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GMS 2.3+ Game Maker Studio 2.3 so slow to compile on windows 10

Mehdi

Member
Hi everyone
I've recently switched to windows 10. Surprisingly when I compile my project it takes at least 30 seconds to compile and it's so frustrating.
It used to be only 10 seconds before (when i worked with windows 7) Can anyone help?
 

rIKmAN

Member
Antivirus software?
Windows Defender is installed by default with realtime protection turned on, so try turning it off and it it helps then add the relevent directories to the exclusion list / whitelist so they don't get monitored and scanned.

Also, have you installed all the latest manufacturers drivers for your hardware?
Windows 10 default drivers will be slower than proper manufacturers drivers (motherboard/chipset drivers etc).
 

Mehdi

Member
I've checked all these. The problem seems to exist somewhere else. Please pay attention to output:

ProjectFileWatcher:StartWatching:E:\Pumpkin\GMS2.3\new985
Started: 9/12/2020 8:45:50 PM
Finished: 9/12/2020 8:46:07 PM
Diff: 00:00:17.3400886

What is this file watcher? It seems that its taking 17 seconds apparently to watch the files.
I disable this feature in preferences but it is still there in output.
 
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FoxyOfJungle

Kazan Games
As Windows 10 requires a little more hardware, it can probably be a factor, you can try to disable some services that will not serve you.
Try: Windows + R and type msconfig, go to the services tab and disable the desired ones, try to optimize your computer to the maximum. What is your configuration? Do you use SSD or HDD? 7200 RPM or 5900 RPM?
 

Mehdi

Member
As Windows 10 requires a little more hardware, it can probably be a factor, you can try to disable some services that will not serve you.
Try: Windows + R and type msconfig, go to the services tab and disable the desired ones, try to optimize your computer to the maximum. What is your configuration? Do you use SSD or HDD? 7200 RPM or 5900 RPM?
Hey Thanks for reply.
My hardware isnt that bad. Laptop core i7 , 8gb RAM. But it is HDD. Concerning RPM I dont know the answer.
By the way, the windows is fresh and I have not installed many programs so far. I think something newly added to GM 2.3 is causing the problem: File Watcher.

Capture.PNG

here as you can see, File Watcher has taken 18 seconds. It has an option to disable it in the preferences:

Capture2.PNG

But it has no effect. It still shows there in the output.:(
 

Nocturne

Friendly Tyrant
Forum Staff
Admin
Disabling the file watcher really isn't recommended and will have no effect on the compilation times anyway. Disabling it just means that if you make any external changes to files then they will not be picked up by the IDE (eg: editing a sprite image on disk). It HAS to run when you compile though as it needs to check the files on disk to actually compile. ;)
 
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