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Half Life 2 long loading times.

Discussion in 'Games' started by AsRock, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. AsRock

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    Hi, I've owned my copy of HL2 since release and thought i'd play it once again BUT loading times are so long that there much longer than the area's that it loads lol.

    I've tried all kinds of CCC options even tried with out CCC installed with older driver down to version 8.12.

    So anyone have any idea what it is as some things making it real slow on loading for some reason. All mobo driver sound card v card drivers and such have been reinstalled with no change at all.. I've even tried verifying the raid setup defraging and such from steam.
     
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    On those HDDs you shouldnt have a problem.

    How long do you count as long? Its about 10 secs for me.
     
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    Well with my older AMD setup it is and it used to be with this one but some things of for sure.

    Thought this might of give some idea lol
    5-10 minutes. Crazy long.... Every other game i play works 100% which are IL-2, Arma, ETW, TW08, OB, Assassin's Creed.
     
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    5-10 minutes? Seriosuly?

    Is that first load up or in between levels?

    Have you tried reinstalling the game?
     
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    Yep, was not like that 2 weeks ago. Thinking it might be a codac issue maybe as i cannot think of any thing else at the moment.
     
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    Wow, 5-10 minutes?

    I know when I first load it up, it can take up to 3 minutes to get to the menu screen, then a few minutes to get in game, but once there it takes maybe 10-20 seconds between areas.
     
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    Same here normally, but some things not right with it and just reinstalled it once again same shi.

    I've just made a forum account over at steam but have to wait till a admin acepts my account lol (YARN ). Never needed one before now, crazy really i got HL2 back when i got my 9600XT when it was free with the card lol.


    Even Stalkers loading faster in fact much faster.
     
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    I've just started HL2 again, great game. Getting back to pc gaming after a while and thought its the best place to start.
    Them loading times are incredible, mines about 15-20 secs.
    Before when i've loaded the game, steam had told me that the files are fragmented and might cause long loading times and does its own little defrag if you tell it. Not sure if you can do it without the warning though.
     
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    Already tried it as i said above. And yeah i know about loading times being fast just that there so often in that game.

    Reinstalling Steam as well this time see if thats a issue. I did notice M&M taking a massive 26GB so deleted that too lol. I'm not really that bothered just that my wife wanted to play though it again. But it's just getting annoying now lol.
     
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    Even 20secs seems to take forever, makes you sometimes think its crashed.
    When i recently reinstalled it, upon lauching for the 1st time it told me the files were fragmented. :shadedshu
    Hope you get it sorted.
     
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