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evox
03-18-09, 09:32 PM
Yes, at last!

Updates to Team Fortress 2 have been released. The updates will be applied automatically when your Steam client is restarted. The specific changes include:

Added Multicore Rendering

* This initial release is aimed at testing compatibility, so the option is OFF by default
* To turn it on, go to the Options->Video->Advanced dialog, and check the "Multicore Rendering" option


Other Changes

* Several performance improvements to decals and client bone/flex setup
* A variety of alt-tab and mode switch fixes
* Improvements to the way the engine initializes surround sound, fixing some specific hardware cases
* Fixed a crash on exit in Vista 64

Sazar
03-18-09, 11:04 PM
OH SNAP :eek:

/me goes to turn it on

Bigbuck
03-18-09, 11:08 PM
Don't have time to test it now, but they mentioned "a fix for crash under Vista 64". Did this finally fix the hl2.exe has stopped working message upon normally closing the game?

bob saget
03-18-09, 11:19 PM
Don't have time to test it now, but they mentioned "a fix for crash under Vista 64". Did this finally fix the hl2.exe has stopped working message upon normally closing the game?

i doubt it, but hoping doesn't hurt :)

bacon12
03-18-09, 11:34 PM
It didn't stop showing that error for me, but I am so happy they released this. Something we have been asking for many many months now. :)

bob saget
03-18-09, 11:38 PM
any large performance boost?
I know TF2 is not exactly crysis.....

bacon12
03-18-09, 11:47 PM
This is a short demo someone took and sent me of someone they thought was cheating. Its on pl_badwater, and there is medium action (7-10 players) on screen most of the time.

i7 920 stock~ 6gb DDR3 1600 ~GTX260 stock

All quality setttings maxed @ 1920x1200

No multi

1793 frames 25.501 seconds 70.31 fps (14.22 ms/f) 10.545 fps variability


With multi enabled.


1793 frames 20.767 seconds 86.34 fps (11.58 ms/f) 15.324 fps variability

So a 16FPS boost in this little time demo, but a higher fps variance. I will do some more testing later, and on my E8400/HD 4870 rig.

ChaoticNick
03-18-09, 11:53 PM
Don't have time to test it now, but they mentioned "a fix for crash under Vista 64". Did this finally fix the hl2.exe has stopped working message upon normally closing the game?

Fixed it for me :D

methimpikehoses
03-18-09, 11:56 PM
any large performance boost?
I know TF2 is not exactly crysis.....

INORITE?

This game already runs at a million FPS...

AngelGraves13
03-19-09, 12:34 AM
Fixed it for me :D

Fixed it for me too! Yes!

I have multicore enabled by the way.

mullet
03-19-09, 12:55 AM
Don't have time to test it now, but they mentioned "a fix for crash under Vista 64". Did this finally fix the hl2.exe has stopped working message upon normally closing the game?

Fixed mine, Finally.

arioch21
03-19-09, 12:59 AM
Don't have time to test it now, but they mentioned "a fix for crash under Vista 64". Did this finally fix the hl2.exe has stopped working message upon normally closing the game?

I never had this issue, but everything seems good still with patch.

mcbacker
03-19-09, 12:59 AM
Fixed mine, Finally.

:captnkill:

Mine too =]

bob saget
03-19-09, 04:21 AM
can you guys confirm if its only for TF2 or for like Episode 2 too?

Phyxion
03-19-09, 04:58 AM
Don't have time to test it now, but they mentioned "a fix for crash under Vista 64". Did this finally fix the hl2.exe has stopped working message upon normally closing the game?

Yes, this solves it :D

Phyxion
03-19-09, 05:00 AM
can you guys confirm if its only for TF2 or for like Episode 2 too?

TF2 only.

Bigbuck
03-19-09, 11:23 AM
Fixed it for me :D

Tested it just at the main screen by exiting the game and no crash error! (nana2)

bacon12
03-19-09, 11:33 AM
If you guys want I got a really good demo from someone on steam forums to do some benchmarks with.

Just unzip it and put it in your tf dir, then run the command "timedemo stresstest.dem" and post back the results with your hardware.

Download (http://www.filedropper.com/stresstest)

Misfire
03-19-09, 11:39 AM
I get stuttering and in general a lower fps using multicore rendering :(

Yaboze
03-19-09, 11:54 AM
It doesn't crash any more on exit, FINALLY.

I haven't played this in a while, the server browser is weird now.

ViN86
03-19-09, 12:14 PM
LOL just ran TF2 and it crashed with hl2.exe crash before the game even loaded.

EDIT: ok all good now, must have been a hiccup.

AdamK47
03-19-09, 01:24 PM
I'm already at 60 FPS with vsync on, but maybe the placebo effect of this will give me a smoother 60 FPS.

Roliath
03-19-09, 01:43 PM
gonna have to get this tonight

Sazar
04-13-09, 06:05 PM
Anyone playing TF2 tonight? :D

I'll be on the EGO payload servers :)

I'll probably be cranky, but I'll probably still launch you to kingdom come :afro:

mullet
04-14-09, 12:32 AM
Yeah and don't cuss.