How to Fix The Forgotten City Stuttering Issue on PC

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The Forgotten City was a Skyrim mod released back in 2015 and it was one of the most celebrated most of Skyrim. It instantly reached three million downloads. This mod is now released as a standalone game by the same developers and it adds some tweaks and graphics improvements in the same cleverly interconnected story.

As this is a new game, players are reporting some bugs/problems which are affecting the gameplay experience. One of the major problems is The Forgotten City stuttering issue which is being faced by different players at different phases in the game.

The Forgotten City Stuttering Issue Fix

There are different methods to fix the stuttering issue on The Forgotten City. You can try each of these methods and one of them will work for you for sure.

Method 1 : Update Your GPU Drivers

Most of your stuttering issues will be resolved just by updating your GPU drivers. As this is a new game, old drivers might cause some problems with it because old drivers might not be optimized for this game specifically. You can search your respective GPU drivers from the links below.

Method 2: Check System Requirements of the Game

Make sure to check the official system requirements of the game as there might be one or more components in your PC which might be below the recommended system requirements and it might be causing the stuttering. Here are the official system requirements of The Forgotten City.

Minimum Requrements

  • Operating System: Windows 7 SP1 64-bit
  • Processor: Any 3GHz (4 Core) CPU
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Video card: NVIDIA GTX 750 Ti 2GB or AMD Radeon R7 265
  • Hard Drive: 26 GB available storage
  • Sound card: DirectX-compatible Sound card with latest drivers
  • Peripherals: Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse, or controller

Recommended Requirements

  • Operating System: Windows 10 64-bit with latest updates
  • Processor: Any 3.2GHz (4 Core) CPU
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Video card: NVIDIA GTX 1060 | AMD Radeon RX 580
  • Hard Drive: 26 GB available storage on SSD
  • Sound card: DirectX-compatible Sound card with latest drivers
  • Peripherals: Windows-compatible keyboard and mouse, or controller

Method 3: Set High Priority in Task Manager

This is also important. Sometimes the background apps on your PC eat up too many resources which causes stuttering as your game does not receive the 100% of the resources of your PC. To fix this, make sure that all other apps are closed on your PC and then follow the following steps.

  • Open the Task Managet by right clicking the task bar or by pressing Ctrl+Shift+Esc.
  • Now go to the details tab and find the process of your game.
  • Right click the process and set its pririty to high as shown in the screenshot below.

More about The Forgotten City

Skyrim was originally released in 2011 and it attracted a cult following of many people. Some of these people made mods for Skyrim and most of these mods were minor tweaks to the base game like making some subtle changes to the game’s characters.

But some mods were more ambitious, aiming to offer an expansion-like experience with new areas to explore, fully voiced characters, and a number of new quest chains. One of such mods was the Forgotten City where your characters discover the remains of a hanged man who seemingly took his own life, leaving behind a warning.

This mod also received multiple awards for the content and quality of its writing. Six years later, this game is released again as a standalone addition with a lot of improvements and refined storytelling. There are plenty of fresh new twists and turns with new dialogues but the main story of the original mod remains the same.

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