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[HOWTO - RAMDRIVE] Increasing SWTOR System Performance

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[HOWTO - RAMDRIVE] Increasing SWTOR System Performance

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Ocmer_
02.13.2012 , 09:13 AM | #471
Added some more (maybe better) instructions on my post for using the different batch files, and how to verify things. I hope this will make it a bit easier to use and setup!

http://www.swtor.com/community/showpost.php?p=2684127
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Elkantar
02.13.2012 , 01:55 PM | #472
The Batchfile and Instructions also for this programm workable?
http://www.chip.de/downloads/Dataram..._13000196.html

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Ocmer_
02.13.2012 , 02:37 PM | #473
Quote: Originally Posted by Elkantar View Post
The Batchfile and Instructions also for this programm workable?
http://www.chip.de/downloads/Dataram..._13000196.html
Yes it should be. As long as you have created a ramdisk with the diskletter T (or you changed the scripts according to the diskletter) the batchscripts should skip the part of making a ramdisk with Imdisk if it detects that T: already exists.
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xxbakerboyxx
02.13.2012 , 03:04 PM | #474
The only folder in my T:/SWTOR/swtor/ file is the "settings" folder.

Should there be other folders in there? or just that one?

EDIT:

And of course the DiskCacheArena file
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DarkSirius
02.13.2012 , 03:18 PM | #475
One thing I noticed. Upon exiting and reloading the game. Some of my primary settings were not saving. Ex: The fact I already watched the opening cut-scene. Graphics / mouse settings all revert to default, same with sound / mouse settings. Keybinds and UI layout are fine.

Thoughts?

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Ocmer_
02.13.2012 , 03:22 PM | #476
Quote: Originally Posted by xxbakerboyxx View Post
The only folder in my T:/SWTOR/swtor/ file is the "settings" folder.

Should there be other folders in there? or just that one?

EDIT:

And of course the DiskCacheArena file
If you used the batch files, setup ramdisk for swtor. Did you check the paragraph 'Verify' on http://www.swtor.com/community/showpost.php?p=2684127?

If so you might want to check the folder; '%userprofile%\appdata\local' and check if there is been a folder created called 'SWTOR_Original' and 'SWTOR' [which has an arrow in the icon].

If it doesn't than it still seems my batchscript likes to skip steps :s
(did you got a message, before pressing enter to check the output of a line 'Junction created for ...' and looked if it was correct? This is for using the batchscript ofc.)
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xxbakerboyxx
02.13.2012 , 03:44 PM | #477
Nevermind the:
-DiskCacheStatic
-DiskCacheStream

just popped up

I guess i had to log into the game first, Thanks again so much!!
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Lemon_King
02.13.2012 , 03:45 PM | #478
Quote: Originally Posted by DarkSirius View Post
One thing I noticed. Upon exiting and reloading the game. Some of my primary settings were not saving. Ex: The fact I already watched the opening cut-scene. Graphics / mouse settings all revert to default, same with sound / mouse settings. Keybinds and UI layout are fine.

Thoughts?
Did you rename SWTOR in Local to SWTOR_Original, after you made a copy of it?
If you didn't your settings for each boot will become temp.

Steps 3 - 5.
3: Scrolling down you should see a folder called SWTOR, open it and Copy the settings folder to <SWTOR Install Location>\Star Wars-The Old Republic\SWTOR\retailclient\
4: Delete DiskCacheArena if it exists in <SWTOR Install Location>\Star Wars - The Old Republic\SWTOR\
5: RENAME the SWTOR folder in Local to SWTOR_Original

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Ocmer_
02.13.2012 , 03:51 PM | #479
Quote: Originally Posted by xxbakerboyxx View Post
Nevermind the:
-DiskCacheStatic
-DiskCacheStream

just popped up

I guess i had to log into the game first, Thanks again so much!!
Good to hear, that also why I created a Verify paragraph but guess you missed it. It is also only written on my lil post
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Lawmaro
02.13.2012 , 05:01 PM | #480
Thanks Lemon-King this fix helped me out big time, two questions if you please:

1) Is there any way to keep my video settings on reboot? (Not even close to a deal-breaker given the performance boost, but curious)

2) If I set up the ram drive for the Dynamic Player Data, and still have the DiskCacheArena setup, is the total RAM requirement for the drive 5.5gigs (1.5 DiskCacheArena + 4 Dynamic Player Data = 5.5 gig total)? Please clarify…