Throttling compile to three cores?

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by Pocket, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    So I have finally gotten to the point where my map takes ages to compile, and it literally uses up the entirety of my processor for most of the process. Which means I can't do anything else with my computer while I wait. And I'm thinking, it's a multi-threaded process; I have four cores; there's gotta be a way to make it so vrad, vvis, etc. only use three when they run. But I have no idea what it is. The properties window didn't have anything useful.

    This is in Windows 7, and I could swear I saw a tool like this at one point, but can't for the life of me remember what or where it was.
     
  2. Nimelrian

    Nimelrian L2: Junior Member

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    Task-Manager->Process->right-click on the process->option under "set priority" (I'm german, so i don't know the english name).
     
  3. UKCS-Alias

    aa UKCS-Alias Mann vs Machine... or... Mapper vs Meta?

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    Instead you can choose afinity (below priority). in that window that popups when you click it you can set the cores it will use.
     
  4. Psy

    aa Psy The Imp Queen

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    Use VBCT. It helps with computer resources a lot.
     
  5. A Boojum Snark

    aa A Boojum Snark Toraipoddodezain Mazahabado

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    :E no it doesn't. It just auto-runs the compiles on lower priority, which you can do in Hammer with the -low flag or manually as outlined above.
     
  6. Jayden

    Jayden L1: Registered

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    Just, out of curiousity, how long does it take you guys to compile your maps. I'm wondering what to expect...if it's less than the 3 hour nightmares from Halo CE's sapien, I'll be happy
     
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  7. UKCS-Alias

    aa UKCS-Alias Mann vs Machine... or... Mapper vs Meta?

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    Since my new pc its at most 20 minutes on normal for ramparts. On my old pc it used to be 4 hours for de_dust_extended in css.
     
  8. Draco18s

    Draco18s L9: Fashionable Member

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    The only problem with this is that you have to set the affinity for VBSP.exe, VVIS.exe, VRAD.exe all separately and every time they run. Windows doesn't save those settings.
     
  9. Pocket

    aa Pocket func_croc

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    Yeah, that's what I suspected. And "Set Affinity" has to be the worst-named Windows feature since the Start button.