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  • @coso.9173 said:
    I saw some comparison videos and pics and didn't really notice much difference sadly 🤔

    Visuals changed for me... I'd give it a go anyway to see if it makes a difference .. especially when it's free!

  • Bassdeff.1895Bassdeff.1895 Member ✭✭✭

    Installed the latest version last night. I haven't been in super high lag areas yet like after you kill the Auric Basin vinetooth and a lot of the areas I visited were still loading up the shader cache. I will need to test it more extensively but so far my game has been running a lot smoother and the things seem to render a lot faster in the areas where the shader caching was complete. Looks promising. I'm curious to seem if I will be able to crank up some some settings and still be able to maintain 30+ in world boos fights and WvW zergfests.

  • sorudo.9054sorudo.9054 Member ✭✭✭✭

    installed it, absolutely no difference..

    the truth is harsh, my opinions are too.

  • CrimsonNeonite.1048CrimsonNeonite.1048 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 12, 2020

    This helps quite a bit in WvW Zerg fights, LA is alot more stable too, with a Ryzen 3700x, but what makes a big difference is having a Freesync monitor, along with this add-on.

  • Bassdeff.1895Bassdeff.1895 Member ✭✭✭

    @Bassdeff.1895 said:
    Installed the latest version last night. I haven't been in super high lag areas yet like after you kill the Auric Basin vinetooth and a lot of the areas I visited were still loading up the shader cache. I will need to test it more extensively but so far my game has been running a lot smoother and the things seem to render a lot faster in the areas where the shader caching was complete. Looks promising. I'm curious to seem if I will be able to crank up some some settings and still be able to maintain 30+ in world boos fights and WvW zergfests.

    So last night I had some time to do some more extensive testing. When I originally tried it out I was using the in game FPS numbers cause I was short on time and didn't want to bother loading up afterburner. Well, it turns out that the in game numbers are wrong when using D129pxy. For this test I maxed all my settings @1080p cause that is the baseline I previously used when I last upgraded my PC. I test FPS in LA, WvW, world boss events. In LA, used to get between 20 and 25 fps and the game still reports 20 to 25 fps but afterburner reports 60+ (I have fps limited to 60 in nvidia control panel). In meta events and world bosses where fps used to drop down to 10 -15 the game is still report 10-15 but I'm still get 60+ in afterburner. Given how fluid the motion is I would tend to believe the afterburner readings. I noticed a much better utilization of my cpu with the load spread out much more evenly across all cores and CPU usage climbed up to 85% on a few occasions which is something I have never seen in GW2 since I upgraded. So far I am quite impressed with the performance I've been getting. Tonight I will really put it to the test and take it to AB where FPS drops down to 3 when I have everything maxed out.

  • Leo.3428Leo.3428 Member ✭✭✭

    @Bassdeff.1895 said:
    Well, it turns out that the in game numbers are wrong

    I'm having a hard time guessing why. Could it be that the DirectX replacement interpolates frames? Does it have enough data to do that?

  • Bassdeff.1895Bassdeff.1895 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 14, 2020

    @Leo.3428 said:

    @Bassdeff.1895 said:
    Well, it turns out that the in game numbers are wrong

    I'm having a hard time guessing why. Could it be that the DirectX replacement interpolates frames? Does it have enough data to do that?

    I really don't know, I've been trying to wrap my head around how this all work but visuals and responsiveness definitely did not feel like 15 fps during the world boss events. Today I'm testing and afterburner is keeps showing both dx11 and dx12 number overlapping each other so I can't tel;l what the hell I'm getting.

  • Bassdeff.1895Bassdeff.1895 Member ✭✭✭

    @Bassdeff.1895 said:

    @Leo.3428 said:

    @Bassdeff.1895 said:
    Well, it turns out that the in game numbers are wrong

    I'm having a hard time guessing why. Could it be that the DirectX replacement interpolates frames? Does it have enough data to do that?

    I really don't know, I've been trying to wrap my head around how this all work but visuals and responsiveness definitely did not feel like 15 fps during the world boss events. Today I'm testing and afterburner is keeps showing both dx11 and dx12 number overlapping each other so I can't tel;l what the hell I'm getting.

    Forget everything I said, I was playing around at different resolutions and I noticed that Afterburner was displaying 2 sets of numbers (dx11 and dx12)perfectly overlapping each other. It wasn't until I played around with the scaling did it they kind of separate. So everything would have looked like, with both number changing out of sync everything look like a constant 60fps. It just curious to know why it is so smooth it it truly is displaying 20 fps.

  • Leo.3428Leo.3428 Member ✭✭✭
    edited February 14, 2020

    LOL. One mystery down. Regarding the smoothness, 20fps at a regular pace looks comfortable compared to a scattered 30fps. Also, even if the game doesn't send more frames, it might now have more time for other calculations such as movements, making the whole smoother - supposing that the game performs several updates in parallel as opposed to cramming everything into one pipeline.

  • Bassdeff.1895Bassdeff.1895 Member ✭✭✭

    @Leo.3428 said:
    LOL. One mystery down. Regarding the smoothness, 20fps at a regular pace looks comfortable compared to a scattered 30fps. Also, even if the game doesn't send more frames, it might now have more time for other calculations such as movements, making the whole smoother - supposing that the game performs several updates in parallel as opposed to cramming everything into one pipeline.

    That makes sense. I toned back my settings to what I usually play and I do get a respectable FPS gain. An extra 5 to 10 on the low end and finally seeing the game use more than 50% of my CPU is a welcome sight.

  • I've been trying this for the last few days in my regular routine. Based on an FPS counter and my subjective impression, I want to say it has somewhat increased overall average FPS. It seems like I'm seeing higher frame rates more often.

    Unfortunately, the lows remain the same according to the counter. In things like map-capped world bosses such as post-reset Tequatl and Ley Line Anomaly, frame rates dip to the same lows they always did. However, I want to say it doesn't feel as choppy as I remember, and as sluggish as the rates themselves would imply. Even during the lowest frame rates, my CPU and GPU usage still hover around 40-45%. I don't recall what they were prior, but I don't think there has been a huge change.

    I was hoping this would help with the lows a bit more and maybe make more use of my seemingly underutilized hardware. But there does seem to be some noticeable improvement, and I have yet to encounter issues besides the initial missing shaders on the character portraits on each startup. Keeping it installed for now.

  • Caedmon.6798Caedmon.6798 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited February 15, 2020

    @Dawdler.8521 said:

    @Shao.7236 said:

    @galuf.5741 said:
    I run at full fps anywhere and at any time. I've got 64GB ram, an i9, a 2nd gen ssd and a 2080TI. Also, I want to note that most of the time I feel like the youtubers don't run the game nearly as well as I do.

    You're not, it's impossible.

    You dont get it.

    Hes getting full fps.

    Full. Fps.

    Any time.

    Kind of like how you can sit and watch TV. All the TV.

    It will be Nvidia's next marketing phrase. "You can play with Full FPS,everywhere at anytime. All the FPS belong to you".

    I tried this tool months ago,didnt see much improvement besides slower loading of textures. I think this is only beneficial when you have a potato pc. Or atleast,a Pc that is unable to get "All the full fps everywhere".

  • Anyone here actually tech savvy enough to dig through the source code to see if this thing is doing anything malicious?

  • Lumikki.1725Lumikki.1725 Member ✭✭✭

    What's the hardware and OS requirements?

  • Dayra.7405Dayra.7405 Member ✭✭✭✭

    If it is good ANet should buy and integrate it.

  • Astralporing.1957Astralporing.1957 Member ✭✭✭✭

    It is good, but:
    1. it's not as good as some people try to make it seem to be.
    2. it doesn't work for all the systems (works for win 10, partially works for win 7, doesn't work for win 8/8.1)
    3. there are some edge cases with hardware/software configurations where it still doesn't work even for the systems it theoretically should. And by "not working" i mean that the whole game doesn't run with this enabled.
    4. there are some cases where you can end up with weird graphics artifacts on screen.

    point 2 can possibly be ignored. Point 1 is relevant only towards the cost/gain calculations of implementing the solution. 3 and 4 however are a big problem. Those are issues that can be ignored in a third party solution, but not in an official one.

    The whole point of a social game is to play with the people you want to play with, not be forced to play with the people you don't.

  • maddoctor.2738maddoctor.2738 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Lumikki.1725 said:
    What's the hardware and OS requirements?

    https://github.com/megai2/d912pxy/wiki/Installing

    Minimum:
    Windows 7 x64 with the Platform update or Windows 10 x64 (update to the latest build) - No Windows 8 support folks
    DirectX 12 capable GPU with at least feature level 11_0 support and shader model 5.1 support
    1GB VRAM
    6GB RAM
    CPU with AVX support (since v2.0)
    Please note: the minimum requirements listed above are just an estimate - it is not guaranteed that it will work with these specs.

    Recommended:
    Windows 10 x64 (update to the latest build)
    DirectX 12 capable GPU with feature level 11_1 support
    4GB VRAM
    16GB RAM
    CPU with AVX support (since v2.0)

  • Lumikki.1725Lumikki.1725 Member ✭✭✭

    I think that doesn't work in my computer, CPU is too old.

  • maddoctor.2738maddoctor.2738 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 28, 2020

    @Lumikki.1725 said:
    I think that doesn't work in my computer, CPU is too old.

    What's your CPU/GPU?

    edit https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Advanced_Vector_Extensions
    CPUs with AVX
    Intel
    Sandy Bridge processors, Q1 2011
    Sandy Bridge E processors, Q4 2011
    Ivy Bridge processors, Q1 2012
    Ivy Bridge E processors, Q3 2013
    Haswell processors, Q2 2013
    Haswell E processors, Q3 2014
    Broadwell processors, Q4 2014
    Skylake processors, Q3 2015
    Broadwell E processors, Q2 2016
    Kaby Lake processors, Q3 2016(ULV mobile)/Q1 2017(desktop/mobile)
    Skylake-X processors, Q2 2017
    Coffee Lake processors, Q4 2017
    Cannon Lake processors, Q2 2018
    Whiskey Lake processors, Q3 2018
    Cascade Lake processors, Q4 2018
    Ice Lake processors, Q3 2019
    Comet Lake processor (only Core branded), Q3 2019
    Tiger Lake processor, 2020
    Not all CPUs from the listed families support AVX. Generally, CPUs with the commercial denomination "Core i3/i5/i7" support them, whereas "Pentium" and "Celeron" CPUs don't.

    AMD:
    Jaguar-based processors and newer
    Puma-based processors and newer
    "Heavy Equipment" processors
    Bulldozer-based processors, Q4 2011
    Piledriver-based processors, Q4 2012
    Steamroller-based processors, Q1 2014
    Excavator-based processors and newer, 2015
    Zen-based processors, Q1 2017
    Zen+-based processors, Q2 2018
    Zen 2-based processors, Q3 2019
    Zen 3 processors, 2020

    So a CPU from around 2011 should have AVX unless it's an Intel Pentium or Celeron one.

  • Lumikki.1725Lumikki.1725 Member ✭✭✭

    i5 750 ja GTX750TI

  • Dawdler.8521Dawdler.8521 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 28, 2020

    @Lumikki.1725 said:
    i5 750 ja GTX750TI

    Yep, you're boned. 1st gen doesnt have AVX, starts with 2nd gen.
    Edit: and the 750Ti doesnt fully support 11_1 either if I'm not mistaken. You need to upgrade your potato.

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  • Lumikki.1725Lumikki.1725 Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 28, 2020

    @Dawdler.8521 said:

    @Lumikki.1725 said:
    i5 750 ja GTX750TI

    Yep, you're boned. 1st gen doesnt have AVX, starts with 2nd gen.
    Edit: and the 750Ti doesnt fully support 11_1 either if I'm not mistaken. You need to upgrade your potato.

    No thanks, I will just play older games then.

  • Dragon Priestess.9760Dragon Priestess.9760 Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 28, 2020

    I like the amount of people in here with absolutely horrible, potato setups who expect to be able to play mmorpgs like people with mid tier setups. ( cough @Lumikki.1725)

    Mmoprgs require PC investment. That's all on you to do. It's not Anet's problem that you are too lazy and cheap to upgrade your PC.

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  • Lumikki.1725Lumikki.1725 Member ✭✭✭
    edited June 29, 2020

    @Dragon Priestess.9760 said:
    Mmoprgs require PC investment. That's all on you to do. It's not Anet's problem that you are too lazy and cheap to upgrade your PC.

    It's not about been "too lazy and cheap to upgrade" PC. It's more about choise as is it worth of doing. I don't consider mmorpgs, so important part of my life that I would spend a lot of money because of some games. I can very easyly be without some modern games and play old ones. I also agree, that it's not Anet's problem, but I don't understand why you are so "angry" by other peoples choises. Anet loose some customers, but that's just normal. Anet can't stay in old technology forever, they need to be able compete with they mmorpgs agaist other companies mmorpgs. Also, it's Anet's choise when they are ready to upgrade they games to DX12. I play GW2 because I can play it with this computer. There are DX12 mmorpgs what I can't play.

  • Josiah.2967Josiah.2967 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited June 29, 2020

    Pro Tip: Use one of the included custom configs if you have a high end system. It will increase your frames significantly more than the standard install. The standard install is meant for mid-lower end.

    This made me enjoy events again. This made GW2 a prime part of my rotation again and lead to me spending a lot more money in the gem store. :-)

  • Zephyr.5382Zephyr.5382 Member ✭✭✭

    I'm now sold on this, after trying version 2.1.2. The last version I tried back in February seemed slower in loading missing textures. Either that or I'm more patient now. I don't even consider it an issue anymore. So, add me to the list of people benefiting from much smoother gameplay. My PC is no slouch, either: i7-4790K, 16GB RAM, RTX 2070, games installed on SSDs....

  • @Josiah.2967 said:
    Pro Tip: Use one of the included custom configs if you have a high end system. It will increase your frames significantly more than the standard install. The standard install is meant for mid-lower end.

    This made me enjoy events again. This made GW2 a prime part of my rotation again and lead to me spending a lot more money in the gem store. :-)

    Could you elaborate? I couldn't find any guidance on this. I tried entering "no" at the "Standard installation?" prompt, but that led to 3 options that didn't seem relevant.

  • @Twilight Tempest.7584 said:

    @Josiah.2967 said:
    Pro Tip: Use one of the included custom configs if you have a high end system. It will increase your frames significantly more than the standard install. The standard install is meant for mid-lower end.

    This made me enjoy events again. This made GW2 a prime part of my rotation again and lead to me spending a lot more money in the gem store. :-)

    Could you elaborate? I couldn't find any guidance on this. I tried entering "no" at the "Standard installation?" prompt, but that led to 3 options that didn't seem relevant.

    Think it has to do with the actual config file(s) in the d912pxy folder. You will find two config files, config.ini and bns_config.ini. In the configs folder there are some other files with high-end configurations. You are most likely supposed to replace one or both of the config files with these, unfortunately I don't know which replaces which and / or if you are supposed to replace both config.ini and bns_config.ini.

  • Quench.7091Quench.7091 Member ✭✭✭

    @Twilight Tempest.7584 said:

    @Josiah.2967 said:
    Pro Tip: Use one of the included custom configs if you have a high end system. It will increase your frames significantly more than the standard install. The standard install is meant for mid-lower end.

    This made me enjoy events again. This made GW2 a prime part of my rotation again and lead to me spending a lot more money in the gem store. :-)

    Could you elaborate? I couldn't find any guidance on this. I tried entering "no" at the "Standard installation?" prompt, but that led to 3 options that didn't seem relevant.

    There's a page on the github that goes into detail with the config file variables.
    https://github.com/megai2/d912pxy/wiki/Custom-configuration

  • Vences.7238Vences.7238 Member ✭✭

    Ryzen 1500x OC to 3,9 GHz + GTX 1070, 16 GB RAM. Win 10.
    Generally a bit lower fps, textures needed ages to load. The game has frozen while exit to desktop.

    Not for me. Uninstalled. Will wait for true DX12 from ANet. I hope with the next Expansion.

  • Apokriphos.7042Apokriphos.7042 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 1, 2020

    Installed 2 computers with 2.12 update and it seems to improve framerate significantly in meta events and wvw t2 zerg fights. Will update if things change. Details of gfx seem to be more defined and clear. I7 770 and i7 gen8 gtx 1060 16g ram

  • @Vences.7238 said:
    Ryzen 1500x OC to 3,9 GHz + GTX 1070, 16 GB RAM. Win 10.
    Generally a bit lower fps, textures needed ages to load. The game has frozen while exit to desktop.

    Not for me. Uninstalled. Will wait for true DX12 from ANet. I hope with the next Expansion.

    The textures will take a long time to load while it caches them the first time it encounters them. So you will notice this as you go from map to map. Eventually it ends and will not happen anymore, even on a restart of the game.

    For fps, I did a install/reinstall cycle three times in three different areas of the game and all three times the fps while using dx912pxy was higher by 6-20 fps. But as with all things, ymmv and it's possible it just doesn't have an effect on specific systems.

  • dandamanno.4136dandamanno.4136 Member ✭✭
    edited July 1, 2020

    @Twilight Tempest.7584 said:

    @Josiah.2967 said:
    Pro Tip: Use one of the included custom configs if you have a high end system. It will increase your frames significantly more than the standard install. The standard install is meant for mid-lower end.

    This made me enjoy events again. This made GW2 a prime part of my rotation again and lead to me spending a lot more money in the gem store. :-)

    Could you elaborate? I couldn't find any guidance on this. I tried entering "no" at the "Standard installation?" prompt, but that led to 3 options that didn't seem relevant.

    Grab the gw2_hiend config file in the config folder, rename it to config and place it into the main dx912 folder overwriting the existing config. The other configs are for Blade and Soul (bns_config) and if you have 8gb of vram and 16 gb of RAM (obviously only try that one if you meet those two criteria or better.

  • Dayra.7405Dayra.7405 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Hm did I got it right this tool emulates DX9 in DX12, and by doing so improves speed?

    Whow this means this hobby project is the better DX9 implementation than MS DX9 in windows10.

  • Sikil.9817Sikil.9817 Member ✭✭

    @Dayra.7405 said:
    Hm did I got it right this tool emulates DX9 in DX12, and by doing so improves speed?

    Whow this means this hobby project is the better DX9 implementation than MS DX9 in windows10.

    I'd say it's not so much the MS DX9 implementation being bad as modern graphics drivers not including strong optimisations for a very old API that isn't used by many programs that could stress a modern GPU anyway. That, and d912pxy almost certainly takes many shortcuts that are "unsafe" and could theoretically result in image corruption or crashes, but gets away with it because GW2 is safe in those situations by coincidence. The older DirectX APIs provided a great deal more guarantees and safety checks, especially relating to concurrent operations, than DX12 does (in exchange for lower performance.)

  • TheQuickFox.3826TheQuickFox.3826 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I'm on Windows 7. No DX12 for me. (Unless ArenaNet would release a build of GW2 with DX12 support on Win7 like Blizzard did with WoW.)
    https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/297092-microsoft-makes-it-easier-to-bring-directx-12-games-to-windows-7

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  • @TheQuickFox.3826 said:
    I'm on Windows 7. No DX12 for me. (Unless ArenaNet would release a build of GW2 with DX12 support on Win7 like Blizzard did with WoW.)
    https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/297092-microsoft-makes-it-easier-to-bring-directx-12-games-to-windows-7

    Hmm, maybe you can according to the requirements. https://github.com/megai2/d912pxy/wiki/Installing

  • Josiah.2967Josiah.2967 Member ✭✭✭✭
    edited July 1, 2020

    @Rasgalinj.2763 said:

    @Twilight Tempest.7584 said:

    @Josiah.2967 said:
    Pro Tip: Use one of the included custom configs if you have a high end system. It will increase your frames significantly more than the standard install. The standard install is meant for mid-lower end.

    This made me enjoy events again. This made GW2 a prime part of my rotation again and lead to me spending a lot more money in the gem store. :-)

    Could you elaborate? I couldn't find any guidance on this. I tried entering "no" at the "Standard installation?" prompt, but that led to 3 options that didn't seem relevant.

    Think it has to do with the actual config file(s) in the d912pxy folder. You will find two config files, config.ini and bns_config.ini. In the configs folder there are some other files with high-end configurations. You are most likely supposed to replace one or both of the config files with these, unfortunately I don't know which replaces which and / or if you are supposed to replace both config.ini and bns_config.ini.

    This is what I am talking about.This stopped the jitter for me. Doing that alone will make a big impact if you have a med-higher end 8GB card and at least 16GB a ram (32 preferred). I made a few more tweaks to the custom config to utilize even more resources. The custom config should be ideal for a lot of people, I would not recommend that most people tweaks things further. The increase is much less than the preset custom config that will work for more people.

    One place I always have issues is the intro of Grothmar Valley (bar area). I used this for my testing.

    None: 27-32 frames
    Standards: 36-46 frames
    Custom Config - 62-82 frames.

    The rest of it I am capped at 130 frames. (My choice). This plugin alone made events enjoyable for me. The jitter would can make me nautious if their is to much jitter. I have a high end system, so your mileage may vary. Poorly optimized bosses like Drakar still drop down to 65-80 frames, but that's high enough to prevent the jitter for me I had before. This just makes the game enjoyable for me.

    Note: Other people might have higher frames in that place, however I have a 1440p ultrawide monitor. :-)

    The great news is this is the most inefficient way to use DX12. Anything Arenanet does will be far superior and provide even greater frames. I really hope the next expansion has such an update so I no longer need this.

  • Astralporing.1957Astralporing.1957 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @TheQuickFox.3826 said:
    I'm on Windows 7. No DX12 for me. (Unless ArenaNet would release a build of GW2 with DX12 support on Win7 like Blizzard did with WoW.)
    https://www.extremetech.com/gaming/297092-microsoft-makes-it-easier-to-bring-directx-12-games-to-windows-7

    d912pxy will work for windows 7 (at a reduced effectiveness, as not everything can be emulated well). It's the windows 8/8.1 owners that have a problem, as there is no solution whatsoever for them.
    Well, they probably could downgrade to windows 7, but i assume everyone with windows 8.1 has a reason why they can't do that. "upgrading" to win10 however is not something i would recommend. While backbone of this system is indeed sound, the UI and QoL it offers are the worst so far (there's also the ugly aestethics issue, but that one is highly subjective so i suppose there are people that might actually like it).

    The whole point of a social game is to play with the people you want to play with, not be forced to play with the people you don't.

  • Dawdler.8521Dawdler.8521 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Astralporing.1957 said:
    "upgrading" to win10 however is not something i would recommend.

    There is zero reason not to use Win10 today, except maybe for using Linux.

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  • Shao.7236Shao.7236 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Marasmic.6819 said:
    Anyone here actually tech savvy enough to dig through the source code to see if this thing is doing anything malicious?

    Source code was eventually shared and nothing malicious to be found in the end.

    @Dawdler.8521 said:

    @Astralporing.1957 said:
    "upgrading" to win10 however is not something i would recommend.

    There is zero reason not to use Win10 today, except maybe for using Linux.

    As long as people ain't telling you that it's just "privacy" issues because neither OS is actually safe, one is just more openly sharing the fact that it's picking your stuff up.

    Willing to help with anything Revenant related.

  • Gundahar.2765Gundahar.2765 Member ✭✭✭
    edited July 2, 2020

    I guess its time to upgrade from win 8.1 to 10, thanks for the heads up, I almost installed it, saved me "trying to make it work" fuss.
    Why it doesn't work on win 8/8.1, does anyone know?

    @Shao.7236 8.1 should have been the learned from mistakes version. I mean, I had no problems so far with it, on the contrary it feels more stable than win 10 in some regards. But then win 10 got alot of updates, so it exceeds win 8.1 in terms of stability, compatibility and optimization.

  • Shao.7236Shao.7236 Member ✭✭✭✭

    @Gundahar.2765 said:
    I guess its time to upgrade from win 8.1 to 10, thanks for the heads up, I almost installed it, saved me "trying to make it work" fuss.
    Why it doesn't work on win 8/8.1, does anyone know?

    8 is like Vista, it was the big change. Where a lot of things lost compatibility and such, where everything had to start adapting. 10 is like 7, where they've learned from their mistakes and perfected from those. This is rather common in technology steps.

    Willing to help with anything Revenant related.

  • Dante.1508Dante.1508 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I found Dx9 far more stable on my pc over DX12, i've yet to ever play a DX12 game stable ever... I'm on Core i5 3470, 16gb ram and GTX 1060 6gb and no DX12 anything has ever been stable.. I miss dx9-10 so much tbh..

    Also GW2 runs smooth as for me outside of network latency.

  • My gpu does not say 12 in dxdiag window, but someone told me it is working for me when my portraits look weird and the environment pops in on first load.

    So it doesn't need full dx12? My card supposedly handles some dx12 features but not all.

    Click on your name up top. Click the little icon with the down arrow for preferences. Click Signature Settings to the right.

  • notebene.3190notebene.3190 Member ✭✭✭✭

    Does the person that created and/or maintains this have a forum or some other means of communicating possible bugs or issues to work on? I think I managed to find the place the code is maintained, and it has some sort of issue tracker, but it's 'extremely' intimidating. I was hoping to just convey an issue I see with it, maybe provide a screenshot, and offer to test changes directed at that issue.

    Other than the one issue I see, it works pretty good for me. I don't know if it helps my FPS anywhere, it does 'seem' to increase the load on my processor, even, but it helps smooth out some places and times when I get 'stutter'. One example is when I first login a character in the Mist thing in the sky (forget the exact name, one of the better 'one stop shopping' portal scroll places), when I make a 180 degree turn with my mouse to look the other way the first time, it's a big lag fest. With this running, it's non-existent.

    In the event I don't get a chance, thank you all for the company and help when I needed it from time to time.

  • Einlanzer.1627Einlanzer.1627 Member ✭✭✭✭

    I set this up and can definitely tell a difference. There's virtually no stuttering anymore. Very nice.

  • @galuf.5741 said:

    @DoRi Silvia.4159 said:

    @galuf.5741 said:
    I don't see how this tool will bump my experience when I'm fps capped for my monitor in full configuration tho. I believe that actually gw2 is a bit more demanding, maybe it would do fine for people with midrange specs.

    So your rig is able to hold solid fps in big zerg maps of like 50 + people spamming skills? If so then please share your specs.......it is very difficult to achieve high fps in populated demanding areas wvw for example, but the app looks like it helps to utilize more cores rather than being single heavy, thus gaining better performance. Pretty sure also that the main advantage is not your avg frame rate but your lowest fps drop will see increase.
    Have seen people reporting where they used to get 20-30 fps is now seeing 45-60

    My rig is the same I get 100+ fps in a quiet area until I come across a big squad or a big meta event happens it drops to lowest 20-25. Which is why I'm so eager to try this out

    I run at full fps anywhere and at any time. I've got 64GB ram, an i9, a 2nd gen ssd and a 2080TI. Also, I want to note that most of the time I feel like the youtubers don't run the game nearly as well as I do.

    Now post a vid proving it. :)

  • I tried this today and while it works without glitches, I can't say that I see any difference in both minimum and maximum FPS. When doing Death Branded Shatterer, the Steel warband phase in Drizzlewood and other taxing metas, the FPS still goes down to 14-15 if the map is full. Had some hope that frames in metas with gazillions of peope might become better, but didn't happen.
    My PC is Ryzen 5 1600x, RX 580 8GB and 16 GB dual channel RAM at 2666 mhz. Playing on max settings.

  • @notebene.3190 The proper way is to create a new issue (green button on the right) if you want to contact the author.

    @Crono.4197 I assume max settings means exactly that, everything at max including character model limit, then this atm are beyond saving and nothing will help u there. The frame times will be smoother, but lows and highs will remain the same, because of that one setting. If u wanna see the difference, lower this, preferably to the lowest. Anything above lowest there have disproportional hit on fps, i'd assume engine is in some way bottlenecked there almost regardless of hardware and api. Other unreasonably heavy hitters r ultra shadows and reflections at reflect all , if u wanna boost in fps turn down those one step, especially seeing your GPU fairly middle(lower) range.

    Latest version improved performance for me further. I also suggest trying out high end config file located in config folder in d912pxy directory, unless u're running on a low end hardware, then stick to default.