Conquer fleet lag [bracket filtering]

After the success of my post about the overview Tactical use of the Overview I thought it good for the benefit of all of you and the members of may alliance to post some info about the brackets and some anecdotal evidence of why bracket filtering might alleviate some FPS performance degradation

The bracket filtering was only loosely defined so per CCP here it is:

Article 1

This was copied directly from CCP at this page http://support.eve-online.com/Pages/KB/Article.aspx?id=472

Brackets

Brackets are the icons you see in space for an item, such as the squares seen for other players, circles for planets, crosses for drones / NPC’s.

Using overview presets, you can customize what you see in space. By removing certain items it is possible, as an example, to remove drones, cargo containers, wrecks, biomass from space, so that in large battles you are able to see the situation more clearly, and with perhaps a higher frame rate. In the same way, you can set it so you only see the brackets for hostile ships. As with the overview, it is fully customizable. You can implement these by creating additional presets for your desired bracket settings, and implement them on your tabs using the overview tabs section of the overview settings.

Ship information

When you see a ship in space, by clicking on it or moving your mouse over it, additional information is shown. By default, the following information is shown:

Pilot name[Corp ticker]

This can however be modified to your preference, using the ships section of the overview tab. In here you can modify which information is shown, what sort of brackets are used around the information (if any). By checking the ‘hide corp ticker if pilot is in alliance’ checkbox, only the alliance ticker will show for players that are in an alliance and not the corporation ticker.

For example, by checking ship type and moving it up to the top, then modifying the brackets to ‘[‘ and ‘]’, will result in ships in space being shown as such:

[Ship type] Pilot name [Corp Ticker]

So, in the following you can see that the selected ship is an Apocalypse flown by GM Krymus of the GMS corporation in the CCP alliance:

[Apocalypse] GM Krymus  [GMS]

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Also per CCP’s website:http://support.eve-online.com/Pages/KB/Article.aspx?id=492

Article 2

Optimizing the EVE Online Client

How to optimize your client for large scale combat and similar activities in EVE Online.

Large scale conflicts in EVE Online can involve hundreds of pilots on either side. Performance can be reduced under such stressed or loaded circumstances, so here are a few tips and tricks to optimize your client for such events.

Overview & Bracket Settings.
You can access the overview and bracket settings by right clicking on the small white arrow next to the overview bar on your overview while in space.

In the Filters tab, go to the Types tab and press Deselect All.

Right click on the small arrow in your overview bar and select Save Type Selection As… and save

it under an easily identifiable name as pictured below.

  1. Go to the Overview Tabs tab in the overview settings. In the Overview Profile column, select your new settings from there. In the Bracket Profile column, select your new settings again.

  2. Press apply and all brackets in space should be removed.

Game Menu Options.
You can access the EVE Online game menu by pressing ESC.

  1. Go to the Display & Graphics tab.
  2. Set your Cache Size to as high LOW as your computer can handle. and still be visually appealing
  • Uncheck the options for Turret Effects, Effects, Missile Effects and Trails.
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    Premium Client folks check here:

    Posted as a copy from: http://support.eve-online.com/Pages/KB/Article.aspx?id=409

    Article 3

    Which new display options are included the Premium Graphics version of EVE?

    With the EVE Trinity expansion, several new graphic options were made available through the game settings screen.

    To enable them, tick the “Premium graphics content enabled” box in the “ESC menu, or when pressing the “settings” button on the EVE launcher.

    Shadow quality
    This setting activates model shadows in game. Options available are: “Off”, “Normal”, “High” and “Extreme”. Shadows add a lot of strain on your graphic card and it is not recommended to activate that option on low to average performance computers.

    HDR
    Adds metallic reflections and light penetration on the models. The “Bloom” box controls the reflection intensity on the ships. Options available are “None”, “Low” and “High”.

    Cache size
    Dictates how much memory the game will use to load models. The more cache is available, the faster scene will loads. Settings available are “Off”, “Low”, “Normal”, “High”, “Extreme”.

    Before any changes will be activated, the “Apply” button will have to be pressed.

    “Reset graphic settings” will put display options back to their default values.

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    Now I’m not just posting these to waste time…. no rather to prove a point.

    The POINT

    Fleet lag is a killer… removing brackets( as describded above)  improved FPS from 31.5FPS to 52.5FPS on a Nvidia 8400 GT card on one system and from 52.1FPS to 72.1FPS on my system with a 8800 GT at 1280 X 1024 res.

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    ~ by Manasiv5 on November 24, 2008.

    4 Responses to “Conquer fleet lag [bracket filtering]”

    1. I try my best to be useful, thanks for reading what I write folks 🙂

    2. Thanks for yet more illustrative blogging, Manasi!

    3. I've never really know how to do brackets till now. Thank ya!

    4. Another very very useful post. Thanks!

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