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How to max out graphics

Discussion in 'Stock Car Extreme' started by Michael Karlovitz, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. Michael Karlovitz

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    Hey guys quick question about the graphics. Mine seem pretty dull, especially compared to the youtube videos ive seen. I have the graphics set to high, but im not sure what all the other options are for and what to maximize and what to tone down. It seems like i get a lot better graphics in iracing compared to stock car, race 07 and even the rfactor 2 demo. Would like to max out the graphics but have no idea what options to change. Can someone help me out?

    Thanks
     
  2. Rob Fitness

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    What are your systems specs? Best to use external applications to increase graphical appearance.
     
  3. Michael Karlovitz

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    Using my macbook with windows bootcamp installed. I use that for iracing also. Going to purchase a PC eventually.
     
  4. Rob Fitness

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    hmm, I cant really help you im sorry... I use an nvidia card and use nvidia inspector to enable higher or more complex AA then available via game setup.
     
  5. Michael Karlovitz

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    Ok well thanks Rob. Yeah the default graphics may be my best bet. Was hoping to get a graphics boost but still a great game, especially now that im looking at some of these mods to try out.
     
  6. MeqTrader

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  7. Michael Karlovitz

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    No i haven't changed any type of files, as i really dont know what they mean. I see a lot of people changing this file here and this file there, but im not aware with how to do this. What does the config.ini mean?
     
  8. MeqTrader

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    Sorry Michael for my delayed reply, my Oculus DK2 came in yesterday and I kind of got sucked into VR.

    After you run the initial start and defined your resolution a file called config.ini gets generated to store these settings in the folder where you installed the game. Now this file can be edited with notepad or any other text editor you prefer. Inside this file are a few lines which you can change easily to increase the graphics quality.
    this list:
    CPU rating 5
    CPU ram xxx
    VRAM xxx
    Player detail 3
    Track detail 3
    Shader 3

    The numbers and xxx you see will most likely vary for you but if your system is recent enough you can alter them to these vallues fill in your actual system ram and GPU Ram and save it.

    That would be my advise for step 1, the rest is all step 2 which requires some more tinkering.
     
  9. Michael Karlovitz

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    Thanks for your reply. I went into config and changed the cpu rating to 5 as mine was 4 i believe. As for the options i did not see options for player detail, track detail, and shader. Are those maybe under a different file? Thanks.
     
  10. MeqTrader

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    Sorry, after I pressed reply I remembered that I experienced the same challenge, here's a copy of my own config.ini with the right naming:

    CPURating=5
    SystemRAM=0
    VideoRAM=2674
    ObjDetail=3
    TexDetail=3
    WindowedMode=0
    RunBenchmarks=0
    ShaderLevel=3

    Keep your SystemRAM and VideoRAM to what you have but the others should help improve your quality, I've deleted a few lines since they should not matter for you and only left the most important lines.
     
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  11. Michael Karlovitz

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    Meq great help. It worked and my graphics are much better. Thanks a bunch
     
  12. TeSL9

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    I don't have Player detail or track detail - lines in my config.ini .. why is that?

    edit: oh it is the same as mentioned above sorry
     
  13. Fernando Zart

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    Try
    Player detail=5
    Track detail=5

    (5 is maximum)
    Cheers
     
  14. TeSL9

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    Why there is still talk about player detail and track detail? DO you all have them in your config.ini ? I don't.... I'm confused :confused:
     
  15. PieterN

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    If you don't have the Tuomas, just add them manually in your config.ini
     
  16. Chronus

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    Wrong.

    Track Detail="xxxx" and Player Detail="yyyy" are entries in the plr file.

    You don't add NOTHING to a config.ini file, you only change what's there.

    As for maxing out gfx:

    @Michael Karlovitz, you must be follow a compound strategy, as need to produce changes in several areas:
    - gfx drivers: find the gfx drivers profile for GSCE (or create one) and maximize AA, Aniso, etc. If your card is Nvidia based, download nvidia Inspector, which will allow you to tweak everything that you need.

    - config.ini file (in the root directory of GSCE):
    CPURating=5
    SystemRAM=<your system RAM>
    VideoRAM=<your-g-card RAM>
    ObjDetail=5
    TexDetail=5

    -plr file (player file, found in UserData1<your_profile_name>:
    Texture Detail, Texture Filter, you can maximize these.

    Then:
    Player Detail="3"
    Opponent Detail="3"
    Reflection Effects="3"
    Track Detail="3"
    Dust Detail, Smoke Detail, Skid Detail, Particle Detail, all set to 3

    This should bring out better graphics.

    If your card can handle it, be sure to have shadows on maximum.
     
    Last edited: Sep 21, 2014
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