Framerate Problems

GuerillaGuerilla Join Date: 2002-11-17 Member: 9130Members
<div class="IPBDescription">aaaaagggggghhhhhhh :(</div> Alright my system is way under the requirements but, i still love the work you guys have done well this is my system and problems:

Pentium II 233mhz
224mb ram
geforce2 mx400
Windows 95

latest drivers for all hardware
I run NS at 640x480 (i think thats the right numbers)
low quality sound
opengl mode
all texture details turned down

now my average fps the first 5 minutes of a game is like 20-25 which is nice, but when the game intensifies it STAYS at 8 fps, in that range

ive gone to 400x300 res and not 1 frame increased, lowered detail more, and didnt do anything, defragged hard drive, did nothing, overclocked video card, did nothing....

now ive come to the conclusion that these are the causes of my frame-loss

1. complex sprites
2. dynamic lighting
3. all the models cause the epoly to burst through the roof, can a possible low-polygon pack be released eventually in a few months or weeks?

now i know i shouldnt be playing with 8 fps and half the system requirements but the feel of the game just draws me even thought my eyes hurt from playing like its a bad slideshow

please help the low end community out <!--emo&:)--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='smile.gif'><!--endemo-->, thanks in advance <!--emo&::asrifle::--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='asrifle.gif'><!--endemo-->


  • Rico1Rico1 NS Oldtimer Join Date: 2002-05-24 Member: 664Members
    Hmm, wow, im amazed you manage to get such high fps with your system.

    Heres a tweak guide i wrote that might help you tweak out NS for a low end computer like mine and yours.

    Hopefully that'l help at least a little bit.
  • GuerillaGuerilla Join Date: 2002-11-17 Member: 9130Members
    tried your tweak, didnt help with fps at all, ive made the detail so low i cant read the hud and i cant tell the difference between a gorg and a freaking fade, (j/k lol)

    ive made the details as low as humanly possible for ns and ive tweaked the comp up and i still get the same framerate as if i had high detail on. WTF! we need low poly structure models and player models my ridiculously slow comp cant handle anything, my parents wont consider buying a new one and every job i apply to doesnt call and when they do they dont like my hours so, im out of money, luck , this sucks so bad for me im in the corner with a 233 mhz and 5 fps trying to play, life just isnt fair at all to me, ive been asking for the past 2 years for a pc and my parents "think" this is sufficient enough for todays applications, well their wrong, VERY wrong, this is so outdated and slow i should just format the thing and store it in a box or burn it for all i care, i hate the load times, the choppy framerates, the skipping, the limited abilities of it, and the lack of power, please help me out im in no situation to get a new pc its not even in question since my parents are so clueless as what a good pc is, ive explained to them that this is slow and they still go their stubborn ways and ignore me like im a small child, i hate them
  • PsioniCPsioniC Join Date: 2002-11-17 Member: 9051Members
    Your problem probably lays with your proccessor try over clocking that if you want a FPS upgrade(although it might over heat im not sure how good P2 are at handeling heat) your video card is too powerful for your processor. Thats my guess...
  • GuerillaGuerilla Join Date: 2002-11-17 Member: 9130Members
    Overclocking my cpu doesnt work, locks the system up because compaq put a block on it purposely because they like to make slow computers more miserable then they already are to people like me who cant afford a new pc... thanks compaq, ill be sure to buy from you again, err no im gonna build one if I have to...
  • Rbeat100Rbeat100 Join Date: 2002-11-17 Member: 9060Members
    You could try overclocking your Geforce2. That should give u more fps. But u say you have tried tweaking so maybe u have done that. I suppose overclocking it will reduce its lifespan, but then at least you'll have a decent fps for a while <!--emo&:)--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='smile.gif'><!--endemo-->

    Just in case, try searching for RivaTuna in google.

    Its got some good presets that sets up your card for high performance openGL or direct3d. Or high quality <!--emo&:)--><img src='' border='0' valign='absmiddle' alt='smile.gif'><!--endemo--> It also allows u to overclock it.
  • Rico1Rico1 NS Oldtimer Join Date: 2002-05-24 Member: 664Members
    No, Guerrilla, do NOT overclock your video card.

    Your problem lies with your slow proccessor and perhaps hard drive, try upgrading those to a somewhat faster one (not a P4 because those cost a lot) and Hard drives do tend to make games slower if they are outdated (Imagine a harddrive running at 1000rpm compared to 7200rpm)

    Tweaks cant really help you there, so my advice is to remove all the tweaks i gave you and set it to whatever graphics look good and dont hurt your game and try to optimize your system.

    Defrag your HD, run scandisk, delete unnecesary programs and have as much empty space on your HD as possible. Windows can use that empty space as virtual memory therefore boosting your performance a bit.

    I really cant recommend much else besides checking out the system tweak guide and hoping for the best...
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