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View Poll Results: What frame rate will you tolerate in a great game before you say "game over"?
Above 100fps 0 0%
90 0 0%
80 0 0%
70 1 1.41%
60 5 7.04%
50fps 3 4.23%
40 3 4.23%
30 27 38.03%
20 23 32.39%
10 5 7.04%
Below 5fps 4 5.63%
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Old 12 November 2010, 22:15   #1
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The First Person Shooter frame rate tolerance poll...

Inspired by the recent Doom discussions...
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Old 12 November 2010, 22:21   #2
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I have no idea.
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Old 12 November 2010, 22:22   #3
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Around 25-30 I'd say. Below that I can't really 'enjoy' playing it.
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Old 12 November 2010, 22:30   #4
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Yep, 30 FPS is good enough to play these kind of games.
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Old 12 November 2010, 22:32   #5
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There should be some examples. How many FTP has Ruff n Tumble?
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Old 12 November 2010, 22:32   #6
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It's about 3D games like Doom, not 2D games.
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Old 12 November 2010, 22:39   #7
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It really depends on the game and system and what kind of play.

Doom on an A1200 is fine at 10-12 fps but try playing Call of Duty 5/6 online on a PC at 10fps you'll get very mad very quick! 60+ is good in that case and to enjoy modern fps on PC in single player its 30fps +
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Old 12 November 2010, 22:49   #8
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I'd probably say 25fps is passable for a FPS.
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Old 12 November 2010, 23:10   #9
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In Amiga land about 15 fps is tolerable. But Shogo for example is a little nicer @300 fps on my lappie...

OK, it's just a figure on my max 75 Hz screen...
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Old 12 November 2010, 23:15   #10
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I would like to discover what "Gloom" runs at - I'm sure it isn't many FPS but it is still a very playable real Amiga game.
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@peter it seems very similar to Doom. I would guess 10-15fps on 030 20+on 040 and 30+ on 060
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Old 13 November 2010, 03:36   #12
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ok I will vote
but please note that I changed the opinion around the time
in the past I tolerated low fps
I remember I played Alien breed 3d2 until almost the end on the A1200 + apollo 1260/50 at 13-15 fps
also I almost finished the game genetic species on idem config at 20-22fps
but now I'm exquisite and I tolerate only around 45-50
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Old 13 November 2010, 03:40   #13
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some games seem to tolerate slower frame-rates better than others.

however as a general rule of thum anything less than 20 frames is painfull and in a lot of ways ceases to be a game as such.

there are a few exceptions to this rule - as such I cannot think of any - perhaps Iron Helix on the MegaCD (although thats kinda on rails)
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Old 14 November 2010, 15:04   #14
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Needs to be constant as well. It's fluctuations in framerate that can be a killer. I guess it depends on the pace of the game as well.
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Old 15 November 2010, 10:58   #15
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This is on Amiga only right?

On PC its just 60fps, no exceptions. In frantic gunfights you (or at least I) need a silky smooth screen update to be able to move from target to target in a split second and still hit something.
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Old 15 November 2010, 11:01   #16
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no wonder I kept geting killed last year in UT then hehehehhehehe
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Old 15 November 2010, 11:05   #17
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I hope you're talking about UT3. If your computer cannot even render UT classic at 60fps, you are a serious cheap bastard.
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Old 15 November 2010, 13:46   #18
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I like my games to run at least 30fps to enjoy them... and even higher with frantic online gaming!
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Quote:
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I like my games to run at least 30fps to enjoy them... and even higher with frantic online gaming!
I really enjoy playing Call of Duty 4/5 online now, with my new Graphics Card (I say new its about a year old - GTX 260) I hit over 150fps! I really wish I had that back in the day when these games first came out! My old 8800GTS was ok for about 60fps so not all bad, I could still own peeps
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yep gimbal I sure was kidding, as they say a bad player blames his pc or something like that
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