Number of clients able to be run on NC
|Opened on:||Monday, March 10, 2014 - 03:16|
|Last modified:||Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 14:48|
Several people in veteran chat have just been kind enough to specify the number of clients they used to be able to run and the change they have experienced with NC. Note these numbers are for 'normal' puzzles.
In most cases the change is a big reduction, from 7 to 3, 4 to 1 and so on. This makes it very difficult for players on lower spec machines to experiment and play.
Even folders on better spec devices have experienced overheating and higher resource consumption so are reducing the number of clients they can run.
Some of the players have stated that they feel they won't be able to complete well in CASP X, CASP 9 required a number of templates to be examined and played, combined with a fast turnaround of puzzles.
There is concern from a number of players that they are damaging their machines and are unable to experiment and contribute as much as they would like, this is frustrating.
Design puzzles especially the highly constrained ones are almost unplayable on lower spec devices and reduce the number of usable clients on other devices.
Just passing the message on as it is concern for everyone.
We all know that a better device doesn't make you a better folder, but it is becoming much more difficult for standard devices to play foldit and even high spec consumer devices are feeling the heat.
The latest devprev update has made this worse.