bugoff

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  1. I just noticed whenever I unplug my Logitech Extreme 3D Pro joystick from my Mac Pro the frame rate goes up (10 - 20 FPS). I've tried the USB ports in both the back and front of the computer, always with the same results. Each time I remove the Joystick and look at the FPS counter it jumps from 39FPS to 59FPS. Anyone have any ideas why a joystick plugged into a USB port would slowdown WWIIO's frame rate? Robert
  2. Ok here is the test I conducted. Location: In hanger at Berry Au Bac sitting in BF-109 Each test was conducted with a reboot after unplugging the joystick. Joystick was always plugged in just before starting WWIIO. Berry Au Bac sitting in hanger No Joystick 62 FPS Berry Au Bac sitting in hanger/ Using Front USB Panel Joystick plugged in front USB plug: 30 FPS Remove joystick USB plug: 59: FPS Berry Au Bac sitting in hanger/Using Rear USB Panel Joystick plugged in rear USB plug: 28 FPS Remove joystick USB plug: 59: FPS Just using the joystick is causing me to lose half my frame rate. Robert:confused:
  3. The joystick is a Logitech Extreme 3D. It was plug and play. No drivers were installed. I simple plugged the joystick into my Mac Pro using one of the USB ports located on the front of my case. I also tried using the USB port on the keyboard. The keyboard is plugged into the back of the case. To test, I spawned into a town and waited for the FPS to stabilize. Next, I reached down and unplugged the joystick and when I looked up the FPS jumped up 10+ frames per second. This does not make sense. The Mac Pro is one of the newer generations Mac's so USB bandwidth should not be an issue. Anyone see this kind of behavior? Robert
  4. I updated my video board to Nvidia GTX 285, the screen occasionally flashes all white and then back to normal while playing. I did not see this before while I was using the ATI Radeon 4870. I have the latest video drivers. Anyone have any ideas? Robert (A.K.A bugoff)
  5. FYI. I notice that when using the ATI Radeon 4870 with version 1.30 that the shaders seem to work fine. The water looks great and the buildings draw fine. When I switch video boards to the Nvidia GTX 285 I have to turn the shaders off due to a problem trying to draw water, some building walls, and the gun I am holding looks black. Performance does seem to be twice as fast with the GTX 285 board due to its optimization for Open GL. Anyone seeing the same thing? Bugoff
  6. Hi Ahwulf, I received my Nvidia Geforce GTX 285 today, so I will be able to give you benchmarks on both the ATI Radeon 4870 and the Nvidia GTX 285. I will get some baseline numbers for you on 1.30. Let me know if their is anything else I can do. By the way, the NDA is all signed, and Dana sent me back an email letting me know were good to go. Regards, Robert (A.K.A bugoff)
  7. I went ahead and ordered the Nvidia GTX 285 so I can try 1.31 with both cards. Hopefully I will be able to give you benchmarks on both cards assuming the GTX drivers work with Snow Leopard. 10.6.2. Robert
  8. Hi ahwulf, I spoke with Apple and they seemed to agree that the framerate seemed slow. They are sending me a replacement ATI Radeon HD 4870 just to rule out anything wrong with the video card. I was really surprised that Apple would agree to do that especially when I told them what it was for. I guess you have some fans at Apple. I also installed Battleground Europe on my MacBook Pro and did receive fps in the 60+ range. So I am baffled as well. I will drop you an email regarding the closed beta. I think this would be a good machine to test on since it is on the high-end and because it is a current standard build for Apple. Regards, Robert (a.k.a bugoff)
  9. I tried turning everything off; Shaders, Shadow, Water Reflection, Dithering, Radial clutter, sound 64, etc. I also went offline. I am getting 23-30 fps in the CP, Open field or throwing a grenade. Even with everything off it still looks the same, as far as I can tell. Yes I restarted my machine as well. Robert
  10. I tried turning off the shaders, which did not make a difference. I was wondering if my resolution could be causing it to slow down. The native resolution of my monitor (Apple LED Display) is 1920 x 1200. I have the game set for best quality and it looks pretty good. Apple came out with this new mini monitor jack so I am kind of limited to what video card I can buy. Apple only offers the Nvidia GT120 or the ATI Radeon 4870. I went with the ATI 4870 since it was the fastest of the two cards. Would greatly appreciate any suggestions to try to fix this problem. Regards, Robert (a.k.a. bugoff)
  11. Might want to test the ATI Radeon HD 4870 in 1.31. Generally all Mac Pro's come with this card as their high-end graphics card. I have a Mac Pro 8-core 3.2 processor and I get frame rates on the high end of 20-30 fps in open fields, and 10-13 fps around big cities and around FBs with medium action. Should it be this slow? I am running Snow Leopard and have 12GB of memory. Let me know if you need help testing since this rig is relatively new. Keep up the good work Ahwulf. Regards, Robert (a.k.a bugoff)
  12. Might want to test the ATI Radeon HD 4870 since generally all Mac Pro's come with this card as their high-end graphics card. I have a Mac Pro 8-core 3.2 processor and I get frame rates on the high end of 20-30 fps in open fields, and 10-13 fps around big cities and around FBs with medium action. Should it be this slow? I am running Snow Leopard and have 12GB of memory. Let me know if you need help testing since this rig is relatively new. Regards, Robert (a.k.a bugoff)