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    posted a message on OptiFine HD (FPS Boost, Dynamic Lights, Shaders and much more)
    Writing threaded software even for two cores, let alone eight, is not easy. It often involves separating tasks into parts so they can be run individually instead of as a group, requires crazy synchronization, a ton of testing and guesswork to make sure you're dividing tasks up in the most efficient way, and most of all, severely increases the potential for timing and sync-related bugs (world flashing, things happening in the wrong order, etc). It's a pain all around, and a large part of the reason most apps don't take advantage of multi-core processors to nearly the extent they could.

    That being said, shadoskil, what processor do you have? Since it seems like you have a pretty dang good computer, I'd be willing to bet you're already getting FPS well above your display's refresh rate (unless your graphics card isn't up to snuff), and using additional cores wouldn't be that much help to you.
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    posted a message on OptiFine HD (FPS Boost, Dynamic Lights, Shaders and much more)
    Quote from JO40

    And how do you know he is working on it right now? If he was, then it could have been up already right? But it's not.

    This is the stupidest logic I've seen all day. That's like saying "how do you know the dishwasher is on right now? If it was, then it could have been done already right?" No. In-progress and finished are not the same thing. If it was up already, then he'd not be working on it anymore.
    Quote from JO40

    Also, I saw that he was online like a couple of minutes ago looking at this thread for a good 20 minutes or so. Instead of working on the mod like he should, he's spending his time reading all these comments on his thread. Might as well give him something to read.

    This works differently from forum to forum, but most forums will show you as "active" on the last page you visited for anywhere from five to twenty minutes. If he glanced through the latest posts in this thread, it'd show him as active for longer than he really was. But more importantly, he is allowed to take a break. People have no business complaining that he's not spending every waking moment of his time on something he's giving us that we're not paying for. He doesn't owe anyone anything.

    That being said, if he claims to be working on it, then I believe him, and I certainly won't fault him for taking a few minutes break every now and then. This was a bigger update than some, I've heard that there was some serious performance improvements in vanilla, which means that there were probably some fairly major changes to the rendering code that'll take sp614x longer to code for. It's not as simple as flipping a "works with 1.1" switch.
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    posted a message on OptiFine HD (FPS Boost, Dynamic Lights, Shaders and much more)
    Quote from melodichand

    unless the owner the server is smart enough to get a dev build >.>

    The dev builds aren't recommended for a reason. They tend to be quite buggy, make playing a somewhat unpleasant experience, and at times they can be either game-breaking or server-destroying (though this is rare, it's not worth the risk). Many server owners are smart enough NOT to get a dev build.
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    posted a message on OptiFine HD (FPS Boost, Dynamic Lights, Shaders and much more)
    I'm seeing a lot of misinformation in the past couple of pages, so here's a bit of a lesson.

    Perceivable framerate varies from person to person, much like audio fidelity. Just as most people can't hear a quality difference in MP3s above 192kbps, there are still some who can. Maybe they've trained themselves, maybe they were just born that way, but there are some people who can tell the difference. Framerate is the same way. The average person can't perceive a difference in quality above 60fps, but that doesn't mean nobody can. Generally, though, most monitors won't display more than 60fps anyway, so it doesn't really matter.

    That being said, there is one reason that a higher framerate is desirable even for those who can't see it, or whose monitors can't show more: Vsync. Vsync delays outputting a frame until the next screen refresh, which prevents tearing and tends to make the game look better and motion a bit smoother. This caps the framerate to whatever the monitor's refresh rate is. The problem is, if the framerate dips under 60 while Vsync is on, it'll be cut to 30 (although some apps may still report as 45-55, because they are reporting what's being rendered internally rather than what's actually being displayed).

    That's where ridiculously high framerates come into play. If you're rendering at around 60fps without Vsync, then dips will be very noticeable. In such cases, it's often better to leave it off, since when you get low enough that most people can perceive the difference, you wanna push out as many frames as possible. If you're consistently getting 300+ fps, though, you can cap it to 60 with Vsync (or even 120 if your screen supports it), keep as smooth an image as possible, and even when the game has to do something more demanding won't drop so many frames that it'll dip below the cap that was set.

    tl;dr - Even if you can't actually see more than 60fps, it's not at all useless to be able to render that much if you can force Vsync.
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    posted a message on OptiFine HD (FPS Boost, Dynamic Lights, Shaders and much more)
    Quote from imnumberfour

    You're the one being selfish, saying that sp614x doesnt deserver compensation for the hard work hes put in. If it wasnt for sp614x you wouldnt have this mod.

    It's hard to tell if Mojang or sp614x is being selfish in this case, without knowing the details of what each of them wanted. It's possible Mojang didn't wanna pay and sp614x wouldn't give it away free, but it's also possible that Mojang wanted to pay something reasonable and sp614x got greedy and demanded more. We don't know what each side asked for, there hasn't been any public clarification on the matter, so it's really impossible to know who (if anybody) is being selfish.
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    posted a message on OptiFine HD (FPS Boost, Dynamic Lights, Shaders and much more)
    Quote from najodleglejszy
    when you install this mod, you gain NONE fps if you won't lower all those settings, am I right?

    Not so. Optifine has some improvements beyond simply adding new settings, so even on fancy graphics and all that you should see an improvement vs not having it installed.
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