on my journey to set up everything for streaming with OBS Studio to see if my laptop can handle it, I've gone through numerous combinations of settings and have now seemingly come quite close to a good solution.
So yesterday I have made the switch from OpenGL to Direct3D, it generally works better on my computer and also allows me to record the game with screen capturing whereas OpenGL outputs nothing but a black screen (weirdly enough OpenGL only works with very old OBS versions for me). OpenGL allowed to output full FPS with the lowest settings, but became too demanding for my hardware quickly when I increased the streaming quality and also caused big stuttering ingame.
Now with Direct3D I can go for quite high quality settings without having FPS problems on my screen, but the FPS on stream can't exceed a certain number, no matter how low my quality settings are. If anyone knows a fix to get it to normal FPS on stream, that would be nice, if not, it's also okay because the second problem is a bit more annoying.
With Direct3D I have got weird flickering which seems to only affect certain textures and polygons. I can see a correlation between graphically intense areas of a track and increased flickering. I have already done research to see whether there are any new drivers for my graphics card that I have missed out on, but there was nothing to be found.
Under https://www.twitch.tv/lalb2001 I have put up two attempts of streaming(so far) so that you can see the problem rather than only imagine it. I would really love to broadcast my POV for oAo's D1 race at Kyalami which starts in 45 hours, maybe someone here with deeper technical knowledge than me can make their magic work? OBS Studio uses Direct3D 11, on the contrary GPL uses Direct3D 7, might that be a problem? It almost feels like some code features are missing from the newer DirectX version which are causing the weird flickering...
I've just realized that I've ended up in the wrong sub-forum, can this thread perhaps be moved to the problems sections?
Edited by lalb2001, Feb 18 2021 - 12:42 PM.