This is a tutorial showing you how to enable TF2's Dual Core support. This tweak is not widely known, so I thought I would share it here.
I personally noticed that using these commands my FPS doubled. I had capped my FPS at 125, and it has always stayed around that number whilst I have been playing TF2. As soon as I removed the commands from my autoexec my fps went to around 50-60.
1. Once you have your autoexec open, copy and paste the commands below into it :
//Dual Core Support
matqueuemode "2" rthreadedrenderables "1" rthreadedparticles "1" rthreadedclientshadowmanager "1" clthreadedbonesetup "1" clthreadedclientleaf_system "1"
2. Now close autoexec.cfg and click Yes to save the changes you have made
3. Go and test it out. See if you can notice an increase in FPS. Bare in mind the effects will vary between computers based on the thousands of variables you can imagine that would be different between one PC and another.
NOTE : It has been reported that using this tweak can make your game crash more then normal, however I have never had this problem. Also I have only tested these commands with an AMD processor, so I don't know how well it performs when using an INTEL processor.
I hope this is helpfull and feel free to pm me if you have any questions or concerns. Also if you have an idea for this tutorial or information based on what's contained in this tutorial please pm me.
IMPORTANT : Be sure to check out Silent Ricochet's DOD Optimization and Tweak Pack which addresses and fixes most errors caused by this tweak !!