Welcome to the /r/pcgaming tech support and basic questions thread! Having troubles with a game or piece of hardware? Have a question about a PC game, hardware, or something else related to PC gaming? Post here and get help from fellow PC gamers.
When asking for help please give plenty of detail:
- What your computer specifications are. If you don't know them please follow this guide.
- If you're using a laptop we need to know the make/model as well as the specs.
- What operating system you're using.
- What you've tried so far in order to fix the issue.
- Exact circumstances to replicate the issue you're having.
Check out these resources before asking for help in case you can troubleshoot further:
Common troubleshooting steps:
- Restart the system
- Update your drivers
- Update game/software
- Re-seat any new hardware to ensure a proper connection
- If your peripherals are malfunctioning, swap ports and check that the specific USB port itself works.
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Use this thread to discuss whatever you've been playing lately (old or new, AAA or indie). Don't just list the names of games as your entire post, make sure to elaborate with your thoughts on the games.
Make sure to use spoiler tags if you're posting anything about a game's plot that might significantly hurt the experience of others that haven't played the game yet (no matter how old or new the game is).
Update 1.11 for Horizon Zero Dawn on PC has just been released: added Nvidia’s DLSS & FidelityFX Super Resolution, (no more pre-compile on startup (will compile during loading & in background instead)twitter.com
Repost from the Optimized Gaming subreddit where people test settings & share presets for the best visuals & performance.
Disclaimer: Campaign is bigger than MP and has a dynamic light system vs baked lighting so for a optimization guide for MP refer to this post
Optimized Quality Settings
Dynamic Res/Minimum Framerate: On (Set To The FPS You Want, Game Has Good TAA Upscaling)
Anti-Aliasing: High 1080p, Low 1440p+
Texture Filtering: Ultra
Ambient Occlusion: High
Texture Quality: Ultra (Highest VRAM Can Handle)
Geomtry Quality: Ultra
Depth Of Field: Medium (No Off Option)
Shadow Quality: High
Lighting Quality: High
Volumetric Fog Quality: High
Cloud Quality: High
Dynamic Wind: Off Or High (Subjective)
Ground Cover Quality: High
Effects Quality: Medium
Decal Quality: High
Animation Quality: Auto
Terrain Quality: Ultra
Simulation Quality: Low
Flocking Quality: Off Or High (Subjective)
Async Compute: On NVIDIA 20 Series+ (Turing), AMD 200 Series+ (GCN)
Optimized Balanced Settings
All Quality Optimized Settings
Ambient Occlusion: Low
Geomtry Quality: High
Volumetric Fog Quality: Medium
Cloud Quality: Low
Ground Cover Quality: Low
Terrain Quality: High
12% Performance Uplift (Without Dynamic Res)
Made by Hybred & Somewhat by Digital Foundry
Settings not listed should be at their highest preset
SpellForce 3's "Reforced" update is perhaps the largest "patch" in Real Time Strategy history. This is basically a complete redesign. Give the game a shot if you haven't already, or a second chance if you did!store.steampowered.com
Just turned legal age of working and got a job paying $13/hour as an instructor:) If I work 8 hours a week for the next 2 months. I will be able to buy parts for my dream PC. Super excited!