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OmegrAve
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Sooo since 2 patches my performance became on the low end for the nice hardware I have, and after losing two 1-on-1's when I didn't have to, I decided it was time to finally move some stuff down from "everything cranked to max". I'd like to share my findings with you, also because I haven't yet read a thread that told you short and to the point what to do to make this game run faster. I can Help.

Assuming you are CPU capped (which you most likely are):

1) Render distance ALL THE WAY down (500)
2) Shadows off

That's it. You're set. You can be a BOSS now. The rest had no noticeable influence on my FPS. For infantry, 500 render distance is all you need, and don't forget that's world rendering, NOT players. If you get into a tank (let alone an airplane), where FPS matters less and distance is more important, slide it up. You can do that without restarting, or even the client reloading itself. Same for shadows, if you'd be so inclined.

Have fun.

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the game changer for me would be how to turn the nice glowy lights off. everything with a smallest of light on (such as an ammo icon) shines like an epic beacon of glory, obviously darkening the areas around them while at night.
this looks very nice (especially after last patch glowy swirly particles on the jump pads), and i'm reluctant to turn it down, but i'd be twice as effective in the dark with it off.

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Can't you just turn the gamma up? Dark will be less dark then, even if brighter is brighter too.... Could be you can do a lot with monitor settings, too.

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What rig do you have?
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i5 3570K, 670 GTX factory 10%, 8 GB Corsair low latency, Gigabyte GA-Z77X-D3H, Intel 330 SSD. Benq XL2411T monitor.


Touching on OC'ing: I've seen zero performance improvement from mild overclocking CPU, which saddened me.

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How strange, your system starts are very close to mine except that I am getting well over 40-60FPS even in larger fights although I use a Radeon 7800 series GFX card and have 16GB ram.
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I heard somewhere that turning your texture details and graphics up decreases the load on the CPU and drops it (no pun intended) onto the graphics card, so you get better FPS. Not sure how helpful that is, but its interesting...

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It's a toss of the dice really. Fantastic systems can run this game poorly, "meh" systems sometimes have rather good performance. Same as it was in PS1 (though I won't pretend to know whether or not it's for the same reasons). I used to have quite good performance, but since GU12 or something, something went wrong. In the largest fights I started to have 30 FPS, with regular dips (those were the main problem) to low 20's.

Yeah, there have been numerous reports of setting textures to Ultra making a performance difference for many people.

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Might be worth you guys investigating into some custom drivers using modded infs if the official ones you currently use under perform. I've done that before for my laptop when I wanted to get better raid FPS for WoW.

Also make sure motion blur is off, I know its quite a nice cinematic feel but its just not worth the resource hog.
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I'm not buying a friggin' fast monitor for extra sharpness so I can then use Motion Blur to make stuff nice and smudgy.

What do you mean, modded geforce drivers? I don't think that'd bring much for PS2...

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Have you updated you mobo drivers? Also more ram always held,
Lastly, as I've said before, ps2 don't like overclocking, revert back to "normal" and give it a whirl fella

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OmegrAve wrote:
I'm not buying a friggin' fast monitor for extra sharpness so I can then use Motion Blur to make stuff nice and smudgy.

What do you mean, modded geforce drivers? I don't think that'd bring much for PS2...


Well I've noticed that I am primarily GPU capped when playing PS2 so if you have a Geforce driver you might check out Laptopvideo2go and equivilant websites for tweaks to drivers that specialise in certain graphics. They have drivers which tweak shader settings and give more priority to GPU computations based on them so you can squeeze out a few frame per second if you know what to look for. This is a more drastic measure but if I had a problem with a game I play more than others its the path I would take.
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Daf wrote:
Have you updated you mobo drivers? Also more ram always held,
Lastly, as I've said before, ps2 don't like overclocking, revert back to "normal" and give it a whirl fella


Also Daf you really need to stop saying this, I've been looking into the problem on the forums and old threads which people have posted their specs and its the same thing every time. People who do not know how to overclock correctly will ALWAYS have unstable rigs and that is why their Planetside 2 performance suffers.

If you overclock the correct way and NOT use the bullshit one button software overclocking crap which 9/10 times gets the voltages so fucked up I am surprised it doesn't crash when playing Chess you should avoid any problems and get better performance.
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OmegrAve wrote:
I'm not buying a friggin' fast monitor for extra sharpness so I can then use Motion Blur to make stuff nice and smudgy.

What do you mean, modded geforce drivers? I don't think that'd bring much for PS2...


Well I've noticed that I am primarily GPU capped when playing PS2 so if you have a Geforce driver you might check out Laptopvideo2go and equivilant websites for tweaks to drivers that specialise in certain graphics. They have drivers which tweak shader settings and give more priority to GPU computations based on them so you can squeeze out a few frame per second if you know what to look for. This is a more drastic measure but if I had a problem with a game I play more than others its the path I would take.
I'm sceptical about drivers pulling more work towards the GFX cards makes any sort of noticeable difference, but I'll let you know if and when I give this a try. I hate losing, and I specifically hate losing due to external factors, so I might well give it a go.

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I overclock via motherboard not a One click software, reading forums from people who really know what there on about say certain games don't get no performance gain from doing so, I overclocked and hardly
Got anything more
Reverted back and it's nearly The same?

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