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slow loading textures and other bits

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I have a slowish system and like a lot of us have been plagued with slow loading textures and grey/brown squares on the landscape when changing views. i use a program called Norton Systemworks, its a 'tidy up and maintain your computer'program but I noticed that the defragmenter (called 'speed disk') had a facility to place files where you wanted them on the hard disc. So I took an evening out and moved all the important files (all textures, scenery, dll's, sound and panels) of FS2004 to the first available space on the hard disc, immediately following the system files. Wow, what a difference, no stutter, no slow loading, all gone. Now, it works for me, it may not work for you, but its an idea. Im open to critisism or suggestions. Oh and before someone suggests it..... no, I dont work for Norton.Gordon Affleck BAW0244

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You're right Gordon, a good defragmentation helps a lot. I made an additional thing: converting the textures to DXT3 with DXTBmp. 1Mb filesize for each texture instead of 4Mb, my hard drive looks faster with that. ;-) But you should make a backup of your original files before testing this. DXT3 is a quality loss, even if it's hard to notice sometimes.Regards.Georges - IVAO Id 145418http://ggka.online.fr/ia/logos/iaslogo.gif ISO658F - http://isomba.airlines.online.fr/http://isomba.airlines.online.fr/pictures/uas.gif UAS104 (Staff) - http://www.uas-va.org/

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