Slow Connection and/or Speed up your Sim Speed

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Improving your connection

This page is for general slow game troubleshooting or optimizing your game speed

In order of importance

  1. Use Ethernet, not WiFi
  2. Ports are forwarded See: Connection_issues_and_solutions
  3. You need a decent quality Broadband connection, 4+ Mbps
  4. Shut off anything else going on your computer or on any computer that is doing things on the net (roommates/family)
  5. Run Malwarebytes and a Free Antivirus, Avast, Sophos, Bitdefender, etc

Improving your SIM Speed/CPU score

Your CPU score in the lobby is a way of telling how fast your pc is able to run Forged Aliiance in game. A lower CPU score is better, with a score over 400 usually being indicative of a bad performance. Often, it can be the case that your CPU score quite high, and this is an indicator that your CPU is not up for the job of handling FA. There are many factors affecting CPU scores but they are in general quite accurate and show a good picture of what you will be like in game. You can test the accuracy of your score by loading a replay from Seton's Clutch and seeing your game speed in the upper right corner of your screen, at 20 minutes of in-game time. Usually a speed below -2 is considered to be slow, and disruptive for other players.

Here are some ways of improving your CPU score, listed in order of effectiveness:

  1. Get the fastest CPU you can afford from this chart: https://www.cpubenchmark.net/singleThread.html
  2. Make sure your CPU does not overheat - and make sure there is no dust in your pc. A hot CPU is throttled so it doesn't break, so its performance drop quickly.
  3. Close any uneccessary background programs. These can severely impact your game speed.
  4. Set the ForgedAlliance process priority to High and Affinity uncheck CPU 0. This is ~3% Sim speed improvement and you must do it everytime you launch a game.