UPDATE: I started understanding what the graphics settings are doing by reading this guide. It also pointed out that Volumetric Clouds needs to be turned off.
So after some tuning I decided to publish my settings. At the moment this seems to give the best balance between performance and visual quality on my AMD R9 380 (4 GIG), Intel i5 4690k.
Ignore the in game benchmark as that was when I was in the desert. The most demanding city scenes (at least so far, I’m only a little way into the game) where there are many NPC’s averages around 45 FPS very rarely going below that.
Don’t be afraid to turn down the resolution.
That’s it !
This is a very interesting video from Ubisoft. AC:O seems to have picked up some Far Cry series game play elements. Great ! If they worked in FC they can work here as long as they are made to fit into the AC context.
Here are some screenshots with analysis.
This is the most interesting one. The all important Skill Tree.
Starting to look like a really nice environment. But I always like sun, palm trees and deserts !
Boats ! Presumably this is primarily on the Nile, but, at least in Northern and east Egypt the sea is not that far away. The Nile reminds me of the Thames in Syndicate but I’m not seeing the kind of density of shipping that we saw there, neither would that be accurate I would guess.
Not very visible in this screen shot but that is a lion that has been tamed to attack. Even nature is on your side !
Those are Hippo’s. A whole field of them! Only Ubi could make friendly Hippo’s into ultra dangerous attack animals ! Actually I’m told they get very aggressive if mistreated. You have been warned.
I love this “arcadey” score popup look.
Steerable arrows. I wonder what the explanation for this is. Some kind of Psychokinesis ? A precursor civilisation technology ?
Fire in AC ? Don’t think I remember fire being an element of game play such as it is in the Far Cry franchise, until now. Oh wait! It was originally Ubi who bought AC elements into the Far Cry franchise. Now FC elements (or were they ! I’m so confused) are being fed into AC. Does anyone actually know where these game play mechanics originally came from in the first place anymore ? Does it really matter ? (shrugs shoulders).
Eagles disobey. Or obey YOU in this case. Not sure if this is a tamed Eagle or the standard AC Eagle that seems to have populated the entire world, yes, even 19th century London ! Talking of things that don’t make sense but just make AC more endearing. I was playing AC: Syndicate and you have to capture a pick pocket. Pretty cheeky and hypocritical seeing as your gang is already employing legions of street children … to pick people’s pockets ! But I suppose they could be rival pick pockets on your turf.
So there you go. Can AC:O match FC 5’s dogs that can steal weapons for you ? Do animals have a lobby group to monitor how they are portrayed in video games ? Does anyone actually really climb on rooftops a’la AC ? Maybe there’s another reason roof tiles occasionally get mysteriously displaced ? For answers to these questions and much more tune in next week !
Hi. I had a lot of problems with sluggish controls and bad performance in Unity engine based games AKA Assassins Creed especially Syndicate and Unity. I eventually put in a support request which you can see below. Bottom line is Saitek/Mad Katz went bust and the drivers for their mice and other products are well out of date. It turned out the Profile loader which has an icon in the system tray was interfering with Unity engine mouse and keyboard controls. They were slow to react and sometimes there was no reaction. Removal of the utility running in the background solves the problem. I thought the camera in AC Unity was setup in a weird way being sluggish and generally slow to react. All along it had been this problem !
This may be a classic case of old drivers but Saitek/Mad Katz were problematic all along, probably one of the reasons they went bust along with outrageously over priced products. Removing the system mouse driver for the R.A.T. 5 mouse means that left click no longer works on the mouse ! It’s obvious that any mouse should be functional with the default Microsoft mouse driver or whatever default driver is installed. I just ordered a new mouse from a manufacturer that seems to be financially healthy and has recent driver releases.
This problem may effect other games as well and in ways that may not be immediately noticeable. For example I noticed improved frame times in Syndicate after solving the problem. That’s the accuracy of the time between each frame.