Feature #14205

New startup parameter: To reduce loading time drastically by disabling intro mission loading completely in the main menu with -noMenuMissions

Added by kju over 4 years ago. Updated over 4 years ago.

Status:Closed Start date:10/06/2010
Priority:Normal Due date:
Assignee:- % Done:

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Category:Startup parameters
Target version:1.55.75445
Affected ArmA II version:Please select... First affected ArmA II version:
Reproduced by another DH user:No Single / Multi Player?:
I am using some Mods:No BIForumURL:
I am using: NGUrl:
Reproducible for you:No WIKIurl:
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Description

Obs
If you use the param -world=empty no world and more importantly
no demo mission will be loaded in the main menu.
This reduces load time drastically.

However even with this param active if you return to the main menu,
from say the editor or MP screen, the game returns to the default behavior
and loads the demo missions.

Exp
A new command called -noMenuMissions to make intro missions never
get loaded in the main menu.

Note
As seen by the simple community addon, disabling the intro mission played in the main menu,
reduces the loading time from editor to main menu from 10-30 seconds to an instant.

For a developer, and even as a player, many follow the aim to reduce unnecessary
time waste as much as possible. This simple tweak is a great way to save a lot of time.

The use of addons is often not possible in MP play for example.
This is why an engine provided startup parameter is suggested hereby.

History

Updated by kju over 4 years ago

  • Subject changed from New startup parameter: Disable intro mission loading completely in the main menu with -noMenuMissions to New startup parameter: To reduce loading time drastically by disabling intro mission loading completely in the main menu with -noMenuMissions

Updated by Rommel over 4 years ago

Oh bring this on, this current 'feature' of A2 is very frustrating, and time consuming.

Updated by Suma over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Assigned to Resolved

A new command line option called -skipIntro added in 74065

Updated by Sickboy over 4 years ago

Very nice, thanks!

Updated by kju over 4 years ago

  • Target version set to Upcoming version

awesome! thank you so much :)

Updated by kju over 4 years ago

  • Status changed from Resolved to Closed
  • Target version changed from Upcoming version to 1.55 BETA

works nicely!

Updated by kju over 4 years ago

  • Target version changed from 1.55 BETA to 1.55.75445

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