more ram is the way to go for loading times but we must not forget FH is very resource intensive even more than more recent gmes like HL2. im was runing a amd athlon xp 2500(1.8gig) 512 ram and ati radeon 9200 128mb. load times where about 5 minutes and fps on medium stings where average 30fps. i upgraded to 1 gig ram and a bfg 6600gt oc 128mb card . now load time is about 2 to 3 minutes and fps is average at about 60 on high setings.
either put textures lower (reduces usage of ram/less lag) or get more ram (i havent bothered to read the rest of the thread so yeah.. what i said may have been posted already)
Of course another thing to do is get a faster Harddrive (or build a raid but that takes up CPU power so it might negate eachother when loading), people forget that sometimes. Though this won't help a lot in-game of course.
Its interesting to see how some people with 1gb ram have loading times of 30 secs and other have 2-3 min loading times. :uhm: I currently have a P4 2.8 ghz with 512mb ddr ram @ 166mhz and my loading times are like 4 mins and I get intense lag for the first 2 mins and when I press espace I get a black screen for about 30 secs while it "loads" up the menu. I am upgrading to a AMD 64 3000+ wih 1 gb ram @ 400mhz so If I get loading times under 1 minute with minimal start up lag I will be a happy boy :)
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9th December 2003
I'm officially screwed :'( Großadmiral Dönitz Contains some tuning tips, near the last pages there is a guide on services that can be disabled to invrease performance.
a little known command for PB. (PunkBuster) this setting tells PB how often to scan your comp which lags you! its : pb_sleep 500 (500 is the max time between scans) now you must write this for every time you play.. UNLESS! you know the even more unknown pb command! pb_writecfg this now permanantly writes the "sleep command" to the pb .cfg so its always at 500 (the max time allowed between scans) so you dont have to enter it every time you play :) it only makes a slight difference but, every bit counts right! p.s. these commands are entered in console BTW so enter pb_sleep 500 first! then enter the pb_writecfg to permanantly store the command for those that like lag! set it to pb_sleep 20 (this is the min) then it scans you nearly continuosly! :P