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#1 Jul 01 2011 at 12:02 PM Rating: Decent
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From the forums, thought it may help some people at zam :)

Hi all, I've found a few settings that (for me and people in my guild) have dramatically increased FPS and reduced the dips in FPS that make for jerky/jarring gameplay. Overall these simple changes have given a 15 FPS increase in Meridian 30 FPS in Warfronts and 40-50 FPS in uncluttered parts of the world, but most importantly it has reduced the jerks and dips that are most annoying, so the game is much smoother.

The file is in your Rift game directory and is called Rift.cfg. You can open it with notepad and you should make a copy of it before changing anything. In the file, you are looking to change the following variables to these values:

VfxCullDistance = 256
VFXLimit = 75000
LightingComplexity = 10.000000
MainThreadCPU = 0

If VfxCullDistance does not exist for you, you can add that line below VFXLimit. Yes, you will be increasing the settings on your graphics. This works because it keeps effects loaded at longer ranges, so your graphics card doesn't have to undergo the strain of loading/unloading effects at various ranges or because too many are on screen.

MainThreadCPU = 0 will allow Rift to choose which of your processor cores is under the least strain (who knows why the default is Core 3) so this can help a lot if your processor is your bottleneck.

I hope this helps. If anyone has any further configuration changes that can help increase FPS/Performance, please post them here. Together maybe we can get Rift performing as well as it should on mid- to high-end systems.


#2 Jul 01 2011 at 2:51 PM Rating: Decent
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That seems very interesting. It looks like VFXLimit = 75000 takes full advantage of high end graphics card with lots of memory which is why some people are seeing great gains.
#3 Dec 02 2013 at 6:04 PM Rating: Decent
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Hello everybody, this is kinda stupid that Rift uses such complicated codings. i don't have enough money to buy a new pc but i did a research on tips and tricks to improve rift fps and almost every games fps and i found some useful information such as game boosters,setting your OS to use your full RAM instead of keeping some as a backup and some defrags that improve Rift's performance. all the credits goes to this site
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