Improving FPS

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exoticcar2009

Hello,

In Racer, I average between 20-30 frames per second (which is horrible!)

Is there any tips on how to improve that?
 

Mr Whippy

3000RPM
What cars/tracks are you using, and what version?

LOD'ing and draw distance are worth looking at!

Also, what resolution are you running?

Dave
 
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exoticcar2009

For Example: Ferrari F430 Scuderia @ Anarchy Road.

I run 1024X768 on Racer 0.7.3
 
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exoticcar2009

For Example: Ferrari F430 Scuderia @ Anarchy Road.

I run 1024X768 on Racer 0.7.3
 
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exoticcar2009

HP A1530E Custom:

2GB Memory, 250 GB Hard Drive, Athlon 64 3500+ (2.2 GHz / 2000MT/s); 512KB L2 cache, Graphics: nVidia GeForce 7300LE

And my draw distance?
 

KS95

RACER Moderator
I'm surprised that you're only getting that amount of FPS with that graphics card, but I suppose it is getting on in age now.

By draw distance, he means the distance in which objects begin to appear, basically. Check your graphics settings in the menu, it shows it there.

I reckon you need to update your graphics card. You don't need to spend a lot of money to get a good modern graphics card. Mine's a Geforce GT210, cheap as ****! Gets pretty good FPS and runs like a charm, even on Linux.

Edit:..it's a laptop, isn't it? xD

Edit2: Thank god, it isn't (thanks google!)
 

Mr Whippy

3000RPM
Racer is very sensitive to content.

If the content is poor then FPS can suffer badly.

What does a modest car/track like the Lambo on Carlswood run like?

Dave
 

luthobu

1000RPM
Hello,

In Racer, I average between 20-30 frames per second (which is horrible!)

Is there any tips on how to improve that?
Tweak your ini.. :) Use an ordinary editor and play with the values.
I can send you my ini, but it might not help you much. It is optimized
towards my settings.
 

Cobra

100RPM
@LuThoBu: I am running a crappy dell, it is like made in 2003. shared sound/video card.....which .ini do I tweak? davidiau had given me some tips. My best is 25fps-sporadically on Carlswood, using my Bullitt Mustang. I wonder how to "level off" my fps. It lags and such off and on. My real frame rate is closer to 10-15, and I wondered how to boost it?
 

luthobu

1000RPM
The tweaking is done in the file racer.ini - it is a plain text file, and the syntax is very simple. You can enable/disable features there, adjust texture sizes, update rates, just about everything in Racer. It is a matter of trial and error though, and it is impossible to produce a "one for all" racer.ini since no-one has the same hardware configuration. Tweaking it is now (for me) turning into an art-form and a sport.. how much can I tweak without loosing a smooth gameplay.. heh.. good luck in your tweaking, and please PM me if you need help.. or post here if preferred.
 

Cobra

100RPM
Thanks LuThoBu, I know that it can be frustrating-well tweaking an .ini is frustrating from time to time. So I'll fiddle and fart with it. I noticed that there was a newer than new version of Racer, but my system being so old-I am afraid to D/L it. But I would like the new physics.....to make my cars handle better,etc.
But if I run into any troubles, I'll PM you (if its really embarrassing-lol!).
 

KS95

RACER Moderator
Have a go Cobra, there's a no-cg .exe with it. I run it CG but my graphics card can't handle the shadows :(
 

Cobra

100RPM
So KS95 you think I should download the new version?

I did tweak my racer .ini, and got a bit of an improvement. I got in some cases 27fps, and it held it for a few seconds. For me that was bliss...lol!
 

luthobu

1000RPM
@cobra: I think you should try.. since it is nocg it is supposed to run even on low end machines. The FPS is greatly improved, the physics is better, lighting is better. There are bugs, but then again there always will be (I do not believe in completely bugfree software - it's utopia) - and if you are unable to run it, well, at least you have tried, and if you can.. well.. then all is well and even better.

Thanks for the PM. I'll send some screenies so you know what I mean.
 
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