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Lone Echo sudden poor performance

ricklewis1337ricklewis1337 Posts: 2
Virtual Boy (or Girl)
Hi,

I've been greatly enjoying the game so far and had almost no problems, other than a crash when the giant ship appears.

However, today I loaded up Oculus and I had a notification that "Lone Echo had finished installing" ??

Now when I run the game, it's a bit laggy to start and also a few glitches while loading. Once in the game, its laggy as hell :(

Anyone else experiencing this today? Maybe there was another patch rolled out that has caused the poor performance?

I was thinking of doing a re-install of the game but was worried I'd lose my save points, anyone know if I would?

Regards,
Rich

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  • NacaryusNacaryus Posts: 177
    Art3mis
    I experience it too, not constant but sometimes...Specially when i charge my shield inside the Alien ship, it lags as hell...
  • FelyrionFelyrion Posts: 1
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    Same issue here, suddenly the game is hardly playable for me. Although i only have a GTX970, which might already be on the edge.
    But a few days ago I was surprised how smooth everything was.
  • UBSERDUBSERD Posts: 91
    Hiro Protagonist
    edited August 19
    I'm noticing performance problems as well. It used to be smooth as butter. Now little skips in the visuals. 

  • ModestMonkModestMonk Posts: 5
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    edited August 19
    I've got the 1080 and even on lowest settings it's giving me issues. No other game does. Definitely something on their end. Sucks because I just bought this game and all I've had were issues..
  • arby100arby100 Posts: 2
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    As of this morning the game won't even open for me. So you're saying there was an update in the last couple of days?
  • KemerosKemeros Posts: 23
    Lawnmower Man (or Woman)
    It happened today after a few hours of play.
  • EnragedLamingtonEnragedLamington Posts: 2
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    Also experiencing this. I've got a 1070 and the stutters today made me feel ill. Also when charging in the alien ship it turns into a slide show.
  • NacaryusNacaryus Posts: 177
    Art3mis
    Also experiencing this. I've got a 1070 and the stutters today made me feel ill. Also when charging in the alien ship it turns into a slide show.
    exactly the same problem with a 1080
  • RoasterRoaster Posts: 711
    Neo
    I've got the 1080 and even on lowest settings it's giving me issues. No other game does. Definitely something on their end. Sucks because I just bought this game and all I've had were issues..
    I have a GTX980Ti and have no problems whatever so I'm not sure the software can be blamed.  If it runs smoothly for anyone the code must be ok?
    I'm not sure how it works under the covers so maybe code-work can adapt to various systems better.
    I think my CPU has 28 lanes (socket 2011) and I'm running 48Gb DDR4 ram. 
    The only glitch I experienced was getting trapped in the spawning booth after a death and had to restart the game to get it to work.
    i7-5820K @ 4.2Ghz, water cooled, Asus X99-Pro USB 3.1, 48 Gb DDR4 2400, Samsung 950 pro M.2 SSD, GTX 980 Ti SC, 750w psu
  • ostiaman80ostiaman80 Posts: 1
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    I have not experience any noticeable problem with the game however, I was playing with the the bugging  to check the performance of  my pc and I notice that the graph was always on the red, I did not experience any lag, however I could not figure out with my expects, my performance was soo low. I have a Origin PC Laptop with i7 7700K overclock, 32 GB of DDR 2400 and a GTX 1080 also overclock. Any thoughts
  • JeremyC85JeremyC85 Posts: 96
    Hiro Protagonist
    Nacaryus said:
    I experience it too, not constant but sometimes...Specially when i charge my shield inside the Alien ship, it lags as hell...

    Yea same exact thing for me. You have to exit and reload the previous save. Sucks because you loose some progress but didn't rally mind because this game was amazing. I put over 9 hours into the main campaign and loved every minute 
  • kuhnekuhne Posts: 13
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    Let me add my 2 cents!
    I bought this game when it came out but only started playing it a couple of days ago, after all the new patches had been downloaded. I have a i7 4790k, a titan x pascal and 16gb ram.

    The game starts out beautifully and when I get to the part where you need to troubleshoot some issues after an accident, at the beginning, restoring power to the oxygen garden, clearing up some radiation, etc. Whenever I do the oxygen garden part, the game goes to crap, it lags, the fps drop horrendously and it's pretty much unplayable.

    If I start with another task first, say the radiation leak, everything works fine, until I do the oxygen garden part, then after I finish that part the game never runs smooth again, it stays like that. It's also glitch because if I go to settings and try to change the video settings it crashes back to windows, or if I go to a part where I need to run calibration again, (say the radiation shield) it crashes as well. 

    I tried starting again and switching all the quality settings to low but this only seemed to make it worse, plus the performance isn't an issue anyways because the game was running perfectly and beautifully up to that point.

    I have no point of comparison with previous versions because I hadn't played the game until a couple of days ago when the newest patch was already out, so I have no idea if this is patch related or if it's something on my end. 

    I've done every trouble shooting I can, latest drivers, overclock, underclock (ram, cpu and gpu) and pretty much tried anything.

    Every other game on my PC runs fine, so I am hoping it has something to do with the latest patch and a new patch will fix it soon, because up until that point, even if it was just a few minutes of gameplay, this was already one of my favorite rift games ever.
  • reptaireptai Posts: 2
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    I'd just like to add that im experiencing similar things, about two weeks ago it was running fine, now it's okay but stutters often, the sound skips sometimes, and just generally not as smooth. win10, i5 6600k, 16gb, 1070 here
  • MalreynMalreyn Posts: 7
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    I don't know of this is related, but my game just totally crashes to desktop at a specific point every single time. I've a good ways into the game now, and this is the only time it's crashed. It's also the first time I've played since last weekend. So frustrating!! 16gb, core i5, gtx 1070. There shouldn't be any problems here.
  • MalreynMalreyn Posts: 7
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    I don't know of this is related, but my game just totally crashes to desktop at a specific point every single time. I've a good ways into the game now, and this is the only time it's crashed. It's also the first time I've played since last weekend. So frustrating!!
  • kuhnekuhne Posts: 13
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    Anyone knows if anything is being done about this? I don't know how to contact the developer and oculus is taking ages to respond. I am thinking about a refund but I would rather have it fixed
  • LilTrashPandaLilTrashPanda Posts: 65 Ready At Dawn
    edited August 26
    Hi, everyone!

    Sorry to hear about these performance issues you've been experiencing since our last Lone Echo update. I've got a few questions and suggestions for you to see if they might help improve the performance or at least help us narrow down the causes:
    • Have you attempted loading a previous save and progressing from there to see if there's any difference? From the main menu, you should have the option to select Continue, New Game, and Previous Save (I believe); give that a go and please let me know if that improves anything for you.
    • Additionally, are you getting a BugSplat pop-up after your game crashes? If so, please fill out that information with our Oculus username in one of the fields, as that can help us locate your crash log to dissect it. If you're not getting the BugSplat pop-up (and the game is crashing), please let me know.
    • Please make sure that all of your graphics drivers are updated (I'd avoid the beta drivers, for now, to be on the safe side). After you update your drivers with a clean installation, please restart your PC and then reboot Lone Echo and see if there's any difference.
      Nvidia Drivers: nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us 
      AMD Drivers: http://support.amd.com/en-us/download
    If any of the above changes what you're experiencing, that'd be great to know! Otherwise, please let us know if you've filled out a BugSplat report and I'll let our engineers know which usernames to search for.
  • EnragedLamingtonEnragedLamington Posts: 2
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    Have tried all the suggested solutions however nothing helps. Strangly it doesn't seem to matter what setting I use, even at lowest quality the stutters occur. 

    It has gotten to a point now where I am unable to progress in the story as it makes me sick and I consider myself very resistant to vr/motion sickness. Something about the small but frequent skips and stutters makes my head trip. Disappointed as I'm really hooked but can't stomach more than ten minutes now. 
  • kuhnekuhne Posts: 13
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    Hi, everyone!

    Sorry to hear about these performance issues you've been experiencing since our last Lone Echo update. I've got a few questions and suggestions for you to see if they might help improve the performance or at least help us narrow down the causes:
    • Have you attempted loading a previous save and progressing from there to see if there's any difference? From the main menu, you should have the option to select Continue, New Game, and Previous Save (I believe); give that a go and please let me know if that improves anything for you.
    • Additionally, are you getting a BugSplat pop-up after your game crashes? If so, please fill out that information with our Oculus username in one of the fields, as that can help us locate your crash log to dissect it. If you're not getting the BugSplat pop-up (and the game is crashing), please let me know.
    • Please make sure that all of your graphics drivers are updated (I'd avoid the beta drivers, for now, to be on the safe side). After you update your drivers with a clean installation, please restart your PC and then reboot Lone Echo and see if there's any difference.
      Nvidia Drivers: nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us 
      AMD Drivers: http://support.amd.com/en-us/download
    If any of the above changes what you're experiencing, that'd be great to know! Otherwise, please let us know if you've filled out a BugSplat report and I'll let our engineers know which usernames to search for.


    Soon after the game starts, where there is an anomaly and some damage is done to the ship, you have to take care of 3 things, some radiation, some boxes and the oxygen garden, I can choose which order to do them in.   

    When I start the oxygen garden, regardless of the order I do it in, the game becomes unplayable with the framerate drop (regardless of quality setting, in fact it seems to get worse the lower quality I set) and not only is it unplayable but if I go into settings and try to switch video settings while in that state, the game crashes. Also if I go into a calibration sequence while in that state, the game crashes as well. Basically it seems like any scene cut away will make the game crash. This is only after I start the oxygen garden mission. I tried finishing that mission, then did the boxes and the radiation and the performance never got back to how it was, it stays buggy.

    Drivers updated, computer specs are good enough for the game, etc.




  • SzorenySzoreny Posts: 2
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    What is with the induction chargers in the Unknown Vessel, - I just got to that section and using one simply destroys my CPU and GPU timings.  Did those items work fine in a previous version?
  • RoasterRoaster Posts: 711
    Neo
    They still work ok now.  I just finished the game last night and never had a glitch.

    i7-5820K @ 4.2Ghz, water cooled, Asus X99-Pro USB 3.1, 48 Gb DDR4 2400, Samsung 950 pro M.2 SSD, GTX 980 Ti SC, 750w psu
  • NacaryusNacaryus Posts: 177
    Art3mis
    Szoreny said:
    What is with the induction chargers in the Unknown Vessel, - I just got to that section and using one simply destroys my CPU and GPU timings.  Did those items work fine in a previous version?
    Last time i played it was the way you described, i think it is something driver or hardware specific that is affecting some players which is not fixed.. i have a gtx 1080 still suffer from it...it could also be from some ingame graphics settings, but i did not test it
  • SzorenySzoreny Posts: 2
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    edited September 5
    Nacaryus said:
    Szoreny said:
    What is with the induction chargers in the Unknown Vessel, - I just got to that section and using one simply destroys my CPU and GPU timings.  Did those items work fine in a previous version?
    Last time i played it was the way you described, i think it is something driver or hardware specific that is affecting some players which is not fixed.. i have a gtx 1080 still suffer from it...it could also be from some ingame graphics settings, but i did not test it
    Yeah I've got a 1080ti and those chargers are brutal, the frame timings go off the charts in one big solid block while one is active.  

    Using still 382.33 if that's of any interest.  

    I also haven't tried lowering settings in a troubleshoot attempt, its not a big deal but rather curious.
  • RoasterRoaster Posts: 711
    Neo
    980Ti has no problem. Played through entire game again tonight without stopping, not one glitch.
    Had some different missions this time.
    i7-5820K @ 4.2Ghz, water cooled, Asus X99-Pro USB 3.1, 48 Gb DDR4 2400, Samsung 950 pro M.2 SSD, GTX 980 Ti SC, 750w psu
  • NacaryusNacaryus Posts: 177
    Art3mis
    Roaster said:
    980Ti has no problem. Played through entire game again tonight without stopping, not one glitch.
    Had some different missions this time.
    now i wonder if its a gtx10.. series issue, highly unlikely but still, you never know
  • exzachtly1exzachtly1 Posts: 1
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    Hey all, just wanted to throw in my 2 cents on this. I bought my rift a few weeks ago. System was originally:

    FX6300
    8GB DDR3 1600
    GTX 1060 6GB

    I was having major performance issues like those described in this thread. Most other games ran fine but definitely taxed the system. So I decided why not try an upgrade?

    Now I am running:

    Ryzen 5 1600 (stock)
    16GB DDR4 3000
    GTX 1060 6GB

    Huge upgrade overall, and Lone Echo did smooth out a bit but I still get horrible stuttering and audio cut outs almost constantly. The Unknown Vessel gets particularly bad when using chargers, and when in rooms with lots of spores floating around. I've not had the time to test other games too extensively, but Robo Recall was running smooth as butter (in fact it did even on my old hardware).
  • develdoedeveldoe Posts: 1
    Virtual Boy (or Girl)
    Running a 7700k at 5.2 Ghz, 1080ti at 2050Mhz, past unknown Vessel the game runns like shit, for a system like mine and I am feeling sick and don't know if ill finish the game. Strange thing is that in oculus HUD performance headroom is at -150%, however my GPU utilization is at 29 % and my CPU at 34%
  • RoasterRoaster Posts: 711
    Neo
    That makes it look like some problem with the motherboard.  Have you run any benchmarks? SWAG tone down the ghz's.
    i7-5820K @ 4.2Ghz, water cooled, Asus X99-Pro USB 3.1, 48 Gb DDR4 2400, Samsung 950 pro M.2 SSD, GTX 980 Ti SC, 750w psu
  • NacaryusNacaryus Posts: 177
    Art3mis
    Roaster said:
    That makes it look like some problem with the motherboard.  Have you run any benchmarks? SWAG tone down the ghz's.
    he said past unknown vessel..
  • RoasterRoaster Posts: 711
    Neo
    edited September 14
    Nacaryus said:
    Roaster said:
    That makes it look like some problem with the motherboard.  Have you run any benchmarks? SWAG tone down the ghz's.
    he said past unknown vessel..
    At which point the pc chokes. The cpu and gpu are at idle.
    Some machines have no problem. Why are they different?

    Another clue you can get is to monitor the cpu temperature after a session, to see if it's being loaded. Mine goes up to 104°F while playing (cooling water temp), which reflects usage. Higher than normal.

    I don't know anything about this program, just basic troubleshooting to locate the cause of YOUR problem.
    Benchmarks might indicate a difference somewhere if similar test is run on units that have and do not have problems.
    i7-5820K @ 4.2Ghz, water cooled, Asus X99-Pro USB 3.1, 48 Gb DDR4 2400, Samsung 950 pro M.2 SSD, GTX 980 Ti SC, 750w psu
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