HOW TO: OPTIMIZE for smooth graphics and loading times (even if you got an SSD!)

That's all fine and dandy, but why PoE loading time is so long even when run from SSD, in the first place? Perhaps, the game itself is not optimized properly? Battlefield 3 which is much more complex and demanding game loads faster than PoE. Something is not right here...

First time loading takes up to 1 min. I have i5-2500 CPU, GT580, 8GB RAM, run PoE from SSD and still it takes awfully long time to load it. Could somebody tell me, please, what is the reason for this?
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Expecting people to jump through these hoops instead of optimizing your game like you're supposed to is pretty disgusting. People should not have to do this.
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Did all of this and got 0% performance increase. Loading the menu still takes like 2 minutes long.
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Bhaya wrote:
That's all fine and dandy, but why PoE loading time is so long even when run from SSD, in the first place? Perhaps, the game itself is not optimized properly? Battlefield 3 which is much more complex and demanding game loads faster than PoE. Something is not right here...

First time loading takes up to 1 min. I have i5-2500 CPU, GT580, 8GB RAM, run PoE from SSD and still it takes awfully long time to load it. Could somebody tell me, please, what is the reason for this?


I have wondered the exact same thing. Why does Battlefield 3 run better and load better than POE? It's ridiculous. I would download the stuff in this thread, but i like to keep as few programs on my computer as possible. More programs do nothing but slow the computer down.
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Bhaya wrote:
That's all fine and dandy, but why PoE loading time is so long even when run from SSD, in the first place? Perhaps, the game itself is not optimized properly? Battlefield 3 which is much more complex and demanding game loads faster than PoE. Something is not right here...

First time loading takes up to 1 min. I have i5-2500 CPU, GT580, 8GB RAM, run PoE from SSD and still it takes awfully long time to load it. Could somebody tell me, please, what is the reason for this?


I have wondered the exact same thing. Why does Battlefield 3 run better and load better than POE? It's ridiculous. I would download the stuff in this thread, but i like to keep as few programs on my computer as possible. More programs do nothing but slow the computer down.


Because EA has a much bigger dev team and a much more refined engine which has been improved over many years. Compare that to this Indie F2P game and suddenly the small quirks is not so weird ;-)
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Alternalo wrote:
Did all of this and got 0% performance increase. Loading the menu still takes like 2 minutes long.

I am sorry to hear that but thank you for reporting. It show that this thread's topic is not useful at all, and only increasing the risk of something going wrong for an inexperienced PC user by creating the illusion that following these steps will improve the game's experience.

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Because EA has a much bigger dev team and a much more refined engine which has been improved over many years. Compare that to this Indie F2P game and suddenly the small quirks is not so weird ;-)


Yes, it seems that it is the only answer. :-) PoE's engine must be old fashioned and unoptimized. I am curious whether it is at all possible to update or upgrade it to something modern in the future or PoE's players are destined to use it for, let's say next 10 years, in case if GGG will make on this game a lot of money? In the world of multi-cores, a game working on just one core is a historical fossil.
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I can't seem to find a way format the RAMdisk added driver in my Windows 7 management console...

I only have the options to update drivers via Windows Update, turn off or uninstall the disk!
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Did all this, had no mistakes or error messages, but the Performance I got after the Tutorial is worse than before. Loading time increased from somewhere between 40 and 60 seconds to over 2 minutes, ingame lags increased from some occasional lags now and then to constant lags up to 4 seconds. The game is now unplayable for me! Gonna uninstall all the components and hope that I do not have to format my PC.

Please consider carefully, if you really need the improvement and if its worth the risk for you!
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Jiaozy wrote:
I can't seem to find a way format the RAMdisk added driver in my Windows 7 management console...

I only have the options to update drivers via Windows Update, turn off or uninstall the disk!


- Once you have set what you see in the above pic go back to the Settings tab and hit Start RAMDisk
- Wait while it loads the driver.
- Then you need to mount the drive and format it.
- Start -> Control Panel -> System and Security -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management -> Disk Management
- Here you should now be greeted with a prompt that you have a new drive.
- Mount the drive and quick format it NTFS or FAT32, give the name RamDrive and assign letter R.
- Once the drive is formatted navigate to My Computer, you should now see the RamDrive.
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xeredar wrote:
Did all this, had no mistakes or error messages, but the Performance I got after the Tutorial is worse than before. Loading time increased from somewhere between 40 and 60 seconds to over 2 minutes, ingame lags increased from some occasional lags now and then to constant lags up to 4 seconds.


Note: Shutdown should take a little longer than normal, this is due to the image of data on the RamDisk being written to the SSD/HDD drive. On boot the machine should also take a few seconds longer than normal, this is due to the Ramdisk being formatted then the image that was written to the SSD is mounted on the RamDisk.

Furthermore:
Would you care to post your PC setup?
Tested this on a Sony Vaio Dualcore with 3GB RAM and improvement is palpable overall in Windows 7 32bit.
Might be better for you to use the minimum settings in FancyCache as described if your machine lacks GB's of RAM and is slow overall in GHz. (like Athlon Single Core with 2/3 GB of DDR2 Ram)
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