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Malayalam, yep I just found the Qarl's pack and that one looks like exactly what I was looking for, I also checked out the natural environements and that looks pretty cool too but it says that it shouldn't affect performance so that one shouldn't be an issue.

Balla I just looked and saw that like Malayalam mentioned the Qarl's pack is 1.7GB and I'm not gonna ask you to DL that twice so if you still feel like helping me out then if you could just test the Qarl's pack re-optimized then that would be the one thing I would like to know how it runs the most. Thanks
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Downloading Qarl's now, going to take about 20 minutes.. Download speed is good though, it's nearly maxing my 12m connection.
    
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I'll just do the non "Reduced and Optimized" for a worst case scenario.
    
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Cool thanks much, glad you have decent internet (I get exactly 12m as well) so it won't eat up your bandwidth all day. Are you downloading the re-optimized one that should have the best chance of running well on 1.25GB?

EDIT: Read your last post, oh ok that will work. Thanks
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Ok so far the normal game inside the opening area (dungeon) only uses about 350 MB of vram, I need to install a mod manager though I think to enable to textures.

Give me a bit to work this out
    
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I'm not 100% positive the mod worked as I have no idea what it looked like before.

I've got this so far (617 max vram used):








Going to eat dinner then I'll mess around some more, the game seems very cpu intensive, but that could be because of the higher fps.
    
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I don't think that the mod is working based on looking at the bricks behind the guards head and the rocks outdoors. I haven't installed a mod before so I don't know what could be wrong but this is the only thing I can find that seems like it would help. If you can't get it working don't worry about it, just try it in your free time if you feel like it.
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post #28 of 34
Well I'm stumped on if it's working or not (lol probably should find someone whose played the game unmodded I guess).

I downloaded some more texture packs that go with the one you wanted and got that up and running. Then I used the nvidia control panel to boost the AF to 16x AA to 32x and used 8x supersamp (who knows what worked and what didn't).

I do know doing this crushed my fps hardcore. In fact if you're going to run your gtx 570 on air you're probably going to have about as much power or just slightly more than I currently have with one gtx 470 under water. If I'm missing something you're going to see frames drop into the 20s, maybe even slightly less at this level of detail.

Mods and Settings:



Max vram usage was 822.

IG Settings:






In game visual results with the mods and forced settings in nvcontrol:











My apologies for the .png files, but I figured since we were looking for level of detail it would be wise to use a format that doesn't cut all of it out.

Edit: Might want to add a 56k warning to the title, haha
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post #29 of 34
so if youre worried about Vram why not get GTX480? 1.5gb GDDR5 and same specs as GTX 570
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Trust me 1.25GB is enough for ALL current games at 1080p. Don't let anyone else tell you different. I get 70-150FPS in Metro maxing out at 1GB ram with everything maxed except MFSAA is only set to AAA since I saw no noticeable difference from 4X AA except about a 5-10FPS drop.
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