*****game and video tweaks!!!!!*****

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ok id like to start this thread letting everyone who knows a video or game tweak that will halp us video laggers get better fps and have a better game all together, so if you know of any good tweaks for cs:source, please post them here so the whole forum may see and share them. 1.opengl tweak: if you look in your counter-strike folder you will find another folder marked gldrv. this is the open gl driver folder for counter strike. cs comes with a 3dfx driver , but not with an opengl32.dll. i went to windows/system32 folder and found my opengl32.dll and my nvidia opengll and copied and pasted in the gldrv folder to give cs newer drivers in the game and now can play source and cs 1.6 better . in 1.6 it made a 25 fps difference!!! 2.video card tweaks: right click on your desktop , go to properties tab, then settings tab, then advanced tab at bottom right. in there you will find your video card information and settings. i turned all seetings down on my geforce fx5500 and found that with all the filtering and vertical sync off i got 10-15 more fps. while the game may not look as good, i get to play and have good scoring . 3. speeding up your computer. click on the start button, right click on my computer,go to the advanced tab . in here you will find 2 things that you will need to tweak to make yopur comp run etter as a whole. Under the performance tab i selected " adjust for best performance " instead of letting computer decide whats best for me. Now in the advanced tab setting of performance you will see a thing called page swapping at the bottom. this is where your computer allows a part of the hard drive to process things like video right on the hard drive rather than relying solely on your ram . i put my page swapping to the maximum 4096 MB and got astonishing results in game. 4. in game tweaks: lets look at the game itself . in game there is a video option . if you are not running cs:source to your satisfaction, then i suggest you do as i did and turn down all graphics to their minimmum. If you have a 17" monitor i recommend you run the game in 600X800 vid mode for better fps.i have a 19 inch monitor and run the game in 1024X768 mode. well i hope my personal tweaks will help someone , and i ask all who read this to please post any other in game or computer tweaks that you might have to share with the forums. thx again!!!!

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    thanks for the info guys
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    You said to go to your windows/system32 folder, i cant find it, where is it located? Will this matter if i already have a videocard?
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    please refer to this folder where gldrivers are kept in cs. 3dfx driver is the only driver in the folder and i definitely have the newest drivers.

    C:\Program Files\Valve\Steam\SteamApps\youremail\counter-strike\gldrv

    believe me all of these work....
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    it goes to your cs folder, the files are in bmp format. If you have XP (or any windows newer than win98) select one of the files with this format and the preview should be shown on the lower left hand corner of the screen.
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    eiether way this is good stuff, there are so many variences in how pcs handle the new source engine. It never hurts to have a bunch of ways to speed things up. Oh by the way when you take a in game screen shot where does it go to?
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    Posted by xcon>
    3. speeding up your computer.
    click on the start button, right click on my computer,go to the advanced tab .
    in here you will find 2 things that you will need to tweak to make yopur comp run etter as a whole. Under the performance tab i selected " adjust for best performance " instead of letting computer decide whats best for me. Now in the advanced tab setting of performance you will see a thing called page swapping at the bottom. this is where your computer allows a part of the hard drive to process things like video right on the hard drive rather than relying solely on your ram . i put my page swapping to the maximum 4096 MB and got astonishing results in game.


    neither cs nor css requires a lot of ram

    and you don't need to do that thing with opengl if you've upgraded your graphic drivers
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    Of course if you turn down settings it will reduce quality...
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    wow i tried #3 but when i right-clicked my computer there is no advanced tab im running on a windows xp(emachines) if that will help. and also for #4, if u turn all the settings down will the game look like the crappy graphics in 1.6 or will it kinda not make a difference?
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    nice stuff maybe the best thing out of your tweak guide was probably #1 anyways the rest is not really that good to help performance wise unless you have a real slow computer but if you have a mid-range to high end than you wont see a difference but all in all good info for the average person!
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