I’m looking for a way to load new scenes in the background while leaving the main thread undisturbed. I’ve been trying to use the
load_threaded_request() function of the built-in ResourceLoader class, as well as calling
load() in a separate thread, but neither option seems to actually do what background loading is supposed to accomplish. I consistently get at least half a second of lag when loading any scenes with content in them.
I have tested this with very basic scenes (basically just a low-res tilemap, some UI and an audio player), and unsuccessfully tried to remove individual nodes from said scenes to identify potential bottlenecks, so this doesn’t seem to be a project-specific issue.
Is there any way to reduce the lack caused by loading PackedScene resources in another thread? Any tips and tricks that aren’t mentioned in the documentation?