into Advanced options & select
the Display options.
NOTE – The options you have selected in Video tab will be set
here so there is no real need to reset some of these options as a result.
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.
Set this to True if you use are using mouse (which most of you
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 which will result in more aesthetically
pleasing player models in the game.
are the weapon/explosion marks that get left on terrain during the game. Setting
to False (Disables
improve performance, particularly with older graphics cards. If you have a
fairly new graphics card you should be able to set
this to True for
improved visuals with little performance degradation.
Leave this set to True unless your graphics card has
problems rendering fog. If you encounter problems with this setting then try
setting it to False, although performance may be lowered as a result.
nVidia card owners should check that Fog table emulation is enabled
for their graphics card if they have problems.
Set this to True to allow texture detail to be dropped to improve
performance. This should only really be needed on graphics cards with a low
amount of video memory. Set it to False if you have a graphics card with
a high amount of memory, 64MB or more.
This setting controls
optional effects in the game such as weather. Select True to enable
these effects, although these can reduce performance. Select False to disable
these effects for best performance.
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 DS9 - The Fallen will start
dropping detail - reducing model detail & 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
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
to enable volumetric shadows. Enabling shadows will
reduce performance, although will look more realistic. Set this to False
for optimal performance, particularly with older graphics cards.
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 may marginally improve
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 decent performance improvement.
Ignore this setting, unless you are using Software
rendering. Set it to True if you
If using a 3D card then you'll have no choice other than running in full screen,
it is faster than running windowed anyway.
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. TNT), 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).
case of TNT1 cards, do not to set Texture Detail to High, as you could easily
run out of texture memory & the game will crash. Try Medium instead.
Set this to True. It will improve
performance on most systems.
Set this to True. It'll
performance/smoothness with Input devices, e.g. mouse. Although, should you
experience any problems with input devices try set this to False.
Set this to False unless you intend
to use a Joystick to play the game, however mouse & keyboard is the best way
to play DS9 - The Fallen. It will improve slightly if you set it to False
as well. Useful if you're on a low spec machine.