Interesting INI tweaks

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Interesting INI tweaks

Postby =69.GIAP=MYATA » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:08 am

I start this topic to collect possible ini key changes that may or may not improve the visual quality of BoS.
If you find additional tweaks please add them in another post. Do not discuss changes in here please. Start seperate topics to do so to keep things organized.
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Re: Interesting INI tweaks

Postby =69.GIAP=MYATA » Mon Nov 03, 2014 9:12 am

Step one:
Navigate to your BOS graphics folder. Default should be:
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C:\Program Files\IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad\data\graphics\


Steam version should be:
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C:\Program Files\Steam\SteamApps\common\IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad\data\graphics\


Find and open the file called "terrain.ini" with notepad. It should only contain a few lines of text like below:
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PixelSize=50 //meters


LodCount=5


texlod=4096,8
texlod=2048,8
texlod=2048,8
texlod=2048,8
texlod=1024,16


The last line "texlod=1024,16" is whats causing the blurring, change it to:
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texlod=2048,8


And your are set! Just start the game as usual. If you are running at a higher resolution like 1440p or maybe even 4K you could just change all lines to texlod=4096,8 and get the full resolution like on the pic above but that might cause annoying texture shimmering at low altitude unless you are playing at a very low FOV/Zoom.

I would recommend starting by changing the last line into texlod=2048,8 and if you don't see shimmer when at low altitude you can start changing one line at a time to texlod=4096,8 starting from the top and trying it out in game.

Test what works for you and post what lines was the best for your resolution. I play on 1440p and all lines on texlod=4096,8.

Also The FPS loss wasn't even measurable for me! But if your GPU already your bottleneck you might loose a few frames though.


Original post:
http://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/125 ... ntry194292
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Re: Interesting INI tweaks

Postby =69.GIAP=MYATA » Mon Nov 03, 2014 2:48 pm

Sound tweaking:

Not actually an ini chhange but somehow fits in this category as well.

Launch the game (needs to be running!);
  1. ALT-TAB out;
  2. Go into your windows speaker settings (on Windows 7 should be a speaker icon in your tray);
  3. Click on mixer;
  4. Adjust your volume specific to "IL2 " to around the 30% level;
  5. Exit the mixer.
  6. Return to the game and adjust the volume on your sound device to a preferred level.

NOTE: As with all tweaks, this tweak may require tweaking- be prepared to experiment.

Original post:
http://forum.il2sturmovik.com/topic/124 ... ntry193629
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