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Ways to optimize my gameplay? without buying hardwareFollow

#1 Sep 17 2010 at 9:18 PM Rating: Decent
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When I took the benchmark I got the lowest score you could get to pass.

I have a AMD 4200x2, Radeon 5700, 3 gb ram, Windows 7 Ultimate.

i still lag in cities. but when i'm out fighting, it's pretty darn smooth.

is there a way to monitor my FPS?

How can I optimize my game play? When I set the buffer size to "Double". It seems like it goes smoother, than resolution. so its really confusing to me
#2 Sep 17 2010 at 9:38 PM Rating: Good
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Well, here are two tips to help out.

1. Start -> Run -> "msconfig". Click the startup tab. Disable everything. Restart your computer.

What this does is prevent programs that would usually start up with your computer and run in the background from starting each time you reboot. This is the main reason a lot of peoples' computers are terribly slow because when they start the computer, they have AIM, Limewire, McAfee, Norton, Bloatware, all running the background using precious resources.

2. This actually works pretty well.

Forgot to mention, there are settings ingame in the configuration menu that'll help reduce lag such as turning off shadows, extended drawing, dust effects, and physics.

Edited, Sep 17th 2010 11:39pm by EpedemicOptikz
FFXI(retired 04/2006): Epedemicoptikz, Phoenix Server, 75 SAM/NIN/WAR
#3 Sep 17 2010 at 9:41 PM Rating: Decent
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already do all those things. thanks anyway
#4 Sep 17 2010 at 10:00 PM Rating: Good
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Honest answer: There is no way. Not with your build.

Edited, Sep 18th 2010 12:00am by Teneleven

#5 Sep 17 2010 at 10:12 PM Rating: Decent
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Buffer size is what's being rendered -- basically you can set one resolution and all the menu items and whatnot will render at that resolution while the charaters/scenery/what have you will render at the buffer size, scaled to fit your actual resolution.

Basically setting it higher is a method of anti aliasing and setting it lower will make things look pixelated.

Just set everything to lowest or off but don't expect miracles.
#6 Sep 18 2010 at 3:44 AM Rating: Good
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i got AMD athlon 64 X2 +6000 CPU
2gb ram
ATI Radeon HD 4650 card.
i can play with high texture setting etc.
but its the buffer size that make or break the gameplay :)
if i use same or lower, i can play with good fps, double and its lag fest.

i lag in cities too, even on lowest settings you can use.
cause its alot of NPCs and ppl there. So i dobut there's anything you can do about it, unless you wanna spend 2-3k dollars on a OP comp :)
Just walk around a bit and let the game cash NPCs etc, and lag goes away eventually.
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