After some digging around I found a few tricks that you can do to keep your frame rate acceptable in normal and pvp situations.
First, make sure your drivers are up to date. Go to http://www.laptopvideo2go.com/
If needed, use their 'have disk' method for installing the latest driver. This is explained here:
I had to do this because I have a nvidia 8800M GTS and the latest driver isn't 'approved' for my gateway laptop. But it still works.
Also, there are a few things that I did in addition to this.
1) downloaded and installed the 'buffthrottle' addon. This can be found here:
BuffThrottle adds a minimum delay in between consecutive refreshes of a given frame's buffs and debuffs. This helps performance immensely in situations where there are a large number of buffs/debuffs flying around.
To install an addon read here:
2) In video settings, I turned grass off. From what I read, this has been known to give a 20 fps increase. 20fps is a big trade off for a small feature.
3) I use a macro that turns off my combat log. I use another macro to turn it back on (by using true instead of false). Here is the macro:
/script TextLogSetEnabled("Combat", false)
For NVIDIA USERS:
Be sure you have the latest drivers, again check out laptopvideotogo.com for the latest ones (on the right side of screen).
Have the latest drivers? Great, now go to your control panel and pick manage 3d settings.
In the program settings tab, choose ADD. Now locate your warhammer main directory, and choose war.exe.
This creates a profile for warhammer. For many users, this alone has increased performance.
Anyway, these are all the various things that I have done and I can now run my game on highest quality settings.
Edited, Sep 27th 2008 10:58pm by Webjunky
Edited, Sep 28th 2008 1:47am by Webjunky