Dear fellow Zero-K players,
I have played through a sufficient amount of game to report some recurring issues that occur in-game. I really love this game so these bugs are even more of a pain in the neck. I tried to set all graphics parameters to minimum but I still get them at unpredictable times.
My config is as follows:
- Windows 10 64 bits
- i7 6600U CPU 2.60 GHz
- 16 GB RAM
- 1TB SSD hard drive
Note that I play skirmishes with a simple mod that gives veterancy bonuses because this kind of veterancy is something I'm an absolute fan of and I only play RTS games in which units have veterancy bonuses.
1. Menus disappear in game.
This bug has been the most annoying. At some random point in the game (it seems to happen more often when I hear the fan, so it's probably related with my computer being overloaded or something), either just the bottom left menu (the mild version) or literally the entire interface of the game disappears. I'm left with just the units, and the game still running. I cannot select the units nor save the game nor make the interface reappear. The only way to get back the interface is to restart the program without saving the game. This has made me lose several minutes of games several times. I don't know how to find a quick fix or what could be wrong in my computer (which has ok hardware I think) that would produce this. Looking for previous posts in Zero K didn't help. I tried to follow the instructions of a similar one (that I can't remember of unfortunately) only to find that this bug re-occured later on.
2. FPS issues
As soon as I have, let's say, about 15 units on the screen, the frame rate drops significantly. If I have something like 30 units it's barely playable. So in the endgame I have to de-zoom to strategic map to move my troops, it's impossible to look at the battle without the game almost freezing, and going to something like 1-3 FPS. Is there anything I missed there? I also tried to look for previous posts but none of them really helped.
3. Various minor interfaces issues
When I start a new game or load a saved game, often the illustrative screens that appear while the game is loading become a single uniform color, and the writings on top of the loading bar are replaced by cryptic "symbols". Then I get these "symbols" instead of the construction time bar on top of buildings, or even I don't get any time bar while the builders build the building. Also if there is any trees or rocks on the map, they disappear. And also the indicators of metal sites either blink or disappear on the map. These bugs don't prevent me from playing the game but I notice that they occur at almost any game.
So, what are your tricks with the last version of the game to alleviate these problems?