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  1. Game suddenly running incredibly slowly

    Hi guys
    I'm in my 5th season with Middlesbrough and the game was running perfectly fine the entire way. Then one day when I loaded the game up, it suddenly started running veryyyyyy slowly... like it takes a few minutes to load from screen to screen (but matches still go regular speed). It also makes the rest of my computer run very slowly, I can't even load a page on Google Chrome. I was in October of 2015 when this started happening. Luckily I could restore the save file to a previous date (a few months back) so I started again from that save file, but once again I got to late September and the same issue happened. Any ideas? The save file is pretty much unplayable right now and I've gotten so far in, very frustrating.

    Thanks

  2. Everton Nice Guy Gramps
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    If you have a large/huge database, with players loaded from various countries/added leagues, then it will slow down due to number of regen players, new coaches, managers etc being generated. Larger the database etc, slower it will run in the future. If it gets really bad you may want to think about removing leagues depending on how many you have running
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  3. But it would just happen suddenly like that, randomly in the middle of Sept/Oct of a year? Don't regens get put into the game earlier in each season? Also for what it's worth, in FM 11 I took a game into 2017/18 on the same settings, database, etc. with no issues. I know its FM 11 and not 12 but can't be that much a change can it? It's just all weird to me because it ran perfectly fine and then one day was as if it hit a brick wall. Really liked my squad too :/

  4. Also, my database is on small, my English leagues are Blue Square North/South and above (all playable), MLS (view only) and France National and above (view only).. so I don't that can be an issue, maybe my game file just gets corrupted for whatever reason once I reach Oct 2015

  5. I have the same problem and google tells me that it's not uncommon. Sudden resource hogging at some point, and the resulting game speed varies from slow to unplayable. I checked the task manager when it got slow, and all of a sudden FM is hogging over 3GB of RAM!!! I closed it via task manager (since the game became unresponsive), and reloaded my save. The save started from about two weeks before the slowness occurred, yet now it's slow already from there on.

    I read somewhere that clearing the app data might help, but I'll try it after I've tested my other saves. Very strange.

  6. Ok, so I tested my other saved games and they're running at 900k to 1gb RAM, even the same save from a week back or so (autosave). It's amazing how the RAM usage just suddenly more than tripled with this one.

  7. The longer you are into the game, the more memory it takes to run, because to run, the game needs the database loaded, and your save game to tell the computer what changes have taken place since the start of the game. The longer your save = more changes have been made = bigger file to load. Maybe after 5 seasons, your computer has just hit its limit of how much memory it can give to Fm without it compromising performance.

  8. Quote Originally Posted by MUFCMike View Post
    The longer you are into the game, the more memory it takes to run, because to run, the game needs the database loaded, and your save game to tell the computer what changes have taken place since the start of the game. The longer your save = more changes have been made = bigger file to load. Maybe after 5 seasons, your computer has just hit its limit of how much memory it can give to Fm without it compromising performance.
    That'd make sense in case the game got slower gradually, but at least for me, it was like a brick wall.

  9. Quote Originally Posted by Konsta_87 View Post
    That'd make sense in case the game got slower gradually, but at least for me, it was like a brick wall.
    Yes, but imagine this. There is a certain amount of memory your computer needs just to run (for things like Windows and stuff), say for example 20%. The other 80% can be used for whatever you want. Over the years, as your save gets bigger, you'll have been using 50%, 65% all the way up to 80% no problem, as your computer can handle you using 80% of its memory, as long as it still has 20% spare to run . however, as soon as you hit 81%, you have a problem. Or, a brick wall.

  10. ^^

    Yeah, there's obviously a point when it becomes unplayable, but it should get gradually slower nonetheless. Just like on an older PC you run, let's say, Firefox browser. The more tabs you use/open, the slower it gets. It's not as if it works like a dream up to 5 tabs, and come the 6th-> not at all. It seems unlikely that something normal happens in the game which generates so much more sudden RAM usage that one can't tell that it's getting slower before it breaks down. But I guess it's possible, perhaps the growing usage builds up so slowly that you don't notice it.

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