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Sea Dogs Tweak Guide
Last Updated on January 04, 2000 by Thomas McGuire

 

Configuration Utility

With the latest patch Sea Dogs now contains a configuration utility which you can use to change certain settings before loading the game.

Click on Start, Programs, Bethesda Softworks, SeaDogs (Change the Start menu folder as appropriate of course) & select the SeaDogs Config icon.

Device. This selects the Display adapter used for rendering Sea Dogs. Generally you cannot change this setting so leave this alone.

Resolution. Selecting a lower setting will improve performance & maintain a stable, higher frame rate. Although, higher resolutions will look better, they generally run slower.

Fullscreen mode. Tick this setting to enable Sea Dogs to run in full screen mode. Seeing as youll be running the game with a 3D graphics card youll definitely want to leave this enabled.

Antialiasing. Tick this setting to enable the use of FSAA (Full scene Anti-Aliasing) on supported graphics cards, such as the Voodoo 5 or Geforce. This can significantly improve graphics quality by eliminating image artifacts such as jagged edges. This page contains screenshots with FSAA On & Off.

Low texture resolution. Ticking this setting enables the use of lower resolution textures in Sea Dogs. You should only do this if you have a slow system or a video card with 16MB of memory or less. Untick this setting will enable the use of high resolution textures in Sea Dogs, this will provide optimal image quality.

Clear frame. Ticking this will clear the screen before each frame is displayed. This will have an adverse effect on performance so just leave it Unticked for best performance.

Sleep time. Id recommend leaving the setting at the default value of 2.

Enable music. Untick this to setting to disable the in-game music from playing. This will improve performance. Leave this setting Ticked to enable the in-game music being played. Id recommend leaving this setting Unticked.

Music Volume. Use the slider bar here to set the volume level for music in the game. The further to the right, the louder & vice versa.

Enable sound. Untick this to setting to disable the in-game audio from playing. This will improve performance significantly, but obviously the game will be muted. Leave this setting Ticked to enable the in-game audio being played. You should have no real reason to Untick this setting.

Sound Volume. Use the slider bar here to set the volume level for sound effects in the game. The further to the right, the louder & vice versa.

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