Quantcast

Howdy, Stranger!

It looks like you're new here. If you want to get involved, click one of these buttons!

starcraft 2 campaign load time frustration

adam_noxadam_nox Member UncommonPosts: 2,130

I have a fairly decent rig.  I would list the specs, but as I'll explain here it's not really relevant.  My gf has a lesser computer (gts 8800 and 1gb ram).  She can play just fine btw.  Problem is on both of our computers the load times between campaign missions often is longer than two minutes.  No exagerration.  Google starcraft 2 load times.  Lots of people have this issue and all their hardware is good.  No one has a resolution other than get windows 7 ultimate, 4gb of ram, and a SSD.  LOLLERSKATES my friends.  None of those hardware upgrades are justified by anything graphics/sound-wise in SC2, and I find it to be a great game honestly.

However, it's frustrating because if you read enough search results on this, you see it's a real problem, happening to a lot of people, but apparently completely overlooked by most people who perhaps don't even play the campaign or perhaps their oversized rigs chew it up and spit it out.  I don't know, but so far I've come across no possible fixes for this.  I have no AV or anything else running, everything is defragged, other games run great.

One topic was interesting as someone surmised it had to do with internet verification, so I may try playing offline, but that seems unlikely.  If anyone has any idea why this is happening, let me know.  Please don't suggest I get a solid state drive though... because once something like that comes out of your virtual mouth, there's no putting it back in.

Comments

  • RaizeenRaizeen Member Posts: 622

    <--- fail

  • illanadanillanadan Member Posts: 314

    Originally posted by Raizeen

    What do you expect with a crappy computer? 1 gig ram is not decent anymore. Games cant stay low end forever cause some people wont upgrade. And its not a internet connection fault but the ram most likely.

    Beat me to the edit lol.

    - Case: Thermaltake Kandalf Black Chassis
    - CPU: AMD Phenom II X4 955 Black Edition 3.2GHz (OC'd 4.2GHz on Water Cooling)
    - Memory: Mushkin 8Gb (4x 2Gb) DDR3 1600Mhz
    - HDD: Dual Western Digital Caviar Black 1TB 7200 RPM
    - GFX: (2) XFX Radeon HD 5870 in CrossFire - New upgrade! :)

    "I like wow, I like aion and I like AoC all for different reasons.....the later cause i get to see boobs, but still its a reason!!" - Sawlstone

  • marinridermarinrider Member UncommonPosts: 1,556

    Originally posted by Raizeen

    What do you expect with a crappy computer? 1 gig ram is not decent anymore. Games cant stay low end forever cause some people wont upgrade. And its not a internet connection fault but the ram most likely.

    Those are his girlfriends comptuers specs, and he says that those specs run it fine.

  • KatillaKatilla Member UncommonPosts: 829

    maybe try turning off some background procceses that are running that might be using system memory?

  • adam_noxadam_nox Member UncommonPosts: 2,130

    Originally posted by Katilla

    maybe try turning off some background procceses that are running that might be using system memory?

    There's nothing.  I don't want to be one of those "i'm a pc tech" guys, but I am lol.  I'm obsessive over my machine's performance as well. 

    I'm trying hard to avoid a discussion on windows general troubleshooting or hardware, because I assure you, my papers are in order, and if there's a fix, it's got to be something specific to do with SC2.

  • GruntyGrunty Member EpicPosts: 8,657

    I played it on an Alienware demo machine at Fry's Electronics. It was taking over 30 - 45 seconds to load each campaign. I can believe load times of over a minute easily.

    "I used to think the worst thing in life was to be all alone.  It's not.  The worst thing in life is to end up with people who make you feel all alone."  Robin Williams
  • HYPERI0NHYPERI0N Member Posts: 3,515

    No problems with my load times.

     

    Quad core AMD Phenom Two 3.6

    8 Gig ram

    1TB hard disk

    Another great example of Moore's Law. Give people access to that much space (developers and users alike) and they'll find uses for it that you can never imagine. "640K ought to be enough for anybody" - Bill Gates 1981

  • neorandomneorandom Member Posts: 1,681

    i load sc2 missions in under 10 seconds, 3 ghz dual core 4 gigs ddr2 ram 2 8800 gtx 512s in sli 700 gigs between 2 7200 rpm hard drives, vista 64 bit, laptop.  run sc2 on max and only experience any form of slow down when having a 200 unit cap army fight another 200 unit cap army, ild like to see you do that and not get a little laggy hehe, wish i could fit more ram in my laptop but the mb wouldnt recognize it sight.

  • waveslayerwaveslayer Member UncommonPosts: 389

    if the long load times are a common problem then it seems to me that the real solution is, either do not play or accept the long load times and use that time to do something else. Allowing something as trivial as game load times to be a source of frustration in your life dosnt bode well for the overall quality of life in your future, but good luck on finding a solution, btw I have a 3 yr old GF8600 and 2.5 Gigs of ram and my load times are around 30 sec of so. 

    Godz of War I call Thee

  • DragonartDragonart Member Posts: 28

    I can't even allow myself to play the campaign because I can't stand the Terran race. I don't really like Protoss either. I love the hell out of my zerglings though so UP YOURS CAMPAIGN!

    image

  • HYPERI0NHYPERI0N Member Posts: 3,515

    Originally posted by Dragonart

    I can't even allow myself to play the campaign because I can't stand the Terran race. I don't really like Protoss either. I love the hell out of my zerglings though so UP YOURS CAMPAIGN!

    You should you know there are some reverlations concerning the orogins of the Overmind and the game is good.

     

    I to dont like Terrans tho Protoss are more me.

    Another great example of Moore's Law. Give people access to that much space (developers and users alike) and they'll find uses for it that you can never imagine. "640K ought to be enough for anybody" - Bill Gates 1981

Sign In or Register to comment.