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8/12 PTR Pop-up Update

Firebirds Wizard got lots of FMOD errors but no micro freezes at all. But did get a few shutters in a GR 110 in 5 minutes time. D3Debug.txt file is in 2 parts was to big for pastebin.

Firebirds Wizard PTR 8/12 Update GR110 Part #1
Firebirds Wizard PTR 8/12 Update GR110 Part #2

Much better than last patch!

Settings D3PrefsPTR.txt

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Second run with Firebirds Wizard with similar results still no micro freezes.
But did get a lot more shutters than last GR110. Played for 4 1/2 minutes.

D3Debug.txt file is in 2 parts.

Firebirds Wizard PTR 8/12 Update GR110 #2 Part #1
Firebirds Wizard PTR 8/12 Update GR110 #2 Part #2

D3Debug:
https://pastebin.com/KqjxLv9s

Happened again. Here’s the second one from tonight.

D3Debug.txt
https://pastebin.com/tMk9EQB0

Played for over an hour with no problems at all.
After looking at the D3Debug however there were many

2021.08.12 18:17:26.320225300 FMOD Memory - total: 178257920
2021.08.12 18:17:26.320527000 FMOD Memory - allocated: 39841968, - max allocated: 39841968
2021.08.12 18:17:27.296727700 FMOD Error sound not ready in 12.75 ms
2021.08.12 18:17:27.297028100 FMOD Error during ‘FMOD_Channel_SetPosition’: Operation could not be performed because specified sound/DSP connection is not ready.

the file grew rapidly beyond my post limit with past bin so heres a partial post

For some reason I can’t post screen shot of my settings so heres this instead

Played a total of about three hours (across four classes) and never noticed any freezes or stutters. Longest single session was about 80 mins, smooth sailing the whole time. Checking the d3debug showed a lot of fmod errors I was surprised to see given I didn’t visually notice any of them.
D3Debug
Settings

Gonna be a busy weekend for me but I’ll try to get more testing in with different settings to see if anything changes. Fantastic job with the latest build! Thank you for all the hard work =)

yep, good job Devs!
a lot of FMOD errors 8-16ms but no freezes
running under w11.22000.132

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This is the best PTR version so far. No visible lags at all with my Solo Firebird Wizard running GR130.

Settings
Log 1
Log 2

There are a lots of FMOD error (1215) in the log file, but the game was very responsive and no visible lags.

Good job, Devs!

P.S.> The forum does not allow me to include links in my post, so i cannot upload settings as images.

About 25 minutes of playing (two GRs and some other stuff)
Got one huge lag on the First GR Guardian Orlash (the second Orlash in the next GR, was normal, such random)
Frame: 34722 - Blocking read: 720.79 ms
There weren’t such lags in previous build… But I’ve not died because Orlash was almost dead…
As for FMOD errors sound not ready there are tons of them, but I’ve not got anything larger then 11ms…https://pastebin.com/embed_iframe/6bGdMej5

I went on with my friend to test it out and we didn’t experience any freezes or anything of that kind. We aimed specifically for the Festering Woods layout in GR 120 and pulled multiple elite packs and half the map together and had no lag really… Here’s the pastebin of my D3Debug from PTR

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8/13 PTR Pop-up | Incoming Update!

We have an incoming update coming soon for the PTR Pop-up! The team is working on an update and we can now pause testing on the current version. Hang tight from updates from me on when the new build is live. Really appreciate the posts and stay tuned!!

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8/13 | PTR Update is now live!

A new PTR Pop-up version is available to play and we’re looking to gather feedback on performance issues!

  • Performance testing: We’re hoping to get an assessment from players on how the game is running from an overall performance and audio standpoint
  • Share with us your experience: Did you run GR’s, Bounties, etc. How long was your play session? How was this version compared to the previous?
  • Settings: What settings are you currently running while playing?

Note: This time around we won’t be asking for D3Debug.txt files to let everyone dive into sharing feedback on the performance of your experience around what you normally do on the live build. We’re looking forward to hearing back!

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Using a LoD Energy Twister/Arcane Torrent Build I ran a T16 Rift, 5 GR90’s, 4 Ubers, and Massacred my way thru Weeping Hollow and Fields of Misery. No problems, performance was excellent.

Settings
https://imgur.com/urFOYjU
https://imgur.com/Dl9eW0E

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I got an hour of gameplay in so far, I will edit this post with more data when I get more time to test. Overall the playtest was incredibly smooth.
With a Whirlwind Barbarian and these Settings I did:
2 speed Greater Rifts
2 Nephalem Rifts
25 Bounties (all acts)
2 five minute Greater Rifts for larger enemy clusters

I didn’t come across ANY issues in any of the rifts I did. In fact this play session I turned sound and music on and didn’t notice any sound issues. I keep sound/music off on live to help minimize freezing, and have until today been testing these PTR builds with my live settings. A common issue on live is using AoE abilities on large groups of enemies can sometimes make sound effects cut off and I didn’t notice that at all in this PTR build.

I did, however, notice a couple of very minor performance issues while doing bounties. I got a micro freeze/stutter while fighting through Rakkis Crossing, which is a zone that usually has frame rate issues anyway so no big deal there. Another micro freeze in the Realm of Unbending Fate (Act 4 bounty zone). One minor rubberband in Halls of Agony 3, but not an issue.

The previous PTR build was very smooth and I noticed no freezes in 3 total hours. But I also didn’t do any bounties in the last build. Since I only found issues during bounties in this current build, I’ll be switching back to my live settings and do some more testing and report back soon. Making sure I’m not seeing different results because of different settings.

Edit:
I played another hour with an Inna Monk and these Settings and did:
5 speed Greater Rifts
2 Nephalem Rifts
25 Bounties
2 five minute Greater Rifts

I didn’t notice a single freeze/stutter. Everything was very smooth! It’s possible there may have been a micro freeze while using Dashing Strike and it just blended in with the screen shift of the dash? Either way very impressed with how far this bug fix has come. The micro freezes aren’t at all game altering/inconvenient. Great job! Thank you so much for this. Hope you all have a great weekend.

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Got only time to play Bounty Act 5 (around 20 minutes), as it’s most freezing one, even Malthael was really smooth and Cursed shrines with all the elites (due to the Nemesis Bracers) were perfect, no lags with sound and music on. I couldn’t test it for a longer period (as the more you play, the more you get freezing, that was about live server).
https://ibb.co/YQc5zsQ
https://ibb.co/X3Jb2LG

Edit: So I’ve done much longer testing (about 2 hours and 30 minutes), Bounty 5 Acts (5 Act was cleared more fiercely), 1 Vault (there were more puzzle rings, one of them were ancient, but I’ve decided to sell them), 2 GRs, Ex Bosses (that are in need of keys for them) and some other stuff… There were two small lags (Blocking read: 32ms and 65ms), of course there are tons of FMOD Error during ‘FMOD_Channel_SetPosition’: in debug.txt, but it wasn’t slowing the game and freeze it… There weren’t any FMOD sound not ready and something alike… And in total, the game were much smoother then in any previous PTR versions…

startet s24 hardcore, nearly 70 now.
Not one single freeze.

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The game runs smooth as butter. Playing solo Firebird Wizard GR130. No visual lags or glitches.

Log
Settings

I hope to see this fix soon on the live servers.

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Firebird build. Lags on the season begin when I use clones and they start to beat. Everything is fine on PTR. But when I went back for the season there were still lags. Lags in the season in rifts and great rifts. Lags disappear when the sound is turned off, but there are still freezes for 5-10 seconds even when the sound is turned off. Here are the logs from the PTR (logs from the season on next post):
PTR D3Debug.txt
PTR D3PrefsPTR.txt