Proud BeamNG player, car enthusiast
- Mar 17, 2018
Okay. I realize I do come across as entitled, and that wasn’t intended, so I apologize about that. I was confused about the shaders, as I never used HQ reflections in 0.4.7, and so I didn’t understand why they were acting like that. I was also confused why I got worse performance even with them off, which I still don’t totally understand.As a preface let me start by saying these are Development Builds. They are not fully polished releases and no one should expect them to be, it is a privilege, not your right that the devs even release these builds for users to try new features. So you need to take a few steps back from your entitled attitude.
The "crap texture quality" is not an issue with textures, but shaders. The migration to Ogre 1.11 is still a work in progress, and the issues you're describing were caused by the incomplete migration of Caelum sky. This issue is fixed in the latest dev builds.
As far as performance, part of the solution lies in your post, turn off HQ reflections, it's obvious your PC can't handle them. To further track down any performance issues, load a map and spawn a physics intensive car, get in the car and take note of your FPS, then pause the physics with J. If your FPS increases at all that means your FPS is being limited by your CPU. You may be able to help this a little bit by adjusting the "NumWorkerThreads" setting in your RoR.cfg file. The default setting will be "=0", assuming you have a quad core CPU you'd probably want to set it to 3, which would use 3 of your 4 available threads.
Now for the "broken" 0.4.7. The 0.4.8 dev build and 0.4.7 have slightly different options within the configurator, meaning their config files can't be shared by both versions. So if you want to use 0.4.7 or vice versa, you have to delete RoR.cfg and let the configurator generate a new file.
Again, issues are to be expected with development releases. If you don't want to experience new issues then it's best to leave testing to users who can deal with them and help further development by aiding the devs in finding solutions, or even just report them properly instead of whining on the forum.
Thank you for the performance tips, I’ll give those a shot.
As for the whining, the original post said to report issues about the development build, and so I interpreted that as to report issues here, and I was reporting them properly.
I understand and appreciate the work that goes into Rigs of Rods and these development builds better now.
Sorry about that last post.