Best Realm Royale Settings
Realm Royale fps boost
Even though Realm Royale is relatively optimized, some of you might just have a lower-end system or other problems. Enjoy this guide for an additional Ream Royale fps boost and better visibility.
Realm Royale High FPS Config
If the FPS you get by turning everything to its lowest setting isn't enough for you, you can try this High FPS Config. Depending on the system it might up to double your FPS.
- Download the High FPS Config (RealmSystemSettings.ini)
- Replace it with the existing one in \Users\YOURUSERNAME\Documents\My Games\paladinsroyale\RealmGame\Config\
- Make it read-only.
- Feel free to join the Discord ( https://discord.gg/ysr2XA6 ) to stay up2date on the config and for questions and suggestions.
The High FPS config is in its early days. Make sure to check for updates regularly. There might also be a more extreme one in the near future.
Realm Royale In-game settings
Realm Royale's in-game settings are quite restricted as of now, it isn't as bad as it might seem for some. Even if the lowest settings are labeled as Medium or even High right now, they're already relatively low.
If you're still in the need of FPS though, you can try the High FPS config which lowers everything a bit more.
Realm Royale uses DirectX 11 by default and even though there is an in-game option to change that, it's disabled and not working. You can use DirectX9 instead of DX11 via launch option. But: Don't expect any performance improvement, you might even experience a decrease in fps.
Resolution & Aspect Ratio
Usually most people want to play on their native resolution. Keep in mind that the resolution scale affects the final resolution your game will render in.
Play on 16:10 for more FPS
If you're on the edge performance-wise and still need some more FPS, you can try a 16:10 resolution, even if you don't play on a 16:10 monitor. You lose only about 15% screen estate on the side of the screen (which you might ignore already while playing, depending on your game style), but those are also 15% pixel that don't need to get rendered. If you'd like to play on 1920x1080, just try 1680x1050 instead or 1440x900 instead of 1600x900.
Aspect Ratio option
You'll have to manually switch the aspect ratio in the menu, otherwise the game will not scale.
SCREEN TYPE (WINDOW MODE)
You can choose between FULLSCREEN, Windowed Fullscreen and Windowed mode. Usually you want to go with the Fullscreen mode. It gives you the least input lag and has no performance impact.
Not the resolution option itself determines in which resolution the game will render in the end, but the resolution scale. It's a percentage value. At 100 the game will render in the resolution you have set. If you set it to 80 though, the game will render in 1536 x 684 (= 1920*0,8 x 1080 * 0,8).
Anti-aliasing is a technique used to remove jagged pixelated edges. In detail Realm Royale uses post-process anti-aliasing.
The impact on the average fps isn't high, you might experience lower fps drops though. It's subjective if you want to play with anti-aliasing and have a slightly blurry image and a bit less performance or if you want to play without it and have no problems with pixelated edges.
Vertical Sync or often only called V-Sync is a technique used to synchronize the frame output of your GPU with the frames displayed on your monitor.
Long story short: V-Sync is an antiquated way to do it and introduces additional input lag and costs performance, so you usually don't want to play with it. If you're interested in more modern frame synchronization, have a look at G-Sync and Freesync. Both of those need compatible GPUs and monitors though.
The WORLD DETAIL option bundles a bunch of different settings. Setting it to the lowest (=High) right now, will not only decrease the render distance but also disable multiple (lightning) effects, disable Ambient Occlusion and lower the detail level of some objects.
Lowering the Shadow Detail (High = lowest), will disable dynamic shadows and lower the overall shadow quality.
If you have a newer GPU with enough VRAM, this setting won't have much impact on your performance.
Setting Particle Detail to High (=lowest) lowers the quality of all kind of particles in the game. It also disables some particle effects.
The shader quality setting might be bugged right now. The medium setting seems to be higher than the High setting.
Subjective and depends on your monitor settings, you usually might go a bit higher than default, like 70-80.
SHOW LIVE VIDEO
Show Live Video just enables/disables live streams in the menu. (Not implemented for Realm Royale yet.) It has no impact on the game itself.
Unlock FPS in Realm Royale
Realm Royale comes with a 150 FPS lock through Frame Rate Smoothing. Here's how you can unlock the FPS and disable the Frame Rate Smoothing.
- Go to the \Users\YOURUSERNAME\Documents\My Games\paladinsroyale\RealmGame\Config\ folder and open the RealmEngine.ini with the editor of your choice, for example Notepad.
- Search for [Engine.GameEngine] in the file.
- Change the value of the second command under this group "bSmoothFrameRate" to FALSE (bSmoothFrameRate=FALSE).
- You're done. To make sure this won't get overwritten in the future, make the file read-only.
DIRECTX 9 INSTEAD OF DIRECTX 11
Yes, you can run the game in DX 9 instead of DX 11. If you don't have to, due to hardware restrictions for example, you shouldn't. You'll probably experience lower FPS in DX 9 and might run into issues.
How to run Realm Royale with DirectX 9
- Right-click the game in Steam, open the Properties and click "Set launch options..." at the bottom left.
- Add -dx9
- That's all. Realm Royale will now start in its DirectX 9 mode.