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Author Topic: Improve graphics (PC version)  (Read 603 times)

Jan 24, 2015, 08:45:58 PM
Topic on: Jan 24, 2015, 08:45:58 PM
Hey guys,

you can easily improve the graphics of the PC version of the game by changing one single file. The game already contains those possibilities, they just need to be unlocked via the file engine_settings.xml.

I uploaded the modified file here.

But of course you can do it on your own as well.

The improvements are shown and described here (there is a download link for the file too, mine is a bit more logical name wise, but it works as well).

I can highly recommend them. I hope you guys have fun with it as well.

Edit: Sorry guys, just found this topic I actually used the search but couldn't find it.

« Last Edit: Jan 24, 2015, 09:03:33 PM by vikingr »

Jan 26, 2015, 10:13:29 PM
Reply #1 on: Jan 26, 2015, 10:13:29 PM
I improved the FPS on PC by editing the file TASKS.TXT

I edited the line that controls how many processors are used. My PC has 8 threads (4 processors with hypertreading), but the file only had 4 threads set.

The original line said:

BOOT_PC         [cpx,pxl,pxl,pxl]

and I switched to:

BOOT_PC         [cpx,pxl,pxl,pxl,pxl,pxl,pxl,pxl]

The improvements on average FPS are variable, but roughly those:

2,5% tessellation
7,4% lab_room_flyby
6,2% volumetric_light
3,7% large_shadowcaster
20,2% lab_room

Originally, lab_room had the slower average FPS, so it is a good gain.

Yet, I noted that only 4 threads are active at a given time, the same as originally, so I don't know why there is an improvement, but I ran many times the benchmark with the original, and edited file, and I measured a reliable improvement.


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