KSPedia alone accounts for half of load time
I've started noticing a large delay in loading when the bar is about half full, when it's loading "Asset Bundles". These bundles are actually .ksp files, most of which are in the GameData/Squad/KSPedia folder.
Steps to reproduce:
1. Launch KSP
2. Observe load time, and delay at halfway point
3. Close the game
4. Move GameData/Squad/KSPedia folder somewhere outside of GameData
5. Launch KSP again
6. Delay at halfway point is now gone
For me, loading KSPedia files accounts for about 6 seconds of load time. This obviously varies from person to person, but my machine is decent (i5 @ 3.4GHz, SSD) and thus it'll be far worse for players on weaker machines or even laptops.
#1 Updated by gfrodo over 4 years ago
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I can reproduce this delay.
Without the KSPedia folder, KSP starts in approx 60s.
With the KSPedia folder, KSP starts in 90s, with a delay of 30s in the middle, while the text "Loading Asset Bundle Definitions" is displayed.
Platform: Linux Mint
CPU: i5-6200U, 15W Dualcore 2.3GHz with HT
A little performance optimization for the loading screen would be nice, but should not be the highest priority to the developers.