Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?

Login with username, password and session length

 
Advanced search

1027640 Posts in 41231 Topics- by 32848 Members - Latest Member: Griffsaur

July 28, 2014, 04:33:02 PM
TIGSource ForumsDeveloperTechnical (Moderators: Glaiel-Gamer, ThemsAllTook)Tell your Screen Refresh Rate
Poll
Question:  What is the screen refresh rate of your monitor?
60hz - 20 (74.1%)
multiple of 60 hz - 0 (0%)
50 - 5 (18.5%)
75 - 1 (3.7%)
100 - 0 (0%)
other - 1 (3.7%)
Total Voters: 25

Pages: [1] 2
Print
Author Topic: Tell your Screen Refresh Rate  (Read 684 times)
J-Snake
Level 10
*****


a fool with a tool is still a fool


View Profile WWW Email
« on: December 23, 2012, 03:32:52 PM »

When TrapThem ships I want as many people as possible to experience a fluid looking game.
Now the trick xna does here natively is that it clamps to your individual refresh rate as long as it is approximately 60 hz. So if everyone has 60 hz or multiple of it, problem solved.

However if there are few people with 50hz, 75hz, 100hz and similar they will notice ugly stutter because the logic-updates and rendering is out of sync. To solve this I can run my own system that keeps the game the same but runs fluidly on every screen.

So I am fairly interested if there is anyone who doesn't have 60hz or multiples of it nowadays.
Logged

Independent game developer with an elaborate focus on interesting gameplay, rewarding depth of play and technical quality.

Super Metroid Tournament: http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=38039.0

TrapThem: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=222597670
ஒழுக்கின்மை
Level 10
*****


Also known as रिंकू.

RinkuHero
View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #1 on: December 23, 2012, 03:43:53 PM »

59.7

i'm not sure why it's an odd number like that but that's what it is
Logged

J-Snake
Level 10
*****


a fool with a tool is still a fool


View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2012, 03:52:47 PM »

It is still around the 60hz rate. You can vote as 60. An xna game should clamp to it as long as it is not more off than 0.5 hz.
Logged

Independent game developer with an elaborate focus on interesting gameplay, rewarding depth of play and technical quality.

Super Metroid Tournament: http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=38039.0

TrapThem: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=222597670
Raptor85
Level 2
**

126746725
View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2012, 08:12:29 PM »

100hz on my primary monitor, my two secondary LCD's refresh at 75hz
Logged
rivon
Level 10
*****



View Profile
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2012, 02:19:36 AM »

I have a screen which can do 50-75Hz. I like to use 72Hz but I don't have my Xserver configured properly right now so I use 51Hz :D
And 60Hz on my notebook.
Logged
J-Snake
Level 10
*****


a fool with a tool is still a fool


View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2012, 02:35:18 AM »

Thanks for the input. 2 catches right there. 
Logged

Independent game developer with an elaborate focus on interesting gameplay, rewarding depth of play and technical quality.

Super Metroid Tournament: http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=38039.0

TrapThem: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=222597670
Eigen
Level 10
*****


Jebus backups.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #6 on: December 24, 2012, 02:45:00 AM »

Monitor properties show 100Hz on my laptop. Will your game run in windowed mode because most full-screen games are 60Hz for me, I think.
Logged

Oddball
Level 10
*****


David Williamson


View Profile WWW
« Reply #7 on: December 24, 2012, 06:16:06 AM »

75

Why didn't you include 75 and 100 in the poll? It would have made the resulting data much more useful.
Logged

J-Snake
Level 10
*****


a fool with a tool is still a fool


View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #8 on: December 24, 2012, 07:21:23 AM »

Will your game run in windowed mode
I am not a friend of windowed mode. I want to encourage people to sit down and enjoy/dedicate them to the game without derails. But I might add this feature if there are too many complaints.
Logged

Independent game developer with an elaborate focus on interesting gameplay, rewarding depth of play and technical quality.

Super Metroid Tournament: http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=38039.0

TrapThem: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=222597670
J-Snake
Level 10
*****


a fool with a tool is still a fool


View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #9 on: December 24, 2012, 07:25:15 AM »

Why didn't you include 75 and 100 in the poll? It would have made the resulting data much more useful.
Because there are only 2 options to consider for me, either the game will stutter or it will not. The worst stutters will be on 50 hz screens but they will also be striking on higher rates as long as you are not above 180 hz.

I edited it to your like since it doesn't hurt.
« Last Edit: December 24, 2012, 07:32:29 AM by J-Snake » Logged

Independent game developer with an elaborate focus on interesting gameplay, rewarding depth of play and technical quality.

Super Metroid Tournament: http://forums.tigsource.com/index.php?topic=38039.0

TrapThem: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=222597670
Average Software
Level 10
*****

Fleeing all W'rkncacnter


View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #10 on: December 24, 2012, 08:51:14 AM »

85 Hz.
Logged

Franchise - The restaurant wars begin!

What would John Carmack do?
impulse9
Level 5
*****



View Profile WWW
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2012, 09:02:41 AM »

60 s⁻
Logged

SolarLune
Level 10
*****


Hmm.


View Profile WWW Email
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2012, 09:18:03 AM »

60 hz, though I think my monitor can support higher rates.
Logged

Eigen
Level 10
*****


Jebus backups.


View Profile WWW
« Reply #13 on: December 24, 2012, 10:25:40 AM »

You edited the poll so that my "other" vote became 50Hz which just isn't correct but I can't change it. Oh well. Just so you know.
Logged

PompiPompi
Level 10
*****



View Profile WWW
« Reply #14 on: December 24, 2012, 11:16:40 AM »

59.7

i'm not sure why it's an odd number like that but that's what it is

Paul, that sounds like an average frame rate.
Try to measure minimum or maximum out of 20 frames, or just don't average frame rate or even draw a graph of your frame rate while playing the game. Or just use a profiler that shows a graph of your frame rate.
The 59.7 probably comes from a lot of 60 FPS frames and one lower FPS frame rate in a while.
Logged

Master of all trades.
Pages: [1] 2
Print
Jump to:  

Theme orange-lt created by panic