Quake 3 arena fps??????

Discussion in 'Videocards - NVIDIA GeForce' started by big4x4, Jul 13, 2003.

  1. big4x4

    big4x4 Member Guru

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    Hello, I am not getting very good fps in quake 3! In my system to the left, I only get about 91 fps max! I hear people getting over 100, even with like mx400's! BTW, I am judging the fps with fraps. Anyone know what could be wrong?
     
  2. Neo_Potency

    Neo_Potency Guest

    Your framerate is being capped. Unfortunately i myself do not know how to unlock it. It's a command in the console, try goggling for it.
     
  3. Ultraq

    Ultraq Master Guru

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    By default, Quake 3 has a framelimit of 85fps, which is a nice number to stick with, but of course you want to see how high it can go.
    Edit the 'q3config.cfg' file in your Quake3/baseq3 folder. Look for the line:
    seta com_maxfps "85"
    and just change the value in the quotation marks. Just pick a number you know your card will never reach (500 is what I use when wanting to see the framerate).
    The console command for that would probably be \com_maxfps "500"
    and you might need to do a \vid_restart for the settings to take effect.

    Now that's just Q3's framecap. V-Sync is another one. Just turn that off in your OpenGL options and watch those frames fly! :)
     
  4. bankrobber

    bankrobber Guest

    yea 90+ fps is so bad..haha
     

  5. mantra_sone

    mantra_sone Cambodian

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    Ummm, heh, didn't people say that the human eye can't tell the difference between 60 fps and 61+?
     
  6. nOv1c3

    nOv1c3 Maha Guru

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    Dont forget that alot of the online server have there fsp capped also ..So geting 10000000000 fps not gona do you any good playing online :p
     
  7. big4x4

    big4x4 Member Guru

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    I dont really care how high my fps is, I just was curious because I am seeing people getting really high framerates! 91 is good for me! Thank you for your help
     
  8. nOv1c3

    nOv1c3 Maha Guru

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    Here you go big4x4 this an old site but it has a nice autoexec creator ....play around with deferent seting and you should see alot beter FPS :)



    http://www.tweak3d.net/autoexec/
     
  9. mjmaskrey

    mjmaskrey Master Guru

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    If you want to check what FPs you can get, use Q3 bench as that must remove the FPS cap while it's running as you can get 350+ FPS.

    Obviously that won't help while playing but 90 is good and pretty good for a cap limit, GTA Vice City caps at 30.......THIRTY :mad:


    If the cap is removed and you get, let's say 350 FPS if you hit a demanding section or part and FPS drop to say 200 you will notice a stutter as it drops, trust me ;)

    If it's constant 200 you won't notice any difference, but you will notice a change as the FPS dips i guarantee it.:D
     

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