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Little program to help improve game performance

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AimLXJ    18

Now, what happens to those proccess that were closed after you quit a game(Do they come back afterwards)?

Does this program close Punkbunster proccess too?

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gigapixels    99
Now, what happens to those proccess that were closed after you quit a game(Do they come back afterwards)?

Does this program close Punkbunster proccess too?

You choose what processes to be closed. And you decide if they come back or not when it's done. At least that's what I got from reading the user guide.

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Jase    130

I shall try this out.

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Sir Phlegyas    0

I think it'd be nice if you made the user guide

1. In a more "common" format that MHT (IIRC that's like an IE-Save as Full page). Firefox won't open it, It gets stuck on a infinite loop of open open open, you get the point.

2. In a format that could hold all the assets, like PDF, because unfortunately for much I want I don't have access to "G:\Users\{YOU}\Documents\ATK Doc\Auto TaskKill_files\image001.jpg" ;)

Anyway, I think this could be useful for those struggling to get that extra FPS boost. To be honest I don't need it now, but months ago I would even kill explorer and run the exe from task manager's run dialog :D

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AimLXJ    18

Yea, Opera couldn't open the guide also.

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Ryan R    0

Thanks for the feedback - I'll convert the guide to pdf format (don't know why I got the urge to save it as HTML) :)

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night_stalker_z    9

Why not just close down all applications using the task manager. They dont come back unless you got a virus or something.

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Ryan R    0

Please understand exactly what this app does before posting here - many have said the same as you without trying it out :)

It can also restart the apps after you finish playing. It won't benefit everyone - it's mainly for people who run a lot of programs on slower PC's.

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Janitor    0
Why not just close down all applications using the task manager. They dont come back unless you got a virus or something.

I onlyhave 25 running processes anyway, but good idea.

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night_stalker_z    9

The website doesnt really tell much.

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Ryan R    0

I created the webpage at 11pm last night - hence there is not much detail. All the details are in the userguide, which I will conevrt to pdf in a few hours when I get home.

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fkid    8

Good idea. Although, it's not that hard to use Task Manager or the actual application UI's to close them before playing a game. People shouldn't really be running more than a few resource hoggin' processes in the background that need closing before a game is played.

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+Bryan R.    1,147

What is so hard to understand about how this program works? You start a game it ends the processes you tel it to, then you can have it re-run those processes when your done playing. It is a very good idea, however, I think the only thing that I run is ObjectDock which is almost totally in memory. In any case, though, it is a good idea and should be usefull to many people.

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BlakByte    0

Cool, thanks Ryan.

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Popcorned1    0

I'll have to try this out.

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(Spork)    87

i normally only have 10 - 15 prepossesses running but il give it a go

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joe_banana    0

is it safe to disable em all?

explorer.exe

svchost.exe

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:: Lyon ::    56

Good idea. I tried this kind of application before (can't remember what the name was but I think it wasn't free)

Still a long way to go (click to select tasks, save into a list so don't have to type everytime), but this is a good start!

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invaderzim_2004    0

Cool utility for closing the unessential tasks that you don't need for platying games.

I'll give it go.

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sockpuppet    0
Good idea. I tried this kind of application before (can't remember what the name was but I think it wasn't free)

Still a long way to go (click to select tasks, save into a list so don't have to type everytime), but this is a good start!

Are you thinking of End-It-All? I used to use it before playing games in the distant past.

http://www.docsdownloads.com/Tier1/enditall.htm

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Pupik    452
i normally only have 10 - 15 prepossesses running but il give it a go

Are you using Windows 95, or something?

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Mayhem    8

neat program, it does the same basicly like this .bat commands

taskkill /F /IM explorer.exe
taskkill /F /IM msnmsgr.exe
taskkill /F /IM nod32kui.exe

start /wait C:\Games\World of Warcraft\Wow.exe

start "" "C:\Windows\Explorer.exe"
start "" "C:\Program Files\ESET\nod32kui.exe" /b
start "" "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /b

basically it kills the explorer, messenger and nod32, run's the game and when you exit the game it start's them again

and if you want to make a shortcut in desktop with various things in the right click menu you can do this (ex: for UT99) a .reg file like UT.reg with a menu option to the .bat killing the process

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00000000-5191-0000-0000-000000000002}]
"InfoTip"="UnrealTournament Options"
"NeverShowExt"=""
@="Unreal Tournament"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00000000-5191-0000-0000-000000000002}\DefaultIcon]
@="C:\\Games\\UnrealTournament\\Help\\Unreal.ico"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00000000-5191-0000-0000-000000000002}\Shell]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00000000-5191-0000-0000-000000000002}\Shell1]
@="Unreal Tournament"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00000000-5191-0000-0000-000000000002}\Shell1\Command]
@="C:\\Games\\UnrealTournament\\System\\UnrealTournament.exe"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00000000-5191-0000-0000-000000000002}\Shell2]
@="• Unreal Tournament Kill Process Bat"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00000000-5191-0000-0000-000000000002}\Shell2\Command]
@="C:\\Games\\UnrealTournament\\ut.bat"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00000000-5191-0000-0000-000000000002}\Shell3]
@="• Unreal Tournament Safe Mode"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00000000-5191-0000-0000-000000000002}\Shell3\Command]
@="C:\\Games\\UnrealTournament\\System\\UnrealTournament.exe -safe"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00000000-5191-0000-0000-000000000002}\Shell4]
@="TeamSpeak"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00000000-5191-0000-0000-000000000002}\Shell4\Command]
@="C:\\Program Files\\Teamspeak2_RC2\\TeamSpeak.exe"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00000000-5191-0000-0000-000000000002}\Shell5]
@="The All-Seeing Eye"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00000000-5191-0000-0000-000000000002}\Shell5\Command]
@="C:\\Program Files\\Eye\\Eye.exe"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00000000-5191-0000-0000-000000000002}\ShellFolder]
"Attributes"=hex:00,00,00,00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{00000000-5191-0000-0000-000000000002}]

then simply a refresh on desktop will make the new icon appear

to remove this simply another .reg file

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{00000000-5006-0000-0000-000000000002}]

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{00000000-5006-0000-0000-000000000002}]

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace\{00000000-5006-0000-0000-000000000002}]

Edited by Mayhem

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ZombieFly    221
neat program, it does the same basicly like this .bat commands

taskkill /F /IM explorer.exe
taskkill /F /IM msnmsgr.exe
taskkill /F /IM nod32kui.exe

start /wait C:\Games\World of Warcraft\Wow.exe

start "" "C:\Windows\Explorer.exe"
start "" "C:\Program Files\ESET\nod32kui.exe" /b
start "" "C:\Program Files\MSN Messenger\msnmsgr.exe" /b

basically it kills the explorer, messenger and nod32, run's the game and when you exit the game it start's them again

i've been doing this since windows 98. it's always made a massive difference when playing games :D

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