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The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim PC Performance discussion

JaseC

gave away the keys to the kingdom.
weird, my companions never die unless I kill them myself. Whenever they're about to die they just go on one knee like the other unkillable characters in the game and the enemies see them as non hostile until they get up again.

It wouldn't surprise me if her death were a bug as it hasn't happened since.
 

Tom Penny

Member
Game is strange. Most times I get 60 FPS then sometimes I load the game and it's 25 FPS and I have to reinstall the Beta drivers then it's normal again :(
 

ShinNL

Member
I was chatting with a friend and suddenly came with the most awesome idea for a mod. Don't read this if you don't want your hopes crushed.

Headset mod so you can shout words into the mic and let voice detection change it into in-game shouts. On-the-fly switching and... FUS RO DAH.

Would be... so epicly awesome T_T
 

Kyaw

Member
I was chatting with a friend and suddenly came with the most awesome idea for a mod. Don't read this if you don't want your hopes crushed.

Headset mod so you can shout words into the mic and let voice detection change it into in-game shouts. On-the-fly switching and... FUS RO DAH.

Would be... so epicly awesome T_T

Duuuuuuuuuuuuude. T_T

I want that.

Switching shouts and everything else in this game sucks so fucking bad.
 
Is that not possible? I know nothing about modding but it's possible that it could be done indirectly with two mods:

1. Allow key combinations for equipping (i.e. instead of just pressing 1, 2, 3, 4, etc., you can equip and use Unrelenting Force by pressing "+1, Frost Breath by pressing "+2, etc.)

2. A program running outside of Skyrim which translates voice commands into Key Presses. You set it to make 'Fus Ro Dah' = "+1, etc.

I'm sure there's a more intuitive way of doing it, but it's surely possible in one form or another?
 

Shai-Tan

Banned
Have any of you guys tried Skyrim in 3d mode? I tried it just now and it has to be the only game that makes me feel incredibly nauseous. I don't know if it's the fov or how the weapons and menus are but I can't play for more than a few minutes without feeling sick and I don't tend to feel sick at all playing in 3d.

tried to find videos on youtube,

here's how it typically is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wljHHH5x_UE

this one is probably the worst:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cld-ykM-6eo

(tip for those without 3d use "cross eyed mode")

edit: the 3dvision rating is "excellent" btw, lol
 

cyberheater

PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 PS4 Xbone PS4 PS4
Have any of you guys tried Skyrim in 3d mode? I tried it just now and it has to be the only game that makes me feel incredibly nauseous. I don't know if it's the fov or how the weapons and menus are but I can't play for more than a few minutes without feeling sick and I don't tend to feel sick at all playing in 3d.

tried to find videos on youtube,

here's how it typically is:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wljHHH5x_UE

this one is probably the worst:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cld-ykM-6eo

(tip for those without 3d use "cross eyed mode")

edit: the 3dvision rating is "excellent" btw, lol

No problem at all. I'm using a projector and a 100inch screen. Looks awesome.
 

Jubbly

Member
Have any of you guys tried Skyrim in 3d mode? I tried it just now and it has to be the only game that makes me feel incredibly nauseous. I don't know if it's the fov or how the weapons and menus are but I can't play for more than a few minutes without feeling sick and I don't tend to feel sick at all playing in 3d.

Disable the game's crosshair (replace with NVIDIA's) and water reflections.
 

Durante

Member
Have any of you guys tried Skyrim in 3d mode? I tried it just now and it has to be the only game that makes me feel incredibly nauseous. I don't know if it's the fov or how the weapons and menus are but I can't play for more than a few minutes without feeling sick and I don't tend to feel sick at all playing in 3d.
I have been playing it in 3D, on my 100" front projector setup. FoV 85, 3D depth ~40%, convergence plane adjusted so it's somewhere around my character's hands when casting. It's completely awesome except for some small issues with water.
 

Flim Flam

Neo Member
Whats the best way to adjust how sensitive the dual sticks are using a 360 gamepad on PC? I bump the right stick slightly and my field of vision shifts 180 degress. Close combat is almost impossible with such touchy controls.

Running on laptop using wireless controller

Windows 7x64
i5 M460 2.53GHz
6GB RAM
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 1GB

Running game at recommended 'Medium' settings
 

MrBig

Member
Whats the best way to adjust how sensitive the dual sticks are using a 360 gamepad on PC? I bump the right stick slightly and my field of vision shifts 180 degress. Close combat is almost impossible with such touchy controls.

Running on laptop using wireless controller

Windows 7x64
i5 M460 2.53GHz
6GB RAM
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 1GB

Running game at recommended 'Medium' settings
Must be a problem with your controller or the wireless connection. I had to bump up the sensitivity to max to make using a wired 360 controller pleasant.
 

Shai-Tan

Banned
Disable the game's crosshair (replace with NVIDIA's) and water reflections.

I have been playing it in 3D, on my 100" front projector setup. FoV 85, 3D depth ~40%, convergence plane adjusted so it's somewhere around my character's hands when casting. It's completely awesome except for some small issues with water.

alright, will mess with it a bit. im starting to think the menus are part of the problem but I can avoid those mostly. would be nice if popups to pick items were on the object or on the character in 3rd person. feel like i cant play in 3rd at all because the text is so far behind the character
 
weird, my companions never die unless I kill them myself. Whenever they're about to die they just go on one knee like the other unkillable characters in the game and the enemies see them as non hostile until they get up again.
Area of effect spells can still kill them. And melee attacks aimed at you can if your standing next to them, as if they miss you they'll hit them instead.

Is there a camera mod out so I can have an over-the-shoulder view while in 3rd person view?
 
Catalyst 11.11 does nothing to improve performance. Still CTDs and freezes.

ATI. Never. Again. Ever.
Yeah, after installing 11.11 I got into the game once...it froze, and then I couldn't even start it after that. Pair of 6950s here.

Reboots, reinstalled the drivers, use Driver Sweeper between attempts, disabled/enabled Crossfire, tried launching windowed, through Radeon Pro, nothing. Game crashed on startup every...single...time.

Reinstalled 11.9, runs perfectly. Same with 11.10 preview drivers. This plus the still MIA Crossfire profile marks the latest in a long line of small disappointments that have driven me from being an AMD supporter.

So, I decked out Lydia in full crafted dwarf armor, all enchanted. I decided to leave her at my house for a few of the DB quests due to her hosing my sneak. I did quite a few quests and killed a dragon so was overburdened. Decided to go to my house to unload all of my scales and bones and Lydia is waiting for me inside....

All of her armor/weapons are gone. She's back to her default armor set/weapon. WTF?
Companions revert to their default equipment when sent home. Just have her join you again and transfer any piece of equipment from or to, and they'll reequip everything you gave them.
 

Flim Flam

Neo Member
Whats the best way to adjust how sensitive the dual sticks are using a 360 gamepad on PC? I bump the right stick slightly and my field of vision shifts 180 degress. Close combat is almost impossible with such touchy controls.

Running on laptop using wireless controller

Windows 7x64
i5 M460 2.53GHz
6GB RAM
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5470 1GB

Running game at recommended 'Medium' settings


Quoting for new page
 

milesdm

Member
Needing help!

Whenever I load a save, the game visually freezes. I can still hear sound, even myself moving about if I play with WASD. Where it freezes is basically just on the loading screen; you can see the item that it pans skipping back and forth. And then if I alt-tab enough, Nvidia drivers crash and tell me they had to reset.

Any suggestions?
 
On my 2GB 6950 setting AA to Adaptive caused a lot of flickering and stuff to go transparent on a regular basis. Also, a lot of plants didn't looked picked after I picked them. I had to set it to Supersample to fix that.
 
Anyone having frame rate issues even though they have a great/good pc?

My specs are:

i5 2500k @ 4.5ghz
Geforce GTX 580 SC
4 x G.Skill Ripjaws
Asus 1155 P8Z68-V Pro
Running at 1920 x 1200.

Sometimes the framerate drops into the late 30s/early 40s when there isn't a great deal happening. For instance, in some caves/indoor locations, if there's a lot of light etc, the fps drops a lot, and turning reveals a real chug like motion, as if the game is skipping frames.

It don't happen too often, but generally, the fact that some inside locations are dropping so much, makes me think this game is the problem and not my PC.

If anyone can help out, I'd appreciate it.
 

Dice

Member


Code:
-- Begin Report----------
AppProfiles.dll Ver 1, 0, 4, 9
ATI.dll Ver 1.0.0.0
atimgpud.dll 
exec.exe Ver 1.0.0.2
ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll Ver 0.85.5
Localization.dll Ver 1.0.0.1
Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.dll Ver 1.0.0.3
Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.Shell.dll Ver 1.0.0.3
PSTaskDialog.dll Ver 1.0.0.0
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RadeonProSupport.exe Ver 1.0.3.4
RPExtender.dll Ver 1.0.0.1
RPJumpLists.dll Ver 1.0.0.8
RPSupport.dll Ver 1.0.8.9
Start.exe Ver 1.0.3.4
unins000.exe 
V8.Net.dll Ver 1, 0, 0, 0
----------------------
Can't start program due to an unexpected error.

1	11/19/2011 09:32:31.1047605	Creating FileMap
2	11/19/2011 09:32:31.6587922	Loading AppProfiles
3	11/19/2011 09:32:31.7627981	Checking for failed skin
4	11/19/2011 09:32:31.7627981	Using classic skin
5	11/19/2011 09:32:31.7627981	Creating main window
6	11/19/2011 09:32:31.7978001	BaseForm Enter
7	11/19/2011 09:32:31.7998003	InitializeComponentEx Enter
8	11/19/2011 09:32:31.7998003	InitializeComponentEx Leave
9	11/19/2011 09:32:44.1365059	BaseForm Leave
10	11/19/2011 09:32:44.3905204	Can't create main window
11	11/19/2011 09:32:44.3905204	Opening registry HKCU\Software\RadeonPro for writing
12	11/19/2011 09:32:44.3905204	Registry opened for writing
13	11/19/2011 09:32:44.3905204	Check for InterfaceSkin

----------------------
CpuCores: 4
Installed drivers: aticfx64.dll, aticfx64.dll, aticfx64.dll, aticfx32, aticfx32, aticfx32, atiumd64.dll, atidxx64.dll, atidxx64.dll, atiumdag, atidxx32, atidxx32, atiumdva, atiumd6a.cap, atitmm64.dll
Main Device Registry Key: System\ControlSet001\Control\Video\{48D76B45-F720-4A92-96C7-AE4D274DB974}\0000
Main Display Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
PNPDeviceID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6899&SUBSYS_0B001002&REV_00\4&25B761A6&0&0010
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series 1024 MB
Video Processor: ATI display adapter (0x6899)
Video Driver: Catalyst 11.10 (8.902-111012a-127455C-ATI)
-- End Report ------------

EVERY FREAKING VERSION WHYYYY
 

Beaulieu

Member
OP is full of info and tweaks but it seems more for users with high rigs, or it wont say what the tweak is for...

My setup :

Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E4400 @ 2.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~2.0GHz
Memory: 3072MB RAM
Card name: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS

Not high end whatsoever bug higher than required specs. I play with everything set to low (horrible draw distance, I'll walk in a field and a fence will pop up 1 second before I reach it)

my problem : in big fights, my fps gets low (around 10-15). In the open world fps is great but in dungeons when fighting, it's horrible.

Are there a few easy tweaks I could do?

No one can help ? : (
Sucks to buy a game when you have te requiered specs and its still unplayable.
 

LiquidMetal14

hide your water-based mammals


Code:
-- Begin Report----------
AppProfiles.dll Ver 1, 0, 4, 9
ATI.dll Ver 1.0.0.0
atimgpud.dll 
exec.exe Ver 1.0.0.2
ICSharpCode.SharpZipLib.dll Ver 0.85.5
Localization.dll Ver 1.0.0.1
Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.dll Ver 1.0.0.3
Microsoft.WindowsAPICodePack.Shell.dll Ver 1.0.0.3
PSTaskDialog.dll Ver 1.0.0.0
RadeonPro.exe Ver 1.1.0.6
RadeonProSupport.exe Ver 1.0.3.4
RPExtender.dll Ver 1.0.0.1
RPJumpLists.dll Ver 1.0.0.8
RPSupport.dll Ver 1.0.8.9
Start.exe Ver 1.0.3.4
unins000.exe 
V8.Net.dll Ver 1, 0, 0, 0
----------------------
Can't start program due to an unexpected error.

1	11/19/2011 09:32:31.1047605	Creating FileMap
2	11/19/2011 09:32:31.6587922	Loading AppProfiles
3	11/19/2011 09:32:31.7627981	Checking for failed skin
4	11/19/2011 09:32:31.7627981	Using classic skin
5	11/19/2011 09:32:31.7627981	Creating main window
6	11/19/2011 09:32:31.7978001	BaseForm Enter
7	11/19/2011 09:32:31.7998003	InitializeComponentEx Enter
8	11/19/2011 09:32:31.7998003	InitializeComponentEx Leave
9	11/19/2011 09:32:44.1365059	BaseForm Leave
10	11/19/2011 09:32:44.3905204	Can't create main window
11	11/19/2011 09:32:44.3905204	Opening registry HKCU\Software\RadeonPro for writing
12	11/19/2011 09:32:44.3905204	Registry opened for writing
13	11/19/2011 09:32:44.3905204	Check for InterfaceSkin

----------------------
CpuCores: 4
Installed drivers: aticfx64.dll, aticfx64.dll, aticfx64.dll, aticfx32, aticfx32, aticfx32, atiumd64.dll, atidxx64.dll, atidxx64.dll, atiumdag, atidxx32, atidxx32, atiumdva, atiumd6a.cap, atitmm64.dll
Main Device Registry Key: System\ControlSet001\Control\Video\{48D76B45-F720-4A92-96C7-AE4D274DB974}\0000
Main Display Adapter: ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series
PNPDeviceID: PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_6899&SUBSYS_0B001002&REV_00\4&25B761A6&0&0010
GPU: ATI Radeon HD 5800 Series 1024 MB
Video Processor: ATI display adapter (0x6899)
Video Driver: Catalyst 11.10 (8.902-111012a-127455C-ATI)
-- End Report ------------

EVERY FREAKING VERSION WHYYYY
msconfig in windows search, go to services and enable it there.

What FOV is best? I just tweaked it and really like 60 (if I'm looking at the right screen shots). Still testing that out.

Tested again on 90, no change. Must be doing something wrong.
 

milesdm

Member
Needing help!

Whenever I load a save, the game visually freezes. I can still hear sound, even myself moving about if I play with WASD. Where it freezes is basically just on the loading screen; you can see the item that it pans skipping back and forth. And then if I alt-tab enough, Nvidia drivers crash and tell me they had to reset.

Any suggestions?

Fixed this by switching to windowed mode. Oh man.
 

Durante

Member
What FOV is best? I just tweaked it and really like 60 (if I'm looking at the right screen shots). Still testing that out.
The "best" FoV depends on your display aspect ratio and how much of your vision your display fills (the relative size of the display). I play ~2.5m from a 100" screen, and I usually use around 85°.
 

LiquidMetal14

hide your water-based mammals
Just made this. What do you guys think?

http://i93.photobucket.com/albums/l63/isoku/2.jpg[IMG][/QUOTE]

You set water sampling higher? I have mine set to 8.

Dice, if the program is installed that should be in services. Should say "Radeon Pro Support Service"

Odd. Try re-installing.

Will make it 80 and call it day, the FOV.
 

Dice

Member
Dice, if the program is installed that should be in services. Should say "Radeon Pro Support Service"

Odd. Try re-installing.
Just did. The service is running now but I get the same non-boot with error code that I posted.

The voice of 10,000 ATI card owners this gen: Never again... Never fucking again.
 
D

Deleted member 17706

Unconfirmed Member
Is there an easy way to cap my framerate at 60 or so? I want to fix that bug where the physics go crazy in doors due to high framerates.
 

rumsey

Member
To all the people knocking using a slight sharpening filter, I can't say I see where you are coming from. When I first applied mild sharpen (no color changes) all the textures seemed to pop much more for me, to the eyes it like free bump mapping.

Make your own decision for which looks better (before/after):



 

LiquidMetal14

hide your water-based mammals
These are with what I believe are my final ini settings. I've messed with more things than I ever thought I would but distance LOD detail an pop-in are excellent and performance is at 60fps except around towns or large vistas overseeing towns. Never a dip below 38 and that is in extreme cases......

Similar water shot






This is the best has ever looked for me. It took a lot of reading on settings but for the performance I get, this looks amazing. Minus some better textures, this is what the game should have looked like for me on launch.
 

LiquidMetal14

hide your water-based mammals
LiquidMetal14's FINAL (as of 01.06.12) ini settings

I made some small edits to lighting a bit ago.

Hardware:
2500k @4.7ghz
8GB RAM
6970 2GB @950/1450mhz
Windows 7x64

Using the RadeonPro settings in the OP BUT with 8xEQ MSAA due to mod additions and higher and more demanding changes.

SkyrimPrefs.ini

Code:
[General]
fBrightLightColorB=1.0000
fBrightLightColorG=1.0000
fBrightLightColorR=1.0000
iStoryManagerLoggingEvent=-1
bEnableStoryManagerLogging=0
iPreloadsizeLimit=262144000
fMasterFilePreLoadMB=320.0000
iNumHWThreads=4
bUseThreadedParticleSystem=1
[Imagespace]
bDoDepthOfField=0
iRadialBlurLevel=2
[Display]
fDefault1stPersonFOV=70.0000
fDefaultWorldFOV=70.0000
iBlurDeferredShadowMask=1
fInteriorShadowDistance=2000.0000
fShadowDistance=6000.0000
iShadowMapResolutionSecondary=1024
iShadowMapResolutionPrimary=2048
iShadowSplitCount=2
iMaxAnisotropy=16
fLeafAnimDampenDistEnd=4600.0000
fLeafAnimDampenDistStart=3600.0000
fTreesMidLODSwitchDist=10000000.0000
fGamma=0.9600
fDecalLOD2=1500.0000
fDecalLOD1=1000.0000
fSpecularLODStartFade=8000.0000
fShadowLODStartFade=3000.0000
fLightLODStartFade=7000.0000
iTexMipMapMinimum=10
iTexMipMapSkip=0
iWaterMultiSamples=4
iMultiSample=8
iShadowMode=4
bTreesReceiveShadows=1
bDrawLandShadows=1
bFull Screen=1
iSize H=768
iSize W=1360
fMeshLODFadePercentDefault=1.2000
fMeshLODFadeBoundDefault=256.0000
fMeshLODLevel2FadeTreeDistance=2048.0000
fMeshLODLevel1FadeTreeDistance=2844.0000
fMeshLODLevel2FadeDist=10000000.0000
fMeshLODLevel1FadeDist=10000000.0000
iScreenShotIndex=2
bShadowMaskZPrepass=0
bMainZPrepass=0
iMaxSkinDecalsPerFrame=25
iMaxDecalsPerFrame=100
bFloatPointRenderTarget=0
sD3DDevice="AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series"
bFXAAEnabled=0
iShadowMapResolution=4096
fShadowBiasScale=0.2500
iShadowMaskQuarter=4
iAdapter=0
iShadowFilter=4
bTransparencyMultisampling=1
bDrawShadows=1
iPresentInterval=0
[Grass]
b30GrassVS=1
fGrassStartFadeDistance=20000.0000
fGrassMaxStartFadeDistance=20000.0000
fGrassMinStartFadeDistance=10000.0000
[MAIN]
bGamepadEnable=1
bCrosshairEnabled=1
fHUDOpacity=0.6500
bSaveOnPause=1
bSaveOnTravel=1
bSaveOnWait=1
bSaveOnRest=1
fSkyCellRefFadeDistance=150000.0000
[GamePlay]
bShowFloatingQuestMarkers=1
bShowQuestMarkers=1
iDifficulty=2
[Interface]
bDialogueSubtitles=1
bGeneralSubtitles=1
bShowCompass=1
[Controls]
fGamepadHeadingSensitivity=1.0000
fMouseHeadingSensitivity=0.0125
bAlwaysRunByDefault=1
bInvertYValues=0
bGamePadRumble=1
bMouseAcceleration=1
[Particles]
iMaxDesired=700
[SaveGame]
fAutosaveEveryXMins=15.0000
[AudioMenu]
fAudioMasterVolume=4.0000
fVal7=1.0000
uID7=0
fVal6=1.0000
uID6=0
fVal5=1.0000
uID5=0
fVal4=1.0000
uID4=0
fVal3=0.3500
uID3=94881
fVal2=0.6500
uID2=466532
fVal1=1.0000
uID1=554685
fVal0=0.6500
uID0=1007612
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fCloudLevel2Distance=262144.0000
fCloudLevel1Distance=32768.0000
fCloudLevel0Distance=16384.0000
fCloudNearFadeDistance=9000.0000
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fTreeLoadDistance=125000.0000
fBlockMaximumDistance=350000.0000
fBlockLevel1Distance=95000.0000
fBlockLevel0Distance=45000.0000
fSplitDistanceMult=1.5000
bShowLODInEditor=0
fBlockLoadDistanceLow=50000.0000
fBlockLoadDistance=125000.0000
fHighBlockLoadDistanceLow=50000.0000
[NavMesh]
fObstacleAlpha=0.5000
fCoverSideHighAlpha=0.8000
fCoverSideLowAlpha=0.6500
fEdgeFullAlpha=1.0000
fEdgeHighAlpha=0.7500
fEdgeLowAlpha=0.5000
fTriangleFullAlpha=0.7000
fTriangleHighAlpha=0.3500
fTriangleLowAlpha=0.2000
fLedgeBoxHalfHeight=25.0000
fEdgeDistFromVert=10.0000
fEdgeThickness=10.0000
fPointSize=2.5000
[Trees]
bRenderSkinnedTrees=1
uiMaxSkinnedTreesToRender=20
[Decals]
uMaxDecals=1000
bDecals=1
bSkinnedDecals=1
uMaxSkinDecals=100
uMaxSkinDecalsPerActor=60
[LOD]
fLODFadeOutMultObjects=50.0000
fLODFadeOutMultItems=50.0000
fLODFadeOutMultActors=50.0000
fLODFadeOutMultSkyCell=1.0000
[Launcher]
bEnableFileSelection=1
bShowAllResolutions=1
uLastAspectRatio=3
[BlurShaderHDR]
bDoHighDynamicRange=0
[BlurShader]
bUseBlurShader=0
[Water]
iWaterReflectHeight=1024
iWaterReflectWidth=1024
bUseWaterDisplacements=1
bUseWaterRefractions=1
bUseWaterReflections=1
bUseWaterDepth=1
[Papyrus]
iMinMemoryPageSize=100000
iMaxMemoryPageSize=5000000
iMaxAllocatedMemoryBytes=3800000000

Skyrim.ini

Code:
[Display]
sD3DDevice="AMD Radeon HD 6900 Series"
[Grass]
b30GrassVS=1
[Water]
bReflectLODObjects=1
bReflectLODLand=1
bReflectSky=1
bReflectLODTrees=1
bTreesReceiveShadows=1
bTreesReceiveShadows=1
[General]
sLanguage=ENGLISH
uGridsToLoad=7
uInterior Cell Buffer=17
uExterior Cell Buffer=144
 
Still missing with FXAA Post Process Injector, whenever I think I like a certain look somebody suggests an alternative config goddamit.

I think I'll settle with this look for now:

before


after
 

evanft

Member
Here's a fun glitch:

- Wake up computer
- Start Skyrim
- Cast spell
- Game freezes
- Restart Skyrim
- Everything fine for hours and hours.

Every. Single. Time.

Specs:

i5 2500k
HD 6950
4 GB RAM
ASUS mobo
4xMSAA and 16xAF forced in CCC, all settings in game set to Ultra.

I have the patch that allows the game to see more than 2 GB of RAM, but I had this problem before that.
 

Deadly

Member
There really needs to be an OOO for this game. It's far too easy, far too soon. I think I've killed 15+ dragons and they've all been the easiest kills ever. I just take the hit from his fire breath(or even better my horse will take it for me) and I just hack away.

Oh and companions need to be able to die from enemies as well, instead of just from you.
Have you tried adjusting the difficulty to Master?
 
Something is clearly not clicking here for me. The FXAA injector mod is no longer working for me at all. I can remove everything and put it back in my common/skyrim directory and nothing. It was working for forever and now it's not. Ugh, fuckin A.
 
To all the people knocking using a slight sharpening filter, I can't say I see where you are coming from. When I first applied mild sharpen (no color changes) all the textures seemed to pop much more for me, to the eyes it like free bump mapping.

Make your own decision for which looks better (before/after):

It's purpose is for mitigating the overall softness you get with FXAA, but not using FXAA would yield a sharper image to begin with.
 
I posted this in the OT but I thought I'd quote it here in case there is something I can do to salvage this quest.

I believe I ruined one of my quests. It is the
Forbidden Legend
quest. I activated a the quest on my map and noticed that it was pointing to a dungeon I already cleared. The dungeon is
Geirmund's Hall
and when I went back most everything had reset. I continued through to where the quest arrow pointed and it led me to the room where I had already fought the boss. This time the boss was replaced with another high level enemy and the quest arrow, which was supposed pointing to
Amulet Fragment
, was pointing to the ground along the edge of the room and nothing was there. I don't think there is anything I can do about it. The quest item has vanished from the face of the earth. :(

Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
 

ShinNL

Member
No one can help ? : (
Sucks to buy a game when you have te requiered specs and its still unplayable.
I'm on GTS 250 but I run high/ultra. So it's kinda strange you have to run low and still have low FPS.

Anyway, did you disable MSAA? And the most FPS gain you could gain is turning vsync off. Add iPresentInterval=0 in Skyrim.ini in your My Documents folder (the same line in SkyrimPrefs.ini does nothing).

I use FXAA for the cheap AA.
 

Barakov

Member
I'm getting some weird flickering on some of the mountains in distance just outside Whiterun. Anybody run into this issue?
 

Brannon

Member
Here's a fun glitch:

- Wake up computer
- Start Skyrim
- Cast spell
- Game freezes
- Restart Skyrim
- Everything fine for hours and hours.

Every. Single. Time.

Specs:

i5 2500k
HD 6950
4 GB RAM
ASUS mobo
4xMSAA and 16xAF forced in CCC, all settings in game set to Ultra.

I have the patch that allows the game to see more than 2 GB of RAM, but I had this problem before that.

I had a similar problem; every time I would swing my axe, the game would freeze, and I would have to Task Manager out of it.

Managed to find out that it was my 360 controller that was doing it. Subsequent times I swung my axe for the initial startup of the game lead to it freezing, but unplugging the controller unfroze the game again.

Less annoying, but to truly solve the problem I went to Microsoft's website and downloaded the latest Xbox 360 accessories drivers, and now there are no more freezing problems.

If you're not using a controller, though, then I don't know why it's doing that. Also, you may find that even though you are able to play the game normally, the first time you started the game and had it freeze may have made a duplicate process (TESV.exe) stick around in Task Manager, taking up precious resources.
 

LiquidMetal14

hide your water-based mammals
I HIGHLY recommend you set these settings........

[LOD]
fLODFadeOutMultObjects=50.0000
fLODFadeOutMultItems=50.0000
fLODFadeOutMultActors=50.0000

Editing these in here too from my post further down

[TerrainManager]
fTreeLoadDistance=125000.0000
fBlockMaximumDistance=300000.0000
fBlockLevel1Distance=90000.0000
fBlockLevel0Distance=40000.0000

It's small and subtle but adds more depth to the vistas and further away views. It doesn't hurt performance at all either. You can see little farmer in the distance or the windmills turning farther. And this should help with enemy NPC's, who knows. All these ini changes DO NOT kill performance and add detail to your vistas. Pending you don't have a 5 year old GPU that is.

On a different note, I just tried Nightview (night time vision) for the first time, it's awesome. I have that paired with my main 2 hand weapon now. Can't believe I had it off the whole time.
 

Aptos

Member
LiquidMetal14's FINAL (as of 11-19-11) ini settings

Hardware:
2500k @4.55ghz
8GB RAM
6970 2GB @950/1450mhz
Windows 7x64

Using the RadeonPro settings in the OP BUT with 2xSSAA.

SkyrimPrefs.ini

Are these ini settings specifically designed for ultra high end systems like yours?

Someone posted an ini a few pages back that attempted to smooth the framerate in cities like Markarth. It really reduces shadow distance and lighting distance, but nailed the LOD settings so it very subtly fades in. It also has depth of field and blurred shadows, I really really really liked it. Is yours anything like that? Or is it designed to just make the game look its best regardless of framerate?
 

LiquidMetal14

hide your water-based mammals
Are these ini settings specifically designed for ultra high end systems like yours?

Someone posted an ini a few pages back that attempted to smooth the framerate in cities like Markarth. It really reduces shadow distance and lighting distance, but nailed the LOD settings so it very subtly fades in. It also has depth of field and blurred shadows, I really really really liked it. Is yours anything like that? Or is it designed to just make the game look its best regardless of framerate?

Some settings aren't. Give it a try, the least you can do. Backup your stuff. I think my shadow distance and such is sort of the happy medium. Distance and detail. I would suggest trying for yourself.

Mind you, the last 2 posts have been adding more detail to the horizon, like NPC's and items and this next one here, trees.....

fTreeLoadDistance=125000.0000
fBlockMaximumDistance=300000.0000
fBlockLevel1Distance=90000.0000
fBlockLevel0Distance=40000.0000

I see trees and little details further with barely any performance loss. I'm talking like 1fps depending on where I'm looking. Combine this with the edits in my last post and you will get more detail and depth in farther away views. It's mainly to add depth and it looks great. Not so barren in the horizon.
 
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