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Dink HD - Never Use FPS Lock

September 14th 2017, 10:00 PM
King Male United States xbox steam bloop
A mother ducking wizard 
I was playing around with Dink HD 1.7.1, and noticed that it seemed to be 'laggy' earlier today. I even created like 5 animated gifs of Dink walking around, comparing the behavior of Dink 1.08, Freedink, Freedink64, DinkHD, and even the 'web' Dink port.

Eventually I discovered that, at one point, I had selected 'FPS Lock' in the Options, which limits Dink to 30 FPS. Everything is awful at 30 FPS. Once I unchecked FPS lock, Dink went back up to ~65 FPS, and everything was wonderful.
September 14th 2017, 10:21 PM
Peasant Male Japan
Hmm. FPS lock should always be disabled by default for Windows - maybe I should remove it completely. On mobile X years ago devices had a hard time with the FPS and the lock made it play more constant without speeding up/down. I'll probably turn that off as the default for mobile devices now too...
September 15th 2017, 03:54 AM
Peasant Female United States xbox steam duck bloop
i like pie 
bah. 120 fps or gtfo. then later, the goalpost shall be suddenly moved to 240 fps or gtfo.

also, i won't settle for less than 4k support, despite that also not being anywhere near the standard. but you know, i gotta feel less bad about wasting 5000 dollars on equipment i don't need at all for the things that are being developed right now.
September 15th 2017, 10:01 AM
Peasant Male Poland steam
Everyone should get a pizza for free in each week. 
Tbh having an option to support higher than 60 FPS would be nice, i can imagine how bloody smooth it would look.

Unless it somehow breaks the gameplay speed.
September 15th 2017, 11:34 PM
Peasant Male Japan
Unfortunately Dink's internals don't really work beyond 60 fps .. for it to truly be "smoother" all movement/collision would need to support sub-pixel accuracy. Without that, all I can really do is say "render frames at 120hz, but only update logic at 60hz" which I don't think would look/feel very different, could be wrong though.