Oblivion tweek guide

Hey I have been looking for a good tweeking guide for oblivion. I have a x700pro video card and I want to know some of those little things I can do to help my vid card and whole system tackle oblivion a little better.

I would like for it to have a printable version but not absolutly needed.
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  1. Try setting it to the medium settings put forth in the anandtech article the other day. Then lower a few more settings.

    The read me file that comes with the game also explains which settings you can adjust:

    Quote:
    There are several things you can do to increase game performance.

    -Make sure you have no other programs running in the background.

    -Lower the game resolution. The game runs faster at 640x480 and 800x600.

    -Go to your Options menu and select Video. Try the following options to improve performance:
    -Set View Distance as low as possible. Your framerate and load times will improve but you will not be able to view as far.

    -Set Tree, Actor, Item and Object Fade as low as possible. This will cause certain objects in the world to fade away sooner. This will increase your framerate but degrade visual quality.

    -Set Texture Size to Medium or Small. Textures on objects will not appear as sharp when this setting is reduced. This will increase your framerate but degrade visual quality.

    -Set Grass slider as low as possible. This will cause less grass to be displayed around your character. This will increase your framerate but you will see less grass displayed.

    -Set Distant LOD to OFF. This will reduce your view distance, but your framerate and load times will improve.

    -Set Distant Buildings to OFF. You will not see cities or the Imperial City in the distant landscape but your framerate and load times will improve.

    -Set Distant Trees to OFF. You will not see trees in the distant landscape but your framerate and load times will improve.

    -Set Interior Shadows as low as possible. This will decrease the number of characters that cast shadows while you are in interiors, improving your framerate.

    -Set Exterior Shadows as low as possible. This will decrease the number of characters that cast shadows while you are in exteriors, improving your framerate.

    -Set Self Shadows to OFF. The Player and other characters will no longer cast shadows on themselves, but will still cast shadows on the environment. This will improve your framerate.

    -Set Grass Shadows to OFF. Shadows will no longer display on grass. This will improve your framerate.

    -Set Tree Canopy Shadows to OFF. The forests will no longer cast shadows on the landscape, improving your framerate.

    -Set Shadow Filtering as low as possible or off. This will reduce the amount of softening the shadows receive, but increase framerate.

    -Set Specular Light as low as possible. This will cause objects to lose their shininess at lower distances, improving your framerate.

    -Set HDR Lighting to OFF. This will increase your framerate but degrade visual quality.
    -Use Bloom lighting instead of HDR, or turn Bloom off. Bloom is a less intensive version of HDR. Turning it off will improve framerate but degrade visual quality.

    -Make sure Water Detail is set to Normal. High detail water will decrease your framerate.

    -Set Water Reflections and Ripples to OFF. This will increase your framerate while you are near water, but the water will not show reflections or react to objects interacting with it.

    -Set Window Reflections to Off. This will remove the subtle reflections from windows but improve framerate.

    -Set Blood Decals to Medium or Low. At Medium, decals do not get applied to characters, only landscape. At Low, no decals get applied at all. These will increase your framerate in combat situations.

    -Turn anti-aliasing down or off. This will degrade overall visual quality but improve your framerate.

    -Turn off music
    The music is mp3 format and can slow the game down.
  2. Well that’s good stuff to know but not exactly what I was looking for.

    Im looking for stuff to tweak in the games .ini file. I have found things like reducing the density of the grass around you to get better fps and not kill visual quality, also increase the amount of ram the game uses for quick load times ect.

    Thanks for that info. but I have already optimized those settings for my pc and I get between 25 and 60 fps depending on where im at and how much stuffs going on
  3. http://www.tweakguides.com/Oblivion_1.html
    http://www.atomicmpc.com.au/category.asp?SCID=27

    There you go, enjoy.
    The first one covers a lot of tweaks in game and in the .ini file.
    The second one is more about the mods you can use but its really worth checking out.
  4. lol, i posted this a while back...

    http://forumz.tomshardware.com/games/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=95646&highlight=

    use the tweakguides one hes very good...
  5. Thanks those guides were just what I was looking for. I have read the tweakguides one, and Im currently getting into that modding one.

    now to do the hard stuff acctualy tweaking the game till its perfect.

    thanks for the quick help
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