Ex tweak guide
updated on December
11, 2000 by Thomas
McGuire - Page 4/12
go into Advanced
options & select the Display
Brightness. Use this setting to adjust the brightness level in the game, setting it
higher may well improve visibility, although can the game look
washed out if you set it too high. It is
better to set this in the game menu itself (mentioned
earlier), where the effects can be seen immediately.
CaptureMouse. Set this to True
if you use are using mouse (which most of you will be).
CurvedSurfaces. This should be set to False.
This will improve performance & the difference to models
is fairly unnoticeable anyway (only
player models are affected).
When set to True player model meshes are smoothed out.
Decals. Set this
to False to improve performance, particularly on TNT
cards. Decals are the blood splatters or bullet holes that get
left in terrain during a game. If you have a fairly new
graphics card you should be able to set this to True
for improved visuals with little performance difference.
Set this to
equal to whatever you feel is the minimum for a playable game.
30 should be the
ideal minimum frame rate for most users. This specifies the frame rate threshold below which Deus Ex will start
dropping detail - reducing model detail and not drawing
optional effects. If this is set higher than your normal frame
rate, then you will never see reduced graphics almost always,
but get the best possible performance.
The ideal setting for this is about 10 frames below
your average frame rate.
benchmarking it would be best to set this to 0
to give a more accurate
indication of real performance (see later on in the guide for how to benchmark).
Set this to False
for better visuals, e.g.
the light surrounding an explosion. Set this to True
to improve performance a little.
NoLighting. Set this to False. Otherwise the
game will look quite ugly. The difference in performance
between both is very large, turn the lighting off
if you are totally desperate for a
frame rate boost.
Set this to True,
this is used to change the screen colour, e.g. when you get
hit, or are underwater. Setting is to False will
marginally improve performance.
I’d recommend setting this to Medium, the difference
between High & Medium is fairly small, added
to the fact this will free up video memory & you generally
won’t be too close to player models this gives quite
a nice performance improvement.
setting, unless you are using Software
rendering. Set it to True
if you are.
If using a 3D card then you'll have no choice other than
running in full screen, it is faster than running windowed
anyway. Leave it set to True.
Set it to High if
you can, although a lower setting is advised if you need the
extra performance (specifically cards with low texture memory,
e.g. TNT1), it will give a more blurrier look to the game
though. Setting TextureDetail to High will
improve visuals more
than setting SkinDetail to High (& also have
a greater effect of frame rate).
the case of TNT1 cards, do not
to set texture detail to high, you could easily run out of
texture memory & the game will crash. Try Medium
Set this to True.
It will improve performance on most systems.
Set this to True.
It'll performance/smoothness with Input devices. Although,
should you experience any problems with input devices, e.g.
mouse, try set it to False.
UseJoystick. Set this to False unless you intend to use a Joystick to play the game, however
mouse & keyboard is the best way to play Deus Ex. It will
improve slightly if you set it to False
as well. Useful if you're on a low spec machine.
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