[HowTo] Improve Black ops performance

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[HowTo] Improve Black ops performance

Post by Dribbel » 10 Jan 2011 21:33

Singleplayer Performance

You will probably encounter unusually low framerates in singleplayer upon first starting the game. This is caused by a configuration file that sees the default values reversed for multi-core processor and multiple graphics card support. As a result it only employs a single processor core and attempts to use two video cards in SLI/Crossfire by default. This is how you manually fix the problem:

1.Navigate to the C:/Program Files/Steam/steamapps/common/call of duty black ops/players folder on your PC.
2.Open the config.cfg and config_mp.cfg files with notepad. The former is for singleplayer the latter for multiplayer and they’re generated after starting the respective components.
3.Press Ctrl+F and type in the phrase “multi” then search for that phrase.
4.Change the value for multiGpu from 1 to 0, unless you have two video cards in a SLI or Crossfire setup.
5.Search for the next hit on “multi”.
6.Change the value for multithreaded_device from 0 to 1. This will enable multi-core processor support and greatly improve performance.
7.Save both config files.


Multiplayer Stuttering

This is really the main problem that all players are suffering from in Black Ops. There are actually numerous small tweaks you can employ to greatly reduce, but not eliminate, the stuttering in multiplayer. It’s important to understand that these tweaks tackle either the massive CPU load caused by Steam or the improper networking configuration settings shipped with the game, but those are likely mere side-effects of an underlying problem and thus these tweaks can only do so much.

The key change here comes in the form of another tweak to the multiplayer configuration file:

1.Navigate to the C:/Program Files/Steam/steamapps/common/call of duty black ops/players folder on your PC.
2.Open the config_mp.cfg file with notepad.
3.Press Ctrl+F and type in the phrase “maxpackets” then search for that phrase.
4.Set the value for cl_maxpackets to 100.
5.Save the config_mp file.


But you definitely also want to employ better process utilization in Task Manager to greatly reduce CPU load. This also works for singleplayer performance as an alternative to putting Steam in offline mode:

1.After starting the game press Alt + Tab or Alt + Esc to get back to your desktop.
2.Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to open your Task Manager and navigate to the Processes tab.
3.Find the Steam.exe process, right click and set the priority to Low.
4.While you’re at it set the Steam.exe process’ affinity to a single core.
5.Find the Black Ops process, right click and set the priority to Higher than Normal.
6.Exit Task Manager and Alt + Tab back into your game.


Performance Update

GameServers.com has just deployed a new update for its dedicated servers which sets the rate value on these servers to the correct value of 25000. This results in much smoother gameplay with only minimal stuttering for most players, but the servers need to be restarted before the changes take effect so only a few servers actually benefit from this update thus far.

I’ve also stumbled across another major performance improvement workaround in the game’s configuration files. This works for both single- and multiplayer, but requires that you know your system specifications. This will greatly improve your performance and can slightly reduce stuttering:


1.Navigate to the C:/Program Files/Steam/steamapps/common/call of duty black ops/players folder on your PC.
2.Open the config_mp.cfg file with notepad. You can also open the config.cfg file to apply these changes for singleplayer.
3.Press Ctrl + F and search for “configureGHz”.
4.Set the value of configureGHz to your processor’s clock speed in GHz.
5.Set the value of sys_sysMB to your system’s total RAM in MB.
6.Save the file.
7.Right click on the config_mp.cfg file and open Properties.
8.Set the file to Read Only and apply changes.


Hier de complete Link:
http://gamedrone.net/2010/11/10/how-to- ... xperience/

Bedankt RayTeGoed voor je link

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