The Witcher 3 Official Thread (Pt.2)

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  1. rcjonessnp175

    rcjonessnp175 New Member

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    I use 980 sli and to get good smooth movement like you ask make sure in game you have no frame limit on. Weather that be 30 or 60 make sure it's off in the in game menu. So set that to unlimited. Also then use Vsync in game and leave nvidia control panel alone.
     
  2. kx11

    kx11 Ancient Guru

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    so Roche is still alive in my game :p
     
  3. gerardfraser

    gerardfraser Ancient Guru

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    The Witcher 3 Triple Beheading with head roll at end LOL love this game.
     
  4. ScoobyDooby

    ScoobyDooby Ancient Guru

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    Thank you for the suggestion.

    After posting, I went back and read the PC Gamer post about this.

    I already have Afterburner and RTSS installed, so I set the framelimiter to 60 within that, turned off Vsync in driver and in game, and turned off frame limit in game.

    I am finding it FAR better now. I still get a couple moments here and there where its not pinned to 60, and its obvious when it isnt, but its definitely much better.

    I still feel like I should be able to pin this to 60 without any drops.. heres hoping sli performance improves with this game over time
     

  5. Martigen

    Martigen Master Guru

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    All they've done is set a negative LOD bias. Patch 1.04 adds a new entry for setting negative lod, on Ultra it's set to -1.0.

    No new textures or effects unfortunately.
     
  6. PhazeDelta1

    PhazeDelta1 Ancient Guru

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    Well the choppy cutscenes are back for me after this patch. I went back into the visuals file to check if the settings I changed prior had reverted back and saw nothing had changed. Does anyone know of anything else I can try?
     
  7. doktor1

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    Adding this line improves textures!
    [Streaming/Textures]
    UseMipRefiner=true


    OFF ---- ON
    OFF --- ON
     
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  8. PhazeDelta1

    PhazeDelta1 Ancient Guru

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    How much of a performance hit is that?
     
  9. Illyrian

    Illyrian Master Guru

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    Doktor since you seem to know your ****, want to ask you a quick question instead of starting a thread....could you briefly explain to me how and why AFR mode gives me all teh FPS...
    And why don't we actually see this type of utilization and performance on default mode with properly optimized drivers ?

    I'm getting literally up too and over 100% performance increase over default crossfire mode depending on where I am on the map.
    For example walking around in the country side forest with default where I was getting around 70-80 fps, with AFR I am getting 170fps +.... like seriously wtf...
    and Novigrad walking around default is around 50-60fps, and AFR mode 80-100+fps


    I'm not an expert, but from my limited understanding normal crossfire profiles dont give us frames and almost 100% gpu utilization that AFR gives us, so please explain to me how AFR does this, and why can't they find a way to give us the AFR framerates minus the flickering
     
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  10. pimp_gimp

    pimp_gimp Ancient Guru

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    I know what you mean. Once back when I still attended a 2 year school we had a lab day, and during the lab we had to press a key to complete a step during the lab. I said something along the lines of, "Just press the any key." and my lab partners looked at me and laughed. Later on, over the course of our time there it became a bit of a running joke
     
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  11. isidore

    isidore Ancient Guru

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    yeah i know, it started even more to run like crap when you reach Velen. Actually i had some drops to 18fps i think. I've read that they are working on a patch but it seems that the PC version has all the attention due to the downgrade scandal. But at least it's not as bad as on the xbox one, it runs even worse and people are complaining that the saves are getting corrupt very often.
     
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  12. Carfax

    Carfax Ancient Guru

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    I don't think they're neglecting the consoles. It's just that the patch validation process takes much longer, as it has to go through Sony and Microsoft as well.

    Also, this game is clearly pushing the consoles to their max..
     
  13. serbicu

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    Well, yeah it is slower than the 970, and like I said it does drop under 40 at night and in deep forest so still not very smooth.

    I played about one hour with it enabled and it hovers around 38-40 outside cities, etc.

    I quess I was to overhyped yesterday, and only stayed in the city buying/selling stuff :D.

    Still, I am very impressed with my laptop, I only had full desktop gaming pc since I can remember.
     
  14. nanogenesis

    nanogenesis Maha Guru

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    hey doktor, I saw the settings, and it uses 4 shadow cascades, and 8 texture mips.

    So if we use 0 mips (i.e. full texture quality of object in view) can it reduce pop-ins?

    This game honestly is worse than ACU when it comes to pop-ins. Walk around novigrad, and suddenly a bunch of 3~6 guard pops in a bunch and literally stand there do nothing. ACU had huge crowds, so you could ignore some of the pop-ins.

    Same with shadows, I see a much more defined shadow line literally drawing in front of me as I WALK.

    Any settings I can fine tune?
     
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    Thank you, this also allowed me to use this as a search value in Process Explorer to find a few more settings not part of the config file already. :)
    (They are all for the streaming category.)

    (EDIT: Entire string dump file, easier to search and also copying & pasting. - witcher3.rar
    http://www18.zippyshare.com/v/VkQQo3j7/file.html )


    HiResEntityShadowsForceFullRes
    EnableDeferredLightStencil
    CascadeShadowsDegreesLimit
    HiResEntityCustomShadowmapSize
    CharacterShadowsFallbackDistance
    SoftFramePrefetechTimeout
    MaxFramePrefetchTimeout
    DisableManualProxiesCulling
    PrefetchMeshLodRange
    FakeMeshesNotReady
    DisableMergedChunks
    EnvProbeLightsMaxDistance
    ForcedRendererResolution
    ForcedRendererOverlayResolution
    ForcedRendererBackBufferResolution
    ForcedRendererResolutionWidth
    ForcedRendererResolutionHeight
    EnableHighPrecision

    For [Rendering]

    SpeedTreeCommonAlphaScalar3d
    SpeedTreeCommonAlphaScalarGrassNear
    SpeedTreeCommonAlphaScalarGrass
    SpeedTreeCommonAlphaScalarGrassDistNear
    SpeedTreeCommonAlphaScalarGrassDistFar
    SpeedTreeCommonAlphaScalarBillboards
    SpeedTreeCommonBillboardsGrainBias
    SpeedTreeCommonBillboardsGrainAlbedoScale
    SpeedTreeCommonBillboardsGrainNormalScale
    SpeedTreeCommonBillboardsGrainClipScale
    SpeedTreeCommonBillboardsGrainClipBias
    SpeedTreeCommonBillboardsGrainClipDamping
    SpeedTreeCommonGrassNormalsVariation
    FoliageShadowBillboardDistanceScale
    CStaticRingSize
    StaticPerCSRingSize
    DynamicRingSize
    DynamicPerCSRingSize
    FoliageShadowFadeRangeDissolve
    FoliageShadowFadeRangeErosion
    BillboardsGlobalBleed

    For [Rendering/SpeedTree]

    ApexLargeObjectThreshold
    MeshDistanceCutoffNear
    MeshDistanceCutoffFar

    For [Rendering/Shadows] (Category does not exist by default.)

    DisableMergedChunks
    DisableAdditionalAlphaShadowMeshParts

    For [Rendering/Hacks] , another category that does not exist by default.

    ForceSyncMeshLoading
    AutoRefreshTime
    LoadingDelay

    For [Rendering/Meshloading] , yet another hidden category.

    MaxOffscreenSimTime
    MaxNoRenderSimTime

    For [Rendering/Particles]

    DissolveSpeed

    For [Rendering/Dissolve]

    AllowFreeCamera
    CheatLevel

    For [Cheat]

    GlobalLimit

    For [Gameplay/EntityPool]

    PreloadWorldData

    For [Streaming/World]

    HardDistance
    SoftDistance
    MaxPathLibWaitTime
    MaxTexturesWaitTime
    MaxCommunityWaitTime
    MaxEnvProbesWaitTime
    MaxUmbraWaitTime
    MinUmbraTileDifference

    For [Streaming/Prefetch]

    RenderingOffsetEx
    CollisionPrefetchRadius

    For [Streaming/Sector]

    DecalMinimumStreamingDistance
    DimmerMinimumStreamingDistance

    For [Streaming/Components]

    StreamingStep
    StreamingEnabled

    For [Streaming/Foliage]

    StreamingEnabled
    AsyncLoadMipSizeTreshold

    For [Streaming/Terrain]

    StreamingStep
    StreamingEnabled
    ForceUnstream
    PrecacheDistance
    ThrottleMaxStreamedPerFrame
    ThrottleMaxUpdatedPerFrame
    GridLevels
    GridBuckets
    MinStreamingDistance
    MaxStreamingDistance
    MaxStreamingBudget
    StreamingAsyncPrefetch

    For [Streaming/Entity]

    StreamingEnabled
    ResourcePrefetchRadius
    AllowStreaming
    ForceUnstream
    ForceShowAllSectors
    ForceRefreshVisibilityMask
    SectorMinVisibleSectorID
    SectorMaxVisibleSectorID
    StreamingThread

    For [Streaming/Sectors]

    AllowMeshes
    AllowCollision
    AllowDimmers
    AllowDecals
    AllowLights
    AllowParticles

    For [Streaming/Sectors/Filter]

    ForceUnstream
    StreamingEnabled
    AlwaysStreamMax
    UseMipRefiner
    ForceCinematicModeOn
    ForceCinematicModeOff
    CinematicModeMipBias
    LockedMipBias
    SoftRequestTimeout
    MaxRequestTimeout

    For [Streaming/Textures]
     
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  16. doktor1

    doktor1 Master Guru

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  17. JonasBeckman

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    Ah so many of these were already discovered, I see. :)
     
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  18. isidore

    isidore Ancient Guru

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    tbh i don't think it pushes the PS4 to max. Maybe the xbox one but not even that. As far as i know the consoles are still limited and dev's can't use the hardware at full capacity, they need this consoles to last at leas 3 years more and to be capable of graphics improvement.
    The engine is crap, it was developed for PC's and ported to consoles when Witcher 2 got released. And the only improvement they made is the fact that the engine is now capable of open world.
     
  19. Deathchild

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    Yeah, I like that too. Somehow my opinion is changing.. :D Graphics look better now, after the improved textures, graphics getting better and better, I like that. :)

    Btw I beat jenny o the woods on horseback, lvl 8-9.. :D
     
  20. isidore

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    but at least you have 4GB of ram compared to the gtx970 =))) lol
     
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