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  1. @Chew_Kok_Long I agree. There's no reason his specs should be under performing so horrendously. I'd say corrupt driver install or some bloatware is the cause. @moppel Have you tried deleting the Squad file in AppData manually (not through the game!) and then restarting Steam to verify your Squad files? If you have, please considering downloading DDU, restarting your PC into Safe Mode and uninstalling your drivers. Then reboot normally and find the latest drivers for your GPU (W10 & W7 64bit) and install them and reboot again. If you have already done those steps and found no help from them, then take a look at your computer temps. Is your CPU or GPU heating up? If they look normal, make sure the game isn't starting off Intel intergrated graphics but your GPU. I believe you can do this through the Nvidia control panel. You can also check whether Squad is using iGPU or GPU in %localappdata%\squad log files. They most likely did spend countless hours pouring over data to offer some sort of optimization so that testing the game is actually possible, but that doesn't mean what I said isn't true and trying to disregard my statement by making it seem like I am throwing their work out as nothing is playing at extremes. What they have released now is not what many in the gaming community (the same who attack AAA companies even) would call "real optimization". There hasn't been any real optimization because it is an alpha and it won't get it for a while. I'll use what I've been saying because isn't inaccurate at all. While they have released some optimization patches, we haven't to this gotten the real optimization yet that comes with beta or even release. I don't see how there is room to argue this. Would you actually call the optimization we have gotten "the real" optimization we're going to get later on when their intent isn't even to offer that just yet (because of alpha status)? No, I should think you wouldn't, unless you have an uber computer and the poor optimization we have right now doesn't bother you whatsoever.
  2. The R9 290 is actually still a really good card. The problem with Squad is optimization. I can't believe some people are actually arguing against it. It is an alpha, after all, with basically no real optimization in it.
  3. A solution to better performance where optimization is failing should never be "upgrade your PC" when optimization itself can fix the problems, though yes, I'm aware they have only done a small part of optimization. That's why I said they aren't as good as they will be post-alpha, as there is very little optimization going on right now. First, cool jump on such weak hardware, that's awesome progress. Second and lastly; optimization is seemingly a lot worse for AMD hardware it appears though. For us, the "lot of people", it gets to be an "ouch" every update. Some updates things don't get worse or slightly better, but in my experience, it almost always gets worse.
  4. If that's the best they can do then ouch for a lot of people. I used to be able to play at High-Epic, now barely low. Game is either getting extremely more demanding every update than it was in June 2016 or optimizations aren't as as good as they will be post alpha.
  5. Hopefully some optimization gets here quick. I realize that it generally comes after alpha, but maybe they'll take pity on us. lol
  6. Alpha 9.15

    For the i5-4670k, the stock runs at 3.4ghz, so he doesn't have an OC on that thing.
  7. Alpha 9.15

    Alrighty, mod support! Awesome!
  8. Poor framerate

    A lot of people will remind you this is alpha and so you should expect to see optimization as little as possible, and that is very true. General optimization will come around beta time. As for everyone...probably not, but a lot of people who have the issues. You can try making sure your latest GPU driver is installed clean and OC your CPU, but yea, there isn't anything really to do about it except wait for potential patch updates or for beta release for more reliable optimization. My tricks including extremely low options and acceptance of about 35-50 FPS on a good day.
  9. After the latest update, dropped considerably. I used to be able to play on high-epic settings with stable high FPS back in June 2016 with slight declines onward as patches came out. Now I can barely run ultra low. Fps: 25-52 (testing on 80 man servers; results were pretty much the same) CPU: i5-4690k @ 4.3Ghz GPU: Gigabyte R9 280 3GB @ default clock (OC gives me the jitters in game) RAM: 16GB @ default Resolution: 1920 x 1080p Settings: Extremely low settings Hopefully next patch will relieve some of the issue.
  10. New PC - Nvidia 1080

    If you are for sure going to get a 1080, save up for the Ti version. You will be far happier with the purchase decision for the extra $$.
  11. New PC - Nvidia 1080

    With that CPU and GPU, you will be able to play quite comfortably at 1080p maybe even a little higher. On your full resolution, hmm, most likely no, unless you drop a lot of settings and overclock the CPU (some people get 5.2ghz out of that thing). That's not even considering optimization isn't a top priority right now.
  12. Thinking of buying, one question

    I concur entirely. I have played a lot, not as much as some, but I very rarely happen upon a squad that didn't have people with mics in all slots and have only seen three times in this week a Squad that had a newb without a mic leading the squad (and that was because they were promoted to it and had no idea how to get out of it). It is very rare. Also most servers have rules that SLs must use mics and if they don't, out they go. Though I have to say those who didn't use a mic for whatever reason were still generally very active in chat, offering to help SL, spotting enemies, replying to questions etc. Some people type very, very fast to keep up with the flow of information and I think you'd be surprised by the effectiveness of even those who are "dead silent". I can say without a doubt that Squad was one of my best purchases to date, so much so that I bought mine at full price and just made another purchase for a family member. Who instantly fell in love with it. I don't think you will be disappointed in Squad whatsoever.
  13. Alpha 9.14

    I know exactly what alpha is as Squad isn't my first pledge/early access game (SC anyone?), so I understand quite well that this is how it happens and that general optimization comes far later. I only said it was disappointing to have your performance tank (and tank and tank) and it is disappointing (well, maybe not to people with 3k systems). I would find it quite impossible should you say it isn't. Though stating this shouldn't be read as me attacking the game either, or disregarded entirely just because it is alpha. You still have to have some sort of optimization, even if it is small.
  14. Alpha 9.14

    Yup, every update sees a considerable drop. Now it performs slightly better than Arma, which is disappointing.
  15. Alpha 9.14

    Anyone else notice the patch has (further) decreased performance? Deleting the folder in AppData doesn't seem to help at all, either.
  16. Hello... Goodbye!

    Hello, It'll hit that sale price again around Christmas. I know you have money issues but if you save even a few dollars a day or paycheck, you can get it. If you need help, go to instagc and start doing tasks to earn money. If you're adamant about it, you can make the money before the next big sale.
  17. Thoughts on these Specs

    The rig in the OP will be able to play this game at low-med settings at the very least. It has a newer CPU than mine and a newer GPU, but I can play at low-med for about 50 fps @1080p. If you already have that rig, you should be able to play. If you don't and are buying a new rig, save your money and buy later for a far better rig. Sales will be around then and you can really go crazy.
  18. Release - Alpha 9.11

    Yes, it was the first thing I tried.
  19. I see no servers

    Did you make sure that you created the CafeRate in the right location as well as the right file type? Here's an image that should help that's worth looking at just in case. Also, did you try changing the number from 10000 down by 1000? You can try 500 too, as this number will be dependent on modem and firmware. You can also try going to %localappdata% and find the Squad folder. Delete it. And then in Steam, right click Squad and verify integrity. Now go to Settings > Downloads > Clear Download Cache, reboot Steam and then once in game, set the server max ping to 500-1000 and refresh (might require game reboot). If that doesn't work, you can try to disable IPv6. You can do this through your PC or router. On PC, open up " Network and Sharing Center" and click "adapter settings". Next, right click your adapter (if you only have one connection, there should only be one option) and follow this image: https://imgur.com/LXWfGTC Also, it is worth mentioning that motherboard specific LAN settings in the BIOS can cause problems like this. For example, MSI's KILLER LAN option in the BIOS or rather I mean the software can cause this issue. It is worth turning off/disabling as a test if your mobo has an option like that. Finally, I suggest manually restarting your router. This is how I do it with my Sagemcom. Unplug the power cord and then unscrew the coaxel cord (it looks like this) and take it completely off. Let it sit for 1 minute unplugged. Next plug in the power cord and then carefully screw the coaxel cord back into the router. It should then reset. If that doesn't work, it could very well be the router that is the issue. If you can't log into it and check it out and calling your ISP doesn't fix the issues, have it replaced. It could be broken or your specific router could be "limited" in what you can do, receive or send.
  20. Release - Alpha 9.11

    Awesome work on the update! However, my performance seems to have tanked pretty hard. I was able to play med-high mixture settings at 40-50 FPS on my setup, now even on low I get about 40 with massive drops to 25-30. It's acting like that time where AMD users couldn't play. It seems odd that this hotfix update might have done it, but it was fine before...
  21. They do have really nice graphics, but graphics aren't everything.
  22. The toxic community of CoD, BF etc is the number one reason why I do not play them or like them anymore. The last CoD I played and enjoyed was Big Red One. I tried BF3-4 a hundred times and I get the same experience as you. Medics doing nothing but shouting in mic at others with really crappy definitions of humor or just the general lack of teamwork and maturity. I understand jokes, I do. SovietWomble, Karmakut, Operatordrewski etc are all a hoot to watch but good lord nothing is more annoying than hearing a 7 or 12 year old boy squeak into the mic about yo mama, his anatomy or screaming racial "jokes" at you. It luckily seems to be less of a problem in games too hard for them, like Squad, Arma, PR etc.
  23. I see no servers

    I had the same problem with my new router (it is a Spectrum router + modem). Every game that had a server browser was empty or would take nearly ten minutes to load up just two or three servers. I tried just about everything. The only thing that worked for me was opening up regedit, create a backup and then navigate to: HKEY_CURRENT_USER > SOFTWARE > VALVE > STEAM. With the STEAM folder highlight, I right clicked and created a new STRING VALUE called "CafeRate" without quotes (you will know it is the right new key if below "Type" it says " REG_SZ"). I then right clicked that and selected MODIFY and changed the value from 0 to 5000. I saved, refreshed regedit, restarted Steam and Arma, Squad, AA:PG etc's servers appeared again. I believe this value is dependent on your router/modem, so start at 10000 and then go down by 1000 until one works. EDIT Oh, and the modem Spectrum gave me is a Sagemcom as well. I forgot to mention that.
  24. Battlefield 1

    I'm looking to get it over the holidays at a discount though, because while it was fun (I played beta) I didn't feel it was really any different from BF4 or Hardline to justify such a high price tag. Still, watching the gameplay videos recently has sort of made me second guess whether it is worth it or not...
  25. I'm super excited for it. I loved the first one so much I bought it twice. It is an incredible game. I just hope the second will be good. Right now I have high hopes, because they have some of the writers for Westworld working on it and with the exception of Uncharted 4, Naughty Dog knows how to put out sequels that are incredible instead of "eh" or "it was good".