• Thu Aug 13 2009, 06:13pm
    Thu Aug 13 2009, 06:19pm  
    Level 1

    I've been playing ET basicly since it first came to excist and have always enjoyed the game to its fullest. After a years break, I started playing again two weeks ago. A lot of things have changed, among the PunkBuster changes etc.

    The PunkBuster change might be the reason I'm creating this topic, because I'm suffering from a severly unstable FPS while playing. Before I continue, allow me to post my system information:

    Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop
    Windows XP Home Edition SP2
    Genuine Intel(R) CPU Dual Core
    T2300 @ 1.66GHz
    2.00 GB internal memory
    ATI Radeon X1300 256MB video card

    I'm aware much better systems than mine can improve my gameplay a lot and even upgrading my video card would help. Unfortunately I'm not able to purchase any upgrades right now, let alone a new PC/laptop.

    This is the config I'm using:

    seta rate "25000"
    seta cl_packetdup "0"
    seta snaps "20"
    seta cl_maxpackets "100" 
    seta cl_timenudge "0"
    seta cl_doubletapdelay "0"
    seta cl_allowDownload "0"
    seta cl_wwwDownload "0"
    seta cl_pitchspeed "0"
    seta cl_yawspeed "0"
    seta com_hunkmegs "736"
    seta com_soundmegs "32"
    seta com_zonemegs "32"
    seta com_blood "0"
    // [cg_settings].
    seta cg_drawFPS "1"
    seta com_maxfps "76"
    seta cg_wolfparticles "0"
    seta cg_atmosphericEffects "0"  
    seta cg_shadows "0"
    seta cg_marktime "0"  
    seta cg_showblood "0"
    seta cg_bloodFlash "0"
    seta cg_gibs "0"
    seta cg_coronas "0"
    seta cg_coronafardist "0" 
    seta cg_bloodDamageBlend "0" 
    seta cg_complaintPopUp "0.0000"
    seta cg_noVoiceText "0"
    seta cg_noVoiceChats "1"
    seta cg_marks "0"
    seta cg_brassTime "0"
    seta cg_showmiss "0"
    seta cg_autoactivate      	  "1.0000"
    seta cg_deferPlayers      	  "1.0000"
    seta cg_stereoSeparation          "0.4000"
    seta cg_fov "112"
    seta cg_bobup "0"
    seta cg_bobpitch "0"
    seta cg_bobroll "0"
    seta cg_bobyaw "0"
    seta cg_runpitch "0"
    seta cg_runroll "0"
    seta cg_recoilPitch "0.0000"
    seta cg_weaponCycleDelay "0.0000"
    seta cg_drawgun "1" 
    seta cg_muzzleFlash "0" 
    seta cg_showblood "1" 
    seta cg_bloodflash "0"
    seta cg_bloodDamageBlend "0" 
    seta cg_blinktime "100"
    seta cg_simpleitems "0"
    seta cg_smoothclients "0"
    seta cg_predictItems "0"
    seta cg_emptyswitch "1.0000"
    seta cg_drawBuddies "1"
    // [r_settings].
    seta r_picmip "3"
    seta r_picmip2 "3"
    seta r_drawFoliage "0"
    seta r_displayrefresh "76"
    seta r_smp "1"
    seta r_ignorehwgamma "1"
    seta r_gamma "2.00000"
    seta r_mapoverBrightBits "3.5"
    seta r_intensity "3.5"
    seta r_overBrightBits 			"0"
    seta r_drawsun "0" 
    seta r_flares "0"
    seta r_roundimagesdown "2"
    seta r_fastsky "1"
    seta r_lodbias "2"
    seta r_lodscale                 	"5.0000"
    seta r_ati_fsaa_samples "0"
    seta r_textureMode "GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_NEAREST"
    seta r_lodCurveError "125"
    seta r_subdivisions "20"
    seta r_detailtextures "0"
    seta r_ignoreFastPath "0"
    seta r_ext_texture_filter_anisotropic "0"
    seta r_ext_compiled_vertex_array "1"
    seta r_ext_compressed_textures "1"
    seta r_ext_compress_textures "1"
    seta r_vertexLight 			"1"
    seta r_ext_multitexture 		"1"
    seta r_primitives 			"0"
    seta r_simpleMipMaps 			"1"
    seta r_ext_gamma_control 		"1"
    seta r_allowExtensions 			"1"
    seta r_showsky				"0"
    seta r_showtris				"0"
    seta r_swapinterval "0"
    seta r_finish "0" 
    seta r_clamptoedge "1"
    seta r_distortion "0"
    seta r_fastSkin "1"
    seta r_vsync "0"
    seta r_ambientScale "0.5"
    seta r_drawentities "1"
    seta r_drawworld "1"
    seta r_lightmap "0"
    seta r_znear "3"
    seta r_zfar "0"
    seta r_wolffog "0"
    seta r_dynamiclight "0"
    // [b_settings].
    b_drawclock "1"
    b_althud "2"
    b_hitsounds "1"	
    b_hudYoffset "10"
    b_althudflags "0"
    b_fireteamalpha "1"
    b_drawranks "0"
    b_tracers "1"
    b_muzzleflash "0"
    b_optimizePrediction "0"
    // [s_settings].
    s_mixahead "0.14" 
    s_mixprestep "0.09" 
    s_loadas8bit "1" 
    s_compression "1" 
    s_khz "22" 
    s_musicvolume "0" 
    s_doppler "0" 
    s_volume "0.8"
    seta  s_separation                 "0.5000"
    // [mouse_settings].
    seta m_pitch "0.015"
    seta m_yaw "0.022"
    seta cl_mouseAccel "0"
    seta m_filter "0"
    seta cg_crosshairColor "cyan"
    seta cg_crosshairsize "30"
    seta sv_screenshake "0" 
    seta sensitivity "1.3"

    I've tried setting 'seta r_ati_fsaa_samples "0"' to 1, but Clanbase configs put this to 0 again.

    If there's anyone who can help me out with some tips how to improve my FPS, that'd be great.

    In case PunkBuster is the issue, could I assign one of my two dual cores to just PB and the other to ET for better performance and/or FPS?

    Thanks in advance guys!

    EDIT: I have the latest drivers for my video card installed and set each option to max performance, instead of max quality.
  • Nail

    seta com_hunkmegs "736"

    way too high, use 124 high values can cause performance issues

    seta r_displayrefresh "76" try 60
  • Fri Aug 14 2009, 05:04am
    Fri Aug 14 2009, 06:08am  
    Level 2

    look at this night cfg he explains most thing about cfg... or try ferus cfg my opinion both cfg are good for fps.Also your pc should handle 125 fps eazy:)
  • Purgah
    Level 10

    If there's anyone who can help me out with some tips how to improve my FPS, that'd be great.


    I would change these, based on W:ET 2.60b with ETPRO:

    seta cl_packetdup "1" //unless your on a lan, better keep this at 1
    seta com_hunkmegs "192" //more is not needed
    seta com_soundmegs "128" //same
    seta com_zonemegs "24" -> value is fixed at 24
    seta r_displayrefresh "60" //monitor refresh rate (best check this in your Nvidia's control panel for its max value under "change resolution")
    seta r_smp "0" //1 enables SMP (on my machine this will lower my fps by rougly 70% when set to 1) Also I don't think it has worked properly ever, not until Quake 4.
    seta r_mapoverBrightBits "3" //3 max value
    seta r_intensity "1.5" //1.5 max value
    seta r_simpleMipMaps "0"
    seta s_doppler "1"

    non existing:

    seta cg_deferPlayers "1.0000"
    seta cg_smoothclients "0" -> g_smoothclients 1
    seta cg_emptyswitch "1.0000" -> cg_autoswitch 0
    seta r_picmip2 "3"
    seta r_ext_compress_textures "1"
    seta r_vertexLight "1"
    seta r_distortion "0"
    seta r_vsync "0"
    s_loadas8bit "1"
    s_compression "1"

    I would probably change more, I see a few cheat cvars in there too and cvars that are default already at that setting. Although non existing cvars do nothing to the game and cheat cvars will not be changed. Also I would add seta infront of the few cvars that have not, so I will know it will be set.

    In case PunkBuster is the issue, could I assign one of my two dual cores to just PB and the other to ET for better performance and/or FPS?

    afaik not possible. PB barely takes any pc resources anyway.
  • harppi
    Level 1

    I guess this is the best place for my question. Well, I've got some fps problems. I've capped my fps to 125 and sometimes the game runs well with a constant 125 fps but usually with a poor 50-100. I'm not sure if it's Windows 7 64-bit or a multicore processor but I'd like to get some help with it.

    My rig contains: Intel Q6700, Gigabyte HD 4850 1GB and 4GB DDR2 800MHz CL4 RAM.

    Last year when I had Asus 8800GTS (G92) and Vista Home Premium 64-bit, I was able to get a constant 333fps. I've read that GeForce is better than Radeon in OpenGL games but my videocard shouldn't be the problem. I've tried the lowest settings on the game but it just made my fps worse. The best graphic setting atm seems to be "Normal" with a resolution of 1280x1024. I also tried setting affinity for ET.exe but I just got a message that I don't have admin rights for it and the game crashed.

    I'll overclock my CPU to ~3,4-3,6 GHz as soon as I get my new CPU-cooler and see if it helps but before it some help would be appreciated!
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