I recently heard about RO2's Open Beta and was extremely excited to try it out, as a long-time RO player. I had one of my friends download the game, and he managed to make his account and get online. This is when he was faced with some issues regarding game smoothness.
The game runs at a slow 20 Frames per Second, making it extremely awkward to move around fluently, as well as making combat look flunky and... not good looking...
I am pretty sure he's -way- over the minimum reqs, but here are his computer specs to help you:
EVGA GTX 670 FTW 4GB VRAM @ 1920x1080 fullscreen
Intel i5 3570K
8gb Corsair RAM
Just to note, he can run most new games on High settings, such as Skyrim, MechWarrior Online, BlackLight and Neverwinter, all in upwards of 60 (SIXTY) FPS.
We are left here, wondering why he gets such a low FPS with such a high-end machine.
Thank you for your time,
List of user-suggested fixes:
- Reinstalling the game fixes this problem TEMPORARILY, apparently. It's not suggested as a long-term solution
Game suddenly started becoming choppy for me during character creation.I installed the game via Steam, but I run the game directly via RO2Client.exe
I opened Steam, right-clicked on Ragnarok Online 2, clicked Properties, Local Files, Verify Integrity of Game Cache.
It deemed a few files were unsuitable and redownloaded them.
The lag disappeared afterward, if it comes back I'll try something else to fix it or find out what files are being replaced.
run the game using ro2.exe and dont use steam when you play (close it)..
for some reason the steam api is causing some issue..
Same here. OP and I have similar specs and the framerate in RO2 is just terrible. After messing around with the graphic settings, the only way I made it somewhat playable was I took off "Sunlight Effect" and dropped the shadow setting to "3" while everything else is at max and checked (You dont need to drop shadow to "3". I took it down because sometimes the full shadow silhouettes glitches all over the place). I also went into my GPU control panel and turned on Vsync with triple buffering.
So far, it somewhat works like a charm but framerates drops randomly time to time which gets really annoying and eventually leads me to rage quitting I dont know for everyone else but the Sunlight effect is the main source to my low FPS. They really need to optimize the game.
By any chance do you have Windows Defender? Check your processes in task manager (ctrl + shift + esc) and see if it's eating up your CPU. I don't recommend killing/stopping Windows Defender, but that's probably why a lot of people are seeing the "FPS issue". It would be nice if WarpPortal provided some feedback here.
Edit: It seems that if you let it scan the RO2 process, or whatever it's doing, it will go back to normal.
Edited by Vulasuw, 03 May 2013 - 06:40 AM.