I’ve just purchased the game and I’m having problems running it. The symptoms are:
constant stuttering or lockups for 1-5 seconds at a time (during battles), particularly when there is combat or when I place a new turret/troops (looks to me like just as the sprite appears on the screen).
once battle is full on, it pretty much just constantly freezes with the occasionally 1-2 sec burst of something actually moving
audio tracks ‘jumping’ and small 1 sec freezes whilst in the game menus
My system is an MSI GT780DX laptop. Its got more oomph than most desktops, although it obviously has different hardware:
GTX570M gfx card
So far I’ve tried the following:
Running GTB direct from the exe instead of Steam
Turning off all settings, and then turning down resolution to smallest, turning on all settings one by one in various configurations
Turning off music, sound, etc
Running in fullscreen and windowed
Disabling every irrelevent service on my computer (started with the audio services but have disabled literally everything nonessential)
I’m pretty much at my wits’ end trying to make this work; I’m assuming its either:
Driver incompatibility (maybe no one else has used similar hardware to this yet?)
Any time I change from fullscreen to windowed, I get the ‘failed to initialise engine’ error. Which leads me further to believe that this may be related to the game having issues with the GeForce mobile drivers.
Any help would be greatly appreciated as I’ve been very much looking forward to this game