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3-Oh-Beast Aug 11, 2004, 02:44pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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If any of you are still unaware about this trick...well, you're about to be aware. Got this from d3files.com forum:
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In your DOOM 3 directory, find "DoomConfig.cfg" (x:\Program Files\Doom 3\base).
Open DoomConfig.cfg in Notepad.

Find the lines:

seta image_cacheMegs "32" (May be "20" on some computers)
seta image_cacheMinK "(Not sure which number thats supposed to be here"
seta image_useCache "0"

anyway, change the settings to the following:

seta image_cacheMegs "xxx" (xxx - Half the number of you RAM, so if you have 512 mb RAM, you should put 256 here, 1024 - 512 etc..)
seta image_cacheMinK "20480"
seta image_useCache "1"

seta image_useCache "1" - This enables the memory cache tweak, if this is set to 0, it would be disabled, logically..

seta image_cacheMink "20480" - Im not 100% sure what this does, i think it has something to do with the minimum use of cache in Kilobytes... Anyway, i heard this is the number it should be on..

seta image_cacheMegs "xxx" - The amount of ram the program should use (In this case, Doom 3). I advise you only to set this number to the half of the total RAM you have, or it may take alot of CPU power and that will result in the occational 3 - 5 second lag when you open doors and stuff.
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Gamerz Aug 11, 2004, 03:17pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: This tweak should crush any complaints about low frame-rate...
I get those lags anyway (Though only about 2 seconds), and the tweaks actually make it run slower. Lucky I made a backup of the original file so I can change it back ;). I'm not getting at you or anything, and I am grateful you posted your ideas, because it is from posts like yours that some people make games run faster.

Gamerz
Josh Butler Aug 14, 2004, 07:30pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: This tweak should crush any complaints about low frame-rate...
This is a proven tweak on many computers, but like anything else on computers, it is dependant on every component.

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AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+ @ 2.8GHz
2GB G.Skill PC4000 RAM
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Shadow_Ops_Airman1 Aug 14, 2004, 08:24pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: This tweak should crush any complaints about low frame-rate...
ya your computer is only as strong as your weakest component.

AMD Athlon XP-M 2500+ (133x14= 1867MHz) (209x11= 2299MHz)
DFI LP NF2 Ultra-B (Hellfire 3EG Rev2)
Antec SX800, Neo HE 500, 4 Antec 8CM Fans
Thermalright SI-97 1 Antec Tricool 12CM Fan
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2x Samsung Write
Corvus Raven Aug 15, 2004, 12:03am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: This tweak should crush any complaints about low frame-rate...
How true.

But I won't be purchacing any new hardware for any more games.
Not for the next 3 years anyways. (or 2).. what I have should last me THAT long atleast.

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ASUS A7N8X Deluxe PCB 2.00 w/ BIOS 1005 (cause? Dunno.. ATM)
AMD XP 2800+ @ 0.0 GHz 0MHz FSB (overheating for no appearent reason)
(2) - Corsair XMS512-3500C2 (5-2-2-2T) @ 0MHz
ATI Radeon 9700 Pro @0
Enermax 500W p/s (ok.
Will Olson II Aug 15, 2004, 03:02pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: This tweak should crush any complaints about low frame-rate...
Yea Im hopeing my will last another 3yrs as well....esspecialy with school have no monies :(...I only get few lag spots during the game every once and while if something big is comming up it will stick for about 1.5sec then be fine running it on high on 800x600....Still Loving It....

MSI K7N2 DELTA ILSR
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eVGA nVIDIA 6800GS 256MB
Crucial 1.5GB DDR in Dual Channel

HauptmannPhobos Aug 27, 2004, 05:03am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: This tweak should crush any complaints about low frame-rate...
Baf look at my specs and runs fine with 1024x768 HIGH
"meant to be played"

I believe in firepower..
Lane Chaplin Oct 27, 2004, 05:30pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: This tweak should crush any complaints about low frame-rate...
Is there a tweak to reduce the lag that occurs when doors are opening and closing?

metax logic Dec 03, 2004, 08:36pm EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: This tweak should crush any complaints about low frame-rate...
I only get lags when i open doors if i play on super high settings (or super mode, don't remember what it is), i don't think my computer is that great thougth; but it high it works more than perfect at 1024-758 res.

Specs
Athlon XP 2400
Radeon 9600 256ram
512Ballistx PC4000 and 256 Kingston PC2100 Value Ram
MSI KM2M Combo-L

I can play anygame i have right now on high with the same resolutions; haven't tried farcry or Unreal2005 yet though.


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