03-10-2013 09:21 AM
If i try to run Simcity on more than minimal lighting the game becomes extremely lagging. My graphics card is within the range of what was recommended (Nvidea Geforce 8400 GS, latest driver, of course Intel Core i 3 CPU, Windows XP, 3,24 GB RAM). In various forums people describe the same thing, e.g.
Gamers at Simtropolis connect this problem with the particular kind of "motion blur" that you see if you move the camera when "low lighting" or better is chosen. Is there any solution for that problem?
03-10-2013 03:19 PM
I am currently playing with an ASUS G73JH with ATI Radeon 5870M.
The game runs at very good FPS (60+, consistent) with everything on HIGH/ULTRA, with antialiasing EXCEPT lighting (Min).
Once LIGHTING is set to anything other than Min, the FPS massively goes down!
I have seen multiple forum posts regarding this problem. It is not a question of undercapable graphics cards. Something in the "lighting" settings is killing the FPS. I am currently using AMD_Catalyst_13.2_Beta7 drivers. If I have the time, I will be experimenting with other ATI drivers to make sure it is not the culprit.
03-12-2013 11:39 AM
Lot's of people have this problem, as described in my thread. I hope they fix this soon, and they could easily, by implementing more graphic options(like the ability to turn motionblur, blur and depth of field on/off).
I will request a refund if this doesn't get addressed after they fix the servers, and I encourage people that share this problem to do the same.
03-12-2013 02:23 PM
03-14-2013 10:27 AM
I have the same problem
I have a asus laptop with a i7 CPU and a Nividia 610m GPU
And the game runs perfect if I have lightning set to min.
If I chance it to low or normal etc. Then I got massive frame drops and extreme blur.
I hope they can fix this
03-14-2013 05:30 PM
03-15-2013 07:25 PM
I have the excact same issue.
I am on a ATI Radeon 6950, and I got the movement blurry issue.
It is like, when I Alt+tab out of the game, and enter it again, it is very smooth, untill the screen goes black, and then it is blurry movement again.
Tried the latest BETA driver, and that didn't have any effect.