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FunnyLookinHat Dec 2, 2012 @ 7:33am
TF2 Beta vs. TF2
I noticed that when I was invited into the Linux beta, Team Fortress 2 Beta was automatically added to my account. I went ahead and downloaded and ran it and found that it ran pretty darn well.

System specs:
CPU: Intel® Core™ i7-2820QM CPU @ 2.30GHz × 8
Graphics: Intel® Sandybridge Mobile
Memory: 4 GB DDR 3 1600

I also noticed that there were only 5 or 6 servers, and most of them didn't have any players in them. So I went back into steam and installed regular Team Fortress 2 - loaded it up - and found a ton of servers. HOWEVER, performance was significantly degraded compared to the TF2 Beta.

Should I be testing on the beta client or the regular one? What are you guys all doing? I'm fairly certain most of you are just running regular TF2 given that I can ( literally ) only find about 4 or 5 people in the entire world playing TF2 Beta at any given time.

Better question - when are changes that are making TF2 Beta work so well expected to be merged back into TF2 for a release? I'm guessing final Linux release ?
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GNU/Interior Crocodile Λlligλtor Dec 2, 2012 @ 7:49am 
TF2 beta is just a playground for Valve to test out new things they want to put into TF2. If they turn out to work well, they may be included in regular TF2. It's not specifically for the Linux beta.
cinqcinqcinqcinq Dec 2, 2012 @ 7:51am 
TF2 (non beta) should be as smooth as the beta one. Double check your settings and make sure AA, Anisotropic, etc.. are turned off. Enable your console by going in the advanced keyboard options, open the console then type in it: net_graph 4

The net graph will give you how many FPS you have.
SUSEd Dec 2, 2012 @ 9:56am 
Originally posted by cinqcinqcinqcinq:
TF2 (non beta) should be as smooth as the beta one. Double check your settings and make sure AA, Anisotropic, etc.. are turned off. Enable your console by going in the advanced keyboard options, open the console then type in it: net_graph 4

The net graph will give you how many FPS you have.

net_graph will waste too much screen space. Better to use
cl_showfps 2
FunnyLookinHat Dec 3, 2012 @ 7:33am 
Ah ok - good to know... I'll try all of that now.
FunnyLookinHat Dec 3, 2012 @ 7:21pm 
Well that seemed to do the trick - I loaded the "highframes" config from here and things seemed to work pretty well:
http://fakkelbrigade.eu/chris/configs/

I still get occasional stutters ( cl_showfps is showing all green but the screen locks up ) - but that seems to settle down after the first few minutes.

Thanks!
number7_poindexter Dec 3, 2012 @ 9:08pm 
Thx for posting this. I have been wondering about this since I joined the beta.
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Date Posted: Dec 2, 2012 @ 7:33am
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