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Optimal Performance
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Need absolute performance playing CC, help?
Submitted By FatCatAttack on 12/03/18
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Hello puny earthlings!
 
All right, so I need some help. My computer is extremely slow and I need to squeze every ounce of performance out of it. So my question is how can I run Carbon Combat as fast as possible? I need info on web browsers, scripts...stuff that isn't obvious. I would perfer to play on Kongregate.com, and my profile and data is stored there so unless you can tell me how to move my Kong Carbon Combat data to the download then Kongregate is where I'm staying. Help?

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Re: Optimal Performance
2 days - 6,069v
Posted 2012/03/18 - 23:51 GMT
FatCatAttack,
 
Here are a few of my best suggestions:
 
1) Check out your internet connection. According to a poll taken in 2009, 99% of all lag in browsers is affected by the internet connection, not the browser itself. This means that if you have wifi in your house, move your laptop (if you have one) closer to your home wifi.
2) Clear Cache, Cookies, and Unwanted Data. If a large number of cookies have accumulated on a computer,  it can make a computer run slowly. First view your cookies, to see how many you have, and then clear them (except for the CC one of course). As well, the history on a computer can take up memory and space on your computer. Clear your history before playing Carbon Combat.
3) Take Old Data and Transfer it to an External Drive. This method not only backs up old work, but it also makes more space on your computer, hopefully letting it run faster. As well, if you aren't using the information and you don't want to back it up, simply delete it and free up space on your computer.
4) Upgrade your Software- If you can. If your computer can upgrade software, then do. Many new softwares have anti-lag scripts already enabled on them, so it is always a good idea to keep up-to-date.
 
I will talk to CarbonTech and see what he and I can do about an anti-lag script for Carbon Combat (that can be installed by the user manually)
 
Sincerely,
[Mod] Apophis
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Re: Optimal Performance
1 day - 3,651v
Posted 2012/03/19 - 0:20 GMT
Thanks! You are really helpful. However...
  • I am not on a laptop, and the connection is plugged in. "Lag" refers to framerate/performance.
  • I have no idea how to view cookies and as a player of flash games I have several flash save data. I might be able to work more on this suggestion though, a little help?
  • I have no external drive, and the computer is an old work computer that has files that might need to be accessed as records.
  • I wish I could update software but that costs too much money.
 
Thanks for the suggestions though, you are really trying and I respect that more than actually solving the problem. Just might be me. :D
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Re: Optimal Performance
1 day - 5,354v
Posted 2012/03/19 - 0:57 GMT
What browser? I have Chrome since its really fast (but every once in a while I find bugs) and Firefox. IE9 comes with (but IE is crap since its really slow).
To clear cookies:
 
Google it, duh.
 
For the work files situation, i'm using an old tax computer. Delete files you know that you downloaded/installed unless you need them. If you're sure the file isn't needed, then you can delete. When Apophis said updating software, I think she meant like updating the drivers and other computer components (not the actual things but firmware upgrades).
Hope this helps.
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Re: Optimal Performance
2 days - 6,069v
Posted 2012/03/19 - 0:59 GMT
FatCatAttack,
 
Depending on what browser you use, you may be able to find "Cookies" or "Clear Cache" under the help menu. Please give me your system specs so that I may be able to help you receive optimal performance in more detail.
 
The information that I could use is:
- Operating System (version and type)
- Browser
- Amount of Memory
- Used/Free Memory
- RAM/ROM on your computer
 
For your information (and assurance) NONE of this information that you provide me with can be used in ANY malicious way whatsoever. I give you my word as a Moderator that I will only use this information to help you through your problem. Yes, if something malicious does happen because of my knowing this information, you may use this against me in court.
 
Sincerely,
[Mod] Apophis
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Re: Optimal Performance
1 day - 3,651v
Posted 2012/03/19 - 1:23 GMT
The answer to the big question: I am using an old IE browser, I wish to figure out which browser is best with gaming before downloading.
 
Second, the specs:
 
Operating System: Windows XP (Home Edition)
Browser: IE (looking to change, see above)
Amount of Memory: 2.66GHz (This is memory, right? Tech idiot here)
Amount of RAM: 512 MB
 
BTW my dad got all suspicious of you when I called him up to help get the specs :D
 
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Re: Optimal Performance
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/03/19 - 1:28 GMT
Internet Explorer is probably the worst browser to use. Firefox is best as the frame rate isn't capped.
 
Unity uses a good deal of RAM, and Carbon Combat clearly affirms that.
 
2.66GHz means your processor speed in gigahertz.
 
Memory is referred to as RAM (Random Access Memory). You should upgrade this to achieve greater performance.
 
By the way, HDD is referred to as your hard drive disk. For example, you may have 200 gigabytes (GB) on your HDD. The more space you have on your HDD, the better performance you usually receive.
 
Windows XP isn't the best gaming operating system (OS), either.
 
It seems like you can upgrade a few things ;)
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Re: Optimal Performance
1 day - 3,651v
Posted 2012/03/19 - 1:31 GMT
I perfer Aphosis to you killerdude any day. Thanks for pointing out all my flaws and saying my computer sucks. :(
 
EDIT: But you edited your post after this to make it more helpful. Yay!
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Re: Optimal Performance
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/03/19 - 1:36 GMT
You were asking how to achieve "Optimal Performance", so I gave my input. Of course I pointed out what needs improvement. I never said your computer sucks. Some can't even afford a computer; we all should be grateful.
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Re: Optimal Performance
2 days - 6,069v
Posted 2012/03/19 - 2:22 GMT
FatCatAttack,
 
Personally, I would download Firefox as a browser to use when playing Carbon Combat, seeing as from personal experience, there is a higher frame rate. According to the technical requirements for Firefix, it is fully compatible with Windows XP (that includes Home Edition). If a parental figure is unwilling to download a new software, upgrading your Internet Explorer browser should help (the update is free).
 
According to PCWorld, the average PC user should be satisfied with 1 GB of RAM for their daily needs (this would include Carbon Combat). Because you have 512 MB, I would personally recommend buying more RAM. This can be found at any local computer store. Now, I don't want to tell you to buy anything, but personally, this would be my top choice for increasing your gaming speed.
 
I hope I helped, but if not, I will keep working on your problem.
 
Sincerely,
[Mod] Apophis
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Re: Optimal Performance
1 day - 3,651v
Posted 2012/03/19 - 2:27 GMT
I really think I got everything I need for help with performance. I will likely just keep the money and save it for a new computer entirely, removing all junk work files in the process as well as increasing RAM. Firefox should be a safe download and an IE update is always an option so thanks for the suggestions. You have been very helpful Apophis.
 
Natty, you better step up your game :D.
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Re: Optimal Performance
3 days - 13,589v
Posted 2012/03/19 - 2:34 GMT
What do you mean Kyle? 
 
I am moderating, not answering.  Too lazy right now.  :P
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Re: Optimal Performance
1 day - 3,651v
Posted 2012/03/19 - 3:49 GMT
Oh. Aphophis just out-helpfuled you. Embarrising, isn't it?
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Re: Optimal Performance
3 days - 13,589v
Posted 2012/03/19 - 4:06 GMT
Nope.  Deleting this thread of comments after you respond to clean up this whole thread.
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Re: Optimal Performance
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/03/19 - 0:43 GMT
What browser do you use?
 
EDIT: Answers are in reply above.
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Re: Optimal Performance
14 hours - 1,726v
Posted 2012/03/19 - 1:31 GMT
When it comes to CC firefox is the best.
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Re: Optimal Performance
3 days - 13,589v
Posted 2012/03/19 - 1:41 GMT
I removed his comment (as well as Kevin's) because I thought they weren't helpful to the thread.  I have restored FatCatAttack's comment since you replyed to it. 
 
If you wish, I can delete you comment, this comment and his seeing as they are more flame type then helpful type.
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Re: Optimal Performance
1 day - 3,651v
Posted 2012/03/19 - 1:42 GMT
Not to get too off-topic, but I never saw my own comment as deleted. Was a little confusing. What comment are we talking about exactly?
 
EDIT: Yes, I never saw that post deleted. It might be because it was only deleted for a small amount of time but I saw the edit where Killerdude said it wasn't there and I saw the post. Might want to bring this up on a different thread.
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Re: Optimal Performance
3 days - 13,589v
Posted 2012/03/19 - 1:48 GMT
This one: 
 
I perfer Aphosis to you killerdude any day. Thanks for pointing out all my flaws and saying my computer sucks.
 
EDIT: But you edited your post after this to make it more helpful. Yay!
I only had it removed for about 5 minutes.
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Re: Optimal Performance
1 week - 32,767v
Posted 2012/03/19 - 12:06 GMT
The best way to reduce lag is to set rendering quality to fastest, play inside the standalone app or dashboard widget, and make sure you have no other applications running at the same time you play.
 
Don't worry, I have the same problem. :P I get about 12 FPS on fastest.
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Re: Optimal Performance
1 day - 3,651v
Posted 2012/03/24 - 15:51 GMT
I understand this is a necro, but I figured I might as well post it here instead of creating a new thread.
 
I just downloaded the most recent Firefox and I am testing it out now on Unity3D/Carbon Combat. Internet Explorer isn't this fast just navigating so that is a good start for me. Can't wait to test it on a game!
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Re: Optimal Performance
2 days - 6,069v
Posted 2012/03/24 - 19:03 GMT
FatCatAttack,
 
I have a few more suggestions for you that you may want to try.
 
1) Remove all spyware or malware from your computer.
Spyware and malware can seriously slow down a computer, seeing as it contains data that you don't even want or need in the first place. Depending on what AntiVirus program that you use, you should run a thorough scan (this may take up to 5 hours if your computer is slow) of your computer. Then, if anything is detected, press the "remove program" button. This should remove all of the data in that program.
 
2) Cut down on on Visual Flash.
If you are really trying to squeeze as much performance as possible out of your computer, cut down on fancy graphics. To do this, simply go to:
> Control Panel
> System
> Advanced
> Performance
This should help to speed up your computer a little bit more.
 
Those are my new suggestions, so please let me know if they help.
 
Sincerely,
[Mod] Apophis
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Re: Optimal Performance
3 days - 13,589v
Posted 2012/03/24 - 20:11 GMT
My anti-bad stuff software is:
-Avast Anti-virus
-Malware-byte
-Spy bot search and destroy
-esuing free registry cleaner
 
All those are free and virus free.
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Re: Optimal Performance
1 day - 3,651v
Posted 2012/03/24 - 20:51 GMT
I was actually a little concerned about downloading a anti-virus program called Spybot, but I think I will try it now :)
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Re: Optimal Performance
3 days - 13,589v
Posted 2012/03/24 - 21:09 GMT
It is anti-spyware.  :P  And it is safe.  I think it is saying that it searches for spybots and then destroys them...


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