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Frozen Flames Graphic and PC Enhancements

Post of helpful Optimizations and Client side bug fixes for our Frozen Flame Players:

Game instability

On Steam, go to your library, right-click on Frozen Flames, select Properties and click on Set Launch Options.
On Epic, click the little Settings cog under Frozen Flames to open the settings. Scroll all the way down until you see Advanced Command Line Arguments.
Here’s a list of the best ones you can and should use:
Note: Be sure the EAC is "ON" if playing on a EAC Server. EAC is Easy Anti Cheat software and most public servers will require you to have that active.
-dx12 - Forces the game to run in the dx12 Graphics Mode.
-high - Forces high CPU priority, which might give you extra FPS.
-full - (fullscreen mode)
List of the all useful launch options with descriptions:
-USEALLAVAILABLECORES - (the game will use all your CPU cores) -sm4 and -d3d10 - (runs game with DirectX 10) -nomansky (removes clouds and some sky effects) -lowmemory (the game will use only 4gb of your RAM) -w 640 -h 480 - (runs game in 640x480 resolution)(resolution can be changed to your choice) -full - (fullscreen mode) -window - (windowed mode with borders) -noborder - (windowed mode without borders) -low - (runs ARK as a low-priority process) -high - (runs ARK as a high-priority process) -noaafonts - (removes fonts anitalising) -autoconfig - (return default settings) -novid (turns off some cinematics) -console - turns on the developer console -noeac - turns off the easy anti-cheat software. -dx10 - toggles dx10 use -dx11 - toggles dx11 use -dx12 - toggles dx12 use
Game instability in DX11 - How to upgrade to DX12
The game has a problem detecting DX 12, and often launches in DX 11 mode, which is very unstable and may cause crashes.
Go to the following folder:
And now you delete the entire FrozenFlame folder.
Then you start the game (the folder will be created again by the game). Just set it to dx 12, don't make any other settings, and exit the game. After restarting the game you can set everything as you wish.
Using a Desktop Shortcut.
Its important to start the game over steam launcher first before you join a game. If you start over desktop shortcut or friend invite and easy anti cheat is not working, you will be kicked every 30 seconds.
Improving Graphics in the GAME
Improved the CPU and ram scaling, better lod, more grass, poping trees and bushes fixed, true sky activated, improved colors and lighting, better Taa. Added anisotropic filtering 16x for sharper textures at distance. Add sharp Filter. Post process effects like motion blur, grain, chromatic aberration and depth of field disabled. Reduced fog density. CPU optimized, game stability (vram and cpu) improved. Particles, screen space reflections, refractions optimized for performance. Optimized lighting for Performance (+ 15 fps). Especially noticeable at sunrise and sunset.
Go to: C:/Users/Name/AppData/Local/Saved/config/WindowsNoEditor
and open the Engine.ini Leave one line below, and add the following:
[/script/windowstargetplatform.windowstargetsettings] DefaultGraphicsRHI=DefaultGraphicsRHI_DX12
[SystemSettings] r.Streaming.Boost=1 r.FastVRam.EyeAdaptation=1 r.bForceCPUAccessToGPUSkinVerts=1 r.HZBOcclusion=1 r.MaterialQualityLevel=1 r.EmitterSpawnRateScale=2.0 r.DetailMode=2 r.MipMapLODBias=0 r.HLOD=1 r.HLOD.DistanceScale=1.5 r.HLOD.MaximumLevel=1 r.MaxAnisotropy=16 r.ViewDistance=2 r.ViewDistanceScale=2 r.LandscapeLODDistributionScale=2 r.LandscapeLOD0DistributionScale=2 foliage.LODDistanceScale=2 foliage.DitheredLOD=0 foliage.MinimumScreenSize=0.00000001 r.StaticMeshLODDistanceScale=0.50 r.SkeletalMeshLODBias=-2 grass.CullDistanceScale=1.5 grass.DisableDynamicShadows=1 grass.DensityScale=0.75 foliage.DensityScale=1.0 r.Water.WaterMesh.TessFactorBias=12 r.HairStrands.DeepShadow.SuperSampling=1 r.Fog=1 r.FogDensity=0.02 r.FogStartDistance=4 r.VolumetricFog.GridDivisor=30 r.VolumetricFog.GridPixelSize=8 r.VolumetricFog.GridSizeZ=64 r.VolumetricFog.Jitter=1 r.VolumetricFog.InjectShadowedLightsSeparately=1 r.VolumetricFog.InverseSquaredLightDistanceBiasScale=1.000000 r.VolumetricFog.LightFunctionSupersampleScale=2.000000 r.TrueSkyQuality=1 r.SkyLightingQuality=1 r.SkylightIntensityMultiplier=0.4 r.VolumetricRenderTarget=2 r.ShadowQuality=4 r.Shadow.CSMDepthBias=20 r.Shadow.FilterMethod=0 r.Shadow.DistanceScale=2.0 r.Shadow.RadiusThreshold=0.03 r.Shadow.MinResolution=2048 r.Shadow.MaxResolution=2048 r.Shadow.FadeResolution=2048 r.DistanceFieldAO=1 r.AmbientOcclusionLevels=2 r.DefaultFeature.AntiAliasing=2 r.PostProcessAAQuality=6 r.ScreenPercentage=100 r.TemporalAASamples=32 r.TemporalAACurrentFrameWeight=0.12 r.TemporalAAFilterSize=1.0 r.TemporalAACatmullRom=1 r.TemporalAAPauseCorrect=1 r.BloomQuality=4 r.ParticleLightQuality=2 r.RefractionQuality=2 r.LensFlareQuality=3 r.LightShafts=1 r.LightShaftQuality=2 r.LightMaxDrawDistanceScale=3 r.TransluzenzLightingVolumeDim=4 r.EyeAdaptationQuality=2 r.SSR.Quality=3 r.SSR.MaxRoughness=1 r.SSS.Scale=1 r.SSS.SampleSet=2 r.SSGI.Quality=3 r.Color.Mid=0.35 r.SceneColorFormat=4 r.TonemapperGamma=2.2 r.Tonemapper.Sharpen=0.33 r.Tonemapper.Quality=3 r.TonemapperFilm=1 r.FastBlurThreshold=0 r.MotionBlurQuality=0 r.MotionBlur.Amount=0 r.MotionBlurSeparable=0 r.DepthOfFieldQuality=0 r.DepthOfField.FarBlur=0 r.DefaultFeature.MotionBlur=0 r.SceneColorFringe.Max=0 r.SceneColorFringeQuality=0 r.MotionBlur.Max=0 r.Tonemapper.GrainQuantization=0 ------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Save and close. If you don't see the %AppData% folder, you have to activate Show all files and folders in the Windows view, folder options. Have fun.