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  • A small tweaking guide

    This is a small guide that got some general tweaks combined together:

    Some times you need to change some setting in config files these can be found in:
    FPS Performance tweaks:

    Before starting with any tweaking of things make sure of the following:
    • If you participated in the beta make sure all config files are deleted before starting the game for the first time.
    • Make sure you have verified the integrity of the game cache through steam. open steam -> library -> right click redorchestra2 -> properties -> local files -> verify integrity of the game cache.
    • If you have a regular harddisc make sure your harddisc is properly defragmented (personally I recommend perfectdisc defragment both your gaming as windows disc and do an offline defragmentation).
    • Make sure you are running on the latest revision of directx from microsoft and running on the latest videocard drivers.

    If you have Crossfire/dual GPU card:
    Disable Crossfire/Catalyst AI or use RadeonPro
    You can also tell AMD about performance issues with crossfire:

    In case you want to increase your fps its best to start with lowering the things that take up the most fps.

    In the graphical options:
    • Disable the tick options like lightrays blur and bloom
    • Set the shadow settings lower (big performance impact, small visual impact)
    • Set World Detail to Low (reasonable performance impact, but HUGE loss in graphics, in general the top 3 sliders affect graphical influence the most while at relatively low performance costs).
    • Set the lightning settings lower (pretty big performance impact, small visual impact)
    • Disable the steam community (gives up to +20 fps for some people)
    • Play around with the occlusion level for different people different settings yield better results.
    • When running on an AMD/ATI videocard make sure you disable "Hardware PhysX"
    • in ROEngine.ini setting bInitializeShadersOnDemand=True can have good performance boost, although can occasionally give a slight stutter when something is being cached.
    Mouse responsiveness tweaks.

    in ROEngine.ini make sure that:
    • OneFrameThreadLag is disabled (this will lower fps, however it makes your game more responsive as your frames do not lag a whole frame behind. As long as it does not make your fps lower than half your fps It will increase mouse responsiveness. With it enabled 60fps feels like 30fps, and 30fps feels like 15fps )
    • Vsync is disabled

    in ROinput.ini set:
    • bViewAccelerationEnabled=FALSE

    With your videocard settings,
    • Set max frames to render ahead as low as possible (Nvidia)
    • Set flip queue size as low as possible (ATI).
    In your computer bios,
    • Disable HPET (High Precision Event Timer) essentially makes your pc slightly less precise but much faster in CPU bound games. (Google it for more info, its often OFF by default on a lot of motherboards).

    (Both give a big influence in mouse responsiveness, however they often come at a cost for max fps).

    For full control over these settings you might need ATI Tray tools for ATI and Rivatuner for Nvidia
    Change the amount of zoom that you have in Ironsights.

    open ROgame.ini

    scroll down to the section:

    there you will find

    Here 1 means maximum zoom and 0 means no zoom.

    Force a higher fov

    Navigate to C:\Users\<UserName>\Documents\My Games\RedOrchestra2\ROGame\Config

    Open the RoGame.ini file with a text editor
    CTRL+F "PlayerFOV" without quotes

    Set the FOV at desired amount then save the file
    Right Click on RoGame.ini and go to properties
    Set the file as read only with the checkbox

    You now have working FOV, this will revert if you open any settings when you are in game.

    Key config binds

    Note: When you want to manually bind a key make sure it is not bound in the regular binding menu, otherwise whatever function it is bound to will dissapear in the key configuration settings.

    replace the xxx with your desired button.
    Note: mouse buttons are: leftmousebutton, rightmousebutton, middlemousebutton, thumbmousebutton, thumbmousebutton2

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    Last edited by Zetsumei; 09-19-2016, 05:03 PM.

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    win7 64, amd phenom ii x4 955 black ed. @ 3.2ghz, gtx 460 se, 8gb ddr3, logitech g35


    • #3
      There's a bug that motion blur is True in the .ini even though it would be set off in the game options.

      Tweaks to improve performance with only a loss on post processing:


      About the DepthOfField=False, I dont get a decrease in the brightness of the levels at all. Lightning settings: medium/high

      Changing FOV:
      Originally posted by Knil View Post
      To force a higher FOV.

      Navigate to C:\Users\<UserName>\Documents\My Games\RedOrchestra2\ROGame\Config

      Open the RoGame.ini file with a text editor

      CTRL+F "PlayerFOV" without quotes

      Set the FOV at desired amount then save the file

      Right Click on RoGame.ini and go to properties

      Set the file as read only with the checkbox

      You now have working FOV, this will revert if you open any settings when you are in game.

      Also One Frame Thread Lag, Occlusion Level and even Framerate Smoothing give mixed results on different machines, I get best fps with Occlusion High, One frame thread lag Off and Framerate Smoothing Off

      If you have Crossfire/dual GPU card:

      Disable Crossfire/Catalyst AI or use RadeonPro

      You can also tell AMD:


      • #4
        Is it possible to lower the bloom at all? I've seen some UE2 games that would let you adjust the bloom...

        Normally I like Bloom but I think the one in RO2 is a bit too much, it's like Xbox360 overboard.


        • #5
          Gj Zets, thanks.
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          • #6
            Do you know how can i bind the irsonsight like this way:
            i push mouse2 and my iron sight is on then i stop pushing and my ironsight is on.
            Im trying and i cant


            • #7
              Tried setting the bindings in the INI like you have here but those didnt work. I also wanted to bind crouch and the overhead map. I cut and pasted what you have but that didnt work. Thanks.
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              • #8
                Just saw this thread now.... made the changes, and I'll see what happens.



                Things look better, and things seem to move and aim better..... thanks.
                Last edited by Cpt-Praxius; 09-17-2011, 07:16 AM.


                • #9
                  No matter which settings I choose for Occlusion Quality, it goes back to normal even if the cursor is to the right.


                  • #10
                    Do you know how can i use the irsonsight without toogle?


                    • #11
                      the link to the Steam forum regarding Crossfire/RadeonPro doesnt work.

                      Here is the right one:

                      Thanks for putting all the helpful stuff in one thread.


                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Zetsumei
                        Bind hold down to get ads:
                        setbind xxx "Ironsights | onrelease Ironsights"

                        the above button can break up at times, so make sure you have another key bound to regular ironsights that you can press to fix it when it goes wrong:
                        setbind xxx Ironsights
                        Originally posted by fuchu View Post
                        Do you know how can i use the irsonsight without toogle?
                        Ironsights | Button bIronsights | OnRelease Ironsights
                        Works for me, no hitches. Unfortunately my fingers can't hold down five keys at once and then tap others, so I keep it to default


                        • #13
                          Okay there are two lines that seem to affect the ironsights under RoGame.RoPlayerInput
                          Ironsights and Rightmouse button
                          Please post your entire working lines on which ever one you changed. Thanks.
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                          • #14
                            Well... thanks i guess :P if i understood any of it.. This is the first game i have bought where i have to learn all this stuff in order to play.. you really have to be a computer genius to play RO2. Well...


                            • #15
                              I have two ini files. one is in the RedOrchestra2 folder in MyGames, the other is in the UnrealEngine3 folder in MyGames. Which one should I change for tweaking? What does the other one do?