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Performance drop, all the sudden?

Discussion in 'Help' started by Dotar, Aug 26, 2013.

  1. Dotar

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    Hey,

    So I'v noticed in the past couple of days a huge performance drop in the loader especially when theres spit and cumstrains etc in the screen, like huge drops fps down to near 1-2 or something.

    This has not been a problem before, as I do have pretty nice high-end computer. It just appeared few days ago :( !

    Any idea what might have caused it and now to fix it? I tried disk defragmenting and disableing other progrems while loader is up, but none helped so far.

    Edit: Also doesnt help if I turn the quality low from medium(which I usually play with)

    Edit2: Turning off strand shaders did the job, but I sort of want to keep it on, still looking for the reason that caused the huge performance drop in the first place :(
     
  2. ModGuy

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    Isn't that your reason right there?
    I don't know about performance drops but I do know that using Adobe's standalone flash player normally results in a higher framerate.
     
  3. Dotar

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    Thats the one im using, and yes, but it worked fine few days ago with shading enabled
     
  4. ModGuy

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    If you were using the exact same setup for the last few days then isn't it an issue with something else?
     
  5. Dotar

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    Thats what im trying to figure out :/
     
  6. ModGuy

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    Wow I'm terrible at this.
    Keep in mind that certain mods are resource intensive, can you try running SDT.swf without any mods?
    Use a base character with no additions, see if that runs smoothly.
     
  7. AaRL

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    It also could be playing at full screen. The smaller you make the flash Player window, the faster any flash will run
     
  8. Pim_gd

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    Lies.

    Flash does not like rescaling non-vector art. If you resize the window, flash will run slower. Even if you make it smaller. If you resize it to a multiple of something, it might have less of an impact, though. (like 50% or 200%)
     
  9. ModGuy

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    Resizing is indeed without quality loss, but the computations scale with the window size.
    Things like AA and blend effects will of course require more resources with a larger render.
    That's probably why reducing quality improves framerate, it just skips applying those effects.
     
  10. Dotar

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    Is it possible the flash might lag because I got too many characters saved on the list? Dno if I'm just imagening things, but I took backup copy from my saved characters and then deleted them, the game ran better O_o
     
  11. ModGuy

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    If the lag was being caused by the SharedObject (save) size then it would only lag when flushing that data.
    It wouldn't be a constant lag as with what you're experiencing.
    One way to test this to add 40 or something blank characters to see if that makes a difference.