Hello! I’m as well operating on the same type of computer so I’m hoping I’ll be able to help. Here are some tips that I use in regards to keeping my computer running smoothly while using the Episode Writer’s Portal.
Keep only one tab open: I despise the necessity of opening new tabs to locate backgrounds as much as the next person- but I find keeping the tab open stalls my computer’s deliverance process. To speed up your computer, deal with the hassle. Would you prefer ease? Or a well running computer?
Animations list: KEEP IT CLOSED! Temporarily opening it to locate poses is fine- but close it directly after!
No apps running in background: Ensure that everything except for your browser is not operating, Often, a computer will use its resources to keep things such as music, or other apps going.
Google Chrome: Episode is actually supposed to work the best on Google Chrome rather than Safari. It simply helps speed the process.
The gap: Hit tab several times so that the lines of script are already there rather than opening them when you go to write on the line. Simply move up and down to write on each.
Now I read this, I see why my computer always goes crazy as soon I open writer’s portal. I can hear the fans start whooshing because I have apps on my computer (extensions and stuff though) and I play music, keep the art catalog, forums, and animations list on at all times, and I have several desktops with many tabs.
Thank you for this information!
I rarely use the previewer. It causes my laptop (also a macbook) to overheat almost instantly so I usually direct using my ipad.
Everything else seems alright though. Sometimes it can be slow when I first enter the portal but after that, everything seems fine. I haven’t really had any issues with the exception of the previewer.
I use a macbook air as well, and for the past 2 months, my computer crashes almost everyday, and it’s very annoying, so some of my stuff doesn’t get saved. It does this at random, and can go up to 3 times a day. I’m waiting until the next holiday to get this fixed, since I have to use it everyday for schoolwork.