TimeDemo (console command)


This command plays back a . DEMO file and returns the average framerate.


At the console type…

timedemo [Filename] precache


  • [Filename] - Name of .DEMO file (without the extension).
  • precache - Optional setting that caches all the assets before starting.


When running a timedemo the engine ignores the tic rate (60Hz) and runs at maximum speed. Unless you use the precache option you should run timedemo more than once so that the framerate is not affected by background loading. Demos store the physics and AI of the live run so during a timedemo the CPU will not be as stressed as if the game was being played. See also the benchmark console command.