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1991 timetable freezes during snapshots 03/05/2021 at 16:34 #139273
bugsy
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I’m having a bit of trouble with my West Yorkshire sim (1991 tt).

I got to about 18:00 sim time and for some reason my 10-minute snapshot saves started to freeze (when saving) for anything up to 50 seconds or so. I've re-run previous saves and found that it sometimes does the same thing almost straight away.
My most recent re-run from 14.00 save was more or less behaving itself until the 16:20 save which took nearly 20 seconds. I’ll carry on a bit further to see if it gets any worse.
During the very first run through of this timetable I didn’t experience anything like this.

I've tried a couple of other sims but so far this hasn't happened, but I've got my fingers crossed now.

I don't know whether anything can be done about this but I've attached a couple of saves in any case. However, I've found that the problem isn't always replicated.

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1991 timetable freezes during snapshots 04/05/2021 at 09:24 #139276
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What speed are you running the sim at?


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1991 timetable freezes during snapshots 04/05/2021 at 10:34 #139280
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Speed set at 1.3

I got so frustrated with this problem that I reloaded a save from my first game which started at the same time as the last save from this game.
To give you some information, loading the saved games also started to take longer. When I loaded up the first game save it was much quicker and I suspect that the snapshots will be quicker too. There seems to be something happening with the game 2 snapshot saves for some reason. I'll keep you posted.

Edit: My suspicions were correct. The game 1 snapshot saves were so quick that I barely noticed them. I've now abandoned game 2 and hope that this problem doesn't repeat when I play game 3, although I have other games to play before that.

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Last edited: 04/05/2021 at 10:45 by bugsy
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1991 timetable freezes during snapshots 04/05/2021 at 11:13 #139282
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I get frequent freezes in general and have done since Loader, but not on any particular sim or TT. You can expect a short freeze when a snapshot is taken of a busy sim but I also get them between snapshots. These can be fairly reliable, for instance there's often one at about 52-53 mins past the hour. Clicks are ignored and the screen doesn't update for some time and then it will just recover or, sometimes, the main sim screen will blank and redraw.

I run normally at real time or even half-speed but often have a very stressed sim due to deliberate acts of service vandalism. Reducing the F2 screen update frequency seems to help.

I haven't mentioned this before as it's only slightly annoying and may be the result of the combination of busy sims and an aging Surface Pro 3 (Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4650U, 8GB). I've reported it now to back up the OP.

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