FRACTURED LANDS OPTIMIZATION
Fractured Lands fps boost & settings guide
This guide is work in progress (as the game), make sure to come back regularly and check for updates.
Fractured Lands is in closed beta now and has unfortunately close to zero in-game settings. But you can edit the most things via configuration files and here is how to:
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Fractured Lands High FPS Config
This is the quick & dirty version. If you just want & need as much as FPS possible to test the gameplay, this is the way to go. With this config you'll get the maximum fps with acceptable visibility. Sweet and sexy graphics are no priority with this config file. You'll also get more FPS than by just changing each setting to 0 ("very low") in the GameUserSettings.ini.
How to use it:
- Download the High FPS config (Engine.ini)
- Replace the existing Engine.ini in \Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Local\FracturedLands\Saved\Config\WindowsClient. (Quick way to get there: Press WINDOWS + R, paste the following path in it "%LOCALAPPDATA%\FracturedLands\Saved\Config\WindowsClient" and press Enter.)
- Make sure to set the file to read-only.
Change the resolution in Fractured Lands
By default you only have 3 options: 1920x1080, 1280x720 and 1024x768. Not really the best choices if you need some more fps but don't want to lose too many fps.
There are two ways to influence and change the resolution to a custom one right now.
Way 1 (preferred for more FPS)
If you just want some more FPS and don't need a specific custom resolution, you should lower the Resolution Scale. This is a % value that determines the final resolution the game will render it.
If you set it to 80% for example, the game will render in 1536 x 684 (1920*0,8 x 1080 * 0,8). That would be close to 1600 x 900.
You'll find the way to change the resolution quality here.
Way 2 (bugged)
Another way would be to change the resolution in a config file or via launch option. Both of those options result in a kind of bugged resolution change and should only be used if you have to use a specific resolution and can't use the Resolution Scale to lower it.
Changing the resolution via launch option:
- Right click the game in steam -> Properties -> Set launch options...
- Add the following launch options: -ResX=1600 -ResY=900 [change the values to your desired resolution, in this case 1600 x 900]
- After you'll start the game, you'll notice that the game still opens in on one of the in the in-game menu set resolutions. You now have to Alt+Enter two times to get into the resolution you set via launch options.
- (But even after this, I'll still noticed some weird behaviour. So again, if you just want more FPS through a lower resolution, use the resolution scale!)
Change graphic options via config file
Fractured Lands as of right now has - besides a VSYNC option - 0 graphic settings. Kinda frightening for a demanding pc game in its beta.
Good thing, we can help our selfs by creating a GameUserSettings.ini file, in which you'll be able to set graphic options similar to those you know from in-game menus. This will help you to get some more FPS without compromising the whole graphics like you'd do it with the High FPS config from above. But still: If you want the maximum FPS and don't care about graphics, go with the high fps config!
How to change graphic settings in Fractured Lands
- Download the GameUserSettings.ini.
- Copy it to \Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Local\FracturedLands\Saved\Config\WindowsClient. (Quick way to get there: Press WINDOWS + R, paste the following path in it "%LOCALAPPDATA%\FracturedLands\Saved\Config\WindowsClient" and press Enter.)
- Open it in the editor of your choice, for example Notepad.
The important part you want to focus on are the commands under [ScalabilityGroups]. Here is an overview of what each command does:
sg.ResolutionQuality sets a resolution scale in percent. This command determines the final resolution the game will render in.
Example: If you have your resolution set to 1920 x 1080 and set the resolution scale to 80 (sg.ResolutionQuality=80), your game will render in 1536 x 684 (1920*0,8 x 1080*0,8). If you set it above a 100, the game will do something called supersampling and render the game in a higher resolution than set and then downscale it. This is an alternative to using anti-aliasing. You probably don't want to play higher than 1080p in the game's current state though.
Sets the max draw distance and quality level of distant objects. Values from 0 - 3 are possible, being 0 = very low and 3 = highest.
Sets the quality level of the post-process anti-aliasing. 0 = off. 1 - 3 are quality levels.
Sets the quality level of shadows. From 0 = off to 3 = highest.
Enables different post processing effects like Motion Blur, Ambient Occlusion, Depth of Field and more. 0 = low/least postprocessing to 3 = highest.
Sets the texture quality. If you have enough VRAM it will have the least impact on your performance, you still might want to go to 0 right now. 0 = lowest to 3 = highest.
Sets the quality of effects, that includes things like explosions but also things like material surfaces. 0 = lowest to 3 = highest.
Sets the quality level of foliage. 0 = lowest, 3 = highest.
Unlock FPS & Disable Frame Rate Smoothing
The FPS in Fractured Lands are locked to 62 by default via UE4's Frame Rate Smoothing. You can disable that by adding the following two commands to the Engine.ini. You'll find it in \Users\YOURUSERNAME\AppData\Local\FracturedLands\Saved\Config\WindowsClient\.