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Old 03-16-05, 03:47 PM   #25
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...shows that the guys have a lot of faith in the game itself.
Yeah... TM-Exchange site for the original TrackMania has over 18,000 tracks now

http://original.tm-exchange.com/main...on=tracksearch
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Old 03-16-05, 07:28 PM   #26
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I havent tried setting acceleration to software, but I fixed the problem by plugging in my PS2 keyboard BTW, the grapics on this game are incredible for the most part
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Old 03-16-05, 08:30 PM   #27
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BTW, the grapics on this game are incredible for the most part
Easy for you to say, Mr. I-have-a-SM3-card man

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Old 03-16-05, 08:39 PM   #28
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hehe well, it still runs extremely laggy when I turn motion blur on
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It's not running all that well for me in "PC 3.0" mode. The resolution option doesn't provide 1280x1024 so I'm running it at 1024x768. Even at that res, I'm in the mid-to-upper 20s at times. Looks really good but if I buy the game I'll probably end up having to use the "PC 2.0" mode for the framerates to be acceptable.
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It's not running all that well for me in "PC 3.0" mode. The resolution option doesn't provide 1280x1024 so I'm running it at 1024x768. Even at that res, I'm in the mid-to-upper 20s at times. Looks really good but if I buy the game I'll probably end up having to use the "PC 2.0" mode for the framerates to be acceptable.
Hmmm.. but those 'mid-high 20s' are the minimum frames per second right? That's quite odd... I'm running at 1280x960 and those are my minimums as well - I usually hover around 40 fps. I'm surprised though that you consider that kind of fps to be unacceptable. Meh, I guess, each to his/her own. One thing I wouldn't do with this game in PC3.0 mode is enable AA, as I imagine that really would reduce the frames per second to an unplayable level.
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Hmmm.. but those 'mid-high 20s' are the minimum frames per second right? That's quite odd... I'm running at 1280x960 and those are my minimums as well - I usually hover around 40 fps. I'm surprised though that you consider that kind of fps to be unacceptable. Meh, I guess, each to his/her own. One thing I wouldn't do with this game in PC3.0 mode is enable AA, as I imagine that really would reduce the frames per second to an unplayable level.
Yeah, I was using 4xAA/8xAF. Do you get an option for 1280x960 or 1280x1024 or higher? The highest it shows for me is a weird 1152x864 resolution.

Yeah, those were the mins that I saw and in a slower paced game like Splinter Cell Chaos Theory it is fine but in a fast paced game like this I'd prefer the mins to stay above 30. I went ahead and used fraps to benchmark the complete first track and below is what I got. The 2nd one is from the 2nd track up to the point where you go through the loop. I tried to complete the loop a couple of times but ended up in the water both times.

1024x768 4xAA/8xAF All options max except motion blur is off

Complete race
2005-03-17 05:12:34 - TmSunriseDemoMag
Frames: 2347 - Time: 70052ms - Avg: 33.504 - Min: 21 - Max: 62

Stopped at the loop since I ended up in the water at that point.
2005-03-17 05:14:16 - TmSunriseDemoMag
Frames: 2213 - Time: 74023ms - Avg: 29.896 - Min: 17 - Max: 71

Edit: For a comparison, here is what I get in "PC 2.0" mode.

1st track, complete race
2005-03-17 05:27:58 - TmSunriseDemoMag
Frames: 4505 - Time: 57996ms - Avg: 77.678 - Min: 53 - Max: 106

2nd track, just to the loop (didn't make it through the loop this time either).
2005-03-17 05:29:22 - TmSunriseDemoMag
Frames: 1772 - Time: 21497ms - Avg: 82.430 - Min: 61 - Max: 131


Makes me wonder if I have something set wrong when using the "PC 3.0" mode.

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Old 03-17-05, 05:49 AM   #32
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As an update, using it's recommended settings I never dropped below 30 in the PC 3.0 mode. It basically seemed to use high shadows instead of complex shadows, didn't check the complex water, changed AF to 16x and didn't force dynamic colors or motion blur.

I also finally completed the 2nd track.
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The resolution option doesn't provide 1280x1024 so I'm running it at 1024x768.
Have you tried this?

Launcher > Confgure > Set Display Ratio to "< 4:3"

With my comp, it shows 720x576 & 1280x1024.
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Ah, that was it. Thanks. I can now choose 1280x1024.
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Hmm, this is weird. I actually get better framerates at 1280x1024 and it was very playable this time.

1280x1024 4xAA/8xAF PC 3.0 mode (first track)
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Frames: 2657 - Time: 62003ms - Avg: 42.853 - Min: 27 - Max: 60
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Are you guys able to watch replays?
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