[ut2004] Help? 64 bit linux client and poor fps.

Nathan Dale Van Eps nathanvaneps at yahoo.com
Thu Nov 25 11:42:21 EST 2004

What maps are you getting those fps at? I'll give it a try and see what
I get. I have a 5900.

BTW, I don't why you get more frames with "UseVSync=True", but this
should be false.

Also, how did you get your AGP Rate to 8x? Mine seems stuck at 4...


On Wed, 2004-11-24 at 22:34 -0700, Clint Goudie-Nice wrote:
> The adventure continues...
> At the end of the day, the spot that I'm using to test my fps I've now
> gotten up to about 19~22 fps. That's still a far cry from 40 fps in that
> same spot in windows, and the frustrating thing is that turning down my
> settings in ut won't improve it at all.
> Thanks to Kris, in my modprobe.conf I added
> options nvidia NVreg_EnableAGPSBA=1 NVreg_EnableAGPFW=1
> and I have fast writes going...
> cat /proc/driver/nvidia/agp/status
> Status:          Enabled
> Driver:          AGPGART
> AGP Rate:        8x
> Fast Writes:     Enabled
> SBA:             Enabled
> Also thanks to Kris, I've tried in my corg.conf  
> >         Option          "RenderAccel" "1"
> >         #Option          "AllowGLXWithComposite"
> But these don't seem to have effect on the in game fps. On or off...
> Also, thanks to Rick, I've played with my ~.openalrc
> (define speaker-num 2)
> (define devices '(alsa))
> (define alsa-out-device "surround40:0,0")
> (define alsa-in-device "hw:0,0")
> I had to change the out device to surround40, otherwise ut wouldn't
> start at all. This did seem to affect my fps a little little bit. ~2fps
> I also recompiled the openal from source I pulled down from the openal
> site, and replaced the one in my ut2004/System with it. Fedora Core 3
> comes with a built libSDL-1.2, so I replaced the one in my ut2004/System
> directory with it. These changes had a marginal ~2fps change on my play.
> Also I've played with some settings in my UT2004.ini which limit what I
> can change in the user interface, but turning settings in that down
> doesn't have any effect anyway...
> UseVBO=True
> UseVSync=True
> I've read elsewhere turning these on has a negative impact. For me
> they're the only setting in my UT2004.ini that made any difference on my
> fps at all. ~2 fps by turning them both on.
> Any other ideas out there?
> Clint

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