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#1 Choseal

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 03:10 AM

First off: I know this is not an issue, butmany players seem to report not being able to change these settings as technical issue's. This way the might see the topic before posting yet another topic about the subject.

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Look at this topic to see what anti-aliasing could do for your gaming experience:
- http://forum.cherryc...it-does-with-dn

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Advanced options:
- NVIDIA users: See post #1
- ATI users: See post #2

Extra Options:
- See post #13 (Pending usefullness-check)

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During the Closed Beta of Dragon Nest, the game had severely limited options to modify the quality of the game. One of the ways to get around this is by forcing, for example, anti-aliasing through your video card settings.


This guide will show you where and how to force those settings for Dragon Nest.

Step #1. Right-click on your desktop.

Step #2. Click on 'NVIDIA Control Panel'.
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Step #3. On the screen that pops up, click in 'Manage 3D settings' under the '3D Settings' -tab.
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Step #4. On the screen on the right, you will see a list of settings. Now you do not want to change these. Instead, click on the tab 'Program-settings', next to the tab called 'Common Settings'.
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Step #5. Right beneath the 'Program-settings', click on the 'Add' button. This will allow you to select the .exe file of Dragon Nest.
Note: Select the game, not the launcher. That means the executable's name should be 'DragonNest.exe' and NOT 'DNLauncher.exe'.
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Step #6. Once again, as you probably noticed a list of options will appear in the list at the bottom. Most of the options will say 'Application -controlled' next to it. Here is where the magic happens. Just click on the currently selected options and change them to whatever suits you and your computer. I cant really help you with that, but this is what I selected if you need a reference:
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Tip: No result? -try different settings. Higher settings don't necessarily mean the result will be better.

As Baconbriefs said, it should also be possible to do the same thing for ATI/AMD, but I'll leave that to someone else to explain. Maybe someone will be kind enough to make a guide for that as well.

I realise this is a pretty simple guide, but I still hope it helps some people. Enjoy.

Disclaimer: I will be offering help to people that have any questions. Furthermore, keep in mind that even though there should be no real danger in changing any of the settings, it may cause your system or the game to become unstable. Use at own risk. (But once again, I've never had any problems with changing any setting for any game.)



#2 Pancrisp

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 08:28 PM

[color=#ff0000;]For users with ATI video/graphic cards[/color]

Step #1 : Right click anywhere on your desktop.

Step #2 : Click on 'Catalyst Control Center'

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Step #3 : When the window pops out (it takes quite a while to pop up, so you might have to wait a while), click on the 'Graphics' tab on the top left corner and select '3D'

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Step #4 : Select 'All' from the menu bar on top and you should see something like this

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Remember to disable 'Use application settings' and move the slider to your preferred level.

Click 'Apply' and then press 'OK' after you're done.

[color=#ff0000;]Alternative[/color]

You can also manually adjust the many graphical options available in the Catalyst Control Center, like this for example.

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Like before, disable the 'Use application settings' and move the slider according to your preferred level.

For a better inspection, you can also click the 'x' icon on the top right corner and it'll look like this

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[color=#ff0000;]Maximizing GPU usage by toggling power supply[/color]

Step #1 : Click on the 'Graphics' tab and select 'PowerPlay'

Step #2 : Enable 'PowerPlay' and select 'Maximize Performance' for Plugged In (you might want to keep Battery at 'Maximize Battery Life' though, but you can toggle it at the cost of your battery draining REAL FAST)

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[color=#ff0000;]Note :  [/color]I don't play with the battery attached to my laptop as I always have it on for long periods of time. So I could maximize all the power supply settings without reducing my battery life. I would recommend people who maximize their power supplies to remove their battery because its bad to have it stll charging when its fully charged. Otherwise, you won't last more than an hour and a half on battery if you're playing games.

To further maximize performance, I would advise people toggling their Power Plan to 'High Performance' to get the best out of your GPU. (only if possible)

[color=#ff0000;]Adjusting your in-game screen resolution[/color]

Open your Dragon Nest launcher.

Then click on 'Options' below the 'Start' button and this will appear.

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You can also toggle your Graphics Quality here.



#3 SoulSin

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 09:56 PM

Requesting Sticky for this topic!



#4 Pancrisp

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 10:20 PM

The mods might wanna change the thread name to Advanced Graphical Settings (NVIDIA and ATI)



#5 Choseal

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Posted 25 July 2011 - 11:26 PM

Changed the title and slightly changed my step-styling to match post #2.

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 12:05 AM

i dont have nvidia or ati...i wanna use nvidia...but it cant find compatitive driver...so do you have any other way instead of using those 2 graphic drivers that can improvae performance of DN?...seriously..my comp lags like hell when playing dn...my laptop has nvidia so no worriesPosted Image



#7 SenaQ

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 12:26 AM

Very very useful information... MODS Please sticky this topic :))



#8 FlamingTaco

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 12:35 AM

damn...for a sec i thought someone replied my messgae...i guess its just you:I...i think i will try out 3D analyzer...its a program that doesnt let HQ 3D games require any graphic card and doesnt make graphical lag :D



#9 Choseal

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 12:54 AM

Eng Wei Sheng, try this program to download the latest drivers automaticly. It's one of the few good (free) driver download programs:
- http://www.devicedoc...or-download.php

*Download at own risk, ofcourse.

And thank you Sen26.



#10 Shiba

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 01:30 AM

Is TS one of God's descendant? A TRULY AMAZING GUIDE. I WANT MOAR GUIDES ON ANYTHING ON THIS FORUM THAT CAN BE USEFUL FOR GAMING NEEDS. WE DO NOT NEED QQES AND TROLLS IN THE FORUM. KKTHXBAY



#11 Choseal

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 02:40 AM

Just wondering, who/what's TS? -usually it stands for TeamSpeak?

If you want more guides, just name a subject and I'll see what I can do.



#12 Sadist

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 03:40 AM

i need a guide on how to run on a very minimum setting and how to tweak our gc to boost its performance.. any modding guide is more than welcome..

need to know if it is possible to make mod to reduce/remove all those flashy skill effect and light on the loots so that we can really run it on a very low end spec..

btw i think TS stand for ThreadStarter



#13 Choseal

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 03:46 AM

Warning: Most if not all of these settings can be changed in-game. Because I had no way of checking which of these options are editable, this guide might be useless, in which case it will be deleted. If it's not useless, I will update it one Open Beta starts.

Alright, this is my second guide on how to edit some of the not-so-hidden options Dragon Nest has to offer.

Step #1:
- Open the following file: 'C:UsersUsernameDocumentsDragonNestConfigConfig.ini' using Notepad or another text editor.

Step #2:
- Advanced user will know what to do here, in case you don't. Each line of the text file is an options affecting a certain aspect of the game. For example:
Line: 'MouseSensitivity 0.200000'
Function: Changing this value will increase or decrease the mouse sensitivity in-game.

Some things you might want to change:
' GraphicQuality 0
'
- I noticed that this option, which is probably connected to the quality of the game does not change when setting the game to High Quality. This could be the reason users think the game looks ugly even at high quality.


'  HideSkillEffect 0'
- This option will probably hide any skill's visual effect when set to 1.
 

Note: You will need common sense when changing the values of the options. For example, the following change might cause problems:
'MouseSensitivity 0.200000'
To:
'MouseSensitivity 18943250.0'.
A sensible change would be:
'MouseSensitivity 1.000000'



#14 texhnolyze

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 03:47 AM

Sadist, on 2011-07-26 03:40:27, said:

i need a guide on how to run on a very minimum setting and how to tweak our gc to boost its performance.. any modding guide is more than welcome..

need to know if it is possible to make mod to reduce/remove all those flashy skill effect and light on the loots so that we can really run it on a very low end spec..

btw i think TS stand for ThreadStarter

there are grass and water removal mod Posted Image

try this

i haven't found any skill effects removal mod though..

 

edit : @OP oops sorry, i didn't do it on purpose Posted Image



#15 Choseal

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 04:01 AM

Sorry for what? -I don't think you posted here before.

Nice find by the way, looks good.

*Still editing my previous post*

Edit: And thank you Sirius, haha.



#16 Choseal

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 05:41 AM

See post #13, hopefully it's not useless.

And terribly sorry for the double-posting.



#17 texhnolyze

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 09:32 AM

Choseal, on 2011-07-26 04:01:50, said:

Sorry for what? -I don't think you posted here before.

Nice find by the way, looks good.

*Still editing my previous post*

Edit: And thank you Sirius, haha.

wow, nice tweak! Posted Image

may i share them to my forum?

haha nevermined, i though you wanted to post your tweak right after your post Posted Image



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Posted 26 July 2011 - 10:39 AM

I'll add some extra tips on how to enhance in-game performance for ATI users when I come back from school.As for the users with Intel graphic cards, I'll go see what I can do on my mom's laptop :)

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Posted 26 July 2011 - 10:41 AM

those mods are amazing...but what i need is to stop graphical lag from skills.Posted Image



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Posted 26 July 2011 - 11:04 AM

From 2011-07-26 10:41:21:

those mods are amazing...but what i need is to stop graphical lag from skills.Posted Image

What's your video card brand :What's your laptop's brand :I'll see what I can do with this.Can't do a detailed report as I'm in school and won't be back until 7pm.Can't enter a new paragraph on phone, sorry :S