Out Of Focus Custom Framerate Limit

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  1. velocity7

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    Hello,

    Currently RTSS seven.2.2 can practice a framerate limiter on games, but I was wondering if it’s also possible to apply a secondary framerate limiter should the game be out of focus. I know games like StarCraft 2, HotS tin exercise this themselves, but there are a number of other games which don’t accept this feature implemented. I’d like to see if something like this could be possible.


  2. dimonoid

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    If yous are saving evergy, just set up power mode in the Nvidia settings to “counterbalanced”. It limits performance for games which are in the background.

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  3. In that location isnt a balanced setting.
    I tin meet Optimal, adaptive and max.


  4. Andy_K

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    You don’t similar to read documentations coming alongside the app y’all’re using, do you?Hint: In the RTSS contour for your game in section [framerate] add together a line with
    IdleLimitTime=xxxx
    where xxxx is the time in microseconds e.grand. 15fps=66666, 20fps=50000 microseconds.


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  6. robnitro

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    Thanks, simply none of the documentation explained the style to actually use this feature which you showed. It just described the feature. What document did you lot read to observe the name “idlelimittime=xxx” etc???

    Anyhow information technology is a pain… some games that are windowed borderless run persistently in the slow way all the time.
    It wouldve been meliorate to have a hotkey! But again, documentation says something but not how it works in the ini???


  7. Andy_K

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    Unwinder wrote the first judgement not without a reason: “Added

    power user

    oriented idle framerate limiting mode.”

    If such a notice exists, then it is non an option in the GUI and no further instruction in the official documentation. I peeked into the global config file in the templates folder and in that location I found the line

    [framerate] ... IdleLimitTime               = 0 ...

    Then I fabricated the calculations:
    1s = 1000000 microseconds
    1000000mics / 20 frames = 50000mics per frame

    I opened a game contour, added that line in the framerate department, saved information technology, started the game while logging fps and framerates, switched to my browser, back to game, switched to MSI AB and watched the fps and framerate graph. Worked as intended.

    Not that hard, or is it?


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    Thank you for the clarity.
    I run dual monitors, secondary on intel Hard disk onboard. Any idea why this throttle doesn’t cease when I am in fullscreen or windowed borderless? I’d settle for a toggle, and am using AMD’s arctic, unfortunately the AMD goad “chill” feature has a lower limit of 30 fps.

    Found the keys for AMD users to utilize chill as a hotkey to reduce power usage when not playing the game:
    Estimator\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\AMD\Chill
    maxframeratedefault minframeratedefault minframeraterange
    I’m using ten now with no problems. Good for now


  9. Andy_K

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    The throttle gets agile for each private 3D application non in focus. This is non a global throttle to the whole “system”.
    hint:
    do Not add IdleLimitTime to the global contour but just to specific game profiles!

    If you want to exclude some apps wrongly detected as active 3D apps then open up the RTSS window, shift+click

    Add together

    and checkmark every app to exclude.
    You may need to restart your computer for RTSS hooking the correct ones only, closing and restarting RTSS may work only is not guaranteed.


  10. robnitro

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    Tried that in specific profile cfg and no luck.

    It keeps the 3d app (Assetto Corsa) at my setting =200000 or v fps whether focused or non.
    Only think I come across is that the frametimes leap down for a split 2nd when window is activated and so quickly go back to 200ms.
    I’ve read elsewhere that the latest windows 10 update messed upward 3d detection for Discord. I wouldn’t exist surprised if this is the reason why. I tried with game fashion on and game mode off in windows settings.




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    > I’ve read elsewhere that the latest windows 10 update messed up 3d detection for Discord. I wouldn’t be surprised if this is the reason why.

    Wrong. Power user settings are for power users understanding the meaning of “keyboard focus” term.


  12. robnitro

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    I’k confused. Keyboard focus, meaning the app is active in using the keyboard, correct?

    In that case, yes the game being focused as in, me being able to control it via kb,mouse, and game controller, even so it’s still running at the 200 ms/5 fps. I’ve tried 4 other games in total screen and windowed borderless. I’ve tried alt-tab, using the taskbar and and then on.

    Sorry, did I miss something? Could information technology be because my secondary monitor is using onboard intel HD3000?


  13. Unwinder

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    Please no need to expect whatever additional comments from me on it. It is power user oriented characteristic, if you cannot understand and go it working – it is merely not for you, sad.


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    ????

    Merely what if it is a driver effect or windows 1809 consequence? How can I know when you cannot tell me if the definition of keyboard focus is correct or not. I looked information technology up and quite a few pages are maxim that the app that gets the keyboard input. Is my understanding wrong? If I am right on the definition, why are you maxim that I cannot sympathize it? I capeesh RTSS and your hard work on it. Information technology’southward your pick, but you are being obtuse hither.

    Anyone else see if I am missing something? I’m using specific app profiles for called games with IdleLimitTime=200000 for 5 fps. The limit of 5fps stays. In the start activation of the game window I run into in the frametime graph a bleep down to xvi ms which quickly goes back to the idlelimittime of 200ms. Game is still IN FOCUS.


  15. Unwinder

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    Birdbrained?
    I’m non your 24/7 techsupport to read such things from users paying cypher for RTSS. And it is undocumented for a skilful reason, to hide it from such users coming here with such attitude. This feature is not for y’all, period. Closed.

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