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Large Population problems

#1 2017-12-19 06:01:35
Hi I have a colony with over 3 million in population and the game is no longer playable for me I am having intense lag constantly and am unable to really do anything. I actually cant even move around on my map

I have tried Fire Drills, deleting all rovers and reimporting the game. Is there any other fixes around

#2 2018-02-01 14:10:37
firstly, that is damn impressive congratulations on caring for that many colonists. ^^

secondly. im sure you might of already done this but i just want to ask.
have you disable colonist rendering?
almost all of the time graphical elements use alot more cpu than calculations.
It might just be a sad case where the game itself is having trouble even doing the raw calculations for 3 million colonists. O.o
I mean i don't think bas would of thought anyone could of gotten up to 3 million colonists.
the game most likely is trying to think of something to do for all 3 million of these...
I tend to only ever get a bit of lag when i zoom out fully at look at my large colony.
#3 2018-02-01 16:34:13
It is more likely that the lag is coming from a combination of the number of buildings you have (required to support that many colonists) or the size of your map if you did land expansions.

I put a lot of work into reducing computational time for colonists, but there isn't much I can do about buildings without really messing up the games' stats. You can look around here and see how high the complaints already are due to the colonist stats no longer being 100% accurate. If I start simulating building stats there will be a mutiny.
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