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« on: April 01, 2007, 02:52:17 PM »
I downloaded the demo, which is very nice, except for the load times.  It takes me over 15 minutes to load the main menu on that "accessing mainframe" screen and a similar amount of time to load singleplayer missions.
Is this typical or is there something wrong and if there is how can I fix it?

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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2007, 02:54:59 PM »
Menu loads almost instantly for me, and the actuals missions within a minute, it may be your computer. What are your specs?

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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2007, 03:00:25 PM »
3 ghz Pentium 4
1gb ram
256mb nvidia 6800

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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2007, 03:07:20 PM »
a possible reason: your SW-firewall is asking you at the background if you want to allow btrl to acess internet

i'm sure a dev will give you a better answer soon!


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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2007, 03:10:15 PM »
the window firewall was doing that and I told it to unblock but every time I  start the game the firewall blocks it again. And why would the game need to access the internet?

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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2007, 03:48:31 PM »
It's so the Cylon spies here at BtRL can get as much information as they can on you, your flying skills, and how much of a threat you pose to them....


Or, it could be your computer... everything loads way fast for me!
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« Reply #6 on: April 01, 2007, 04:45:59 PM »
Quote from: ads0529;62038
the window firewall was doing that and I told it to unblock but every time I  start the game the firewall blocks it again. And why would the game need to access the internet?

I've never looked to see but I think it's just checking to see if there are any servers on your network running games or something innocuous like that.


As for the original post. I'm rather confused about that one. That PC should definitely be able to handle the demo just fine. The only thing I can suggest is updating your drivers and trying again.
« Last Edit: April 01, 2007, 04:50:58 PM by karajorma »

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« Reply #7 on: April 01, 2007, 07:19:53 PM »
I installed the latest nvidia drivers but the loading times have not changed, i am going to try reinstalling the demo

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« Reply #8 on: April 01, 2007, 07:24:05 PM »
Try defragging your HD...my load times were horrible until I did that, then they were like 5 x as fast.
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« Reply #9 on: April 01, 2007, 11:13:54 PM »
a disk cleanup could be handy as well,

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« Reply #10 on: April 01, 2007, 11:53:22 PM »
I defragged the hard disk and it is still slow to load anything

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« Reply #11 on: April 02, 2007, 12:03:26 AM »
does this happen to other games? have you attempted reinstalling the game or installing it in a different drive?

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« Reply #12 on: April 02, 2007, 12:36:33 AM »
The only other game I have that had less than average load times was Call of Duty 2.  Yes, I have reinstalled it twice, and the second time into C:/Program Files instead of the default C:/Games

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« Reply #13 on: April 02, 2007, 12:49:11 AM »
i said different drive, not different path.

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« Reply #14 on: April 02, 2007, 01:26:34 AM »
I only have one drive that I can install anything to.