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#1 CountMorillonite

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 12:43 AM

Just a quick question and I apologize if it's been answered plenty of times.

 

I updated from 2.05 to 2.06. When I started the game, the opening menu denotes at the bottom left side that I'm running 2.06/32. I'm assuming that means 32-bit. How do I get the 64-bit build. The executable to install  (tdm_update.exe) doesn't have a 64-bit version. Was there a choice somewhere during the install asking if I wanted 64-bit and i missed it ? 



#2 s.urfer

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 02:53 AM

I did run the normal update from 2.05 with tdm_update.exe and got an TheDarkModx64.exe...


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 02:53 AM

In your main folder you will now find tow exe-files: TheDarkMod.exe and TheDarkMod64.exe. If you use shortcuts just refer to the latter and you will always start the 64-bit version.


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#4 CountMorillonite

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 06:46 AM

In your main folder you will now find tow exe-files: TheDarkMod.exe and TheDarkMod64.exe. If you use shortcuts just refer to the latter and you will always start the 64-bit version.

Thanks to both of you. If I had opened my eyes a bit more I would have seen TheDarkModx64.exe file immediately below TheDarkMod.exe file (which was pinned to the taskbar). Delete old shortcut with new shortcut and problem solved. I should have figured that one out myself  :unsure: :D    



#5 nbohr1more

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 06:55 AM

I will recommend you test both.

Some have found the 64-bit executable is consistently smoother.

In my testing, however, the most pathological shadow casting scene ( corner view in he mission Rightful Property ) is 17% slower on the 64 bit executable.
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Posted 09 June 2018 - 08:29 AM

In my testing, however, the most pathological shadow casting scene ( corner view in he mission Rightful Property ) is 17% slower on the 64 bit executable.

Post a screenshot and I'll look into it  :D



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Posted 09 June 2018 - 10:26 AM

I tried x64 and my results are poorly.

Its extremly laggy.

 

But thats ok, this will help other peole <3 

My pc may be too old by now...


Can we have more scary Zombie Horror maps?


#8 nbohr1more

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 01:08 PM

Post a screenshot and I'll look into it  :D

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Old post with the location (internal dev forum):

http://forums.thedar...e-2#entry407807

 

Edit:

 

Some details:

 

Current 32-bit = 48FPS

Current 64-bit = 39FPS

 

Both with "Shadow Mapping" at 1024 resolution = 70 to 80FPS...


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Posted 09 June 2018 - 01:14 PM

 

Old post with the location (internal dev forum):

http://forums.thedar...e-2#entry407807

Curiously on Intel it's not the slowest view. Looking at the main street from its end so that the fancy mansion is on the left is even slower



#10 nbohr1more

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Posted 09 June 2018 - 01:21 PM

I tried x64 and my results are poorly.

Its extremly laggy.

 

But thats ok, this will help other peole <3 

My pc may be too old by now...

 

Did you try our performance tuning guide:

 

http://wiki.thedarkm...formance_Tweaks

 

?


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#11 stgatilov

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 08:19 AM

Both with "Shadow Mapping" at 1024 resolution = 70 to 80FPS...

Tracked as #4832.

 

The tragedy of shadow volumes is not that they are slow per se, but that their implementation is covered with ifs/branches which are slow on current hardware :o


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