Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 16
  1. #1
    ROG Guru: Green Belt Array mrwolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Reputation
    21
    Posts
    657

    Arrow Planetside 2 - Optimization Guide



    Planetside 2 is one of the last top fps games that came out in 2012. Its been out for over a month officially and like 2-3 months of beta. Ive personally seen the game change alot during this time and even though they decided to release it officially at quite an early stage of development, it has reached a decent state at the moment. Although I still believe the current game is about 25% of its potential, as the over-arching meta-game concept has not been properly introduced yet and there are many MANY things to come (Specially this JAN !). This an on-going process and in the next couple of months PS2 will be very very different Still, even now its the best MMO, all round FPS out there.

    At the moment, the game has a few issues that need to be addressed and one of the main ones is Optimization. Unfortunately people who do not have very hi-spec pc's cant handle this game on High or Ultra due to the fact that it is insanely CPU demanding. Infact i dont think ive ever played any game that has been this CPU reliant :/. That is mainly because of the fact that there are 1000+ people running around in a single continent. So i decided to make this little guide to help out fellow G-series owned play the game to its full potential. Because to be honest it really doesnt look so good with the graphics turned down and that can easily ruin the experience. There is new optimization patch that is due this month which should help up alot in terms of fps and optimization and as i said it is an on-going process..

    So the first thing you wanna do is to do a little benchmark run to see exactly how your system is keeping up and where it bottlenecks. When in the game press ALT-F. This will bring up a small fps counter with GPU/CPU written next to it. This figure indicates what is limiting your fps at the current state.

    Have a play though and see where your system bottlenecks. If you constantly see GPU then you know it is a graphics setting that is putting too much load on ur GPU and causing low fps and vice versa.

    Ideally you want it to always be on GPU and have a stable frame rate - 30-40+

    In game settings:

    A few main things in the in-game settings that should help with fps is render quality, shadows, fog shadows, and motion blur.

    Turning the render quality down should help, but it also makes the game look blurry which is not nice. So you wanna keep this on 90-100. Under 90 its just too bad to play.

    Fog shadows should be turned off for maximum fps and shadows should be set to medium or low.

    I have motion blur off as it is not very nice when you dont have 60+fps

    EDIT: The motion blur has been tweaked quite a bit now and actually seems to smoothen the game out with like an fps hit of about 2fps approx which isnt too bad.. Worth a try to enable it now..


    This is all you wanna change here, for some reason with a medium - high end system, this game seems to run alot better on high/ultra settings. So these can be edited in more detail with editing the useroptions.ini file.

    First locate the useroption.ini file in the main game directory. Open it with notepad and you should be able to see all the settings.

    Should look like this:

    GraphicsQuality=5
    TextureQuality=0
    TerrainLOD=5
    FloralDistanceScale=2.000000
    ShadowQuality=5
    RenderDistance=9999.000000
    Gamma=0.000000
    MaximumFPS=120
    UseLod0a=0
    OverallQuality=-1
    LightingQuality=5
    EffectsQuality=5
    TerrainQuality=5
    FloraQuality=5
    ModelQuality=5
    AOQuality=5
    AmbientOcclusionQuality=5
    ParticleQuality=5
    VerticalFOV=74
    FloralLOD=5
    EffectsLOD=5
    ParticleLOD=5
    ParticleDistanceScale=2.000000
    EffectsDistanceScale=2.000000
    FogShadowsEnable=1
    MotionBlur=1
    VSync=0
    AO=1

    Now the above settings are for full Ultra settings. If you have a good rig thats how you wanna play the game.

    If you have a good frame rate with the fps counter on GPU, Here are a list of the settings you should change.
    GraphicsQuality=5
    TextureQuality=0

    OverallQuality=-1
    LightingQuality=5 or 2(This one is complicated, Ill explain in the next section)
    TerrainQuality=5
    ModelQuality=5
    VSync=0


    The others are pretty much CPU relaint so turning those higher will affect performance when your GPU is bottle-necking

    LightningQuality is different though.
    Anything other then Lightingquality 2 will default to medium.
    BUT Lighting quality 5 is different.
    Lighting quality 5 will greatly increase reflextion quality and make guns look fantastic.
    HOWEVER
    It also only has lighting quality features at medium, which means rocks don't look great and Clouds don't cast shadows.
    BUT, the main issue
    the Ambient Occlusion effect is greatly reduced. This is good and bad.
    For people who wanted AO to be more subtle its good, but it does decrease it to only having a very small effect.
    I personally like it on 5

    EDIT: This has been fixed now - Lighting quality on 5 + Ambient occusion settings to 5 allows for full lighting effects + full ambient occlusion

    If you have a G series laptop then you should try and use my set up:

    [Rendering]
    GraphicsQuality=5
    TextureQuality=0
    TerrainLOD=5
    ShadowQuality=2
    RenderDistance=9999.000000
    Gamma=0.000000
    MaximumFPS=120
    UseLod0a=0
    VSync=0
    OverallQuality=-1
    LightingQuality=5
    FogShadowsEnable=0
    EffectsQuality=5
    TerrainQuality=5
    FloraQuality=5
    ModelQuality=5
    AOQuality=5
    AmbientOcclusionQuality=5
    EffectsLOD=5
    ParticleLOD=5
    MotionBlur=1
    VerticalFOV=74
    AO=1
    ForceGpuPhysics=0
    GpuPhysics=0


    After our recent update and also the new nvidia drivers 313.96 have bought back accelrated particle physX back to the game !! Now its not 100% complete but is WIP, its still looks aboslutley stunning. If u want to activate this make sure u have the latest beta drivers from Nvidia and just add: ForceGpuPhysics=1
    GpuPhysics=1



    Particle PhysX



    System Tweaks:

    CPU Core Unparking - You need to unpark all cores to get the most out of the system and bypass the power saving options. This can be done by using this utility - http://www.coderbag.com/Programming-...arking-Utility

    Overclock - You kinda need to overclock quite highly to get this game running on high settings. On my G75 with GTX 670M i have OC'ed it to 750/1650. The game does cause a bit of heat but should be ok as long as the room is cool and you have good ventilation.

    Nvidia Control panel settings - In the Nvidia control panel, you want the settings like this:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	PS2 settings.png 
Views:	146 
Size:	57.3 KB 
ID:	17304

    Make sure to set the maximum pre-rendered frames to 2 instead of the default which is usually 3 on most games. This setting basically controls the amount of frames the CPU prepares for the GPU. A higher figure makes the game feel more fluid at lower fps but also puts more stress on the CPU aswel as a bit of input lag. A lower figure makes the game feel more jittery at lower fps but it puts alot less stress on the CPU and GPU so better fps can be achieved and the game feels smooth. The biggest difference though, with a lower figure is the massive reduction in input lag and better fps . Its like a night and day difference with it set to 2 !

    Hope this helps you guys achieve a better experience in PS2 !

    This is what you want it to look like in the end -

    Last edited by mrwolf; 02-18-2013 at 05:37 PM.


  2. #2
    ROG Guru: Blue Belt Array sectionate PC Specs
    sectionate PC Specs
    MotherboardAsus Crosshair V Formula
    Processor8350 - 1090T
    Memory (part number)G Skill Sniper F3-14900CL9-4GBSR
    Graphics Card #1Asus GTX660-DC2O-2GD5
    MonitorAcer GD235HZ - ViewSonic VX2439wm - SyncMaster P2350
    CPU CoolerCorsair H100i
    CaseHAF 932
    Power SupplyCorsair Professional HX850
    Mouse Zowie EC1 eVo
    OS Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit
    sectionate's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Reputation
    57
    Posts
    878

    mmo fps, thats just funny. Game looks interesting but I wont be purchasing hats or any stuff like that. I wish them the best of luck -> http://www.planetside2.com/shop
    Crosshair IV 1090T 4093.7 - Crosshair V FX - 8350 Batch # 1243PGT 4.422MHz - 4816.08 MHz 1.5v - GSKILL F3-14900CL9D-8GBSR(x2)1087.6 11-12-10 1.5volts - ViewSonic VX2439wm - Acer GD235HZ - SyncMaster P2350 - PowerColor Red Devil RX 480 8GBD5-3DH/OC - Current Mode: 5760 x 1080 - (retired) ASUS GTX660DC2O2GD5 - Nvidia 3D Vision Wired - HAF 932 - Corsair HX850 - Corsair H100i - latest quakelive.com - Day thirteen 60fps - as always I'm powered by Futurelooks.com

  3. #3
    Helium Chilled Array _ PC Specs
    _ PC Specs
    Laptop (Model)G46VW
    MotherboardRampage IV Gene
    ProcessorIntel Core i7-3930K
    Memory (part number)Corsair Dominator Platinum 32GB (CMD32GX3M4A2133C9)
    Graphics Card #1ROG Matrix GTX 780 Ti
    Sound CardROG SupremeFX III
    MonitorASUS VG248QE with GSync mod
    Storage #1Plextor PX-M2 SSD 120GB
    Storage #2G.Skill Phoenix Blade 480GB PCIe SSD
    CPU CoolerCooler Master Seidon 240M
    CaseCooler Master HAF-X
    Power SupplySeasonic X-750
    Keyboard Corsair K90
    Mouse ROG Gladius
    Headset ROG Orion
    OS Windows 8.1 Update 1
    Network RouterASUS RT-AC66U
    _'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Reputation
    119
    Posts
    5,750

    Oh! Mind if I put this on the front page

    G75 optimization guide for Planetside 2!

  4. #4
    ROG Guru: Green Belt Array mrwolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Reputation
    21
    Posts
    657

    Yea sure ! Would be good for others who are struggling with this game, no one seems to see this thread hidden here, deep inside the pc gaming section lol

    Im actually quite surprised that i have managed to acquire a stable set up to play on Ultra settings on a G-75. It says alot about the laptop itself And also really does look incredible when render quality is at 100% Once the optimization patch is out this month, we should be getting even better fps

    Most people with good PC's cant even get this game to run on medium settings lol


  5. #5
    ROG Guru: Grand Master Array HiVizMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2011
    Reputation
    354
    Posts
    25,742

    Very nice one mate. Thanks for taking the time to share with us.
    To help us help you - please provide as much information about your system and the problem as possible.

  6. #6
    ROG Guru: Green Belt Array mrwolf's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Reputation
    21
    Posts
    657

    Hey guys, I have just updated my PS2 optimization guide.. Strongly reccomend anyone playing this game to update their settings and read through my update notes that have been added to OP in RED

    True Ultra settings are slowly being unlocked and the game just looks rediculously good right now with particle physX on !

    PM me if you have any issues..


  7. #7
    ROG Member Array audiomurphy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2012
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    8

    Some helpful info. I love this game.
    i7 3770K
    Asus Maximus V Extreme
    2xEVGA GTX 680
    2xEVGA GTX 460 EE
    4 x 8 Gskill RipJaws 1600
    corsair 240GB SSD
    seagate 2TB HDD
    HAF X
    CM m2 silent pro 1000w psu
    Toshiba 46" HDMI
    5.1

  8. #8
    ROG Enthusiast Array
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    45

    This guide was very helpful im getting really smooth play averaging high 30s to late 40s and early 50s fps....the unparking of the cores helped alot aswell, seems to work well with alpha build of arma 3 aswell having them unparked..............good stuff dude

  9. #9
    imMortal Kombatant Array Myk SilentShadow PC Specs
    Myk SilentShadow PC Specs
    MotherboardASUS Rampage IV Formula
    ProcessorIntel i7 3930K
    Memory (part number)8GB Corsair XMS3 1600
    Graphics Card #1ASUS Radeon 7970 3GD5
    Sound CardROG Xonar Phoebus
    MonitorSamsung SyncMaster SA300
    Storage #1Corsair Neutron 128GB
    Storage #2Seagate 2TB
    CPU CoolerCorsair A50 Pro Air Cooler
    CaseBitFenix Merc Alpha
    Power SupplyThermaltake Litepower 700W
    Keyboard Alienware TactX Keyboard
    Mouse Tesoro Gandiva H1L
    OS Win7 Ultimate x64
    Myk SilentShadow's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2012
    Reputation
    266
    Posts
    5,241

    Attention Mods: PLEEEEASE make this thread a sticky, it's useful for members of the PS2 Community

  10. #10
    New ROGer Array
    Join Date
    Jun 2013
    Reputation
    10
    Posts
    2

    I realy like it .I appericate this thread.Awesome! Thanks for that!


    ------------------------------
    http://www.kickexam.com/
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elance
    https://www.facebook.com/Elance
    Last edited by jhonharry; 11-06-2014 at 11:37 AM.

Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •