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Old 02-20-2012, 05:54 PM   #1
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Nohats Optimization Setting

I have to admit, I don't know a whole lot about what it is that makes a game run at any speed, be it fast or slow. I know that a lot of people talked about introducing a mod that made hats invisible, or using a model replacement.

But it's getting to the point where doing that is ridiculous. There's new hats introduced twice a month and miscellanea out the wazoo and whether or not it's getting optimized is pretty hit-or-miss.

So! What if there were optimization settings that eliminated hats and hat-like objects? You know, for optimization reasons, and not because playing TF2 on my Xbox has been a delightful aesthetic experience.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:00 PM   #2
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There is a mod that removes hats.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:01 PM   #3
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If Valve made a cvar that disabled hats, I would be in favor of it. After seeing 2,745 people dressed like that unfunny demopan it gets old.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:01 PM   #4
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:01 PM   #5
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http://forums.steampowered.com/forum....php?t=2041907

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Old 02-20-2012, 06:04 PM   #6
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:07 PM   #7
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Hats are forced on you and you will look at my ring and my hat and like it. If you don't like it, quit the game.
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:18 PM   #8
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Hats are forced on you and you will look at my ring and my hat and like it. If you don't like it, quit the game.
I think the point is that the cosmetics are ruining game optimization, thus gameplay is affected on some computers. Not the fact that your $99 ring is affecting his gaming experience.

Why quit the game when you can tweak it to remove your problem with it anyway?
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Old 02-20-2012, 06:26 PM   #9
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does that really do anything?


The hats are still loaded, they just don't show up

And you're also losing the ability to read specific players from a great distance (an unsung benefit of hats being added to the game)
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Old 02-20-2012, 08:11 PM   #10
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does that really do anything?
Last I tested it (timedemo), no.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:07 PM   #11
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I don't like the hat thing very much, but a feature like this would nullify the whole point of buying them: Vanity. When people fork over money for hats, it's mainly so people can see them. There's no way Valve would allow this, and don't be surprised if VAC starts banning mods that forcibly remove them from view. I know it's wrong, but I'm sure this is how it is.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:25 PM   #12
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does that really do anything?


The hats are still loaded, they just don't show up

And you're also losing the ability to read specific players from a great distance (an unsung benefit of hats being added to the game)
Holy crap, he's got a point.
You can tell whether that's the Super 1337-Überpro sniper on their team, or just the gibused F2P.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:26 PM   #13
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And most people who like hats would not turn this on. But I could definetely get behind this. Too many particle effects that i'm sure are killing my fps.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:27 PM   #14
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But if you make hats invisible then you take away part of the gameplay and have an unfair advantage over other people which is known as hacking.
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Old 02-20-2012, 09:27 PM   #15
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I don't like the hat thing very much, but a feature like this would nullify the whole point of buying them: Vanity. When people fork over money for hats, it's mainly so people can see them. There's no way Valve would allow this, and don't be surprised if VAC starts banning mods that forcibly remove them from view. I know it's wrong, but I'm sure this is how it is.
Gonna go ahead and say that that's pointlessly paranoid.
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