View Full Version : ---FPS DROP DOWN---AND---HOW TO FIX IT---

06-16-2005, 03:35 AM
OK i was having a massive drop down in FPS + it wasnt stable any more

here is hte way to get back your FPS

STEP 1----go in conf.ini file and set the
it look like this is the reazon for
the massive drop off FPS

STEP 2----IF U WANT MORE -FPS- go to
conf.ini file and set
TypeClouds=0 (its located in -
hotkey game)and if u dont see it u
have to add it in

06-16-2005, 03:57 AM
Thank you, a useful post in a sea of trash. Many thanks.

06-16-2005, 04:01 AM
What does 'effects' do ?

06-16-2005, 04:02 AM

06-16-2005, 04:04 AM
effect is they way off visual effect off crash--blast from aaa or bombs and bullets look inside the game

anyone that have problem in 401 with fps dropdown its becose in his cinf,ini file efect is set like this Effects=1

set it in 0 (Effects=0) and take a ride to see if u got problem any more

ande for those that dont know th way to count -fps - in game u have to type ---->fps START SHOW--
in game chat line and it worl easyer if u are online create a game or join one to test it

06-16-2005, 04:54 AM
Setting "ForceShaders1x=1" in the conf has improved my fps considerably (9800 Pro) especially with the new clouds & mirros on.

06-16-2005, 07:32 AM
I have a 9800, what is the visual impact of setting the forceshaders line that way?


06-16-2005, 07:35 AM
Typeclouds is set server side now if it is TypeClouds=1 then you will get that no matter what.


06-16-2005, 07:47 AM
Originally posted by Tater-SW-:
I have a 9800, what is the visual impact of setting the forceshaders line that way?


None as far as I can see. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

06-16-2005, 08:47 AM
You want to be carful which cards you use the forceshaders on, my 9550 went to a wierd 1-3fps when I turned this on, even in other games, I had to restart the computer to turn it off.

06-16-2005, 08:48 AM
Monson74, what drivers are you running on your card? I took the new patch for a quick ride yesterday and the hit was pretty bad in a thunderstorm weather setting, but otherwise the drop was minimal.

06-16-2005, 09:36 AM
I'm running with the new 5.6 official. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-happy.gif

06-16-2005, 10:22 AM
Originally posted by RAF238thKnight:
Typeclouds is set server side now if it is TypeClouds=1 then you will get that no matter what.


Correct http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

06-16-2005, 11:05 AM
Yeah, I'm running the CAT 5.6 as well. I guess I just need to turn the new clouds off for my little old 9700 (non-pro)

06-16-2005, 01:26 PM
effects 0 removes shadows under flak bursts,explosions,etc same effects as 1 just no shadows

06-16-2005, 01:40 PM
Ah. It's interesting that I can see the shadows of smoek clouds from very far away, but not the smoke itself. Seems like it would make more sense if that was opposite.


06-17-2005, 11:43 AM
Turning the clouds off made a huge impact to performance for me. I'm back to my old (even higher) fps now. 80-100 offline, 60-80 online.

P4 2.6 @ 3.0X
512MB Dual Channel GEIL PC3200
ATI Radeon 9700 w/ CAT 5.6
120GB SATA game drive
Audigy 2 ZS
Other stuff...

06-17-2005, 02:46 PM
john_bilbrey, I have the same 9700 non-pro and am doing fine with the new clouds.

Have you tried the latency tool that you can get from 3dguru.com and the Java runtime 1.5.3 that you can get here:


These two really tuned up my rig.

There's also a utility program that was designed for the MS flight simulator that shuts down background stuff. I'll post the site when I get home. I'm supposed to be working right now.

06-17-2005, 07:20 PM
Here you go:


It seems to be based on the stuff on blackvipers site, and there are a few things that it says you can shut down that you are better off leaving alone.

But with my earlier suggestions and this one, my old dog of a P2.4 ATI 9700 non-pro with 1 gig of rdram is handling the new patch quite well. They have basically bought me 1-2 years before I'll have to upgrade in a big way.