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Moving R3E install on an SSD

Discussion in 'RaceRoom Racing Experience' started by theravenousbeast, Nov 21, 2014.

  1. I've followed these instructions for my GTR2/Race 07 installs and I just wanted to ask could there be any issues from doing this for R3E? I'm asking because I am not exactly in the mood of reinstalling the game just to get it on another drive.
  2. Sonat Ozturk

    Sonat Ozturk
    Sector3 Studios

    It should be fine.
    There are only two problems though.
    1 being the R3E User folder in documents will be looking at elsewhere so when you launch the game from it's new location, it will create a new folder instead of using the old one. That's of course unless you manually edit the path in GameInstallDir.ini

    Documents\my games\SimBin\RaceRoom Racing Experience

    2nd issue might be in the registry. Hopefully the game will trigger the launcher setup so that it can reorganize registry according to the change in the path.

    If not, I suggest running "verify local game files" in Steam which should trigger the launcher setup.
  3. Who is SimBin?

    • Haha Haha x 1
  4. Well I followed those instructions and your suggestions and it worked perfectly. Strangely though, it doesn't seem to have improved the load times.
  5. I think someone said that before as well...what cpu you have?
  6. Hmmmmm, maybe not fast enough single core speed to make the difference with the SSD? Maybe OC it to test, if you are already set up for that...else someone smarter than me may know.
  7. James Cook

    James Cook
    Marcas fan

    Third issue - it doesn't improve load times at all.
  8. Andi Goodwin

    Andi Goodwin

    just a quick thought;
    load times......
    old fashion game ; everything is on your hard drive , you fire it up and see an improvement from old hd to new ssd times
    R3e ; although lots of its on your pc a lot of it is web interfaces , so loading times are dependant on ... your connection/your ping and lastly , the r3e server ..; so if that runs at x speed it wont get any faster just because you have it installed on a faster hd/ssd

    just a thought

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  9. James Cook

    James Cook
    Marcas fan

    I think that's exactly the reason, Andi. It's a shame because loading a track should be nice and snappy, but as you said, the always online requirement is the nature of the beast with R3E and this is an unwelcome side affect.
  10. 57/43Mb download/upload speed should be enough so that it doesn't take 2 minutes to load an empty track then.
  11. Andi Goodwin

    Andi Goodwin

    once again it would depend on your connection and the servers !!

    i dont want this to sound flipant but it is from both sides as such , and the game isnt just loading the track i assume, its loading the track , checking security , syncing session with your stats , - etc

    Last edited: Nov 24, 2014