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lukenaskywiper
05-02-2006, 07:57 AM
HI. Does this texture compression affect in the game performance http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif??? What does it change??? Is better to use this compression if the game doesnt run smooth???? thanks... Im playing PF on a laptop with INTEL 82852 Graphics!!!

Medium - high detail, 680x480!!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

THANKS http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

lukenaskywiper
05-02-2006, 07:57 AM
HI. Does this texture compression affect in the game performance http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/35.gif??? What does it change??? Is better to use this compression if the game doesnt run smooth???? thanks... Im playing PF on a laptop with INTEL 82852 Graphics!!!

Medium - high detail, 680x480!!!!! http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/16x16_smiley-tongue.gif

THANKS http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif

Brain32
05-02-2006, 08:03 AM
S3TC Texture Compression improves performance, like it's name suggests it compresses textures lowering memory demand for storing textures.
Turn it ON.

R988z
05-02-2006, 09:56 AM
I guess I'm not the only one playing with such crappy graphics settings then, virtually the same, also on a laptop http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

jolulure
05-02-2006, 11:16 AM
YEESSS!!! now Im not alone!!! jejeje.... http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/34.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/typing.gif (laptop)

Platypus_1.JaVA
05-03-2006, 12:20 PM
S3TC should be turned on for smoother gameplay and more framerate. It compresses the skins of all the aircraft (and a few other things probably) But there is also a downside. It makes your skins look ugly. We had a debate about that a while ago on www.simmerspaintshop.com (http://www.simmerspaintshop.com) Some members tested S3TC texture compression. It makes your skin look like a rather bad .JPG file.

So if you want to enjoy some beautifull skins, and if you have a cr@ppy system, you should try a QMB with one or two arcraft only.

Tully__
05-03-2006, 02:50 PM
<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">It compresses the skins of all the aircraft (and a few other things probably) </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Most importantly, landscape textures. This is where most of the performance boost comes.

stansdds
05-04-2006, 04:17 AM
I know I can use S3TC and set up the rest of my graphics settings through the IL2 Setup and the sim runs a few frames per second faster, but if I just select the Geforce video card series and let my video card software run the thing, it looks a whole lot better. I like the better looking aircraft and landscapes and that might help me pick out ground targets a little better. In order to compensate for the frame rate hit, I just run the sim with effects at 1, trees at 2 and water at 1.

AMD Athlon 64 3500+
2GB PC3200 RAM
SB Audigy 2ZS
NV6800 Ultra PCIe

JastaV
05-05-2006, 06:57 AM
Depending on your hadware,... resolution and graphic detail in Il2,... Graphic processor setting,...you can gain benefits from using S3TC compression.

So, if you gain FR...and cannot notice great difference in term of graphic detail when playing Il2, then S3TC compression usage is worth !!!!

Anyway I suggest you to try !!!!
....You can always and easealy switch back to no compression.

taisto_s
05-05-2006, 02:07 PM
If you want to get more fps while flying over the forests , try s3tc.

Havent noticed any decrease in image quality with it enabled .

NonWonderDog
05-05-2006, 07:39 PM
I believe, also, that the performance benefit of S3TC is inversely proportional to the amount of memory you have on your graphics card. If you have a 256 Mb card, you will likely see far less of a benefit than if you had a 64 Mb card. The biggest benefit of texture compression used to be the ability to use more, bigger textures without having to constantly swap them from system memory to card memory... I'm pretty sure that's still true.