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Massive House Lag?

Discussion in 'UO Homes and Castles' started by Desperado_SE, Dec 11, 2008.

  1. Desperado_SE

    Desperado_SE Journeyman
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    Anyone else getting incredibly massive lag when customizing a house? I was just trying a new design on my place, and it's getting to the point where I take a step in any direction and then just sit here waiting for upwards of 30 seconds while the client updates that I have actually moved. Pretty sure it's not my connection or my (admittedly ****ty) computer, as I have no lag doing anything else in game or online like here or any other websites. Hell, I was even in the bottom of Hythloth last night marking some runes and wasn't lagging a bit in there with tons of crap targeting me and the screen constantly having to refresh with things coming on screen and going off screen.

    If anyone knows, does the house item count have anything to do with it, by chance? Since everything is in the moving crate, plus from what I've heard, some Dev said once that a character basically carries the bank box info with them everywhere, could the extra amount of information between the total amount of items in the house added to the character's bank box be causing the lag or what? I would really hate to have to move everything (or even the majority) out of the house just to customize it...and if I do, I'm damned sure going to re-size it to get those extra couple of tiles on the sides I can't get since I have a rune library set up in the house.

    If anyone can shed some light on this, it would be very much appreciated.
     
  2. kray2s

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    Tbh with you i dont think its going to be down to items in your house and bank. Whilst i to have heard you always carry an invisible bank box with you mine are completly full most of the time with something or other and i hardly ever lag during any customising i have ever done. Yet the wife (who has sadly left UO now) was the tidiest person house and bank wise always clearing it out and she used to lag very badly.

    I think its more likely to be down to your computer tbh maybe processing speeds or maybe you havemultiple things running at the same time etc etc (too many web pages???)

    One thing that slows me down tho is when my computer does virus and spyware scans so be sure to NOT customise during these times as customising can take like 10 times longer.
     
  3. Sarsmi

    Sarsmi Grand Poobah
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    I don't know if UO still has that memory leak (probably) but if I was going to customize for a few hours I would regularly save my design here and there and totally close out UO then wait a few seconds and reopen it and that would help a lot with 'customizing lag'.
     
  4. Desperado_SE

    Desperado_SE Journeyman
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    Sarsmi, I'll give that a try...can't recall right now how long the client had been going when I started, but hopefully that will take care of the problem.

    Krays, I thought about the too much stuff going at once, so closed down everything except the game and a picture I was working from...still incredibly slow on everything. I'm thinking it is my craptastic computer...thankfully, I finally will have enough saved up in a few weeks to replace this one with something a whole lot better.
     
  5. Petra Fyde

    Petra Fyde Peerless Chatterbox
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    I usually find that minimising the client to task bar periodically is helpful when it came to memory being eaten up by client.exe.