Friday, November 12, 2010

COD Black Ops PC - possible tweaks to fix stutters

These Tweaks/fixes may or may not work for you.

Freezing possible fixes.
Disable Steam Cloud sync:
Right click on Black Ops Multi in steam games
Go Properties -> Updates -> Untick Enable steam cloud sync.

Disable Ingame Steam:
Steam > Settings > In Game > uncheck “Enable Steam Community In-Game”

Lower the CPU Priority on Steam process:
open your CTRL, ALT, DELETE and get in Task Manager
click the "processes" tab - then click "steam.exe"
go down to "set priority" and set to "low".

Change these 2 in the config file...
seta r_multiGpu "0" should be set to 0 if you have one video card.
seta r_multithreaded_device "1" Should be set to 1 if you have a multicore CPU (eg. core duo/quad core)

Connection Tweeks, Open your config_mp file in wordpad, make a backup if you are unsure!.
(D:\Steam\SteamApps\common\call of duty black ops\players)
cl_maxpackets 100
snaps 30

FPS Tweeks.
cg_drawfps 1 - Displays your FPS in-game.

r_blur_allowed

This setting enables Blur shader effects. If you have a strong shader card, this setting may be negligible. Otherwise, just go ahead and set this to "0".

r_distortion

This setting enables Distortion shader effects. If you have a strong shader card, this setting may be negligible. Otherwise, just go ahead and set this to "0".

r_dof_enable

This setting enables Depth of Field shader effects. If you have a strong shader card, this setting may be negligible. Otherwise, just go ahead and set this to "0".

r_glow_allowed

This setting enables Glow (HDR?) shader effects. Normally, this should have a negligible performance impact. HOWEVER, this setting seems to be buggy! Performance improved DRAMATICALLY when I set this option to "0".