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Animated loading screens and stutter

21 September 2017 - 01:53 PM

Whilst playing F1 2017 I noticed that the loading screens before a race where they show a 3D track map (like on TV) and talk though the history etc. always stutter and pause.

This got me thinking how I saw the same in F1 2016 and in lots of other titles in the past, Starcraft 2 load screens also comes to mind for example.

On some games the audio would pause or drop out a few times whilst loading. Once in game there would be no issue.

I'm wondering if this is something to do with how MacOS handles simultaneous disc access when loading data and playing audio files etc. or something about my setup?

I have my games (Including the Steam Apps subfolder) stored on a separate 4TB 7200 disk whilst my OS and home folder where many preferences files will be are on an SSD.