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How To Tell Your Frames Per Second In Games


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#1 stevealmighty

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 08:17 AM

I see a lot of ppl saying how many frames per second they get when their playing games (F.E.A.R., BF2 etc.)....my question is how do you tell how many frames per second you're getting while you're playing? It's probably something simple, but TBH, I've never done it before, and only seen screen shots of ppl's games when they post their FPS.

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 08:42 AM

I use a screencapture program called Fraps. It also shows Fps and records your screen while playing.
http://www.fraps.com/

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 09:22 AM

Cool, thanks Xpert. I'll be sure to check that out.

I thought there was a way to do it right from in the game? Or was I mistaken (again!)?
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Posted 13 July 2006 - 10:44 AM

Im sure on some games there are mod to check fps but i think on battle.net game like Diablo 2 you can just press /fps. Not sure on others.

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 10:53 AM

Sweet, thanks for all your help Xpert!!! I appreciate it!
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Posted 13 July 2006 - 10:55 AM

No problem mate :thumbsup:
Hope your happy with your Fps.

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Posted 13 July 2006 - 02:07 PM

Most game-engines have some way to check the fps but how varies from game to game. I also use fraps, a lot easier than learning a different way of doing it for ever game.
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Posted 13 July 2006 - 03:57 PM

If you're playing CSS, Half-Life source, or any of the games that run on the source engine, try typing (in the console***) "netgraph #", where "#" stands for 0-3. 0 turns off the chart, and 1-3 gives a different view/layout of the information (including FPS, ping, packet frequency, etc.) I personally use "netgraph 3".

As for other games, have you checked around for FAQ's or tips on the subject? Check out Gamewinners.com or GameFAQs.com. Someone may have submitted a way to view the information you seek without having to use 3rd party applications.

I've tried fraps before, but i didn't like it that much. Just didn't like the appearence and knowing that i had a 3rd party application running during my game.

***If you don't know how to access the console of a game, hit the tilde (key in the upper left, right below ESC). You may have to enable it from the options menu.

Edited by Heretic Monkey, 13 July 2006 - 03:59 PM.


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Posted 13 July 2006 - 07:04 PM

also, for any of the Half Life (ect) games Heretic mentioned, you can also just use cl_showfps 1 as well.

I'd also say use fraps, though most games will have some way to show the fps.

Edited by Wizdabest, 13 July 2006 - 07:05 PM.


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Posted 14 July 2006 - 12:33 AM

For BF2

renderer.drawFps 1
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renderer.drawFps 0
- Displays the current and average frames per second (FPS) in the top left corner.
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Posted 14 July 2006 - 01:51 AM

If you're playing CSS, Half-Life source, or any of the games that run on the source engine, try typing (in the console***) "netgraph #", where "#" stands for 0-3. 0 turns off the chart, and 1-3 gives a different view/layout of the information (including FPS, ping, packet frequency, etc.) I personally use "netgraph 3".


Thanks for that infomation, i didnt know that. I'm going to a LAN on Sunday and will be playing Cs:Source.

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Posted 14 July 2006 - 06:45 AM

Wow, great info everyone! I appreciate all the feedback, too! I'll give it a go next time I'm online. If I can't find the fps in the game itself, then I'll use that fraps program that was suggested!

Again, thanks for everything!
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