With the newest update to Roguetech supporting the latest version of the BattleTech base game, a lot of new players are hopping in. So let’s talk about performance in RogueTech and how to improve it. This is a common complaint of new and veteran players. The game is already hard enough, so making the game slow just adds tedium. Make sure to read all the tips below, as they can seriously help with speeding up the game. Also, check the Roguetech System Requirements listed to make sure your rig is up to snuff.
RAM and Pagefiles
Pagefiles and RAM volumes are very important for this mod. A pagefile is a virtual memory RAM that helps the OS (Operation System) with additional RAM.
When a program starts, the OS will only put items into the page file when RAM fills. This causes speed issues.
The issue with not having enough RAM or a large enough pagefile is the sheer amount of stuff that the game tracks. Since we’re talking about a Unity game, it loves being inefficient. One thing this game loves to do is to dump all of RAM for Roguetech into the pagefile. Without a large enough file, you will run into various slowdowns. And without enough RAM, you will see very long load times.
The pagefile size is based on the way the engine handles RAM. For example, if your computer has 32GB of RAM installed, RT recommends setting your PageFile to 48GB. Make sure to set a custom size for the pagefile, and don’t let Windows manage it.
Always try to install RT to an SSD, and move your core Steam drive there as well. If you only have a small SSD, just get the game files for the mod and the base game in there to help with load times. Also, don’t place the files for the mod inside of the Battletech install folder, this will cause file conflicts. It’s also highly recommended that you don’t place either inside subfolders within the typical C: drive install locations like \Program Files or \Program Files (x86).
Add both the RogueTech cache and BattleTech game folders to your exclusion list in any antivirus programs. That way, you won’t have random files getting false-flagged, nor will the virus scans potentially mess with them.
With that in mind, here are the system requirements you should always meet before installing the game.
When installing or updating the game, check the Launcher for performance settings. Make sure MultiThread Rendering is toggled on. Also, turn on Crystal Clear to remove post-processing effects in battles.
Roguetech Mod System Requirements
- OS: 64-bit Windows 7 or Higher
- Processor: 4 Thread x 4.2GHz or better
- Memory: 16 GB RAM + 24GB static pagefile (32GB or more RAM is STRONGLY RECOMMENDED)
- GPU: Nvidia® GeForce™ GTX 560 Ti or AMD® ATI Radeon™ HD 5870 (1 GB VRAM)
- DirectX: Version 11
- Network: Broadband Internet connection (required for installation and updates)
- Storage: 35GB Base BT Installation + 25GB Mod Installation. Additional 25GB for launcher cache workspace required on any other storage.
- Sound Card: DirectX 9 sound device
- Make sure you have all the latest Windows updates
- The Battletech game must be installed before you attempt to install RT. RT is a mod, and is therefore dependent on BT to run.
- Disable cloud saves for the Battletech game in Steam
- Download the latest RogueTech Launcher which you can get from NEXUS
- The Default download will download ONLY the launcher. It will grab the install cache during installation.
- The PreCache option is updated infrequently and contains *most* of the install cache.
- If you are experiencing spotty internet connectivity, select PreCache option.
- You DO NOT need to download CAB separately, except when instructed to do so by the dev/support team in a ticket.
- Make sure you have the right version of the Battletech game. The officially supported game version by RogueTech mod is 1.9.1