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Posted: May 13th 2011 7:37PM Sharuk said

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I have been watching this game, hopefully it is decent.

Posted: May 13th 2011 8:26PM paterah said

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I've recently got a beta key from the pcgamer giveaway couple days ago, really liking the game so far but I experience heavy stuttering despite my quad core CPU, does anyone knows if this is a common issue or happening to anyone else?

Posted: May 14th 2011 7:51AM Icemasta said

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@paterah
Stuttering is caused by a multitude of things, so first you wanna do the follow to make sure it isn't caused by software incompatibility or out of date:
1) Update DirectX
2) Update Video card drivers
3) Update Sound card drivers (if available)
You should be rebooting between each step.

If it's not fixed, then you have a bottleneck. Bottlenecking is an applied theory where the slowest part of your computer is affecting the effectiveness of your better parts. You might have a quad core, but can you GPU handle it? Is the game stuttering because your RAM is too slow? Is your ram too small that the game has to rely on swapping with the HDD? (HDDs being the slowest thing in a computer unless you're running a SSD).

To figure this out, it's easier if you have 2 monitors, but it can be done otherwise. You'll want to download tools that monitor the activity (in %) of the following part:
1) Activity of each CPU(Maybe the game isn't compatible on quad core and only using 1 or 2 cores). If all CPUs are running at 100%, it might be the bottleneck and the piece of hardware to upgrade.
2) The activity of the GPU(s). If it's running at 100%, then it's probably the cause of the stuttering. No matter how fast your CPU is, if your GPU can't process as fast, you'll stutter
3) The physical ram capacity and amounts of swap it has to do with the HDDs. If your physical ram is full and is swapping a lot with the HDDs, it might be the cause of the bottleneck.

One last thing that can't really be checked is the ram frequency. If you ram can't load/unload the things to be processed fast enough, it will cause stuttering, but there is no real way to check if your ram is at "100% activity".
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Posted: May 13th 2011 8:27PM Plastic said

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Looks pretty cool, I like the art direction.

Posted: May 13th 2011 8:31PM (Unverified) said

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It's not, not decent.

Posted: May 14th 2011 8:25PM (Unverified) said

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"MMORTS fans should be getting excited"

what MMORTS are these fans playing right now?

Posted: May 15th 2011 9:17PM XD00175 said

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Looks fun. Will it be pay to play?

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