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User Info: JKatarn

JKatarn
4 years ago#21
I find it odd that Vsync would have any bearing whatsoever on loading times, it's usually a strictly runtime setting that synchronizes your framerate to the vertical blank rate of your monitor.
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User Info: Kalirion

Kalirion
4 years ago#22
JKatarn posted...
I find it odd that Vsync would have any bearing whatsoever on loading times, it's usually a strictly runtime setting that synchronizes your framerate to the vertical blank rate of your monitor.


It is odd, and an indication of very bad coding.
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User Info: JKatarn

JKatarn
4 years ago#23
Kalirion posted...
JKatarn posted...
I find it odd that Vsync would have any bearing whatsoever on loading times, it's usually a strictly runtime setting that synchronizes your framerate to the vertical blank rate of your monitor.


It is odd, and an indication of very bad coding.


I can hear the meeting now..."So, I've determined that we can increase performance by 3% if we integrate the disk caching/loading routines into the Vsync routine..." "Umm...our testing indicates the loading times have increased by 300%" "Yeah, but.....3% more performance!"
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User Info: datopgamer

datopgamer
4 years ago#24
Just checked around after I got tired of the crappy load times and found out that if you press the 'home' key and open your gfwl while it's loading your load times will drastically drop. I only checked on this because the vsync thing did nothing for me. Now it goes to 2 characters and the game loads after about 5 seconds.
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User Info: Cyborg1000

Cyborg1000
4 years ago#25
Just an idea here, but try clearing the game cache through Steam. I had this problem yesturday when I got Just Cause 2, after I cleared the cache, the game loaded and runs fine now.
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User Info: Artemis_Fei

Artemis_Fei
4 years ago#26
So, found a second fix.

I just enabled Vsync in game. It worked perfectly. Capped my frames too.

This game is confusing.
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User Info: BurningSwor145

BurningSwor145
4 years ago#27
Weird, this game never gave me performance woes. It loves quad and tri-cores though.
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User Info: romsnbombs

romsnbombs
4 years ago#28
Artemis_Fei posted...
So, found a second fix.

I just enabled Vsync in game. It worked perfectly. Capped my frames too.

This game is confusing.


Like I expalined before, as long as the frame rate is capped lower than the refresh rate, it won't increase loading times.
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User Info: lostlibrarian

lostlibrarian
4 years ago#29
I assume you tried putting it on a solid state drive?

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romsnbombs
4 years ago#30
lostlibrarian posted...
I assume you tried putting it on a solid state drive?


That doesn't make any difference, because the load time is synced to the frame rate.
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