andcarne wrote:How exactly is that speed test being set up?
I'd be interested in running it here on the patched Mac version, just to see what sort of speed boosts we do get.
My vague comparisons by looking at the same place on the same map with different modes seemed rather erratic.
The speed test there is a very quick modification done by The_Goldfish that flys through each level, the long test taking about 15 mins to finish. The levels are empty, as the new code only provides a performance boost for the land rendering, so that is what is being tested.
If you have access to the beta forums (and looking at your title list that shouldn't be a problem), you'll find a few topics over speed that me and The_Goldfish posted a bunch of graphs in, you'll find the mod for this.
We all used something called FRAPS to record our framerates to a text file, but you'll have to find a Mac equivalent to do it for you. Then we shoved our data into Excel and came out with the above graphs.
I will warn you now, its 15 mins of full darwinia, so disable help and disable any screensavers