Graphics performance tips

Various users suggested the following tips

From aviator33

Does this happen only after a few minutes of running the game? If so, I used to get this (Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate) and there are two solutions that worked for me:

1) Quick Fix
While SO is running, as soon as you see the bar start to jerk and lag, open a new Internet Explorer window. Strange as it sounds, it fixes the bar - don't ask me why.

2) Permanent Fix
Right click the SO icon, go to Properties, then the Compatability Tab. Make sure the following items are ticked;

  • Run this program in compatibility mode for Windows XP (Service Pack 2)
  • Disable visual themes
  • Disable desktop composition
  • Disable display scaling on high DPI settings
  • Run this program as an administrator

Graphics settings for game

When you launch the game, you can adjust the graphics settings. If you are having performance issues, change the settings to favour performance over appearance.

To adjust the settings, click on the Option button from the game launcher.

Clicking Option opens the panel as shown below. Try changing the settings as indicated:

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