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Offline colecampbell666

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
The first one is awesome.
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Re: A celebration of Freespace
The first one is awesome.

Wish I hadn't had FPS display on.  I'll see if I can take some more shots today, but I have been alternating between hard and insane difficulty, so mainly I'm just getting blown up.
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Offline colecampbell666

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
60 FPS! Do you actually think that's bad? I get like 30 FPS in fighting with only 3.6.8 MVPs, not even the AdVPs!
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Offline DaBrain

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Engine and content improvement. Note that the model didn't change, it's still the original one.

1. Just a diffuse map, low-res.

2. Specular and glow maps, medium-res.

3. Shaders with normal maps, all high-res maps now.


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Re: A celebration of Freespace
 :jaw:
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Offline shiv

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
This is a moment when I think that fs2_open is just awesome.
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Re: A celebration of Freespace
60 FPS! Do you actually think that's bad? I get like 30 FPS in fighting with only 3.6.8 MVPs, not even the AdVPs!

No, I think 60 FPS is great.  It was probably higher, but I think I have Vsync on.  Anyhow, all I meant by wishing I didn't have the FPS on was that the picture would have been a lot sweeter if it didn't have a number in the upper lefthand corner like that :)
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Offline colecampbell666

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Oh.
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Offline S-99

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
No, I think 60 FPS is great.  It was probably higher, but I think I have Vsync on.  Anyhow, all I meant by wishing I didn't have the FPS on was that the picture would have been a lot sweeter if it didn't have a number in the upper lefthand corner like that :)

Leave vsync on and use a higher refresh rate. Vsync locks your frame rate down to whatever refresh rate your using. So if you're on 60hz, you'll have 60fps. If you have 85hz you'll have 85fps.

Vsync is something that's very handy in stable superior performance. If you have vsync on, you're fps rate will match your refresh rate, never going above the refresh rate or below it. With vsync on it makes for the smoothest looking gameplay you've ever seen and eliminates graphical tearing when doing fast maneuvers in video games. Also with the fps being at a fixed rate, it leaves extra horsepower in the gpu for other things that matter in video games besides fps like special effects.

Anyway, use vsync with a higher refresh rate and you should be happier. 85hz with vsync is a good one if you have a good system configuration.
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Offline colecampbell666

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
How do I enable VSync?
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Offline karajorma

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
It's on by default. If you flip launcher options you can turn it off.
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Re: A celebration of Freespace
No, I think 60 FPS is great.  It was probably higher, but I think I have Vsync on.  Anyhow, all I meant by wishing I didn't have the FPS on was that the picture would have been a lot sweeter if it didn't have a number in the upper lefthand corner like that :)

Leave vsync on and use a higher refresh rate. Vsync locks your frame rate down to whatever refresh rate your using. So if you're on 60hz, you'll have 60fps. If you have 85hz you'll have 85fps.

Vsync is something that's very handy in stable superior performance. If you have vsync on, you're fps rate will match your refresh rate, never going above the refresh rate or below it. With vsync on it makes for the smoothest looking gameplay you've ever seen and eliminates graphical tearing when doing fast maneuvers in video games. Also with the fps being at a fixed rate, it leaves extra horsepower in the gpu for other things that matter in video games besides fps like special effects.

Anyway, use vsync with a higher refresh rate and you should be happier. 85hz with vsync is a good one if you have a good system configuration.

Is it safe to set my refresh rate to 85hz on an LCD monitor?  Also, my fps does drop below 60 from time to time -- when the sh*t really starts hitting the fan, or when there are asteroids (they seem to be much more resource intensive now with the new 3.6.10 vps), and never really says '60' when it is at max, but actually like '59.x', where x is constantly fluctuating.

How do I enable VSync?

It is an option in the launcher, and can be forced via the nvidia (or ati) control panel.  Which brings me to another question -- is it better to set it in the launcher and not force it via nvidia, or disable it in the launcher and force it via nvidia, or turn it on in the launcher and via nvidia?
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Offline Herra Tohtori

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Okay, I don't know what "4x 9-tap anti-aliasing" actually means but I got it as an option on RivaTuner (GF 7600 GT, driver 160.02) and it does interesting things to light effects.




Somehow it seems to me that this particular anti-aliasing mode makes things a little blurry along with removing jaggies. Anyone has more information about what it actually does? :nervous: It seems to add some kind of blur/soften filter to the image, but I can't be sure if that's really the case or does it just do something different in the actual anti-aliasing functions or somesuch.


And about the claim about  normal maps not making much of a difference to graphics in the heated dogfight... :p

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Offline Polpolion

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Engine and content improvement. Note that the model didn't change, it's still the original one.

1. Just a diffuse map, low-res.

2. Specular and glow maps, medium-res.

3. Shaders with normal maps, all high-res maps now.

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Offline S-99

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Is it safe to set my refresh rate to 85hz on an LCD monitor?

Idk, you're the one who owns your monitor, and therefore should do research on your model and make of lcd monitor at the manufacturers website. Doing said research will let you know.

  Also, my fps does drop below 60 from time to time -- when the sh*t really starts hitting the fan, or when there are asteroids (they seem to be much more resource intensive now with the new 3.6.10 vps), and never really says '60' when it is at max, but actually like '59.x', where x is constantly fluctuating.

Here you learned that not exactly everything is perfect, but still rather vsync tries very hard at it's job all the time anyway

How do I enable VSync?

It is an option in the launcher, and can be forced via the nvidia (or ati) control panel.  Which brings me to another question -- is it better to set it in the launcher and not force it via nvidia, or disable it in the launcher and force it via nvidia, or turn it on in the launcher and via nvidia?

Set it in the launcher and force it in the nvidia control panel. Or don't set it in the launcher and force it in the nvidia control panel. Or set it in the launcher only and don't do anything with the nvidia control panel. Any of these should get vsync working. But it is recommended that you do force vsync in the nvidia control panel because the nvidia control panel does an awesome job of forcing and enabling settings that you specified really good. However, figure out which one works for you.

The only problem i see that you may have is that if you do want to use a different refresh rate if you are able to is that you may need to find a way to force a refresh rate on the specific resolution in which you play fs2 in (this task can be a harder *****, but it's not that bad).
« Last Edit: January 17, 2008, 02:44:41 pm by S-99 »
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Offline Jeff Vader

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
How do I enable VSync?

It is an option in the launcher, and can be forced via the nvidia (or ati) control panel.  Which brings me to another question -- is it better to set it in the launcher and not force it via nvidia, or disable it in the launcher and force it via nvidia, or turn it on in the launcher and via nvidia?

Set it in the launcher and force it in the nvidia control panel.
By 'setting it in the Launcher' I assume you mean unticking the 'Disable vsync' option, since that's the only vertical sync related option in the Launcher.
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Offline S-99

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
Yeah
Every pilot's goal is to rise up in the ranks and go beyond their purpose to a place of command on a very big ship. Like the colossus; to baseball bat everyone.

SMBFD

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
The thing about the HTL Myrm, if I remember correctly, was that when it was made, there was this obsession with getting the panelling modelled, oddly enough, most of that panelling can now be done with normal maps, leaving the polygons to be used for other parts of the ship (i.e. the front of it).

 

Offline DaBrain

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Re: A celebration of Freespace
I'm still trying some different light settings in the launcher.



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Re: A celebration of Freespace
 :yes: Looks much more like metal now.
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