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botf game optimization

Post by redhat » Mon Dec 07, 2009 5:41 pm

as im sure everyone knows, the more you progress in the game, i.e. turn wise, the longer each turn takes to complete. i have checked around the last few days (i am new to these forums) and have sadly discovered that there is no complete fix. i was therefore wondering if there was anything i could do to help combat this slowdown...any tips or tricks with my system that could help optimize game play. thanks!

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Post by Transwarp » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:32 pm

Welcome to botf on behalf of all members,

Golden rule: The larger the galaxy, the worse the slowdown.

But normally everbody chooses a large galaxy as playground, and so do I.

Well, here is what I do when playing to prevent the game from lagging:

1. On the main galaxy screen, you can deselect some optional displays:
a) Deselct trade routes (signifcantly enhances game performance)
b) Also deselect system names (speeds turns up even more)

2. Also save your game once in a while (I do so about every 25 turns), quit it and reload it. You'll notice the difference.

I myself now do not have any more troubles as regards lagging until turn 500 or so. And I usually finish a game at turn 300.

Give it a try and let us know your results,

Transwarp

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Post by KrazeeXXL » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:43 pm

we've got quite a few threads here @afc about this topic. but as you're new...

the short version of things which also will help:

- memory manager
- destroy AI ships (includes the millions of routes the ai sets up every turn in its infinite wisdom)

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Post by redhat » Tue Dec 08, 2009 9:45 pm

hey thanks guys i appreciate it...and sorry i'm havin ya post again on stuff i'm sure you've covered 30 or 40 thousand times lol
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Post by KrazeeXXL » Wed Dec 09, 2009 1:48 pm

as I stumbled across afc the first time I acted the same way :lol:

I mean no one can demand to read everything in a forum and then 3 years later finally answering a question ;) But the search function isn't that bad either.

If I had more time, I'd write a troubleshoothing guide or something like that for the BotF wiki. But atm I'm snowed under with work.

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Post by redhat » Wed Dec 09, 2009 5:51 pm

thanks for the tip....i'll try searching first from now on before i start buggin ya guys again :)
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