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if anyone has had the same issue as me and got "load stutter" where you move to a new area and new stuff is loaded from the hdd and you get stuttering, i have a tip.....download

http://www.fallout3nexus.com/downloads/file.php?id=34

go into your C:\\Program Files (x86)\\Steam\\steamapps\\common\\fallout new vegas\\Data

folder

you will have lots of different bsa files, now extract the raw files from the bsa pack into a folder for every bsa in the data folder, you will now have all the raw files, copy these raw files into your data folder and delete the bsa's. This does make the game a lot larger, (around 9.25gb) but now you can actually defrag all those files properly, normally you try and defrag and the bsa gets seen as 1 file, but actually it contains thousands, when you extract it these files are massively fragmented, they can firstly now be defragged (auslogics is a good one to use) secondly there is no overhead of having to constantly unpack and uncompress the bsa packs to get the files the game needs so it makes accessing these files much much quicker, this has been the single biggest thing to reduce stuttering i had, its not 100% gone but significantly reduced, your data folder should look like screenshot below. (the voice bsa seemed to take an extremely long time to unpack and then copy into the data folder so i haven't done that one yet)
combine this with the ini tweak and its a great improvement, if you have the space and dont have an ssd (which pretty much eliminates and loading stutter) i highly recommend it
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just an update, the voice bsa also extracts and works
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