Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

quake 2 fps

Posted on 1998-03-29
3
Medium Priority
?
775 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-26
In quake 2 when I type in "timedemo 1" then "demomap demo1.dm2" to find the frame rate it reports a frame rate of about 8-10 fps (this is at the res. below 640x480 and at 16bpp).  I have a Matrox M3D card and at http://www.idsoftware.com/bwh/benchmarks.html it says for a M3D the frame rate should be about 27 fps.  The game looks to be going about 27 fps though.  Is quake lying about the frame rate or is this what it acually is?
0
Comment
Question by:fragjeet
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 2

Accepted Solution

by:
phooey earned 400 total points
ID: 1102259
The PowerVR chipset (in the M3D) performance depends mostly on the rest of your system, processor and memory are the major limitations.  I would check to find out what spec PC iD used for their tests.
The demo has a reasonable amount going on in it so you might find that your framerate drops when you get into the action.
QII also caches textures once you have used them in a level, so going back to an area you have just visited is usually smoother.  If you have lots of memory (64Mb+) then you can use 'pre cache' at the console and put all the textures into memory.  i found that a system that can pre-cache does not need to !?
0
 

Author Comment

by:fragjeet
ID: 1102260
Any suggestions to speed up the frame rate?  Thanks.
0
 
LVL 2

Expert Comment

by:phooey
ID: 1102261
Higher frame rate ?  Three options, none of them nice to hear.
Buy faster processor.
Buy more memory (recommended upto 64Mb for Win95)
Buy a 3Dfx.  Don't need as fast a system for these cards and with Voodoo 2 out now, Voodoo cards should drop in price.

Other than that, what processor have you got, it may be able to overclock it easily and eek a bit more out of it.  I have a 166 running at 200 and it's been fine for a year, well worth doing.
0

Featured Post

New feature and membership benefit!

New feature! Upgrade and increase expert visibility of your issues with Priority Questions.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

If you are interested in the gaming world and want to try World of Warcraft, I'd recommend this basic set of add-ons to get you started.  All add-ons are available either by Google search or on Curse.com. For the person who doesn't want to get in…
For those of you searching for a fun but also medium paced MMORPG game I would highly suggest Ragnarok Online. This MMORPG is a bit older than World of Warcraft and in a way is extremely different. Compared to WoW's 3D environment and massive wor…
Video by: ITPro.TV
In this episode Don builds upon the troubleshooting techniques by demonstrating how to properly monitor a vSphere deployment to detect problems before they occur. He begins the show using tools found within the vSphere suite as ends the show demonst…
Do you want to know how to make a graph with Microsoft Access? First, create a query with the data for the chart. Then make a blank form and add a chart control. This video also shows how to change what data is displayed on the graph as well as form…

722 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question