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[HOWTO - RAMDRIVE] Increasing SWTOR System Performance

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[HOWTO - RAMDRIVE] Increasing SWTOR System Performance

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ZeronePenguin
01.10.2012 , 06:05 PM | #21
Quote: Originally Posted by Anagnostis View Post
Don't understand the coding, can't get past the second line.
For INSTALLLOCATION, do I need to put every little thing or just the folder where it is?

Plus I have 8GB RAM and all I'm allowed to assign is 1.8GB

I'm just gonna stop, not worth the crap I have to ponder over.

Yup you do, just got everything figured out myself after finding this topic last night. So for the default installation route, it should look like this:


mkdir T:\SWTOR\swtor
mklink /J "C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\SWTOR" "T:\SWTOR\"
mklink /J "T:\SWTOR\swtor\settings" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\BioWare\Star Wars - The Old Republic\swtor\settings"
mklink "C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\BioWare\Star Wars - The Old Republic\swtor\DiskCacheArena" "T:\DiskCacheArena"

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Caonimah
01.10.2012 , 06:09 PM | #22
Ive got this working and with the AMD 8xAA workaround I've been getting 50fps on IF with a 2500k, 6870 and 8GB ram. It still helldumps there sometimes but never below 30 anymore. Alderaan ran smooth all the way, started a new character and haven't had any drops in hutta either.

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Lemon_King
01.10.2012 , 11:43 PM | #23
Quote: Originally Posted by ZeronePenguin View Post
Yup you do, just got everything figured out myself after finding this topic last night. So for the default installation route, it should look like this:


mkdir T:\SWTOR\swtor
mklink /J "C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\SWTOR" "T:\SWTOR\"
mklink /J "T:\SWTOR\swtor\settings" "C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\BioWare\Star Wars - The Old Republic\swtor\settings"
mklink "C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\BioWare\Star Wars - The Old Republic\swtor\DiskCacheArena" "T:\DiskCacheArena"
That is correct, sorry about making this a tad cryptic.

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goobinator
01.11.2012 , 12:10 AM | #24
Hey, what if your SWTOR folder is not in Roaming?
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Lemon_King
01.11.2012 , 12:11 AM | #25
Quote: Originally Posted by goobinator View Post
Hey, what if your SWTOR folder is not in Roaming?
Go up one folder level and look in Local, made a huge typo with Roaming. >_<

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goobinator
01.11.2012 , 12:13 AM | #26
Quote: Originally Posted by Lemon_King View Post
Go up one folder level and look in Local, made a huge typo with Roaming. >_<
Thanks, got it.. well letcha know how it works!
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goobinator
01.11.2012 , 12:16 AM | #27
Erm, where is?

Scrolling down you should see a folder called SWTOR, go in it and Copy the settings folder to INSTALLLOCATION\Star Wars-The Old Republic\SWTOR\

Installlocation located?


Edit: O wait am I a durp do you mean just copy to where it's located in your C drive? Man i'm tired...
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ZeronePenguin
01.11.2012 , 09:25 AM | #28
Quote: Originally Posted by Lemon_King View Post
That is correct, sorry about making this a tad cryptic.
Hey no worries man, it was fun tinkering around with it ^w^ And thanks for popping this up, my usual frame rate was in the 20's now it's high 30's to mid 40's. Still not so great, I know, but it's one hell of an improvement!

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Imasithbanana
01.11.2012 , 09:28 AM | #29
Quote: Originally Posted by goobinator View Post
Erm, where is?

Scrolling down you should see a folder called SWTOR, go in it and Copy the settings folder to INSTALLLOCATION\Star Wars-The Old Republic\SWTOR\

Installlocation located?


Edit: O wait am I a durp do you mean just copy to where it's located in your C drive? Man i'm tired...
INSTALLLOCATION is just a generic value, since each users system might be different.

So example:

I have 3 Hard drives
C:
E:
F:


When I installed Star wars the old republic I selected my F: Drive. I also have a folder on that drive name "Games".


The complete install path is : F:\Games\Star Wars-The Old Republic\SWTOR\
So in this example

INSTALLLOCATION = F:\Games\

The completed string looks like : F:\Games\Star Wars-The Old Republic\SWTOR\


For others it could be any combo of C:\<Directory>.


In Windows 7 if yo navigate to the folder you want and click on the address bar it will display the path. This is what you would want to copy.


This is by far one of the easiest ways that I've found to increase my performance with this game. Ram is cheap right now.

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Blue
01.11.2012 , 09:57 AM | #30
This wont increase anything but loading times
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