Author Topic: Weirdly slow loadings when server changes track  (Read 1791 times)

Janne Suur-Näkki

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While some gains can be had from further optimization I doubt we can significantly improve the loading times. In the case you have grass enabled and texture quality set to Ultra there's a lot of stuff to load especially in the case of newer tracks that have a lot of foliage variation and use multiple terrain blend maps. If you're running low on memory will cause a further slowdown to loading due to swapping (having your page files on SSDs will help somewhat in that case).

We'll check out whether it would be feasible to add a 60 second safe margin before timing out.
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Purple44

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While some gains can be had from further optimization I doubt we can significantly improve the loading times. In the case you have grass enabled and texture quality set to Ultra there's a lot of stuff to load especially in the case of newer tracks that have a lot of foliage variation and use multiple terrain blend maps. If you're running low on memory will cause a further slowdown to loading due to swapping (having your page files on SSDs will help somewhat in that case).

We'll check out whether it would be feasible to add a 60 second safe margin before timing out.

Thanks for the reply Janne.   :)

I paid $240 for my 960 to have my eye candy, hate have to give it up online. I even drop grass setting to High before I tried loading Mixed 3 and the guys still got time out because track loaded to slow. I would hate to have to turn off grass, like a lot of players I am finding out, have!  :(

I don't do much offline except for some modding. Must my time is spent racing and derbying online with Wreckfest.  :D
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Orbotnive T

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Since this topic and turning off grass I have had no problems at all with load time race missing :)

It is a pity though - on some tracks they do look a bit barren. I ought to test actually how it goes on the two lower settings. Once the grass was off and there wasn't any more problem I accepted that quickly.

Purple44

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Seem this still an issue for me. Last night when I was hosting, I drop Zeb when I change track to Sandpit 3 and again when I change track to Mixed 3. These 2 tracks take a long time to load.


Since you a PM Janne.
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Janne Suur-Näkki

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Thanks Purple, checking it now.

That's a bummer to hear the issue still persists - but hopefully further optimization of those tracks (as well as others) will improve the situation.
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Hmm, I see this issue is with others as well. I recently reinstalled the game and noticed, that sometimes it takes ages to load something and sometimes tracks are not loading at all.