video settings I guess it forces the game to release whatever stuck resources it was using, and start the cycle from the beginning again.

If that is the case, you could even try doing the fix preemptively whenever you die, it might stop you from experiencing the stutter entirely!
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Re: Insight, tips, tricks. No chat plz.

Post by Chimp » Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:25 pm

Thanks Peg
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Re: Insight, tips, tricks. No chat plz.

Post by eyzpick » Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:29 am

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Re: Insight, tips, tricks. No chat plz.

Post by Spriggs » Thu Sep 10, 2020 11:59 am

peglegswansoon wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 9:04 pm
Some nerdy speculation: I suspect the cause of the stutter is a leak - perhaps memory, or maybe threads getting stuck/not terminating. Basically the game is taking resources (memory/worker threads) from your PC (mainly GPU?) but not releasing them when it's finished using them. So instead of re-using them later it will just take more. After a while your PC runs out of resources to give, or at least runs low enough on them that it has a noticeable performance impact, which makes the game stutter! That might also explain why Spriggs's PC fans started going crazy while he was playing - everything is going into overdrive to keep up with the increasing demand on your system. When you update your Video settings I guess it forces the game to release whatever stuck resources it was using, and start the cycle from the beginning again.
Some solid pondering matey, thanks for the info :D
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Re: Insight, tips, tricks. No chat plz.

Post by Ztranier » Thu Sep 10, 2020 1:45 pm

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Re: Insight, tips, tricks. No chat plz.

Post by peglegswansoon » Thu Sep 10, 2020 8:33 pm

In the dev livestream today, they announced another potential fix for the stuttering.

In Steam, set the launch option "-NoGlobalInvalidation". That's it. If you're already using another launch option like "-dx12" you can use both, just separate them with a space :)

Thanks to Bob on Discord for pointing out that the devs posted the wrong option, I've updated this post.

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