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How to improve performance against AI?

Fri Aug 16, 2019 9:59 pm

Hey guys, I know that the AI in this mod can make thegame lag a lot mid/-late game. Any hints/tips that could help to improve the overall performance?
I usually play with 2 other friends against 3 expert AI's using LAN/Hamachii and the lag can become unbearable. Should I avoid certain maps/civs? 
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Re: How to improve performance against AI?

Sat Aug 17, 2019 12:55 am

Don't play against the AI.
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Re: How to improve performance against AI?

Sat Aug 17, 2019 11:09 am

Haven't you already talked about this in Discord? Players already advised you to play without AI.
If yes, no. If no, well, yes.
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Re: How to improve performance against AI?

Sat Aug 17, 2019 1:37 pm

He asked the same question 3 times in discord and now in Forum :laughingtibs:
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Re: How to improve performance against AI?

Sun Aug 18, 2019 3:09 pm

I have rarely lag, and I don't have one of the greatest computers. I haven't tried AI in multiplayer, but like the others said, if you can do multiplayer, then do it without AI. But if you want to hear another story:
1) Make sure all internet connections are good.
2) Don't use Hamachi, I don't remember it performing well, and I do remember it causing lots of issues, as if it was some kind of malware. Most people are on Gameranger/ESO, so play there, both function ok, and it helps to get people in your games instead of bots, who are designed for single player. Gameranger also works through the lan function, so maybe you want to go there.
3) Make sure everyone has a good computer. I think processors are the most important factor for the AI. This game isn't optimized for multiple processors, remember that when buying a new computer.
4) Make sure everyone isn't using the battery saving power option.
5) Don't use gigantic maps, and don't let the game hit the point where thousands of units are present. Try to finish games within the first 30 minutes.
6) Bump down your settings. IIRC, if your graphical card cannot process everything, it will push the process to the CPU.

If all that didn't work: learn XS coding, and code the AI to be even less performance heavy.
AI game on patch 1.0.11b (and onwards): viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1981
Swiss UA proposal (obsolete?): viewtopic.php?f=8&t=768&p=6612#p6612

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