Posted 10 June 2005 - 07:20 PM Edited by qda, 10 June 2005 - 07:41 PM.
however: i have a pretty good computer and WITHOUT the limiter i get up to 90 fps in less busy areas, but in the countryside sometimes it'll drop down to 30 or 40, which is a pretty big difference.. this 50fps difference is too noticeable, and makes it less enjoyable
so i was wondering if i could lock the framerate to something a little more pleasant than 25.. 25 is noticeably chopppy and if i remember correctly vice city locked at 30, which, when you're talking about such low framerates, is a big improvement
is there a file i can edit to make it lock to 30 or 35
Posted 10 June 2005 - 07:27 PM
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Posted 10 June 2005 - 07:41 PM
i want to INCREASE the limiter FROM 25fps
it limits to 25 fps and i want it to go higher because that's too noticeably low
Posted 10 June 2005 - 07:52 PM
|QUOTE (qda @ Jun 10 2005, 20:41)|
|i want to INCREASE the limiter FROM 25fps|
Then why did you call the topic 'Frame Limiter'?
Lowering the screen resolution and disabling / reducing some of the graphical elements (again, via the in-game menu) ought to help to increase the frame rate.
Posted 10 June 2005 - 08:03 PM Edited by qda, 10 June 2005 - 08:07 PM.
YES THATS RIGHT. i DO want to increase the LIMITER (as in frame limiter) from the default 25 to something a bit higher like 30 fps
i know that being a mod you have to read over the posts fast, but people will assume that my question has been answered because you have a 'MOD' under your name even though it hasn't..
so for anyone still reading:
GTA SAN ANDREAS frame limiter LOCKS the framerate at 25 frames per second
I want to change the limiter to lock it at something slightly HIGHER such as 30 or 35 frames per second, because i know my computer can handle that consistently.
Posted 10 June 2005 - 08:09 PM Edited by Mopy, 10 June 2005 - 08:12 PM.
Barguast - His FPS is high enough already, but the big jumps from 90 down to 50 are very noticable, hence using the frame limiter to make the play experience smoother, rather than increase the FPS. He wants to know how to lock the frame limiter to keep things stable at 30-35 fps instead of it's standard 25.
I don't have the game yet, but if there's no specific FPS options that come with the frame limiter in options, I'd suggest looking for the games main .cfg file and checking if there's anything in there other than FrameLimiter=ON
Sorry I can't help more. Ask again Monday
Posted 10 June 2005 - 08:09 PM
Posted 10 June 2005 - 08:12 PM Edited by qda, 10 June 2005 - 08:14 PM.
there is no way to select what framerate to lock it at, it just defaults to 25
unless i am missing something
that's why im asking if theres a way to change that, like some .ini or .cfg file...
Posted 10 June 2005 - 08:15 PM
Sorry without looking I can't be more specific, or even guarantee it's there, worth a shot though.
Take Care man, g'luck
Posted 10 June 2005 - 08:16 PM
Posted 10 June 2005 - 08:29 PM
Posted 10 June 2005 - 08:29 PM
Have you considered keeping the limiter off and turning down a few settings to get an even 70-90 fps? Setting Visual FX Quality to low or medium can give you a big fps boost with not much difference in quality.
Posted 10 June 2005 - 08:51 PM
besides, the game has trouble going above 40 at some points even on really good systems, so that wouldnt work as well as theoretically
i just wonder if 25 fps that the frame limiter is set to is at 25 for a SPECIFIC reason (ie, being a port from a slower system, the game engine works ideally at 25fps exactly) or if its some approximation, because if its not exact, i dont see why there wouldnt be SOME sort of relatively easy way to cap it a bit higher
Posted 10 June 2005 - 08:55 PM
Posted 10 June 2005 - 08:57 PM
|QUOTE (QJimbo @ Jun 10 2005, 20:55)|
|In the exe one of the values that equal "25" has to be the frame limiter, the hard part is finding which one it is.|
anyone care to experiment? i have no idea how, but i would
Posted 10 June 2005 - 09:02 PM
Posted 10 June 2005 - 09:04 PM
Here's another suggestion for ya. ctrl+f for 30 or =30 in those config files instead. I've been reading that the default may actually be 30 instead of 25. Kinda hard, because there's not much about on the PC version yet.
Also dying to get my hands on it, wanna look for myself more than play the game now
Can anyone even tell us what the cfg files are called in the SA root or data folder or even give us the contents so we can look through it and see if there's anything in there to spot?
Posted 10 June 2005 - 09:09 PM
i already did a search thru the files for 25 but didnt find anything
Posted 10 June 2005 - 09:10 PM
I doubt it'd be in a config file, frame limiter is probably hardcoded since the only config files are to do with the game rather than enginey stuff, besides stream.ini. Remember we had to resort to the VC limit adjuster for changing some stuff? Actually I wonder if we could get the guy who programmed that to help. Not that I'm peticularly fussed I'm quite happy with the frame limiter off seeing as textures work fine now.
Posted 10 June 2005 - 09:13 PM
|QUOTE (Mopy @ Jun 10 2005, 21:04)|
|Can anyone even tell us what the cfg files are called in the SA root or data folder or even give us the contents so we can look through it and see if there's anything in there to spot?|
the root folder only contains dll and exe files except for one .ini file which has this in it:
the \data\ folder has lots of .dat files, some .ide, one .cfg .zon and .sc and .txt files, but none seem to have anything to do with frame limiter
Posted 10 June 2005 - 09:14 PM
Colour Depth=32 Bit
That kinda thing. (Above is an example by the way although resolution is generally at the start in most cases)
Posted 10 June 2005 - 09:16 PM Edited by Mopy, 10 June 2005 - 09:19 PM.
edit:: qda sorry
Posted 10 June 2005 - 09:30 PM
Posted 10 June 2005 - 09:49 PM
|QUOTE (Otter @ Jun 10 2005, 21:30)|
|I'm at work, so I can't get to my copyof the game, but has anyone tried editing the setting file saved in the My Documents > GTA users files/ yet?|
very good suggestion, but asides from the savegames, there only a file called gta_sa.set and nothing useful inside it
here's a sample:
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Posted 10 June 2005 - 11:02 PM
Anyone try crackin' it open with a hexeditor?
Posted 10 June 2005 - 11:19 PM
if youre still at work i can uplaod you the file and you can have a crack at it
Posted 10 June 2005 - 11:36 PM
Posted 10 June 2005 - 11:44 PM Edited by qda, 10 June 2005 - 11:54 PM.
|QUOTE (mystra007 @ Jun 10 2005, 23:36)|
|Actually I looked in gta_sa.set. It's in the same folder then your save files. And I had 4 matchs for "25" so you might want to check that file out and edit the values.|
what did you use to 'look' at it?
i dont know what im doing with a hex editor
EDIT: i opened it in a hex editor and i did a 'replace' to replace all 5 occurances of '25' with '35' and nothing... the game still ran at 25fps with the limiter on, and my controls were f*cked up etc..
Posted 11 June 2005 - 12:36 AM
lets see if the gtavc problem is fixed
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