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Windows Doom 3 small performance increase tweak..

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by -:: M@ ::-, 4 Aug 2004.

  1. -:: M@ ::-

    -:: M@ ::- Testify!

    3 Oct 2003
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    Just found this (thanks to ctrlaltdel-online), havent tested it yet, but from what people are posting it works really well!! Great way for squeezing an extra 10-20fps out of the game apparently.. (no promises, but post your findings/results in here) I personally will try it later, so don't flame if it doesn't work, as isn't tested yet, but I can't see why they would randomly make it up, and the website owner which I got the link off is very reputable (major webcomic author)..

    - M@
    Last edited: 5 Aug 2004
  2. mushky

    mushky gimme snails

    24 Mar 2003
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    i just tried it at 128 but couldnt see any improvement.

    I'm dubious to be honest. Most of the people posting success on that forum only have like 1 or 2 posts. Also, if its such a big improvement why didn't ID think of it?

    well i'll try it on 256 to see if that makes any difference.

    --edit-- i think setting it to 256 has sped it up. i cant be sure though. gonna go "test" some more :p
    Last edited: 4 Aug 2004
  3. Deviate

    Deviate What's a Dremel?

    3 Jun 2002
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    Please read that whole thread before you start posting these incredible performance improvements.

    There are 3 settings:
    seta image_useCache
    seta image_cacheMegs
    seta image_cacheMinK

    No one over there on that forum is actually claiming or showing proof of framerate increases. And it has been pretty much settled that those setting actually only impact texture loading. They do seem to make the game play smoother. But there is absolutely no proof that they increase frames per second.

    Common settings appear to be:
    seta image_useCache "1"
    seta image_cacheMegs "256"
    seta image_cacheMinK "20480"

    Use these at your own risk. If you set useCache to 1 but do not change the cacheMinK, the game probably won't load. And overall....read that entire thread not just the first post. :D
  4. Abadon

    Abadon What's a Dremel?

    17 Jul 2004
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    interesting hack

    but from what that syntax implies (and said above) caching is only for faster loading

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