[quake3-bugzilla] [Bug 4345] New: cl_drawPing and cl_drawFPS (bonus: cl_drawClock)

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Thu Nov 19 21:56:01 EST 2009


           Summary: cl_drawPing and cl_drawFPS (bonus: cl_drawClock)
           Product: ioquake3
           Version: SVN HEAD
          Platform: All
        OS/Version: All
            Status: NEW
          Severity: normal
          Priority: P3
         Component: Misc
        AssignedTo: zakk at icculus.org
        ReportedBy: arxeio at gmail.com
         QAContact: quake3-bugzilla at icculus.org

PNG image of the result in-game:

patch: http://www0.org/urt/pingfps.diff

Consider this as a demonstration of the concept and not a code showcase since
my coding skill is 'hobbyist' at best. But if you like it as it is, fine (I'd
welcome any improvements).

The main point of this is having a clear view of deviation of ping without
having to rely solely on visual indicators (lag meter) or the single number of
ping. Max spike and avg Spikes are utilized.

Standard deviation is calculated for each interval used which can be a more
down to earth approximation of deviation. Standard deviation is a trusted
statistical indication of variance of data.

Equivalent results come from cl_drawFPS but for FPS. This time there's no 'fps
lag meter' to compliment it.

2 intervals can be used for each. 

cl_drawping/fpsfontsize //size on screen
cl_drawping/fpsfirst/secondinterval // setting intervals in sec
cl_drawping/fpsposx/y //positioning on screen

It also has a cl_drawClock which I didn't remove for this patch (file is part
of a little fun project at

cl_drawClock //HH:MM on top of screen
cl_drawClockshowseconds //also seconds

--- Comment #1 from tinkah <arxeio at gmail.com> 2009-11-19 21:55:55 EST ---
this now also has a snaps/second (serve->client) meter

shown here: http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc17/arxeio/sps-1.png

renewed patch: http://www0.org/urt/pingsnapsfps.diff

minor differences in rest (e.g. milliseconds time is already handled in cls, no
point syscalling it).

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