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November 23, 2019, 11:07:06 AM

Offline Katarnstar

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Why is the Steam version so slow?
« on: November 23, 2019, 11:07:06 AM »
Quick question; why does the steam version take so long to save? It takes multiple minutes for the saving process to complete. Is there a way to speed it up?

November 24, 2019, 06:16:19 AMReply #1

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Re: Why is the Steam version so slow?
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2019, 06:16:19 AM »
Back in late 2017 the game developers released a new patch for the Steam version of EAW (and only the Steam version) which fixed a few things (including re-adding multiplayer).  One of the fixes rewrote the save function to prevent loss of data in larger and longer-lasting GCs - in particular the "save freeze" issue which has plagued a lot of mods in recent years, including ICW. 

Unfortunately this means that saving now takes longer than it did previously, but with less chance of your save file getting corrupted.  There is no way to speed it up (and in fact, the latest revision to the patch removed autosave after space/land battles in GC because users found that particularly frustrating/problematic).

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November 24, 2019, 06:27:11 PMReply #2

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Re: Why is the Steam version so slow?
« Reply #2 on: November 24, 2019, 06:27:11 PM »
Yeah, I was wondering why it wasn't autosaving.

 

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