Ex tweak guide
updated on December
11, 2000 by Thomas
McGuire - Page 3/12
Deus Ex, select Settings
then the Display
Adjust Brightness. Use this slider bar to adjust the
brightness level in the game. Sliding it to the right may well improve visibility (quite useful in multiplayer),
although it can the game look washed out if you set it too
high & vice versa. You may need to test different settings
to see which results in the optimum level of brightness for
Select your graphics renderer using this option. You’ll only
have to use this if you want to change renderer, as Deus Ex
will detect the best renderer for you when you first load it.
a lower setting will improve performance & maintain a
stable (hopefully higher) frame rate. Although, higher
resolutions will look better, they will run slower.
Texture Colour Depth,
Set this to 16 bit
if you’ve got a 3dfx card (not that you’ll have a choice).
If your card supports it, you can be select 32
bit. This should be selected for best visual quality,
although performance will be much lower as a result. Software
rendering will actually run faster in 32
bit colour than in 16 bit colour. The opposite is true of
hardware rendering though. NOTE - Voodoo 4/5 users can force 32bit
colour via the 3dfx Advanced Features menu, although it will
not be selectable in the in-game menu when using Glide.
Texture Detail, Set it to High
if you can, although a lower setting is advised if you need
the performance, it will give a more blurrier look to the game
though. Setting World Texture Detail to High
will improve visuals more than setting Skin detail (Advanced options menu) to High.
Texture Detail. I’d recommend setting this
to High, the difference between High & Medium
is fairly small generally though, although you usually get
fairly close to objects in the game, so this will improve
image quality close up.
detail texture is a very small, fine pattern which is faded in
as you approach a surface, for example wood grain, or
imperfections in stone. Set this to On
for improved visual quality, although it may cause a severe
performance hit on some graphics cards, particularly with
older cards such as the TNT. Newer graphics cards should be
able to set this to On without any problems, although
this is a setting you may want to try toggling to test the
effects it has on your frame rate. Set it to Off for
are the blood splatters or explosion marks that get left on
terrain during the game. Set this to Off
improve performance, particularly with older graphics cards.
If you have a fairly new graphics card you should be able to
set this to On for improved visuals with little
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