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Not a long post, just to say:I got it for Xbox recently (I bought an Xbox specifically for it, sort of) and I love it.I've been stuck in it since it came out. Fantastic.
You really wonder if they ever tested the PC version for more than 5 minutes...
So how are your adventures going?
[Display]iPresentInterval=0 (0 Vsync Off Or 1 for vsync on)bTreesReceiveShadows=1bDrawLandShadows=1bDrawShadows=1iBlurDeferredShadowMask=1[Controls]bMouseAcceleration=0fForegroundMouseAccelBase=0fForegroundMouseAccelTop=0fForegroundMouseBase=0fForegroundMouseMult=0
INI TWEAKS GUIDE:First thing to do, change your game graphics settings from the game Launcher:-Set "Ultra" settings and max out Antialiasing and Anisotropic Filter.-Go in Advanced:Max out everything BUT leave UNCHECKED "FXAA" and "Object Detail Fade".*FXAA makes the screen very blurry, Object Fade makes the details fade from a certain view distance.-Ok and exit.-Now, go in "Documents/My Games/Skyrim", make a copy of the file "SkyrimPrefs.ini" and name that copy as you want, it is a backup.-Open the original "SkyrimPrefs.ini" with a txt editor, find these lines and change them if you want:iBlurDeferredShadowMask=3 (change to 1) - Greately improves the definition of the shadows with no FPS loss (for me at least). If you think they are too sharp, set the value to 2 instead of 1.fTreesMidLODSwitchDist=0.0000 (change to 10000000.0000) - Improves tree LOD distance (experimental).iShadowFilter=3 (change to 4) - Probably slightly improve shadow filtering (experimental, doesn't harm anyway).fShadowLODStartFade=200.0000 (change to 1000.0000) - Improves the LOD distance of shadows.bTransparencyMultisampling=0 (change to 1) - Enables Trasparency MS (experimental, needs more testing).iWaterMultiSamples=0 (change to 4) - Improves water AA sampling.bTreesReceiveShadows=0 (change to 1) - Improves the tree shadowing by enabling shadows ON trees!bDrawLandShadows=0 (change to 1) - Enable land shadowing, larger shadows are unaffected, this is a subtle effect.fGrassMinStartFadeDistance=0.0000 (change to 400.0000) - Improves minimum grass fade distance (experimental).iWaterReflectHeight=512 andiWaterReflectWidth=512 (change both to 1024) - Improves the water reflections resolution.bMouseAcceleration=1 (change to 0) - Disables mouse acceleration, which causes mouse lag with Vertical Sync, just be sure to also raise the mouse sensitivity in the game options.uiMaxSkinnedTreesToRender=20 (change to 40) - Renders more tree's skins/textures (needs more testing).-Now add these lines at the bottom:bUseWaterReflectionBlur=1bReflectExplosions=1iWaterBlurAmount=4bAutoWaterSilhouetteReflections=0bForceHighDetailReflections=1 - These 5 improve the water rendering.fBlockLoadDistanceLow=50000.0000fBlockLoadDistance=125000.0000fHighBlockLoadDistanceLow=20000.0000 - These 3 improve the mesh on long distance.-Save, exit.IMPORTANT: Forcing Anisotropic Filter 16x from your video card settings IMPROVES WATER FILTERING, also if the games already uses AF 16x!Please let me know about new INI tweaks you discover, and report any problem these tweaks may cause, this will become a bigger and better guide thanks to you!v1.1-Added shadow fildering experimental tweak
Run CFF ExplorerClick the folder icon or go to File -> Open and browse your PC for TESV.exe.Click on File Header at the left, find Characteristics at the right, and click the Click here blue button.Tick App can handle >2GB address space > Click OKSave by clicking the disk icon or going to 'File -> Save.Overwrite the file
Charvel:As I'm essentially flying blind here, I want to make sure I'm not about to do something disastrous.I downloaded the Explorer Suite, then looked for a TESV.exe file. The only one apparently on my hard drive is calledTESV.EXE-029CC85E.pf and lives in folder C: [forward slash]WINDOWS[forward slash]Prefetch.Would this be the right one?Thanks...LATER EDIT:OK, now I know that Windows has a Hidden Files feature. Using that, I found a file called simply TESV (no suffix) lurkingin the Steam[forward slash]steamapps[forward slash]common[forward slash]skyrim folder.I assume that despite the lack of an .exe suffix, this is probably the right one?
OK, I've run through the procedure suggested by Charvel, and there definitely is an overall improvement. What remains problematic is the mouse controls: the horizontal axis still requires a huge amount of desktop movement, and the vertical axis is incredibly slow and "sticky". This must be a software/programming problem rather than a hardware issue, since it doesn't happen with any other program. Can anyone suggest a solution?
You want to talk acceptable states of being ripped off?I tipped my xbox over, destroyed my brand spanking new copy of saints row 3. 80 bucks down the drain because Microsoft rushed the system out to beat Sony in what I feel is normal use conditions.Couple that with the fact that I'm on my fifth xbox.. I'm ready to just sell my consoles and go to computer only gaming.
... There she was. Dead. At the bottom of the slope. I’d killed her.So after taking all my valuable stuff I’d had her carry, and nicking her armour to give to Jenassa, I paused to grieve. And then decided, for a reason I’m not even going to try to understand as I can’t afford the therapy bills, I thought it necessary to “give her a proper burial”.It seemed only appropriate that I take her back to the top of the hill, and lay her to rest in the empty coffin of her killer. (Yes, I’m going with Volsung as her killer – he did most of it, I just finished her off with some errant Spark magic. That would work in court.) Yes, it may seem weird to put her in the grave of her murderer, but at the same time, I’ve just spent ten minutes looking for a dead NPC whom I now believe needs to be moved, so weird is relative. And, well, Skyrim leaves bodies there permanently! She’d be there, awkwardly slumped against that rock, for the rest of the game. And I’d know....
Boo! The Stormcloaks are racist bigots!
Meh, with SWTOR on the horizon I think I'll give Skyrim a miss.
a tweak guide for Skyrim, might be useful to you Kai.
Finally bought it and had a little play. Looks very nice and have experienced no problems. Well aside from the (deliberate) right mouse button activating left hand weapon/spell/thing and left mouse activating right hand.. logic
I have Skyrim on console but dont get so much time to play it, would it be as good or better on a PC?
Or just get it on the platform you want to get it on, asking people's opinions about consoles and PCs will only leave you confused.