MrDeth

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  1. This sounds like Windows User Account Control. The files may be "read only". Load the files onto Dimmdrive > Open the Dimmdrive > Select all files/folders > right click > properties > uncheck read only > apply > ok Let me know if that helps! Apologies for the delay!
  2. Exactly, both the Steam and Website versions will have the same functionality.
  3. I personally like the website version better. You still get full Steam functionality. If you buy the Steam version you don't need to have Steam running. One current issue with the Steam version is that the "Start Dimmdrive on Startup" won't work as of right now. It works normally on the website version.
  4. Hi, please leave a little more information. What Operating System are you currently using? If you need help figuring this out let me know. Are you using the Steam version of Dimmdrive or the Stand-Alone version from the website?
  5. Hi there. I need to gather some information on your computer to help you out. Please Press and Hold the Windows Key + R at the same time and type dxdiag and hit enter. Choose NO on the popup if you haven't opened this before. Wait for it to finish gathering information and click Save All Information. Upload that document somewhere and PM the link to me or just copy its contents into a private message. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks, Michael.
  6. I just sent an email off to the owner of Dimmdrive. He will be in contact with you within the next 48 hours.
  7. Try updating your .Net Framework. Your current version is v4.0.30319 The current version is .NET 4.6.2 which can be found here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=53344 Let me know if this fixes it. Be sure that after the install you shutdown your computer (Not restart). Do a full shutdown and then boot it back up.
  8. That stands for EasyAntiCheat. That is Rust's anti-cheat engine. Just like Battleye, we are talking with the developers of the game to allow Dimmdrive to be whitelisted in their software. EAC is seeing Dimmdrive as a cheating tool, essentially.
  9. You'll have to wait for someone who has Black Ops 2 to do testing for you. I do not own that game. Dimmdrive doesn't affect how the game is programmed at all so this isn't a problem with Dimmdrive. All Dimmdrive does is move the game files to the RAM. It doesn't change controls, configs, or anything. I will send them a message for you and see if they can send out a patch to fix this. If you can give any more information on the matter that would be great. The more information the better. OS: CPU: RAM: Best, Michael.
  10. We are looking into solving the spambot problem. We are receiving your reports on the spam, but it is nearly impossible to keep up with 2000+ spam posts. The web developer is working on a solution. Hopefully it is fixed soon. Best, Michael.
  11. That is about all the best you will be able to do with 8GB of ram.
  12. Yeah with that RAM you're getting the speed you should expect. In order to decrease loading times even further you'd need faster RAM, but it will only give you so much. If you're an enthusiast and had all the money in the world you could no doubt decrease loading times to just a few seconds, but it may cost a few thousand dollars haha.
  13. It is possible, but another thing I forgot is that it also depends on the game engine! If the game is poorly programmed then there may actually be a limit of how much data it can read/write. Another is that most games and software don't use 64bit processing, but rather 32 which limits the speed that you can get as well! Can you give me a link to the exact motherboard and RAM that you have please.
  14. Apologies for the late reply. I've been extremely busy! Honestly the A6 cpu is going to bottleneck any benefite you'd get from the 2133mhz RAM. I'd go with the higher capacity! AMD doesn't have very good single core performance compared to intel. https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=AMD+A6-6400K+APU The per core performance is only 1413 which is pretty terrible. With Dimmdrive it would more than likely bottle neck the 2133mhz RAM I have an i5 4670k and its per core performance is significantly higher and I have 32GB of 1600mhz RAM. Per core performance is 2200 which means that one of my 4 cores is almost as good as your entire CPU working all together. https://www.cpubenchmark.net/cpu.php?cpu=Intel+Core+i5-4670K+%40+3.40GHz
  15. Hey there Serial! Tim no longer has any part of Dimmdrive. He sold it and new owners took over relatively recently. I am one of the moderators on here. I'm not sure on your technical know-how, but you say you have 12GB of 1333 DDR3 RAM now. The 1333 stand for 1333mhz which is the frequency (one part of the speed of RAM). 1333 isn't bad, but it isn't great either. The speed that you get from Dimmdrive is dependent on quite a few things actually. Your CPU Speed, RAM Speed (frequency and timing), Front Side Bus, Northbridge. DDR stands for Double Data Rate. It's a bit of a misnomer, but you half your frequency and that essentially is your speed of your frequency since DDR allows twice the throughput which is why if you go to overclock you will see your ram at the speed of 800mhz if you have 1600mhz RAM. If you went to overclock you would see 666mhz in your bios. That is besides the point though. If you want even faster Dimmdrive speeds you're going to need something truly fast like an i7 4790k and some really fast ram. The front side bus and northbridge don't matter do much with this cpu and the choice of ram you'd need to get since the motherboards that can hold an i7 4790k generally all have top of the line hardware to accommodate the fast cpu and ram among other things. I currently have an i5 4670k at 3.5Ghz which boosts to nearly 3.8 and my 1600mhz RAM. I typically get close to 7-8000 megabits per second on my speed with ATTO and Crystal Disk Mark. If you have any more questions let me know. I reply when I can. I am not a paid moderator and I have a job. I get on here when I can. Best, Michael.
  16. Gladly. Yeah, since the new owners have taken over they are getting accustomed to the new system. They do play on changing it up as far as I know. That could be the issue with it. I'll forward your request onto them. Thank you for letting us know!
  17. I am happy that it is working for you! In my main system I also have 32GB and I am a Graphic Designer among other things. I always put my entire projects on Dimmdrive Now my CPU is my bottleneck haha. My decently old 4670k just doesn't cut it anymore, but I don't have the cash to purchase a new mobo and CPU right now sadly. I want to be able to edit my 4k videos, but the 4670k chokes up after scrubbing through the timeline hahaha. Timings of the ram also play a huge part in the speed of the ram. The Mhz may be higher than average, but typically the timings will be higher unless you bought a crazy expensive kit haha. I got luck with my 32gig kit. I ended up with 1600mhz stock, but oced them and tightened up the timings from like 8-8-7-10 to 6-6-7-8 I get a throughput of around 11,000 sequential read and write.
  18. Prepare for a long read, but trust me it will be worth it. I have 32GB of RAM. If you have 16 and you're making a 14GB dimmdrive I would take that down to 11 just to be safe. If I wanted to play a game like GTA V which is around 65GB I would only include the maps for the game which I can fit into 23GB. See, I don't set my Dimmdrive to 30GB for one main reason. You have to leave room for other programs running on your computer. Windows on idle uses a lot. Having Steam, Spotify, Skype, Curse, Origin(god forbid), Teamviewer, Google Drive, Dropbox, and any other programs you may use all require a significant amount of memory to function. My formula for figuring out how much RAM I should allocate to Dimmdrive is simple. Total System Memory - 1GB to allow your game that you will be adding to Dimmdrive to function properly( I'll talk more about this in a second) - 2GB for System programs (Like I mentioned above-Skype,Chrome, etc. etc.) - 2GB for a safe range of open RAM incase your system needs it - however many GB you need to feel extra safe which in my case is 4GB since right now with my 32GB I am at 27GB and my Dimmdrive size that I use is 23GB. So here is a simpler version in my case. 32GB - 1GB - 2GB - 2GB - My safe amount 4GB = 23GB for Dimmdrive Alright, if you're still reading this I will explain the formula and why it is vital. Most people don't understand how computers allocate memory. Just because you have 16GB of RAM installed on your computer does not mean you have 16GB available to use. Even if you just turn on your computer and you log in to where you are at the desktop you are using a lot of RAM because in order for your computer to run it must load the OS ( Operating System - Windows 10 in my case ) into memory. For example, I am on my laptop right now and I am a bit of a power user. I have 16GB in this laptop. I am right now sitting at 6.2GB / 16GB. All I have open that I myself can see on the taskbar is: Chrome: I can only see in my open applications that it is using 110mb. Not much, right? Well you would be correct except Chrome is split up into several background services that manage all of the tabs and addons. The total use of Chrome is almost 1GB by itself. I have Facebook, 3 Gmail accounts, and 2 other tabs open. So we are at 1GB Next up is Spotify which is just sitting idle and I haven't even played anything since I turned on the computer. Spotify is using 50mb that I can see, but it's background services are using 200+mb. I won't list the other few programs I am running, but I am hoping you are getting the idea now. If your computer runs out of memory to use ( and you don't have paging setup-ill talk about this quick too) then your computer crashes with a memory error which is typically a bluescreen. I am scared of running out of memory which is why I leave so much wiggle room for my computer when I use Dimmdrive just to be sure it doesn't crash. Alright last thing. Paging files. It is possible on most versions of Windows to designate a paging file. A paging file is an amount of space that you dedicate on your HDD/SDD to act as sort of a backup incase you run out of memory. This is all well and good until your system needs to actually use that information. If you designate let's say 2GB of Paging file storage to a storage device and you hit your 16GB cap. You computer will begin using your storage device as RAM which is SLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW. If you want to know how slow just try making a copy of a file on your storage device and watch the speed of how it will go down FAST. SSD's aren't as bad as HDD's, but all storage drives will be bottlenecked when asked to READ and WRITE at the same time. So if you need that paging file your system will have to continuously read and write to your storage device and the device just can't handle those kinds of rapid requests (typically they are 4k sized requests and no that is not 4k as in the resolution. That is 4k as in 4kilobit sized requests which are extremely hard for storage devices to do) Anyway if you managed to get through all of that I advise that you wait just a few more days and I will be making a new guide (Based off of Tim's old guide) that will show how to tell what files a game requests most so that you can put just those files on Dimmdrive so that you may get the most out of your RAM!!!! I have been extremely busy with work so I haven't been on much and my plans for making that guide got significantly delayed, because we have a few deadlines to meet at work.
  19. You're welcome. If it works you can thank Tim haha.
  20. Alright Tim has replied to my email. It states: That link is to an offline installer for the .Net Framework. Maybe the version that you have is incompatible for whatever reason. Some games may overwrite the Framework which may be why Dimmdrive isn't working. Go ahead and try the link and let me know how it goes! Best, Michael.
  21. Darn, going through the registry was going to be one of the things I was going to test. I'll send a message to Tim the original creator of Dimmdrive and see if he wants to shed some light on the situation. I'm heading to bed now haha, good night. Best, Michael.
  22. Hmm that is extremely strange! At the moment I can't think of anything else. It sucks when I haven't had any issues with Dimmdrive myself. It makes troubleshooting difficult, but I do what I can. I'll be sure to let you know if I figure anything out. I suppose maybe list every application you have installed on your computer? That is a lot of work though. If you do, I would be willing to make a test environment with a similar environment to your computer so that I may try and make Dimmdrive fail. EDIT(11:06 - Had to add some more info) If you do list all of your applications I can download and install them on my environment and try to replicate your situation. If I can successfully make Dimmdrive fail I can more than likely diagnose the issue and come to a conclusion.
  23. Hi, this is the same issue that a user on the Steam Forums ran into. His solution was to use Geek Uninstaller - found here http://www.geekuninstaller.com He has stated that this solved the issue. It appears that this may occur due to the way Windows 10 works. Did you install Windows 10 from a Windows 10 disk or did you upgrade from a previous version of Windows? If you upgraded then the issue is most certainly because of the upgrade and not a fresh install. Let me know if you decide to use Geek Uninstaller and let me know how it went. Best, Michael.
  24. You're very welcome Sudoapt. The only reason I can think of it not working otherwise is exactly that. Damn pathways. I know you can get around it in Linus systems, but Windows is very finicky about its absolute paths. Have a great night! I'm excited to know how it goes! The OS is extremely fast when it's on Dimmdrive haha. Best, Michael.