We all have been running into the stuttering. TO CRYPTIC: Please fix the stuttering problem before beta. I rolled back my drivers....reduced settings and still stuttering. I run a geforce nvidia 260. Please preform a hotfix or something I would like to enjoy star trek online =(
This was posted and works. I couldn't roll back my driver to the 190.62. I run Windows 7 x64 and it told me that that patch was for a x32 so it would not install.
I can now run, jump, and see people moving smoothly and its nice to see again.
These are the changes that I made.
Right click onto your desktop and Click on Nvidia Control Panel. Go to "Adjust Image Settings with Preview". Then put a dot next to "Use my preference emphasizing". I did performance. All the way to the left. Then click apply. (NOTE: I did this while running STO and each time went back in to see the difference.) Then in STO, I took Anit-Alising and turned it off. Then I put Shadows on Medium. (NOTE: There is still a very...VERY slight studder. But not enough to hinder your play on the ground. If you still don't like that the put the shadows on Low.) I then took my Bloom Quality and put that on Low. Problem fixed. At least for not. The game still looks amazing, Space is playable, and Ground is playable.
I do agree that in Closed Beta Ground was smooth with everything on high while also having the newest driver for my duel Nvidia GTX 275 Cards. After the 1/13/10 patch for the servers that kept going down, Ground went haywire. But remember that there is a bigger picture here. When you patch one thing something else becomes effected. It's a domino effect. Stop comparing this game to CO or other games. As far as I know CO doesn't have your characters go in space. That video I watched was all ground battles. Just that he then flew in the air. As far as I know there was ground below him. Funny but space is not effected. REMEMBER that we are BETA TESTING. I know you all don't want to hear it. But, this is what we are here for. To give them this information so that we don't have a repeat of CO or any other game. Beta=NOT FINAL GAME.
Please post if ANY of the information I gave you all helped. Or if anything else you tried out makes this situation better. Thanks Everyone!
This exact method worked for me too. I'm running a Q6600 Intel Core2Quad with an 8800GT and my problems were solved by setting 'Application decide' in 'Adjust settings with preview' windows of my Nvidia drivers. Then in game, turning off anti-aliasing and lowering shadow quality. I can tamper with other settings with no change, so these two options seem like the biggest hit on the stuttering issue.
I do not want this to be the permanent solution to the problem but am now happy I can play the game. It was unplayable before this solution. I hope Cryptic fix this problem soon, it can't be purely related to bad hardware. This is a software problem.
I'm experiencing much more than a 'bit' of stuttering and has continually got worse throughout the closed beta and now the open beta is unplayable. This is also the same in Champions online, which i'm unable to play also. Every few seconds, the fps drops to less than 1, with frame times in excess of 1000ms, then recovers back to a solid 60+ on maximum settings for a few seconds and repeat. I cannot understand how it is a driver issue, I have absolutely no problems in other games or in my own graphics applications (c++,opengl and cuda). Using an old driver is not an option for me, i just won't play or pay until this is fixed.
My Specs are:
nVidia Geforce GTX 285, Driver version 195.62
Windows Vista x64
Intel Core i7 920
6 GB DDR3
Last night I realized that the Windows nVidia control panel has an STO profile. You have to uncheck the box for "Show only installed programs" to see it in the dropdown.
I then changed these settings:
Antialiasing - Mode to Enhance the application settings
Antialiasing - Setting to 8Q
Threaded Optimization to On
When I ran the game it was almost perfect. There was no stuttering in ground combat or anywhere else except a very occasional one in star base 24, and I'm assuming that it could be caused by the fact that it probably has the most players in it at any given time.
Oh by he way I am using the latest nVidia drivers.
Hope this works for others, please post your results.
EDIT: Sorry not star base 24 but the main home base star base, I forget what the designation is, sorry
I already know all that. You did not read the msg. If the programmers programmed the game for the 64bit enviornment then this game would be even more amazing. Since it is designed in 32 bit it will not utilize the 64 bit enviornment and that if you still have XP, individuals who like me presfer to build our own machines, create dual boot systems and can maintain a hard drive running XP for programs that are still not designed for 64 bit. Microsoft is at fault for not following Apple's route of dropping 32bit completely.
The two settings that need to change for a smooth frame rate are:
Shadows: Low Even medium creates stuttering.
Screen space ambient occlusion: Off (It cut my FPS in half with it on.)
With those two settings changed I can have all other settings up on high... including 8x AA. With these two settings unchanged, changing every other setting in the game did not help me enough to make it playable.