Slow game load times on some games

Discussion in 'DSTT' started by MrArcade, Dec 13, 2010.

  1. MrArcade
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    OK, I will try to explain this. I have been using a TTDS for over a year. Load times were always very fast. I had not done an update for quite a while. I started updating about a month ago. After the latest updates from RetroGameFan (thanks for the updates!), many games load very slow. It can take 1 to 3 minutes for games to load. Lego Indiana Jones 2 (59.18M) is a good example. It takes 2 minutes 57 seconds to load. Mario vs Donkey Kong 2 (41.49M) takes 1 minute 2 seconds, Marvel Nemesis Rise of the Imperfects (60.14M) takes 1 minute 8 seconds, Spyro Shadow Legacy (58.20M) takes 2 seconds.

    Games used to take under 5 seconds...

    Any ideas why the games are loading so slow now...and how I might fix it?

    I erased the .sys files and let the cart make them new...no help
     
  2. Jolan

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    Have you tried formatting your SD card?
     
  3. MrArcade
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    Yes, I used the Panasonic format tool. It did not make any difference at all.
     
  4. mathyuowns

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    your sd card is damaged as in scratched maybe you took it out and in to many times.
     
  5. MrArcade
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    I am setting up cards for nieces...same thing on the new cards with new microsd cards.
    I have our cart and 3 new ones with new pny 4gb cards...all load slow on most games...
     
  6. mathyuowns

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    post your system structure
     
  7. Vigilante

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    How much space does your sd still have
     
  8. mathyuowns

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    and i forgot put all your games in a Folder Named Games Dont leave them hanging in the root of the sd card that the main cause
     
  9. MrArcade
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    I think this may be a microsd quality issue. I bought a different 4gb card today at Radio Shack ($9.99) and it loads much faster, I think these pny cards might be junk. They work, they are just SLOW...
     
  10. GMTN

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    It's the bad batch of cards.

    I had the same issues with a bunch of Taiwan Kingstons a while back. My recent ones for my boys are fine. Same games, much faster load times
     
  11. injected11

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    Have you updated the infolib.dat file from Retro's pack? If the game's loading data is in this file, the game will load in ~3 seconds. If not, it will take significantly longer, or won't load at all.
     
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