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Double your FPS
« on: July 29, 2007, 08:16:17 am »
I found this sorta by accident, and it seems to work for a few other people, so I'll ask on here if others can do it.

To do this, you need to be using Firefox (it didn't work in Internet Explorer for me).

First, just to see if your FPS does double, open up Soldat, join a game, press F3, and take note of what your FPS averages at.

Now, open up this flash movie in Firefox: http://img411.imageshack.us/img411/5337/soldatenhanceir4.swf

Go back to Soldat and check what your FPS is.

For me, when this happened, my FPS went from about 30-60 straight up to 120+. It seemed really odd at first, and I thought that Soldat had stuffed up in counting how many frames were being shown a second, but then I closed a few programs, open them up again and so on, and then found Firefox playing a flash movie doubled my FPS.

Now I won't be playing with choppy animation... lol.

EDIT: Disclaimer: This may not work on all computers. If your FPS is already high, chances are it will not work.
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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2007, 08:20:48 am »
I dunno.... I had 200-320FPS without it and 200-320FPS with it...

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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2007, 08:22:41 am »
You are friggin' kidding, right?

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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2007, 08:24:20 am »
No. I am perfectly serious. Without Firefox open, my Soldat idles at about 30-60 FPS, but with Firefox open, it jumps to 120 or more.
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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2007, 08:31:55 am »
Without Firefox, my Soldat idles at about 10 FPS. When it ping spikes or someone shoots an auto, it drops to maybe 0.5 FPS.

Yes, sadly, my computer is that old.

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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2007, 10:15:10 am »
Hmm...without it, it stays around 35-45, thats my average. With it opened it stays around 60-65. :o

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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2007, 10:39:13 am »
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I don't get how this works, but it does. My FPS jumps ~30 higher with this open o_O.

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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2007, 11:13:57 am »
Spiltcoffee is a miracle worker. :o

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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #8 on: July 29, 2007, 11:33:16 am »
Doesn't do any difference for me, but my FPS is fairly high in the first place, maybe it helps more on slow computers.

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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2007, 11:58:31 am »
Doesn't do any difference for me, but my FPS is fairly high in the first place, maybe it helps more on slow computers.
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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #10 on: July 29, 2007, 12:01:38 pm »
On this fairly slow laptop it jumped from a stable 60 to jumpy 75-100, as if vertical sync was turned off. Though that would be strange as well.

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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #11 on: July 29, 2007, 02:27:58 pm »
Aw, it works only for Soldat?
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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #12 on: July 29, 2007, 02:35:28 pm »
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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #13 on: July 29, 2007, 02:52:16 pm »
didn't work for me

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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #14 on: July 29, 2007, 03:25:47 pm »
I'm wondering. What happens if you have two flash movies opened while playing?

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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2007, 03:35:05 pm »
It...actually works

Does flash movies open Soldat ports?

Thats the only thing I can think of
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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2007, 04:04:01 pm »
Wanna TRIPLE your FPS? play in windowed mode.
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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #17 on: July 29, 2007, 04:12:17 pm »
It goes from 51-59 jumpy to 57-61 steady. a nice improvement, but not double.

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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #18 on: July 29, 2007, 04:32:22 pm »
Lol, this is halerious. It actually works.. though I don't need it. I average about 155 fps, using the flash made it jump to 200 fps, nice.
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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #19 on: July 29, 2007, 05:11:18 pm »
So it must work only for people who have a slow FPS. Interesting.
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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #20 on: July 29, 2007, 05:12:11 pm »
are you guys SURE that Soldat is actually running at a higher framerate?  I have a feeling that the flash playback might just interfere with how MM calculates FPS in Soldat

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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #21 on: July 29, 2007, 05:15:42 pm »
No, I'm sure it works. Without Flash, the game plays slower, but with it, it plays smoother. I wouldn't have found it out if I hadn't recognised that Soldat was playing smoother. lol.

Though that thought did occur to me, I don't think it is.
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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #22 on: July 29, 2007, 05:19:25 pm »
Wanna TRIPLE your FPS? play in windowed mode.

Actually when I play windowed mode its around 20. When I play fullscreen it stays mostly around 40. :D

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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #23 on: July 29, 2007, 07:58:21 pm »
With and without swf at 260-320 pfs.
VLC playing a movie on the other screen during both tests.

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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #24 on: July 29, 2007, 09:25:54 pm »
Wanna TRIPLE your FPS? play in windowed mode.

Actually when I play windowed mode its around 20. When I play fullscreen it stays mostly around 40. :D

You should probably minimize everything to your desktop when you play windowed mode. The more your OS has to display, the more it has to refresh with more information. If you do that, it should increase your FPS to around 70.

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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #25 on: July 29, 2007, 09:46:54 pm »
I've heard about this effect before from Shady, its pretty interesting.

Personally, my soldat plays at 60 fps with or without the flash, but I believe my graphics card or display or something is locked into 60 fps max.
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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #26 on: July 29, 2007, 10:02:32 pm »
Mine is 0-60
Now its... 0-60.

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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #27 on: July 29, 2007, 10:22:33 pm »
Wanna TRIPLE your FPS? play in windowed mode.

Actually when I play windowed mode its around 20. When I play fullscreen it stays mostly around 40. :D

You should probably minimize everything to your desktop when you play windowed mode. The more your OS has to display, the more it has to refresh with more information. If you do that, it should increase your FPS to around 70.

...When I used to play windowed mode. I had nothing running except for soldat...not even stuff minimized.

Anyways, I'm glad this effect works for me. Thanks elbow. :D

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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #28 on: July 29, 2007, 11:22:55 pm »
Hmm.... I gotta set that in the favourites
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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #29 on: July 29, 2007, 11:24:55 pm »
My FPS was usually stable, somewhere in the mid 60s range. Having that open only increased it by about 10, and the human eye cannot see anything past a certain amount of frames anyways, so it makes little difference. However, if this works for those who have slower computers, than it's a very good thing. :)

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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #30 on: July 30, 2007, 01:58:12 am »
lol my normal fps is 30+ but when i open that enhancer thing it reduces to 25+...anyway like he said it doesn't work on all coms/....sadly
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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #31 on: July 30, 2007, 02:03:16 am »
It works, but it doesnt exactly double the FPS (it doesnt triple either, AFYO).

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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #32 on: July 30, 2007, 02:47:00 am »
Spiltcoffee is a miracle worker. :o

Wtf man, it's true! Mine ran at about 60 in an empty server, then it jumped to 80-90 when I had it running...

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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #33 on: July 30, 2007, 05:31:27 am »
As FliesLikeABrick mentions, this does not increase your FPS.
Most software is not perfect, and when opening that flash movie (or whatever other piece of woftware) the FPS shows the framerate of that flash movie even though you' playing Soldat. Ofcourse, the flahsh movie requires way less computing power than Soldat does, so the FPS of that flash movie is way higher. You could try making a flash movie like the one linked here, with a gigantic resolution, like 1600x1200 and have alot of high-quality jpegs slide along it. Then check your FPS in Soldat and it will be way less than without the flash movie.

This depends on so many things that I don't even know where to start and if the reasons I give are true or not, so I won't do that.

EDIT: Try opening the old mapmaker for example. It always shows 999fps for me. When I open Soldat and show my FPS, it is at 999 too, until I close it (250-300fps). Again, this will not work for everybody, probably not even half of you.

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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #34 on: July 30, 2007, 05:41:41 am »
Kinda funny that it works.

 It's similar to the Tetris game that when you played the download speed of my torrents increased.

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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #35 on: July 30, 2007, 05:43:56 am »
As FliesLikeABrick mentions, this does not increase your FPS.
Most software is not perfect, and when opening that flash movie (or whatever other piece of woftware) the FPS shows the framerate of that flash movie even though you' playing Soldat. Ofcourse, the flahsh movie requires way less computing power than Soldat does, so the FPS of that flash movie is way higher. You could try making a flash movie like the one linked here, with a gigantic resolution, like 1600x1200 and have alot of high-quality jpegs slide along it. Then check your FPS in Soldat and it will be way less than without the flash movie.
Not in my case. Flash movies average at about 60 fps for me, and yet I was getting a higher fps, not to mention smoother gameplay.
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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #36 on: April 26, 2011, 10:26:02 pm »
its pretty late to post a reply to this but this actually turns vsync off for some reason

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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2011, 07:33:55 am »
didnt change anything for me

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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #38 on: May 05, 2011, 10:39:04 am »
Didn't work for me.
Without that my fps is 60

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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #39 on: June 04, 2011, 03:58:58 am »
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Re: Double your FPS
« Reply #40 on: June 04, 2011, 06:04:46 am »
Flash Player 10 automatically forces the projector to ~1 fps if the Flash does not have window focus, so its actually kind of pointless trying this now.
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