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macweirdo42

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#1 14 years ago

Okay, so I've had JK3 for quite a while now, and I really like it, except one thing that really bugs me. For some reason, my framerate seems to be stuck at around 30 FPS. That just seems really slow, especially compared to JK2 on the same computer, where I usually get a solid 60 FPS. I have an Athlon 2400+, 256 MB RAM, and a GeforceFX 5200. Any ideas?




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#2 14 years ago

Have you tried to turn some things down? Try to change some things in the menu and see how it works out.




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#3 14 years ago

If you look at the desired specs on the two boxes (JKO & JKA) you will see that JKA recommends higher specs in order to cope with the more advanced programming and software.

The engine is the same as JKO but it would not be progress if it did not do a little more now would it?. Hence for a similar computer but more advanced software you do, as you have found out,get lower fps (Now there is a surprise! [sarcasm, sorry])




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#4 14 years ago

The one option that may be on by default (I think the patch turns it off by default but not sure) that should be off is r_dynamicglow 0. That's the one that tends to double/triple most peoples FPS.




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#5 14 years ago

latest drivers? some drivers cause bugs...




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#6 14 years ago

NVidia's latest drivers really are something else, they improve framerates globally.




young Obi-Wan

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#7 14 years ago

you mean the Detonator Drivers Pack?




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#8 14 years ago

They're forceware now. However if you go to http://www.guru3d.com/ you'll find some tweaked (read unofficial) drivers called Starstrom, there are multiple versions available tweaked to increase FPS or increase quality. I've been using them for a month now and tbh I think they're better by far.




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#9 14 years ago

yeah, tried ForceWare 53.03, no change in the FPS :p maybe I'll try those inofficial ones




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#10 14 years ago

Thank you, Wade. That did the trick. Now I'm back to playing Jedi Knight with a decent framerate. What the heck is dynamic glow, anyways, and why does it cut framerate in half?




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