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kris

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Will having to many addons slown down fps?
« on: 11 Dec 2002, 08:45:03 »
will all this addons in my folder slow my fps down any? like my games moves slower every day :/

Anmac

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Re:Will having to many addons slown down fps?
« Reply #1 on: 11 Dec 2002, 10:26:18 »

This isn't the right forums for your question, but I'm not sure where to move it.  :-\

I do know that the more free memory and free hard drive space (for virtual memory) the better your game will run.

However, I haven't found addon numbers to slow the game down on my own machine.  FPS is more effected by the number of objects on the screen at one time.
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kris

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Re:Will having to many addons slown down fps?
« Reply #2 on: 11 Dec 2002, 19:38:21 »
rgr that, i realy dident know where to post it either...lol

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Re:Will having to many addons slown down fps?
« Reply #3 on: 18 Dec 2002, 15:54:52 »
Actually, you can have problems if you have too many addons.

I remember when I reached around 3/4 of a gigabyte of addons, I'd get lots of "memory map" read errors.

I had to separate my addons into two folders - one within the OFP folder for essential addons, and another outside of the OFP folder for more superfluous addons.

OFP ran alright again after that.


Anmac

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Re:Will having to many addons slown down fps?
« Reply #4 on: 19 Dec 2002, 06:04:23 »

Yes, that problem will stop you playing altogether (until you move some addons) rather than slow you down.

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Re:Will having to many addons slown down fps?
« Reply #5 on: 19 Dec 2002, 21:42:23 »
To me, the overall answer is no.

Why?
When started up, OFP checks and loads up every addon in your Addon folder.

So every addon is adding to the memory usage, and allowing less memory to be used when the engine start its rendering work.

So yes it will affect framerates, but to be honest, in my experience the difference in framerates between having a full addon folder and a clean one (OFP install only) is so negligible as to be unnoticable.
So the overall answer comes out as no. :)

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