Mikhalia the Picky wrote:
Well, I don't know the OP's specs, but he does imply that his computer is very very low end.
First of all i didn't imply that my PC is very very old, that was reference i always use them, i like to have a point of start and base my reasearch from there.
Mikhalia the Picky wrote:
Also, playing in fullscreen (not windowed) mode will improve performance as well.
For this game is the opposite, playing with Windowed mode improves performance, playing in fullscreen loves them and add chopiness to camera. This is probably have something to do with game designed to run in Windowmode, though i checked it on couple PC's with various system requirements, technically only on one close to recommeneded spec (i mean the one totally buy for this game) didn't have problems with running the game on fullscreen) though they waren't my PC's (i would love to thank you here my LS mates for shering with me theirs results but probably they wont even see this topic xD)
PS: About shadows enabled in game, I've tested that, you can set it for the lowest in settings or whatever, but turning them off in game wont give you anything, cuss the game will run how they would be enabled for the setting you set in config.
About Minimum system requirements that Mikhalia the Picky, that sys specs SE posted is just a sh*t, for 3~4 months already I'm running some extreme research on this game client, from all i can tell, it can have lower system requirements while maintaining current graphical look (without ambient occlusion and depth of field) and it can run on semi high quality also there.
But please don't ask about sharing or something - not happening, I'm doing it for myself, and the results may a bit warry on different PC's, though I've beside my lab pc which i run the tests on, tested it on 2 other people PC's (to be precise beside my lab Desktop, one desktop and one notebook) and there was noticable improvement in perfroamnce and speed as well but the system couldn't cary such a gprahical detail and lowering of general drawing quality was needed, but the game runned better than before on those PC's)
Well mainly that's why this topic came into existance. And SE should also update system requirements page, not only there aren't the new options for General and Background drawing quality there, but also, they probably dunno that with latest 266 nVidia drivers this game got fixed couple more performance issues making it even more faster... (or they know about that drivers xD hard to say cuss they are testing the game on i7's only...)
If someone want to add something to the minimum settings for confing please do so, if not, then you don't need to reply to this post or write in this topic. EDIT:
And you can also save your current Windows 7 Theme, and enable the Windows 7 Basic theme (runs without Aero) for some extra stability/performance)
Changing to windows classic gives you more than basic ;)
btw. Thanks Miken for writing those settings i really do apreciate that :3 Edited, Jan 30th 2011 3:38pm by EmiyaShirou