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Title: My server and/or game is jittery
Post by: Turkeh on January 30, 2009, 09:57:56 AM
This is often the result of a multi-core or multi-processor machine.
Simply setting the affinity of Tribes 2 often solves this issue.

Option One: ImageCfg* (Courtesy 404notfound (http://www.tribesnext.com/forum/index.php?topic=178.msg1797#msg1797), Cat (http://www.tribesnext.com/forum/index.php?topic=178.msg3136#msg3136), CraigS (http://www.tribesnext.com/forum/index.php?topic=178.0))
  • Download ImageCfg from http://www.robpol86.com/files/imagecfg.exe
    Save to your GameData folder (Usually C:\Dynamix\Tribes2\GameData)
  • Open a Command Prompt:
    • Start Menu -> Run -> "cmd", OK

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    • Start Menu -> All Programs -> Accessories -> Command Prompt
  • Change directory to GameData (cd C:\Dynamix\Tribes2\GameData)

    (http://craigs.be/T2Affinity/Step2.JPG)
  • Execute imagecfg (imagecfg.exe -a 0x1 Tribes2.exe)

    (http://craigs.be/T2Affinity/Step3.JPG)
  • Run the game, enjoy
* Note: It has been reported that this may not work on 64-bit architectures.


Title: Re: My server and/or game is jittery
Post by: Turkeh on January 30, 2009, 10:09:07 AM
Option Two: Affinity.exe (Courtesy: CraigS (http://www.tribesnext.com/forum/index.php?topic=178.0))
  • Download http://www.leweyg.com/download/Affinity.exe
    Save to your GameData folder (Usually C:\Dynamix\Tribes2\GameData)
  • Create a new shortcut named play that goes to the Tribes2.exe (remember to add the -online flag)
    C:\Dynamix\Tribes2\GameData\Tribes2.exe -online

    (http://craigs.be/Scrn1.jpg)
  • Create a .bat file (or copy and edit one of the classic ones)
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    del /s /q *.dso
    start affinity.exe play.lnk
    cls
    exit
    (replace play.lnk with the name of the shortcut you created earlier)
  • Drop a shortcut to your .bat on the desktop and enjoy.


Title: Re: My server and/or game is jittery
Post by: Turkeh on January 30, 2009, 10:17:04 AM
Option Three: Vista or Newer (Courtesy Cat (http://www.tribesnext.com/forum/index.php?topic=178.msg1469#msg1469), teratos (http://www.tribesnext.com/forum/index.php?topic=178.msg3332#msg3332))
  • Create a .bat file (or copy and edit one of the classic ones) in your GameData folder
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    del /s /q *.dso
    start /affinity 1 /abovenormal Tribes2.exe -online
  • Drop a shortcut to the .bat on your desktop and enjoy


Title: Re: My server and/or game is jittery
Post by: Turkeh on January 30, 2009, 10:22:08 AM
Option Four: The Task Manager
  • Open the task manager (ctrl+alt+del, or ctrl+shift+esc)
  • click the Processes tab
  • right-click the Tribes2.exe process
  • select Set Affinity...
  • uncheck all but one core (Best results typically result from using a secondary core)
  • click OK


Title: Re: My server and/or game is jittery
Post by: Turkeh on January 30, 2009, 10:24:28 AM
If after applying one of these fixes you still have a jittery game, create a .cs file in your autoexec folder (GameData/base/scripts/autoexec)
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