Company of Heroes 2 creates a lot of files in its My Games directory. Sometimes it might be a good idea to perform a little cleanup.
I've been experiencing ridiculous FPS drops so I decided to clean up COH2's My Games directory to see if it makes a difference. I had previously played a 4v4 compstomp and I used the replay file to create a reproducible benchmark. Here's the result:
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Before cleaning up my games directory - After cleaning up my games directory
The duration of the benchmark is the first 6 minutes of the replay at 1x speed. As you can see, the performance increase is significant.
Here's the list of files/folders I deleted (that I know/assume are safe to delete):
From Documents\My Games\Company of Heroes 2\ delete the following files/folders:
Cache\ -> Delete
LogFiles\ -> Delete
playback\ -> Delete/move to a backup folder if you want to access your replays later
all *.dat files (e.g. ItemBundlesCache-coh2-coh2.dat)
all *.log files (e.g. warnings.log, shrink.log)
And since it hasn't been possible for a while now to flip another player's playercard in the lobby, you have to check their steam profile. Well, you can always paste their Steam ID to a leaderboard URL to see their rank.
These are all issues that a player who plays a lot of lobby games faces. Things to add to the list:
This probably sounds totally like a noob, but I could use some help with the following:
I would like to extract some images (like icons). If I'm right, this is the tool to do that.
But I have some trouble with the first step in the OP: Extract UI.sga somewhere if you already haven't.
I have no idea how to do that and a small search didn't clarify anything to me. Could somebody point me to the right direction on how to do that? It would we greatly appreciated!
How to extract the contents of UIHigh.sga
Install Company of Heroes 2 Tools if you already haven't
Click Library then Tools
Right click on Company of Heroes 2 Tools and select Install Game…
Launch Company of Heroes 2 Tools and select "Tools" -> "Archive Viewer"
In Archive Viewer, select "File" -> "Open" and browse to your Company of Heroes 2 installation directory and select UIHigh.sga located in subdirectory CoH2\Archives\
By default, COH2 is installed in C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Company of Heroes 2
If you are unsure where your COH2 is installed, you can quickly check the location by right-clicking COH2 in your Steam Library and select "Properties", then "Local Files", and finally "Browse local files".
Right-click "UIHigh.sga" in the Archive Viewer's treeview and select "Extract".