[REL] Nordschleife3 v3.00

Discussion in 'Locations' started by DJCruicky, Jul 22, 2014.

  1. Nitrometh

    Nitrometh Registered

    Joined:
    Dec 28, 2014
    Messages:
    1,095
    Likes Received:
    443
    +1
     
  2. tjc

    tjc Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2012
    Messages:
    5,865
    Likes Received:
    350
    Looking good Tosch. :)
     
  3. Nuno Lourenço

    Nuno Lourenço Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2010
    Messages:
    593
    Likes Received:
    65
    Who would say at the beggining that this track would became so perfect... Hopefully for us that this two guys are the true artists ;)

    Thant you for your work and dedication Tosch and DJC!

    Cheers
     
  4. hexagramme

    hexagramme Registered

    Joined:
    May 25, 2013
    Messages:
    4,241
    Likes Received:
    194
    Just noticed something:
    When I load the track, and then alt-tab to another program (Firefox) and then return to rF2, I'm getting a huge decrease in FPS.
    Sometimes up to 50 percent decrease, and the framerate goes all over the place.
    I then have to exit the sim, and all is fine when I load it up again.
     
  5. Juergen-BY

    Juergen-BY Registered

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2012
    Messages:
    3,030
    Likes Received:
    394
    As far as i know, this is a well known behavior of rF2 and at least all tabbed programs themselves...
    When you switch (alt+tab) back to rF2, the FPS should increase again.
     
  6. hexagramme

    hexagramme Registered

    Joined:
    May 25, 2013
    Messages:
    4,241
    Likes Received:
    194
    Before alt tab, solid 60 fps. After alt tab frames all over the place, decreasing as much as 50 percent. The sim doesn't become stable after this, until I exit the sim and start over again.
     
  7. Tosch

    Tosch Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,872
    Likes Received:
    51
    I believe the track at full details is near the vram limit of a 2GB gfx card. When you alt-tab to firefox, Windows has to free up some GPU memory for the browser (around 200MB, depends on the website) and you loose this memory for textures in VRAM. If you go back to rFactor, the game engine has to read the missing textures from (slow) system gpu memory (you may notice the difference between physical GPU memory and by directx reported memory in the video settings). When this happens I see stutter and a decrease in fps.

    Check the green VRAM bar on the top left of the screen (if you press 2x Ctrl + f). If it's more than half way down you run partially on system GPU memory and should reduce texture details.
     
  8. hexagramme

    hexagramme Registered

    Joined:
    May 25, 2013
    Messages:
    4,241
    Likes Received:
    194
    Nice explanation, thank you.
    I will check out the VRAM bar next time I load up Nords. :)

    Oh btw, forgot to mention:
    The FPS decrease and stuttering I get when alt-tabbing back from another program is worst on the GP part of the track.
    As soon as I leave the modern layout and go unto the old, it gets better.
    I'm guessing because the recently added GP track isn't fully optimized yet?
     
  9. DJCruicky

    DJCruicky Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 25, 2012
    Messages:
    1,392
    Likes Received:
    733
    Thanks mianiak, it's good it know we are allowed to do that if we have the time. Cheers.

    @Tosch, looking good :).

    DJC
     
  10. Freddy3792

    Freddy3792 Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2014
    Messages:
    275
    Likes Received:
    0
    I noticed relatively heavy flickering on the rear of the Apex Modding Mercedes SLS GT3, which I didnt have on other tracks. Several other drivers reported the same issue. I tried diffrent opponent detail levels, but no change.

    Any ideas?
     
  11. Tosch

    Tosch Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,872
    Likes Received:
    51
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Z-fighting

    Car modders should avoid these "coplanar polygons", but I see them all the time and not only in modded content.
     
  12. Freddy3792

    Freddy3792 Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 16, 2014
    Messages:
    275
    Likes Received:
    0
    Yeah, I tried a few other cars and the ISI BTCC and Clio have flickering in the side mirror.
     
  13. cubbi

    cubbi Registered

    Joined:
    Jul 8, 2013
    Messages:
    90
    Likes Received:
    1
  14. F1Fan07

    F1Fan07 Member

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Messages:
    626
    Likes Received:
    46
  15. jkn87

    jkn87 Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 7, 2012
    Messages:
    80
    Likes Received:
    2
    znx for the work guys! keep this track alive!
     
  16. Tosch

    Tosch Registered

    Joined:
    Oct 5, 2010
    Messages:
    1,872
    Likes Received:
    51
    Found some sick hdr settings. :cool:

    -Brightness of the sky is ok
    -Whitepoint settings work for sky and track at the same time
    -Good saturation and contrast
    -No overexposure in cockpit view
    -Sun occlusion works for the first time since 2012 like it should (almost no shadows when the sun is hidden by clouds).

    My question to ISI. Who had the questionable idea to run the automated profile with light intensity 40 times stronger than needed?

    [​IMG]

    Edit:
    @DJC
    Did you notice the reduced reflection on the "space boxes"? ;)
     
  17. Marc Collins

    Marc Collins Registered

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2012
    Messages:
    3,167
    Likes Received:
    162
    Yes, this looks terrific. Is it just for Nords or would it work as a general setting? And can you share it? Preferably with ISI so they can use it, but failing that, the rest of us can spend hours installing it in every individual track.
     
  18. Minibull

    Minibull Member

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2012
    Messages:
    1,556
    Likes Received:
    18
    Wow, I can't wait to see it in motion, sounds real good. Are there really no major drawback to the profile? Night time racing look ok?
     
  19. delapecs

    delapecs Registered

    Joined:
    Feb 14, 2012
    Messages:
    204
    Likes Received:
    66

    OMG, looks fantastic. Can't wait ;)
     
  20. sg333

    sg333 Registered

    Joined:
    Nov 3, 2010
    Messages:
    1,709
    Likes Received:
    340
    Sweeeet :D
     

Share This Page