I honestly have no idea what this is, but ever since I updated my BYOND version to the latest version of the beta clients who are playing on servers that aren't local seem to have to download resources every time a new icon is processed
This might have something to do with fcopy_rsc(). While the icons are downloading(Why would the client have to download more icons if the icon processing is on their end?) the clients freeze up until the download is complete. This makes Epic unplayable when hosted online
Another strange thing about this is that if you are playing locally there is no speed loss/random downloads. If I host the game and join it, I can play it without any speed issues. But if someone else hosts it and I join their server, I have to download more resources with every single new icon.
I'm not sure if this is a new problem or if we somehow just didn't have it before because of the old .rsc we had, but it is definitely problematic and sudden and negatively affects how many people play the game
Apr 17 2012, 9:22 am