Want Faster Graphics? Jack Up Your Settings.October 16, 2008
It seems to go against the grain of common sense, but I’ve heard this enough to actually try it out, and so far, it’s worked. If you want a faster frames-per-second in Warhammer Online, jacking up your settings might well be the way to go.
As a guy who invested a lot of money in a new graphics card, I’ve struggled with the unsteady graphical performance of WAR. Hitching and terrrrrible lag, particularly in keep fights, have kept me away from enjoying WAR in high fidelity as it deserves to be. Some of the hitching was fixed with a previous patch, installing new NVidia drivers helped somewhat, but I still was running around the game with no AA or AF to speak of, and it still lagged on me when I needed the FPS the most.
So I followed the directions of the links below — this is somewhat common knowledge, so I’m not passing it off as my own — and was testing it out today. So far, pretty good. The game LOOKS incredibly better, that’s for sure, although I can’t seem to toggle off lightmaps and specular lighting in game as I need to, according to the guide. And I’m still not sure whether I should be going with AAx16Q or just AAx16, so I’ll fiddle with it. But oddly enough, my FPS have not taken a hit from the higher graphics settings, and even seem to be increasing them in scenarios.
I pass this along to you, in hopes that it might help a bit (although I suspect there’s still a lot of work on Mythic’s end that needs to happen to make the game run way smoother):