Part 9 is going up this evening (2300 UTC). I have written part 10 which is going up Friday.
There’s going to be a bit of a structure change to the series. Part 10 will conclude what I am now calling “Chapter 1” of the series around Cycle 200. There will be a few intermission posts before Chapter 2 starts. Next week will be intermission posts, and maybe some other games.
I have played through about cycle 290, but it is probably only enough content for 2 or 3 posts. The game has just slowed down that much.
However, I have also resolved some of the performance issues – ever since the steam switch to using embedded chromium, it’s been leaking memory. Since I rarely even pay attention to the steam client, only launching games from the taskbar icon, I failed to notice that it was taking over 8GB of my 32GB system ram, causing ONI (which is taking about 12GB on this base) to have to hit the pagefile to keep running. This was causing a lot of the slowdown, and after restarting steam to free up most of that leaked ram, performance improved significantly. Not significantly enough that I can run it at full 3x speed, but dupes aren’t zoning out at 1x speed anymore and I can run at 2x speed for some of the time.
This meant I was able to get about 50 cycles played yesterday in the time it took me to get through 30 over the weekend.
As mentioned, next week will be intermission posts and maybe some other games. I’ve also got a non-gaming post on the back burner that I want to get out sooner rather than later.
So the upcoming schedule looks like this:
Today: Part 9
Friday: Part 10
Monday, August 7: Intermission 2, Part 1
Wednesday, August 9: A non-gaming post
Friday, August 11: Intermission 2, Part 2
Monday, August 14: Chapter 2, Part 1 (overall series part 11)
Regular posts will continue on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, with at least two of them being ONI 1D1T.
If there are any posts I get together for other games, they will come out next Tuesday or Thursday.