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v0.4.2 Load Times
« on: January 02, 2014, 04:43:43 PM »
Hey everybody's,


I am needing some system-varied data for statistical purposes (and testing and tuning) so I figured you all might be able to help! What I am looking for are load times in the following instances for build v0.4.2.


1. From game boot to Pixelscopic splash screen - i.e. time it takes to from double clicking the game's exe or app until the time you first see the PXS logo.
2. From the time the screen is black after dropping down the drop in the jail, until the time the screen begins to fade in to show the dungeon.
3. From the time the screen is black after dropping down the drop in the 3rd floor of the dungeon, until the time the screen begins to fade in to show the 4th floor of the dungeon.


I don't need system specs or anything, just the times! You can post times in seconds, although millisecond precision would be nice :)


We'll be doing the same thing for the next build after it goes out, and that will be all the data I need (for now.) Thanks!


Also, please let me know if you are running in HD or SD mode (if you don't know which, tell me what your monitor resolution is and whether you play Fullscreen, Big Window, or Windowed.) HD mode will naturally take longer as the textures are twice as large, but I can gleam data loading relativity as long as you report 0.4.2 and 0.6.2 times in the same mode.


My times:
1: 1.24 seconds
2: 11.23 seconds
3: 13.71 seconds
« Last Edit: February 16, 2014, 03:47:49 PM by Coby »

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Re: v0.4.2 Load Times
« Reply #1 on: January 02, 2014, 04:47:10 PM »
I'd say no more than 3.5 seconds from double-clicking to the splash screen popping up in 0.4.2. There tends to be a much more significant delay between levels of the drop loading though, usually 5-10 seconds of waiting. Dunno if other people have the same occurrence commonly.

EDIT: I'd like to add that after loading up the game once, subsequent openings of the game are almost instantaneous, like less than a fraction of a second. Dunno if this helps, but I wanted to mention it!
« Last Edit: January 02, 2014, 04:52:54 PM by Quady14 »
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Re: v0.4.2 Load Times
« Reply #2 on: January 02, 2014, 04:49:43 PM »
Be more precise! Use your phone's stopwatch :P

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Re: v0.4.2 Load Times
« Reply #3 on: January 02, 2014, 04:54:10 PM »
Okay, alright, I've got .6 milliseconds now for the start-up now XD As I said, the loading time is significantly shorter now. I'll restart my computer and try loading it up again and see what results I get. :P

Okay, my times are as follows:

1. From game boot to Pixelscopic splash screen - i.e. time it takes to from double clicking the game's exe or app until the time you first see the PXS logo.

1.3 Seconds (From a fresh computer restart)

2. From the time the screen is black after dropping down the drop in the jail, until the time the screen begins to fade in to show the dungeon.

8.7 Seconds

3. From the time the screen is black after dropping down the drop in the 3rd floor of the dungeon, until the time the screen begins to fade in to show the 4th floor of the dungeon.

13.6 Seconds
« Last Edit: January 02, 2014, 05:31:44 PM by Quady14 »
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Re: v0.4.2 Load Times
« Reply #4 on: January 02, 2014, 05:14:07 PM »
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1. From game boot to Pixelscopic splash screen - i.e. time it takes to from double clicking the game's exe or app until the time you first see the PXS logo.


Less than  second, instant boot up from when I hit the button to the PXS logo.

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2. From the time the screen is black after dropping down the drop in the jail, until the time the screen begins to fade in to show the dungeon.


Test 1


From the Jail to the First Floor. Stopwatch says 13.44 seconds.

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3. From the time the screen is black after dropping down the drop in the 3rd floor of the dungeon, until the time the screen begins to fade in to show the 4th floor of the dungeon.


Test 2


From the Third Floor to the Fourth. Stopwatch says 20.48 seconds.
« Last Edit: January 02, 2014, 05:16:26 PM by Vasae »

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Re: v0.4.2 Load Times
« Reply #5 on: January 05, 2014, 03:45:09 PM »
Measured twice for sake of gathering more data:

1. 1.04s & 0.98s

2. 16.64s & 19.22s

3.  25.91s & 27.56s


« Last Edit: January 05, 2014, 04:08:28 PM by Doomspeaker »

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Re: v0.4.2 Load Times
« Reply #6 on: January 05, 2014, 04:54:35 PM »
Yeah, those are actually quite a bit worse than I expected. Very hopeful that all of this backend work I've been doing will pay off and we destroy those times.


I'm not at the point to give a full analysis yet, but I'm thinking 200-300% improvements for most folks. It's going to be like -10F here tonight so I might as well just program all night and pretend I'm somewhere tropical :D

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Re: v0.4.2 Load Times
« Reply #7 on: January 05, 2014, 04:59:39 PM »
Bring out the ol' Uke and play some nice relaxing tunes on it. :P

How is the weather in Missouri this Winter? I know it's terrible as usual in Mass. and New Jersey had its fair share of snowfall this past week. XD
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Re: v0.4.2 Load Times
« Reply #8 on: January 05, 2014, 05:07:27 PM »
Yeah, those are actually quite a bit worse than I expected. Very hopeful that all of this backend work I've been doing will pay off and we destroy those times.


I'm not at the point to give a full analysis yet, but I'm thinking 200-300% improvements for most folks. It's going to be like -10F here tonight so I might as well just program all night and pretend I'm somewhere tropical :D

Stay warm Coby! You'll be programming in Hawaii before you know it!  ;)

And awesome about the load times!

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Re: v0.4.2 Load Times
« Reply #9 on: January 05, 2014, 05:31:14 PM »
Yeah, those are actually quite a bit worse than I expected. Very hopeful that all of this backend work I've been doing will pay off and we destroy those times.


I'm not at the point to give a full analysis yet, but I'm thinking 200-300% improvements for most folks. It's going to be like -10F here tonight so I might as well just program all night and pretend I'm somewhere tropical :D

Good to hear.

Maybe overclocking your rig can help you with keeping your room warm and comfty! :P

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Re: v0.4.2 Load Times
« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2014, 04:32:04 PM »
My updated times from 0.5.6 (no, it's not available yet :P )


1: 2.1 seconds
2: 1.65 seconds
3: 2.3 seconds


Very, very pleased at the results. Am very hopeful times are across the board below 5 seconds (except for perhaps the most ancient of ancient machines.)

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Re: v0.4.2 Load Times
« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2014, 05:16:36 PM »
Fantastic! Looking forward to it! ^_^
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Re: v0.4.2 Load Times
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2014, 05:33:46 PM »
Especially the 3rd one is impressive.

 

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