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blairgowrie
11-17-2004, 09:14 AM
Ever since I Installed PF the Arming button has been very slow in responding. It usually takes about 25 seconds which is a long time when you are staring at the screen. Before PF it was almost instantaneous.

Is this a result of all the new aircraft added? Is my skin file too large? Or is it a symptom of some other problem?

stef51
11-17-2004, 11:11 AM
Defrag your drive? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Stephen

MaxMhz
11-17-2004, 11:32 AM
It seems slower to me too - probably all the aircraft (I installed it over FB/AEP)... Then again defragging never hurt anyone http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_biggrin.gif

blairgowrie
11-17-2004, 12:13 PM
Good thinking lads. I ran adware and spybot and then defragged. Arming button is now back to it's usual self.

I usually defrag every 2 weeks so was surprised it was the cause; but such was the case.

Blottogg
11-17-2004, 05:44 PM
blairgowrie, I'm not sure, but I think selecting the arming screen loads all the skins for that aircraft into memory. It seems that I have a longer wait for the arming screen when I've got a lot of skins saved for that aircraft. It sounds like I also need to try a defrag though.

SlickStick
11-17-2004, 09:27 PM
Not your issue probably, but I had that problem when I had only 512MB of RAM. Since going to 1GB, arming button faster and the game starts/exits much quicker.

Plus, micro-stutters are minimal and much more random when under heavy action or over heavily populated cities. But, that was most likely due to my older graphics card being a bottleneck in my system.

blairgowrie
11-18-2004, 05:43 AM
Thanks for your comments Blotto and SlickStick.

Slick, I have 1GB of Corsair LL PC 3200 and my CPU is o/c'd to 2.4 (thanks to you and others when you helped me about a year ago). Game loads and exits at speed of light.

I think you are correct Blotto about the skins having to load. That is probably the root of my problem. I think I will spend some time on my skin files doing a clean up. I don't really like the pink Spitfire http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif.

Atomic_Marten
11-18-2004, 06:23 AM
For me, arming button was always slow... one of the slowest buttons in the game http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_razz.gif