Doom3 Performance Boost

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by SPeedY_B, Aug 5, 2004.

  1. SPeedY_B

    SPeedY_B I may actually be insane.

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    Found the following this morning
    can't try it myself yet, but thought I'd share in case it works and you guys find it useful.. if not then we can just use the thread for tweaks that do work :D
     
  2. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Should bring a nice boost to loading times etc.
    But not to the game itself from what I read.
     
  3. Hmm mine was on cachemegs"20" so I've changed to 96, see what it's like a bit later methinks.
     
  4. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    Mine was 20 too. Increasing cache didn't help me.
     
  5. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    seems to be a placebo effect (according to the lad who coined the term :D)

    tbh it does FEEL smoother but no massive performance boost noted wrt frame-rate...
     
  6. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    what about loading times?
     
  7. Dublex

    Dublex Quazatron R6 droid

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    *sticks up hand*

    You could also try buying a more powerful computer to get a performance boost.

    *ducks*
     
  8. Sazar

    Sazar F@H - Is it in you? Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    other than a perceived smoothness I have noticed no difference whatsoever...
     
  9. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    i noticed that nvidia updated their drivers yesterday again, maybe has something to do with doom 3
     
  10. Wrathchild

    Wrathchild OSNN Senior Addict

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    Yup yup

    I installed the new driver and am now playing the game on Ultra settings with no lag as of yet. (although I don't really see much of a "noticable difference in quality) The optimization they did for Dx 9c seems to have made a difference. Now all I have to do is figure out how to kill the 1st Boss monster in Hell. He's one tough S.O.B!


    -Wrath
     
  11. Kush

    Kush High On Life!

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    slip him a pill of ex! lol
     
  12. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    NVIDIA haven't updated their drivers.
    I am consulting with them aka telling em about all the stuff that doesn't work on mine and they are telling me if they fixed it in 65.xx or not ;)
     
  13. Mr. K

    Mr. K OSNN Occasional

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    I read that the value for seta image_cacheMegs "32" should be 25% of your system RAM. Furthermore, the entry above it, seta image_useCache "0", should be "1".

    I also heard that seta image_cacheMinK "200" could be set to "2048" for further performance enhancement. Not sure if any of this works, but it's worth a try.
     
  14. Petros

    Petros Thief IV

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    This thing is a wash. I recorded my own time demo to test it all. I ran everything at 1024x768, No AA, 16x AF, Catalyst 4.9 Beta, Radeon 9800 Pro at default clock speeds, Athlon XP 2800+, 1GB DDR333 memory.



    36.1 FPS w/cachemegs=20 cacheminK=200 useCache=0

    CRASH w/cachemegs=20 cacheminK=200 useCache=1

    36.5 FPS w/cachemegs=96 cacheminK=200 useCache=0

    36.3 FPS w/cachemegs=96 cacheminK=2048 useCache=1

    38.7 FPS W/Cachemegs=256 cacheminK=2048 useCache=0

    36.5 w/cachemegs=20 cacheminK=4096 useCache=0
     
  15. Wrathchild

    Wrathchild OSNN Senior Addict

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    Cool. Well I did notice a big difference between 65.76 and 65.77

    -Wrath
     
  16. chaos945

    chaos945 Moderator

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    More Tweaks

    /note
    The game takes up just shy of 4gb uncompressed.
     
  17. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Just read that extract the pak tweaked... sounds good.
    Tho it will break multiplayer mode.
     
  18. Xie

    Xie - geek - Subscribed User Folding Team

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    And if they have to have anti-cheat servers like CS to combat cheaters using that .pak exploit on frontpage then will likely get you banned as well. :p
     
  19. Electronic Punk

    Electronic Punk Administrator Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    Sadly not tho.
     
  20. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    did this and it seems to have made things alot smoother. also has no effect on the (duct tape mod).

    gona defrag and see if that helps even more :)