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RottingChrist

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#31 14 years ago

The config tweak that has been going around actually improves gameplay fairly significantly. I had to play at 800x600 Medium. I could play on high with alot of slowdown. That tweak let me play on 1024x762 High with very little framedrops.




Eglaerinion

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#32 14 years ago
MkH^Doom 3 developers have stated, that this has no effect on the overall performance, if anything, the opposite, which shows in slower loading times. I did this too and did not see any improvement in performance.

A little common sense proves the devs wrong, compressed textures and other stuff need to be decompressed during play which will mean extra work for the gpu/cpu that could otherwise be used on something else. And most people that did this have gotten a significant performance boost, including myself. I've got a really shitty system (1900+, 1 gig ram, gf 4 440 mx) and I can play it with decent framerate 30+ in most parts after I decompressed everything. Luckily I'll be getting a 9800 pro next week.




A$$A$$IN

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#33 14 years ago
Dee-JaĆ½There are mayn different ways of improving your DOOM III performance. One major improvment for example is extracting the compressed files in your DOOM folder. Then it wont need to be done ingame and will significantly boost your performance. However, the DOOM folder will also increase in size by about 100%... Anyway, I wont buy the game ! MP is supposed to be rather booring, and I dont buy a game for 20 hours of SP !

Heh can you tell me how to do this :D . I would screw around until i got it...but I dont wanna screw it up.:uhoh:




MkH^

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#34 14 years ago
EglaerinionA little common sense proves the devs wrong, compressed textures and other stuff need to be decompressed during play which will mean extra work for the gpu/cpu that could otherwise be used on something else. And most people that did this have gotten a significant performance boost, including myself. I've got a really shitty system (1900+, 1 gig ram, gf 4 440 mx) and I can play it with decent framerate 30+ in most parts after I decompressed everything. Luckily I'll be getting a 9800 pro next week.

Yes, if it was that way. However, the devs stated that the compressed packages are unpacked during loading.

The pk extraction idea has been address by Robert Duffy of id software. The pk files are accessed during the initial level loads and ONLY during that time. Having them extracted will have no effect on in-game performance, and will actually increase load times two to three fold.

http://www.shacknews.com/ja.zz?id=8302661

"Actually this will greatly reduce performance in almost all cases.

Just FYI

robert..."

"The pk4 files are only referenced during level load time. Everything is precached into memory during that time and not continually throughout the level.

Generally speaking accessing the files via the .zip system is a lot faster as you may see level load times double or triple with everything unpacked.

Now if there are some hard numbers that show there is an actual FPS performance difference then I'll sure have a look to see why but it should have zero effect on FPS and a negative effect on load times.

robert... "