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Unofficial Skyrim Performance Boost

The Bethesda Softworks Forums have a thread on a new utility for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim claiming to offer framerate improvements of up to 40% on CPU-constrained systems (thanks Acleacius). Here's the skinny:

This patch will improve your frame rate by up to 40% in all CPU-dependent situations, i.e. especially in cities. It works mostly by rewriting some x87 FPU code and inlining a whole ton of useless getter functions along the critical paths because the developers at Bethesda, for some reason, compiled the game without using any of the optimization flags for release builds.

There has been some confusion about the original dll file and the current one for Script dragon. Script Dragon's dinput8.dll is 592kb The non working TESV Accelerator dinput.dll is 74kb

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79. Re: Unofficial Skyrim Performance Boost Dec 31, 2011, 14:08 ^Drag0n^
 
Jerykk wrote on Dec 28, 2011, 01:34:
Sure it is. Case in point: iOS vs. Android. Windows vs. Mac. MythTV vs. Windows Media Center. PS3 vs. Xbox vs. Wii.

I personally like the heiarchial minimalist approach. You don't. It's subjective based on preference.

I'm not talking about style, I'm talking about functionality. Scroll bars, for example, are a common feature of Windows, MacOS, Firefox, IE, Opera, Chrome, etc, because it's considered standard. Skyrim does not have scroll bars, in spite of the amount of scrolling you have to do...

Scroll bars are just an element of a UI, not the entirety of it. I think you're kind of missing my point, and we're getting into a in a forest through the trees thing here.

Jerykk wrote on Dec 28, 2011, 01:34:
Again, preference. I might like having something completely different than you describe, like, say, a graphical representation of my player-character that I can drag and drop items onto, or maybe a CLI where I just type out what I want to equip. Does that make one bad over the other? Not really. It just makes them different. Bethesda has had this interface since Morrowind, and, well, I guess I've just grown accustomed to it.

Err, Morrowind had a completely different UI than any games since. It was icon-based, whereas the later games revolve around text lists. But again, if you're going to have text lists, you need to provide users with a way to quickly navigate them. Skyrim doesn't do that.

I worded that poorly; I meant that Morrowind was the last game theuy had that had a different UI; all the others have been fairly derivative of each other since then.

Jerykk wrote on Dec 28, 2011, 01:34:
Why? I mean why make it different across platforms when it functionally serves it's purpose? We're not talking about forcing a gamepad here. the mouse and scrollwheel works. that said, I actually use WASD + E (R, Y/N) without even thinking about it. *shrug*

Because it's not just a matter of being functional. It's a matter of functioning well. According to your logic, players should be happy if games merely run, as opposed to being any good.

Out of curiosity, do you do a lot of alchemy in the game? If you do and you haven't noticed the ridiculous amount of scrolling required, I'm not sure what to say.

Some, but admittedly not a lot. I'm not really disagreeing with you that the UI could use polish, I am, however, disagreeing that the UI needs to be inherently different (barring mouse support) across platforms.

Jerykk wrote on Dec 28, 2011, 01:34:
Again, no matter what they release, an element of the gaming population is going to think that it's utter crap, so, why waste more time on it when you know what you have works, provides little/zero risk of a platform-specific problem, and, for the most part, looks exactly like the UI of the last several RPGs you've put out?

Because it results in a better product for the specific platform? What you're basically saying is that developers should put no effort into their PC ports.

No, what I'm saying is that they should put the same amount of effort into ALL platforms, and not bias one over the other. While most of what you say I agree with in principle, all platforms would benefit from same/similar changes.

^D^

This comment was edited on Dec 31, 2011, 14:18.
 
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