Howdy! First time ever posting a bug. I’ve seen chatter about lagging and AMD issues, however I think my bug is specific enough to start a new thread.
I have the Anniversary Edition with the 4K Video Pack via Xbox Live. As far as I know, my hardware and software is up to date. Today, I went from an old non-HDMI monitor to a new Acer K273. Before my new monitor, everything was peachy. Game ran smooth with modest/high settings and I had absolutely no issues. Now, I’m experiencing some weird stuff that makes the game unplayable.
Let me give the hardware specs:
New Monitor: Acer K273
Old Monitor: Dell circa 2009
CPU: AMD FX 8350
GPU: AMD Radeon R9 390
RAM: 16GB DDR3
On to the issue. Right on launch, the frame rate takes a dive. It’s just blue fabric. I check my task manager and everything is under 60%. When I tab back into the game, the frames run faster/at a normal speed for a few seconds, then back to slow and choppy. I open a singleplayer game and the frame rate does not improve. However, when I tab task manager and place it over the AOE 4 window, the game runs like normal. Smooth as butter. Thinking it may be a window issue, I start messing with those settings. I usually play on Fullscreen Borderless. Every other setting was more or less the same EXCEPT “Windowed”: Performance improved on the home menu, however the gameplay animations were much faster than usual. The same thing happens when I hit the Windows key.
I actually took a quick break from writing this and the game worked fine for two-ish hours on high graphics. Just had to quit because the timescale and the lag came back towards the end of my game. It all “fixes” itself when I tab away.
My game version is: 6.0.787.0
Let me know if you need any more information from me! Thank you!