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by AnyOldName3
20 Nov 2018, 13:04
Forum: Support
Topic: Constant 60 FPS but annoying micro-stuttering
Replies: 2
Views: 83

Re: Constant 60 FPS but annoying micro-stuttering

Press F3 until a bunch of bars appear at the top and post a screenshot showing which one gets bigger during the stutter if you can.
by AnyOldName3
19 Nov 2018, 23:40
Forum: Feature Requests and Suggestions
Topic: OpenMW’s mb/s data load rate?
Replies: 19
Views: 443

Re: OpenMW’s mb/s data load rate?

The big performance advantage of BA2s over BSAs (both of which come in compressed and uncompressed formats to optimise for different situations) is that texture BA2s hold DDS images based on their content, not as individual files. In the table of file names, there's a pointer to the DDS header (whi...
by AnyOldName3
19 Nov 2018, 13:50
Forum: Feature Requests and Suggestions
Topic: OpenMW’s mb/s data load rate?
Replies: 19
Views: 443

Re: OpenMW’s mb/s data load rate?

The big performance advantage of BA2s over BSAs (both of which come in compressed and uncompressed formats to optimise for different situations) is that texture BA2s hold DDS images based on their content, not as individual files. In the table of file names, there's a pointer to the DDS header (whic...
by AnyOldName3
19 Nov 2018, 13:31
Forum: Feature Requests and Suggestions
Topic: OpenMW’s mb/s data load rate?
Replies: 19
Views: 443

Re: OpenMW’s mb/s data load rate?

The installation process for Morrowind does that already. If you're using an older CD with CD-based DRM, it only checks the CD is there to check you actually own a CD and doesn't load the game off it. If you're using a newer release of Morrowind like the Steam or GOG version, you don't need a CD at ...
by AnyOldName3
19 Nov 2018, 04:02
Forum: Feature Requests and Suggestions
Topic: OpenMW’s mb/s data load rate?
Replies: 19
Views: 443

Re: OpenMW’s mb/s data load rate?

By 2025 (provided the memory cartel has been stopped) you should be easily able to fit all of Morrowind's data onto a RAM drive even on a standard desktop, and there's never going to be anything faster than that hardware-wise. Hopefully, we'll have a fast BA2-style archive format by then that Morrow...
by AnyOldName3
18 Nov 2018, 23:12
Forum: Feature Requests and Suggestions
Topic: OpenMW’s mb/s data load rate?
Replies: 19
Views: 443

Re: OpenMW’s mb/s data load rate?

In a modern game, I'd expect most of the time loading loose files to be spent waiting for the OS to open and close file handles. That's a big part of why BSA and BA2 archives make Bethesda games faster - if you've only got one file, you only need one file handle, with the rest being that these days,...
by AnyOldName3
18 Nov 2018, 23:05
Forum: General
Topic: Recent Negativity Regarding OpenMW
Replies: 52
Views: 7434

Re: Recent Negativity Regarding OpenMW

As if half the team isn't going to hang up their hats when 1.0 comes out, like what happens with so many of these type projects... :| Leaving behind a skeleton crew to attempt to enshrine MGE graphics in the code, a futile effort that will inevitably sputter and fail. I'm pretty sure almost all of ...
by AnyOldName3
18 Nov 2018, 22:25
Forum: Mod Compatibility
Topic: Does anybody know why 'lord of the dragons' mod wouldn't work? Please help so we can fly dragons round Morrowind.
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Does anybody know why 'lord of the dragons' mod wouldn't work? Please help so we can fly dragons round Morrowind.

#1 should be pretty easily fixable. If #2 is something OpenMW does differently to vanilla, it should probably be reported and fixed, but if it relies on MWSE or MCP, then it's probably out-of-scope, at least until 1.0.
by AnyOldName3
18 Nov 2018, 14:18
Forum: Feature Requests and Suggestions
Topic: OpenMW’s mb/s data load rate?
Replies: 19
Views: 443

Re: OpenMW’s mb/s data load rate?

Whoever said that either had only a vague idea of how things work or was oversimplifying things to the point of meaninglessness. When loading stuff in a game (either at a load screen or when stuff is streamed in while the game is running) you obviously have to get it off the storage drive. This invo...
by AnyOldName3
17 Nov 2018, 14:21
Forum: Organisation and Planning
Topic: Deprecating Ubuntu Trusty Builds
Replies: 9
Views: 367

Re: Deprecating Ubuntu Trusty Builds

Ubuntu 18.04 is Xorg by default, but on the login screen there's a button you can press to use Wayland. I think 17.10 was Wayland and 18.10 is definitely Wayland (both with Xorg buttons on the login screen) but IIRC they discovered a couple of bugs with the Wayland setup shortly before the 18.04 rel...