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ArmA2 FPS analyser - benchmarking tool

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What is it ?

ArmaFPSAnalyser is a tool that can show you the performance of your game based on some specially-instrumented mission files. In addition, the scripts are available to allow you to create your own benchmark missions. The screenshot below gives you an idea of the kind of information the tool provides - in this example performance across three different kinds of location (city, coast and forest) is being compared. (In this case you can see quite clearly that performance of the 1.05 patch is poorer in city locations than elsewhere.)

analyser.jpg

How is this different to FRAPS or ArmaMark?

Most benchmarks show you an average fps (frames per second) reading and, if you are lucky, a minimum fps reading. The problem with these is that even the minimum fps number is an average across several frames. This is not a good approach for ArmA where the main issues seem to be around 'stutter'; ie, individual frames that take considerably longer than the ones before and after them. FPSAnalyser records the time taken for _every_ frame, as reported by the game and shows you the information in several different ways. It also uses a script-based approach to ensure that benchmarks are as repeatable as possible so you can truly isolate the factors that are affecting performance. Finally, the analyser allows you to plot multiple runs so you can directly compare benchmarks as you change settings.

How does it work ?

The scripts create a camera which flies between a set of markers. As this is happening, a loop within the scripts records the timestamp of each individual frame. After the run is completed, the result are written to your arma2.rpt file. The analyser is then reads out the results and plots them.

What does it all mean ?

Although the plots all show 'fps' it's important to realise that what is being plotted is actually 1/frame-duration for each and every frame. I've chosen to use this presentation rather than frame-duration because most people are a lot more comfortable with fps and have an inherent feeling for what is 'good'.

The simplest plot to understand is "FPS over time". This just shows the instantaneous fps for each frame during the course of the benchmark. You can see in this example plot that although most frames are at >20fps, there are some dips down to around 10 which will be perceived as stuttering.

FPSovertime.jpg

The '% time spent below framerate' plot shows the information in a slightly different way. Rather than plotting the frames in the order they occurred, it looks at the distribution of fps. The stuttering can be seen here as the circled 'tail' of low-fps frames.

fpscumulative.jpg

The auto-correlation plot shows the same information in yet another way - it shows the relationship of each frame to the frame immediately before it. A game that is running rock-solid at 60fps would show a very dense blob at the the top right this graph. A game where the frame-rate was varying smoothly will tend to cluster around a diagonal-line (shown in red in the example). If the framerate is varying wildly (ie stuttering) you will see 'outliers' such as those circled in orange. These are frames which have taken much longer to render than the frame immediately before them.

fpsauto.jpg

Installation

To install, download the archive from here.

Run the setup utitility to install the analyser. Copy the benchmarks in the missions folder to your own ArmA2 missions directory.

How to use the tool – getting started

Run one of example benchmarks in ArmA2. After the camera has stopped moving you will see a report “LOG WRITTENâ€. If you want to you can re-run the benchmark with different settings (eg, try changing the view distance or texture details).

Tab out of ArmA2 and start up the analyzer tool. By default it will display plots for the last benchmark you ran. You can compare several benchmarks together by using the Benchmarks->Add/Remove option.

You can give benchmarks useful labels using the Benchmarks->Details menu option. You will also see information here such as the aram2.exe build that was used and the startup parameters (very useful for comparing betas!)

IMPORTANT The analyser expects to see some header information written by ArmA (build id, startup parameters, resolution etc) so if you edit the rpt file by hand you can confuse it. If you want to start with a 'clean' rpt file, the best approach is just to delete it before starting ArmA.

Creating your own benchmarks.

The scripts (in the 'scripts' folder) make it very easy to create your own benchmarks. Just create a new mission in the editor and copy the init.sqf file and ctf folder into the mission folder. In the editor you will need to add some markers to tell the camera what route to follow. The markers need to be name fps_0,fps_1,fps_2 etc, as many as you want. You can control the way the camera behaves at each point by adding keywords to the marker text.

speed=N will change the speed of the camera when it hits this marker.

height=N will ensure the camera is at this height when it reaches the marker

target=x changes the direction the camera faces.

Target=next means that the camera will always face the next marker, ie it will look straight ahead

Target=player means that the camera will face the player

Any other value, eg target=zzz will cause the camera to face a marker of that name.

When developing new benchmarks you can temporarily disable logging using the nolog keyword. You can change the 'name' of the benchmark (which will be shown in the analyser) by placing text before the keywords.

Here's an example from the BM_cityRun benchmark...

fpskeys.jpg

Disclaimer

FPS is only one aspect of the game experience- this tool can't measure other issues such as lod pop-up. The tool almost certainly contains bugs. If you find one or have the tool crash, please report it here and I will try to fix it.

Edited by sbsmac

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Going to try it right now, thanks mac!

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Here are some results I got from trying out 1.05 vs the latest beta (70313) with the various exThreads options. I was a bit surprised to find that 1.05 seems to have been the best performing...

fps_beta.jpg

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Awesome tool. Can I use this with other islands as well or is there any reason why that would not work ?

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It will work with any island - just create a mission using the editor, drop the scripts in, and create a few markers as waypoints for the camera. If you have a any problems, drop me a line here and I will do my best to help out :)

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It also relies on the accuracy of the underlying 'time' function from ArmA and it's unclear whether this is truly tied to the real-time-clock.

No, time is not tied to real-time clock. Sometimes it may differ significantly (an obvious example is time acceleration). To accommodate for benchmarking we have added following functions in ArmA 2:

diag_fps Returns average framerate over last 16 frames

diag_frameno Returns number of frame currently displayed

diag_fpsmin Returns minimal framerate. Calculated from the longest frame over last 16 frames

diag_tickTime Real time spent from the start of the game

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*Edit* changed text after researching time vs diag_tickTime a bit more

Thanks Suma. I'd originally switched from diag_tickTime because I noticed it seems to be limited to 6 signifcant digits. Ie, past 1000 seconds, you only get 2 decimal places, ie a resolution of 1/100th second. Unfortunately, having just tested it, I notice that 'time' has the same issue, it's just less noticable because diag_tickTime counts from the time the game is booted whereas 'time' is reset at the beginning of the mission. I understand the affect of 'acctime' of course, and also notice that if the game is actually halted (eg, if it is dragged whilst windowed) 'time' is halted. Other than that is it an inherently unreliable measure ?

I'm inclined to switch to diag_tickTime for the scripts but am a little concerned about the loss of precision past 1000 seconds and particularly past 10000.

Of course, what would be _really_ useful would be a scripting command that returned the system time/tick value so that the traces could be correlated with external events. It would also be very nice to be able to read the graphics settings from in-game as well but I know you guys are busy ... ;-)

---------- Post added at 09:17 PM ---------- Previous post was at 08:54 PM ----------

Ah - just worked out that the restriction on significant digits is in the format/printing so using diag_ticktime with a zero-ing offset seems to be the best way to go. Will update the scripts and benchmarks shortly...

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diag_tickTime Real time spent from the start of the game

As much as i´m against any sort of achievements and their plain stupid over-employment in console games and their ports to PC´s, it´d be quite fun to have the arma editor monitor your on times (actually working, not idling) and saving it to some kind of hall of fame (of geeks) :D

Sorry for OT.

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Thx very much for programming the Arma2FPS-Analyzer, the screenshots posted here look very good and sure give interesting feedback for all testers.

But I must be doing something wrong either in setup or in saving/getting back data / using the tool.

First of all this question: is it correct, that every time you want to use the tool you have to run setup.exe ? because I don't get info about any installation-path. so there isn't a resident .exe file except the setup.exe ?

my steps in detail:

-> I have copied the BM....pbo's in to Arma 2\missions\

-> I find these BM-missions in scenarios as expected and I can also run them

-> while running the BM-mission I have no other FPS-meter at OSD (I normally use FPS-meter of ATITrayTools)

-> the mission ends with the text '1-1-A 1 (langgis08) LOG SAVED'

-> I tab on desktop, let the tool's setup.exe (V2.0) run and ... I get a weird graph in "FPS over time": Y-Axis (fps) ranges from 0 to 80, x-Axis (time) ranges from 0 to 8889277 nearly totally blue as if all dots/pixels in the graph's area are set ... (?)

-> tried it with every BM-file, all the time same crazy results

here's the data logged in arma2.rpt (example):

=====================================================================

== C:\Program files\Bohemia Interactive\ArmA 2\beta\arma2.exe

== "C:\Program files\Bohemia Interactive\ArmA 2\beta\arma2.exe" -mod=beta -exThreads=3 -nosplash -world=empty

=====================================================================

Exe timestamp: 2010/05/11 19:05:37

Current time: 2010/05/16 11:27:03

Item str_disp_server_control listed twice

Exe version: 1.05.70313

["START FPS TRACE ",228.178,"city run"]

"LABEL city run"

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76.007

76.061

76.106

76.155

76.197

76.239

76.286

76.332

76.374

76.419

76.466

76.515

76.557

76.615

76.657

76.714

76.759

76.807

76.849

76.901

76.949

76.994

77.049

77.096

77.145

77.19

77.241

77.284

77.339

77.384

77.427

77.487

77.528

77.591

77.637

77.684

77.73

77.783

77.916

77.975

78.032

78.088

78.143

78.26

78.311

78.366

78.424

78.475

78.528

78.644

78.7

78.764

78.817

78.876

78.936

78.992

79.046

79.101

79.149

79.2

79.248

79.296

79.349

79.394

79.453

79.499

79.568

79.614

79.663

79.711

79.763

79.817

79.861

79.92

79.968

80.01

80.062

80.11

80.154

80.208

80.261

80.307

80.361

80.407

80.464

80.516

80.561

80.616

80.668

80.713

80.758

80.812

80.86

80.91

80.947

81.008

81.05

81.097

81.142

81.196

81.234

81.291

81.335

81.388

81.431

81.492

81.54

81.587

81.656

81.705

81.759

81.806

81.853

81.902

81.953

82.011

82.066

82.118

82.184

82.234

82.292

82.344

82.394

82.441

82.491

82.541

82.594

82.651

82.704

82.75

82.805

82.865

82.911

82.98

83.025

83.076

83.125

83.174

83.223

83.272

83.322

83.37

83.421

83.474

83.523

83.57

83.616

83.668

83.71

83.759

83.801

83.854

83.898

83.952

83.992

84.055

84.101

84.15

84.196

84.247

84.294

84.338

84.385

84.433

84.477

84.52

84.568

84.613

84.659

84.705

84.75

84.796

84.845

84.887

84.946

84.994

85.045

85.096

85.144

85.186

85.235

85.283

85.33

85.372

85.434

85.483

85.529

85.579

85.627

85.677

85.726

85.773

85.819

85.859

85.909

85.954

86.003

86.054

86.11

86.154

86.21

86.252

86.293

86.341

86.397

86.448

86.489

86.536

86.582

86.621

86.671

86.706

86.761

86.805

86.854

86.886

86.955

86.99

87.051

87.09

87.147

87.186

87.244

87.287

87.342

87.379

87.437

87.481

87.531

87.57

87.639

87.685

87.744

87.788

87.841

87.904

88.047

88.103

88.16

88.22

88.265

88.33

88.37

88.497

88.609

88.657

88.699

88.742

88.793

88.823

88.895

88.932

88.993

89.03

89.097

89.146

89.199

89.25

89.298

89.352

89.397

89.449

89.499

89.54

89.579

89.618

89.758

89.799

89.847

89.884

89.951

89.984

90.061

90.098

90.149

90.183

90.243

90.29

90.408

90.455

90.506

90.558

90.609

90.721

90.851

90.965

91.018

91.066

91.113

91.164

91.209

91.266

91.322

91.371

91.418

91.465

91.513

91.556

91.612

91.654

91.706

91.756

91.803

91.856

91.906

91.959

92.018

92.073

92.132

92.185

92.241

92.298

92.352

92.404

92.455

92.511

92.564

92.617

92.67

92.731

92.785

92.846

92.897

92.95

93.005

93.06

93.105

93.155

93.2

93.252

93.3

93.348

93.397

93.438

93.496

93.542

93.585

93.631

93.672

93.719

93.76

93.81

93.849

93.899

93.939

93.988

94.034

94.072

94.124

94.164

94.214

94.258

94.309

94.352

94.394

94.439

94.482

94.528

94.567

94.624

94.671

94.712

94.756

94.824

94.875

94.921

94.959

94.999

95.05

95.092

95.137

95.176

95.223

95.264

95.311

95.352

95.393

95.451

95.49

95.544

95.585

95.634

95.673

95.723

95.765

95.815

95.871

95.918

95.962

96.008

96.05

96.1

96.133

96.19

96.233

96.277

96.333

96.379

96.427

96.482

96.528

96.578

96.62

96.671

96.724

96.769

96.816

96.871

96.911

96.964

97.014

97.055

97.112

97.153

97.207

97.243

97.37

97.414

97.458

97.506

97.54

97.602

97.646

97.686

97.748

97.789

97.841

97.876

97.941

97.974

98.03

98.068

98.126

98.161

98.211

98.25

98.307

98.345

98.399

98.446

98.489

98.541

98.576

98.636

98.677

98.727

98.766

98.822

98.854

98.914

98.956

99

99.055

99.096

99.133

99.194

99.238

99.279

["END FPS TRACE"]

so what am doing wrong ?

OS: XP 32, SP3

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>First of all this question: is it correct, that every time you want to use the tool you have to run setup.exe ?

No - after you have run setup.exe once, you will find the analyser under start/all programs/armafpsanalyser :-) Apart from that, everything is fine (and you shouldn't be breaking anything by running setup twice - it's just unnecesary).

I just tried the example data you sent and got a sensible output. Can you do the following ?

1) rename your arma2.rpt to oldarma2.rpt

2) Run another benchmark.

3) Start the analyser

If you still get garbage output, could you send me the new arma2.rpt file by email or stick it on download site somewhere and I will take a look at what is going on. If the problem has magically fixed itself, could you send me the oldarma2.rpt file instead ? I suspect a parsing error - possibly due to stoppring a benchmakr during its output phase but only the complete file will tell.

Edited by sbsmac

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Seems to be a nice program, but I can't get it to work on my pc (Vista 64).

It fails with the following:

See the end of this message for details on invoking

just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box.

************** Exception Text **************

System.FormatException: Input string was not in a correct format.

at System.Number.StringToNumber(String str, NumberStyles options, NumberBuffer& number, NumberFormatInfo info, Boolean parseDecimal)

at System.Number.ParseSingle(String value, NumberStyles options, NumberFormatInfo numfmt)

at System.Single.Parse(String s, NumberStyles style, NumberFormatInfo info)

at WindowsFormsApplication1.Trace.readSubTrace(StreamReader sr)

at WindowsFormsApplication1.Trace.read(StreamReader sr, Session ses, Int32 n)

at WindowsFormsApplication1.Session.read(StreamReader sr)

at WindowsFormsApplication1.Rpt.read(StreamReader sr)

at WindowsFormsApplication1.Form1.Form1_Shown(Object sender, EventArgs e)

at System.Windows.Forms.Form.OnShown(EventArgs e)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.InvokeMarshaledCallbackHelper(Object obj)

at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.runTryCode(Object userData)

at System.Runtime.CompilerServices.RuntimeHelpers.ExecuteCodeWithGuaranteedCleanup(TryCode code, CleanupCode backoutCode, Object userData)

at System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.InvokeMarshaledCallback(ThreadMethodEntry tme)

at System.Windows.Forms.Control.InvokeMarshaledCallbacks()

************** Loaded Assemblies **************

mscorlib

Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0

Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4200 (NetFxQFE.050727-4200)

CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework64/v2.0.50727/mscorlib.dll

----------------------------------------

ArmA2FPSAnalyser

Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0

Win32 Version: 1.0.0.0

CodeBase: file:///C:/Users/Gamer/AppData/Local/Apps/2.0/OOC88DV6.TLV/62Y8E0EN.N0O/arma..tion_3f34483d80f35235_0001.0000_3410d77d693b9589/ArmA2FPSAnalyser.exe

----------------------------------------

System.Windows.Forms

Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0

Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4016 (NetFxQFE.050727-4000)

CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll

----------------------------------------

System

Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0

Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4016 (NetFxQFE.050727-4000)

CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll

----------------------------------------

System.Drawing

Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0

Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4016 (NetFxQFE.050727-4000)

CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll

----------------------------------------

System.Configuration

Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0

Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4016 (NetFxQFE.050727-4000)

CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Configuration.dll

----------------------------------------

System.Xml

Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0

Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4016 (NetFxQFE.050727-4000)

CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/2.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll

----------------------------------------

System.Windows.Forms.DataVisualization

Assembly Version: 3.5.0.0

Win32 Version: 3.5.30729.116

CodeBase: file:///C:/Users/Gamer/AppData/Local/Apps/2.0/OOC88DV6.TLV/62Y8E0EN.N0O/arma..tion_3f34483d80f35235_0001.0000_3410d77d693b9589/System.Windows.Forms.DataVisualization.DLL

----------------------------------------

Accessibility

Assembly Version: 2.0.0.0

Win32 Version: 2.0.50727.4016 (NetFxQFE.050727-4000)

CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/Accessibility/2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/Accessibility.dll

----------------------------------------

System.Core

Assembly Version: 3.5.0.0

Win32 Version: 3.5.30729.1 built by: SP

CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Core/3.5.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Core.dll

----------------------------------------

************** JIT Debugging **************

To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this

application or computer (machine.config) must have the

jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section.

The application must also be compiled with debugging

enabled.

For example:

<configuration>

<system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" />

</configuration>

When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception

will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer

rather than be handled by this dialog box.

Any idea on what could be causing it?

Thanks in advance, Anders

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It looks like it doesn't like the format of a floating point number in your rpt file - could you send me a copy ?

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Got some time to test this now, but i get the same problem as TheBarricade. When i try to start your app after running a bench an error notice come up with the exact same content as above. Initial run after install works ok.

Win7 64bit. Maybe a 64bit issue?

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Hmm - not sure but if you could send me your arma2.rpt file I will take a look. Probably something simple in the parsing.

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hi sbsmac,

just sent you 2 files via email: arma2.rpt and screenshot.jpg of analyser output

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Ok, I have fixed one problem - possibly the one affecting Alex and thebarricade. The issue occurs when you start ArmA then tab out and manually edit your rpt file. The problem is the analyser expects to see some information output by ArmA (build id, startup parameters, resolution etc) so if this is missing it can get confused.

I've added some code to display an error message if this condition is encountered. The app will automatically update next time you start it.

I'll also update the instructions on the front page.

Langgis - sorry I am still mystified by your problem since the rpt file loads fine here. I'll look at adding some debug later.

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I did not remove anything from the RPT the first time i tested it though. It was only in the test i sent to you (RPT). But ill test this one.

Thanks.

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great tool sbsmac... I just need a AI benchmark mission and that should cover most scenarios. Might give it a crack on my days off...

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Thansk ALex - there could be more than one issue here so if you still have problems send me the new rpt.

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-> I tab on desktop, let the tool's setup.exe (V2.0) run and ... I get a weird graph in "FPS over time": Y-Axis (fps) ranges from 0 to 80, x-Axis (time) ranges from 0 to 8889277 nearly totally blue as if all dots/pixels in the graph's area are set ... (?)

-> tried it with every BM-file, all the time same crazy results

For all that have the same problem: sbsmac found out that it's because of the different floating point standards "." (mostly US/UK) instead of "," (mostly German). That's why my data mentioned above went astronomical high and made the output worthless. sbsmac changed in the "german" .rpt the "x.y" into "x,y" and now I have sensible output in the analyzer.

Thx so far @sbsmac :)

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