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NutellaCrepe
01.07.2012 , 06:43 PM | #11
Quote: Originally Posted by Trojan_Rabbit View Post
Yes. Download RadeonPro, install it, and then it will allow you to setup your own profiles for various games and programs. Its a really great program and it saves you quite a few headaches.
Thanks, do you have any sort of step by step? I'm not to good with this and the only thing I was able to do is add SWTOR launcher as an application
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blitzmut
01.07.2012 , 06:46 PM | #12
Gonna give this RadeonPro thing a shot - fingers crossed!

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Trojan_Rabbit
01.07.2012 , 07:02 PM | #13
Quote: Originally Posted by NutellaCrepe View Post
Thanks, do you have any sort of step by step? I'm not to good with this and the only thing I was able to do is add SWTOR launcher as an application
Sure.

1. When you open the program up, your will see a list of icons in the top bar of the program. Simply click the one with the paper and a '+' symbol on it. This will allow you to add a new profile.

2. A window will pop up with an explorer for Windows. Navigate to the .exe for SWTOR (C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\BioWare\Star Wars - The Old Republic) <--- That is where mine is at. Select the .exe and open it. A profile for SWTOR will now be present in the list.

3. Next, you can go under the various tabs in the right window such as: Visual, Advanced, Tweaks, Scripts, Launcher, etc... The important ones are the Visuals, Advanced, and Tweaks.

4. Under the Visuals tab, set Anti-Aliasing up to whatever you would like (8x for me). Then set your Anti-Aliasing Filter to Box. The Anti-Aliasing mode is usually fine at Multi-sample. The Anisotropic filtering determines the crispness of textures, so I usually boost it up to 16x. Next you can force an AMD Optimized V-sync, but I would recommend waiting and using the V-sync under the D3D Tweaks in the Tweaks tab.

5. Under the Advanced tab, you can force an OpenGL Tri-buffer, but again I would use the one under Tweaks. The Mipmap quality under this section also determines texture quality, so I always set it to high. The Flip Queue Size allows your CPU to render frames for the GPU so I would leave that alone for SWTOR since the CPU is already having troubles with it.

6. Lastly, the Tweaks tab is where I would recommend you force your Vsync and Triple Buffering. It can also be helpful for you to manually put your refresh rate into the box to the right of the tri-buffer check box. You can also force your drivers to use an Anti-Aliasing profile and a Crossfire profile through this tab. But none of the profiles are designed around the SWTOR engine, so it does not help much. The bottom section of this tab allows for your to disable Aero (gives your CPU a little more processing capacity) and also allows for you to manually set your CPU Affinity and to force your processor into High Priority mode.

7. Another tab that can be important is the Launcher tab. If you want to experiment with this, you can select the actual SWTOR exe file (not the launcher file from before) and build a profile around that exe. Mine is located here ---> ( C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\BioWare\Star Wars - The Old Republic\swtor\retailclient). Then you can manually select your own custom launcher (this would be the SWTOR launcher from before). I don't know if doing this has any effect, but it can't hurt to experiment around with it.

This should get you started.

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NutellaCrepe
01.07.2012 , 07:11 PM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by Trojan_Rabbit View Post
Sure.

1. When you open the program up, your will see a list of icons in the top bar of the program. Simply click the one with the paper and a '+' symbol on it. This will allow you to add a new profile.

2. A window will pop up with an explorer for Windows. Navigate to the .exe for SWTOR (C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\BioWare\Star Wars - The Old Republic) <--- That is where mine is at. Select the .exe and open it. A profile for SWTOR will now be present in the list.

3. Next, you can go under the various tabs in the right window such as: Visual, Advanced, Tweaks, Scripts, Launcher, etc... The important ones are the Visuals, Advanced, and Tweaks.

4. Under the Visuals tab, set Anti-Aliasing up to whatever you would like (8x for me). Then set your Anti-Aliasing Filter to Box. The Anti-Aliasing mode is usually fine at Multi-sample. The Anisotropic filtering determines the crispness of textures, so I usually boost it up to 16x. Next you can force an AMD Optimized V-sync, but I would recommend waiting and using the V-sync under the D3D Tweaks in the Tweaks tab.

5. Under the Advanced tab, you can force an OpenGL Tri-buffer, but again I would use the one under Tweaks. The Mipmap quality under this section also determines texture quality, so I always set it to high. The Flip Queue Size allows your CPU to render frames for the GPU so I would leave that alone for SWTOR since the CPU is already having troubles with it.

6. Lastly, the Tweaks tab is where I would recommend you force your Vsync and Triple Buffering. It can also be helpful for you to manually put your refresh rate into the box to the right of the tri-buffer check box. You can also force your drivers to use an Anti-Aliasing profile and a Crossfire profile through this tab. But none of the profiles are designed around the SWTOR engine, so it does not help much. The bottom section of this tab allows for your to disable Aero (gives your CPU a little more processing capacity) and also allows for you to manually set your CPU Affinity and to force your processor into High Priority mode.

7. Another tab that can be important is the Launcher tab. If you want to experiment with this, you can select the actual SWTOR exe file (not the launcher file from before) and build a profile around that exe. Mine is located here ---> ( C:\Program Files (x86)\Electronic Arts\BioWare\Star Wars - The Old Republic\swtor\retailclient). Then you can manually select your own custom launcher (this would be the SWTOR launcher from before). I don't know if doing this has any effect, but it can't hurt to experiment around with it.

This should get you started.
Thanks a million for being so patient and going through all this

I'll try it out asap!
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murkraz
01.07.2012 , 07:21 PM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by jamersc View Post
So I'll start by saying that this is not a miracle cure to the problem plaguing so many of us and I'm only adding my two pence to the umpteen number of possible "fps" fixes that are floating around.

But here goes;
Like many people on here I've been enthralled by the game but utterly p***ed off with the way it runs. So after re-installing Windows 7 64bit, installing the game onto several different hdd's (SSD and Mechanical included), testing various different Nvidia drivers, trying the winxp sp3 compatiblity trick, changing every setting ini tweak and gfx card control panel performance tweak I've found or know of. Plus resolutions etc with no difference in performance. I have finally got the game running at a much more acceptible level, example: Aldeeran warzone before: Frame rate down to 5/10fps, After? 30 minimum.

Check the spoiler for detail on my specs, I'm using the latest nVIDIA WHQL driver 285.62.
System: i7 920 @ 2.8ghz / 12gb ram / Geforce GTX580 / Crucial m4 SSD.

Ingame settings: 1680x1050 (120hz) Everything on High with Shadows turned off / Bloom off.

So what did I do? Simple just went into the nvidia control panel and added a Swtor.exe profile manually to the Program Settings Tab of Manage 3D Settings (and yes I'd previously forced AA and other settings including AF etc using the nvidia Inspector program and it did nothing to my performance), ever since doing this the game now runs exponentially better than it did! It's still not brilliant but i'll take an upgrade from a milk float to a Ford Escort anyday, at least until they manage to work out the real problem.

[EDIT - I manually set each option for the profile as well even if there was no difference from the Global Setting]

I hope this in anyway helps anyone, or if you've already tried this and it didnt work? I'm sorry :/ sucks to be you, plus I dunno if this'll work in Cataclyst Control Centre but its worth a bash.

Good luck all!
I have a 460 gtx and my processor is an old e8400 core 2 duo and I get the same results of 30 fps, shadows on low, bloom off in war zones, 60 everywhere else except fleets. I'm going to try this fix but from what I can tell, you just got the crappy end of the barrel (FOR SOME REASON) with the setup that you have. My buddy has a 580 and an i7 and plays the game 1920x1080 120hz or on his 40" TV and it owns me.
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Kaphik
01.07.2012 , 07:26 PM | #16
I had no problems with framerate or lag until today. I'm trying this solution, I never set up an NVIDA problem for the game. I'm wondering if some of the changes to the game via patches are affecting framerates.

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Grindie
01.07.2012 , 07:42 PM | #17
Cant seem to get it to work

FPS doesnt show up on top left, and just doesnt feel like its working, little confused. Any help? Not that savy with tech stuff.
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lrgshadow
01.07.2012 , 07:58 PM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Grindie View Post
Cant seem to get it to work

FPS doesnt show up on top left, and just doesnt feel like its working, little confused. Any help? Not that savy with tech stuff.
FPS has always been at the bottom left, for me,

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OklahomaSooner
01.07.2012 , 08:00 PM | #19
Did absolutely nothing. Tried everything, nothing.

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Marctraider
01.07.2012 , 08:03 PM | #20
afaik AA cant be forced in the game with the standard control panel, only with the .ini file and nvidia inspector and such.

In addition, forcing Anisotropic filtering to a specific setting will force that in the game as well. But it will hardly crank up your FPS...