[ut2004] More slow new maps

Rick B zajelo3 at cfl.rr.com
Thu Jul 29 00:40:24 EDT 2004

Ryan C. Gordon wrote:

>>       A while back I posted a question about the much slower than usual 
>>performance I expierienced while playing the new map Valarna. Now I've 
>>been playing more new maps with the same problem, a much slower than 
>>usual fps performance. Does anybody know why this is happening? I have 
>>noticed a number of new files showing up in my ~/.ut2004/System with the 
>>filetype being ".ucl" and ~/.ut2004/Cache with the ".uxx" filetype, 
>>could these be going to the wrong folder and causing this slowdown? 
>>Should I move them to somewhere in the /usr/local/games/ut2004 directory?
>Could these be poorly-optimized maps that could benefit from more VAR?
>Look for "VARSize" in your .ini and up it from 32 to 64, see if it
That's pretty much the question I've been asking myself. I was wondering 
if these maps weren't just poorly designed, and somehow just won't play 
as fast as a well designed map. But, since my knowledge of that subject 
is pretty much non-existent, I just didn't know. My VARsize is already 
64, and my processor is Athlon 2500 oc'ed to 2104mhz. I wouldn't have 
thought twice about it if it was just Valarna, but I'm running into more 
of them. I have my detail settings set to where I get about 50-60 fps on 
normal games, but when I play these games it will drop to 20-25fps. As 
far as the .ucl and .uxx files in my home directory, I guess that's 
normal, as I did install ut2004 in /usr/local/games. From now on I will 
start keeping track of them and post them on the list to see if anyone 
else notices the same problem.

                Rick B

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