- Getting the maximum performance out of any PC
Optimize Your PC
Unity Tip's and Trick's
How to Optimize Your Slow Windows Computer
List of Answered Questions on Unity Answers.
3: Unity Answers Moderators Page
2: Why cant I close some Questions?
3: How do I get more views on my Questions?
4: What can we do to improve the quality of UA?
5: How can we as users get the most out of UA?
6: How do you format scripts in UA?
7: How do I put Images on UA?
8: How do i delete one of my questions?
9: Questions you would get asked at an Interview about UnityEngine?
10: I'd like to delete my account.
11: Where can I find my subscribed questions on UA
12: I got myself banned on UA or UForums. What do I do?
13: How can I contact a unity forum admin?
14: How do I find my Answers?
15: I can't find my Questions!
16: How do I contact an Answers Administrator?
17: How can I see who my UA followers are?
18: Why does no one Answer these Questions? 1
19: Why does no one Answer these Questions? 2
20: "You have insufficient privileges to post here" ... What??
21: How do I stop paying you? (Unity)
22: Why has my Question been deleted?
24: How do I format 'Text'?
25: What is the best practices for posting my code?
Installing a program on a PC the smart way (Our Way)
Okay, I'm going to assume here you already have the program to install ready to go beforehand aka the .exe installer. If not, here is a link to the list of older versions of unity Includes most recent also.
I'm going to be installing a version of Unity in this example but same method could be applied to any program install.
First thing's first. I like to keep my thing's all clean and organized, so I will explain that a bit more further next. We are going to Make a folder inside our C drive or another hard drive of your choosing.
In this example we are going to name it "Installed Programs" I'm going to be using the unity 2018 3.0f2 Installer because I have it already DL'ed on my PC and the net is terrible here, so it's just quicker this way for me.
Note: To those who have followed the tutorial on Script Templates. Things you should know before continuing. Your original scripts will not be used after the install in this way. You will have to change your link to the "Script Templates" and change it to the new location's Editor\Data\Resources\ScriptTemplates and copy or more your edited scripts to the new location's folder. Okay, so now that you are aware of that, you can now continue.
A Picture Example Of the Folder In C:\\ drive
Now we are ready to double click our .exe program installer to initiate Install.
First thing that comes up with Unity is this:
Picture Example Of First Window.
We do not want to install into "Program Files" for a smart install.
This is not considered smart, It's the consumer way, the easy way.
Click the Browse button to modify.
By the end you will see why I call it smart.
What do You really need for Unity?
- OS: Windows 7 SP1+, 8, 10, 64-bit versions only; macOS 10.11+
- Server versions of Windows & OS X are not tested.
- CPU: SSE2 instruction set support.
- GPU: Graphics card with DX10 (shader model 4.0) capabilities.
- The rest mostly depends on the complexity of your projects.
Additional platform development requirements:
- iOS: Mac computer running minimum macOS 10.12.6 and Xcode 9.0 or higher.
- Android: Android SDK and Java Development Kit (JDK); IL2CPP scripting backend requires Android NDK.
- Universal Windows Platform: Windows 10 (64-bit), Visual Studio 2015 with C++ Tools component or later and Windows 10 SDK
Up next, keeping the PC clean!
Keeping you PC Clean
One thing i like to do often when I'm working with unity is use windows build in drive cleaner. This feature deletes files in locations most people don't know how to find and bog down the BC when the data count become high. to get there on a windows 7 it is with Start -> All Programs -> Accessories -> System Tools and in here you have a few thing that are handy, I'll update win t10 when i know for certain, but i think similar rules apply, windows 8 and 8.1 on the other hand do not. I have one of those up stairs and may eventually make a tutorial on that one also.
Program 1: Disc Clean up
Program 2: Disk Defragmenter
Reorganizes your files to be bunched together so as to make the OS not have to read though so much of the hard disk to find the files your either: using and or looking for.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Never try to defragment an SSD hard drive, they are not meant to be defragmented. I'm pretty sure they will break or corrupt. My pc doesn't even register the ssd drives as a fragmentable drive. When i click defragment a drive on my PC, only my internal Sata connected HDD drive comes up, so hoping its the same for you.
Find files you didn't know existed
If you open the explorer (any file folder) if you click on the top bar where it tells you the current file folder location, you can then type in there. You can type web pages and it will open in internet explorer, but if you type %appdata% and hit Enter on your keyboard\, you are "Hot linked" to the Local\Roaming folder. In here are all sorts of programs saved files. If you see anything in here you KNOW you uninstalled, then you can Right click and click delete in the list or Left click one time to highlight and hit delete on your keyboard. Again exact same formula but this time all you have to do is going into the local file by double clicking "AppData" in the top bar beside "Roaming". this should bring you 'back' a page. Now you should be able to see Local, Local Low, and Roaming. Each are different locations software companies use to store temporary data or key dependent data. Sift through with high caution.
How to get more out of your PC
Below I'll explain different steps you could take to up the performance of your PC yourself from home and on a fair budget.
PC's are a fabulous tool when applied in the right manner. they can be time waist's as well. To get the most out of your PC, knowing how to navigate around, and do things is key, so practicing on a regular basis is important. Learning to stay organized on a PC can actually change the way you keep
your things around you organized. Your PC is a reflection of the way
your brain thinks. If everything is scattered all about, is an organized
mess, but you can find anything then your probably going to have a
gazillion files all over the place and not know where everything is.
Naming folders is very important for these people aka ME. If you are a clean and tidy person, likeliness is as is your PC. aka not many files on it, only used to surf the web, doesn't game much..
Following specific method's the same way each time help's you remember, a PC is like a brain although it duffer's in the sense that it only does what we tell it to do... Whereas, we humans make our own decisions and control the PC. both are vast data storage though and that's where they relate, and the PC surpasses us. PC's don't forget. We do. So to store permanent data, we use PCs. Paper is tangible and far more likely to be destroyed by Something. PC's are destroy-able, but their longevity outlast a vast majority of paper. We have backup safety systems like the web so in the case of a PC failure or destroy from fire we can still get that data As long as we use those safety backups ;). Paper burns and leaves a carbon footprint where the digital data does not.
What OS do You use?
Liquid Cooling systems Vs Heat-Sync Cooling systems
What ZeredaGames Is currently Running.
- Cooler master Haf case,
- AMD FX 8320. 8core 3.5Gghz over clocked to 4.5ghz Central Processing Unit, (CPU)
- Hyper T2 heat sync style cooler (non liquid) with 2x fan's over the stock 1X, (Cooler)
- MSI 970 Gaming motherboard (MOBO),
- 24GB of Balisstix 1600mhz Random Access Memory (RAM),
- 1X 6GB MSI NVidia Graphic's Processing Unit (Video card or GPU )
- 750 EVGA full modular Power Supply Unit (PSU)
- 1.5TB HDD slave storage,
- Samsung Evo 256 SSD
- (Upgraded 2 years after build and never swapped OS yet to make slave, would solve speed issues I currently have at times but i know this),
- 1TB Seagate external SSD USB3.1, Got that last year... Great addition BTW.
- 1XLG DVD Optical drive.. Used at first to install windows, sat dormant for years till this Xmas when i added all of my dads old CD's to a music library.
- 1X Hot swap bay,
- 4x 120mm case fans and a 200mm case fan.
- 1998 Sony mechanical keyboard, (Free)
- Microsoft $10 wires mouse.