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Hey guys, so i got a copy of Fallout 4 and am having trouble getting it to be even remotely playable. Now, this is something i expected, and i'm hoping to upgrade soon™.

Currently i have it ALMOST playable at 1366x768. I have all the options i can find turned off or down to low (or medium for those that have no low setting?). I've got my processor forced to run at 3.0ghz and my graphics card overclocked slightly to 625 core and 1000 memory. That's pretty much the best i'm going to be able to get from this laptop.

Are there any ways that i can tweak it in the ini files to get a bit more out of it? I'd love to be able to play at native 1080p, but i highly doubt that's going to be happening. At this point i'd just be happy to get playable framerates at 1366x768.

Are there any hidden options to turn those settings with a minimum of "medium" down to "low"? If not, why do they even bother calling it "medium"?

Edit: Also, currently at the vault scene and getting around 20fps average, spikes up to 50 or so at some points but averages around 25.
Edited by tylerand - 11/10/15 at 3:33pm
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im having a hard time running the game with my sig rig. thought my monitor is 4k i didnt think that the game would be so hard on hardware. i get dips of 30fps in alot of areas. 

    
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I think there is a pretty strong case of low optimization for pc at this stage i have 2 r9 290s water cooled with a 3930k at 4.5 and im going anywhere from 30 frames to 140 at 1080p
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I've got it to be kind of playable at 720p, switched over to playing on my TV with a controller to deal with some of the low FPS. Seems pretty consistent at 30-35fps now but i find that's still pretty unplayable, and it sometimes dips down to 22-25.

Might sell my Xbone to get some pc upgrades, and buy the master chief one in a bit.
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Seeing a lot of "I can't get FO4 to be playable on my rig" threads, glad I decided to wait.
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I have a really mediocre rig and I got it run fine.
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I have a really mediocre rig and I got it run fine.
Any tips or suggestions then?

Or by mediocre, do you mean much better than mine? What's your specs?

I'm so close to it being playable, and i really want to play it. At 720 it's just SOO close to being okay, but it's just not there yet. I'm sure there's some sort of tweaks that i can do to improve the framerate.
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My definition is of fine is a lot different than others though, I get a solid 30-40 fps @ 1080p which is enough for me.
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My definition is of fine is a lot different than others though, I get a solid 30-40 fps @ 1080p which is enough for me.
I would be fine at 30-40 on this computer, which it can't do even at 720p.

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I would be fine at 30-40 on this computer, which it can't do even at 720p.

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