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msalama
05-12-2007, 02:21 AM
S! all.

I upgraded my DirectX to the latest version (10/04/2007) and experienced a clear increase in framerates AND a significant reduction in lockups and freezes too! The BlackDeath track gives me an average of 50 FPS w/ no freezes to mention of now http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif I'm using a POS PIV 2.4GHz / Radeon 9250 / 1GB of RAM setup here, so it's not exactly the bleeding edge we're talking about here...

YMMV of course, but helped me.

stathem
05-12-2007, 02:23 AM
Do you have instructions/link on how to do that please?

9800TX here.

msalama
05-12-2007, 02:24 AM
here (http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=2da43d38-db71-4c1b-bc6a-9b6652cd92a3&DisplayLang=en)

stathem
05-12-2007, 02:41 AM
Thanks!

tigertalon
05-12-2007, 05:01 AM
Hey msalama, thank you for that! Another old 9250 here...

Hoatee
05-12-2007, 05:16 AM
Awww,

And I just had my 9200SE (128MB) card taken out. I'm curious what effect the update would have had on it.

BrewsterPilot
05-12-2007, 10:01 AM
D'ya use OpenGL or DirectX in game?

msalama
05-12-2007, 11:29 AM
I'm using OpenGL as recommended...

DooDaH2007
05-12-2007, 11:49 AM
didn't think updating directx would increase framerate in OpenGL...

Though, come to think of it, sound is still directx, and often the cause for stutters...
Will try as well...

msalama
05-12-2007, 12:55 PM
didn't think updating directx would increase framerate in OpenGL...

Not necessarily directly, and the pure framerate increase wasn't _that_ great, but the stutters and freezes lessened a lot nevertheless. But yeah, as you yourself said the gain probably comes from the other subsystems managed by it, and it may also be that some higher level I/O operations (or something - just rambling here) benefit from the upgrade. But I'm just guessing, that's all...

Something good did happen at any rate, that I'm sure of. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

ddpairborne59
05-12-2007, 12:58 PM
Thanks for the info will give it a try.

amilaninia
05-12-2007, 01:43 PM
Thanks for sharing http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/10.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif