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Author:  SUMOLDOOD [ Wed Oct 11, 2006 2:40 pm ]
Post subject:  Q3 Config help

Havent messed with my Q3 config in years and just realized that since I moved my
Quake game files over to another computer I should update the configs.
This computer has 2 gigs of memory in it and a 256mb vid card whereas my old gamer has 512mem
and a 128mb card.
seta com_hunkMegs "256" is whats in the config now.
What should I change it to? 512 maybe or more?
Any other tips? How about the FPS setting, keep it at the old debated 125?
Thanks all, Sumo...

Author:  LiViD [ Wed Oct 11, 2006 4:18 pm ]
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i would say you could put hunkmegs up to 512, but leave the FPS setting at 125; that seems to be a balanced FPS setting with regards to strafe-jumping and other physics stuff.

Author:  Rroff [ Wed Oct 11, 2006 6:58 pm ]
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I believe that the hunkmegs value is capped at 256Mb for windows NT/XP/2k/2k3 and 192 for windows 98. Any value over about 192 is currently redundant anyhow - unless your playing a very extreme custom map.

Most mods/servers enforce 125 as the maxfps anyhow and it is the best - once your fps gets over 300 or so the engine doesn't handle it too well and you get wobbles in walls, movement, etc.

Author:  SUMOLDOOD [ Wed Oct 11, 2006 7:28 pm ]
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Cool. Thanks for the help!

Author:  Rroff [ Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:32 pm ]
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From a glance at the source code - it doesn't look like there is any hard set upperbound limit to the hunkmegs - 56 is minimum for players and 1 for dedicated servers - tho I can't imagine you could even start a server with less than 12 or so.

I remeber awhile back trying to set higher than 256 or a machine with 4gigs of ram and getting errors not tried it since.

EDIT: Just tried it on my machine and it takes 512 as a value happily enough - theres no difference to 192 in performance tho.

Author:  skraggy [ Tue Oct 17, 2006 8:58 am ]
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Late reply...Let me know if you want me to send you mine to look over.PM me an email addy and its yours for the asking.

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