Guide: CFCalibrated V2

CFCalibrated v2 ▸

I put together a startup configuration for boosting some fps specifically for CrossFire.
Ideally for low to mid end PC's + Those with performance issues

*Do NOT do this if you have 512mb or less of RAM. It will do WAY more harm than good. If you're over 512mb it won't hurt you at all.
To find out your Ram spec: Right click 'My Computer' and select Properties. It displays on the first window.


CFCalibrated:
Open notepad.
Paste this in:


net stop "AVSync Manager"
net stop "Automatic Updates"
net stop "Computer Browser"
net stop "Cryptographic Services"
net stop "Distributed Link Tracking Client"
net stop "Help and Support"
net stop "Logical Disk Manager"
net stop "Messenger"
net stop "Print Spooler"
net stop "Protected Storage" net stop "Server"
net stop "Shell Hardware Detection"
net stop "System Event Notification"
net stop "System Restore Service"
net stop "Task Scheduler"
net stop "TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper"
net stop "Themes"
net stop "Upload Manager"
net stop "WebClient"
net stop "Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)"
net stop "Windows Management Instrumentation"
net stop "Windows Time"
net stop "Workstation"
net stop "System Event Notification" net stop "COM+ Event System"
net stop "Network Location Awareness (NLA)"
net stop "Remote Access Auto Connection Manager"
net stop "SSDP Discovery Service"

pskill ERtray
pskill EPMWOR~1
pskill dbgout
pskill usrbridg
pskill ctfmon
pskill Alogserv
pskill RuLaunch
pskill devldr32

cd C:\Program Files\Z8games\Crossfire\
Start /low patcher_cf.exe /prefetch:1

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Name the document CFCalibrated.bat, save to your desktop.


^What this does:
net stop = Stops the specified service
pskill = Kills the specified running tasks

Start /low = directs CrossFire to start with a Low priority -( so you don't have to ctr alt del after CrossFire starts to put the priority Low) Most people that have set the priority to Low have reported a slight increase in fps.
/prefetch:1= switch added to the executable startup path of a frequently used program that will decrease the applications start up time.

Once you exit CrossFire after launching it this way, the services unstop themselves automatically. (Simply, they start on their own again)
So no worries about a service, you think you may need, not being ran.

In any case, you could create a

RestartServices

Open notepad
paste this in:

net start "AVSync Manager"
net start "Automatic Updates"
net start "Computer Browser"
net start "Cryptographic Services"
net start "Distributed Link Tracking Client"
net start "Help and Support"
net start "Logical Disk Manager"
net start "Messenger"
net start "Print Spooler"
net start "Protected Storage" net start "Server"
net start "Shell Hardware Detection"
net start "System Event Notification"
net start "System Restore Service"
net start "Task Scheduler"
net start "TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper"
net start "Themes"
net start "Upload Manager"
net start "WebClient"
net start "Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)"
net start "Windows Management Instrumentation"
net start "Windows Time"
net start "Workstation"
net start "System Event Notification" net start "COM+ Event System"
net start "Network Location Awareness (NLA)"
net start "Remote Access Auto Connection Manager"
net start "SSDP Discovery Service"

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name it RestartServices.bat - save it to desktop.


These are common Error-Free service-stopping measures used to stop unneeded services for gaming.
The settings may not be best for you, but you can easily change any services to something else if you don't like my settings.



For starting the game with low priority and boosting the startup time without killing services:
(Whether you're savvy with the services configurations, or use a gameboosting program)
Alternatively, there is a switch for the shortcut. If you right click the shortcut on your desktop that you use for CrossFire,

if it's for patcher_cf - paste this C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe "C:\Program Files\Z8Games\CrossFire\" /c start /low patcher_cf.exe /prefetch:1

if it's for Crossfire - paste this C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe "C:\Program Files\Z8Games\CrossFire\" /c start /low crossfire.exe /prefetch:1

into the 'target' area
(better results have been noted by using the patcher_cf shortcut launching option)

Note: the shortcut icon will change to a command prompt type of shortcut. You can change the look back to a CF Icon:

Right Click the shortcut, select 'Properties' - select 'Change Icon' - select 'Browse' - find your Crossfire location and use the CF Icon you had, (or one of your preference) and Apply.






▸I had made a thread of this nature a while back, but didn't give detail to what this actually does.
So instead of a decayed thread bump. I made a V2 with better said detail.

Comments

  • Vex_1Vex_1 Apprentice
    Hawkish1 wrote: »



    For starting the game with low priority and boosting the startup time without killing services:
    (Whether you're savvy with the services configurations, or use a gameboosting program)
    Alternatively, there is a switch for the shortcut. If you right click the shortcut on your desktop that you use for CrossFire,

    if it's for patcher_cf - paste this C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe "C:\Program Files\Z8Games\CrossFire\" /c start /low patcher_cf.exe /prefetch:1

    if it's for Crossfire - paste this C:\WINDOWS\system32\cmd.exe "C:\Program Files\Z8Games\CrossFire\" /c start /low crossfire.exe /prefetch:1

    into the 'target' area
    (better results have been noted by using the patcher_cf shortcut launching option)

    Note: the shortcut icon will change to a command prompt type of shortcut. You can change the look back to a CF Icon:

    Right Click the shortcut, select 'Change Icon' - select 'Browse' - find your Crossfire location and use the CF Icon you had, (or one of your preference) and Apply.

    Nice! :)
  • Can you make a video?
  • for just the shortcut?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KW_q4FBqJ0

    that what you meant?
  • Thanks so muccccch Bro love you!
  • That helped. My pc is over 5 years old. Almost antique Emachines. 2G Ram. OC'd 1.84 ghz and 8400gs Gpu.
  • Technefy wrote: »
    Thanks so muccccch Bro love you!

    No prob ;)
  • Vex_1Vex_1 Apprentice
    Yes thank you

    Pronounce wrote: »
    That helped. My pc is over 5 years old. Almost antique Emachines. 2G Ram. OC'd 1.84 ghz and 8400gs Gpu.
    Mine's older than 5 too. I also have less than 10 gigabites left of freespace. I should clean some junk off of it.
  • I didnt see any different because My computer is a Pentium 4 2.8Ghz and 2 gb of ram, ATI RADEON x1550 video card.
  • Vekks wrote: »
    I also have less than 10 gigabites left of freespace. I should clean some junk off of it.

    ..I would

    Tech, the fix is ideally for the lower-end pc's. You seem to have pretty good specs for CrossFire performance. Your performance would be altered by other programs running during game functions, if you even have issues with startup time or game bog.
  • Man why this tells me patcher_cf could not found ? i don't get it its there but can't find it ? -.- what should I do ?
  • Yo hawk how much more fps is this suppose to give you? Because aren't you just putting crossfire at a higher priority
  • he used /low
  • I didn't noticed any major change but it helped some people out :v
  • Now heres something that I can actually use.

    My 30 fps doesn't cut it sometimes.
  • Tried it, did nothing for me, still at 50 ~ 70 FPS in a full SnD room
  • I think hawk left.
    It was for lower end pc's anyway.
  • Vex_1Vex_1 Apprentice
    Pronounce wrote: »
    I think hawk left.
    It was for lower end pc's anyway.
    Hawkish1 wrote: »
    Seems many people aren't 'taking a break' but actually moving on from CF.
    I came back for a bit but it's just not as enjoyable as it used to be at this time.
    I'll finish up these sets of killmarks I'm working on and put them on modhub....if Rory's still around, but I think my playing is about over here too. At least for now, I'll probably join the club that checks the forum from time to time to get that Information about a hack free crossfire then maybe come back (but I see that not really happening anytime soon-nothing against Z8...it's not your fault)
    He'll be back :p
  • me too
    Man why this tells me patcher_cf could not found ? i don't get it its there but can't find it ? -.- what should I do ?

    my fps is 20-30 what can i do
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