Currently I'm working to make steam/effects models easier to run on older hardware. My hopes will be that TSL will perform better on devices using WINE as well with this mod. If you see my thread started in the general modding discussion, you can see how I started and where I've come. As of right now I've greatly reduced birthrate, random birthrate, and life expectancy values of the effects in model files using MDLedit and notepad++. This progress has only been possible because bead-v introduced me to MDLEdit.
Models that have been finished
Peragus (all map files w/particle effects)
Dxun (all map files w/particle effects)
Nar Shaddaa (all map files w/particle effects)
Onderon (all map files w/particle effects)
Telos (all map files w/particle effects)
Dantooine (all map files w/particle effects)
Korriban (all map files w/particle effects)
Some PLC_ models (mostly steam vents)
PLC_ models that have other smoke and other emitters
8xxdro planet map models
9xxmal planet map models
dor_ models that include effects
V_ models that include abilities with effects emitters
FX_ files including but not limited to... mines, grenades, and other explosions. Anything with an effects emitter attached.
Ebon Hawk models
Models that need to be edited + More
Play test some maps to ensure framerate gains are considerable
All of the original Knights of the Old Republic?
To show my progress, I've attached a couple "screenshots" with fraps running to show the dramatic frame-rate increases as a direct result of the changes I've made. My compute stick didn't like the printscreen function at 75hz apparently (which is why these are pictures). I'm hoping to release version 1 of this mod this weekend but only time will tell if it's ready.