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My Q2 is sluggish (Quad/dual cores)
« on: October 30, 2007, 10:27:17 AM »
Wonderfull fix  (I guess,  just one processor for me)

http://tastyspleen.net/quake/forums/index.php?topic=7482.0
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Re: My Q2 is sluggish (Quad/dual cores)
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2007, 11:20:55 AM »
It works!

I built a nice new Quad Core system.

Installed Q2 and all it's goodies.

I try to play and something seems wrong. Everything is kind of skippy... slow... everything is just... off. The game is running horrible.

So I troubleshoot my initial thoughts... config(fps settings, r1q2 settings), monitor refresh rate, some graphic card settings. Nothing worked.

I was about to give up and just deal with it. Then finally, somebody who was experiencing a very similar problem comes up with a solution.

I've heard that people can get shitty FPS and odd sluggish effects like these from running q2 on a dual core system, but I don't know what causes it..

This happened to me.  After my mobo fried I upgraded to a quad-core CPU, but kept the same video card as before (geforce 7800).

Q2 ran horribly, sometimes it was smooth for a bit, but inexplicably it would bog down with lag.  (Even playing on localhost, but it was worse connected to a remote server.)

I found a setting in the nvidia control panel that fixed it.  It was the "Threaded optimization" setting, which it describes as:

"Allows applications to take advantage of multiple CPUs. Most newer applications should benefit from the Auto-select or On settings. This setting should be turned off for most older applications."

I turned it Off and Q2 runs fine now.  (One nice thing is their control panel lets you override settings for particular program .exe files.  So I just turned it off for r1q2.exe and quake2.exe, and left it "Auto" for the rest of the system.)


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quadz

Totally fixed the problem I was experiencing. After hours of frustration and chugged beers all I had to do was flip one lousy setting.

Thanks Quadz!  :beer:
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Re: My Q2 is sluggish (Quad/dual cores)
« Reply #2 on: October 31, 2007, 11:40:50 AM »
Yay!   :smiley_aauo:
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Re: My Q2 is sluggish (Quad/dual cores)
« Reply #3 on: November 01, 2007, 12:25:19 PM »
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Re: My Q2 is sluggish (Quad/dual cores)
« Reply #4 on: November 09, 2007, 07:07:53 PM »
:)


of course this only happens with nvidia... their new slogan: what f&cks up because of nvidia stays with nvidia...
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Re: My Q2 is sluggish (Quad/dual cores)
« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2007, 03:15:46 AM »
ahh wish i woulda found this thread earlier.. figures after i fix the problem :)
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Re: My Q2 is sluggish (Quad/dual cores)
« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2007, 05:09:42 AM »
ahh wish i woulda found this thread earlier.. figures after i fix the problem :)

goodwill is handing out dual core computers?  :nana:
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Re: My Q2 is sluggish (Quad/dual cores)
« Reply #7 on: December 11, 2007, 06:06:16 AM »
maybe
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Re: My Q2 is sluggish (Quad/dual cores)
« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2008, 07:33:05 AM »
wow, now i know why i havent been playing q2 all year.  the choppiness on and off was a dead giveaway.  i can't find the thread optimization setting as of now, but no biggie, because i plan on getting a graphics card sometime in the near future, i'll deal with it then
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Re: My Q2 is sluggish (Quad/dual cores)
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2008, 11:06:05 AM »
I had this problem as well and made a thread about my q2 suddenly being choppy and jolty. I got a new card, the 8600
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Re: My Q2 is sluggish (Quad/dual cores)
« Reply #10 on: October 30, 2008, 06:32:49 AM »
my q2 is still like this  :frustration:  I doubt that my shitty onboard vid even has a setting like that  (VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP)
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Re: My Q2 is sluggish (Quad/dual cores)
« Reply #11 on: December 23, 2008, 02:06:31 AM »
my q2 is still like this  :frustration:  I doubt that my shitty onboard vid even has a setting like that  (VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP)

lol ... I upgraded my CPU/MOBO last week but the PCI-e video card that came with it was dead so I used the onboard VGA card which is a 'VIA/S3G UniChrome Pro IGP' Hahaha, what a piece of shit this is :)

I also have a dual core CPU now and Q2 is unplayable, usually crashes the machine!  I can confirm there is no such setting for this deeply crappy onboard video card (which also steals some of my RAM).  Only solution I can see is to upgrade video card.

Strangely though it plays Age of Mythology on top GFX settings smooth as you like.
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Re: My Q2 is sluggish (Quad/dual cores)
« Reply #12 on: October 29, 2009, 09:36:39 AM »
I just got a dual core/on board vid combo myself.  Steals ram as well...

Gets real jerky when firing rox, blaster, rail, hyper,..  well, firing anything.
Thought it was particles causing the drag,  but turning them off did nothing.
 
Only setting it had that was any help was "driver memory footprint"
normal and high sucked,  but switching this to low made it alot better, playable but not prfect.

Still working with getting things set up to play right. 
Think we'll be looking for another desk and another flatscreen and just set my old pc back up for q2.

But till then I'm stuck on this one.  :D


I don't even have a way to turn v-sync on or off  :!:

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Re: My Q2 is sluggish (Quad/dual cores)
« Reply #13 on: October 29, 2009, 09:33:12 PM »
gl_dynamic 0 helps a lot on integrated cards since they don't have dedicated video memory, the dynamic lights are usually streamed to GPU memory which is way faster than RAM.
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Re: My Q2 is sluggish (Quad/dual cores)
« Reply #14 on: October 30, 2009, 09:04:36 AM »
Ooooh,   Will have to try that.  Game is bright enough that I dont even notice the lights from weaps.

Good call r1ch.   I'll post back results.
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