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Posts posted by dnk

  1. @LP

    Just reporting what's been said on the forums a good bit before. People have tested with RAM disks and SSDs. Never heard of them offering real performance gains until now.

    Then I see in another thread that you, LP, have an odd rig and serious, unusual performance issues. Might be that whatever's causing those is causing the SSD to have an unusual effect.

    Perhaps "0" is a bit strong, but 5% would seem high for FPS. The game loads in models and textures when they're available, and nothing until then (or lower-res cached ones). HDD speed correlates with pop-in delay. I'm sure there are a few odd instances when the engine gets held up on the HDD when there's a sudden big new scene to render (those 500ms lag spikes, perhaps), but that's a very small %age of gameplay. But, hey, it's helped you so good for you then. Hope the rest of your issues get fixed. Might want to try going solo with the GPU for a change to see if that helps.


    One of the big issues is the lack of 64-bit support. Other than that, the game seems to use RAM fine. What specifically should it be doing better, or why isn't it doing it right?

  2. Wonder who some people are...

    Might want to consider being a bit more clear in your OPs/comments if you don't want everything to get sidetracked and your views to be misinterpreted. Took you what, 23 posts to correct everyone? You wonder why a bunch of people "trolled" you when it seemed to everyone you were making a really odious point about sniping at 2km...

  3. LP:




    terrible performance


    This pattern keeps repeating throughout the forums. It was as if exotic hardware setups don't get along well with the engine...

    20FPS isn't acceptable, but 35-45 is usually (in just about any game). If I'm playing a fast gamemode like KOTH, I might want 45-60, but I can settle on the lower end. This is true for every game I play: anything over 50FPS is excess, anything under 30 is painful, and somewhere around 45 is "good".

    Doesn't take much brainwashing by BI when most video game players have been having "29.95FPS" shoved down their throats for decades by the consoles...


    I should not be playing with 25 fps with an i3770K at 4,5 ghz, and TWO gtx 680's .

    Oh, and a samsung SSD

    1. An SSD will have 0 impact on FPS.

    2. Another SLI rig... hmmm...

    3. When and how are you playing at 25 FPS? SP or MP? With what settings? How many AI? What mission?

    Unless you have an actual example of something in Arma that runs better on, say, a 2.4Ghz CPU compared to a 4.8Ghz because BIS designed it that way? But you don't.
    I do not really understand your response.

  5. As douchy as maturin may be being, I love this exchange:

    M: if you configure the game properly, you don't have these issues with the AI

    DW: I'm talking about an unmodified game

    M: it's not a mod.

    DW: bigot.

    Forum doesn't have smileys for my feelings on that one.

  6. 2 questions, one of which is scripting related:

    - Is there a way to create a texture that has a negative effect on a specific object's rendering when rendered in front of it? Currently, you can have a texture rendered in front of another object and it just renders over it (eg on-screen markers) and the rest of the screen. I want to reverse the effect and only on one specific object. Is this doable?

    - Is there a way to check the height of the terrain offset (for "grass" concealment at a distance) at a given location?

    If these two things are possible, the "grass rendering" ticket can be modded fairly easily.

  7. Well, you could make "weapon/body inertia" an option (currently it's always off). You could make ballistics an option (currently always on). You could make penetration an option (ditto last). You could make grenade throwing method an option (instant or realistic/slow). Weapon sway can be a slider (full=realistic, to off=none). Health level can be a slider (like 5x to 1x, include option for impairment for certain wounds).

    I would love that. I've said this many times on many forums, options are the way to please everyone. The fans can have their cake and eat it too. It also saves people from having to mod things or deal with addons or just not get what they want at all.

  8. [ninja'd] They also might not think 40 is good (I've had arguments over that before here). The high-end crowd typically thinks 60 is a bit weak... 120FPS , which is the ultimate goal, almost certainly isn't achievable by the engine since I'm not sure there's a CPU around that could do it. ~5GHz Haswell might get there, just.

    I can get CPU-bound quick even with an age-old GTS250 and an i5 3350P (far better relative to the GPU).

  9. More exotic SLI high-end rigs having issues... hmmm...

    PS the game struggles with latency and bandwidth issues. Having 2 titans doesn't net you much when their cores are waiting on all the data to be loaded and processed by the CPU and RAM. The CPU is mostly limited by one main thread on one core also.

    What counts as "acceptable FPS"?