#113 precache art or load in background to avoid apparent UI hang

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nobody
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2006-10-26
2006-10-26
Geoff Topping
No

Currently, after starting a new game, when one clicks
on one's home sytem, the game only then loads the art
to render the planets and asteroids and sidepanel sun.
This takes up to 10 seconds, and is rather jarring and
annoying to have happen right after the game supposedly
started. It might be better to preload some of these
files, or to do the loading in the background have have
the resulting textures appear as they are loaded, with
placeholders beforehand. Buzzword drop: multithreading

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