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What are the best main.cfg settings for my laptop?
ÍZQUITLDate: Monday, 08.09.2014, 02:49 | Message # 1
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Intel i7-4510U
Nvidia GeForce 840M

I want to fly around with LOD set to low until I find a good spot, then crank it up so it can render. What main.cfg settings will produce the best results given my laptop specs?
DoctorOfSpaceDate: Monday, 08.09.2014, 03:04 | Message # 2
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Keeping LOD on 0 is the best way to get good performance. However with your GPU, I assume it is the 2GB 840, you should be able to easily do some decent graphical settings in Main.cfg. You may even be able to pull off playing at LOD 1.

Try using these and let me know how it functions, all of these are in main.cfg and not all settings have been changed.

// memory settings
VideoMemoryDynamicDetect    false    // use auto detection of available amount of video memory (VRAM) in runtime
VideoMemorySize             2048    // video memory size to use if VideoMemoryDynamicDetect = false
VideoMemoryMaxPercent       90  // max video memory consumption (percents)
GalaxySysModelCacheSize     20  // do not change this!
ClusterStarModelCacheSize   200  // do not change this!

// texture rendering settings
TRMaxImpostors          8  // max number of impostors
TRMaxSkyBoxes           1  // max number of skyboxes
TRFloat                 true    // use floating-point impostors (for HDR)
TRImpResolution         0.500    // impostor resolution (fraction of window width)
TRSkyResolution         1.00    // skybox   resolution (fraction of window width)
TRImpUpdateThreshold    0.005    // impostor update threshold
TRSkyUpdateThreshold    1e38    // 0.0006    // skybox update threshold
TRSkyMinFOV             20.0    // skybox min FOV
TRSkyMaxStep            1e-7    // skybox max velocity (normalized on object's radius)
TRBlackHoleResolution   4096    // resolution of black hole billboard
TRLensFlareConvRadius   3       // "super" lens flare convolution radius

// screenshots and other settings
ScreenshotFormat    "png"    // screenshot format (jpg, png, dds, tga, tif)
SkyBoxFormat        "jpg"   // skybox export format (jpg, png, dds, tga, tif)
JpegQuality         99  // jpeg compression quality
RealTime            true    // use RealTime mode (velocity not depend on FPS)
RealTimeFPS         24.0    // RealTime mode velocity calibration (FPS for video capture)
ConvertRGBAtoPNG    false    // if true, any loaded RGBA or Grayscale images are saved in PNG format in the same directory

There are other settings that can also improve quality in the user.cfg file but those are more subjective settings.

Intel Core i7-5820K 4.2GHz 6-Core Processor
G.Skill Ripjaws V Series 32GB (4 x 8GB) DDR4-2400 Memory
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