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NOT much of Difference. Even DIGIT reccomends 1GB Virtual Memory. (read the "Fast Track Windows XP ")

My experience with 1GB Virtual Memory== i think GTA3 game thought, the Virtual Mem. was a real RAM & the game ran really choppy(this is when i had 256MB RAM), i changed it to 700MB & then it ran smoothly.

Other than this i haven't experienced any down side.

Currently i have 512 MB RAM & 1GB Virtual mem.
 

tarey_g

Hanging, since 2004..
abhi_10_20 said:
tarey_g said:
Fixing the max and min memory size is good , i always do that . Its recommended to have the virtual memory double the size of ur physical memory .

Why is it that it should always be double the physical memory?
What really happens behind, doing this?


I dont know the logic(never tried to find out :p) but too big swap file decreases the performance , i have noticed . I have 1 gb ram but i keep my virtual mem 1.5, gig ,the recommended double 2 gig virtual memory causes stuttering in games for example half life 2. Best thing is to test different values an settle on a better one.
 

Stalker

Padawan
Here some FEAR tweaks

1) goto the user directory,
usually C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\Monolith Productions\FEAR
open settings.cfg using notepad, set "BitDepth" from 32 to 16. save the file as read-only
2) goto the performance>graphics option............set the resolution to 640 x 480 and enable pixel doubling. now the game will be rendered at 320 x 240.........the textures look pathetic!!!........now set the FSAA to 2x or 4x and wallah, the textures are sharp and clear without any performance loss.

this enabled me to play fear on my 1.6 GHZ p4, 256 133Mhz SDRAM, a 128 mb FX5200 8x agp card (running in 4x mode.....i have a 4x AGP slot) very smoothly.......

hope this post was helpful to some........
 
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tarey_g

Hanging, since 2004..
Stalker said:
goto the performance>graphics option............set the resolution to 640 x 480 and enable pixel doubling. now the game will be rendered at 320 x 240.........the textures look pathetic!!!........now the game will be rendered at 320 x 240.........the textures look pathetic!!!........now set the FSAA to 2x or 4x and wallah, the textures are sharp and clear without any performance loss.

i bet textures can not look shap or clear at 320x240 having fsaa on , the textures will look blurred with no sharp edges on this resolution with fsaa .
 

Stalker

Padawan
tarey_g said:
i bet textures can not look shap or clear at 320x240 having fsaa on , the textures will look blurred with no sharp edges on this resolution with fsaa .

no dude, it appears as if i'm playing fear at 640 x 480 by doing the above tweak, and its a lot faster 2...
 

Stalker

Padawan
@tarey_g
check this screenshot...........the texture resolution is set to low,but the quality is same as in 640 x 480 & the game runs damn fast!! even faster at 16 bit!!
 
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icecool

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How the hell do i play penumbra provided by digit in Aug 2006 dvd
i got a P-4 3.00gigs 128mb onboard gfx 512 MB ram

The game just stops just as the story is completed
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got 1Gb virtual memory
 
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Stalker

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HOW TO ENABLE SHADER MODEL 3.0 IN NFS MW

guys, download 3danalyser, after installation select the game exe file, and select emulate pixel shader caps from the hardware Limits section. Save the batch file & run the game.

Doing this i was able to enable Shadow detail & rain effect is NFS: MW on my FX5200 (pixel shader 2.0). Trust me, the gfx looked the same when i had played the game on my friends 6200TC

Refer this thread to download 3danalyser, can also help in emulating HW T&L and running games on onboard gfx
http://www.thinkdigit.com/forum/showthread.php?t=35439

SPECIAL THANKS to tarey_g :)
 
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Rollercoaster

-The BlacKCoaT Operative-
guys any tweaks for dataone ping times?

my pings are so high(in the range of 300ms) that i am not able to play most games in multiplayer. i try playiing farcry but the lag so ho much that by the time i see a opponent he has already fragged me... :-(

Please tell me there are some tweaks....

my pings
www.yahoo.com............334ms
www.google.com............334ms
www.yahoo.co.in............93ms
www.google.co.in...........325ms
www.thinkdigit.com.........390ms

anything above 100ms is bad news for myltipayer fps.
 

tarey_g

Hanging, since 2004..
Bloody ping to my dataone server(59.95.160.1) is 86ms , this should be not more than 30ms.

i traced route to google.com and got this

Tracing route to www.l.google.com [66.102.7.99]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 88 ms 87 ms 86 ms 59.95.160.1
2 146 ms 147 ms 148 ms 218.248.249.101
3 149 ms 146 ms 148 ms 218.248.249.69
4 148 ms 148 ms 148 ms 218.248.249.53
5 148 ms 147 ms 147 ms 218.248.255.9
6 146 ms 148 ms 145 ms 218.248.255.10
7 404 ms 406 ms 404 ms 202.54.185.250
8 654 ms 648 ms 628 ms 59.163.16.146.static.vsnl.net.in [59.163.16.146]

9 * * * Request timed out.
10 420 ms 418 ms 419 ms 72.14.236.213
11 421 ms 420 ms 429 ms 216.239.46.14
12 442 ms 435 ms 431 ms 66.249.95.244
13 441 ms 444 ms 436 ms 216.239.46.44
14 428 ms 428 ms 434 ms 72.14.236.11
15 443 ms 433 ms 432 ms 72.14.233.129
16 437 ms 446 ms 431 ms 72.14.233.144
17 433 ms 435 ms 432 ms 216.239.49.54
18 430 ms 443 ms 430 ms 66.102.7.99


The first hop to my dataone server is freakin 86ms and 430ms to google .arrrrrgh .
 

Rollercoaster

-The BlacKCoaT Operative-
why the hell is it so? what are the dataone guys doing wrong?

They must have thougth this over while starting this service..
or may be it is our wretched telephone system Grrrrrrr....

I really hate it. i have broadband and i cant play multiplayer games...
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And we thought that india has gone broadband!!!
I think the 56dialups must be giving better ping times...
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Here is my trace to google.com

Tracing route to www.l.google.com [66.102.7.147]
over a maximum of 30 hops:

1 27 ms 27 ms 30 ms 59.94.128.1
2 76 ms 116 ms 76 ms 218.248.248.33
3 86 ms 71 ms 75 ms 218.248.248.38
4 79 ms 80 ms 81 ms 218.248.249.29
5 76 ms 76 ms 76 ms 218.248.255.1
6 80 ms 78 ms 78 ms 218.248.255.2
7 109 ms 105 ms 106 ms 125.16.156.25
8 107 ms 106 ms 108 ms 202.56.223.1
9 114 ms 108 ms 100 ms 59.145.11.69
10 347 ms 345 ms 345 ms 203.208.168.241
11 353 ms 361 ms 351 ms 203.208.149.25
12 315 ms 315 ms 325 ms 72.14.197.165
13 315 ms 323 ms 311 ms 209.85.130.6
14 319 ms 307 ms 311 ms 72.14.233.131
15 314 ms 308 ms 316 ms 72.14.233.144
16 315 ms 318 ms 311 ms 66.102.7.147
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I did a whois lookup on the addresses and you wont believe what i found..
The first 9 ip addresses belong to bsnl..
Packets keep bouncing around in the BSNL network till they reach Hop 10, 203.208.168.241 which is 'SingTel Internet Exchange' based in singapore.

Can anyone explaing why the packets are not sent to a internet exchange after maybe a couple of hops? are so many hops normal??

the samething happens from HOP 12 to 16, they all belong to Google Inc.

Can someone from someother country do a trace route and past it here
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same stuff happens with all the other websites... the first 9 hops are all BSNL
 
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shashank_digitreader

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i am new to registry, where should i type this,
Goto this key = "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\EA GAMES\Need for Speed Most Wanted",
 
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shashank_digitreader said:
i am new to registry, where should i type this,
Goto this key = "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\EA GAMES\Need for Speed Most Wanted",

Goto "Start->run-> type "regedit" without quotes.'
the REGISTRY EDITOR opes up.
in the registry editor click "Edit" & then "Find". Now paste/type the keyword.--> HKEY_LO..... & press "find next"

WARNING::: DO NOT DELETE or EDIT any OTHER KEY's in the REGISTRY. just follow the Instruction (of this thread) & you're system will be fine.
 
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shashank_digitreader

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how can i use these tweaks to age of empires 3 and max payne 2?
 
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Registry Tweaks- NFS Carbon

Goto this key = HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\EA GAMES\Need for Speed Carbon

To Speed Up the Game Loading
If you have set the Virtual Memory on your PC to more/equal to ~700MB (max & min should be set the same), then You can change the SwapSize to something like this--"4194304000" which equals to 500MB or "5033164800" (i recommend) which equals to 600MB.

This swap size is nothing but the space set on your HDD by the game to store some (frequently used) DATA.

To Speed Up Game
Change the Value for CahceSize from default to 3044530176 (which equals to 362.93MB). [try increasing this value if you have 1GB RAM

CacheSize deals with RAM usage.

You can also change the values of Road Reflection, ParticleSystem, OverBight from 0 to 1, That is to turn them ON. (it'll work better on PC's having 512MB+ RAM (less slow down during rain/smog) & decent gfx. card/onboard.

refer this pic

Special Thanks to @Tech_mastermind for providing this pic
victory.gif
:)

For NFS Most Wanted Registry Tweaks click here

calculation goes like this-> 1024x1024x8=8388608 (all bit & bytes stuff :D)
now the value in bytes for 500MB=> 500x8388608=4194304000
 
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