PLEASE HELP! quake 3 code for fps

in Mac Software edited January 2014
how do i find out how fast my card goes at..i seen somewhere else where you type a code in and it tells you while your playing how fast your card is going.

can you tell me what to do and what the code is...



PS and is there a way to play unreal with out the cd in the drive? it's such a pain to make me get up and find the dam cd every time i fell like playing....thanks


  • Reply 1 of 6
    chychchych Posts: 860member
    I think it's /cg_drawfps 1 or was it /cg_showfps 1....
  • Reply 2 of 6
    press the ` key (or whatever you have set for the console) and enter the command:

    seta cg_drawfps "1"


    If you want to do a "timedemo" which is the standard rubric for testing Quake 3 framerates, enter the commands:

    timedemo "1"

    demo "demoname"

    where demoname is the name of a pre-recorded demo file. Things should fly by very very quickly. When finished, bring down the console again and you'll see the average calculated FPS.

    [ 08-23-2002: Message edited by: Brad ]</p>
  • Reply 3 of 6
    frank_tfrank_t Posts: 428member
    Thanks i'll give that a try....thanks all

  • Reply 4 of 6
    zapchudzapchud Posts: 844member
    for appropriate results, you have to use the standard demo when benchmarking.

    If you're using the latest version of Q3 (v. 1.31) you'll have to do a little thing or two.


    1st, open pak6.pk3 with an app that supports the .zip-format (.pk3 files are actually .zips, only renamed).

    Inside the pak6.pk3-file, you'll find a folder called "demos", and inside that, you'll find a file called "four.dm_66".

    Extract this file.

    Put the file into the Q3/baseq3/demos directory (if there's no such thing as "demos", create it!)

    rename the file from "four.dm_66" to "four.dm_67", or it'll not work.

    then do as Brad said, and demoname would be "four", only that.

    good luck!
  • Reply 5 of 6
    i just decided to start a new thread with this post... go see "Quake 3 .cfg help appreciated"

    [ 08-28-2002: Message edited by: Richard ]</p>
  • Reply 6 of 6
    I've made a really good cfg file that gives excellent speed, without having "too" terrible graphics quality. I'll post it in a bit along the the old "locki" config that includes some basic explanations of the settings.
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