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Upgraded video card - Now ET performance sucks

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Hard to believe, but I upgraded to a better gaming card for another game I want to play, and now ET performance sucks.

 

Old Card: nvidia Ge Force GTX 260

New Card: XFX Radeon RX 580

 

Previously, gameplay was incredibly smooth, always maxed out FPS regardless of the environment, etc. Had no issues at all. Now, with the new card, in any sort of action environment, I'm dropping to like 10 or less FPS. I don't understand what's going on here. I've checked/disabled a lot of the settings in the Radeon app, even turned off the ET profile it set up on its own, and nothing I do seems to make anything better. Anyone have any ideas? I find it hard to believe that a card this powerful can struggle with an old game like ET but not struggle with a newer, more powerful game. I have to believe it is something with the settings of either the card or the game, but I don't know what to do since everything I tried is not making a difference. Any help is greatly appreciated.

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Also make sure you have correct cvar now for this one - r_lastValidRenderer

 

It should pick up your new GPU instead of new one. To check value  of it - open console and type r_lastValidRenderer and then hit enter - it will show the current value to u. 

 

Some people buy gaming laptops/PC but then they struggle with FPS and here is the reason - why. Game picking correct GPU is most important as now a days CPU's come with in-build GPU. 

 

1. Game picking wrong GPU because of incorrect settings. 

 

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2. Now change the settings so that it picks up NVDA instead of stupid auto! 

 

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3. With correct setting - 

 

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Try r_primitives 2 and vid_restart after

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That has helped. Thanks. Still would like to improve just a bit better. Any suggestions?

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Depends on what u want improve? 

Post your config here, your pc specs and speetest connection and we could figure something out. 

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seta name "^ZBeesh^fbum"
seta cg_fov "120"

// make screen bright so you can see better
set r_mode -1
set r_customwidth  1920
set r_customheight 1080
set r_gamma 1.8
set r_mapoverbrightbits 1.0
set r_intensity 1.6
set r_primitives 2

//Crosshair
seta cg_crosshairHealth "0" - Has to be 0 , or crosshaircolors won't show. 	
seta cg_crosshairSize "23" - so the crosshair is just small enough that I got a clear black sircle around it
seta cg_crosshairAlpha "0" - make it a bit more transparent, makes the outer sircle less visible, not covering up details
seta cg_crosshairAlphaAlt "1.0" - the transpearacy of the dot (default)
seta cg_crosshairColor "red" - color of the outer circle
seta cg_crosshairColorAlt "red" - color of the dot

set r_subdivisions 999
set r_textureMode "GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_LINEAR" // (Fastest texture filtering)

set com_maxfps 150
set cg_drawfps 1

pb_cl_enable
set pb_sleep 500 // (250 is fine too)
pb_system 0
//pb_security 0


// suicide
bind p "playdead"
bind k "kill"
bind MOUSE2 "jump"

set weap3 "weaponbank 3; bind mouse5 vstr weap4"
set weap4 "weaponbank 6; bind mouse5 vstr weap3"
bind mouse5  "vstr weap3"
 
bind mouse4 "crouch"

seta "cg_gibs" "0"
seta "r_drawSun" "1"
seta "r_fastsky" "0"
seta "cg_shadows" "0"
seta "cg_showblood" "0"
seta "cg_wolfparticles" "0"
seta "cg_atmosphericEffects" "0"
seta "r_subdivisions" "999"
seta "r_dynamiclight" "0"
seta "r_stencilbits" "0"
seta "r_colorbits" "16"
seta "r_texturebits" "16"
seta "r_depthbits" "16"
seta "cg_coronoas" "0"
seta r_ignoreFastPath "0"
seta cg_coronafardist "0"
seta r_lodCurveError "500"
seta r_swapInterval "0"
seta r_finish "0"
seta r_lodbias "2"
set r_ext_texture_filter_anisotropic "0"
set cl_maxpackets 50
seta v_kickroll 0
seta v_kickpitch 0

Excerpt of System Info (full version attached):

[System Summary]

Item	Value	
OS Name	Microsoft Windows 10 Pro	
Version	10.0.17763 Build 17763	
Other OS Description 	Not Available	
OS Manufacturer	Microsoft Corporation	
System Manufacturer	To be filled by O.E.M.	
System Model	To be filled by O.E.M.	
System Type	x64-based PC	
System SKU	SKU	
Processor	AMD Phenom(tm) II X4 965 Processor, 3400 Mhz, 4 Core(s), 4 Logical Processor(s)	
BIOS Version/Date	American Megatrends Inc. 2501, 4/7/2014	
SMBIOS Version	2.7	
Embedded Controller Version	255.255	
BIOS Mode	Legacy	
BaseBoard Manufacturer	ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC.	
BaseBoard Product	M5A99FX PRO R2.0	
BaseBoard Version	Rev 1.xx	
Platform Role	Desktop	
Secure Boot State	Unsupported	
PCR7 Configuration	Binding Not Possible	
Windows Directory	C:\WINDOWS	
System Directory	C:\WINDOWS\system32	
Boot Device	\Device\HarddiskVolume1	
Locale	United States	
Hardware Abstraction Layer	Version = "10.0.17763.194"	
Time Zone	Eastern Standard Time	
Installed Physical Memory (RAM)	12.0 GB	
Total Physical Memory	11.9 GB	
Available Physical Memory	7.79 GB	
Total Virtual Memory	11.9 GB	
Available Virtual Memory	5.34 GB	
[Added to this since it wasn't showing here] Graphics Card: Radeon RX 580
Page File Space	0 bytes	
Kernel DMA Protection	Off	
Virtualization-based security	Not enabled	
Device Encryption Support	Reasons for failed automatic device encryption: TPM is not usable, PCR7 binding is not supported, Hardware Security Test Interface failed and device is not InstantGo, Un-allowed DMA capable bus/device(s) detected, Disabled by policy, TPM is not usable	
Hyper-V - VM Monitor Mode Extensions	Yes	
Hyper-V - Second Level Address Translation Extensions	Yes	
Hyper-V - Virtualization Enabled in Firmware	Yes	
Hyper-V - Data Execution Protection	Yes	

Speedtest showed what I expected. Using the closest local server, I had a ping of 35ms with a 119.73Mbps download and 11.57Mbps upload.

 

Finally, here are the Radeon settings, which I have a feeling are mostly the culprit.

 

769245839_RadeonSettings.thumb.PNG.44ca23b6087a9e2a16d2eba5d9556664.PNG

 

I appreciate any and all help here. Thanks!

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Maxpackets 50? There's a formula for calculating perfect maxpackets but for now, try maxpackets 100 as a simple check to see if that's causing you issues. 

 

Also I don't see any com_ settings in your config?  May be you need to increase your com_hunkmegs etc?

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52 minutes ago, Chuckun said:

Maxpackets 50? There's a formula for calculating perfect maxpackets but for now, try maxpackets 100 as a simple check to see if that's causing you issues. 

 

Also I don't see any com_ settings in your config?  May be you need to increase your com_hunkmegs etc?

This cfg is at least a decade old. I'm not smart enough to know perfect settings anymore :). Ill try the maxpackets increase. I have no idea what those other settings are you mentioned!

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com_hunkmegs (default 56) for 2003 , we are on 2019 try,  256 or 512

com_zonemegs (default 24) try 128

com_soundmegs (default 24) try 64

 

cl_maxpackets (default 30) try 100

seta rate (default 5000)    try 34000

r_swapinterval "0" (v-sync off)

com_maxfps (default 85) try 125

r_displayrefresh (default 0) try 60

 

 

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try this commands

 

seta r_highQualityVideo "1"
seta r_normallength "0.5"
seta r_trisColor "1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0"
seta r_primitives "2"
seta r_railSegmentLength "64"
seta r_railCoreWidth "1"
seta r_railWidth "64"
seta r_facePlaneCull "1"
seta r_swapInterval "0"
seta r_textureAnisotropy "1"
seta r_textureMode "GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_NEAREST"
seta r_finish "1"
seta r_dlightBacks "1"
seta r_dynamiclight "2"
seta r_drawSun "1"
seta r_fastsky "0"
seta r_ignoreGLErrors "1"
seta r_flares "0"
seta r_lodbias "-2"
seta r_lodCurveError "10000"
seta r_ignoreFastPath "0"
seta r_smp "0"
seta r_subdivisions "1"
seta r_simpleMipMaps "0"
seta r_customaspect "1"
seta r_customheight "768"
seta r_customwidth "1024"
seta r_fullscreen "1"
seta r_oldMode ""
seta r_ignorehwgamma "0"
seta r_overBrightBits "0"
seta r_depthbits "24"
seta r_stencilbits "1"
seta r_stereo "0"
seta r_colorbits "32"
seta r_texturebits "32"
seta r_detailtextures "1"
seta r_roundImagesDown "1"
seta r_picmip "0"
seta r_clampToEdge "1"
seta r_ext_texture_env_add "1"
seta r_nv_fogdist_mode "GL_EYE_RADIAL_NV"
seta r_ext_NV_fog_dist "0"
seta r_ext_texture_filter_anisotropic "1"
seta r_ati_fsaa_samples "1"
seta r_ati_truform_pointmode "GL_PN_TRIANGLES_POINT_MODE_LINEAR"
seta r_ati_truform_normalmode "GL_PN_TRIANGLES_NORMAL_MODE_LINEAR"
seta r_ati_truform_tess "1"
seta r_ext_ATI_pntriangles "0"
seta r_glIgnoreWicked3D "0"
seta r_ext_compiled_vertex_array "0"
seta r_ext_multitexture "1"
seta r_ext_gamma_control "1"
seta r_ext_compressed_textures "0"
seta r_allowExtensions "1"
seta r_glDriver "opengl32"
seta r_inGameVideo "1"
seta r_gamma "2.4"
seta r_intensity "1.5"
 

 

at the end of the cfg add this command:

 

vid_restart

 

 

 

 

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5 hours ago, Lenovo said:

com_hunkmegs (default 56) for 2003 , we are on 2019 try,  256 or 512

 

ET will not use more then 256 Hunks. Have u seen map where u will use more then 256 hunk megs? Please provide stats. I just don't want people to use 512Mb hunk meg when they have just 4GB or 8GB RAM on their machine. 

 

It would cause reverse effect i.e. lag when they have 4GB ram and are using 512Mb hunk. Thanks

On 1/23/2019 at 9:13 AM, Beeshbum said:

Old Card: nvidia Ge Force GTX 260

New Card: XFX Radeon RX 580

 

Please check your openGL drivers. OpenGL drivers play big role in FPS for ET. 

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5 hours ago, Lenovo said:

com_hunkmegs (default 56) for 2003 , we are on 2019 try,  256 or 512

com_zonemegs (default 24) try 128

com_soundmegs (default 24) try 64

 

cl_maxpackets (default 30) try 100

seta rate (default 5000)    try 34000

r_swapinterval "0" (v-sync off)

com_maxfps (default 85) try 125

r_displayrefresh (default 0) try 60

 

 

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try this commands

 

seta r_highQualityVideo "1"
seta r_normallength "0.5"
seta r_trisColor "1.0 1.0 1.0 1.0"
seta r_primitives "2"
seta r_railSegmentLength "64"
seta r_railCoreWidth "1"
seta r_railWidth "64"
seta r_facePlaneCull "1"
seta r_swapInterval "0"
seta r_textureAnisotropy "1"
seta r_textureMode "GL_LINEAR_MIPMAP_NEAREST"
seta r_finish "1"
seta r_dlightBacks "1"
seta r_dynamiclight "2"
seta r_drawSun "1"
seta r_fastsky "0"
seta r_ignoreGLErrors "1"
seta r_flares "0"
seta r_lodbias "-2"
seta r_lodCurveError "10000"
seta r_ignoreFastPath "0"
seta r_smp "0"
seta r_subdivisions "1"
seta r_simpleMipMaps "0"
seta r_customaspect "1"
seta r_customheight "768"
seta r_customwidth "1024"
seta r_fullscreen "1"
seta r_oldMode ""
seta r_ignorehwgamma "0"
seta r_overBrightBits "0"
seta r_depthbits "24"
seta r_stencilbits "1"
seta r_stereo "0"
seta r_colorbits "32"
seta r_texturebits "32"
seta r_detailtextures "1"
seta r_roundImagesDown "1"
seta r_picmip "0"
seta r_clampToEdge "1"
seta r_ext_texture_env_add "1"
seta r_nv_fogdist_mode "GL_EYE_RADIAL_NV"
seta r_ext_NV_fog_dist "0"
seta r_ext_texture_filter_anisotropic "1"
seta r_ati_fsaa_samples "1"
seta r_ati_truform_pointmode "GL_PN_TRIANGLES_POINT_MODE_LINEAR"
seta r_ati_truform_normalmode "GL_PN_TRIANGLES_NORMAL_MODE_LINEAR"
seta r_ati_truform_tess "1"
seta r_ext_ATI_pntriangles "0"
seta r_glIgnoreWicked3D "0"
seta r_ext_compiled_vertex_array "0"
seta r_ext_multitexture "1"
seta r_ext_gamma_control "1"
seta r_ext_compressed_textures "0"
seta r_allowExtensions "1"
seta r_glDriver "opengl32"
seta r_inGameVideo "1"
seta r_gamma "2.4"
seta r_intensity "1.5"
 

 

at the end of the cfg add this command:

 

vid_restart

 

 

 

 

Stop giving him half of the settings which are completely off for his setup, its like u dont even read what he usees and just throw bunch of cmds here without reading what u are copying here.

 

@Beeshbum get the maxpackets up to 100 and check what your /rate is first, what is your displayrefresh or how much is your LCD supporting? I would say stick to 125FPS, unless u are running a 144hz screen, then equal it with that.

 

For what each cvar does, read here https://antman.info/wolf/cvar/#.VTapx5Ml0jN.

Should give u the basic input into each cvar and what it does.

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I sometimes use 1024 hunkmegs and I have only 4gb of ram ddr2 very old, but I shoot very well and I have no lag, the important thing is to have the free ram, of course you use 3 gb for all open programs, then I can give you reason

I give an example:
currently without Enemy Territory open my ram available on 4gb, (it is 3 GB, so if I use com_hunkmegs 512 or 1024 I have no lag

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12 minutes ago, Aniky said:

Stop giving him half of the settings which are completely off for his setup, its like u dont even read what he usees and just throw bunch of cmds here without reading what u are copying here.

 

@Beeshbum get the maxpackets up to 100 and check what your /rate is first, what is your displayrefresh or how much is your LCD supporting? I would say stick to 125FPS, unless u are running a 144hz screen, then equal it with that.

 

For what each cvar does, read here https://antman.info/wolf/cvar/#.VTapx5Ml0jN.

Should give u the basic input into each cvar and what it does.

I write what I want, this is a discussion forum, moreover my ET runs like a Swiss watch, many people use my cfg, I have been producing for 15 years, nobody has ever complained, I do not allow you to let me do this fool, the commands that I put work well, I do not write to just breath the mouth as many of you do,

and with this close, from now on I will not write more on this forum, my help is not welcome, there are too many experts here, good fun rude

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11 hours ago, Aniky said:

Stop giving him half of the settings which are completely off for his setup, its like u dont even read what he usees and just throw bunch of cmds here without reading what u are copying here.

 

@Beeshbum get the maxpackets up to 100 and check what your /rate is first, what is your displayrefresh or how much is your LCD supporting? I would say stick to 125FPS, unless u are running a 144hz screen, then equal it with that.

 

For what each cvar does, read here https://antman.info/wolf/cvar/#.VTapx5Ml0jN.

Should give u the basic input into each cvar and what it does.

Bumped maxpackets to 100. Didn't notice much of a difference and FPS stayed the same, around a constant 60. On the old nvidia card I was constantly around 166 or something like that. Not sure exactly what display refresh is or where to find it, but I have just basic acer monitors. Probably a 60hz refresh if that's the same thing? Anything I can try next after the maxpackets? Not sure what other config items posted here are relevant to my exact setup. Thanks!

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Some off topic for @Lenovo:

 

11 hours ago, Lenovo said:

I write what I want, this is a discussion forum, moreover my ET runs like a Swiss watch, many people use my cfg, I have been producing for 15 years, nobody has ever complained, I do not allow you to let me do this fool, the commands that I put work well, I do not write to just breath the mouth as many of you do,

and with this close, from now on I will not write more on this forum, my help is not welcome, there are too many experts here, good fun rude

 

Please read that carefully, because that's what we all are trying to explain to you:

The fact that your config works perfectly on your computer doesn't mean that it will work as well on ALL computers in the world.

I'm not gonna refer to this specific topic but I've seen lots of your posts with solutions that just would not help at all. Understanding this single sentence would be a great step forward.

 

And please keep in mind we are not experts, I don't believe anyone can know everything about ET and stuff. We are all trying to help and I really appreciate you do as well, but you have to learn that your posts (and everyone's else) are just a suggestion for the person asking for help. I doesn't matter who's trying to help - me, you, Aniky or Daredevil etc. - anyone can make a mistake, and it's ALWAYS desireable when there more people posting different solutions for resolving an issue. 

If you don't agree with anything posted by someone else - never hesitate to say that, discussion is always welcome. And if someone disagrees with your solutions please don't feel offended and try not to send posts like the above because that serves nothing. Just start a normal discussion, try to explain why your solution would be useful in that specific case and when you think something is not right with yours or someone's post - do some research, learn something new and share it with other people.

 

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5 minutes ago, Beeshbum said:

Bumped maxpackets to 100. Didn't notice much of a difference and FPS stayed the same, around a constant 60. On the old nvidia card I was constantly around 166 or something like that. Not sure exactly what display refresh is or where to find it, but I have just basic acer monitors. Probably a 60hz refresh if that's the same thing? Anything I can try next after the maxpackets? Not sure what other config items posted here are relevant to my exact setup. Thanks!

It would come down more to the ati settings, u can check at your gpu control panel how much display refresh rate u have. Check a bit on the forums and Google for which settings to keep for ati and which ones to turn off. 

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