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On 29.3.2017 at 3:28 PM, daskal said:

wow - are we expecting a new update? Is there an info thread on it somewhere? Couldn't find one.

 

To answer your question: Yes, we are.

  • We announced even back in August '16 that we'd release an update later that would bring the new terrain engine. Back then we assumed that it would take us half a year. As it turns out, "one year" would have been the more accurate prediction, but these things are inherently difficult to estimate, so I'm rather unapologetic about that.
  • We announced with version 4.010 that we'd release an update in the first quarter 2017; looks like we'll be running a week late, but again, it's probably better to give you something that is reasonably well tested rather than blindly adhering to an arbitrary date.
  • As per my statements above, this one won't include the new terrain engine. Rather, we saw it as our mission to improve general performance over the 4.0 results, and while the final numbers aren't in yet, overall I think it's safe to say that you will notice cases where the frames will be up substantially; however, these improvements aren't across the board, but if they are mostly in situations where the frames are really bad in 4.010 and before it's probably better than having higher frames where they used to be good already. :)

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This perhaps not the best place to ask this question but was eSim able to address some of the shadow anomalies that popped up with the last upgrade? 

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I can but point you to the release notes which I will publish in a few days. So many things were addressed, including shadow related ones, I really don't have all that ready in my memory.

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On 3/29/2017 at 5:05 AM, Gibsonm said:

I maybe re-installing Win 7 on this box.

 

FWIW,  Classic Shell can make Win 10 look and function almost exactly like Win 7. I've been using it for a while now and am very happy with it.

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I have a i7-4790K 4.00GHz GTX 980, 12 RAM, I recently upgraded to a GTX 1080, 32 RAM.  Maybe a slight improvement in FPS for SB.  Every other program I have was A quantum leap in FPS, with Much Higher resolution than before.  All I want for 2017 is for My investment in My PC to pay some dividends In SB, even a few FPS better would Make Me do the happy dance.

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My results to date attached.

 

Caveat: have done some additional screen shots as it wasn't specified if some of the views were zoomed in or not.

 

Can provide screen shots if people want to know which is which.

 

Will run again on both machines when 4.xxx comes out.

 

Steel Beast performance.xlsx

 

Edited by Gibsonm

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11 minutes ago, munckmb said:

Nice! Except the links for part 3 and 5 are still version 010...

Thanks for the heads-up. Fixed.

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I just cleared my cache and refreshed to make sure.  3 and 5 are still for 4.010

 

edit:  If I copy the links to 3 and 5 and then change the address to hit 4.019, it works.

Edited by thewood

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12 minutes ago, thewood said:

I just cleared my cache and refreshed to make sure.  3 and 5 are still for 4.010

 

edit:  If I copy the links to 3 and 5 and then change the address to hit 4.019, it works.

That'll work, thanks 'wood.

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On ‎4‎/‎3‎/‎2017 at 11:50 PM, Brun said:

I have a i7-4790K 4.00GHz GTX 980, 12 RAM, I recently upgraded to a GTX 1080, 32 RAM.  Maybe a slight improvement in FPS for SB.  Every other program I have was A quantum leap in FPS, with Much Higher resolution than before.  All I want for 2017 is for My investment in My PC to pay some dividends In SB, even a few FPS better would Make Me do the happy dance.

 

Big improvement in FPS.  Happy dance will commence.

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So I've tested the existing machine with 4.019 and surprisingly, for the comments about 4.019, took some FPS "hits" (4.010 = 34.8, 4.019 = 30.7). :(

 

These tend to be in the M60 component - Tests 1 - 5:

 

0:26 / 0:31: TI view of forest unmagnified

0:29 / 0:36: TI view of forest magnified

3:12 / 3:16: View though daysight in rain

3:19 / 3:25: TI view of forest unmagnified

3:21 / 3:30: TI view of forest magnified

3:56 / 4:34: View from Commander driving towards town.

 

About to test new machine and will post completed spreadsheet.

 

Steel Beast performance.xlsx

 

Edited by Gibsonm

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Finished the 4.019 run in the new machine.

 

It achieved a 49.5 average FPS rating using the default settings (compared to 41.2 with 4.010).

 

Details here (including the 2nd run on the old machine that took the FPS hit):

 

Steel Beast performance.xlsx

 

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As it turns out, the benchmark doesn't create a scene that shows the particular improvements in 4.019 when you have lots of walls, fences, hedges, and other linear obstructions. Those seemed to drag down the frame rate in previous 4.0 versions particularly badly - no longer. 

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