How to run Source FPS Boost as a Windows Service with FireDaemon Pro.

Source FPS Boost is a tiny application that boosts server performance by running the system clock at a higher frequency with 10 times fewer resources than Windows Media Player. Its primary use is for game servers to run at a higher FPS (frames per second), but it also has the added advantage of making windows and all applications in general start up and respond more quickly. The tool can be run as a Windows Service using FireDaemon Pro, which allows you to start the tool automatically at boot prior to login. This HOWTO will show you how to set it up. You can also use FireDaemon Fusion to manage FireDaemon Pro and other Windows services via a web browser.

Source Dedicated Server FPS Boost Setup Under FireDaemon Pro

First download and install the SRCDS FPS Boost. The download is tiny (< 20 KB).

Download and install FireDaemon Pro into the directory of your choice, typically C:\Program Files\FireDaemon.

Next start the FireDaemon GUI from the desktop shortcut. Click on the "Create a new service definition" button in the toolbar (or type Ctrl+N) and enter the information into the fields as you see below. Adjust the paths to suit your installation. Note that no parameters are required.

Executable: The path to your srcdsfpsboost.exe file. For the purposes of this HOWTO, the path is C:\srcdsfpsboost.exe.

Working Directory: The directory containing your srcdsfpsboost.exe file. For the purposes of this HOWTO, the working directory is C:\.

Parameters: None. Leave this field blank.

Now click on the Settings tab. If you DON'T want to see your dedicated server running, uncheck the Interact with Desktop check box & select “Hidden” from the “Show Window” dropdown. You can optionally run SRCDS FPS Boost as the user you installed it as. In the Logon Account field type your username (e.g. Administrator) and then enter the user's password twice in the Password and Confirm fields. You can change the Process Priority to allocate more CPU time to the dedicated server or specify which CPU or core the dedicated server will run on (in the case of multi-processor, hyperthreaded or multi-core CPUs). You will get the best performance boost if you run it on all CPUs/Cores.

Now click on the Lifecycle tab. Uncheck Graceful Shutdown as SRCDS FPS Boost doesn't respond to it.

Then click OK to finish setup and start Source Dedicated Server FPS Boost!