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ParticLite - A mod to improve FPS

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Mute, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. Mute

    Mute Head Administrator Staff Member

    So I know a lot of people playing tend to suffer from low FPS, and one of the biggest killers are particle effects. As a result, I dug through a heap of particle files and modified some of them to reduce their intensity, hopefully without actually making said particles harder to see.

    This doesn't cover every possible particle effect because there are some 1500-odd particles and I don't have that much time to dig through them all, but I did choose the more frequently appearing ones.

    The major things I've modified are:
    • Explosions (car/grenade launcher/pipe bombs)
    • Spitter Acid
    • Some rain effects
    • Some fire effects
    • Adrenaline screen effect
    • Smoke effects
    As an example of the potential improvements that could be had, a short 30 second clip with 3 spitters spitting everywhere and adrenaline used yielded 70 fps average without the mod, and went up to average 100 fps with it. Of course, you can't expect that much of an improvement everywhere, but it will help.

    A rather minor bug I noticed is that if you look directly down while on top of Spitter Acid, it might go invisible when walking out of it, but I don't deem that a big deal since you're leaving it anyway, and it's worth it considering how intensive Spitter Acid is.

    Link here. Once downloaded, place in <Steam Directory>/steamapps/common/Left 4 Dead 2/left4dead2/addons

    I might do future updates if I begin to notice more intensive particles so keep an eye out.

    Last Update: 21/07/2017
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  2. XeroX

    XeroX Junior Member

    I'd assume this would make your seperate adrenaline post process addon obsolete when using this ?
  3. Mute

    Mute Head Administrator Staff Member

    Yeah that mod is bundled in here.
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  4. Shaikh Nedab

    Shaikh Nedab Active Member

    gg work mute. it will help potato users.
  5. Horama

    Horama MG Donor

    Nice mute , btw you can"t do it on steam workshop ? visibility for your mod going be better
  6. Mute

    Mute Head Administrator Staff Member

    I probably will put it on the Steam Workshop at some point, though I'm not too fussed on visibilty, just trying to help people here mainly.
  7. Horama

    Horama MG Donor

    Sure , i have problem with Fps on asia sometimes and usually some little freeze i know that going help me , thanks again bro
  8. fnord

    fnord Game Server Moderator Staff Member

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