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Parallax Compression (FPS Improvement)
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Mar 18, 2017 @ 3:09am
Jul 29, 2017 @ 8:46pm
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Parallax Compression (FPS Improvement)

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Starbound FPS Optimization
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This mod intends to improve FPS performance by compressing all parallax images size.

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Instead of removing the parallax background like other mod does to improve performance, it compresses (with no quality lost) everything in the /parallax/images/ directory, reducing them to half its file size. The mod also includes Parallax Fixes.

This mod is a request from a number of users. Feel free to test them out and report if this has successfully improved your performance.

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Other FPS improvement mods
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Frequently Asked Questions
  • Why would you need an FPS boost?
    Because the vanilla images are not optimized, so I optimized it to 50%-75% of its size. It's a request from a number of users too.
  • Is there a quality loss?
    Nope, nothing noticeable.
  • Work on multiplayer?
    Yes. This only replaces images on your end so it will be compatible.
  • Compatible with Frackin' Universe (FU)?
    Compatible. As in, vanilla parallax images will remain compressed.
    However I don't change anything from FU. You might want to ask FU team to compress their images, if they haven't already.
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Simply a Speck of Dust Jan 15 @ 9:20am 
@Faber Roze This mod still does as describes without any issues. Parallax images still get compressed and FRAPS reports around 10+ fps with this installed. At least in my case. Hope this helps :SBpenguin:
Faber Roze Dec 3, 2021 @ 9:21am 
I've heard that after 1.4, this mod is no longer necessary as the new updates already patched some of the bugs and that subscribing to this mod will bring the bugs back. Can any experts verify this?
jameslionbreath Sep 17, 2021 @ 9:59pm 
So if i uninstall the mod will the images turn back to the way they were?, or do i need (or should) backup a specific file
sebastropas Sep 26, 2020 @ 2:26pm 
Nice mod,now i can play on more than +20 fps
Violyris Jun 6, 2020 @ 11:10am 
This shit's good. Thanks a lot, it finally makes the game playable even on my crappy PC
Reaper leviathan Mar 12, 2020 @ 1:22pm 
I'm gonna try it out with all of the other mods i have none of them are fps improvment though, mostly just qol and object additions.
Obacht Dec 22, 2019 @ 11:24am 
does this help the fps cap at around 62frames? i have a 144 hz monitor and a good pc but my frames are capped and i search a way to get max performance
Spectreblitz Dec 16, 2019 @ 8:23am 
I have a £600 gaming laptop, I shouldn't have to use FPS improvement mods but oh well

Im glad I have because it runs so smooth, its such a shame that something that is built to play games can't even run a 2D platformer without lagging and frame jumping

I appreciate your mods and they have done me a great pleasure :)
Mark Oct 26, 2019 @ 10:51pm 
my frames have been saved!
AnormaL Sep 14, 2019 @ 12:35pm 
@Memy I am using since it came. No problem so far.