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

Rick B zajelo3 at cfl.rr.com
Fri Nov 26 16:48:15 EST 2004

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...
>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?
    Can you run the benchmark on you system? This would give a more
objective view of your performance.  Here's a link that explains how to
set it up, look at section 6:
http://www.linux-gamers.net/modules/wfsection/article.php?articleid=40 .

                Rick B

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