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I already have all my settings at the lowest, or almost lowest.

I make the game run faster? I already have all my settings at the lowest, or almost lowest. I think there are some scripts or somethings, but I don't know if they work, or how to work them. Just a note, I only lag a bit on small games and maps like 12 ppl on 2fort, but big games and maps make it hell for me to even try spy. I have a good laptop (yes a laptop) and all the pasts are good except my video card. The video card is why I lag =( Anyone know how to make the game run faster? Note: I am running Norton in the background, but it doesn't seem to be doing anything to interrupt the game. I am on vista and a laptop with just about every setting on low

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    How do I shot web?

    Well, we'd better start with the basics.
    Can you run it?
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  • 9y
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    Add new parts to your computer. Sounds like you need to BUY a new computer. Try deleting things.
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    It seems all the important parts are screwy, like you have Vista, your on a laptop, bad gfx card, AND you have a firewall in the background
    i suggest fixing all those things, except maybe Vista
    that will definitely help
    Spiral out, keep going
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    Other than turning down details there's no helping your laptop run that game faster.
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    Posted by xCanadiansoldier

    Add new parts to your computer. Sounds like you need to BUY a new computer. Try deleting things.

    yes, a REAL computer at that. and a VIDEO card.
    "Your mother."
  • 9y
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    .... its a laptop, I cant change parts.
    Also, everything on can you run it is good for recommended except for my video card, which is lacking vram
    I haz a phat PSP slim
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    Run TF2 with DirectX 8.1!
    And close everything in the Taskmanager you dont need!

    Worked for me!
    It don't lag anymore and i only got 510 MB Ram with an 1,9GHz CPU and an ATI 9600Pro
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    I already have all my settings at the lowest, or almost lowest.

    Have you tried at the most lowest settings?
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    OMFG = Old Men Flashing Genita
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    Tie your game to a guy from Kenya... that will make your game run faster. :D
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    All settings on low
    I only lag a bit now, but I still lag in games, making it really hard to backstab.
    Anyone know what else I can do?

    Also, I already have direct x at 8.1
    I haz a phat PSP slim
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    Posted by Zippit

    Tie your game to a guy from Kenya... that will make your game run faster. :D


    Ah, have been looking for a good quote for a while now. Shame it'll be one of your last.
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    Gaming, Laptop and Norton don't fit together.
    Also, if you know about the AutoExec.cfg, try to add this:
    mem_max_heapsize XXX

    Where XXX is replaced by half of your ram in MB. So if you have 2GB's of ram, put in 1024, although if you only have 512MB's of ram, which I doubt tbh, I don't advise you to use it.
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    //Netcode Settings
    rate 25000
    cl_cmdrate 101
    cl_interp_ratio 1
    cl_updaterate 101
    cl_interpolate 1

    //Actual Video Settings
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    mat_forceaniso 0
    mat_hdr_enabled 0
    mat_hdr_level 0
    mat_picmip 1
    mat_trilinear 0
    mat_vsync 0
    r_rootlod 1
    mat_monitorgamma "1.6"

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    mat_texture_limit "-1"
    mat_use_compressed_hdr_textures "1"
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    mat_showmaterials "0"
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    mat_supportflashlight "0"
    mat_wateroverlaysize "0"
    mat_motion_blur_enabled "0"
    mat_motion_blur_percent_of_screen_max "0"
    mat_softwarelighting "0"
    mp_decals "100"
    muzzleflash_light "0"
    net_maxfragments "1280"
    net_maxfragments "1280"
    net_showevents "0"
    npc_height_adjust "1"
    r_3dnow "1"
    r_3dsky "0"
    r_PhysPropStaticLighting "0"
    r_WaterDrawReflection "0"
    r_WaterDrawRefraction "1"
    r_ambientboost "0"
    r_cheapwaterend "1"
    r_cheapwaterstart "1"
    r_decal_cullsize "0"
    r_decals "100"
    r_dopixelvisibility "0"
    r_drawbatchdecals "0"
    r_drawflecks "0"
    r_drawmodeldecals "0"
    r_drawmodelstatsoverlaymax "1.5"
    r_drawmodelstatsoverlaymin "0.01"
    r_drawspecificstaticprop "0"
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    r_eyeglintlodpixels "0"
    r_eyemove "1"
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    r_forcewaterleaf "0"
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    r_maxnewsamples "0"
    r_maxsampledist "0"
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    r_mmx "1"
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    r_queued_decals "1"
    r_ropetranslucent "0"
    r_shadowmaxrendered "32"
    r_shadowrendertotexture "2"
    r_shadows "0"
    r_spray_lifetime "10"
    r_sse "1"
    r_sse2 "1"
    r_teeth "1"
    r_staticpropinfo "0"
    r_updaterefracttexture "0"
    r_updaterefracttexture "0"
    r_visualizeproplightcaching "1"
    r_waterdrawreflection "0"
    r_waterforceexpensive "0"
    r_waterforcereflectentities"0"
    rope_averagelight "0"
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    rope_smooth_maxalpha "0"
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    rope_smooth_minalpha "0"
    rope_smooth_minwidth "0"
    rope_subdiv "0"
    rope_wind_dist "0"

    Or, you could also try mat_showlowresimage 1. Which will make your game look that of a PS2 game.
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  • 9y
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    You shouldn't play spy if you didn't get at least 50-70 fps
    or you will just end in throwing your laptop out of the window.
    Banane
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    I would love to throw out my laptop out of agrivation, but I am getting a new awsome comp for christmas, so Ill just have to wait
    I haz a phat PSP slim
  • 9y
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    What does it do, just lower some settings?

    Posted by kyle

    //Netcode Settings
    rate 25000
    cl_cmdrate 101
    cl_interp_ratio 1
    cl_updaterate 101
    cl_interpolate 1

    //Actual Video Settings
    mat_antialias 0
    mat_forceaniso 0
    mat_hdr_enabled 0
    mat_hdr_level 0
    mat_picmip 1
    mat_trilinear 0
    mat_vsync 0
    r_rootlod 1
    mat_monitorgamma "1.6"

    //FPS Settings
    fps_max 0
    cl_detaildist "0"
    cl_detailfade "0"
    cl_drawmonitors "0"
    cl_ejectbrass "0"
    cl_forcepreload "1"
    cl_lagcomp_errorcheck "1"
    cl_lagcompensation "1"
    cl_downloadfilter "nosounds"
    cl_ejectbrass "0"
    cl_forcepreload 1
    cl_smoothtime "0.01"
    cl_smooth 1
    commentary 0
    mat_aaquality "0"
    mat_autoexposure_max "0"
    mat_autoexposure_min "0"
    mat_bloomscale "0"
    mat_bufferprimitives "0"
    mat_bumpmap "0"
    mat_clipz "1"
    mat_compressedtextures "1"
    mat_diffuse "1"
    mat_disable_bloom "1"
    mat_disable_fancy_blending "1"
    mat_disable_lightwarp "1"
    mat_disable_ps_patch "1"
    mat_envmapsize "0"
    mat_excludetextures "1"
    mat_envmaptgasize "0"
    mat_fastspecular "1"
    mat_filterlightmaps "1"
    mat_filtertextures "1"
    mat_forceaniso "4"
    mat_forcehardwaresync "0"
    mat_forcemanagedtextureintohardware "0"
    mat_framebuffercopyoverlaysize "0"
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    mat_hdr_level "0"
    mat_hdr_manual_tonemap_rate "0"
    mat_mipmaptextures "1"
    mat_lightmap_pfms "0"
    mat_maxframelatency "0"
    mat_max_worldmesh_vertices "0"
    mat_parallaxmap "0"
    mat_queue_mode "-1"
    mat_reducefillrate "1"
    mat_shadowstate "0"
    mat_show_ab_hdr "0"
    mat_showlightmappage "-1"
    mat_specular "1"
    mat_texture_limit "-1"
    mat_use_compressed_hdr_textures "1"
    mat_showenvmapmask "0"
    mat_showlowresimage "0"
    mat_showmaterials "0"
    mat_showmaterialsverbose "0"
    mat_supportflashlight "0"
    mat_wateroverlaysize "0"
    mat_motion_blur_enabled "0"
    mat_motion_blur_percent_of_screen_max "0"
    mat_softwarelighting "0"
    mp_decals "100"
    muzzleflash_light "0"
    net_maxfragments "1280"
    net_maxfragments "1280"
    net_showevents "0"
    npc_height_adjust "1"
    r_3dnow "1"
    r_3dsky "0"
    r_PhysPropStaticLighting "0"
    r_WaterDrawReflection "0"
    r_WaterDrawRefraction "1"
    r_ambientboost "0"
    r_cheapwaterend "1"
    r_cheapwaterstart "1"
    r_decal_cullsize "0"
    r_decals "100"
    r_dopixelvisibility "0"
    r_drawbatchdecals "0"
    r_drawflecks "0"
    r_drawmodeldecals "0"
    r_drawmodelstatsoverlaymax "1.5"
    r_drawmodelstatsoverlaymin "0.01"
    r_drawspecificstaticprop "0"
    r_dynamic "0"
    r_eyeglintlodpixels "0"
    r_eyemove "1"
    r_eyes "1"
    r_eyeshift_x "0"
    r_eyeshift_y "0"
    r_eyeshift_z "0"
    r_eyesize "0"
    r_fastzreject "0"
    r_flashlightrendermodels "0"
    r_flex "1"
    r_unloadlightmaps "0"
    r_flashlightrenderworld "0"
    r_forcewaterleaf "0"
    r_lightaverage "0"
    r_maxmodeldecal "0"
    r_maxnewsamples "0"
    r_maxsampledist "0"
    r_minnewsamples "0"
    r_mmx "1"
    r_norefresh "0"
    r_occlusion "0"
    r_renderoverlayfragment "1"
    r_queued_decals "1"
    r_ropetranslucent "0"
    r_shadowmaxrendered "32"
    r_shadowrendertotexture "2"
    r_shadows "0"
    r_spray_lifetime "10"
    r_sse "1"
    r_sse2 "1"
    r_teeth "1"
    r_staticpropinfo "0"
    r_updaterefracttexture "0"
    r_updaterefracttexture "0"
    r_visualizeproplightcaching "1"
    r_waterdrawreflection "0"
    r_waterforceexpensive "0"
    r_waterforcereflectentities"0"
    rope_averagelight "0"
    rope_collide "0"
    rope_shake "0"
    rope_smooth "0"
    rope_smooth_enlarge "0"
    rope_smooth_maxalpha "0"
    rope_smooth_maxalphawidth "0"
    rope_smooth_minalpha "0"
    rope_smooth_minwidth "0"
    rope_subdiv "0"
    rope_wind_dist "0"

    Or, you could also try mat_showlowresimage 1. Which will make your game look that of a PS2 game.

    I haz a phat PSP slim
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    Never seen this.
    What does it do? Also, if it is only for ram, I don't need it. The video card is the problem, not ram

    Posted by BrainZ

    Gaming, Laptop and Norton don't fit together.
    Also, if you know about the AutoExec.cfg, try to add this:
    mem_max_heapsize XXX

    Where XXX is replaced by half of your ram in MB. So if you have 2GB's of ram, put in 1024, although if you only have 512MB's of ram, which I doubt tbh, I don't advise you to use it.

    I haz a phat PSP slim
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    Get a PC. xD
    Metal is forever
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    Posted by ipoopfool

    Never seen this.
    What does it do? Also, if it is only for ram, I don't need it. The video card is the problem, not ram

    Posted by BrainZ

    Gaming, Laptop and Norton don't fit together.
    Also, if you know about the AutoExec.cfg, try to add this:
    mem_max_heapsize XXX

    Where XXX is replaced by half of your ram in MB. So if you have 2GB's of ram, put in 1024, although if you only have 512MB's of ram, which I doubt tbh, I don't advise you to use it.


    What's your specs on your laptop?
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    Posted by ipoopfool

    Never seen this.
    What does it do? Also, if it is only for ram, I don't need it. The video card is the problem, not ram

    You're using Vista. Vista is a resource hog and uses virtual memory to patch that up. Problem: If your game suddenly needs more ram in the middle of the battle, Vista needs to move some of it's components to it's Virtual memory which will make you lag because of the writing on your HDD, which is terribly slow. Setting a heapsize makes TF2 not use more then the set amount and Vista can't use the set amount, makes your lag decrease.
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    My lap is a vista home premium 32 bit
    2 gigs ram
    1.75 dual core athlon x2
    nvidia geforce go 6150
    The video card is my problem, it is build in and has only up to 128 mb of memory. It is built in so I can't change it.

    All I need is more video ram or possibly a way to make my graphics even worse.

    I already have dx 8.1 and every setting at low, even sound lol/
    I can play like 15 ppl in small maps like 2fort but big maps are a no and many ppl crammed into one place shooting at each other is impossible to back stab

    Also, just to tell you, I CAN play and the lag isn't sooooo bad, but it is kinda bad and really annoying.
    With not too many ppl around, it isn't too bad, but with tons of ppl going at each other like in the beginning of a round, it is impossible to spy (unless its an unmoving sniper)
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    Try >This< I used it to lower the settings, get rid of rag dolls etc.

    And I run the game in direct x8 mode, just to make sure the lag monster doesn't get me.

    to do that, just go to..

    steam > my games > team fortress 2 > right click it > properties > set launch options > copy and paste the following :

    -dxlevel 80

    then click ok, launch the game, and see if it makes a difference :D
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    Is there a big difference between 8.1 and 8?

    Also, has anyone tried to lower their settings to 7? Does it work well? And, how much crap does it look like?
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    Posted by ipoopfool

    Is there a big difference between 8.1 and 8?

    Probably not, but anything is worth a try
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    Question, about the tweaker u showed me, I used uit before, but do you need to keep it for the things to work, cause I usually delete it when I am done using it.

    Has anyone tried dx7?
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    Posted by PhatMan

    How do I shot web?

    Well, we'd better start with the basics.
    Can you run it?


    you do know that can you run it? is not that reliable.
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    Yea, can you run it said that I can run minimum, and yes I already specified my main system specs

    My lap is a vista home premium 32 bit
    2 gigs ram
    1.75 dual core athlon x2
    nvidia geforce go 6150
    The video card is my problem, it is build in and has only up to 128 mb of memory. It is built in so I can't change it.
    I haz a phat PSP slim
  • 7y
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    I've tried the dxlevel 70,it helps but I've found a problem to where if you set it to dxlevel 81 in the console you can't change it...well problem for me anyhow..

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