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This only works on Gingerbread, not anything else. We are still working on finding alternative tweaks for ICS and JB
This is a MOD to boost the performance of the Adreno 205 GPU in the Xperia Play. (This mod should also work on other Adreno devices (Adreno 205+) and whilst some people have had some success I cannot confirm which devices other than the Play it works with)

This mod is a joint collaboration/venture of me and CosmicDan. However, as of version 0.2 CosmicDan has unfortunately left the Xperia 2011 range for better things. I wish him every success in the future.

CosmicDan was able to find a variant of the '[url removed, login to view]' file that contains settings that should work on our device. Since finding this we have found numerous combinations of settings that increase the performance of our chips. See below.

What does it do?
The configuration file consists of multiple options, each which do their very own unique 'tweaking' to the way the GPU performs. One of the most notable options we are using is 'triJuice', an explanation of which is below:

If our phones were to have their own driver application, what this would be doing is essentially moving the 'Quality/Performance' slider towards 'Performance'. This tells the GPU to concentrate on 'Performance' rather than 'Quality'.

See CosmicDan's explanation here:
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It's common graphics stuff and the same for PC's, we have told the GPU to put a focus on performance instead of quality. But the quality is not sacrificed much, it's barely noticeable. Maybe some games will look not so well, you'll have to test and see.

It's like we've lowered effect and texture detail on a system-wide level, allowing the CPU and GPU to give more time to work on geometry and frame updates and such. Useful because many games don't have settings for graphics quality.
Another notable option is 'forceAutoTextureCompression'. This saves RAM and makes texture rendering faster, but the actual loading of the game might be a tiny bit slower - however once it's loaded it will have faster rendering.

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