Natural Selection 2

Natural Selection 2

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Mr Wilson Jan 7, 2014 @ 8:45am
improving loading times?
is there a way of improving loading times?
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Yitani Jan 7, 2014 @ 8:57am 
SSD that one way
Mr Wilson Jan 7, 2014 @ 9:09am 
???
[STING]RedDog Jan 7, 2014 @ 9:14am 
I have NS2 on my SSD and I load pretty quickly. Less than 10 secs
Mr Wilson Jan 7, 2014 @ 9:17am 
whats an SSD
Mr Wilson Jan 7, 2014 @ 9:18am 
also i want to know how to improve loading onto a server not the game
BassReactor Jan 7, 2014 @ 1:49pm 
SSD = Solid State Drive
Blooposnoot Jan 7, 2014 @ 1:55pm 
Disabling consistency seems to do the trick at reducing load times.

Steps
1) Open Run program for Windows (in Start Menu) and type: %appdata%
Or go to this directory: C:\Users\YourComputerName\AppData\Roaming

2) Open the "Natural Selection 2" folder, right click "ConsistencyConfig" and click "Open With"

3) Click "Browse" and find "Notepad", click "OK"

4) Select all of the code in the "ConsistencyConfig" file, and replace it with this:

{
"restrict": [ ],
"check": [ ],
"ignore": [ ]
}

5) Save the file and exit, now play NS2 and try joining a server / your own private game. It should reduce load times a ton.
Sleepy Boy Jan 7, 2014 @ 2:25pm 
Originally posted by Ph!L3x:
Disabling consistency seems to do the trick at reducing load times.

Steps
1) Open Run program for Windows (in Start Menu) and type: %appdata%
Or go to this directory: C:\Users\YourComputerName\AppData\Roaming

2) Open the "Natural Selection 2" folder, right click "ConsistencyConfig" and click "Open With"

3) Click "Browse" and find "Notepad", click "OK"

4) Select all of the code in the "ConsistencyConfig" file, and replace it with this:

{
"restrict": [ ],
"check": [ ],
"ignore": [ ]
}

5) Save the file and exit, now play NS2 and try joining a server / your own private game. It should reduce load times a ton.


That did not do much for me
SeabeastX Jan 7, 2014 @ 8:35pm 
Hey guys, Worf here. I don't always use SSD, but when I do it's faster precache.
Ghoul  [developer] Jan 7, 2014 @ 9:07pm 
Originally posted by LOS GlobalFriction:
Originally posted by Ph!L3x:
Disabling consistency seems to do the trick at reducing load times.

Steps
1) Open Run program for Windows (in Start Menu) and type: %appdata%
Or go to this directory: C:\Users\YourComputerName\AppData\Roaming

2) Open the "Natural Selection 2" folder, right click "ConsistencyConfig" and click "Open With"

3) Click "Browse" and find "Notepad", click "OK"

4) Select all of the code in the "ConsistencyConfig" file, and replace it with this:

{
"restrict": [ ],
"check": [ ],
"ignore": [ ]
}

5) Save the file and exit, now play NS2 and try joining a server / your own private game. It should reduce load times a ton.


That did not do much for me

Only works on own local server. Otherwise the game will use the servers ConsistencyConfig. This should just show you how load times can differ from server to server based on changed consistencyconfigs.
Darth Donald Jan 8, 2014 @ 2:33am 
Try disabling reflections , helped me quite a bit.
Mr Wilson Jan 9, 2014 @ 8:08am 
thx for the help
also is an ssd a different piece of hardware or just a setting i can change?
Mr Wilson Jan 9, 2014 @ 8:09am 
one other thing will upgrading my memory (ram) do anything for this?
☯.leesh1 ☯ Jan 9, 2014 @ 8:30am 
Originally posted by MrMcmemow:
thx for the help
also is an ssd a different piece of hardware or just a setting i can change?
It's a solid state drive, a piece of hartdware. :)
Darth Donald Jan 9, 2014 @ 10:18am 
Originally posted by MrMcmemow:
one other thing will upgrading my memory (ram) do anything for this?

Well it helps having 8GB , but the loading times depend A LOT on server side too. It's the consistency check i think. I have 4GB and on some servers load times are around 3-4 mins, on others less than 1.
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Date Posted: Jan 7, 2014 @ 8:45am
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