Other boats doing flips and acting erratic
most of the time when I join lobby's (NZ lobby) the boats seem normal when we leave the dock. then as soon as the race starts the opposition boats either spin and flip through the water like maniacs or just crash into the shore with throttle on. I've joined a few races last few days and it starts normal but as it starts other boats glitch. but the race goes on cause i can gai or lose places.. I'm assuming i just cant see them cause if i get a good start and are in first. drop throttle and i get passed it seems. I'm lost. loving the game. But cant race my self forever.
@low12a It sounds like your network is dropping lots of packets, are you on wifi? It might be helpful if you could take a video with the fps/network info visible (ctrl+f).
Thanks for the reply. No I'm wired with 900 down 500 up fibre
It says i don't have permission to post a video.
I tried my other laptop in same session with a ps4 controller.
I could see everything fine on land and after temp boat launched. I launched main boat and it was fine. lined them up and drag raced. 3 or 4 seconds in the both lost sight of each other. main couldn't see the other boat at all and temp could see main boat having a water spasm.
@low12a you would need to upload the video to YouTube or somewhere and paste a link.
But it looks like you're only getting 8fps, which is likely the problem. Try reducing the graphics quality (Fastest), lower the game resolution, turn off Ambient Occlusion, Bloom, Water Reflections, set trees to billboards or off. If you can't get 60fps without other boats, it will likely be unplayable trying to race.
What are your computer specs? CPU, GPU, memory?
Highest fps i could get was about 18 unfortunately.
HP Elitebook 1040 g3
Intel(R) HD graphics 520
Actually thought i had 16 gb Ram. not looking good. Gutted
@low12a Yeah, unfortunately, there's not really anything I can do about that. That computer is pretty underpowered.
How about an HP Zbook 15
Nviidia k3100 card. And i7 4800mq on the processor. ( out of my league what that means) assuming it uses both for different tasks.
Has 8gb Ram now but can be upgraded to I think 32 with a quick google.
Seems a lot beefier than my other laptops.
@low12a I don't know a lot about laptop specs. One thing I usually check when people ask is how old the parts are. From some Google searching, that CPU and GPU were launched in 2013. That's 9 years old.
To put it in perspective. I didn't even start working on the game until 2016. So...while it's possible those components could perform better than what you have now. I couldn't guarantee that it would be playable. I wouldn't recommend spending money on that.
If you're going to get a computer with low-end or mid-range components, you're likely better off getting something newer. If you're getting a computer with older components, it's more likely they need to be high-end / top of the line.
The reality is that as more things are added to the game the higher the minimum specs will keep getting, so you don't really want to be at the floor performance wise. I try to optimize the game as much as possible, but there's only so much I can do.
Yeah I hear you. I'm going to add some Ram and see how it goes. Seems a great laptop even as it is now. Otherwise will try to acquire a more suitable CPU. Love this game
Cheers for the input my man.