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Old 07-17-2012, 10:05 PM   #1
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Magicka lags

Hi everyone. i bought Magicka 2 days ago and installed to default folder. Everything is fine, everything works but game lags. Not like its 1-5 FPS, but there are framerate dropes in every second. I really dont know why this game lags like that. When i set my game to small resolution, it works with constant 60 FPS. Games like L.A Noire, Max Payne 3, Battlefield Bad Company 2, MW3, Dead Island, Binary Domain works on 1920x1080 resolution on high-ultra settings without any problem. Need help.


What i've tried.

- Enabling and disabling v-sync and triple buffering
- locking to 60 FPS with help of recorder
- set everything to minimum
- set everything to minimum from Nvidia controll panel



My PC Specs.

Intel i3 3.20 Ghz
2x 4Gb Kingston 1333 Mhz
Nvidia GT 520 2Gb
500Gb HDD
Windows 7 Ultimate x64
LG Flatron 22" LCD Monitor, 1920x1080 60Hz




P.S Sorry for my bad english
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:50 AM   #2
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What I can think of..
Update video card driver
try windowed mode, see if any difference
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Old 07-18-2012, 01:22 PM   #3
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What I can think of..
Update video card driver
try windowed mode, see if any difference

Thanks for reply my good sir.

I believe that my driver is up to date, the version is 301.42.
Oh and windowed mode didnt made any difference


I hope i will make this game run smoother
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:57 PM   #4
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I would suggest the problem is the GT 520.

Magicka requires a Geforce 8800 / Radeon X1900 or similar. So that's sort of minimum. The average 8800 is roughly 3 times more powerful then your GT 520. ( 8800 > < 520 )

This will indeed affect the game performance. You will need to keep both resolution and details on as low as possible to use that hardware.
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Old 07-18-2012, 09:51 PM   #5
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I would suggest the problem is the GT 520.

Magicka requires a Geforce 8800 / Radeon X1900 or similar. So that's sort of minimum. The average 8800 is roughly 3 times more powerful then your GT 520. ( 8800 > < 520 )

This will indeed affect the game performance. You will need to keep both resolution and details on as low as possible to use that hardware.
Does it really? o_O

I think MaxPayne3 1080p*ultra is pretty above this game's requirement.. huh

However Magicka is not so well optimized, then this may be right.
But also there're people with high-end hardware configuration saying Magicka appears to be very laggy ..

Both situations I can't deal with..
Anyone else?
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Old 07-19-2012, 08:20 AM   #6
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Well i guess ill just have to get used to low resolution


Thanks anyway
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Old 07-19-2012, 09:31 AM   #7
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Yes, I have an integrated card on my laptop, and even though it runs other games fine very well, it does have a hard time with this one.

With my card sometimes it would play fine, other times the game would flash and lose textures,and animations would lag behind sounds.

The best time I'd had with it is with v-synch on, 800x600 low settings and windowed. I didn't get texture flashing, and the game runs at a very playable FPS and things are much smoother.

Otherwise you may want to investigate some of the stickies, who have tips for several cards, which may help you!

It does help to persevere, it's a very fun game.
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Old 07-19-2012, 04:47 PM   #8
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I would suggest the problem is the GT 520.

Magicka requires a Geforce 8800 / Radeon X1900 or similar. So that's sort of minimum. The average 8800 is roughly 3 times more powerful then your GT 520. ( 8800 > < 520 )

This will indeed affect the game performance. You will need to keep both resolution and details on as low as possible to use that hardware.

Dear PS_ , pls answer. does this framerate ok ? I recorded it with fraps which kills my framerates, but still.

Pls reply


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4UrJFE6ufQ
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Old 07-25-2012, 04:47 AM   #9
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Dear PS_ , pls answer. does this framerate ok ? I recorded it with fraps which kills my framerates, but still.

Pls reply

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a4UrJFE6ufQ
Hi Dav4life
( I've been away for a small trip, that's why the delay ... )
I have no first hand experience of the GT520. But from similar cards I'd say that looks about right.

Sure Magicka isn't that optimised. But very few small developer games are. And it seams using .NET along with Shader 3 for their first game ever was probably not the best for making a game with low specs required. But all of that is well discussed in the stickys. ( The why's and how's ... ) I also suspect many think of the 8800 or X1900 as old cards. And yes they might be, but still have quite impressive power. Also that they are "required" might be a case for misunderstanding. Their not "recommended" as many seam to think, the word is required.
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