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RDR2 R* Launcher: Sluggish performance


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Hey everyone.

 

So I won't lie, before I bought the game from R* Launcher version I do admit to having pirated it, the odd thing, however, is that the game ran perfectly in terms of performance. When I decided to purchase the game, got rid of the pirated version entirely and downloaded the game from the Launcher (had to move my pirate save game over for R*) the game runs sluggish at best. Camera movements along with overall game performance is significantly different compared to the one I had installed cracked.

 

Is there a reason to this do you think? As for my PC specs I can run the game. Current VRAM use ingame as far as graphics settings is using roughly 3250-3350 MB / 4GB, 14GB RAM (yes its odd, get over it), 32GB virtual memory (custom set) and 8 core CPU.

 

I don't understand how a pirate copy ran perfectly but the legitimate copy runs sluggish. 🤔

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This one I tried verifying integrity just incase but didn't resolve the issue.

 

So far I have just started chapter 2 at the new camp.

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Yeah, that's Rockstar for you.

 

Downloading via Rockstar Launcher automatically downloads the latest version. If you were running an older version, that's why there's a performance difference. I've had to mess around with graphics settings to minimize micro stutter since last year.

 

If your GPU/CPU is being limited by thermals, that's a huge bottleneck. I had to configure my CPU to not jump clock in high demand situations. The game ran more okay after that, but I've had to do a ton of research and make a ton of changes to get it where I have it now with smooth 60 fps and quick drops to 40 only in Saint Denis:

 

- Run windowed borderless at your monitor/output resolution. (Luckily mine's 1920x1080 so it's easy.) Downscaling to 1280x720 actually reduced performance a bit, so I just stick with default res.

- V-Sync and triple buff on in-game, and turn it on for RDR2.exe within NCP as well. Adaptive frame rate hasn't been as consistent for me, but if you've no issue with it leave these off.

 

Other than those, all other settings are up to your taste in how the game looks. The run-down of all other settings is the same as any other game performance-wise, and you seem to be well-versed with hardware so I assume you know how that goes. Running windowed borderless and v-sync/triple is the only way I've been able to maintain the game running smooth 60 since last year. Idk what the hell they did to the game.

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On 1/15/2023 at 3:50 AM, subvod said:

Yeah, that's Rockstar for you.

 

Downloading via Rockstar Launcher automatically downloads the latest version. If you were running an older version, that's why there's a performance difference. I've had to mess around with graphics settings to minimize micro stutter since last year.

 

If your GPU/CPU is being limited by thermals, that's a huge bottleneck. I had to configure my CPU to not jump clock in high demand situations. The game ran more okay after that, but I've had to do a ton of research and make a ton of changes to get it where I have it now with smooth 60 fps and quick drops to 40 only in Saint Denis:

 

- Run windowed borderless at your monitor/output resolution. (Luckily mine's 1920x1080 so it's easy.) Downscaling to 1280x720 actually reduced performance a bit, so I just stick with default res.

- V-Sync and triple buff on in-game, and turn it on for RDR2.exe within NCP as well. Adaptive frame rate hasn't been as consistent for me, but if you've no issue with it leave these off.

 

Other than those, all other settings are up to your taste in how the game looks. The run-down of all other settings is the same as any other game performance-wise, and you seem to be well-versed with hardware so I assume you know how that goes. Running windowed borderless and v-sync/triple is the only way I've been able to maintain the game running smooth 60 since last year. Idk what the hell they did to the game.

I'm unsure if I should even refund it and go back to the pirated one honestly, especially if the pirated version performance is better without me having to turn down my graphics settings. Of course it wouldn't be worth it now and I know discussion of such is against the rules so I won't be doing that.

 

My res is 1920x1080 60Hz (dual monitor though). When I'm playing RDR2 I have my second monitor set to mirror/duplicate my primary anyway. I was hoping I'd be able to extend RDR2's view with the second monitor but I guess not.

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demsmashies

The pirated version would be free of R* drm but I am unsure if that would affect performance in anyway. I would suggest doing your own benchmarks for both versions but I know that’s not entirely ideal.

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