I was wondering. I have 1GB RAM, over 2GB free space (as of today), Pentium 4 3.2GHz and a Geforce 7600GS graphic card. Is it normal for FH (not Battefield 1942) to take like 6 whole minutes to load a map. It actually takes longer than BF2, BFVietnam (that loads up the quickest) and its predecessor (BF1942). if not, what could be the issue?
That's perfectly normal, the FH maps use many objects, so it takes long to load them.:D
Actually i had the same problem, It all depends on how long it takes for everyone else to load, If your spawning and the game is well underway, Its probably a good idea to upgrade your RAM. I have 1 gig and it loads fine so i dont know, im no computer wiz but it might also be one of your other components.
I only have 1 gig of ram and it doesn't take me anywhere near 6 minutes to load a map. What is the speed of your ram?
Lately I had problems with long loading times because of my CD drive. Before the actual map would start to load my PC was searching for the right CD for a couple minutes. Does your CD drive make loud noises when a map gets changed?
Well, I need to check my RAM speed cuz I don't know it off hand - But my BF1942 doesn't use a CD. Although, I have the CD, I can barely install it with all the scratches it has, let alone play the game with it (It still asks me for the CD inspite of it being in the drive) So I got a noCD crack for version 1.6. Could this be a reason for the speed issue in loading?
Also it could be a slow hard drive. You said you have 2gb of freespace left but how big is the drive origionally? Maybe try a nice defrag. I have never used a noCD patch so IDK if that would make a difference or not.
I don't need a CD anymore and it loads faster than it ever has. Btw, what's a noCD crack?:rolleyes:
29th November 2004
Could be many things:
- Fragmented hard drive - Very old windows install (tends to be sluggish) - Memory brand not compatible with other hardware (conflicting) If you have a friend with the same type memory, perhaps try his memory during a FH mapstart to see if it's faster - Bad memory (damaged), try this to see if it's damaged http://www.memtest86.com/ - Damaged hard drive (bad sectors) Run error checking, rightclick menu of HDD --> properties --> TAB: tools --> Error-checking --> tick both checkboxes and run (might have to shutdown windows for this)
"Not using a cd"
Doesn't matter since Bf doesn't use the CDROM to load stuff. If it actually did do this, it would be even slower since HDD's are way faster then CDROMS at reading the rfa files into RAM
Note: I also don't use a CD since it will crash my game to destktop if I even try to use it when starting the game or loading an new map (CDROM spinup). It's also scatched and I've already lost one pair of BF1942 CD's and CDROM player due to it breaking into kajilion tiny parts :P