How To Speed Up Hl

SKhedgehogSKhedgehog Join Date: 2003-05-14 Member: 16304Members
<div class="IPBDescription">by messing witrh hl settings</div> "title" i run at a lousy 30 fps on hl with windows xp and a 500k cable modem by messing with hl settings how do i speed up hl? i don't care if this is not on topic plz help me (opengl cause me probs by restarting my comp when i join servers i jhad to switch to dicrect3d) i need every detail of how to speed up hl


  • BugfixBugfix Join Date: 2003-07-19 Member: 18271Members
    Well... whats particulary your problem???

    Is it the pings? Or the graphics? Or the gamespeed itself?

    About the pings... I dont know about the cable modem... but the DSL Tools such as dsl.cfg, fps.cfg etc. (Which you can DL on lots of sites) can help a lot! Even though its a DSL tool it helped me on my old ISDN connection and even on 56k to decrease and stableize pings! Just get them and set "exec dsl.cfg" at the bottom of your autoexec.cfg (If you dont have one, DL it somewhere) Worked fine for me...

    About graphics... I have a GeForce 4 Ti4800 graphics card... the drivers that were delivered with it are really not that good... I got messages like "Your video card doesnt support selected OpenGL mode" Then just get the latest Detonator pack in your case XP from and install... should help. With my old GF4 MX420 the newset detonator wasnt workin... the 36.65 helped me... If you have a Radeon card I cant help you at all... cause I have no experience with them.

    Gamespeed...well if you machine runs WinXP (NT) then it should be good enough to work HL perfectly... Even the home edition should do... preof is better of course...

    Thats the best I can do... dont mess to much with the config though...or you´ll get "Your HL has been modified you´ll be now banned from the server!" (On some servers)

    Hope I helped you out a lil...
  • SKhedgehogSKhedgehog Join Date: 2003-05-14 Member: 16304Members
    dude it's the game speed only the fps are low how do i speed it up? what do i need to turn on off? i'm running direct3d ...ummm i need suggestions switching drivers doesn't affect the fps at all <!--emo&::nerdy::--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='nerd.gif'><!--endemo--> suggestions plz i know ppl who have worse comps than mine and they run at 60 fps in half-life! i will try switcing to the software driver thing if that don't work then well sumthings wrong now to test each driver thx for yee help
  • Brave_UlyssesBrave_Ulysses Join Date: 2003-04-28 Member: 15922Members
    Try running in OpenGL - seriously the Direct 3D works horribly in HL for some reason.
  • SKhedgehogSKhedgehog Join Date: 2003-05-14 Member: 16304Members
    dude opengl causes problims it restarts my comp w/out warning when i join servers! software is crappy are there any other things i can do?
  • JediYoshiJediYoshi The Cupcake Boss Join Date: 2002-05-27 Member: 674Members
    Get some good 'ol low poly models.

    And make sure fps_max is set to 30-40. Why you ask? Because it'll be a more steady frame rate rather than say alot of random ones. IE: Instead of 15 20 23, it could be 20 18 19.
  • BugfixBugfix Join Date: 2003-07-19 Member: 18271Members

    D3D works horribly in general! Not only HL <!--emo&:D--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif'><!--endemo-->


    Actually I still think playing too much with the config is really not that healthy for the game... make backups just in case... But what Yoshi suggested is good! You cant go wrong there... that would be a slight change with signifanct results...

    Here?s a piece of my .cfg

    fps_max "72.0"
    fps_modem "0.0"
    crosshair "1.000000"
    gamma "2.500000"
    brightness "1.000000"
    con_color "255 155 50"
    net_graph "0"
    net_scale "5"
    net_graphpos "1"

    Works very fine like this for me... but please tell us more about your machine... CPU, MOBO, GRACA... maybe the error is in there somewhere...

  • JediYoshiJediYoshi The Cupcake Boss Join Date: 2002-05-27 Member: 674Members
    ^Everything but fps_max is irrelevent to your actual frames per second.
  • DY357LXDY357LX Playing since day 1. Still can&#39;t Comm. England Join Date: 2002-10-27 Member: 1651Members, Constellation
    Yeah you're gonna need to provide more information about system.
    If you're not sure whats in there then go to "START" click "RUN"
    and type in "DXDIAG" and press Enter. Everything you need
    will be in there and you'll be able to run a few little tests on things
    like DirectDraw ect.
  • PerfectionsFlawPerfectionsFlaw Join Date: 2003-02-14 Member: 13555Members
    Eh, Bugfix, can you be more specific on where one can get DSL tools. I'm running a 56k, if like you said those tools work for me to stabilize my ping that'd be really helpful. I ran a Google search and came up with alotta German sites. The ones in English were virtually useless. Also, do you mind elaborating on how I use it? Written as simple as possible so that a ten year old would understand, please <!--emo&;)--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='wink.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • SKhedgehogSKhedgehog Join Date: 2003-05-14 Member: 16304Members
    opengl is good but theres a bug the connects opengl and ns in ns2 this bug should be fixed <!--emo&:D--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif'><!--endemo--> i think i know how the bug works...when i rejoin servers too fast on opengl BOOM my comp restarts! i just have to rejoin slowly..anyway on opengl it's 30-40 fps it never seems to change...but somtimes it seems to drop..i'll mess with the fps max...blah blah blah i'll make ze back up now i'm off to test this <!--emo&::nerdy::--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='nerd.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • SKhedgehogSKhedgehog Join Date: 2003-05-14 Member: 16304Members
    opengl works great <!--emo&:D--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='biggrin.gif'><!--endemo--> even when it's laggy i'll try messing with the config....p.s. 2.5 gamma is way to bright 1.5 is just right can't wait till july 31st hopfully that major bug i'm talkig about will be fixed <!--emo&:p--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='tounge.gif'><!--endemo--> i'll try to perkl up the fps <!--emo&::nerdy::--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='nerd.gif'><!--endemo--> your right d3d sucks btw i've heard of 4d movies there soo neat i wanna see one i'd think i'd fly there <!--emo&::lerk::--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='lerk.gif'><!--endemo--> <!--emo&::nerdy::--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='nerd.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • BogglesteinskyBogglesteinsky Join Date: 2002-12-24 Member: 11488Members
    a few words of advice:

    punctuation and paragraphs are your friend

    they love it when you use them and they cry when you dont

    please, think of all the fullstops and commas that could be sitting happily on this page, yet you, in your haste, have let them fall by the wayside, replacing them with the vulgar smilies.
  • SKhedgehogSKhedgehog Join Date: 2003-05-14 Member: 16304Members
    Nobody really cares.
  • AshkajioniAshkajioni Ashkajioni Join Date: 2003-02-25 Member: 13995Members
    Boggle. Your off topic <3 Shut it grammar boy <!--emo&:)--><img src='' border='0' style='vertical-align:middle' alt='smile.gif'><!--endemo-->
  • CForresterCForrester P0rk(h0p Join Date: 2002-10-05 Member: 1439Members, Constellation
    You resurrected a thread for that?
  • LikuLiku I, am the Somberlain. Join Date: 2003-01-10 Member: 12128Members
    Lower the Resolution.
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