[SDL] sensible optimization [was re: tile based _junk_]

Prasanth Kumar kumar1 at home.com
Fri Aug 20 18:21:18 PDT 1999

I read somewhere that movies can run at a low framerate because a video
camera captures the blurring effect when an object moves fast compared to
the camera speed. In a video game on the computer, the movement is discrete
and so you need to crank up the framerate to compensate for the lack of

----- Original Message -----
From: Vaclav Slavik <slavik2 at czn.cz>
To: <sdl at surfnetcity.com.au>
Sent: Friday, August 20, 1999 12:51 AM
Subject: Re: [SDL] sensible optimization [was re: tile based _junk_]

> rival games wrote:
> > If you consider 20 fps an  "entirely playable" framerate, you really do
come from
> > programming databases.
> It certainly makes more sense saying 20 fps is playable framerate than
declaring engine
> to be able to run at anything >30 fps, without mentioning that >30
framerates are
> unnoticable by human eye (like most game companies do these days....). In
fact even 15fps
> is good enough if it is *consistent* framerate. Most videos are encoded at
15fps and are
> smooth enough.
> Vasek

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