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Create your own 3D models and 2D sprites! · By Kenney

It's too laggy!

A topic by D4rkly created Jul 21, 2017 Views: 462 Replies: 11
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I have an older computer, and it does not run smoothly even with editor quality at low! 

Please, further lower the fancy things! I cannot even use it!

Can you post your pc specs please!

Does your PC meet the minimum requirements for running Unity games/tools? At the lowest setting, there really aren't any graphical enhancements left to disable.


  • OS: Windows XP SP2+, Mac OS X 10.8+, Ubuntu 12.04+, SteamOS+.
  • Graphics card: DX9 (shader model 3.0) or DX11 with feature level 9.3 capabilities.
  • CPU: SSE2 instruction set support.

Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU N3530 @ 2.16GHz 2.16GHz

Unity works without any lag, as well as Blender. 

I think its the Camera more than anything with the smooth transitioning and what not.

It's also not very responsive (takes a full couple seconds for the program to register I move my mouse)

Disappointing I can't even try it out :( 

I'm sorry it's not working out for you but I can guarantee we do our best to optimize the editor, especially for lower-end devices. The camera smoothing and transitioning does not have an effect on performance at all (otherwise they wouldn't be in there).

You might want to upgrade your CPU or GPU, I did a quick search and your CPU ends up at the bottom worst performing CPU's.

I've successfully run Asset Forge on some older office PCs on medium and lower settings without much issue at all. Kenney even moved from rendered and animated previews to pre-rendered static PNG images for previews to reduce some overhead.

 Your CPU being a low powered notebook unit with weaker integrated graphics is probably the issue here. You can't swap the chip and adding an external GPU is probably an expensive and technical endeavor. Your best bet for getting more power from that computer will be adding Ram but there's no guarantee that it will help with AF as your system likely has very limited graphics capability and GPU allotted memory. I've heard of someone with a Macbook Air having performance issues too. The Air is also based on a low power Atom CPU.

Try this [Techium Eclipse] it's a Game Jam entry by Kenney that also uses Unity as the engine and assets built with some of the Asset Forge pipeline before it was Asset Forge.

I know this is probably not what you want to hear but a "new" PC may be in order. Really the requirements for Unity and Asset Forge are not that heavy so there are plenty of older PCs that can run it if you're not willing/able to build/buy a new PC for this task. Pick a processor, type it into ebay, then choose Desktop and All-in-ones and you'll find plenty of prebuilt systems. Don't get an Ultra Small Form Factor and try for a tower if possible because it will be easier to find a GPU if you need one later.


Both unity and blender work without any issues... I don't see why Asset Forge preforms so poorly on my PC. Is there by any chance I could get a refund? I'd be more than willing to purchase it again when I have a more efficient computer.



Sorry, we can't give refunds based on your PC specs. The software runs fine on most, even older hardware. Since our application is DRM-free we can't revoke access to it which means we can't do refunds.

D4rkly, did you check the task manager to see if you have stuff getting in the way, like heavy antivirus?
What about GPU drivers? Are they up to date? 
If everything is ok and clean then it's likely your CPU as others said: it's an entry level CPU for netbooks never meant for complex software.

I use  Asset Forge on a 6 years old mid-level PC and it works flawlessly, never goes over 10% CPU.