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smink1701
05-29-2010, 09:02 PM
Is there a good end it all program that shuts down processes that make your game run better?

smink1701
05-29-2010, 09:02 PM
Is there a good end it all program that shuts down processes that make your game run better?

TheCrux
05-29-2010, 09:21 PM
Well yes, you unwittingly answered your own question.

There is a program called 'EnditAll' or I believe it's now EndItAll 2. Works well in a one stop ending of programs rather than having to end them 1 at a time via the task manager. Works well other than for anti-virus programs in my experience. You need to shut them down via their own control panels, as trying to shut them down via enditall doesn't work since they just restart, thinking they're being terminated due to nefarious means....and so they're just doing their job.

Even so, still very worth the while.

JarheadEd
05-29-2010, 10:02 PM
What he said. End it all,..also there is Game booster. It will save you some memory and cycles too. I use it and it helps a bit.

http://www.iobit.com/gamebooster.html

WTE_Galway
05-30-2010, 12:37 AM
I use FSautoStart.

Its designed for MSFS but works fine for IL2 as well with some tweaking.

http://www.softpedia.com/get/T...ak/FSAutoStart.shtml (http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/System-Tweak/FSAutoStart.shtml)

Choctaw111
05-30-2010, 05:07 AM
I have tried both FSautoStart and EndItAll.
They both get the job done quite nicely.

DKoor
05-30-2010, 04:42 PM
You may start with the most obvious.

Click start, run, type msconfig ,click ok.
On the general tab, click 'selective startup'.
On the startup tab, uncheck all boxes next to unwanted programs.
Click apply, ok, and reboot.

Just killed couple of those annoying nvidia processes that were complete garbage designed to slow down our machines.

K_Freddie
06-01-2010, 01:21 PM
.. as well as CTL-ALT-DEL => Task Manager => Process Viewer (you can kill a lot here)
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_cool.gif

Waldo.Pepper
06-02-2010, 11:08 AM
All good suggestions Gentlemen. But I have to say that the best suggestion, if one can afford to of course, is to upgrade your computer. If your computer cannot handle running something, then closing marginal programs really points to a hardware deficiency. Especially with a game that is as long in the tooth as Il-2.

Such things as enditall will not help much if we live long enough to see Oleg's next release.

Urufu_Shinjiro
06-02-2010, 04:20 PM
FSAutoStart used to be THE program for this sort of thing, luckily there is a sequel by the same programmer, called AlacrityPC.

http://alacritypc.kensalter.com/

Something else that can help in this regard but is more permanent is disabling unneeded services via services.msc, check out BlackViper (http://www.blackviper.com/) for some good guides on this.

P.S. I've heard reports of EndItAll stopping things it shouldn't, not sure if it's a real problem but just putting that out there for what it's worth.

TheCrux
06-02-2010, 11:30 PM
I got curious about the Game Booster advice and downloaded/installed it. It doesn't give you as many turn-off options as many processes ( number wise ) as Enditall but I really did notice an increase in performance due to the other features. I use it now with Enditall.

I need to do some research on the processes Gamebooster eliminates in gaming mode though: When running Gamebooster, I can't adjust the sound volume of my headset during game ops...it's stuck at whatever it was before launching GB.

rfxcasey
06-03-2010, 07:15 AM
This is all very interesting conversation indeed. Some other avenues to explore.

Go to Start/Run and type services.msc

There are some very good guides to tweaking your services. Some you can set to manual start when needed and shut off when not. Others you don't need at all and can be totally disabled. And not to scare anyone away from this wonder tweaking but it's not for the completely faint of heart though any adverse issues you may experience by disabling a service can be reversed though there is a lot to look at and finding the service that say messed up your networking may be a little time consuming.

Another thing for ATI users in an app called ATItraytool. It allows you much deeper access to you ATI cards functionality. It allow you to changes things like how many frames are prerendered and the like which the CCC doesn't allow you to do. Once again a certain level of knowledge can be required when playing with these things but nothing a good google search can't fix.

Other then that, keep your disk cleaned up and defragged. You can also try overclocking your Video card a wee bit as well as tweaking your motherboard BIOS for efficiency like disabling devices you don't use or have installed like Floppies or serial ports which will keep the computer from polling for these devices. Tweaking your memory timing can help too but I am starting to get into a whole other realm now.

To be sure though all these little things can add up to a substancial increase in performance so to me it's worth the time no matter what PC I'm on I wanna try and get the most out of what I have while maintaining stability.

TheCrux
06-03-2010, 10:34 AM
Addendum to my post about Gamebooster: Checking the box for HID ( human interface devices ) will disable the ability to control volume in-game. So uncheck it before switching to "Gaming Mode".