View Full Version : Performance tweaking

1st Dec 2001, 07:16 AM
I was just wondering if I'm getting the most out of my setup (Athlon 1800+ / 512 DDR / GF3). I play in D3D at 1600*1200 with textures/skins set to max, with decals on and get around about 60-70 fps which is cool, so without lowering my resolution or detail, is there any way of boosting performance?

I know it seems greedy to want more, but I'm just curious.

1st Dec 2001, 09:07 AM
Yeah man!! you be a greedy HO'
no real need to mess with that..

1st Dec 2001, 10:30 AM
Feed muh greed BIIIIIIAAAAATCH!!

1st Dec 2001, 03:03 PM
Ya....I think a faster prossesor....better graffics card....and more memory should do it!! :p

1st Dec 2001, 03:20 PM
ok and now for real :)

i think, not sure though, i will have a similar pc in a few days then ill experimentate, that you should get more fps, 60 is low for such a high end pc, i saw 800 mhz with gf2's that ran ut on 1280*1024... with everything high 32 bit on 80 fps, so you should be alot higher imo

skin and texture detail does barely something about the fps,certainly not anymore if you have such a powerfull machine, the texture detail settings more affects the game and windows' cache and if you play on a low end pc with textures high your pc will start slugging
whats more important is the resolution, colourdepth and other settings(decals and stuff do barely something too)
also notice, that if you can never get above a certain fps range, if you can enver can go beyond like 120 fps or more then you have v sync on, you should turn that of
but i really have to search for myself, maybe i can post more info about it in a few days, the thing you can allreayd do is play on a bit lower resolution maybe, cause 1600 is really small unless you have a huge screen, and optimize your ram, go to, by default, c:\unrealtournament\system\unrealtournament.ini > that file you need, open with notepad, search for line


thats the ram, i have 128 ram myself, and the rule is that you leave 1/4 or 1/3 left for windows, so in my case i give UT the permission to fully use up to maxmimum 98/128 ram usage, in your case, you can easily type 400 there, this will result in faster loading times,the real fps wont change from this

1st Dec 2001, 05:23 PM
lower the resolution

I cant see the point in playing @ 1600x1200, I get chuggage that's not there at 1280xwhatever :)

1st Dec 2001, 06:56 PM
Yeah, like Hourences said: I would expect a little more from such a machine. I'm not complaining, I just recall seeing stuff from guys on lower end comps boasting higher performance.. Oh, it's running on a 19 incher btw..

I mean, having just come from a celeron 400 / 128 / software rendering piece of **** running at a max of 640*480 to play reasonably smoothly, I not about to bitch over a few fps.

1st Dec 2001, 07:01 PM
I think you could be right ruk. Techs's moved so fast since I got hold of it..

19th Dec 2001, 12:22 PM
Close all programms in the background... (why need a virusscanner when you are playing unreal? yeah, maybe when you download from servers)

close ICQ or/and Messenger as well, any other programs running in the background >>>>>>> CLOSE IT

You'll experience some performance increase

19th Dec 2001, 07:05 PM
Thanks, but I tried that before and it didn't make sh1t o' difference.. There's more to it.. It just ain't fookin right.
I'm now down to 54fps avg after some arsing about with ini's & stuff..

19th Dec 2001, 08:46 PM
Search for better vidio card drivers.....
are you useing XP? OS