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    Long Startup times...

    For some reason, UT2004 takes a long time to start up (30-60 seconds). I have had this problem on both my computers (eMac G4 1GHz and iMac G5 2GHz) ever since I bought the game (When it first came out) but the loading times were ~20 seconds then. The longer loading times just started a couple days ago for UT2004, but mods (Frag.Ops) take around a minute and a half, and have done so for as long as I had them.
    Now, here's the interesting part: About a week ago, Frag.Ops started having shorter load times (~45 seconds). I was very happy, until a day after, when the load times went back to normal.
    Another Mac user I know has ~30 second load times with Frag.Ops, even though his HD is fragged a lot.

    Any comments/suggestions/insights?

    #2
    defrag your hd (if its possible in a Mac)

    I was having the same problem, and i found that the problem was because i installed all my games in one of my hd partition (50 GB), after defragmenting the partition my UT just takes 10 secs to load

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      #3
      Already did that (DiskWarrior), and the problem still persists.

      BTW, the eMac has 768mb of RAM and the iMac has 1gig.

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        #4
        My clan mates have had this discussion.

        http://www.macaddict.com/forums/topic/67665

        Too bad we have not come up with a cure yet but there are things in that link you can try.

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          #5
          Usually RAM is the issue, I've found, in slow loading times. I know that's like the basics but I figure I might suggest it anyhow. Good luck to you.

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            #6
            Problem (partly) solved: I reinstalled UT2004 and Frag.Ops, and loading times are back to ~20 seconds for UT, but I want them to be shorter.

            @ LLEVIATHANN: Thanks for the link. I will try disabling spotlight searching in the UT2004 folders, but the loading times (spicifically startup time) has stayed mostly the same between upgrading 10.3 to 10.4.

            @ Ultron: The RAM in both my eMac and iMac are factory-installed, so I don't think that's the problem, but I will check into it.

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              #7
              If you want them shorter buy a Intel Mac or a PC

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                #8
                Originally posted by Spaz007
                If you want them shorter buy a Intel Mac or a PC
                lol burn!
                I was waiting for a comment like that

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by Kaoticas
                  lol burn!
                  I was waiting for a comment like that
                  2x-3x faster then a G5

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Spaz007
                    2x-3x faster then a G5
                    In theory: http://arstechnica.com/reviews/hardw...ac-coreduo.ars

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                      #11
                      Steve Jobs wouldn't lie...

                      He did say the G5s were faster. IIRC Intel was the snail compared to the G5. Now its the other way...

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by Spaz007
                        If you want them shorter buy a Intel Mac or a PC
                        Or just buy a Quad G5. My friend has a Dual G5 and he has 10 second loading times for UT2004.

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by Spaz007
                          Steve Jobs wouldn't lie...

                          He did say the G5s were faster. IIRC Intel was the snail compared to the G5. Now its the other way...
                          I'm just waiting till a universal patch comes out for UT2004, then I have to gather up the money to buy a G5 (probably)

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                            #14
                            I think i'll stick to AMD.

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                              #15
                              Originally posted by Kaoticas
                              I think i''ll stick to AMD.
                              :haha::up: Does it support Dual-Cores?

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