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Does this feature increase the visuals or does it reduce them? The reason I ask is because by enabling it, many report an increase in fps.
Thanks for the help.
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I haven't seen this setting Brad headscratch.gif
Is it just an option in the game menu confused.gif
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I haven't seen this setting Brad headscratch.gif
Is it just an option in the game menu confused.gif
Hello mate smile.gif
It is an option the user.cfg file located in the game directory and the user appdata folder folder.
Speaking of the user.cfg, I changed the FOV, enabled advanced Physx on the CPU and set the game to 1440p using downsampling as seen below:
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Also, my usage looks good with the new changes. Still plenty of room on the CPU and GPU's.

Edited by BradleyW - 10/14/12 at 1:27pm
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I don't see how it can increase frame rate; global illumination should make light dynamically reflect off of other objects. It should improve visuals and reduce frame rate. I guess you must experiment!
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I don't see how it can increase frame rate; global illumination should make light dynamically reflect off of other objects. It should improve visuals and reduce frame rate. I guess you must experiment!
Yeah that might be the only option. I don't see how it could improve the game much seen as the lighting is already perfect.
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Yeah that might be the only option. I don't see how it could improve the game much seen as the lighting is already perfect.

Lighting isn't perfect if you want to nitpick, but it definitely looks great. The lighting system in CryEngine 2 and 3 is more reactive, and global illumination actually works properly (at least in CE3).
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It generally increases visuals but changes the lighting levels of the game and introduces visual aberrations, due to the fact that the game wasn't designed with this setting enabled.
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Thanks for the information. I will just leave the setting off.
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