Lag over time



  • Over a fairly long time of playing a game, specifically a game that spawns lots of enemies, the game builds up lag and eventually becomes unplayable (I've checked and I am sure it's not spawning and then leaving objects behind). 2 examples are Space Shooter, it got unplayable laggy and usually crashed after less than 5 minutes of playing, this happens in Meteor as well but much less severely, I can play it for over 10 minutes (after 10 minutes my FPS is halved though), it very often crashes after a while in multiplayer and @Jack8680 said his was pretty much frozen half of the time after he reached a score of around 200 000. Is there any way to fix this? This was the reason I gave up on updating Space Shooter.



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  • Sounds like somehow thes objects aren't being removed from memory. How are the spawned objects being removed in your game? You have the "recycle" switch on? Are they being destroyed after a collision?



  • For both games all spawned objects are being deleted after a time, they never build up. For meteor any enemy that hits your shield or flies off the screen gets deleted, for space Shooter there was a limit to how many enemies spawned and they get dleted when you kill them. I am 100% sure that all objects are either being deleted or not being spawned in a way that allows them to build up.



  • @Aidan-Oxley (unless hyperPad has some kind of memory buildup from objects even after they are destroyed)


  • Admin

    Hmmm. I remember you sending us your meteor game a while ago telling us about this issue and we fixed it... It must have come back!

    I'll look into it again.



  • Yeah I thought I talked about this with you guys a while ago too, I sent an example project with objects just with the collided behaviour in them being spawned on a timer (I think that was the problem back then) and destroying themselves after a time. I'll try to make another example and see what behaviours cause a lag buildup.



  • Has there been any discovery on this? I have a similar issue that's just popped up. Sometimes spawn in one scene slows to a crawl even though all spawned are destroyed.


  • Admin

    Working on it!



  • What behaviours do your spawned objects have? I'm getting confused with this now, I have absolutely no idea what's causing it but it feels like for my game it's a lag spike that reduces FPS from 50 to around 20, and because I keep spawning objects so quickly the game is having constant lag spikes.


  • Admin

    Fixed... Usually I don't brag... but that was a tricky one to fix!


  • Admin

    @Hamed Nobody actually cares about you. We just want our HyperPad games faster. 🤣


  • Admin

    Hostile work environment. I'm contacting HR.



  • Awesome! Surprised you figured this out because I couldn't even figure out the exact problem with this, what was causing it/how did you fix it?


  • Admin

    Bullets and spawned objects were not being deleted



  • So they were just like being disabled and hidden? If this is in next update, this is great. No more lag buildup in Meteor, or Space Shooter! (If I decide to continue on that game).


  • Admin

    Yes and will also be in the next update.



  • @Hamed So, to be clear, in the current version, if I have spawned objects set to be destroyed, they're not actually being destroyed? My issue is this: I have one scene that has many spawned objects. It plays completely fine if the user picks that scene first. If, however, the user picks another scene first, plays with it for a while, and then picks the heavy spawned scene, the spawned objects are at a crawl.


  • Admin

    When you switch scenes it does the cleanup process properly. It maybe because your spawned objects have a lot of timers or complicated logic