View Full Version : How do you turn nlips off with HW2?
4th Sep 03, 2:12 PM
Also how can I increase the minimum frame rate..it seems to be 30
30 is perfectly fine for a framerate. Personally, I can't tell a difference if it goes higher. At all.
Anyways, for N-Lips, just change it in the options screen.
4th Sep 03, 4:03 PM
Of course you can't, the human eye runs at approximately 30 fps, so it should be fine at that level.
4th Sep 03, 5:12 PM
Originally posted by John Sheridan
Of course you can't, the human eye runs at approximately 30 fps, so it should be fine at that level. That doesn't mean it can't tell the difference between 30 fps and higher framerates.
I remember a while back, someone made a program that had a few animated polygons on one side running at 30 fps, and the same thing on the other side running at 60. There was a noticeable difference in how smooth the movements were.
I believe the program was called FPS Compare, try Googling for it if you want to see for yourself.
4th Sep 03, 6:14 PM
The human eye only being able to see at 30 fps is outright false, plain and simple. It's a wonder that myth has persisted as long as it has.
Films get by with only 24-30 fps because they're capturing motion with each frame. Pause a movie and you'll see motion blurring. You see, when the camera captures one frame, it also captures all the intervening movement made in the time the shutter was open. This blurring tricks the eye into believing that the footage is smoother than it actually is.
With videogames, there is no motion blurring, as it's only rendering one frame at a time. So you need a much higher framerate to smooth everything out. As I recall, it was something on the order of 85 fps.
Even that isn't the limit of the human eye, however. There have been tests conducted on fighter pilots where silhouettes of enemy aircraft were flashed before them at 100 fps (as in, 1 frame out of 100 contained the image in a 1 second period), and they not only noticed the flash but were actually able to IDENTIFY the aircraft model.
So, no. 30 fps is far from "perfectly fine".
If you don't believe me, set your Windows background to pure white and set your monitor's refresh rate to 60Hz (60 refreshes per second, ie: 60 fps). Then tell me how long it takes for the flickering to give you a severe headache.
And that's 60 fps. Twice as many as 30.
Also remember that video has two fields for every frame (upper & lower) which create smoother motion.
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