Tuesday, 2 February 2016

Some Tips On Reducing Personal Lag.

So loads of people have blogged about reducing your lag @ events  and such but what about when you are visiting a busy sim where it's not the norm to wear a full body alpha and derender everyone else.
 A Social setting where you want to See and be seen.

Well I came across this problem myself and decided to share what I did to be able to survive.
( Not freeze / crash .)

All of these are based on the Firestorm Viewer as it is my personal favorite.

Let's cut Lag!

1
  Quick Prefrences

Start in Quick Preferences @ the bottom right of your tool bar.



DRAW DISTANCE -
 If in a busy sim and just standing around set your DRAW DISTANCE as low as possible.
 32 is decent.

•WHY?
If you are say in a sky box, your computer will try to draw items objects etc outside the box, thus slowing you down.


•  PARTICLES  -
Next ,make sure PARTICLES are set to 0.

WHY?
 DO you really want to see floaty blinky attachments on others?
 Each time something moves on your screen. ( Particles constantly move) Your computer needs to re draw them. Causing lag for you..


• MAX AVATARS -
I would drop this one as low as you can stand. Basically what it does it lose crispness and definition on avatars around you, they pixelate. less for your PC to render this way..


NAME TAGS -
You can turn these off, one or 40 less things for you to see moving around the screen. You need to see who's around? Hover your mouse over them, easy peasy.


MAX BANDWIDTH -
 Drop this to 500.

•WHY? 
If your connection can handle 1000 and you set it to 1000 then you won't have much remaining for sending your movement to server or receiving it from it because it would be using it to download peoples avatars. This will lessen walking lag etc.

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2
  •PREFERENCES

To find your preferences do this / Control P. A menu will appear on your screen•



THE GRAPHICS TAB - 

GENERAL -
You want to see Advanced settings here so if you do not see it right away, 
check the little box in this tab.



•.QUALITY AND SPEED PERFORMANCE -

This is a slider bar.Set it to the LOWEST you can stand & the better your lag will be.
Warning though - You  lose image quality the lower you set it.


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• HARDWARE SETTINGS TAB• 

This is the next tab over in Graphics.

• Un tick ANISOTROPIC FILTERING

• Un tick ENABLE OPENGL VERTEX BUFFER OBJECTS. ( This may or my not help, Worth a shot)

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3
• ADVANCED TAB• 

 If you can not see the advanced menu at the top of your screen do this -
 CONTROL ALT D.
To keep the menu in place click the double lines at the top.



• RENDERING TYPES•
There is an arrow to expand this, Hit the double lines at the top of this new menu to keep it in place while you work.


UN TICK
TREE
WATER
GROUND
GRASS
CLOUDS.

If you are somewhere and water is around.
( I find this the WORST source of lag for myself)
But if you need to see it, just go back into RENDERING TYPES and tick it back.


• RENDERING FEATURES• 


Un tick  -
FOOT SHADOWS 
FOG.


Hopefully this helps some.
Unfortunately most of it you will need to do as you log in at home. I just make it part of my Log in routine.


Have any I missed? Please shoot me a comment and I will pop it into the  list, crediting you as my source ♥
Thanks for reading,
Ember Adored.

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