What I would like to do is do a bit more work with the graphics detail options to let people pick settings that work for them, but without overloading the settings page with options which won't get much use.
There's now a completely anonymous survey up at Oolite Graphics Survey - please complete it, especially if you have an older graphics card and/or computer, so that we can get a better idea of the sorts of options we need to provide (and how well the existing options are working for people)
If you have more than one computer you use for playing Oolite, and there is a significant difference in performance, go ahead and fill in the survey more than once.
There are a few optional tests which could go in the "Other information" box. These tests are more complex to perform, so don't feel that they're required.
universe.profile = yes;in your
logcontrol.plist. This will generate a lot of log file data, so don't forget to turn it off again afterwards. Launch from the station, look at the planet, and then close the Oolite program (without pausing and using the F2 menu - you want to exit while still displaying forward view). The end of your Latest.log will now have some blocks looking something like
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11:48:41.730 [universe.profile.update]: Begin update 11:48:41.730 [universe.profile.update]: update:entity 11:48:41.731 [universe.profile.update]: updating linked lists 11:48:41.731 [universe.profile.update]: collision and shadow detection 11:48:41.731 [universe.profile.update]: clean up 11:48:41.731 [universe.profile.update]: Update complete 11:48:41.731 [universe.profile.draw]: Begin draw 11:48:41.732 [universe.profile.draw]: Begin opaque pass 11:48:41.737 [universe.profile.draw]: Begin translucent pass 11:48:41.740 [universe.profile.draw]: Begin HUD 11:48:41.749 [universe.profile.draw]: End drawing
2) If you've got a modern enough graphics card to get 60FPS or more constantly with full graphics settings in normal play, then a couple of checks:
- what do you get staring into the docking bay of a Griff Rock Hermit (full shader version, full texture size)?
- if you have a 1.79 nightly installed and are on Windows or Linux, add the setting
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3) If you have any other information you think might be relevant (e.g. "Normally get 60FPS, but it drops to 10FPS if I fly into the planet's atmosphere"), that can go in here too.