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Old 08-14-2002, 07:34 PM   #1
Trewayn
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Default 08/15 patch destroys framerates?

Has anyone else found that today's patch has led to some severe decreases in framerates with modified UIs? I have a fairly heavily modified UI and during large fights the frame rate drops to one frame every one or two seconds which, unsurprisingly enough, isn't really acceptable.

Anyone else having similar experiences? And have you found any ways of increasing efficiency?
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Old 08-14-2002, 07:37 PM   #2
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I dont get Framerate problems at any specific times, i can be on a full blown raid and not have any troubles or i can be walking through EFP at 4 am and only one in zone and it goes to 2-3FPS, it scares me honestly and lately ive reverted to the old UI unless i go to bazaar, it seems purely random in my case, just sudden spurts of framerate problems
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Old 08-14-2002, 09:18 PM   #3
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Actually, I think I have found the problem. It's soemthing to do with Gendine's buff box. For some reason it is a) not displaying the background buff info (red or blue etc) and b) lags the living hell out of me when it tries to display more than 5 buffs at a time.

May have to remove the damned thing.
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Old 08-14-2002, 10:11 PM   #4
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I've been having this problem as well. I don't use Geddine's buff box, but one similar to it which has a smaller footprint. It also uses a red/blue color scheme for harmful/beneficial buffs.

I've looked through the buff file but can't seem to find any reference to anything that changed today. Will be interesting to find out if someone more expecienced at coding the UI finds any peculiarities.

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---Late addition edit---

I ended up making my edits to new EQUI.xml file and using that and it worked. Not sure what was added, but something was causing the lag. Before my changes, doing /default was like turning off the lag switch. It was that noticeable in places.

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Old 08-15-2002, 01:30 AM   #5
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What edits did you make?
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Old 08-15-2002, 09:43 AM   #6
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I only make 3 edits to EQUI.xml. Two of the edits are commenting out the breath and casting guages (because they appear in my player info window bars instead), and the third edit is an include to EQUI_MyAnimations.xml. The MyAnimations is a custom file where I do all my animations mods, so I can use the default Animations file every time its patched, and not have to mess with changing it.

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Old 08-16-2002, 01:54 PM   #7
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I had the same problem. It didn't start immediately, I played awhile and then the frame rate just suddently crashed to near zero. Turning off the compass (alt-D) fixed the problem immediately.

I suspect the problem was that I didn't correctly add the changes from this patch to my EQUI_Animations file. There's a TextureInfoItem for window_pieces04 and two Ui2DAnimation items: A_CompassStrip and A_CompassOverlay.
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Old 08-16-2002, 02:08 PM   #8
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OMG Apollyon, you just gave me a brilliant idea..


<scrambles threw his notes>
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