Fps steadily drops until I'm forced to reload the map

#1

Hello, I love this game to bits, however recently myself, and a whole host of people on steam have this issue where the fps dwindles down from 80-90 to under 20 and 10fps, which makes the game unplayable. It is odd as a simple reload of the map fixes the issue, however this makes multiplayer broken for me and many others, as we simply cannot commit to a game longer than 30 mins. Sometimes I am able to stretch out and play for an hour, but by this time the fps has went to the low teens. I wanted to raise attention to this issue as from what i can tell, it is fairly prevalent in the community.

#2

How many people. whats the usual population when this happens?

#3

My population is at 180, and the max for each player is 500. 8 players on a large map. If i unlock the framerate, i get about 360 initally, which goes down to 20 in under an hour. Something keeps putting more and more load on the one core which is being used.

#4

What are your specs?

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#5

Sorry for the late reply.

Asus z97 a
i7 4770k @4.4ghz
16gb ddr3 hyper x 1600mhz ram
Rx 580 nitro
Rx 480 Nitro (disabled for aoe2)
512gb nvme ssd wd black 2017
Corsair hxi850

#7

I can remember a while ago the last time I played AOE 2 HD that I noticed the same. Stuttering unit movements due to low framerate. And after saving and loading back it didn’t get much better. I will check this version out again. My specs are almost the same, except it’s a laptop with NVidia 760M GPU.