Natural Selection 2

Natural Selection 2

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Jupiter Apr 19, 2013 @ 5:33am
Stupidly long loading times
Is there a work around this. I want to play on max grahpics but this precaching ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t just puts me off the game entirely.
Anytime I want to play the game I often Alt+f4 out of the loading screen and play something else.

Has anyone got a setting that they use that bypasses this; if not I may just uninstall :(
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.neo. Apr 19, 2013 @ 6:50am 
It should happen only the first time after a new patch.
Jupiter Apr 19, 2013 @ 6:51am 
negatory, happens every time I load a map
OregSam Apr 19, 2013 @ 9:22am 
Now all server lagg like hell.:=(
› |2es-)!(- Apr 19, 2013 @ 9:43am 
I've heard that turning on texture streaming can help with load times. I've also heard that turning vsync off can help with load times.

Just for reference, it only takes me about ~20 seconds to load a map.
Jupiter Apr 19, 2013 @ 5:07pm 
Heya, sorry ok so here's the hardware:

GTX580 superclocked galaxy
8gb ram

I'm thinking maybe this texture streaming turned off??

It's the 'precaching' during loading that just kills it for me
Zombie Cat Apr 20, 2013 @ 1:06am 
everytime theres a new build, it precaches like its prechaching for the first time, which takes a while, after the first time it shouldnt take long. sometimes for me it takes 30 seconds-1 min. thats not "first time precaching". For that, it can take several minutes. as it has to optimise the shaders etc.
Jupiter Apr 20, 2013 @ 2:09am 
So are you saying every patch it loads longer the first time or every time I open the game fresh?
Kree Apr 20, 2013 @ 2:35am 
It will only load longer the first time after a patch. Afterwards, it will return to normal. But as |2es said, I would consider turning V-Sync off. When I had it on, I could always fit a quick nap in before the game loaded.
Traffic Conez Apr 20, 2013 @ 10:18pm 
same it can have me loading like 3 mins
nor-folk Apr 21, 2013 @ 7:11pm 
Yeah, my loading times are terrible, and always have been. The worst is to wait 5 minutes to join, then be kicked b/c the server has reserved spots... terrible.
slimak[PL] May 9, 2014 @ 10:26am 
I didnt even get to start this game as it loads and it already seems like it wants to kill my hard drive ( defragmented! ). pretty damn annoying. crysis 1 loaded faster on 2GBram&32bits than this on 6GBram&64bits. damn it.
also it loads annoyingly long time, seems even longer on dx11.
Last edited by slimak[PL]; May 9, 2014 @ 10:39am
Sadly the only real way to fix this is to run the game off an SSD. I get between 10-30 second load times from starting the game to getting into a server.
Last edited by 100% Recycled Awesome; May 9, 2014 @ 11:20am
slimak[PL] May 9, 2014 @ 11:28am 
buying a new super duper hdd is hardly a fix of any kind ;) only thing that "justifies" that long load time is poor optimization... even on dx9 it's tormenting my mechanical drive like crazy...
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Date Posted: Apr 19, 2013 @ 5:33am
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