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PostPosted: Sun Aug 23, 2009 8:28 pm 
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Tweaks for improved game performance.
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Console Commands: *Enable Console first in options* then type in the following then hit enter.


*First things first*: (back up your "normal" config) found here for *XP C:\Documents and Settings\<USERNAME>\Local Settings\Application

Data\Activision\CoDWaW\players\profiles\<playername> Vista is in a similar place :P


1) Punkbuster Sleep setting: /pb_sleep 500 (tells punkbuster client software to wait longer before awakening and sending info to PB)
Save PB setting to config: /pb_writecfg (makes the above setting permanent so you don’t have to do it each time you log in)

- The above changes the frequency that your PC reports to the server and thus reduced frequency of network spikes and the associated latency.

2) Packet transfer setting: /cl_maxpackets 100

- This setting helps smooth out data transfer and should help if you have a cable or other high speed connection.
This setting works in conjunction with the com_maxfps 125 setting.

3) Send duplicate packets: /cl_packetdup 0 or 1
- Manage whether or not extra or duplicate packets are sent to the server.(1 is default and this sends an extra packet of data in case the first one is lost.
If you enable the lagometer (see tools below), then you can see if you are losing any packets.If yes, then leave this at 1. If no, you can consider changing to 0.

4) Snaps: /snaps This is possibly the most important setting for getting a good connection. Snaps setting determines how many updates you recieve from the server. 20

to 30 for 56K connects in quake series 40 for high speed internet im sure the same for cod. (30 is fine).

5) Enable higher Frames Per Second (FPS): /com_maxfps 125 (Default is 85 so this may help overall FPS. Some say this should be set at or just above your average FPS

to smooth things out)

- This allows your game to go allow higher frame rates than the default. Set it to a value you want based on the capabilities of you machines…
to unlock FPS completely and see what you machine is capable of set to 0, it can go as high as 1000.

6) Field of View (FOV): /cg_fov 80

7)Shadows: /sm_enable 0 Turns off unique Shadows ingame

8)Depth of Field: /seta r_dof_enable "0" Gets rid of the "blur" around you gun and clears your perperipheral vision.

- If you want to widen your FOV (field of view) from 65 degrees to 80 degrees, use this command.
NOTE: This basically “backs you up” to give you a larger viewing area at the sides but it does make user/soldiers/enemies slightly smaller at the same time.
This command does not affect machine performance and is merely a preference to give you the ability to see more.

In game tools:
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1) Show framerate on screen so you can see how your PC is performing: /cg_drawFPS 1 (choices are 1,2,or 3 where 0 = off / 1 = on)

- At a minimum, you need to try to be above 60FPS so that you have no visual choppiness. Reduce textures, shadows, lighting etc.

2) Show network connection quality: /cg_drawlagometer 1 (puts a graph just above your grenades icon on screen)

- Top meter on graph. GFX shown in Blue, (or blue with small amounts of yellow) then you system is in synch and your screen/system is refreshing in sync with the

server’s perspective of the game world.
If Yellow, then you are having issues and your screen/system may not be in synch with what the server thinks is happeing.. noticable lag bad hit rego.
The blue shows how well your graphics card is staying in sync with the server as it relates to rendering the gaming environment.
A few yellow items is OK but you want the vast majority to be blue. If you have a lot of yellow, this means that your graphics rendering and server rendering of the

gameworld is out of sync.The smoother the flow on this meter, the better, the faster the higher your FPS is.

- Bottom meter should be all or mostly green. Lots of yellow or red means there are issues. When you spawn or die, you can sometimes see lots of RED , this seems to

be OK. If you are all green, then you can consider changing your cl_packetdup to 0 and you can increase your cl_maxpackets

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Performance improvements summary:

*Enable Console first in options*

Punkbuster Sleep setting: /pb_sleep 500

Save PB setting to config: /pb_writecfg

Packet transfer setting: /cl_maxpackets 100

Send duplicate packets: /cl_packetdup 0 or 1

Max FPS: /com_maxfps 125

Field of View (FOV): /cg_fov 80

Draw your FPS on screen: /cg_drawfps 1

Draw your Lagometer on screen: /cg_drawlagometer 1


Shell Casings: /cg_brass o gets rid of the shell casings being ejected

Shadows: /sm_enable 0 Turns off unique Shadows ingame

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Notes:*CG FOV :: Field of view, where the value is the angle of the circular arc that is displayed
on your screen. High values will make the game appear "fisheyed".

*MAX FPS :: This command limits your maximum FPS. You may ask why you would want to do this,
and the answer is that it will help the server from having lag confusion when your frame rate
has a sudden rise or fall. Run a timedemo, collect your average FPS and use that as the limit
for when you play on-line.

*MAXPACKETS :: This setting puts a limit on the maximum amount of packets that can be sent to
the server via the client. This setting is useful for people with slower modems. Obviously we
all have high speed connects so set to at least 100. Lower maxpacket settings i.e 30 lowers ping
on screen but at the cost of registration.

*/sm_enable 0: Turns off unique Shadows ingame, it boosts FPS more than most commands.

That's about it for now if I think of anything to add to this I will update the thread with a new reply post.
Enjoy, try it out and give some feedback if things are better.

Check here to see if your machine is up to the task of CoDWaW > http://www.systemrequirementslab.com/re ... on_id=7974

thankx,
=FMR=6BlackRavens. :D
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Hey no worries mate :D can't have peeps playing a good game with bad FPS/Rego/Lag etc.
I'll fix 'em up ! sort out the cobwebs and blow away that dust from yer GFX card and get it pumping lol :P
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Thx, Ravens...

Appreciate that detailed post.
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My pleasure to pass on the knowledge mate. 8)
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Run a timedemo, collect your average FPS


What is the console command to do that?
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Well either I am going blind because I cant find the config file (have vista 64) following what he says up top. I go to c: then I don't see documents & settings, game for me is in program files (x86).
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Well either I am going blind because I cant find the config file (have vista 64) following what he says up top. I go to c: then I don't see documents & settings, game for me is in program files (x86).

You must change your settings so you can see hidden folders and files.


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First you need to setup your system to see hidden files and folders:
Click on the Start Menu
Select Control Panel
Double-click on the Folder options
Select the View tab
Select the option to view hidden files and folders


Go to start -> computer
Double-click on C:
Double-click on the users folder
Double-click on a folder that has your Windows username
Double-click on the AppData folder
Double-click on the Local folder
Double-click on the Activision folder
Double-click on the CoDWaW folder


A little different then XP but I found it..lol.
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OK, soz yer I didn't add Vista, well cos I don't use it and a lot of gamers I know don't use it either.

Update for W7 : C:\Users\XxXUsernameXxX\AppData\Local\Activision\CoDWaW\players\profiles
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