Just because someone doesn't mention FPS drop, does not mean that they didn't experience it. Some of those guys may have to deal with low FPS in all missions and just get use to it.
I think its guesswork to say more people who like a mission comment
We comment whether we like it or not. That's not the case here though. We see potential in this project and then see it stripped away at the end. Something that can be easily adjusted (granted you'll have to sacrifice eye candy) is still plaguing the mission.
Please don't think we are trying to force your hand here. If it is completable, we will review it but problem areas will be reflected in the overall scoring.
Iv'e had plenty more people moaning when something has not worked in past missions
I would hope you think better of us than moaning. We don't get paid for this and we are expending our own time to help find the weak areas of your project, areas that we feel are easily fixable without effecting the structure of your mission (eye candy).
Well, in an ideal world... there is no intention to increase FPS
I'll give you that pal, but the fact remains, yours plays nicely through the majority of the mission and then decreases tremendously around Chernogorsk. How can you ignore that?
but as I said earlier after deleating vitually all units outside of the city and reducing the size of groups in the city I have not seen any great improvement
Thanks for the efforts. Those combined with 1.07 may help but in the end, I feel you will still be overloading the processor with too many objects inside the city.
as for objects, as they are static how do they influence FPS?
I'm no professional modeler but I presume this...Every object has various detail models which must be loaded at certain distances along with their textures. Every time the player moves, rotates or zooms, the processor must load the specific model and texture of every model in view. When you combine that with user and BIS scripts that are running, it takes its toll. Suggestion, try removing the ships that have nothing to do with the overall mission.
Just keep in mind, we're not trying to hold your mission back at all because quite frankly we don't care either way. We are here to help you improve your mission and if you're not willing to, then we can't make you. But we will not review anything that contains bugs and errors.
Oh and BTW, my specs are...
i7 920 intel quad core 2.6ghz
3gb of memory
ATI Radeon HD4880