Well that didn't last long. We were finally given 64bit, and "hey, go have big fun, knocks yourselves out." But now my GTX 970 and 16GB of ram, on a ship shape rig, has to be turned down to lowest Lighting settings to end the atrocious lag on larger lots with many windows.
And I'm not talking modern glasshouse mansions either. A typical mansion, with plenty of window, but not overdone, then boom, lag.
My graphics card and rig has no earthly business with low settings on anything the pc gaming world currently has out there.
So is it back to playing shotgun bungalows, or pushing the boat out on medium two-up, two-down nuclear family lots of supreme repetitive boringness?
Now to go explain to NVidia what TS4 is doing to their 970, and see if they can keep a straight face. Though I seriously doubt this is due to the lighting effect itself crippling the graphics card. Just the way the game is handling the data from all those windows.
Switching it off works for now. But if this is not addressed or explained, I will be seeking a full refund thanks to the new UK laws that protect me from software companies who cannot ever deliver the product they promised.
I haven't even patched to the latest 1.21. Need I bother? Dare I hope for lighting settings miracles after I do?