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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 55
04-03-2010, 08:36 PM
Originally Posted by mavgeek View Post
Half Resolution - Now this, is a very very very good way to boost your FPS. Basically, everything but the in-game HUDs, get a massive lowering of quality. Poly count, texture detail, etc (from a visual perspective at least). It will make the game look bad, but a large performance increase.
Would be good if you add in your performance guide at this point the possibilities of the "renderscale" command.
"renderscale 0.5" is the slash command for gameworld-half-resolution and this command allows also other values than 0.5 which can be keybound for fast switching.
In most cases "renderscale 0.75" gives enough performance boost and looks not that ugly like 0.5
I recommend using three keybindings with 0.5, 0.75 and 1. For those who like it to have more nuances they could use six keybindings with values like 0.5, 0.6, 0.7, 0.8, 0.9, 1