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Old 04-18-2012, 06:22 PM   #1
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how to increase FPS?

im reasonably new to team fortress 2 (137 hours) and i decided to look up some gameplay videos to improve my skills. i noticed that the frame-rate in all these videos were way larger than mine (10-20), making me want to improve my own. I already had the video quality options all on the lowest they will go (except anti-aliasing = 2x). i run TF2 in a window with 800x600 resolution.
System specs:
It's a windows 7

The manufacturer is acer

Model: aspire X1800

Processor: pentium dual core CPU E500 @ 2.70GHz

RAM: 2 GB

32 bit operating system

ODD: DVD super multi drive

VGA: 7100 integrated NVidia & GeForce

The computer has 21 GB left on one hard drive and 141 on the other drive (everything is on the first and the second is empty).

I disabled blood and gibs to help a little but there is little more i can do. i cant get a new graphics card because my computer is still under warranty.

is there anything I can do to improve the FPS of my game?
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:32 PM   #2
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Turn off AA. AA and resolution seem to affect performance the most.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:35 PM   #3
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Use maxframes config and turn off AA.
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Old 04-18-2012, 06:40 PM   #4
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You honestly don't need the 2x AA at all, especially if you're looking for more FPS, like the others above have stated.

You'll probably gain about 10 fps just turning that off alone, haha.
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:04 PM   #5
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i turned off anti-aliasing and installed chris' "DX9frames" cinfig. the game runs way smoother now, except it seems like the mouse sensitivity has changed making it harder to play, i'll get used to it. thanks a lot guys!

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Old 04-18-2012, 07:17 PM   #6
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You honestly don't need the 2x AA at all, especially if you're looking for more FPS, like the others above have stated.

You'll probably gain about 10 fps just turning that off alone, haha.
I lose about 30 fps when I turn antialiasing on,
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:39 PM   #7
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wait, when using the maxframes cfg do i still need to add launch options?
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Old 04-18-2012, 07:41 PM   #8
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AA is a fps devourer, turn it off. The game is gonna be ugly but you trade that off for more fps.

Turning of shadows (especially dynamic ones) may increase it too.
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Old 04-18-2012, 08:19 PM   #9
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wait, when using the maxframes cfg do i still need to add launch options?
Yes, it was in the instructions.
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