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Does anybody know why light sources can be such a huge frame killer on minimal hardware? There has to be something we can do about it frown.gif
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Does anybody know why light sources can be such a huge frame killer on minimal hardware? There has to be something we can do about it frown.gif

Lighting and shadows always seem to be demanding. All you can do is run the game in low settings or maybe look into the .ini file and make some changes through that.
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Lighting and shadows always seem to be demanding. All you can do is run the game in low settings or maybe look into the .ini file and make some changes through that.

The lighting in this game is SO HORRIBLY unoptimized for lower spec hardware. we're talking about a drop of like 60 fps here haha
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The lighting in this game is SO HORRIBLY unoptimized for lower spec hardware. we're talking about a drop of like 60 fps here haha

Maybe its due to the old arctechture of older hardware in comparison with modern based programming and coding?
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Does anybody know why light sources can be such a huge frame killer on minimal hardware? There has to be something we can do about it frown.gif

I think it's because they cast shadows, which can get really hard to compute when they get complex.

I could be wrong though.
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Yes they do cast shadows, that's why i mensioned shadows in my previous post, it is all connected lol.
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Maybe its due to the old arctechture of older hardware in comparison with modern based programming and coding?
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The lighting in this game is SO HORRIBLY unoptimized for lower spec hardware. we're talking about a drop of like 60 fps here haha

Sort of true. Both the lighting and shadows are horrible in Skyrim, probably so they can run smoothly on consoles. This is why there are so many ini tweaks for shadow and why NV has AO profile now for Skyrim. There are tweaks that improve quality obviously, but only higher end systems can handle some of those tweaks, especially distance light and shadow rendering tweaks.
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Nvidia have just released the beta drivers to further increase the AO profile effectiveness smile.gif
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Got bored of my 2 handed late game, dual weapon is so much more fun. I haven't beaten the game yet, but I'm pretty sure I'll finish the main quest on my dual.

btw... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The frost troll on the way to High Hrothgar is so OP, had to bump difficulty down a notch, and freaking use flames. I'm not a magic user at all frown.gif
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Got bored of my 2 handed late game, dual weapon is so much more fun. I haven't beaten the game yet, but I'm pretty sure I'll finish the main quest on my dual.
btw... Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
The frost troll on the way to High Hrothgar is so OP, had to bump difficulty down a notch, and freaking use flames. I'm not a magic user at all frown.gif

Fire enchanted weapons do mad damage to it as well.
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