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  1. Foliage blurry and flickering

    Hey guys. From the first time I installed the game, I'm having issues with the graphics. First of all, I have 2x GTX 770 4GB but for Squad I'm using Single GPU Profile (SLI seems to be causing problems). However, regardless of what graphic settings I use, the foliage (trees, flowers etc) seems very "textury" and ugly. Even if I set foliage to Epic along with 1.5 supersampling, the improvement is so minor that I can't even notice any difference at all. Is that normal? I have attached 2 in-game screenshots along with my settings. Thanks in advance.
  2. Descriptions

    People do not understand all the fine details of the graphics settings give a little more description and people will be able to tweak there own settings, look at the forums people are confused as shit.
  3. Looked through my settings today and noticed that while my GPU usage was only 80% and CPU usage was at 35% my VRAM was maxed out. I have a 970 and know that using the full 4GB VRAM causes issues, so I wanted to get it under 3.5 GB. I had my 'optimized' settings with some high, some medium, some low, and most 'off', and when I turned it down to even the lowest settings on "Custom" my VRAM stayed pegged at 4GB and frames hovered at 40-50 even though it looked relatively awful. It was only when I used the "Low" preset that my VRAM more than halved down to 1.7 GB and my frames shot up to a steady 80-90 with a full 78 man server on Gorodok. Even though it looked the same (I wait until it re-renders on each change but effectively they are both the same settings) the frames nearly doubled. After testing out Medium and High I found that I can run the Epic preset with my little 970 and still hold roughly the same frames as my custom settings and the game looks FAR better. "High" looks alright but I kind of questioned when people called this game beautiful until I played Gorodok on Epic. It really does look amazing. There is a catch - if you want to run Low/Med/High/Epic preset you must run them as is. Changing any settings reverts it back to custom and can increase VRAM, which in my case causes issues. Despite dipping into the 30s and 40s occasionally, which still occurred on my lower custom settings, the game not only looked much better, but felt better and my shots landed more often (likely due to clarity of target). It may have been a placebo effect or simply due to no longer being at 4GB VRAM but I'll take it either way. Setup CPU : 4790k 4.00 GHz clock GPU : EVGA 970 SSC RAM : 16 GB Res: 2560x1080 Custom (All low/off or medium/high) : 35-50 frames on large maps, 45-60 on smaller maps Low : 80-90 on large maps (Gorodok only tested so far) Medium : 60-75 Gorodok High: 50-65 Gorodok, 65-75 Sumari Epic: 35-55 Gorodok, 60-70 Sumari Cliffs: If you are running "Custom" settings, monitor your VRAM and watch how it changes with the graphics presets. If you can live with things like motion blur, you will likely have a much better looking game at similar FPS. Alternatively you could gain some frames at a similar quality with medium or high presets. 970 owners use the presets only. This may be old news but I have about 300 hours in the game and haven't seen anything about it in any optimization topics. The benefits may be isolated but I still feel like it's useful to bring up. I would also like to poll those with GPUs that have more than 4GB VRAM to see where the ceiling is on "Custom" with all Epic and everything turned on and see how they change with presets. Some people have tested this and noticed no difference - but I can finally hold 60-70 frames on the smaller maps at the highest settings with just a 970. It may seem pretty simple.. "why didn't you just try it to begin with you derp" but I believe the default is High.. then I turned off preferences like Blur and Bloom, and it snowballed from there. I wanted to hold 60 before I realized it wasn't really possible on all maps.. and assumed I wouldn't be turning settings up to get the best experience before I found out about this custom settings issue.
  4. I play 1920 x 1080 and i maxed out my anti-aliazing and stuff in the distance still looks awful i have to sit 4 cm away from my screen to spot people. this has resulted in eye issues now i have worse vision.
  5. Hey i was wondering what graphic settings people were using. Reason i ask is my settings recently wiped and i never saved them after tweaking them, so i had to do it again which got me thinking. Pictures welcomed
  6. NEW UPDATED HIGH GRAPHICS TWEAKS FOR SQUAD Note that this is a work in progress, i'm just testing some commands that helps the game look more better. Doing these tweaks will make textures crisper, shadows, effects, etc. better. Please give me feedback if it works. Thank you Open DefaultEngine.ini Press WinKey+Run and type : %SystemDrive%/Program Files (x86)/Steam/steamapps/common/Squad/Squad/Config/DefaultGame.ini Or go to \Steam\steamapps\common\Squad\Squad\Config and click DefaultEngine.ini and open it with notepad. Copy and Paste under [systemSettings] r.SkeletalMeshLODBias=0 r.ViewDistanceScale=0.4 r.ShadowQuality=3 r.LightFunctionQuality=1 r.Shadow.CSM.MaxCascades=2 r.Shadow.MaxResolution=1024 r.AmbientOcclusionMipLevelFactor=0 r.AmbientOcclusionMaxQuality=0 r.AmbientOcclusionLevels=2 r.AmbientOcclusionRadiusScale=1.5 r.DepthOfFieldQuality=2 r.RenderTargetPoolMin=400 r.LensFlareQuality=2 r.SceneColorFringeQuality=1 r.BloomQuality=5 r.FastBlurThreshold=7 r.Tonemapper.GrainQuantization=1 r.LightShaftQuality=1 r.Filter.SizeScale=1 r.Tonemapper.Quality=5 r.Streaming.MipBias=0 r.Streaming.PoolSize=1000 r.MaxAnisotropy=16 r.RefractionQuality=2 r.SSR.Quality=3 r.SceneColorFormat=4 r.EmitterSpawnRateScale=1 r.DefaultFeature.AutoExposure=0 r.ParticleMinTimeBetweenTicks=8 r.ParticleLightQuality=2 r.SceneColorFringe.Max=0.2 r.SSR.Quality=3 r.TranslucencyLightingVolumeDim=64 r.RefractionQuality=2 r.SSR=1 r.SceneColorFormat=4 r.DetailMode=2 Then find r.TextureStreaming and change it from true, to false. In notepad, press Ctrl+F and paste r.TextureStreaming and press find. Once you find it, change r.TextureStreaming=True to r.TextureStreaming=False Try these out and give me feedback. Also add me on steam : Viper or drk_viper
  7. Is there a server command to kick afk/unassigned player. Player a game today 10 afk/unassigned on our side so 30 vs 40 which spikes the balance. Also could we get team balance of unassigned. Or ar these settings planned
  8. Resolution scaling

    Hi there, I've not played in a while and just had my first games today. I have a new install so I am getting my settings sorted. I noticed I can no longer see GPU scaling - has this been removed?
  9. Few settings options

    Hi , i recently bought squad , and when i want to tweak settings a bit i only get very few options not like what i read here, there is no shadow quality nor there is texture vram or quality , just shadow , foliage, effects, view distance ( low med high epic ) nothing more why is that ?
  10. Hi, as I said in the tittle I'm looking for a custom setting of the engine so I can reach a photorealistic quality of the game, I'm trying to record a few videos for my squad and in general for the Spanish community. Right now I have these comms in DefaultEngine.cfg, below SystemSettings: As I said, these settings are not meant to be playable, only to maintain 30 fps at my PC while I record. Main objectives are Particles, LOD and Shadows. I'm sorry for my horrible english, because I'm not a regular english speaker, and thank you all.
  11. i need help

    I need help guys, i just bought the game and i want to set optimal settings, i have evrything on ultra and the game looks ugly as ****. Can YOU post your setting here? i want to set it up.
  12. Once I got the 7.7 update, Squad launched in Borderless mode. Once I set it back to fullscreen (cause otherwise g-sync doesn't work) my entire (Windows 10) computer freezes completely except for music still playing. I can't alt-tab or ctrl-alt-delete or anything. Only thing I can do is hard-reset. Issue probably came with this update but can't be 100% sure. Please fix fast! I need fullscreen and g-sync working!
  13. Hi! I've had this problem for a while where i couldn't change (Or even Enable) the Motion Blur settings in Game. But now i have figured out a way to enable it! just follow these steps and i hope this will help you out who wan'ts Motion Blur Enabled! Step 1: Go to the search bar on windows, type in %AppData% then press AppData on the top. Step 2: Go to "Local" and then find the folder called "Squad", Then go to "Saved" after that go to "Config" and then "WindowsNoEditor". Step 3: Right click on the "GameUserSettings" and open with NotePad (If you don't have NotePad just search for it on Google and download it, It's Free). Step 4: Press Control + F and then Type in MotionBlur, Then change the value from 0 to 1 and then Save! Thats all, i hope it helps you out with the Settings. If you have any questions, just type them in the Comments below, Thanks! Wayzzted out.
  14. Hi guys, I've received a lot of performance-related questions from my Counter Strike buddies who mostly use mid-level rigs and play CS just fine. I know a lot has been said about this topic, but since a picture is worth a thousand words, let's try it this way... System: CPU: Intel Core i5-2500 @ 3.3Ghz (4 cores) RAM: 16 GB Graphic card: Gigabyte GeForce GTX 960 OC, 4GB - Display settings in NVidia Control Panel set to: "Best quality" - GPU overclocked to +26Mhz (to 1216/1279 Mhz) using Gigabyte OC Guru II HDD (Squad installation location): External Seagate 3TB, USB3 OS: Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit, Service pack 1 DirectX version: 11 Squad Performance: 90-100 FPS on the Firing range and 40-60 FPS on a full server (70 players) Graphics settings: (last row is missing, it didn't fit the screen: Effects details is also set to Epic) How it looks: Other stuff / interesting notes: - Moving the game (using SteamMover) from SATA HDD (500GB) to External USB3 drive makes the game load 3x-5x faster --- Wanna share yours?
  15. I have a GTX 970 4GB graphics card and I run Squad at max settings. I've noticed however that in some recent update, the Motion Blur and Bloom settings simply don't work anymore, no matter what configuration I have them set on! Everything else works, and they change as I want them, but these two very important settings are completely dysfunctional. Please help me fix this, as motion blur is definitely a fundamental of a true next-gen game. Thank you!
  16. Graphics Settings Issue

    So the problem is that I can't change any graphical settings of the game. I switch between different options I press "apply" button but nothing works. Tried to restart the game, steam and my pc. Is there any other way to change configurations of the game especially I need graphics settings cuz now it's high and I get only around 30 fps. Thanks in advance.
  17. Here are some of my settings to make Squad pop a little. If you're struggling with fps, dont use this. This is for the people who want Higher Quality. Go to C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\Squad\Squad\Config Open Default Engine Copy and paste this under [System Settings] r.LightFunctionQuality=3 (Not sure this is working yet, maybe use 2 i'll look into it)r.ShadowQuality=5r.Shadow.CSM.MaxCascades=4r.Shadow.MaxResolution= 4096 (higher is possible)r.Shadow.RadiusThreshold=0.01r.Shadow.DistanceScale=1r.Shadow.CSM.TransitionScale=2r.DistanceFieldShadowing=1r.DistanceFieldAO=1r.AllowLandscapeShadows=1r.SSR.Quality=3r.SSR.MaxRoughness=1r.MaxAnisotropy=16r.Streaming.Boost=4r.DepthOfFieldQuality=2 r.RenderTargetPoolMin=400 Then go to [/Script/Engine.RendererSettings] and find r.TextureStreaming and change it to False So change it to r.TextureStreaming=False Go try it out, and give me feedback weather it made some differences. Note that im still experimenting with these settings Add me on steam: Gamer tag is: Viper or my username : DRK_Viper Cheers, Viper out
  18. Disable Shadows

    in the new alpha 6 the took out the option to disable shadows will they be adding that back in ? because i can't play the game with shadows on it butchers my fps and its just not fun to shoot at things you can hardley make out
  19. Hey guys, if you are interested in Squad gameplays and tactics focused on individual- and team performance, feel free to check out my Youtube channel. No theories. No basics. No bullshit. I will just show how to play and set up the game in it's most effective way: https://www.youtube.com/channel/ENDGAME4K I'm currently working on 4K videos regarding: effective settings guideline (which will be re-done with every sq. version update) advanced tactics to improve your individual gameplay advanced tactics to improve your teams gameplay as squad leader I will also constantly upload POV's of full public and competitive rounds. Best, ENDGAME
  20. When you scroll MMB to look at your inventory, then pause because rounds went off nearby or whatever, and hey-ho, suddenly you've automatically selected the item of equipment you were loitering over. I'm sure this isn't universal, but the loiter auto select thing annoys the hell out of me, and I'd like an option to disable it in the game settings.
  21. Is my i5 4460 a culprit?

    Hi, I am running Squad using i5 4460 with a gtx 970, on high settings I am getting around 30-40fps. Is this an issue with my cpu? Lowering the graphics did not help either. What did help was the optimizing thread but I shouldn't have to lower my graphics that low with a gtx 970. Could this cpu be an issue?
  22. Where's the cfg to control the amount of channels used for audio? Cheers
  23. I just bought Squad, and I have tried to change my control settings but the game is setting my Zoom/ADS to toggle instead of hold which is the opposite of what I am used to. Can I get any help with this? Thanks!
  24. FOV-Settings

    Which field of view settings do you think are the best?
  25. When I first install a new version of Squad I have the option of gaming at 3840x2160 resolution in the settings. If I select anything lower than that the settings higher disappear. Example: I click 2160x1440 resolution setting, then apply. When I go back into settings 2160x1440 is now the highest available option. The higher resolutions disappear. Before v3 I didn't run the game through Steam and would adjust the .ini usersettings file for 4k. Is that still the only option? Maybe this should move to suggestions but I would consider this important enough to fix prior to EA.
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