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Guide to improve your game performance

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Disable Nagel's algorithm - Lowers your ping
Nagle's algorithm, named after John Nagle, is a means of improving the efficiency of TCP/IP networks by reducing the number of packets that need to be sent over the network.

 

Nagle's document, Congestion Control in IP/TCP Internetworks describes what he called the "small packet problem", where an application repeatedly emits data in small chunks, frequently only 1byte in size. Since TCP packets have a 40 byte header (20 bytes for TCP, 20 bytes for IPv4), this results in a 41 byte packet for 1 byte of useful information, a huge overhead. This situation often occurs inTelnet sessions, where most keypresses generate a single byte of data that is transmitted immediately. Worse, over slow links, many such packets can be in transit at the same time, potentially leading to congestion collapse

 

Nagle's algorithm works by combining a number of small outgoing messages, and sending them all at once. Specifically, as long as there is a sent packet for which the sender has received no acknowledgment, the sender should keep buffering its output until it has a full packet's worth of output, so that output can be sent all at once.

 

This algorithm tends to increase your latency in game connections while it groups together smaller TCP messages into larger ones.  Disabling this will lower your latency (ping), however it will increase your overall network traffic and may slightly slow down your download speeds for large files.
 
Option 1 - Install using Leatrix Latency Fix
Visit this link and follow the instructions there
 
Option 2 - Manually edit Windows Registry

1. From a command prompt (usually in All Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt) run “regedit”2. Browse to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\Tcpip\Parameters\InterfacesBrowse the items under interfaces until you find one that has an IPAddress entry matching the network interface you want to affect (typically LAN IP addresses start with 192.168 or 10.0); note that if your IP address is automatically assigned by a DHCP server you may need to look for a matching DhcpIPAddress instead of IPAddress3. Right-click on the interface and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value, name it “TcpAckFrequency”4. Right-click the new TcpAckFrequency value and select Modify, enter “1″ (Hexadecimal radio button should be selected)5. Right-click on the interface and select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value, name it “TCPNoDelay” (note that TCP is all uppercase this time – that’s intentional)6. Right-click the new TCPNoDelay value and select Modify, enter “1″ (Hexadecimal radio button should be selected)7. Verify that both TcpAckFrequency and TCPNoDelay now show up in the adapter’s property list with types REG_DWORD and values 0×000000018. Exit regedit and reboot (reboot is necessary for the changes to take effect!)9. Play a game and enjoy your new low ping

 
 
 
 
Razor GameBooster - Lower latency, automatically disable unnecessary applications while gaming, record screenshots & video, and more...

 

 

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General System Tweaks - Also just helps your computer run better in general 

 

Windows Update! 

This helps, don't ignore the updates, install them.

 

Defrag your harddrive - (NonSSD)

Defrag puts your files into contiguous memory blocks so that your hdd is not seeking back and forth across the whole drive to find files.  Defrag your Windows Partition, Dekaron Partition, PageFile Partitions

 

Free Defrag Program: http://www.piriform.com/defraggler/download

 

Update Graphics card driver

Ensures your graphics card is running at optimal performance.  Check for newer Beta Drivers as well.

 

Clean your PC!

Literally clean it, blow out dust from vents and keep them clear.  Dust will really slow you down more than you think.

 

Place the game on your fastest RPM harddrive

This will improve your game load times and file access while playing.  If you have an SSD, put the client on it.

 

Clean the Crap!

CCleaner (Crap Cleaner)  is a great tool to scan and clean your registery as well as remove temporary and junk files cluttering up your system.  Use it: http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner

 

 

Clean up Autostart

Get rid of unneeded programs that are set to automatically run when you start up your computer.

1. Start menu -> run (or Win+R)2. Type 'msconfig'3. Navigate to the 'Bootup/Systemstart' tab4. Uncheck all programs not absolutely necessary!

Run as Administrator

Set Dekaron to run as Administrator always.  Also it may help to run in Windows XP SP3 Compatibility mode.

 

Graphics Card Vsync

Set Vsync to Always On

 

Play in FullScreen

Playing the game in fullscreen will help improve performance with older graphics cards.

 

Set process-priority to "HIGH" if playing FullScreen

Only set the process-priority to High if you are playing in FullScreen.  If in windowed mode leave it at Normal.

 

Update DirectX

Run the DirectX Web Installer until you have no more updates to download.  http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=35

 

 

Win7/8 - Disable CoreParking

1. Start->Run (or Win+R)2. type "regedit"3. Go to "Edit" -> "Search" (or Strg+F)4. Uncheck: Data5. Seach for (without Quotes): "0cc5b647-c1df-4637-891a-dec35c318583"6. You will find: "ValueMax" and "ValueMin"7. Within this key, there is a value called: "ValueMax". This value represents the % number of cores the system will park - the default 100% ie: all Cores are potentially park-able8. Change the value from 64 to 0 so the " ValueMin " and " ValueMax " are both zero9. You will have to find the key a few times and repeat the process for each time it is found - the number of instances will depend on the number of power profiles in your system10. Do a full shutdown and power-off and cold-re-start

Disable Network Throttling

1. Start->Run (or Win+R)2. type "regedit"3. Go to: "Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Multimedia\SystemProfile"4. Open Key: "NetworkThrottlingIndex"5. Change the value to: "FFFFFF" (hex)

Use Nvidia Inspector / Radeon Pro

 

Nvidia Inspector / Radeon Pro

If you do not know these two programs: Profilemanagement to adjust 3D-Settings for all your Games with the benefit of plenty more options than due the standard graphic card driver / game settings.
I am using Radeon Pro so i cannot help you with Nvidia Inspector.. sorry for that. But please consider this:
- Create new Profile for: "DekaronRising/bin/rising.exe"
- Launcher: "Games for Windows Live/Starcraft II"
- Launcherdetails: .exe: risinglauncher.exe
- Working Directory: .../DekaronRising/
- Anti-Aliasing: x2
- Anti-Aliasing Filter: Multisampling (Box)
- Anti-Aliasing Mode: Multi-Sample
- Anistrope Filtering: x2
- Tesselation: Maximum
- VSync: Always On
- Triple Buffering: On
- Anistrope Optimization: On
- Trilinear Optimization: On
- Texturfilter Quality: Quality
- Mipmap Quality: Quality
- Textur LOD: 0.5
- Flip Queue Size: 5
- Anti-Aliasing Profile: Brothers in Arms: Hell's Highway !!IMPORTANT!!

- Download Nvidia Inspector: http://downloads.guru3d.com/NVIDIA-Inspector-1.9.6.6-download-2612.html
- Download RadeonPro: http://www.radeonpro.info

More Information about Texture LOD:
Control texture LOD (level of detail). Negative values produce sharper textures, but can introduce shimmering on textures while in movement. Positive values can help on shimmering removal, but high values can produce blurry textures.

More Information about Flip Queue Size:
Determines the number of frames the driver will render ahead of being displayed if CPU is fast enough (usually it is). The driver default is 3, higher values can improve performance and reduce stuttering but may introduce mouse lag. Lower values can help reduce mouse lag but can cause stuttering.

 

 

Allow Dekaron in Firewall

Check your Firewall (if you don't have a 3rd party firewall, go to: Start -> Control panel -> Windows Firewall)

Add all Dekaron executables and ALLOW them to do everything

 

Nvidia Performance Mode

In Nvidia Control Panel:  Manage 3D Settings -> Global Settings -> Power Management Mode

Set to "Prefer Maximum Performance"

 

K-Lite Codec Pack

Install K-Lite Codec Pack: http://k-lite-codec-pack.softonic.de/

 

Add Dekaron to DEP Exceptions

DEP (Data Execution Prevention) is a security features that helps prevent damage from viruses and other security threats by monitoring your programs to make sure they use system memory safely.  With a modified Dekaron client, sometimes Windows does not like it.

1. Open System by clicking the Start button , clicking Control Panel, clicking System and Maintenance, and then clicking System.2. Click Advanced System Settings.   If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.3. Under Performance, click Settings.4. Click the Data Execution Prevention tab, and then select the check box next to all Dekaron executables, then click OK.5. If Dekaron is not in the list, click Add.  Browse to the Program Files folder and find the executable for Dekaron and then click Open.

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