The VideoBackBuffer should be disabled by default

Bug #896006 reported by LH_Mouse on 2011-01-07
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Bug Description

In original YR the video back buffer was enabled by default(until you disable it by adding [Video]\VideoBackBuffer=no in RA2MD.ini). This could obviously slow down the game on modern computers and also invited Internal Errors when the buffer overflowed, so should be disabled by default.

YR M0ddEr (yr-m0dder) wrote :

It takes one second to add this tag to ra2md.ini and in my opinion, not worth spending time on.

Graion Dilach (graiondilach) wrote :

Not to mention that LaunchBase sets this to no per default.

Chanterier (speederyr) wrote :

@YR M0ddEr: That could've been said about high res tag as well, which was set to No and changed to Yes in Ares. IMO default settings should provide the best results.

I'm not really familiar with the effects of VideoBackBuffer but if this setting really causes what LH_Mouse wrote in the description, then I'm a supporter of changing the default value for this one as well.

@Graion Dilach: You make it sound as if every Ares user uses LaunchBase as well.

Graion Dilach (graiondilach) wrote :

Sorry, I always pair them in my mind, and I didn't know that high-res is enabled in Ares by default. I play RA2 800x600 since 2002.

And yes, I know, I've asked it, MO won't use LaunchBase.

WoRmINaToR (worminator) wrote :

I certainly won't vote against changing the default of this, but VideoBackBuffer=yes is one of the most commonly-known causes of lag and VideoBackBuffer=no is one of the most commonly-known fixes to it. Most people who aren't advanced enough to know this fix (or to ask for help when their game lags) probably aren't the people who will be using Ares anyways.

IOW, don't give this priority, but go ahead and change it if you will.

DCoder DCoder (dcoder1337) wrote :

We discussed this and decided to change the default right after 0.2, leave it that way for a while to see if any problems occur, and put it into 0.3 if nothing goes wrong.

WoRmINaToR (worminator) wrote :

no objections.

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