First post, by Shadzilla
Just wondering if anyone has any suggestions for improving performance in Half-Life? At 640x480 I'm getting anything from 60fps in smaller areas, 20-30 normally, and down to lows of around 10-15fps in larger complex areas. I swear it wasn't this bad originally but who knows, it was a long time ago now.
I first played it in early '99 with a K6-2 500 and Voodoo Banshee (PCI), which is exactly what I'm playing it on again at the moment. There's also a Gigabyte GA-5AA motherboard and an AWE64 Value in the mix, with 64MB memory and Windows 98SE. Write allocation and write combining are both enabled, and I'm running patch 184.108.40.206 of the game. The system scores ~871 in 3DMark 2000. I'm using the final Creative Labs driver release with the Banshee and using the MiniGL driver in the game. I've turned off high quality sounds, and I've also added the -nojoy option. It doesn't really seem to change much if I drop or raise the resolution.
Advice welcome, even if it's to adjust my expectations 😅