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#1 frihyland

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 07:31 AM

Now available in draft format on the Wiki
 More data for the guide here Directory Thrashing .


A concise summary by Wrinkly Ninja Directory Thrashing
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#2 MontyMM

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 08:00 AM

This could be relevant to my experience - that my SSD increases stability over a traditional disk.
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#3 stoppingby4now

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 09:40 AM

Isn't that just lovely, and how stupid is that? Trying to read an .esm from the Skyrim root directory when that shouldn't be a valid location for them? Brilliant! :P Just be glad those reads aren't writes. Looking at getting a couple SSD's here soon. Speaking of which, some more data on SSD's would be useful for the wiki. For example asynchronous vs synchronous, controller chip pitfalls and solutions, etc.
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#4 MontyMM

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 10:17 AM

Agreed. I'm no great expert on SSDs, but I've researched a bit and picked up a few things (dodgy controllers on early models, performance with compressed and uncompressed data, etc). I'll chuck in what I've learned, and we can improve it wiki-style.
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#5 Vond

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 04:38 PM

They moved the discussion to here on Beth-forums.
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#6 frihyland

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 05:19 PM

I'll be buying an ssd or 3 soon, so I'll do a more in depth look on the hardware guide soon.
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#7 frihyland

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Posted 25 April 2012 - 06:09 PM

A concise summary by Wrinkly Ninja Directory Thrashing
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#8 frihyland

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Posted 28 April 2012 - 12:56 AM

And here's the fix for Directory Thrashing
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:04 AM

If anyone else was wondering put it in: skyrim\Data\skse\plugins\Nitpick.dll
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:14 AM

If anyone else was wondering put it in: skyrim\Data\skse\plugins\Nitpick.dll

Is Nitpick still required?
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Posted 28 April 2012 - 07:17 AM

nitpick on the link fri provided now includes a fix for directory thrashing issue on top of what it did before.
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#12 DoYouEvenModBro

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 09:38 AM

Is it okay if you have a bunch of mods installed and then you reinstall Skyrim with a fresh vanilla copy and then continue your saved game? I didn't really notice anything wrong with my game when I did that except for some lag.
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#13 frihyland

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Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:02 AM

Is it okay if you have a bunch of mods installed and then you reinstall Skyrim with a fresh vanilla copy and then continue your saved game? I didn't really notice anything wrong with my game when I did that except for some lag.

If you follow the troubleshooting guide your much more likely to avoid problems.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:27 AM

Hello again Josh :) As I said on the Nexus STEP thread, there are no simple solutions to using a save game from a previously modded game once the mod(s) are removed. It is a complex subject because there are so many variables - which mods were running previously; where the save was made; at what stage of the game; what INI tweaks were previously applied; &etc, ad nauseam. Bethesda's save game format has a way of carrying all sorts of settings and info that may later resurface to cause problems... or not. It's very much hit and miss atm because I don't think anyone at this stage knows all the possible permutations of cause and effect with regard to this. Frihyland has given you good advice, unfortunately this relates to creating something close to a 'safe' save. Afaik no one has yet developed a full proof method to 'clean' a current save of any artifacts it may be carrying over with it. If you percieve no problem with your save game continueing maybe you have none, or maybe they just don't show yet. If you are still trying to trace your lag problem simply backup that save and start a new game without using it... if the lag is gone it was the save, if not you have to look further.
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Posted 03 May 2012 - 10:55 AM

@joshkope

Suggest you go to the Skyrim Installation Guide , wipe out everything related to Skyrim and reinstall everything from scratch. No better way to learn andfix problems at the same time. ;)



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