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[Resolved] Intermittant extreme graphic performance hit on Cooking station (OS X)

Discussion in '*** Bug Report Archive (After R75) ***' started by Widsith [MGT], May 14, 2021.

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    05/14/2021 09:56
    Title: Intermittant extreme graphic performance hit on Cooking station (OS X)
    Reproduction Rate: 30% (?) Appears related to network/server performance
    Blocker? Requires relog
    Details: Graphic performance degrades radically at times when activating Cooking station. From 15 fps or so down to 1 to 2 seconds per frame. /debug display continues to claim 10 fps, and show no error spam. Nomrla performance is restored when exiting the station. However, once this has happened in a session, the Cooking station will always degrade in this fashion. Relogging fixes it, a client restart is not necessary. If the first attempt to use the station is successful, this bug is either fixed or very unlikely. It is an intermittant/flaky, but appears related to network/server performance - it is more likely when hitching and other server delays are noted in a POT session.
    Steps to Reproduce: Activate cooking station, more likely when network/server performance issues are observed.
    User Specs:
    OS: Mac OS X 10.12.6
    CPU: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-5675R CPU @ 3.10GHz (4) System RAM: 16384
    GPU: Intel(R) Iris(TM) Pro Graphics 6200 GPU RAM: 1536
    SotA.OSX.64.1384.Date.05.10.21
    Area: POT_forest_metropolis_01c_template/Silverdale Market
    Area Display Name: Silverdale Market
    Loc: (68.2, 38.2, 156.2)
    Debug: UE9UX2ZvcmVzdF9tZXRyb3BvbGlzXzAxY190ZW1wbGF0ZXxTaWx2ZXJkYWxlIE1hcmtldHwoNjguMjI5LCAzOC4xNTgsIDE1Ni4xOSl8KDAsIC0xLCAwLCAwKXwxODMuMDgyOXw0OC44OTE5MXwyLjEzNDc1Mw==

    (Not sure if this is the best place for this, feel free to move...)
     
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    This is still happening in R89. Apparently no one cares.
     
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    @Widsith [MGT], i can't do anything with this because i can't verify it, because none of us bug mods have a mac. i do take in mac bugs anyway if several people report the same issue, so you're confirming each other, but in this case you're the only one reporting this cooking station issue. all we can try to get reports from other mac users having the same problem, for instance, @that_shawn_guy.
     
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    I've not noticed a issue like this before.

    Is it at a specific location or does it happen at all cooking stations?
     
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    Yes, still happening in current release. Cooking station is at:
    Area: Silverdale Market (POT_forest_metropolis_01c_template/Silverdale Market) Loc: (68.229, 38.158, 156.19) DBG: UE9UX2ZvcmVzdF9tZXRyb3BvbGlzXzAxY190ZW1wbGF0ZXxTaWx2ZXJkYWxlIE1hcmtldHwoNjguMjI5LCAzOC4xNTgsIDE1Ni4xOSl8KDAsIC0xLCAwLCAwKXwxNzkuMzAyNHwyOC4wNzkyOHwzLjk2ODA5OQ==

    Haven't tried other locations but I will do so.

    > If the first attempt to use the station is successful, this bug is either fixed or very unlikely.

    This is from the original report, and appears to have changed. Bug seems equally likely the first or succeeding times. But once broken, it's broken until relog.
     
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    @Alley Oop I appear to have 'fixed' this by moving the cooking station upstairs in the same row house as originally reported. Used it a couple dozen times since the move, and no problems whereas it was failing about 50% before.

    Best guess is the problem has something to do with intense loading of deco resources when the station animation is activated: The ground floor where it was originally positioned has a lot of deco, and it looks out through the window of the store front row to a part of Silverdale which also has a lot of both POT and player deco. Whereas the new position has no outside view and only a few deco objects nearby. So some sort of race condition between resource loading and animation startup?? (Possibly related: the cooking station would also occasionally activate at normal speed, but missing the item description texts in the inventory pane of the cooking window. Also smells like stuff that isn't loading before the render startup.)
     
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