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chris6271
4013 posts Member
chris6271 wrote:
The problem of the lags are the animations of the characters...
I have put all characters in indoor tasks. And put the non-taskable characters in the inventory.
The effect is, that the game runs better again... :)

I'll go try that. Back in a while ... I have about 89 characters ... Maybe more. ;)

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  • chris6271
    4013 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    It has helped me. The animations are the main problem. So the game is very laggy.
  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited May 2014
    I might try this with the decoration characters and see whether it helps :) good post Chris :)

    I know EA is aware of this situation and are looking into resolving issue :) but as yet no time frame
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  • chris6271
    4013 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    Thank you, Neo... :)
    It's only an intermediate solution until EA fix the game.
  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited May 2014
    chris6271 wrote:
    Thank you, Neo... :)
    It's only an intermediate solution until EA fix the game.

    any solution is good at the moment the juddering is a nightmare :(

    according to the people in the know......EA are all over this trying to sort the issue :) just gotta hope it sooner rather than later
    Volunteer EA Senior Moderator
  • rych1981
    5 posts
    edited May 2014
    oh good, im glad its not just me lagging, i thought my phone was going crappy
  • datasurgeon
    1878 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    I hope the yfix it. The reason to have the characters and buildings is the animations
  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited May 2014
    rych1981 wrote:
    oh good, im glad its not just me lagging, i thought my phone was going crappy

    1st of all ShoFC1m.gif to the forum

    2nd you are defo not alone in this situation that is for sure lol
    Volunteer EA Senior Moderator
  • annettemarc
    7731 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    Worked for me. I never realized I had about 30 nontasked characters. I still have a dozen or so characters finishing up outdoor 24 hour tasks, and but none are high-activity. Eg, I do not have Brandine fighting terrorists, Luanne in her megaglobe, or Mindy on her motorcycle.

    Also, collecting all the rents worked wonders. No more wiggling dollar signs or floating dollar signs.. (That was fun! Haven't done that in ages! Sorry neighbors.)

    Now I can zip from one corner of SF to another. (Starting to look like a ghost town though. ...)

    Thanks for the suggestion! I can play again.
    USA/UK Race To Throw Country Into Utter Chaos = TOO CLOSE TO CALL
  • NMayo
    898 posts
    edited May 2014
    yeah i stuck through the lag yesterday and set all my ppl on 24 hour tasks... I really hope they fix this quick. its been, what, 24 hours since the update? maybe 30 hours now and no word or not fix released yet...........................................................
  • annettemarc
    7731 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    I hope the yfix it. The reason to have the characters and buildings is the animations

    Picky, picky, picky. ;);)
    USA/UK Race To Throw Country Into Utter Chaos = TOO CLOSE TO CALL
  • chris6271
    4013 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    I hope the fix the problem very quick, but it's a solution to play the game.
  • NeoSEC28
    39616 posts
    edited May 2014
    NMayo wrote:
    yeah i stuck through the lag yesterday and set all my ppl on 24 hour tasks... I really hope they fix this quick. its been, what, 24 hours since the update? maybe 30 hours now and no word or not fix released yet...........................................................

    EA will never/hardly ever post hereto let us know , although I can say that I/the mods have been told that EA are aware and looking into sorting this situation as soon as they can, if we are told anything more we will let you all now
    Volunteer EA Senior Moderator
  • XBL-Heretic
    1228 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    NeoSEC28 wrote:
    chris6271 wrote:
    Thank you, Neo... :)
    It's only an intermediate solution until EA fix the game.

    any solution is good at the moment the juddering is a nightmare :(

    according to the people in the know......EA are all over this trying to sort the issue :) just gotta hope it sooner rather than later

    Good to hear! I was thinking EA added the lag on purpose to pay us back for all of our complaining about the Easter event :) Adding 200 milliseconds to each animation movement via "set ANIMATION_LAG += 200" sure did the trick ;)
  • linguo60
    271 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    My problem with that solution is that I have a few characters (10) that one way or the other ended up on my squidport and I would like to keep them there, just to keep it lively. Where else can Rex banner really eat his banana kaboom? (One day he just wandered onto SP). Also a great place for dr nick to advertise his cheap services, and Patty and Selma to take smoke breaks. Some characters I can get back on with benches later I suppose.

    At any rate, the rest of my town is somewhat playable once I stopped putting anyone on tasks, but if I enter SP, it just freezes up. At least i can now keep going with the level 40 story line, somewhat slowly anyway.

    For now, I guess I will just wait to see if EA can fix this, before booting everyone off SP.
  • rwvolture
    1260 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    I was thinking EA added the lag on purpose to pay us back for all of our complaining about the Easter event :)

    I like the way you think :P
  • Snakeyees
    2320 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    chris6271 wrote:
    The problem of the lags are the animations of the characters...
    I have put all characters in indoor tasks. And put the non-taskable characters in the inventory.
    The effect is, that the game runs better again... :)



    at least you can play Chris I can't even log into my game
  • annettemarc
    7731 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    Snakeyees wrote:
    chris6271 wrote:
    The problem of the lags are the animations of the characters...
    I have put all characters in indoor tasks. And put the non-taskable characters in the inventory.
    The effect is, that the game runs better again... :)



    at least you can play Chris I can't even log into my game

    And unfortunately the longer you're locked out, the more chaotic the animation gets. In my SF, there was a considerable improvement after I collected rents. As the buildings in a town become collectible, the dancing icons overhead add a lot of jiggle. I needed to creep along the edges and work my way in, collecting as I went. Felt like the CSI forensics team at a crime scene.

    I have a suggestion for the person who managed the miracle of getting characters onto Squidport. Probably won't work, but ... Try sliding over to the beachfront area with Squidport just offscreen. Zoom in as close as possible. Then move over onto Squidport, staying zoomed in, and do whatever you wanted done there. MAYBE if there are fewer active elements on the screen at one time, it can handle it better.

    (I, like, totally made that up. Totally. Like, fer shure. But its worth a shot.

    USA/UK Race To Throw Country Into Utter Chaos = TOO CLOSE TO CALL
  • LanceUppercut808
    857 posts
    edited May 2014
    That's a great idea do put all the decoration characters in storage...i'm gonna try that.
    Collecting all the rents definitely does help somewhat....i'm so used to leaving a bunch uncollected so that people can tap on them..
  • XBL-Heretic
    1228 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    rwvolture wrote:
    I was thinking EA added the lag on purpose to pay us back for all of our complaining about the Easter event :)

    I like the way you think :P

    That's pretty scary :shock:
  • chris6271
    4013 posts Member
    edited May 2014
    Snakeyees wrote:
    chris6271 wrote:
    The problem of the lags are the animations of the characters...
    I have put all characters in indoor tasks. And put the non-taskable characters in the inventory.
    The effect is, that the game runs better again... :)



    at least you can play Chris I can't even log into my game

    Hello neighborino...
    I've noticed it... If I want to visit you, my game crashes... :?
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