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Zauber Paracelsus

Also be sure to go to Graphics->Hardware Settings and turn off the "Enable Streamed VBOs" option. Some people have performance issues with that option, more so with Advanced Lighting Model even when Shadows and Ambient Occlusion are turned off. One friend of mine found he was majorly lagged with that option on, and turning on Advanced Lighting Model caused so much lag that it was unusable. Turning off Streamed VBOs got rid of those performance issues, roughly tripling his framerate and giving Advanced Lighting Model acceptable performance.


As note, do *NOT* turn off the "Enable OpenGL Vertex Buffer Objects" option, because that will roughly cut your framerate in half, and should only be disabled if you're not using nVidia graphics.

Zauber Paracelsus

Further note to my previous post: disabling Streamed VBOs probably will cause no change in framerate for with more recent graphics hardware, the performance loss was due to poorer support on older GPUs. However, the option should be disabled if you have problems with memory usage, because it can sometimes lead to memory leakage.

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