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#1 Blazingstar

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 02:50

Hi

Two questions regarding skinpacks

 

Does having extra skinpacks slow down loading of the missions?

Not game play, but just mission load times.

 

 

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#2 Panthercules

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 06:36

I haven't done any rigorous testing, but I've got thousands of skins installed and haven't really noticed any significant impact on mission load times as a result.


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#3 J2_PikeStance

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 09:35

I believe when the game initially loads it does not load the skins. When you start a career, mission, or campaign it loads then. In a quick mission, for me, there is a delay when I click to change the skin, at least the in-game image files. 


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#4 Zooropa_Fly

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 12:19

The more skins the plane you've selected has, the longer the 'selection' of that plane takes. (i.e. once you've clicked on it).

I don't think mission loading times are affected.

 

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#5 Panthercules

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 15:11

The more skins the plane you've selected has, the longer the 'selection' of that plane takes. (i.e. once you've clicked on it).

I don't think mission loading times are affected.

 

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Agreed - it certainly takes longer to load up the list of available skins in the hangar screen (and there's a limit of 499 or 500 skins that it will even display on that list, per plane type), but I don't think mission load times are affected much if at all.


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#6 J2_PikeStance

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 15:15

Just reiterate, the only time I noticed any lag is in Quick Mission and click on the wrench. Outside of that, I do not notice any slow down. I went from none to all 19x2. 


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#7 Panthercules

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 15:19

Just reiterate, the only time I noticed any lag is in Quick Mission and click on the wrench. Outside of that, I do not notice any slow down. I went from none to all 19x2. 

 

Right - since clicking on the wrench is what brings up the list of available skins, that's when you see the delay caused by having large numbers of skins installed.  And that delay should occur whenever you do that (bring up the list of available skins), regardless of whether you're in Quick Mission or any other type of mission.


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#8 Blazingstar

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 16:17

Understood.
Thank you for all the replies.

Load delays when choosing the skin is understandable if the list is long.
My concern was when starting a mission because, as I’m still learning, I find myself facing to reload a mission multiple times every session and the wait is already a bit long.

I have loaded historical skins vol 1, 2, and 19.
Curiously Windows Defender throws up a security alter tans blocks download of vol 17 and 18!
I haven’t tried any others.
Also, I find managing the downloaded skins to only he ones that appeal to me a bit cumbersome. But that’s the least of my concerns as I simply need to learn how to “Flynow”, complete a target and go back and LAND for now!

Thanks again.
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#9 J2_PikeStance

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 17:25

If you click on "Restart Mission" then the wait is significantly less. 

I do "Fly now" all the time. I just purchased the Gotha and I crashed it like 20 times. The other night, I was working on landings. Did the same method. 


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#10 J5_Gamecock

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Posted 13 March 2018 - 22:28

If you click on "Restart Mission" then the wait is significantly less. 

I do "Fly now" all the time. I just purchased the Gotha and I crashed it like 20 times. The other night, I was working on landings. Did the same method. 

 Pike is correct. Rather than ending mission, select restart mission. It loads much faster and keeps all the skins and settings you have made intact.


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