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I've never ever had any performance problems with this map, or any other in fact, until a couple of days ago, when I created a new account. It's got identical settings from the previous one though.
When I loaded up Dragonfly on TG a couple of days ago, the first thing that happened was that I crashed to desktop a few minutes into the game. I then restarted, and came back, and the same thing happened again, but this time I couldn't even load the map all the way. I then restarted a third time, and after turning all my settings down to medium and AA off, I suddenly got massive fps loss, especially when looking towards the center of the map. Has never happened to me before.
I restarted once again on high settings (except textures on med), and tested the map on Deployment local mode. It worked flawlessly, and I've never had a problem since.
I guess it's also worth mentioning that I normally have the highest possible resolution and AA x8 turned on, as well as 100% view distance.
just so you know lads, we are working on making the map a little easier on your systems. be patient, we've already made some progress.
Does that mean you're shipping us all some more RAM? YAY! Just let me know where to send that shipping address... :P
Seriously though, the main problem I have right now is hardware. I'm building a new PC in a few weeks to fix the problem, but in the meantime I had to downgrade my motherboard and use old hardware to get it running. I'm amazed it even runs PR at all.
I use a lot of virtual memory in the meantime, and when I load up this map my hard drive light is solid for as long as I care to let it run. I think this is a combination of map loading and fake RAM usage, which literally hangs my machine up so much that PB ends up kicking me for a communication failure after I hit join game.
It seems like my machine would eventually load this map and let me play if it wasn't for the PB comm failure. In fact I have managed to get it started one time, and once it was loaded it played fine (after a few minutes of stutter).