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Anyone have some links to some tweaks for Oblivion to make it run better on lower end cards like mine? I know they are out there but I cant seem to find any good ones.
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This is from a post on Guru3d, hope it helps:

What i did to fix the problem was edited My Documents\\My Games\\Oblivion.Ini. I am running it at 1280x1024 (my lcd's native res) and 4xAA(9-tap) + HDR. Its running very nicely, with virtually zero lag. I think the problem I was having was related to the preloading involved with switching areas. Here are the things I changed in the .ini file:

One of these fixed my problem (i think):
bBackgroundLoadLipFiles=0
bLoadBackgroundFaceGen=0
bSelectivePurgeUnusedOnFastTravel=0
bUseBackgroundFileLoader=0
iThreads=10
bFileSkipIconChecks=1
bFileSkipModelChecks=1
bUseHardDriveCache=0

Try these for Image Tweaking:
bFixFaceNormals=1
uGridDistantTreeRange=30
uGridDistantCount=40
bTintMipMaps=1
bUseThreadedBlood=1
bEnableBoundingVolumeOcclusion=1
bUseThreadedTempEffects=1
bUseThreadedParticleSystem=1
bHighQuality20Lighting=1
bAllow30Shaders=1
bUseBlurShader=1

Leave these blank if you dont want to see the Bethesda logo (or any of the pregame crap) at start:
SMainMenuMovieIntro=
SIntroSequence=

On a side note, if you have mouse lag, disable joystick and go to additional direct3d settings and set Render Frames Ahead to 0 (1 and 2 might work also, the default is 3). Much smoother
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post #3 of 35
^ whats that dudes card? guessing 7800GT?
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post #4 of 35
dude how the hell did he get the AA AND HDR enabled? it wont freakin let me do it -rips hair out-
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Quote:
Originally Posted by metalkobra
dude how the hell did he get the AA AND HDR enabled? it wont freakin let me do it -rips hair out-
Yeah, I was like "***...!?"
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post #6 of 35
id love if there was a tweak to enable both...i dont see why they wont let you in the first place :|
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post #7 of 35
It wont even let me enable both on my X1900. And ATI cards are supposed to be able to run both at the same time.
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post #8 of 35
now that just sounds retarded saying that only ati could do it :|

edit: I wonder what this line means o.O

bAllow30Shaders=0
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post #9 of 35
A way to increase drasticly your FPS is with the following tweak:
Go to the line
iMinGrassSize=
And increase the number, the more you increase, the less the density of grass will be generate, go to like 100 to 300
For an even better FPS change the two following line value :
fGrassWindMagnitudeMax=
fGrassWindMagnitudeMin=

to
0.0000
This will remove winds on grass.

Oh yah and the ImingrassSize can also be reduce to INCREASE the density for those who have enough power to increase it.
The lines
fGrassEndDistance=3000.0000
fGrassStartFadeDistance=2000.0000
Can also be changed to increase or decreased the distance you see grass, if you decrease the maximum grass, you could increase the distance without noticing any difference to your FPS and the game would overly look better since well, at least you wont see it appear at 2 feets in front of you

Also a very simple tweak for those who have mouse "lag", change
bUse Joystick=1
for
bUse Joystick=0

ps: These tweak are mad in the Oblivion.ini in your My Document/My Game/Oblivion, you should also put the file in "read-only" once you saved if you dont want to take the risk that the game change back all your tweak to default
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post #10 of 35
i just wanna enable hdr and aa...
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