Xuan-Yuan Sword VII | Fix FPS drops, Stuttering, Freezing and Crashing

Experiencing performance issues in Xuan-Yuan Sword 7? Here is a guide consisting of some fixes.

Xuan-Yuan Sword VII | Fix FPS drops, Stuttering, Freezing and Crashing

Xuan-Yuan Sword VII – Official System Requirements

  • Minimum:
      • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
      • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) or 64-bit Windows 10
      • Processor: Intel Core i5 4590 or AMD equivalent (or better)
      • Memory: 8 GB RAM
      • Graphics: NVIDIA GTX 960 or equivalent (or better)
      • DirectX: Version 11
      • Storage: 50 GB available space
      • Sound Card: Direct compatible sound card for audio
  • Recommended:
      • Requires a 64-bit processor and operating system
      • OS: 64-bit Windows 7, 64-bit Windows 8 (8.1) or 64-bit Windows 10
      • Processor: Intel Core i7 7700 or AMD equivalent (or better)
      • Memory: 16 GB RAM
      • Graphics: NVIDIA RTX2060 or equivalent (or better)
      • DirectX: Version 11
      • Storage: 50 GB available space
      • Sound Card: Direct compatible sound card for audio

The system requirements for this game are really high if you ask me. You need a GTX 960 4GB to run the game on 1080p at 30 FPS, that too at the lowest possible settings. And a whopping 16GB of RAM, along with a RTX 2060 to enjoy the game at 60 FPS on 1920×1080 resolution. So, despite not being a AAA title, Xuan-Yuan Sword 7 is indeed a really demanding game.

Update your drivers

Here are the links to the latest drivers for AMD and Nvidia graphics cards. They might not be specifically optimized for Xuan-Yuan Sword VII, but it is recommended to have the updated ones. Majority of the crashing issues in games are caused by video driver. So get the new ones:

  1. Nvidia Drivers
  2. AMD Drivers

Xuan-Yuan Sword 7 – Best Graphics Settings

  • Display Mode : Fullscreen
  • Resolution : 1920×1080
  • Texture Quality : Low
  • Sharpness : 2
  • Shadow Quality : 2
  • Shadow Distance : Near
  • V-sync : Off

Tested the game on a GTX 1060 GB. The game is not really optimized. Even at the lowest settings, I was hardly getting 60 FPS constantly.

Verify the in-games files of Xuan-Yuan Sword 7 via Steam

If Xuan-Yuan Sword VII is crashing for you due to missing or corrupted files, the you can fix that by simply verify the game via Steam. Here is how to do it:

  1. Go to your Steam Library
  2. Right click on Xuan-Yuan Sword VII
  3. Select Properties
  4. Click on the Local Files tab
  5. Click on Verify Integrity of Game File

Turn of Nvidia GFE Overlay (For Nvidia users)

I am not sure that you have noticed or not, but there are a lot of Nvidia services that would pop up whenever you turn on the Nvidia In-Game Overlay. And it makes sense as there are a lot of features and you get from GFE. You won’t realize until you check properly that there are a lot of these services and though individually they are consuming very little percentage of your CPU, when you combine them it is a hefty chunk. So try turning it off.

  1. Launch Nvidia Geforce Experience
  2. Click on the Settings icon on the top right corner
  3. Select the General Tab
  4. Turn of In-Game Overlay
  5. Restart your system

Preferred Graphics Processor (For Nvidia Laptop users)

If your laptop features a Nvidia graphics card inside then you need to make sure your laptop is using that instead of the low powered integrated one.

  1. Just open Nvidia Control Panel
  2. Click on Manage 3D settings located on the left side
  3. Select the Program Settings tab
  4. Under “Select a program to customize” select Xuan-Yuan Sword VII
  5. If it is not there then click on Add and then select it
  6. Now set “Select the preferred graphics processor for this program” to “High-performance NVIDIA processor

Disable Steam Overlay for Xuan-Yuan Sword VII

The Steam Overlay is recently causing problems in a lot of games. Try turning it off.

  1. Go to you Steam Library
  2. Right-click on Xuan-Yuan Sword VII
  3. Select Properties
  4. Under the General tab, check the box next to Enable the Steam Overlay while in-game

Turn off Windows 10 Background Recording

The Captures tool on Windows 10 often tend to take up a lot of resources and the Background Recording feature always records in the background while you are playing any game. So turn it off would immediately give you a boost. Here is how to do it:

  1. Open Windows Settings
  2. Click on Gaming
  3. Select Captures
  4. Turn off Background Recording

Close all overclocking applications

If Xuan-Yuan Sword VII is freezing a lot for you then chances are it is being caused by an overclocking application or utility running in the background. A lot of games have been suffering from this issue lately due to applications like MSI Afterburner. So it is best to stay on the safe side and run your graphics card on default speeds.

Wait for updates from SOFTSTAR and Domo Studio

Xuan-Yuan Sword VII is a brand new title and that too an Indie one. The developers of this game are a small group and are fairly new to this.

Bugs and performance issues are pretty common in games during launches. So expect a ton of patches and updates from the developers. All you have to do is be patient and wait for the developers to address the issues. We are pretty sure that they will be releasing patchs to fix the lag, stuttering and low fps issues pretty soon.

These are all the fixes we have right now for the problems in Xuan-Yuan Sword VII.


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