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Calculating FPS

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I''d like to display the framerate as frames per seconds while my program is running. However, I can''t really figure out how to calculate the FPS. Is there some DirectX function that can do this for me? If anyone has suggestions or sample code, I''d appreciate it. Thanks!

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easy problem, psuedo code:

StartTime=Timer;

Do GameLoop
{
DrawScene;
Fps++;
if (Timer-StartTime>1.0f)
{
DisplayFps Fps; //DrawText or whatever
Fps=0
StartTime=Timer;
}
}

Second way:
Do GameLoop
{
StartTime=Timer;
DrawScene;
DisplayFps 1.0f/(Timer-StartTime)
}

I don't do c/c++ much, you'll have to ask someone else what the
function to get the current time is.

Hope this helps,
-Michael

Edited by - thr33d on August 12, 2001 7:57:35 PM

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Use timeGetTime() to find the number of milliseconds since windows was started. Since it reports in milliseconds, swap the 1.0f''s in Michaels code for 1000.0f.

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G''day!

On my site ( http://www.drunkenhyena.com/docs/dhFPSTimer.phtml ) is the code for a timer class. It does what you need and you can easily plug it in to your code in a few minutes.


Stay Casual,

Ken
Drunken Hyena

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