XCOM 2 guide: manual adjustment of graphics and performance

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This guide is intended for those who are already familiar with manual adjustment of games using the configuration files. If you have never dealt with such a deal and fear the probability to break the game, it is better not to change these settings.

How to get access to manual settings in XCOM 2?

Find BaseEngine.ini on the path: Steam\steamapps\common\XCOM 2\Engine\Config. All changes made in the text editor, then save the file to the settings to take effect.

To find the right setting, use a combination of Ctrl + F and scroll to the section [SystemSetting].

DynamicDecals=True

Change on False, to receive 1 – 3 additional frames.

DynamicLights=True

Dynamic lighting. Touching is not recommended, although the False setting allows you to squeeze 4-5 frames.

DynamicShadows=True

Dynamic shadows set to False allow to receive 6-9 frames, but the game will not look so good.

DynamicShadowsFromDominantLights=True

Dynamic shadows from major sources. Setting to False allows to significantly raise the frame rate, but also affects the quality of the picture. The game will look flat.

LightEnvironmentShadows=True

The shadows of the light sources in the environment. Make the game more beautiful by eating a couple of frames.

CompositeDynamicLights=True

If you have older hardware, type False, cutting off the light from stationary sources on the map. The game will look very flat with the option.

bAllowLightShafts=True

Effect of lighting columns. Beautiful, but it does not affect the gameplay, by eating a couple of frames.

Distortion=True

Distortions. Most GPUs working with them without any problems for past 3 years. Put False, only if you have a GPU that runs at an angle.

DropParticleDistortion=False

Particle Distortion. Set False, if you hardly run the game on minimum settings

FogVolumes=True

Volumetric fog and smoke. False for 3-4 extra frames

AllowImageReflections=True

Image reflections. It does not strongly affect the picture, but eats off a couple of frames.

ParctileLODBias=

The level of particle components. Very high values are recommended to improve performance. Low – for quality images. 2000000 – for poor quality.

DetailMode=

The value associated with game refining. On the lower level, the weak quality, but high performance

MaxMultiSamples=

Set to 0 to increase the frequency, but lose the sharpness of some elements.

MaxWholeSceneDominantShadowResolution=

Shadow resolution. 128 for weak shadows, but high performance.

ScreenPercentage=100.00

It affects the sharpness. It is worth experimenting least as much influence on the picture.

DirectionalLightmaps=True

It is better not to touch as many objects can lose their textures.

Other

Own resolution

Follow the path: \Steam\steamapps\common\XCOM 2\XComGame\Config — find DefaultEngine.ini.

Find ResX and ResY. Set the desired values.

Skip logo and intro

Find DefaultEngine.ini on the path \Steam\steamapps\common\XCOM 2\XComGame\Config. Press Ctrl+F и find [FullScreenMovie]

+StartupMovies=X2_2KFXS_Logos

+StartupMovies=X2_Logo

+StartupMovies=UE3TechLogo_XC2

+StartupMovies=XC2_LegalScreen

+StartupMovies=Black

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2 Comments
  1. Quit Plagerising Mofos 20.02.2016 in 14:23

    Plagerised Article from PC Gamer… AGAIN…

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  2. Quit Plagerising Mofos 20.02.2016 in 14:24

    I just don’t understand how you manage to fuck up the English if you are simply copy and pasting these things. I suppose ya’ll can’t even plagiarize very well. Ah well.

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