Selling lots of the same item lags the game and tries to play multiple sounds


#1

Summary:
Selling lots of the same item to a merchant (like 200+ items) causes a lag spike and what I think is multiple audio ques. Also, selling tree saplings like that (in particular) plays a sound like (I think) chopping down a tree.

Steps to reproduce:

  1. Create several farms which produce trees (like 6).
  2. Wait until you have 200+ trees in your inventory.
  3. Use a Merchant to sell your trees and observe the slowdown and strange audio.

Expected Results:
Quickly subtract items from your inventory and increase gold.

Actual Results:
Game slows down drastically and audio plays strangely.

Notes:

Attachments:

Version Number and Mods in use:
Latest Alpha 16 on steam - super extra unstable combat ++. But I think I saw this on the regular Alpha 16 as well.

System Information:
Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07 GHz
Ram: 12.0 GB
Video Card: NVidia GeForce GTX 760


#2

Hello! Can you post your system information as well?


#3

Sure, what you are you looking for specifically? video card/processor/that kind of stuff?


#4

So I thought I’d do some testing, here is a village - well a collection of fields and placed objects - that I made to test this out.
There are 50 farms and about 15 farmers.
I have 1500 saplings in storage all you have to do is call a merchant and sell them to see what happens :smiley:

1461062984425.7z (7.4 MB)


#5

Yeah exactly: processor (model + GHz), graphic card and memory :slight_smile:


#6

Processor: Intel® Core™ i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07 GHz
Ram: 12.0 GB
Video Card: NVidia GeForce GTX 760


#7

Well good news (or not?): it is not from your computer.
@moderators any reason?


#8

Well, I’ll be quite honest here - I’ve never tried to farm large numbers of trees and then sell them! Going to ping @yshan to see the above save, as she’s done a lot of the trader work.


#9

Heh, its a simple way to make money - farmers just constantly pump out trees. They only sell for 2g, but that’s better than stone (1g) and it all happens automatically. And when you have 2-300 tree saplings, that sells for 4-600g : ). I think they used to sell for 14g, but I could be mistaken.


#10

Very true! I do wonder if another crop you can grow is worth more and grows faster than trees, like flowers?


#11

Ha, I didn’t even check, but good idea. This practice just came about from needing lots of trees and then no longer needing them - but still having lots of nursery farms. Started selling them and making tons of money.

One benefit of using trees is that there is no chance of messing up your queues of construction if you sell your entire stockpile - even if you have trees scheduled to be placed, thankfully it is ‘place a non-descriminant tree here’ rather than ‘place this exact tree here’, so there are never errors. But then if you did flowers, I imagine it would just pause construction… yeah, I’ll have to see what is worth the most.