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tips/tricks to increase FPS and improve visibility.

Post  paper on Wed Mar 20, 2013 12:48 am

If you want to tweak some graphics to increase your FPS in the game and give it a more smooth and simple look, use the console by pressing "~" button then type these commands. MY FAVORITES ARE HIGHLIGHTED IN CYAN Smile

/cg_drawfps 1
diplays fps in top right corner

/com_maxfps 125
(One of the most important commands in cod4 is the FPS command, and Ill tell you why. You probably already know that more fps makes the game feel much smoother. What you might not know is that COD4 is based on the q3 engine and is designed to work at 125 FPS.What this means for you is that your going to have problems interacting with the game under 125 FPS. This can mean any thing from not being able to climb objects, or even bad hit detection during fire fights. The problem is your fps is set to 85 by default, lets fix it. Bring down you console and type com_maxfps 125. If you want to remove the limit, type com_maxfps 0.

/cg_fov 80
Next up is the field of view command. FOV(field of view) is basically how much you can see on your monitor at one time. The higher the number the more you can see, which will give you a huge advantage over those who don't use this command. Default is 65 max is 80, to change it bring down your console and type "/cg_fov 80".

/r_drawdecals 0
Another VERY VERY HELPFUL command and one of my favorites is "r_drawdecals", set it to 1 for on and 0 for off. Its off by default, It basically cleans up a ton of the random paper, trash, dirt, marks and things on the walls, and gives you an fps boost as well as increasing visibility of other players. it makes the map look very smooth all those little things are just eye candy and are not needed.

/maxpackets 100
Maxpackets next, this command command usually helps people who have good fps but bad hit registration. Default is 30 if your fps is set to 125 you should set maxpackets to this "/maxpackets 100".

/snaps 30
This command is another one of my FAVORITES it tells your cod4 server how many times to update positions of players, bullets ect per second so if its set to a higher number it will refresh at a quicker rate. Default its 20 setting it to "/snaps 30" should make movement look smother and hits register better.

/r_drawsun 0
Disables the sun and a bunch of effects that it causes, saving you a few fps.

/cg_brass 0
Turns off shell ejection. in my opinion shell ejection is unneeded and a bit of a distraction to me but anyways, not having to render them should send a few more fps your way, a good addition to your CoD4 config.

/r_zfeather 0
softens smoke edges and basically gives you more FPS when shooting into smoke or while in smoke.

/sm_enable 0
Turns off unique Shadows ingame, it boosts FPS more than most commands.

/r_multigpu 1
can add more FPS

/r_cachemodellighting 1
can add more FPS

/r_cacheSmodellighting 1
can add more FPS

/r_aaAlpha 0
remove the anti-aliasing / smudge effects, this can free up more FPS also

/r_texfiltermipmode 2
Turns it to bilinear filtering, which should give you the best fps

/r_rendererPreference 0
to use Shader Model 2.0 instead of 3.0 which will increase fps for those people using old videocards

Now Type...
/vid_restart Shocked

You're done.. (:

thought i would share these that i've found with you guys. hope they help in some way!

oh and one more thing i have no idea why treyarch added so much fog to their maps but I've also found a way to completely remove the fog from all of the maps which REALLY REALLY enhances your visibility when looking across map at an enemy and i'd be glad to share that if you guys are interested! Very Happy

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Post  D!RTY on Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:09 am

Awesome writeup dude! Very helpful and informative. I've got to try some of these, tho I'm not gonna lie, i Do like the eyecandy Razz

Please do share this smog removal thingamajigger! I hate the fog!

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Post  SkillScoped on Wed Mar 20, 2013 4:21 pm

Thanks a lot!
I didn't know a lot of these things, thanks!
I've added a few of these things into my config, really helpful.


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Post  VeGAS on Tue Apr 09, 2013 7:11 pm

I saw your post Paper and I wasnt done mine lol if you would like to see it heres a link


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