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What is happening during a patch upgrade?

qvamp
qvamp
I haven't been able to play for a couple of days, and when I came back it was clear that a patch upgrade happened on my PC version of ESO. I've now been sitting here for an hour during the loading screen. I was curious what was happening and looked at the task manager, and it seems like this is designed just to waste time and resources and do nothing else. There is no network traffic, and almost no disk traffic. Instead I've got high memory, high CPU and extremely high GPU usage. The GPU makes no sense to me at all considering all I'm getting is a static image and the rotating circle. It almost seems like they're farming out my CPU cycles, and doing nothing else. High CPU would make sense if they were processing a lot of the patch, but I guess I would expect to see more than 0.3% of my disk being used.

Does anyone know anything more about this? Based on this, it makes me think that they're refusing to let us see % completed, or the task they are on, on purpose for the reason I outlined above. Any less sinister ideas?
Edited by ZOS_Bill on November 5, 2021 4:52PM
  • PeacefulAnarchy
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    I'm just guessing here:
    1. Have you tried closing it and starting it again? Maybe something got corrupted or it didn't finish patching.
    2. The other possibility is a bug with "Multithreaded Rendering is now enabled by default" I assume there's somewhere in the config file where you can disable it, but I can't help you there. Usually the setting is changed in game, but obviously you can't do that if it won't load.
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  • belial5221_ESO
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    One reason is every patch rebuilds shadercache,so with high graphics setting,it takes longer to build.I use low graphiocs and takes almost no time to get past loading screen.
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  • qvamp
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    It has closed itself 3 times so far and I restarted it. I know there are 2 different reasons it closed, but I can only remember one was for inactivity, which made no sense to me. So, now I just come back and 'touch' the loading screen repeatedly to try to prevent that from happening. I did also close it all the way down, kill it in the task manager and come back in fresh.

    The multithreaded issue seems like it wouldn't be causing a problem with just trying to upgrade. Again, I have no idea why there is any GPU while I'm seeing a static screen, so maybe.

    I've now hit 2 hours trying to upgrade.
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  • PeacefulAnarchy
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    qvamp wrote: »
    The multithreaded issue seems like it wouldn't be causing a problem with just trying to upgrade. Again, I have no idea why there is any GPU while I'm seeing a static screen, so maybe.
    The upgrade happens all on the launcher. By the time you get to the full screen game it should already be updated. If it's hanging there, then my guess was that it's trying to multithread render, because that setting is now on, but it has issues doing it correctly on your computer. It could be other things, of course.
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  • qvamp
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    The upgrade happens all on the launcher. By the time you get to the full screen game it should already be updated. If it's hanging there, then my guess was that it's trying to multithread render, because that setting is now on, but it has issues doing it correctly on your computer. It could be other things, of course.

    It happens after I click 'login'. But every time there has been a patch, this is where it sticks for me. Because I was able to get that far, I tried turning off the multithread render (and then rebooting my whole computer). I am not seeing any difference.
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  • qvamp
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    Also, something I've just noticed... ESO doesn't stay in the right place in the task manager. No matter why I sort by, ESO moves down the task manager list. So things like it's 100% GPU usage slowly falls below items with 0% GPU. I'm not noticing any other apps that do that, and have no idea what it means.
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  • ZOS_Bill
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    @qvamp

    Are you still having issues upgrading to the latest update?

    If so, you may need to try a reinsall of ESO to upgrade successfully.
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  • qvamp
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    It took 2.5 hours to apply the update. It would really be useful to... well, literally everyone playing to provide some sort of feedback during this time. Thanks!
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  • Agalloch
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    I have also problems staying in the game...after a few minutes the game crash to desktop.

    I have an i7 , SSD, , 64 GB RAM and Radeon 9500 card with 8 GB Ram. Before update 32 had no issues.

    I can't play the last DLC because the game keep crashing to desktop.

    Hope the problem will be fixed .


    Thanks.


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  • ZOS_Bill
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    As the OP was able to successfully update after waiting 2 hours, we will now close this thread from further commentary.
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