Slot count applies to both consoles and PC. The only difference is as the consoles have a specific hardware configuration it is possible to determine a top limit which is being the slot count on our shop menu.RogueRooster wrote: ↑Fri May 04, 2018 4:13 pmLittle question from a PC/Craptop player ... slots ... I know there's a thread about slot system but it doesn't apply to me so can someone summarise the entire slot thread into a paragraph or even better a sentence as I know nothing about the plight of you poor console players and how it all works. I'm going to be busy tonight, I'm just laying out terrain at the moment but GDN here I come unless I could get a quick easy answer here.
Slot count is basically the reppresentation of a 3D model taking up space on your RAM.
Even the grains are included to this if I'm not mistaken.
The thing is as PCs can be in zibillion types of different configurations, there is really not much sense to put a slot count on them because you wouldn't know the top limit.
But in PS4 for example, there is only 8GB of RAM which is equal to lets say 3000 slots (just for the sake of the argument).
The map itself and all 3D objects in it take up some of that space. The amount is all depending on the map and the objects used in it.
At the end of the day we start a map in consoles with a limited slot count.
For example on Oakfield it is 600+ something iirc. But in the valley the old farm it is 900+ something.
Then you start buying vehicles, machines, placeables and all those take up some of that slot count.
As you approach to zero, it means you are running out of actual RAM space and like all other softwares the game starts to act weirdly.
There is a trick to it though. Lets say a tractor takes up 16 slots. If you buy a second one of the same tractor it takes only 1 or 2 slots at most.
Because the models are identical the game doesn't need the same amount of space in the RAM to handle it.
So, if your are running a big farm and have a lot of machinery/placeables, buying the same thing instead of different versions helps a lot.
I'm pretty sure PC has that limitation too but it just doesn't show up on your shop menu iirc.
So, if you encounter stuttering or other weird behaviour in your game take this into account.
I might be wrong on some parts of what I'm saying. If I'm wrong please excuse me and feel free to correct me. I would always appreciate corrected information.