[ut2003io] Pentium 4 performance issues?

Daniel Vogel vogel at epicgames.com
Sun Sep 15 18:14:12 EDT 2002

Could you check your log file for the following string.

WARNING: Couldn't allocate AGP memory - turning off support for
WARNING: This has a serious impact on performance.

You need working AGP to get decent performance out of the OpenGL renderer on
NVIDIA cards. Also make sure VARSize is set to say 20 in your UT2003.ini and
that you have 20 MByte of AGP memory available.

-- Daniel, Epic Games Inc.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Martin Hammer [mailto:martin.h at subdimension.com]
> Sent: Sunday, September 15, 2002 6:08 PM
> To: ut2003 at icculus.org
> Subject: [ut2003io] Pentium 4 performance issues?
> I have seen several people with Athlon-XP and big Nvidia-cards claiming
> that "the game plays perfectly smooth, with 100+ fps".
> With a Pentium 4 + Nvidia Ti-4200 my own fps-count on DM-Asbestos ranges
> from 20(!) to 130 fps, depending on your location on the map. Being able
> to see further than about 10 meters really kills fps (being on top of
> the ramp/bridge-thing with the purple double-damage powerup only gives
> me 20-30 fps). Lowering the resolution to 640x480 and setting all
> detail-levels to their lowest values doesn't help at all. DM-Antalus is
> even worse.
> As a comparison, the original UT and Q3 plays great.
> Is anyone else having performance problems?
> My setup is this:
> Gentoo Linux (gcc 2.95.3)
> XFree 4.2.0
> Nvidia Driver 1.0.3123
> Martin Hammer, Denmark.

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