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Old 06-30-03, 09:19 PM   #1
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How do you test your Quake 3 FPS?

I just got a new rig, and dont know how to test the FPS in Quake 3. Can someone please explain it to me. Thanks.
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Old 06-30-03, 09:23 PM   #2
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While playing turn on the FPS meter
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Old 07-01-03, 01:49 AM   #3
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I don't game but I know that many people do FutureMark's 3dmark benchmarking program.

FutureMark 3dmark benchmarking ...

download the program right for you and run away.
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Old 07-01-03, 09:01 AM   #4
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cg_drawfps 1

or, if you want to do a timedemo run.. in the console type "timedemo 1".. then select a demo, and let it run through, it will give you the max FPS possible.
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Old 07-01-03, 09:29 AM   #5
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You cant beat FRAPS. Its always better to benchmark using actual games rather than a synthetic benchmark. Especially since the whole nVidia "cheating" fiasco.
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Old 07-01-03, 09:50 AM   #6
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Quote:
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cg_drawfps 1

or, if you want to do a timedemo run.. in the console type "timedemo 1".. then select a demo, and let it run through, it will give you the max FPS possible.
Thanks, this is what I think I am looking for. I knew how to do it for Q2, but not three. I am going to try this on my new P4 2.8G w/ HT and 800MHg Bus, 512MB Corsair, and ****** Ti4200 128 XFX card when I get home tonight
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Old 07-01-03, 06:11 PM   #7
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ok, i cant get the console max FPS to work. What EXACTLY do I type, and when do I type it? Line by line please, I am a moron, I know this. Please help!!
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Old 07-01-03, 06:19 PM   #8
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when quake3 starts, press ` to go into the console..

type: timedemo 1

press ESC, then go to Demos on the menu, and select a demo.

The demo will run through really fast, and it will end. Press ` again to go to the console, you'll see the FPS on the last line.
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Old 07-02-03, 10:02 AM   #9
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when I typed timedemo 1 last time, it gave me somethign like timedemo 1 cannot be used with a cheat or something along those lines, but i think I did it during a single player game, I will try what you said when I get home.
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Old 07-02-03, 05:18 PM   #10
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When typing those commands, make sure you're in the main menu.
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