panosgeorgiadis Nov 21, 2012 @ 5:13pm
How to benchmark
Is there any timedemo or similar way to benchmark under Steam in Linux? Unfortunately there is no FRAPS in Linux, so I guess it has to be with a different way. I would be great if we could measure the performance in FPS, based upon different settings.

Thanks,
Panos
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potis Nov 21, 2012 @ 5:36pm 
here is alternative fraps softwares like record my desktop or better Gamecastert
panosgeorgiadis Nov 22, 2012 @ 4:53am 
record my desktop is not measuring FPS.
Gamecaster is using OpenGL to capture, but Steam is not recognized as such by the Gamecaster itself.
RobotMenace Nov 22, 2012 @ 12:02pm 
Originally posted by panosgeorgiadis:
Is there any timedemo or similar way to benchmark under Steam in Linux? Unfortunately there is no FRAPS in Linux, so I guess it has to be with a different way. I would be great if we could measure the performance in FPS, based upon different settings.

Most games have a "dev mode" that'll let you at least overlay the current FPS if not log it.

FRAPS is terrible as a benchmarking tool (tbh it's terrible for just capturing video). It itself gives you an enormous performance drop.
[LINUX] RyuzakiKK Nov 22, 2012 @ 12:25pm 
Originally posted by RobotMenace:
Originally posted by panosgeorgiadis:
Is there any timedemo or similar way to benchmark under Steam in Linux? Unfortunately there is no FRAPS in Linux, so I guess it has to be with a different way. I would be great if we could measure the performance in FPS, based upon different settings.

Most games have a "dev mode" that'll let you at least overlay the current FPS if not log it.

FRAPS is terrible as a benchmarking tool (tbh it's terrible for just capturing video). It itself gives you an enormous performance drop.
Do you know if Team Fortress 2 implement itself an fps reader?
Reisen Udongein Inaba [因幡] Nov 22, 2012 @ 12:35pm 
TF2 has an FPS readout if you type
cl_showfps 1
in the console. 0 turns it off and 2 shows the FPS, latency, and current map.
johndrinkwater [🐧︀ 🎮] Nov 22, 2012 @ 4:11pm 
net_graph 1
is also useful in tf2
panosgeorgiadis Nov 23, 2012 @ 3:30am 
In Serious Sam I used prf_bShowFPS=1
Strider Nov 23, 2012 @ 1:33pm 
Source games (as TF2) can be benchmarked by recording a timedemo and playing it back. First thing you have to launch the game with the -console parameter: Open game properties, set launch options to "-console"
Then you should see the console in the game's menu.
Launch a game, bring up the console and type:

record "name_of_my_demo"

Exit the game (well exit to the menu that is) and type in the console

timedemo "name_of_my_demo"

(all commands and demo names can be completed by hitting the tab key, use it). When the demo finishes playing it should show some results such as the average FPS and the variance.
I suggest to ignore the first run completely and run the timedemo a few times to have an average value. Oh, and the lower the variance, the better it is.
pungentstentch Dec 4, 2012 @ 9:23am 
If you have compiz settings enabled there is a fps benchmark plugin.
panosgeorgiadis Dec 4, 2012 @ 10:04am 
Originally posted by kublaikahn666:
If you have compiz settings enabled there is a fps benchmark plugin.

could you provide more info ? How can I find this compiz benchmark ?

Thank you
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