The Great BVE 4 Frame Rate Experiment

What was the max frame rate you got on Aln Valley?

  • 15 or less

    Votes: 5 21.7%
  • 16 - 20

    Votes: 1 4.3%
  • 21 - 25

    Votes: 5 21.7%
  • 26 - 30

    Votes: 3 13.0%
  • 31 - 35

    Votes: 4 17.4%
  • 26 - 40

    Votes: 4 17.4%
  • 41 or more

    Votes: 7 30.4%
  • YES, I achieved acceptable rates

    Votes: 10 43.5%
  • NO, I thought the frame rate was unacceptable

    Votes: 2 8.7%

  • Total voters
    23
  • Poll closed .
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eezypeazy

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In recent weeks, there have been debates about frame rates going on in various forums, so I thought I'd see if you'd like to take part in a little experiment in order to gather some real evidence.

I'd like us all to drive the same short route, in the same train. Then, make a note of the MAXIMUM frame rate you achieved, and put it in the poll. Do the same for each machine on which you run BVE 4.

So, if you haven't already got it, visit my website and download Aln Valley for BVE 4. Then, edit the route file to drive it with the recently released ONE class 156 DMU. (If you've already got this excellent train, please make sure you drive the route with the unmodified, "as is" train originally downloaded). Before you drive the route, turn off as many other applications as you can, thus freeing up as many resources as possible for BVE 4. Drive the route observing the 25mph speed limit, and the other 10mph limits. The route should only take you about six minutes to drive.

At the end of this short experiment, we should gather information about the frame rates real users are achieving, regardless of machines and specs. Hopefully, this will assist route developers in building routes that most people can drive.

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TAS

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Aln Valley is the best route for framerates I get. I get a max of 50 insead of 30 framerates!
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LondonBVE

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I usually get 10-15 for every routes after i update my graphics card, before updating it was 18-20. Don't know what happen?
 

richa2002

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Hasn't anyone else realised that when you turn on the FPS option using F2, the FPS drops dramatically so does not give an accurate representation ?
 

eezypeazy

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Richard Armstrong said:
Hasn't anyone else realised that when you turn on the FPS option using F2, the FPS drops dramatically so does not give an accurate representation ?
Err, sorry to sound thick, but how would you know?

Also, does viewing the time and throttle/reverser/brake display also affect frame rate?

eezypeazy
 

Dave A

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Cockfosters said:
Oh really? I don't think you mentioned it?
:lol: :lol: ;)

I think you should just build the route the way you want to. Frame rates are a problem, but in the end, if people want to run a game on a computer, they should have a decent enough one in the first place!

Remember, evolution is part of life. If nothing ever evolved, we wouldn't even exist. If computers were never improved, BVE wouldn't be like it is today!
 

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Personally I don't think Framerates is a problem to me though all my routes framerate is 12 fps to 13 fps but never mind to me is normal. So I don't think Framerate is really a problem. Anyway good luck to your Aln Valley upgrading. Hope to see it soon.:D
 
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