March 24th, 2008, 08:29
Weird FPS increase issue.
I am using Dolphin Beta 3 x64 on XP SP2 x64 with an athlon64 X 2 3800+ @ 2.0 Ghz, Geforce 6150LE, 1024 MB of ram.
The issue or alleged tweak is weird in it self, on Sonic Adventure 2 Battle I was usually getting about 20 - 25 FPS on some levels and never above that, with it dipping below sometimes.
I found running Windows Media Player 11 running in the background gives a significant boost in speed.
After having WMP running and starting SA2: Battle in Dolphin my FPS increased by nearly 10 - 15 and even 20 FPS in SA2:Battle on Dolphin.
On most levels such as the Green forest level I was now getting between 30 - 45 FPS as compared to 20 - 25 before with it never dipping below 28.
Some levels were exceptionally fast now, however some levels were still fairy slow such as pumpkin hill and one or two others.
I kept thinking to myself that this was fairly weird.
This worked for other games as well, in Zelda: Windwaker it yielded about a 5 - 10 FPS increase, in Mario Sunshine about a 5 FPS increase.
March 24th, 2008, 17:35
March 24th, 2008, 17:46
Last edited by Xtreme2damax; March 24th, 2008 at 17:54.
March 25th, 2008, 23:55
It's possible that running WMP accesses and opens up memory areas that are otherwise unused.