DOOM Eternal

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  1. AsiJu

    AsiJu Ancient Guru

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    First playthrough on Nightmare?
    Kudos for sticking it out, I did my first on Hurt Me Plenty (dropped down from Ultra-Violence in Cultist Base) and a few more on UV before even attempting Nightmare and IIRC had to drop back to UV on first go.

    These days Nightmare is my casual difficulty so things change. I adore games that push you to master them :)

    Yeah RT is a nice upgrade and the implementation is very consistent, if that makes sense.
     
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    I usually play game at the highest selectable difficulty just to stretch out playtime because I don't like replaying games :D. After finishing the game I still couldn't figure out the mechanics of Quick Scope and Quick Swap though, probably need more hours LOL.

    IMO RT Reflection should be minimum requirement for futuristic games going forward, I don't really care if devs scale down rasterization to maintain playable framerate with RT because honestly I would rather play with High Settings with RT rather than Ultra settings without RT anyways.
     
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    I often do the same, Eternal is actually a rare exception as I keep replaying it over and over.

    Quick swaps are not necessary to play the game but something to practice later if you wish keep playing. Nothing more satisfying than Decimating a Tyrant or Arch-Vile with a volley of precision bolts and rockets!

    I started properly training quick swapping only during Ancient Gods 1 DLC first playthrough.
    Keybinds are extra important for quick swaps, choose ones that feel comfortable and easily reachable.

    I have mine set as follows in case you or someone is interested:
    movement = WASD and jump = Space as default
    Q - flame belch
    E - switch grenade
    Left Shift - Dash
    Left Ctrl - throw grenade
    G - chainsaw (G is also mapped to DPI switch button in mouse)

    R - combat shotgun
    F - heavy cannon
    V - plasma rifle
    C - ballista
    X and Caps Lock - super shotgun
    Z - rocket launcher

    B - chaingun (barely use it and not part of any combo so just somewhere)
    2 and 3 - BFG / Unmaykr
    T - Crucible / Hellbreaker

    mouse side button 1 = use / blood punch / glory kill
    mouse side button 2 = switch weapon mod

    Quick swaps:
    F + C = PB + Ballista
    I mainly wanted to make this as easy as possible, F and C are easy to hit with index finger

    F + Z = PB + rocket
    took some practice to hit Z with ring finger consistently, this could be made easier still but I'm used to it now

    F + CapsLock = PB + SSG
    still practicing this one and hardly optimal keybinds

    SSG + Ballista ie. the Marauder combo can be easily done with mouse wheel back and forth as they are adjacent weapons.
    Actually you can cycle through: rocket launcher -> SSG -> Ballista -> SSG -> rocket launcher...
    for nice damage easily, for starters.

    Just mindful of the rocket launcher in close quarters...
     
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    I managed to squeeze between 150-175 fps out of this @ 3840x1600 ultra nightmare preset with dynamic res and dlss set to performance with my rtx 3080 ti. Pretty impressive, kudos to the team behind the engine.

    If any single player game deserves to be played at >120 fps it's this
     
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    Returning to this:

    I'm (re)watching Hugo's livestream part 20 where they talk about update 6 in particular and Billy Khan (lead engine programmer) confirms 8 GB is really not enough for max settings and RT.

    Some users actually reported issues similar to yours where everything was previously maxed, then RT was enabled and they didn't get the performance they should have even with DLSS.
    Reason being they ran out of VRAM.

    Also Billy said that dropping texture pool size to High doesn't affect actual texture quality.
    It just increases the amount of texture streaming / decompression needed, marginal increase to CPU usage according to him and anyone running the game from an SSD should see no practical difference.

    In other words I guess the highest setting just stores "everything" readily in the VRAM to minimize or outright eliminate texture streaming in game.
    Ultra and High settings increase the amount of texture streaming needed and I suppose only Medium and Low start dropping actual texture quality.
     
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    I thought this was pretty darn cool:

     

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