A new hard drive might help if yours is nearly full. If you happen to have a slow, 5400 RPM hard drive then a new one might help in that case as well. However, slow load times in BF1942 are usually due to lack of sufficient memory.
When I had 256MB a map loaded in about 2 minutes. I added a spare 128MB module (all I had on hand) and load times went down to 20 seconds.
www.3dspotlight.com (I forget the new name/URL) had a BF1942 tweak guide. It mentioned that BF1942 can actually use up to 1 GB of memory but noticeable performance gains stop after 768 MB of memory. There is (IIRC) only a very small gain going from 512MB to 768MB.
Unfortunately, with the Desert Combat MOD my load times are up to about 1 minute. The original game still remains roughly the same at about 20-25 seconds.
<b>56K, slow and steady does not win the race on internet!</b>
I already have 512 mb of ram and the load time are about 1 min and 30 seconds. BUT I play with the merciless mod. So do u think this mod makes my load times longer? It seems to make them longer. This is the info I got about my hard drive:
Hard Disk (C : 38.2GB (8.3GB, 22% Free) (NTFS)
I took this information on my harddrive with a program called SiSoftware Sandra. But when I clicked on "my computer" and clicked on my c drive it says:
free space: 8.25 gb
total size: 38.1 gb
So which one is correct? Do u think it would be possible if I get a new harddrive and more mb of ram and get about 10 seconds load times with merciles or the other mods like DC?
In that site it says that the current version is merciless 4 but it's not. Merciless 4 1.4 is the current version. The guy in charge of the site is having personel problems So that's problebly why he didn't update the site. So one place you can go dl the new version is here:
It appears that the difference between SiSoftware Sandra and My Computer are attributable to rounding up/down.
May I suggest before spending additional money you check to ensure your harddrive is set up and performing properly (i.e, as fast as it should). I've never run the SiSoftware benchmark, but asume it reports on harddrive data/transfer speed. So post your results in Hard Disk forum and get confirmation it's performing OK or suggestions to make it so.
MSI KT3 ULTRA-2 KT333
Maxtor 60GB ATA 133 7200RPM
ABIT G4 Ti4200 OTES 64MB
Win98SE<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by Coyote on 10/08/03 01:36 PM.</EM></FONT></P>