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#1 May 11 2010 at 9:29 PM Rating: Decent
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Hey guys, since there's not a whole lot of FFXIV info out right now, I figure I'd bring this up for the sake of conversation and general knowledge. I noticed in some certain youtube leak videos posted by "Leakerz.com" (I'm not going to directly link to them but you can find them with the info given), in the top left corner of the screen it discreetly tells you the GPU temp, RAM usage, and real-time FPS as you play. Does anybody know what program they're using? I think since a lot of people wont be upgrading their PCs to play FFXIV, real-time info like that could be very useful. Maybe a similar program that does the same thing?
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#2 May 11 2010 at 9:46 PM Rating: Good
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Hey guys, since there's not a whole lot of FFXIV info out right now, I figure I'd bring this up for the sake of conversation and general knowledge. I noticed in some certain youtube leak videos posted by "Leakerz.com" (I'm not going to directly link to them but you can find them with the info given), in the top left corner of the screen it discreetly tells you the GPU temp, RAM usage, and real-time FPS as you play. Does anybody know what program they're using? I think since a lot of people wont be upgrading their PCs to play FFXIV, real-time info like that could be very useful. Maybe a similar program that does the same thing?


I may or may not have seen some or all of those videos, but assuming I had, I'm not sure specifically what utility they're using to display that information real-time as an overlay in the game.

There are, however, a number of applications you can get that can report CPU and GPU tempuratures as well as gizmos and such that you can use to display RAM usage and the like. I tend to use the AMD Catalyst Control Center for GPU temp reporting, as well as the EVGA E-Leet tuning utility for core temperatures. I used to have a couple of gizmos for Windows 7 (I believe you can get them for Vista as well) that showed CPU and RAM usage, but I haven't reinstalled them since doing a clean Windows 7 install when I got my SSD. You can get Core Temp for a more generic CPU reporting, and GPU-Z for GPU reporting. They aren't as elegant as the overlay in the videos I may or may not have seen, but they'll give you the information. Main thing is that they won't do you much good if you're using a single monitor with a game running full screen, but you can orient them to be visible around the frame of a game running windowed.
#3 May 11 2010 at 9:51 PM Rating: Decent
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Thanks for the reply, I'll look into it. However... If you happen to find out any programs that overlay on top of your game window, please post it lol.
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#4 May 12 2010 at 3:03 PM Rating: Good
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not sure if these links will help, haven't gone through reading it all the way but it seems to have what you want.


http://video.filestube.com/watch,fbd8acc3c93fdf7503ea/GPU-Temp-In-Game-Overlay-and-Tool-Tray-Tutorial.html

http://www.guru3d.com/index.php?page=rivatuner

Edited, May 12th 2010 5:04pm by burtonsnow
#5 May 12 2010 at 7:41 PM Rating: Decent
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They likely took one of the above programs, made a quick dll to interface with FFXIV (much like windower) and then are able to pipe the data into the window as need be. Its not terribly hard to do if you have some background in programming.
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#6thorazinekizzez, Posted: May 13 2010 at 12:44 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) hmm really, already starting to see this kind of stuff?
#7 May 13 2010 at 6:58 PM Rating: Decent
thorazinekizzez wrote:
Caia wrote:
They likely took one of the above programs, made a quick dll to interface with FFXIV (much like windower) and then are able to pipe the data into the window as need be. Its not terribly hard to do if you have some background in programming.


hmm really, already starting to see this kind of stuff?
( Snickers at the addon thread )

I bet its not illegal addons just yet though. Mostly because that kind of info is useful for level designers when building the world. Most likely just the dev interface being turned on? Its possible you can enable that through an *.ini file or some such...

edit: devs never need to know GPU temp so that kinda shoots my idea down. But FPS and ram usage is very important for devs.


You know hor Fraps allows you to put an FPS overlay on your screen? Ya...expand the concept to other system information. It's not directly interfacing with XIV. It's a system info overlay. Big difference between that and say...intecepting or reading XIV specific data and putting that in an overlay.

Ya know?
#8 May 13 2010 at 7:58 PM Rating: Good
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The One and Only Aurelius wrote:

You know hor Fraps allows you to put an FPS overlay on your screen? Ya...expand the concept to other system information. It's not directly interfacing with XIV. It's a system info overlay. Big difference between that and say...intecepting or reading XIV specific data and putting that in an overlay.

Ya know?


Its probably a feature from Fraps.
I wouldn't say that kind of functionality is worlds different from what windower does. Its really all in how you go about solving the problem. Remember when you are using the word Interfacing you are somewhat implying that the two separate entities are communicating with one another which is not so much the case with windower.

Simply reading variable stored in memory wherever they may be stored is no grand feat by any means. I bet you are right about fraps though.

Edited, May 13th 2010 10:02pm by thorazinekizzez
#9 May 14 2010 at 10:59 AM Rating: Default
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It's probably a developer app they included with the game download. The same features are available in games like CSS for people to monitor the game's performance.
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#10 May 16 2010 at 1:43 AM Rating: Good
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Some overclocking programs like Riva Tuner can be configured to show just about anything on their overlay including GPU temperature.
#11 May 16 2010 at 6:18 PM Rating: Decent
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A lot of GPU OC tools have this built in.

Here is one of the more popular amongst the GPU enthusiast community.

http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm

It is NOT a developer built in feature -_-

Edited, May 17th 2010 12:18am by Fetter
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#12 May 20 2010 at 7:10 PM Rating: Default
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Quote:
A lot of GPU OC tools have this built in.

Here is one of the more popular amongst the GPU enthusiast community.

http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm

It is NOT a developer built in feature -_-
You know this for a fact? That's amazing.
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#13 May 20 2010 at 8:19 PM Rating: Decent
TheShadowWalker wrote:
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A lot of GPU OC tools have this built in.

Here is one of the more popular amongst the GPU enthusiast community.

http://event.msi.com/vga/afterburner/download.htm

It is NOT a developer built in feature -_-
You know this for a fact? That's amazing.


Yes, it's a fact. The overlay the OP was refering to is created by MSI Afterburner.
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