The Stanley Parable

The Stanley Parable

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Red Mango May 25, 2014 @ 2:44pm
Loading time way too long?
I don't know if this affects anyone else, but the initial loading time upon clicking "Start new game" takes far longer than it should, it once took nearly 2 and a half minutes. But when i press "Begin game again" it takes no time at all.

Does anyone know if this is normal for the game? If it isn't, is there a way to fix it?
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Pequod May 25, 2014 @ 2:53pm 
Probably just your pc
Red Mango May 25, 2014 @ 3:01pm 
It most certainly is not my PC, all other source games, and most games in general, take less than a minute to load. I've never had these problems before.
Last edited by Red Mango; May 25, 2014 @ 3:01pm
spicy iceCream May 27, 2014 @ 1:33pm 
The game needs to load from the config files so it takes longer to load them up then to restart them.
Red Mango May 27, 2014 @ 4:32pm 
Still doesn't quite explain why i can load 4 other source games in the time it takes me to load one game of this, i already knew it usually takes less long to reload because of stuff like that.
Last edited by Red Mango; May 27, 2014 @ 4:32pm
nairolf May 31, 2014 @ 11:06am 
The game is decrypting a hidden file that contains some of the maps, sounds and textures each time you start the game. You can speed up the initial loading time by decrypting the hidden file yourself, placing the maps, sounds and textures in the corresponding game folders and deleting (or renaming) the hidden file. The game will no longer have to decrypt them every time.

This program decrypts and unpacks the hidden file ("dump0.tmp"): http://steamcommunity.com/app/221910/discussions/0/792924952700094621

It puts the files in a new folder called gosecret-decrypted-files. Copy all files from that folder and its subfolders into the corresponding subfolders of the stanley parable game folder: ...\Steam\SteamApps\common\The Stanley Parable\thestanleyparable

Then rename the file ...\Steam\SteamApps\common\The Stanley Parable\platform\dump0.tmp to something else like dump0.nope.

Hope this helps.

EDIT: Sorry, I misread your question. It doesn't take a long time to get into the main menu but from there it's taking 2.5 minutes into Stanley's office, right? If so, then the above trick will not help you very much. It just reduces the time from starting the game to getting into the main menu. You can still try it though.
Last edited by nairolf; May 31, 2014 @ 11:11am
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Date Posted: May 25, 2014 @ 2:44pm
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