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Old 03-26-06, 02:00 PM   #229
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Hmm I am still seeing serious reflection issues to the far left shore facing off the dock.

Can you take a look, and post a screenshot of it right from there.

Let us know if you get the alpha to work.
Iīm not sure what spot you mean, but I walked (CCwise) around the whole island and noticed a few spots that have issues with the settings I posted in my preview post.

There are at least 2 spots which have major flickering water/missing texture issues, and a few spots that have the distant reflection issues.

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Old 03-26-06, 03:42 PM   #230
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I have found a temporary reflection solution I'm happy with so far.

[General]
uGridDistantTreeRange=17
uGridDistantCount=35
uGridsToLoad=9

[Water]
bUseWaterDepth=0
uNumDepthGrids=6

This gives me pretty solid water with accurate reflections but no Alpha when above the water. I'm keeping this one till sombody finds a better solution!
Yes your settings donīt produce any visual issues at all. I walked around the whole Imperial City and all reflections are working correctly. I assume "bUseWaterDepth=0" fixed it?
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Old 03-26-06, 03:54 PM   #231
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Yes your settings donīt produce any visual issues at all. I walked around the whole Imperial City and all reflections are working correctly. I assume "bUseWaterDepth=0" fixed it?
You need to increase the number of depthgrids too, otherwise you don't get the proper reflections, but basically it seems that the water alpha is what is causing all the issues.
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Old 03-26-06, 04:12 PM   #232
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You need to increase the number of depthgrids too, otherwise you don't get the proper reflections, but basically it seems that the water alpha is what is causing all the issues.
Yes that is correct, I went testing after I wrote my previous post. uNumDepthGrids=4 is not enough, the "holes" in the "lowres" reflections are presents with that setting, but if you walk towards it, and the highres grid loads, they disappear.

uNumDepthGrids=6 -fixes holes in reflections
bUseWaterDepth=0 -fixes flickering or missing water textures.

Great find smallSHEEP!
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Old 03-26-06, 04:13 PM   #233
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Is the uNumDepthGrids line supposed to be in the ini file by default? I ask because I don't have that line in mine. Here's a copy:

[Water]
fAlpha=0.5000
uSurfaceTextureSize=128
SSurfaceTexture=water
SNearWaterOutdoorID=NearWaterOutdoorLoop
SNearWaterIndoorID=NearWaterIndoorLoop
fNearWaterOutdoorTolerance=1024.0000
fNearWaterIndoorTolerance=512.0000
fNearWaterUnderwaterVolume=0.9000
fNearWaterUnderwaterFreq=0.3000
uNearWaterPoints=8
uNearWaterRadius=1000
uSurfaceFrameCount=32
uSurfaceFPS=12
bUseWaterReflectionsMisc=0
bUseWaterReflectionsStatics=0
bUseWaterReflectionsTrees=0
bUseWaterReflectionsActors=0
bUseWaterReflections=1
bUseWaterHiRes=0
bUseWaterDisplacements=1
bUseWaterShader=1
uDepthRange=125
bUseWaterDepth=1
bUseWaterLOD=1
fTileTextureDivisor=4.7500
fSurfaceTileSize=2048.0000
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Old 03-26-06, 04:14 PM   #234
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Even with the above settings you get some wierd reflection issues. Just check across the water from the Sewer.
Just walk over to the left and look across the water.

I still have not found any settings that totally work.
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Old 03-26-06, 04:22 PM   #235
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AgentKay could you please upload your .ini txt somewhere?Or quote it here? I have a rig which is similiar to yours, especially the graphics card, but just can't seem to tweak the files to get a good FPS. I would really appreciate it if you could do that, thanks in advance.
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Old 03-26-06, 04:23 PM   #236
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Nice tweaking guide:
http://ideveloper.pandora-studios.co...tingsGuide.txt
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Old 03-26-06, 04:30 PM   #237
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Even with the above settings you get some wierd reflection issues. Just check across the water from the Sewer.
Just walk over to the left and look across the water.

I still have not found any settings that totally work.
Can you show me the exact spot where you get a weird reflection. I went from the sewers over to the left and made these screenies. They look all perfect to me, except of course that they donīt have any Alpha water.

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Old 03-26-06, 04:41 PM   #238
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Good find guys. I'm not seeing any graphical corruption with these settings.
I'm completely baffled why alpha water is gone though. Nothing seems to bring it back except the default settings.

Another challenge is to fix the horrible popping that occurs on trees, larger rocks etc. Not sure why rocks and items don't fade in but literally pop then are added immediately thereafter on the reflections for a double pop. Good times.

This really is reminding me of the Ultima IX debacle. I spent all my time troubleshooting it instead of playing it.
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With uGridsToLoad=7 I get some of that odd blue low rez textures. At uGridsToLoad=9 I don't but what I do get on both is a kind of flickering shimmering near the shoreline in the water that is not there at the default settings.
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Old 03-26-06, 04:43 PM   #240
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AgentKay could you please upload your .ini txt somewhere?Or quote it here? I have a rig which is similiar to yours, especially the graphics card, but just can't seem to tweak the files to get a good FPS. I would really appreciate it if you could do that, thanks in advance.
Not a problem, but I have a few iniīs here, you just need to rename them. The pictures that I posted on the last 2 pages here are using the crazy settings, and they make my PC cry for 2GB and a faster graphics card. Iīm running at 1280x720, 8AF, HDR, drivers set to High Performance, all driver ops enabled.

V1 of the tweaked4fps iniīs has the fastest fps, from that on I tried to add a few visual settings without reducing the fps too much. Try all 3 out for yourself and pick the one that fits your taste for IQ and fps best.
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