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    24.1 64bit Video Card Tip

    With the release of 24.1 this week, I noticed my client's performance on a Macbook Pro was terrible as compared to 24.0 without any changes on my end. I know that this has been mentioned in some threads throughout the forums, but was going to reiterate that the ~/Documents/The Lord Of The Rings Online/UserPreferences64.ini file should probably read
    Code:
    DisplayAdapter=1
    to force the client to use the discrete GFX card (if you have one). For some reason 24.1 was trying to run on using the onboard Intel GFX chip, and performance obviously was terrible. Hope that helps people.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StinkyGreene View Post
    With the release of 24.1 this week, I noticed my client's performance on a Macbook Pro was terrible as compared to 24.0 without any changes on my end. I know that this has been mentioned in some threads throughout the forums, but was going to reiterate that the ~/Documents/The Lord Of The Rings Online/UserPreferences64.ini file should probably read
    Code:
    DisplayAdapter=1
    to force the client to use the discrete GFX card (if you have one). For some reason 24.1 was trying to run on using the onboard Intel GFX chip, and performance obviously was terrible. Hope that helps people.
    Thanks StinkyGreene, I appreciate the tip.

    How did you found out about that setting?


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    I found it in other threads here in the forum, both in this Mac forum, and in others on the LOTRO boards. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to fix the problems in 24.1 as I had hoped. My client has gone down into unplayable framerates today. Working on trying to figure out what is going on. My Wine Client was from the original release of the LOTRO Wine client. I decided to get rid of it and try a fresh one to rule that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StinkyGreene View Post
    I found it in other threads here in the forum, both in this Mac forum, and in others on the LOTRO boards. Unfortunately it doesn't seem to fix the problems in 24.1 as I had hoped. My client has gone down into unplayable framerates today. Working on trying to figure out what is going on. My Wine Client was from the original release of the LOTRO Wine client. I decided to get rid of it and try a fresh one to rule that out.
    A pity about that, but thanks anyway!

    Good luck!

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    Are you aware that turning on various post processing features in the advanced gfx options for the game hands off to the gfx card and actually improves performance?

    dx11 runs better than dx9 usually, and Anti-aliasing set to x8 at least (not sure about x16, as the option has only just appeared.

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    I have no clue how to install dx11 on the Mac. Post processing was a notorious crasher for the past 7-8 years on the Mac client, please enlighten me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by StinkyGreene View Post
    I have no clue how to install dx11 on the Mac. Post processing was a notorious crasher for the past 7-8 years on the Mac client, please enlighten me.
    Sorry, it is just with the new clients handing off more to the gfx system, at least on a Winbox, you get better performance AND better eye candy.

    Even with a fairly old i5 laptop with intel HD3000 gfx, I can run nearly everything post processing at max and get better fps than switching it all off.

    Switching on Anisotropic filters, at any value of "x" improves fps by 10% or so over the next lowest rez option

    I dont know what options the new Wine client offers you as I havent played with it (yet).

    I am planning another play with Linux over the summer, where (as I understand it) the Wine implementation is identical.

 

 

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