Quote: "I did notice sometimes FPE files get reset back to original settings in some areas. This seems to occur more with barrels? I do recall them being metallic before but several times over going back to being wood."
I can only blame that on updates. Unless you make copies in another directory, all your changes get reset with any GG update. Hence the need to get them updated on TGC's side
Lee accused me of being a great finder of weird issues many years ago, paraphrasing, but about right
I sent him several examples of weird slowdown etc with some objects. They were updated at the time (or were supposed to be), Lee confirmed the issues with them, but I know of (slow down) several issues with the default trees in particular, that seem to be the same as ever
I did report them here in the forums several times, but nothing was done about them.
Anyone who has used the full selection of default foliage items can attest to severe slowdown with some objects in particular (well anyone paying attention). Tree 2 for one lmao. I can't say how many times I have complained about it. Lee can fix em, he did with the bushes I sent him, but it seems he is not going to go through each and check them himself
I've given up the ghost on that one. So I can rightly applaud you for updating the obvious flaws that exist
The tree/foliage pack for certain has serious issues with some objects that are broken in the same way the bushes were (in the same pack).
Just try it. Fill your area with one type of tree at a time. Some trees will run fine. Others will cripple
the frame rate. There's quite a few that are crazy hogs of FPS. I'm only guessing, but I reckon the old bush problem I had with an old project (dropped FPS by an insane amount) is the same with all those FPS hog trees that are included by default.
Here's the old project I was working on at the time. I got it running fairly well, but as most my projects, got bored
I'd make it a direct link but seem to be struggling
I soon noticed the hoggy bushes when making it though
Edit - I actually watched this back and remembered the crazy load times back then for testing. I was sure more tolerant than I am these days. The load time was down to media. Once removed, the loading went back to seconds rather than half an hour!
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