Far Cry 3 Graphic Tweaks!? HELP!

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  1. putrescent

    putrescent Member

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    I am currently running Far Cry 3 on Ultra Settings. I am seeing on the forums graphic tweaks for SLI setups but I don't have SLI. Anyone have any good presets to make the game look amazing on non SLI!? I am getting good framerates. Also the brightness with the sand is killing my eyes! Any good ways to reduce that? Oh yeah also I have some pictures with some graphical issues like the branches on trees flickers and sometimes graphics on rocks or grass are messed up. Not sure if its the game or my settings.

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    You can see the blood has some issues
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    Crazy bright!
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    The rocks have graphic problems
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    perhaps depth of field is causing issues, this can de disabled, as can motion blur.
    i get some flickering textures but never corrupt ones like the blood.
     
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    Depth of field is basically being able to see very far in the distance right?
     
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    no, the opposite, you can't see chit in the distance with dof enabled.
    field of view increases your lateral view distance though.
     

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    And that might get rid of my issues?
     
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    perhaps, however the game itself has issues and is a behemoth to tweak somewhat.
     
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    How do i get rid of depth of field?
     
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    find gamerprofile.xml in the far cry 3 folder in your documents, open with notepad then copy and paste the top seven lines here exactly as is. the last line should be
    </RenderProfile>
     
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    <SoundProfile MusicEnabled="1" MasterVolume="100" MicEnabled="1" IncomingVoiceEnabled="1" Language="english" />
    <RenderProfile MSAALevel="8" AlphaToCoverage="2" SSAOLevel="3" SDSM="0" ResolutionX="1680" ResolutionY="1050" Quality="ultrahigh" QualityEditor="editor_ps3" Fullscreen="1" Borderless="0" UseD3D11="1" D3D11MultithreadedRendering="0" WidescreenLetterbox="0" UseWidescreenFOV="1" FOVScaleFactor="1.02" EnableSubResolution="0" SubResolutionX="960" SubResolutionY="540" VSync="0" RefreshRate="0" DisableMip0Loading="0" GPUMaxBufferedFrames="1" ShowFPS="0" Brightness="1" Contrast="1" GammaRamp="1" AllowAsynchShaderLoading="1">
    <CustomQuality>
    <quality ResolutionX="1280" ResolutionY="720" EnvironmentQuality="high" AntiPortalQuality="default" PortalQuality="medium" PostFxQuality="ultrahigh" TextureQuality="high" TextureResolutionQuality="high" WaterQuality="veryhigh" DepthPassQuality="high" VegetationQuality="veryhigh" TerrainQuality="high" GeometryQuality="ultrahigh" AmbientQuality="low" DeferredAmbientQuality="low" ShadowQuality="veryhigh" EditorQuality="" Hdr="1" HdrFP32="0" ReflectionHdr="1" EnableVertexBinding="1" id="custom" />
    </CustomQuality>
    </RenderProfile>
    <NetworkProfile VoiceChatEnabled="1" CustomMapMaxUploadRateInBitsOnline="10240000" OnlineEnginePort="9000" OnlineServicePort="9001" FileTransferHostPort="9002" FileTransferClientPort="9003" LanHostBroadcastPort="9004" LanClientBroadcastPort="9005" ScanFreePorts="1" ScanPortRange="1000" ScanPortStart="9000" SessionProvider="" MaxUploadInbpsOnline="10240000">
    <Accounts />
    </NetworkProfile>
    <GameProfile />
    <ProfileSpecificGameProfile Sensitivity="1" Invert_x="0" Invert_y="0" DefaultFlickFireDirection_y="0" UseMouseSmooth="1" Smoothness="0.2" Smoothness_Ironsight="0.2" HelpCrosshair="1" Gamepad_vibration="1" UseRoadSignHilight="1" UseSubtitles="1" TaggingEnabled="1" UseAmbx="0" UseGamePad="0" GamepadAnswered="0" Autosave="1" Machete="0" IronsightToggleMode="0">
    <FireConfig QualitySetting="VeryHigh" />
     
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    try this,
    i recommend 'notepad++' for editing these files, makes it much easier.
     

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    Ok ill give it a try. I read on a site to get rid of depth of field to edit postfx to false but it keeps setting it to low and I can see in the distance still.
     
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    best set everything to ultra or your preferred preset then disable what you don't like.
    once you have tweaked this file it must be set to 'read only' but make sure all your in-game settings are setup before editing.
    looking at .xml through notepad++ with two tweaks in place >>
    (there's many commands to disable certain effects found in the main tweak thread, and how they are inserted correctly with correct preset id, for ex. your postFX is ultra high so the tweak must read 'id="ultrahigh' at the end.


    postFX & shadow tweak> viewed through notepad++
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    Why shadows and fxaa 0?
     
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    shadows are ultra, just soft shadows are disabled, and fxaa too, just my preference is all.
    imo one of the most difficult things to tweak in this game is the fov /mouse sensitivity balance. i guess it's more difficult cause they implemented widescreen fov in this game.
     
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    Ok so im basically adding this into my profile? I tried adding false to postfx and its still showing up in my in game options as low??
     

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    nevermind the 'false' stuff, you gotta add these, like advanced presets, remember and take a copy of the original .xml just incase. :)
     
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    What I got now but I still see foggy mountains and clouds in the distance...

    <CustomQuality>
    <quality ResolutionX="1280" ResolutionY="720" EnvironmentQuality="high" AntiPortalQuality="default" PortalQuality="medium" PostFxQuality="low" TextureQuality="high" TextureResolutionQuality="high" WaterQuality="veryhigh" DepthPassQuality="high" VegetationQuality="veryhigh" TerrainQuality="high" GeometryQuality="ultrahigh" AmbientQuality="high" DeferredAmbientQuality="high" ShadowQuality="ultrahigh" EditorQuality="" Hdr="1" HdrFP32="0" ReflectionHdr="1" EnableVertexBinding="1" id="custom" />
    </CustomQuality>
    <Post>
    <quality GameDepthOfField="0" CinematicDepthOfField="0" MotionBlur="0" id="low" />
    </Post>
    <Shadow>
    <quality SoftShadows="0" id="low" />
    </Shadow>
     
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    Your shadow quality is ultrahigh, so the tweak id for shadows must be ultrahigh too not low.
    also Ubi know about the short draw distances in game so if they ever fix it that will perhaps help with your blurry distant mountains.
    try it again but fix your c0nfig first.
     
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    Can somebody check if the gamerprofile is ok?
    I change it a bit but, as I read above it depends of several settings.

    <GamerProfile> <SoundProfile MusicEnabled="1" MasterVolume="100" MicEnabled="0" IncomingVoiceEnabled="0" Language="English" /> <RenderProfile MSAALevel="0" AlphaToCoverage="0" SSAOLevel="0" SDSM="0" ResolutionX="3840" ResolutionY="2400" Quality="custom" QualityEditor="editor_ps3" Fullscreen="1" Borderless="0" UseD3D11="1" D3D11MultithreadedRendering="0" WidescreenLetterbox="0" UseWidescreenFOV="1" FOVScaleFactor="1.0" EnableSubResolution="0" SubResolutionX="960" SubResolutionY="540" VSync="0" RefreshRate="0" DisableMip0Loading="0" GPUMaxBufferedFrames="1" ShowFPS="1" Brightness="1" Contrast="1" GammaRamp="1" AllowAsynchShaderLoading="1" Bloom="1" MaxFPS="120">
    <CustomQuality>
    <quality ResolutionX="3840" ResolutionY="2160" EnvironmentQuality="high" AntiPortalQuality="default" PortalQuality="medium" PostFxQuality="ultrahigh" TextureQuality="high" TextureResolutionQuality="high" WaterQuality="veryhigh" DepthPassQuality="high" VegetationQuality="veryhigh" TerrainQuality="high" GeometryQuality="ultrahigh" AmbientQuality="high" DeferredAmbientQuality="high" ShadowQuality="ultrahigh" EditorQuality="" Hdr="1" HdrFP32="0" ReflectionHdr="1" EnableVertexBinding="1" id="custom" /></CustomQuality>
    <Environment>
    <quality RainNumSplashesPerSecond="60" id="high" />
    </Environment>
    <Post>
    <quality id="ultrahigh" PostFXLevel="2" FXAALevel="2" SSAO="3" SSAOMaxDistance="0" GameDepthOfField="1" CinematicDepthOfField="1" MotionBlur="0" DepthDownsample="0" CloudShadows="1"/>
    </Post>
    <Vegetation>
    <quality UseRealTreeHD="1" UsePixelLeafNormals="1" id="veryhigh" /> </Vegetation>
    <Terrain>
    <quality TerrainLodScale="0.5" TerrainDetailViewDistance="1024" TerrainDetailBlendViewDistance="128" id="high" />
    </Terrain>
    <Geometry>
    <quality KillLodScale="0.5" LodScale="0.5" RealTreesLodScale="0.5" RealTreesVistaMinViewDistanceScale="0.5" ClustersLodScale="0.5" TerrainLodScale="0.5" MaxDecalCount="200" MaxDecalCountPerType="50" id="ultrahigh" RealTreeLeafMinSize="0.02" /> </Geometry>
    <Ambient>
    <quality ShadowMapSize="512" SectorTextureSize="128" id="high" /> </Ambient>
    <Shadow> <quality ShadowMapSize="2048" CascadedShadowMapSize="2048" RainShadowMapSize="1024" SoftShadows="1" EnablePCSS="1" DisableShadow="0" DisableShadowGeneration="0" DisableShadowGenTerrain="0" SpotsCastShadows="1" id="ultrahigh" /> </Shadow>
    <DeferredShadows> <quality EnableDeferredShadows="1" id="pc" /> </DeferredShadows>
    </RenderProfile>
    <NetworkProfile VoiceChatEnabled="1" CustomMapMaxUploadRateInBitsOnline="10240000" OnlineEnginePort="9000" OnlineServicePort="9001" FileTransferHostPort="9002" FileTransferClientPort="9003" LanHostBroadcastPort="9004" LanClientBroadcastPort="9005" ScanFreePorts="1" ScanPortRange="1000" ScanPortStart="9000" SessionProvider="" MaxUploadInbpsOnline="10240000">
    <Accounts />
    </NetworkProfile>
    <GameProfile />
    <ProfileSpecificGameProfile Sensitivity="1" Invert_x="0" Invert_y="0" DefaultFlickFireDirection_y="0" UseMouseSmooth="1" Smoothness="0.2" Smoothness_Ironsight="0.2" HelpCrosshair="1" Gamepad_vibration="1" UseRoadSignHilight="1" UseSubtitles="1" TaggingEnabled="1" UseAmbx="0" UseGamePad="0" GamepadAnswered="0" Autosave="1" Machete="0" IronsightToggleMode="0">
    <FireConfig QualitySetting="VeryHigh" />
    </ProfileSpecificGameProfile>
    <RealTreeProfile Quality="VeryHigh" />
    <EngineProfile>
    <PhysicConfig QualitySetting="VeryHigh" />
    <QcConfig GatherFPS="1" GatherAICnt="1" GatherDialogs="0" IsQcTester="0" />
    <InputConfig />
    <ZoneConfig />
    </EngineProfile>
    <UplayProfile LockString="********************" />
    </GamerProfile>

    I also have huge framedrops when I see alot of sea for example at dr.earnhart place. From 60fps to 25fps.
     
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