Kilgore Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:35am
This game still loads rediculously slow??
Just tried NS2 again after leaving it for a while due to so many bugs and awful loading times.

It STILL took forever to load...what the hell?
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NaoSou Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:35pm 
Oh come on, the maps are big. It just take a while the first time you load into a game. Grow a pair and wait 4 minutes.
Kilgore Aug 26, 2013 @ 5:36pm 
There's bigger games that look 10x better and load 10x faster - I don't see why this should take so long
ǝɓpǝ ʞɹɐpɹǝqʎɔ Aug 26, 2013 @ 7:50pm 
What are your graphics set at? Do you normaly play on modded or vanila servers? Do the servers you play on have simple mods like admin kits? Are the maps you usualy play on official or custom? Do you stay on the same servers, or try out new ones? Everything here can change the loading time quite a bit. Also, sometimes the server will change map while it's loading. This causes your progress loading to restart.
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Kilgore Aug 26, 2013 @ 8:43pm 
Graphics probably around the higher area, modded/vanilla seems around the same lengthy loading time. New servers as this is the first time I've bothered to play the game in along time.
› |2es-)!(- Aug 26, 2013 @ 10:31pm 
The first load always takes a long time. Subsequent loading is much much faster. I load maps in about ~20-30 seconds
Hominid Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:39pm 
It's true the loading times are crazy, compared to other games.
lateralus_o_negative Aug 29, 2013 @ 3:13am 
Originally posted by random mutation:
It's true the loading times are crazy, compared to other games.

Its just one of those things, I've got a pretty good gaming rig and I have to wait a few minutes opon joining a server.
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Porter Sep 10, 2013 @ 10:25am 
Anyone know of a fix? I never remember them being THIS long.
katsei Sep 10, 2013 @ 12:58pm 
Originally posted by Kilgore:
There's bigger games that look 10x better and load 10x faster - I don't see why this should take so long

Loading 10 times faster would mean it does load within 2 seconds. On a old 7200RPM HDD ;-)
Yeah. right. Sounds likely.

What so bad about 20 second load times?
Clarity Sep 10, 2013 @ 2:19pm 
It feels a bit like a pain, the loading. But after some minutes when it's all done I can play it. It feels strange since games that run a much bigger scale like Planetside 2 don't take so long. NS2 generally doesn't look like "the" revolution in graphics and all, and the maps seem rather small compared to what other FPS titles these day can pull off. Must be the engine, I guess, but I'm no expert on that.
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Kilgore Sep 10, 2013 @ 3:07pm 
Originally posted by katsei:
Originally posted by Kilgore:
There's bigger games that look 10x better and load 10x faster - I don't see why this should take so long

Loading 10 times faster would mean it does load within 2 seconds. On a old 7200RPM HDD ;-)
Yeah. right. Sounds likely.

What so bad about 20 second load times?

Load times were taking minutes, not seconds.
Prawnageddon Sep 10, 2013 @ 3:26pm 
For me It can take a couple of mintues to load up especially the first time.

I do notice however that the game takes about 1 second to load up to the main menu from steam. Now a lot of other games actually have a little bit of a loading page before you get to the main menu. So you should take that in to consideration as well.

Would it make you feel better if there was a loading screen before the menu which took 30 seconds and thus took 30 seconds of the loading of maps? (Not sure if this would even be possible however)
Kilgore Sep 10, 2013 @ 3:27pm 
I would feel better if I didn't have to wait 5 minutes to get into a server :)
Oh Noes Sep 10, 2013 @ 4:34pm 
Only takes me 20-30 seconds with a 7200 harddrive. Buy a new drive or clean your old one.
Kilgore Sep 10, 2013 @ 4:35pm 
Yeah, buy a new Harddrive for 1 game when bigger and better games load much faster on my current harddrives, no thanks :)
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