Problem: For months I've never been able to get past the loading screen. Recently when I tried to play Cereal Soup again, I noticed I was able to connect to the chat and talk in it, but I'm still stuck on the loading screen.
(Graphics quality is set to fastest. View distance is also set to the lowest possible setting.)
I told a friend about the game. They'd never heard of it before and tried it out for themselves. They said it's a CPU hog that took up 20% of their CPU, and said that might be why I'm not able to play. I checked my CPU usage when I played the game -- it was in the 60s! It even occasionally went up to the 90s.
I'd love to play this game, but do I need a hardware upgrade?
I have a 4 core CPU with a base of 2.30 GHz, and 7.8 GB for RAM. Windows 10 is my OS.
My friend, who was able to get into the game, has an 8 core CPU with a 4 GHz base (they say the 4 extra cores are virtual) and 8 GB for memory. They also use Windows 7. Version: Windows 64 Bit Build: Alpha 1.9.4 In-Game Username: whoami
No, I don't really think a hardware update is necessary. My laptop runs on a processor with 4 cores at 2.30 GHz with 8 GB of RAM and a Windows 10 OS, very much the same as yours. The game runs just fine for me, for the most part at least. I tested its CPU usage and it jumped between 39 and 54 percent (while simultaneously running Chrome in the background which is another CPU and definitely a memory hog - still no faultering from the game's end). To my knowledge about computers, your friend's PC isn't actually 8 cores if 4 of those are virtual, rather their PC has 4 cores but due to hyperthreading they react as 8 cores and can process double of what a 4 core PC can. But regardless, if they can run the game on Windows 7 then you should have no problem running it on your own system.
By default, everything you do on a computer is set to run on one core. So even though you have a 4 core processor, only one of those cores is ever used for anything and everything you do. The rest aren't touched. There used to be a method I used to get CS to run on a different core to make things go smoother, but because it's on Steam now, that method no longer works. So here's what you can do to try and help your case.
First, follow these steps to figure out if you really do have 4 cores or not. I'll take your word for it that you do, but we really should make double sure:
1. Press the Windows key (the key with the 4 squares on it) and the X key at the same time.
2. In the menu that pops up to the left, click on Command Prompt to bring up the Command Prompt window.
4. In the Command Prompt, after C:\Users\[PCname]>, type dxdiag and press enter. Give it a few minutes to think and process the command until a new window pops up.
5. In the new window that has appeared, you should see all the specs to your computer, which will show how many cores you have, how much RAM, GHz, what OS you're on, etc. Make sure it does say 4 cores or even just 2 cores. As long as you have more than 1 core, you have a multi-core processor.
Okay! Once you've done that and confirmed how many cores you have, you can move on to these next steps. Do these steps if you have more than 1 core: 1. Press the Windows key (the key with the 4 squares on it) and the X key at the same time.
2. In the menu that pops up to the left, click Run.
3. In the little window that appears, type msconfig.
4. A window called System Configuration should appear. In that window, go to the Boot tab and click on Advanced Options.
5. Now another little window should have appeared called BOOT Advanced Options. There should be a box with "Number of processors" next to it, unchecked. Click the box to check it, and then in the drop-down menu below it, select the max amount of cores you have available to you (such as 4).
6. Click OK, and that window will disappear. Click Apply in the System Configuration window. You will be prompted to restart your computer in order for the changes to take effect, so let it restart and do its thing.
That should, hopefully, help things run just a little smoother. Not just the game but everything on your computer. If 1 core is too occupied, then your system should automatically move on to the next available core. This will spread the tasks out a little and not put such a strain on your computer, as far as my knowledge goes.
And if you're still a little unsure or don't see any changes, I'd recommend making sure your OS is up to date. Mircosoft is pretty good with making sure those that use it get their systems updated but sometimes we have to find out for ourselves if there's an update we missed or not.
To check for any updates you don't have yet installed, follow these steps:
1. Press the Windows key (the key with the 4 squares on it) to pull up the Home menu.
2. Click on the little gear wheel to the left of the menu to go to your Settings.
3. In the Settings window, scroll down until you see Update and Security. Click that.
4. There you should see if there is any updates available and the option to install them. If there are no updates, it will tell you that you are up to date.
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Sept 21, 2015 18:07:41 GMT
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Sept 21, 2015 18:10:29 GMT
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