ATLAS Graphic and PC Enhancements

Post of helpful Optimizations and Client side bug fixes.

GAME OPTIMIZATIONS

TO SHOW FPS

Press the ~ (tilde key) IN-GAME which will open the Console and type in: stat fps or stat fps 1 or stat fps 0 Enables/Disables the fps overlay. Other useful commands: stat Unit Overall frame time as well as the game thread, rendering thread, and GPU times.

Atlas Launch Properties

This is a very simple thing that will solve a good chunk of your performance issues if the game is for some reason not utilizing all of your cores. Go to your Steam Library, right click atlas, properties, set launch options and paste this code in: -high -USEALLAVAILABLECORES For low end PC's also add this too: -lowmemory -window Window can be used or not to your preference. I use it along with the Alt tab instructions to be able to alt tab out of the game.

The following is a 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) -full (fullscreen mode) -window (windowed mode with borders) -noborder (windowed mode without borders) -low (runs GAME as a low-priority process) -high (runs Game as a high-priority process) -noaafonts (removes fonts anitalising) -autoconfig (return default settings) -novid (turns off some cinematics)

Atlas In-game Settings for Max FPS

Please note that these options will not be the most optimal setup for all computers, but about 80% of them will see a huge increase in FPS from changing these settings. Resolution – change this depending on your device and CPU/GPU, desktop computers should not have any problems running 1920×1080 but on a Laptop it’s recommended to use the 1280×768 resolution. Window Mode– ALWAYS have this in full screen, Windowed or WindowedFullscreen will decrease your FPS and cause lag and/or frame tearing. Note full window is NOT compatible with alt tabbing. Resolution Scale – lowering it down will decrease resolution but increase FPS, only lower this as a last resort if you have lag even with other settings optimized. World Tile Buffers, View Distance, Anti-Aliasing and Post Processing – set these to medium or low depending on your computer. General Shadows, Terrain Shadows, Ambient Lightning – configuring these to the lowest setting will provide you with a nice increase to FPS and overall performance. Sky Quality, Ground Clutter Density, Ground Clutter Distance and Mesh Level of Detail – set these between lowest-middle, these will most certainly lower your overall FPS if you have them on max. Uncheck all the row 2 settings except Color Grading and Low Quality Animations. See the Image included in the post. After altering all of these settings, remember to save them!

Atlas Config File Setting Optimizations

In order to get to the Atlas config file you will have to find your Steam folder. The path to the Steam games folder is Steam Library/Atlas (right click)/Properties/Local files tab/Browse Local files/Which takes you to ATLAS Folder. When you’re there, go into ShooterGame folder, -> Saved folder -> Config folder -> WindowsNoEditor folder. When you successfully navigated into the WindowsNoEditor folder open the GameUserSettings Atlas configuration file -> Right click it -> open with -> Notepad (or any other text editor). Scroll down to the [Scalability Groups] and edit EffectsQuality=0 TrueSkyQuality=0 GroundClutterQuality=0

IMPORTANT – after editing EffectsQuality, TrueSkyQuality and GroundClutterQuality to 0, save the config file (CTRL+S) or file->save. Exit the file, right click on the GameUserSettings config file, press properties and set it to READ-ONLY, press apply and ok. This part is important because with every game update or patch these settings might get reset to the ones prior to your edits.

NVIDIA SETTINGS:

In your taskbar, find the NVIDIA GeForce Experience icon. Right click and then left click NVIDIA Control Panel. On the Left side of the window that opens find 3D Settings.

Adjust image settings with preview: In the window that opens, Change these Settings: Set Use my Preference Emphasizing: PERFORMANCE Click Apply. Click Use the advanced 3D image Settings: Click Apply.

Manage 3D Settings: In the window that opens, Change these Settings: Feature: Setting Image Sharpening: Sharpen (set to .50 and the Film Grain to .17 With GPU Checked) Ambient Occlusion: Performance Anisotropic filtering: Application-Controlled Anti-aliasing - FXAA: Off Anti-aliasing- Gamma correction: On Anti-aliasing - Mode: Application-Controlled Anti-aliasing- Setting: Application-Controlled Anti-aliasing- Transparency: Off CUDA - GPUs: All DSR - Factors: Off DSR- Smoothness: Off Low Latency Mode: Off Max Frame Rate: Off (in some cases if you want the best FPS possible match this to your monitors Hertz rate) Multi-FrameSampled AA (MFAA): Off OpenGL rendering GPU: Set this to your prefered Video Card Optimize for Computer Performance: On Power Management Mode: Prefer Optimal performance Shader Cache: On Texture Filtering - Anisotropic sample optimization: On Texture Filtering - Negative LOD bias: Allow Texture Filtering - Quality: High Performance Texture Filtering - Trilinear optimization: On Threaded Optimization: OFF Triple buffering: Off Vertical Sync: Off Virtual Reality pre-rendered frames: 1

Configure Surround, PhysX: In the window that opens, Change these Settings: PhysX settings: Processor: Choose your Graphics Card from the drop down list. Click Apply.

On the Left side of the window that opens find Display.

Change Resolution: Go to your monitor and select it. (If you are on dual or triple Select the Main screen(s) you game on. Be sure to duplicate the settings that you can on the other gaming screens.) Select the highest NATIVE PC Resolution rate for your monitor. Then select the Highest Refresh rate for that setting. Click Apply and then YES. Repeat this for each of your monitors if you are running if more than one.

Adjust desktop color settings: 1. Select your monitor. 2. Choose - Use NVIDIA settings. 3. Apply the following enhancements: Digital Vibrance: 80% (Or personal preference)

Adjust desktop size and position: If you previously setup in the 3D settings: These settings will be greyed out. Leave these settings Greyed for the best results. If you want to use one of these options instead, Go back into 3D settings and Turn OFF GPU Scaling to re-enable these settings. Tips: BEST FPS(using native resolution): NO Scaling. BEST FPS and VISUALS: GPU Scaling(IN 3D settings) Play lower res/pixel games: Set Integer Scaling Set your Resolution to Native Your Hertz to what your monitor uses Click apply.

On the Left side of the window that opens find Video:

Adjust video color settings: Select your monitor. Under How do you make color adjustments? Select With the NVIDIA settings. Click Advanced and set the drop down to: Full (0-255) Click apply

To ensure all settings are properly applied, Please restart your PC now! NOTE: If you start getting D3D errors in Game. Make sure that you reset the POWER OPTIONS to OPTIMAL and Change any THREADING filters to off.

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AMD SETTINGS:

Below is the Global profile which will provide the best performance/quality ratio across most titles. Yet, there may be times that you will still be searching for even greater performance (i.e higher frames). When this situation presents itself, there is a primary setting that should always be tested first to see if performance is increased when adjusted via Radeon settings. Everything else would remain the same. Tessellation Mode: Override Application Settings/ None To access these options, open AMD Radeon Settings by right clicking on your desktop, and select AMD Radeon Settings.

Anti-aliasing Mode: -Use application settings (Off in game) Anti-aliasing Method: -Multisampling (Off in game) Morphological Filtering: -Off Anisotropic Filtering Mode: -Use application settings (Off in game) Texture Filtering Quality: -Performance Surface Format Optimization: -On Wait for Vertical Refresh: -Off, unless application specifies (Off in game, unless your frames are able to be maintained, never dropping below your monitors refresh rate) OpenGL Triple Buffering -Off Shader Cache: -AMD optimized Tessellation Mode: -AMD optimized Frame Rate Target Control: -On [Set to your monitors maximum refresh rate - EX: 60 is using 60Hz, 75 is using 75Hz etc..]

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