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  1. Wurm Performance

    Hello everyone, I have updated this thread to be more accurate and meaningful based on previous edits and replies and more of my own research and testing. First, I recommend you uninstall your previous version of Java 8 and replace it with the latest version. At the time of writing, it was JRE 1.8.0_60 also known as Java 8 Runtime Environment. There are also some websites out there claiming that the server version of Java 8 provides an increase in performance for certain types of mathematical calculations. However, the server version of Java 8 does not include 'javaws.exe' that is needed to run Wurm Online. I have no idea if overwriting the JRE 1.8.0_60 directory contents with JDK 1.8.0_60 results in any performance improvement or not. However, I did it just for kicks and it didn't prevent me from running the game. For most users, I just recommend getting the new JRE. Second, I want to share my updated Wurm game settings also known as the gamesettings.txt file you find in your game directory. On my PC, it's located at D:\Program Files\Wurm Online\configs\default\gamesettings.txt but your configuration file may be in a different location (e.g., on the C drive instead). What you do is backup your current gamesettings.txt using a different filename and then copy my settings into your gamesettings.txt. If something goes wrong just revert back to your old gamesettings.txt or further tweak the settings using the Wurm Client for your machine. The configuration I posted below has lower settings for use with multiple clients as most people have alts. If you're just running a single client you can increase your settings as long as you can maintain a decent amount of FPS in-game. If you have created separate configuration profiles, your gamesettings.txt will appear under D:\Program Files\Wurm Online\configs\ConfigName where the ConfigName is the name of the configuration you used for a particular in-game character. MULTIPLE CLIENT CONFIGURATION (Major Update: 2015-10-18 at 9:48PM) #Wurm Online client properties #Sun Oct 18 21:26:37 EDT 2015 show_body_in_inventory=false enable_contribution_culling=false sound_cache_enabled=true viewport_bob=true hide_menu_examine=false color_white=1.0,1.0,1.0 mark_text_read=true no_terrain_render=false has_read_eula=true color_error=1.0,0.3,0.3 use_color_picking=true render_glow=false trees=3 vbo_enabled=2 reflections=1 animation_playback_self=0 showKChat=true debug_mode=false color_teal=0.0,0.5,0.5 irc_log_rotation=2 impColumn=true sound_al_gain=0 release_context=false skydetail=0 auto_mipmaps_enabled=2 use_fast_clock_work_around=true no_world_render=false skillgain_no_alignment=false release_context_on_jogl_sleep=false skillgain_no_favor=true loadInventoryStartup=true settings_version=3 use_anisotropic_filtering=4 terrain_bump=false custim_timer_source=1 gui_skin=1 color_black=0.0,0.0,0.0 tiledecorations=0 season_override=0 color_cyan=0.0,1.0,1.0 font_antialias=2 use_alpha_particles=true contribution_culling=150 fog_coord_src=0 sound_play_PMAlert=true submit_client_data=1 game_client_thread_priority=2 structure_render_distance=3 sound_engine=2 customTimer5=-1|-1 customTimer4=-1|-1 customTimer3=-1|-1 customTimer2=-1|-1 customTimer1=-1|-1 font_italian=11 other_log_rotation=2 enable_debugs=false log_extra_errors=false screenshot_file_format=0 color_grey=0.5,0.5,0.5 sound_play_ambients=true auto_run_source=0 depth_clamp_enabled=2 terrain_res=2 stipple_enabled=true material_as_suffix=true use_nano_timer=false hide_menu_no_target=false collada_animations=3 cloud_shadows=false player_texture_size=2 test_attach_equipment=false fast_yield=false event_log_rotation=2 color_purple=0.5,0.0,0.5 test_mode=0 color_fuchsia=1.0,0.0,1.0 fps_limit_enabled=true color_lime=0.0,1.0,0.0 sound_play_combat=true sound_play_emotes=true font_header=28 update_optional=true color_navy_blue=0.23,0.39,1.0 render_distant_terrain=true max_texture_size=1 censor_chat=false high_res_binoculars=true use_phobia_models=false thirdPerson=false color_maroon=0.5,0.0,0.0 offscreen_texture_size=2 sound_play_buzz=true sound_buzzlevel=2 outline_picking=true gpu_skinning=true water_detail=2 compressed_textures_S3TC=true enable_lod=true use_antialiasing=1 display_settings=false\:true\:0\:1920\:1080\:32\:-1\:false\:false model_loader_thread_priority=1 sound_music_level=5 use_non_alpha_particles=true shift_drag_default=10 reflection_texture_size=0 tile_transitions=true occlusion_queries_enabled=2 gui_opacity=3 compressed_textures=false hide_inactive_friends=true exec_source=0 item_creature_render_distance=4 font_static=15 use_tree_models=true treelist_outline=true sound_doppler_enabled=false use_weather_particles=true key_bindings_source=0 font_monospaced=11 engine_multithreaded=2 save_skills_on_quit=true color_yellow=1.0,1.0,0.0 enable_vsync=true color_royal_blue=0.23,0.39,1.0 disable_select_all_shortcut=false enable_shift_drag=true glsl_debug_loading=false use_fbo_color_picking=false mega_texture_size=3 color_orange=1.0,0.5,0.0 remember_password=true color_silver=0.75,0.75,0.75 togglePushToTalk=true local_list_in_event=true font_default=15 log_gl_errors=false lod=1 resident_models=false color_system=0.5,1.0,0.5 multidraw_enabled=2 send_extra_tile_data=false mount_rotation=true color_red=1.0,0.0,0.0 use_nagles_algorithm=false sound_play_work=true skillgain_minimum=3 fps_limit=60 silent_friends_update=false cavedetail=1 sound_play_weather=true keyboard_layout=0 no_brightness=false inverse_mouse=false fbo_enabled=1 hint_texture_scaling=1 sound_play_music=false show_old_quickbar=false fps_limit_background=30 hide_menu_spam_mode=true render_sun_glare=false non_power_of_two=2 sound_play_door=true font_bold=11 sound_footstepslevel=10 model_loading_threads=1 hide_menu_stop=false color_green=0.08,1.0,0.08 irc_notif=0 sound_play_footsteps=true glsl_enabled=2 shadow_level=0 fov_horizontal=90 setting_timestamps=true Here are some features you may wish to tweak further: - model_loading_threads=1 (use a lower setting for multiple clients; 1 for dual core CPU; 2 for quad core CPU; higher for six or eight core CPUs) - etc.... Finally, I'm not providing any guarantees that this configuration will actually prevent or reduce stutters in the game when for example, visitng places like Glasshollow in Xanadau. However, at the very least I hope it helps some of the people out there who are struggling to find a decent mix of settings to make the game run smooth for them without having to go through all the configuration settings one by one. If users could report their findings in this thread, that would be helpful for everyone. Did it improve your game performance (e.g., FPS)? Did it improve the speed of loading objects (i.e., object popping in/out of view when being loaded)? Did it improve stuttering (e.g., going to Glasshollow and ending up with major stuttering afterwards