Can anyone tell me some options that will make Drastic utilise less energy ?

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Cadencecassettes
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Can anyone tell me some options that will make Drastic utilise less energy ?

Post by Cadencecassettes » Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:19 am

So I use Drastic all day long, it really brings me back to the days when I has a DS !
But along with this comes frequent battery recharging -
I keep the audio latency very high, the games I play use no microphone and I have turned of High Res 3D rendering - it works fine !
Will switching to 16 bit rendering make the games less heavy ? Or will the multithreading option do so ?
Your opinions are appreciated :D
Have a nice day !

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Re: Can anyone tell me some options that will make Drastic utilise less energy ?

Post by kaikun97 » Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:58 am

Generally options that increase performance like multi-threaded rendering would help because it would reduce some load on the CPU, but the amount of battery saved will not be a lot because Drastic itself uses a lot of battery.

I am not sure if this reduces battery life but manual frameskip may also help if you do not mind it.

Some games may not work correctly with multi-threaded rendering.

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Re: Can anyone tell me some options that will make Drastic utilise less energy ?

Post by dsattorney » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:05 pm

kaikun97 wrote:Some games may not work correctly with multi-threaded rendering.
In that case, disable it. Don't forget to restart the emu once you do that.
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Re: Can anyone tell me some options that will make Drastic utilise less energy ?

Post by Cadencecassettes » Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:06 am

Thank you so much guys ! Have a nice day !!

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