Bug from Beta era back, When GUI enabled performance/fps is halved
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Join Date: Dec 2007
01-25-2012, 06:36 AM
I seem to be having the exact same problem since recently. Not sure if it's patch related or not, but it sure is annoying.
At first I thought this was an issue with the inventory window, which I described
, but now that I tried Alt+F12 I also noticed significant increase in game's overall performance, so it must be the HUD.
Windows XP Home Edition SP3
AMD Athlon II X2 240 (2.81GHz)
3,12 GB RAM (2x 4GB RAM inserted, but my OS doesn't support more than ~3,25GB)
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460
The reason I'm not sure whether this was introduced with any recent patch is that I did change my RAM (from 2x1GB) around the time F2P went live and wasn't able to play for about a week (a couple of patches), but I do remember having similar issues before, like the one described in my topic above. That one was fixed though, and aside from that I was able to play normally before. It's just now that I can barely operate with my inventory.
Anyways, the game itself runs perfectly fine, as well as any other applications, and it's only the UI that reduces the framerate significantly - especially windows such as the inventory, accolade journal, or fleet news.
/showfps 1 shows something like this on average
~60fps with no UI at all
~40-50 fps with basic UI
~20 with inventory etc. window opened