Shared by DellBoy on April 5, 2016

My first guide, I’m not really sure if it will help anyone or not, but all of this stuff really helped me when I was first trying to get DayZ to run on my less than perfect PC!

I thought I would share it with the community to try and give a little something back, hopefully it might actually be able to benefit someone else!

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    Just one pointer here for you. Your scene complexity being set to 200000 (object detail set to low in settings) is tbh a little bit too low. The reason for this is if your at a great distance and want to scope in on a target, who is lets say for example, camped in a building looking out of the windows may not be seen – you will find that if your too far a distance from them on scoping in on their position things such as a window may not be rendered and what you will see is a plain texture – this puts you at a disadvantage as it means that you may not be able to see a player in that window but they may be able to see you in that respect. So I would highly recommend having your object detail set to normal at the very minimum so that objects like windows etc are rendered at a greater distance. As a further tip set your power options to “Performance” and make sure that min and max processor performance is set to 100%. I would recommend another useful program to use called “ParkControl” so that you can unpark your processors cores and make sure DayZ makes full use of a multi-core processor. Another program that may be useful is also “Process Lasso” which aids you with controlling which processes you want enabled/disabled on your system.

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      Thanks for the other additional tips, It’s great to hear other ideas of what things also work for others in the community! 🙂

      I also completely forgot to mention about power options to be honest so thanks for reminding me about that and I will definitely be checking out some of those other bits of software you recommended and hopefully I can do an updated more in depth version of this guide at some point for everyone! 🙂

      In regards to the scene complexity, I do completely agree with you that the higher you can keep it is definitely much better. I probably should have gone into a more detail with explaining what these things actually do….I was just trying to quickly highlight the fact that these things could be changed if anyone’s starting out on DayZ but struggling to run the game at 500000+ on their entry level gaming PC’s. I’ve never actually gone below 200000 myself but I have heard some people play with even lower than this, but I can imagine that gets very bad!

      My personal minimum that I tried for this guide was 200000 and I have to say I don’t think anyone just getting started on DayZ would feel noticeably disadvantaged with these settings. I definitely believe they would feel at a lot more of a disadvantage if they couldn’t manage to maintain a steady FPS of over at least 30 at all times!

      Thanks again for watching, I really appreciate your time and all the other really helpful suggestions to help me to improve my content, You’re a legend…Cheers! 🙂

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    Thanks for the other additional tips, It’s great to hear other ideas of what things also work for others in the community! 🙂

    I also completely forgot to mention about power options to be honest so thanks for reminding me about that and I will definitely be checking out some of those other bits of software you recommended and hopefully I can do an updated more in depth version of this guide at some point for everyone! 🙂

    In regards to the scene complexity I do completely agree with you that the higher you can keep it is definitely much better. I probably should have gone into a more detail with explaining what these things actually do….I was just trying to quickly highlight the fact that these things could be changed if anyone’s starting out on DayZ but struggling to run the game at 500000+ on their entry level gaming PC’s. I’ve never actually gone below 200000 but I have heard some people play with even lower than this, but I can imagine that gets very bad!

    My personal minimum that I tried for this guide was 200000 and I have to say I don’t think anyone just getting started on DayZ would feel noticeably disadvantaged with these settings. I definitely believe they would feel at a lot more of a disadvantage if they couldn’t manage to maintain a steady FPS of over at least 30 at all times!

    Thanks again for watching, I really appreciate your time and all the other really helpful suggestions to help me to improve my content, You’re a legend…Cheers! 🙂

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