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Operation Flashpoint tweak guide

Now select the Textures tab.

Cockpits. This setting controls the resolution of textures used for vehicle interiors, options available being 64 x 64, 128 x 128 & 256 x 256. The Higher this value the sharper textures for vehicle interiors will appear, although performance can be lowered (Especially on low memory Graphics cards). The Lower this value the more blurred textures for vehicle interiors will appear in the game. If you have less than 16MB Video memory you should consider set this to 128 x 128 or lower, although this can depend on how often you actually intend to use interior views of vehicles.

Objects. This setting controls the resolution of textures used for other models. options available being 64 x 64, 128 x 128 & 256 x 256. The Higher this value the sharper textures for these models will appear, although performance can be lowered (Especially on low memory Graphics cards). The Lower this value the more blurred textures for vehicle interiors will appear in the game. If you have less than 16MB Video memory you should consider set this to 128 x 128 or lower, although this can depend on how often you actually intend to use interior views of vehicles.

Landscape. This setting controls the resolution of textures used for the Game environment, options available being 64 x 64 & 128 x 128. The Higher this value the sharper textures for the environment will appear, although performance can be lowered (Especially on low memory Graphics cards). The Lower this value the more blurred textures for the environment will appear. Given that the Game is primarily played in the open I’d recommend setting this to 128 x 128 at all times unless you have a Graphics Card with a very low amount of Video memory available.

Special Effects. This setting controls the resolution of textures used for vehicle interiors, options available being 32 x 32, 64 x 64 & 128 x 128. The Higher this value the sharper textures for vehicle interiors will appear, although performance can be lowered (Especially on low memory Graphics cards). The Lower this value the more blurred textures for vehicle interiors will appear in the game. If you have less than 16MB Video memory you should consider set this to 128 x 128 or lower, although this can depend on how often you actually intend to use interior views of vehicles.

Auto drop-down. This option seems to determine whether or not the Game can dynamically reduce the detail of textures during the Game, although I’ve not noticed it doing anything when I play the Game. Those on lower performing systems may wish to try setting this to 4x or 2x to try improve performance.

The screenshots beneath illustrate the visual effects of using lower resolution textures for Objects & Landscape compared to using high resolution textures for Objects & Landscape. Click on the images for the original full screen versions.

Low resolution textures

High resolution textures

As you can clearly see, the low resolution textures offer a less detailed, more blurred image in the Game. If at all possible you should try to use the highest resolution textures available for greatly improved image quality.

Now select the Details tab.

Max. objects. This slider determines the maximum amount of objects that may be rendered at any time. Similar to the Geometry performance setting you should slide this to the far right if you have a fast CPU or an onboard T&L featuring Graphics card. Those on slower systems should reduce this to around 100 or so, depending on current frame rates.

Shadows/Objects LOD. This sliders control the level of detail used in shadows & on objects. Seemingly 1.000 provides the lowest level of detail, whereas 0.005 provides the greatest. The screenshots beneath show the difference in image quality between setting both of these options to 1.000 & 0.005 respectively. In particular pay attention to the buildings.

1.000

0.005

 



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