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Old 07-02-2003, 11:07 PM   #1
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Speed up game play by shutting down processes


How do I shut down certain unneccesary processes to spped up my game play and what processes do I shut down?
 
Old 07-03-2003, 12:25 AM   #2
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Type this in the console-

ps -aux

to see all the processes running and thn you can use

kill (pid number) - of the process you want to kill.
 
Old 07-03-2003, 12:38 AM   #3
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What processes that I kill would speed up the game?
 
Old 07-03-2003, 12:41 AM   #4
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depends on what processes you have running. Anything you dont need..i suppose. Just out of curosity what game is that and what are the specifications of your computer?
 
Old 07-03-2003, 12:51 AM   #5
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Soldier of Fortune 2
512 MB RAM
Forgot specs on cpu and dont know how to fin out in linux
 
Old 07-03-2003, 01:05 AM   #6
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minimum specifications to run that are 128MB so I think you should be okay there even with linux running. Are u using wine to run it? I still havent figured out how to run win-doze games on my linux pc
 
Old 07-03-2003, 02:33 AM   #7
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I'm using winex and it runs incredibly slow
 
Old 07-04-2003, 02:53 PM   #8
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You can find your proc specs by typing "cat proc/cpuinfo"

Joey
 
Old 07-04-2003, 02:59 PM   #9
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i tend to run games (unreal 2003) in failsafe mode where not much processes are runniing i get a measureable increase in perforamance
(./ut2003)

can you post how u got ur sof2 to work in detail?

thanks!
 
Old 07-04-2003, 05:21 PM   #10
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How do you run redhat 9 in failsafe mode. I downloaded winex3 from transgaming.com, installed, and all I have to do to run something is type winex3 gamename.exe or setup.exe.
- Mike
 
Old 07-22-2003, 03:32 PM   #11
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in the login screen :
there is a session icon where u can select KDe,GNOME,last and failsafe
it gives u a text only mode environment
but X is running so u can run GL games
with the freed mem.
 
Old 07-22-2003, 03:34 PM   #12
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i have a couple of probs in wine))
 
  


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