Skyrim.ini & SkyrimPrefs.ini Tweaks

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  1. Maspast

    Maspast Member

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    Hi all,
    After getting much headache, ive used some tweaks that Ive found from scouring multiple forums and found that my fps has been boosted by a bit and the game is much more stable (less stutters etc).

    My Documents\My Games\Skyrim\

    Skyrim.ini
    [Papyrus] (Added the following at the end)
    iMinMemoryPageSize=100000
    iMaxMemoryPageSize=5000000
    iMaxAllocatedMemoryBytes=1800000000


    SkyrimPrefs.ini
    [General] (Added the following at the end)
    iPreloadSizeLimit=209715200
    fMasterFilePreLoadMB=320.0000
    iNumHWThreads=X (X=Number of CPU Cores)
    bUseThreadedParticleSystem=1

    [Display]
    (Added after iShadowMapResolution= )
    fDefault1stPersonFOV=90.0000
    fDefaultWorldFOV=90.0000
    fDefaultFOV=90.0000

    [Decals] (Added the following at the end)
    bDecalMultithreaded=1

    I am currently using the following:
    Catalyst 11.11
    11.11 Cap 1

    RadeonPro:
    Oblivion Profile
    MVPU Mode: Default

    Though of course it aint entirely optimized for Crossfire yet (gief Caps)

    I am currently getting anywhere between 80-120fps and it is way more stable for me using the above settings, I hope this helps some people.
     
  2. CPC_RedDawn

    CPC_RedDawn Ancient Guru

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    Just thought I would let you know that in my skyrim.ini this setting is different to yours...

    yours

    iMaxAllocatedMemoryBytes=1800000000

    mine

    iMaxAllocatedMemoryBytes=4800000000


    Looks to me like yours is set to low? Try this at a higher setting. My .ini is also a modified one I downloaded from nexus.
     
  3. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    Ill add more from mine
    Skyrimprefs.ini

    Added this To bottom
    [BackgroundLoad]
    bBackgroundLoadLipFiles=1
    bLoadBackgroundFaceGen=1
    bUseMultiThreadedFaceGen=1
    bBackgroundCellLoads=1
    bLoadHelmetsInBackground=1
    bUseMultiThreadedTrees=1

    Under [Navmesh]
    bUseThreadedMeshes=1

    Under [trees]
    bUseMultiThreadedTrees=1

    bShadowMaskZPrePass=1

    Under [General]
    bUseThreadedParticleSystem=1
    bUseThreadedBlood=1
    bUseThreadedMorpher=1
    bUseThreadedTempEffects=1
    bUseThreadedTextures=1
    bUseThreadedMeshes=1
    bUseThreadedLOD=1
    bUseThreadedAI=1
     
  4. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    Under skyrim.ini in [General] i have
    uInterior Cell Buffer=48
    uExterior Cell Buffer=288
    iPreloadsizeLimit=524288000

    Also, you should do large adress aware to skyrim exe
     

  5. COOPOD

    COOPOD Active Member

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  6. Del_Boy

    Del_Boy Banned

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    Don't tinker with ini just yet, it will make your game crash to desk top a whole lot more, trust me tried and tested, i know what im talking about, had years of playing Oblivion with a heavily modded ini and had to install a 4GB patch to get game working, it made the game look very good but was a Nightmare to work out and fix.
     
  7. Agent-A01

    Agent-A01 Ancient Guru

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    So have i, but my game was/is 100% stable
     
  8. painter

    painter Maha Guru

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    I'm sure some things could make it crash, but those above are safe and it's not as if you can't remove them again... my problem is they don't actually do anything for me... areas that chug, still chug and the odd stutter is still there, regardless of the values used, though none of it is game breaking... so I've gone back to default ini's with just the FOV tweaked [for now]

    Tweaking the Oblivion ini seemed to achieve more, but I think it was more broken than Skyrim is.
     
  9. zhengzhoudave

    zhengzhoudave Master Guru

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    This is all interesting stuff - I might give it a go and see if it helps, but i'll probably wait for a game update and some new ATI drivers before I really try to get immersed in the game too because that's the real problem here I think! Both Bethesda and ATI can't blame me for thinking they have done it again, again, again, again, etc
     
  10. TheHunter

    TheHunter Banned

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    You can check for more tweaks here and it has a nice overview of what is what.. well kinda :)

    >> http://donotargue.com/cfg-makers/skyrim/ <<

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    Here is my final cfg with a help from the above generator and our fellow guru3d member Jonas :nerd:
    http://forums.guru3d.com/showpost.php?p=4164543&postcount=7



    updated (23.11.11)

    Better Performance

    Skyrim.ini
    SkyrimPrefs.ini



    Better IQ
    Skyrim.ini


    Skyrimprefs.ini



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    Last edited: Nov 25, 2011

  11. somemadcaaant

    somemadcaaant Master Guru

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    I'm not having any crashes with these tweaks which is good, applied a few texture replacement mods from skyrimnexus site and its crashing for me now, removed the mods and all is fine.

    Bit annoying since I want to polish this turd before i get into it, the water texture mods seem to be the culprit, has any one else tried any mods?

    Also 1.2 patch is coming in the next few weeks, praying for a texture overhaul for PC version.
     
  12. Russ369

    Russ369 Master Guru

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    Can you remove the spoiler from the IQ one I cant copy it cuz it always closes the box
     

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