Ichi no Hito
- Aug 24, 2012
Man...all the guys regularly playing this mod must have quite excellent performing pc's. How do you guys get rid of the inevitable lag? Or if there still is lag, you guys can just power through and play?
Tianxia is never going to run as fast as vanilla. We've added about 50 % more provinces on top of vanilla, naturally resulting in a lot more living character at any given moment, which would be a significant performance drain even if we hadn't added anything other than provinces/characters/titles, and we have also added a fairly good chunk of events/decisions/etc. on top of what's in vanilla while removing very little that exists in vanilla (a handful of JD-related things were cut due to not working well with China on the map and, the Marco Polo events are gone due to not making sense, but I think that's it) and in some cases making vanilla content a bit more costly from a performance standpoint out of necessity (e.g. we've extended the Silk Road noticeably, which of course means it costs more performance).
That said, we're trying to keep performance as reasonable as we can, within certain constraints (e.g. we'll not make changes to vanilla in the name of performance, and we'll add even more content related to our part of the map even though that naturally costs performance). If we discover things that are unreasonable performance drains we'll do what we can to improve them. At least one such performance drain has been identified and improved upon internally, but given that we're still adding more things it's hard to say whether the next proper version (which is still some ways off) will have noticeably better, noticeably worse, or roughly equal performance, and further versions after that might of course be slower again.