Anno 1800 Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops, Crashing And Stuttering

Anno 1800 is a real-time strategy video game by Ubisoft where your job is to build cities. It is the seventh installment in the Anno series, and returns to the use of a historical setting following the last two titles, Anno 2070 and Anno 2205.

Anno 1800 is based on the period during the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century. The 19th century was a time of industrialization, diplomacy, and new discoveries. Despite having traditional features like city building and ocean combat mechanics, Anno 1800 brings some new aspects of gameplay on the table. Tourism, “blue-printing”, and the effects of industrialisation influences on island inhabitants, players will get to experience it all.

In Anno 1800 a player can choose to be an innovator, an exploiter, a conqueror or a liberator. Players will take charge of themselves as they navigate through the technological landscape and malicious political arena of the 19th century. The only objective is to build an empire that will reach to the farthest corners of Europe and South America.

There is no denying that Anno 1800 is a great game. But that doesn’t make the game free from bugs and performance issues. Though Anno 1800 might seem like a light and less demanding title, it is not. By looking at the system requirements you can tell that it is quite demanding. Being demanding is not a problem, having performances issues is. In the Open beta of Anno 1800, where players are suppose to play and give their feedback, they are facing problems like lag, fps drops and crashes. Though these are some serious issues, most of them can be fixed with few tweaks here and there. Here is our guide to fix lag, fps drops, crashing and stuttering in Anno 1800:

Anno 1800 Performance Guide – Fix Lag, FPS Drops, Crashing And Stuttering

How to fix lag, fps drops, crashing and stuttering in Anno 1800 Method #1

Make sure you PC atleast meets the minimum system requirements of Anno 1800

System Requirements

Minimum:

    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10(64-bit versions only)
    • Processor: Intel i5 3470, AMD FX 6350
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 670 GTX or AMD Radeon R9 285 (2 GB of VRAM, Shader Model 5.0)
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 60 GB available space
Recommended:

    • OS: Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10(64-bit versions only)
    • Processor: Intel i5 4690k, AMD Ryzen 5 1400
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 970 GTX or AMD Radeon RX 480 (4 GB of VRAM, Shader Model 5.1)
    • DirectX: Version 12
    • Storage: 60 GB available space

Now, here is the problem. Even though Ubisoft has mentioned that Anno 1800 will run on the AMD FX 6350, we tried a couple of times but it ended up crashing again and again. So, we went ahead and tried playing it on the Intel i3 8100 and everything worked completely fine. So we are no sure whether the given minimum system requirements are not adequate or does Anno 1800 crash only on the AMD FX 6350. Therefore we came up with the minimum system requirements of our own for the Anno 1800.

Minimum System Requirements for Anno 1800 recommended by Frondtech

  • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10Microsoft Windows 7, Windows 8.1 or Windows 10(64-bit versions only)
  • Processor: Intel i3 8100 , AMD Ryzen 3 1200
  • Memory: 8 GB RAM
  • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 ti or AMD RX 460
  • DirectX: Version 11
  • Storage: 60 GB available space

How to fix lag, fps drops, crashing and stuttering in Anno 1800 Method #2

Make sure your graphics drivers are updated

Outdated drivers could be the reason of performance loss at times. Here are the links to the latest drivers for AMD and Nvidia graphics cards:

  1. Nvidia Drivers
  2. AMD Drivers

How to fix lag, fps drops, crashing and stuttering in Anno 1800 Method #3

Tweak Nvidia Control Panel settings

[Note: This is for Nvidia users only]

  • Open Nvidia Control Panel
  • Click on Manage 3D settings on the left bar
  • Click on the Program Settings tab
  • Locate Anno 1800 or Anno 7 from the drop down menu under “Select a program to customize”
  • If you cannot find it on the list then you need to add the .exe file manually
  • Click on Add
  • Locate the folder where you have installed Anno 1800
  • Select the executable file or the .exe file which in this case should be Anno1800.exe
  • Once added the program settings will now be available for Anno 1800
  • Set Monitor Technology to G-Snyc (if available)
  • Enable Threaded Optimization
  • Set Power Management to Highest Performance
  • Set Multi-Display/Mixed GPU Acceleration to Single display performance mode

How to fix lag, fps drops, crashing and stuttering in Anno 1800 Method #4

Best Graphics Settings for Anno 1800

Go Options>Graphics

DirectX : DirectX 12 [Change it to DirectX 11 if the game is crashing for you]

Enable V-sync : Off

Texture Quality : Medium

Lighting Quality : Medium

Water Quality : Medium

Object Quality : High

Terrain Quality : Medium

Feedback Quality : Low

Window Mode : Fullscreen

Anti-Aliasing : 4x

Shader Quality : Medium

Shadow Quality : Medium

Post-Processing : High

View Distance : Medium

Fix Sun Position : Off

Apply these settings and restart your game

How to fix lag, fps drops, crashing and stuttering in Anno 1800 Method #5

Increase the Priority of Anno 1800 from the Task Manager

  • Start Anno 1800
  • Press Alt+Tab to minimize the game
  • Open Task Manager
  • Click on Details tab
  • Search for Anno1800.exe or a similar looking process from the list.
  • Right click on the process and Set Priority to High

How to fix lag, fps drops, crashing and stuttering in Anno 1800 Method #6

Close overclocking utilities

Close any kind of overclocking utility or application that is running on your PC. Overclocking applications like the MSI Afterburner and Zotac Firestorm, are causing crashes for a lot of games. So it is better to stay on the safe side and run your graphics card and CPU at their default clock speeds as they are more stable

Change DirectX setting to DirectX 11

DirectX 12 is known to cause crashes in a lot of games. The Division 2 is a big example. So players who are facing crashes on DirectX 12, try changing it to DirectX 11 from the Graphics options and then just restart your PC once.

You are good to go!

 

 

 

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That’s all folks!

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