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#91 Posted at 2009-07-16 22:20        
     
How will this make the game go faster? It's still on the same hard drive taking up the same amount space.


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#92 Posted at 2009-07-16 22:23        
     
It won't.


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#93 Posted at 2009-07-16 22:27        
     
What's the point then?


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#94 Posted at 2009-07-16 22:52        
     
Dead3yez : Yes, if you don't want to make modfolders in the ArmA 2 directory, you can do that.

I already explained this. Running on different hard drives spreads the load of the hard disk usage, and in some cases expanding the data transfer rate. This does not work on all systems but it should work on the majority. if you read the first post about this it says If you have 2 hard drives and are not running raid under the title of Run on multiple hard drives. You asked, if it would be possible to use this on a single hard drive, the answer in general is no, I thought that much would be obvious. However, yes as I stated you could use a different directory for addons and files for ArmA 2 if you so desired - the point in this is simply for organisation purposes.

This also works if you have a USB flash drive.

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#95 Posted at 2009-07-16 23:21        
     
Dead3yez : [quote]Dead3yez :
Yes, if you don't want to make modfolders in the ArmA 2 directory, you can do that.

I already explained this. Running on different hard drives spreads the load of the hard disk usage, and in some cases expanding the data transfer rate. This does not work on all systems but it should work on the majority. if you read the first post about this it says If you have 2 hard drives and are not running raid under the title of Run on multiple hard drives. You asked, if it would be possible to use this on a single hard drive, the answer in general is no, I thought that much would be obvious. However, yes as I stated you could use a different directory for addons and files for ArmA 2 if you so desired - the point in this is simply for organisation purposes.

This also works if you have a USB flash drive.
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Ah Ok, I misread it thinking that you said, If you don't have raid and you don't have 2 hard drives.

Anyway, this guide is very useful, I just re-installed my OS and it works like a charm. If there was some way to give awards on this site, one will certainly go to you, good job! :thumb

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#96 Posted at 2009-07-20 23:14        
     
For XP users with 4GB RAM installed -and a willingness to gamble, disabling your paging file might gain some noticable improvement w/access times.
Control Panel>System Properties>>Advanced>Performance Options>>Advanced>Virtual Memory

Use with due caution as all systems vary, and be sure to create or have a restore point available just in case...for there are just as many out there who advise against this as swear by it.


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#97 Posted at 2009-08-10 16:52        
     
Hi All,

I'm no real expert on graphics but I've got quite some experience in improving FPS, graphics and pcs in general for several games now (FarCry 1 & 2, Call of Duty 2 & 4) and now I'm new to ARMA II.

I'm running a NV-110 gamer pc (quad core, 260GTX, 4Gb Ram DDR2, Vista 64). Haven't checked FPS (still learning all the controls :D ) but as soon as I take a look I'll post again.

For the time being, for ALL fps games a few tips maybe everyone already knows but very useful for those who don't:

1. Match Screen resolution with ingame resolution.
2. Depending on screen (TFT or CRT) try to achieve the highest Mhz value and if possible set the same in game.
3. Configure your graphic card to SINGLE SCREEN, and
4. The most important!!!
ALL recent ATI and NVIDIA graphic cards have a TRIPLE BUFFER option. This TRIPLE BUFFER is USUALLY (not to say ALWAYS) set as default to OFF/DISABLED/DEACTIVATED, etc. Enable this buffer and an increase in FPS will be WELLLLL noticed.

There are other settings to be taken in consideration but like I said I haven't gotten down to check ARMA II yet.

Follow the 4 basic steps I mentioned and enjoy!!!


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#98 Posted at 2009-08-10 18:59        
     
Triple buffering is only for OpenGL.


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#99 Posted at 2009-08-28 18:25        
     
NEED some help here

(safest method) I use.
-mod=F:\CA;@mod2;@mod3
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to work with some mods/addons, depending on which files you have moved.
-mod=@mod1;@mod2;F:\CA

i have the steam version but i need some help where to putt this inn -mod=C:\CA or -mod=@mod1;@mod2;F:\CA i have tested whith both.

i have tryed to putt it inn

1"E:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\Steam.exe" -applaunch 33910 !!!!here!!!! -world=empty -maxmem=2047 !!!here!!! -mod=@VopSound_2.1 -mod=@RH_Heli_sound_mod_1.01 -mod=@TRSM_Tracked_Vehicles !!!!!and here!!!!!

the files i have moved is the same ass yours and its inn C:\CA\addons i have tryed whith oute addons and whith so now i am oute of options

maybe i am a noob but i seriusly need help sorry fore bad eng..


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#100 Posted at 2009-09-05 12:51        
     
PROPER visuals, released to improve FPS

vegetation - low
vegetation - very low
buildings - low
buildings - very low


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#101 Posted at 2009-10-17 09:02        
     
This is my original post that was locked due to it being in the wrong place

So I've tried everything to get the fps to a playable limit.
I have also noticed that changing graphics settings does not change the fps.
This has drawn me to the conclusion that it's not strictly GPU related?
Is it purely down to HDD speed? as there is a lot of accessing of the HDD? This would also account for why performance is lower in Vista as opposed to XP, as Vista is notorious for crappy HDD performance.

My current system is:

Phenom II quad @ 3.5gig
Nvidia gts 250 SLI
4gb OCZ Reaper ram at 1066
Vista 32bit
24" dell monitor

I have the game installed on a seperate HDD all drives have been defragGed and vista is reporting that my HDD do not need defragging.

settings for in game graphics are "very high" and adjusting in game doesnt alter the fps much in any way except dropping down to "very low".
I know sli is working as I've used NHANCER'S graphic display.....so does anyone else have any ideas?
I'm ready to uninstall this game and wait untill people report better things! as I've spent more than enough time trying to get it to work properly!

I'm going to try the new vegetation and building patches and report back .....but should the community really be doing this much work on a game? Yeah it's a good game but unplayable for most? on my system to get a decent frame rate I have to drop everything to low details? but on the cut scenes on very high I get 40 to 50fps which then drops to 20fps once I start playing again....and it doesn't matter where I am in the game it's 20fps.
There's something wrong some where?


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#102 Posted at 2009-10-17 16:21        
     
Since you mention FPS, what FPS are you getting? If I adjust my graphics settings I do surely get a difference in FPS.

Did you try the latest WHQL drivers? Until like a week ago I used 182.50 with my 8800GTX as they were the best, however the current 191.07 (I believe its that one) really improved my whole gaming experience. I must say much more enjoyable.

As you are using SLI did you check the BI forums where there is a whole topic dedicated to SLI users.

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#103 Posted at 2009-10-17 16:51        
     
EskoJuhani : Triple buffering is only for OpenGL.

No it's not..... I think ati cards can force triple buffering and vsynch together in D3D...I don't know if the new Nvidia control panel does this but you can always download rivatuner and use the D3Doverider that is installed with it.


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#104 Posted at 2009-11-05 11:37        
     
Hi all I am new and this is my first post

This is what I have in my computer


Motherboard
Asus M2N68-LA (Narra3)

CPU Type
QuadCore AMD Phenom 9500, 2200 MHz (11 x 200)

Physical Memory
Kingston (2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)
Kingston (2 GB DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)
Qimonda 64T128020EU2.5B2 Size 1 GB
Qimonda 64T128020EU2.5B2 Size 1 GB

Video
ASUS EAH5770 Series

(C)
Hitachi HDP725050GLA (465 GB)

Optical Drive
HL-DT-ST BDDVDRW GGC-H20L SCSI CdRom Device

And it is laggy as hell for me, it should not lagg at all, I think with my computer

I have noticed that when I run Coop with a friend I can not turn off the terrain texture, but when I run the singel I can turn off the grass completely, so it disappears and and then I have not as much lag.

Sincerely hope someone can help me. I has tryd most things that are in the thread

Even change graphicscard in my computer, I first thought it was my old GeForce 8800GT "note GT not GTX" that did not cope with ArmaA 2.
but I have the same problem with my new ASUS EAH5770

I can run other new games att very high resolution without any problems.


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#105 Posted at 2009-11-06 11:16        
     
Could it be that it has something to do with that I run it on a copy off Windows 7 ulitemite


And as I said, it is in most part COOP and MP it lags, even before anyone has connected to the game when it is just me on the server.