Final Fantasy XV – PC Graphics Configuration Guide

This guide will help you understand and optimize the `GraphicsConfig.ini` file for Final Fantasy XV on PC to achieve the best balance between visual quality and performance.

Basic Settings

These settings control the game’s general display and performance characteristics.

  • DisplayResolutionWH: Sets the game’s display resolution.
    – Default: 1920×1080
    – Change to your preferred resolution, e.g., 2560×1440.
  • GraphicsPreset: Determines the preset of graphics settings.
    – Default: 4 (High)
    – Ranges from 1 (Lowest) to 5 (Highest).
  • MaxFramerate: Sets the maximum framerate.
    – Default: 240
    – Adjust according to your monitor’s refresh rate.
  • RenderingResolutionRatio: Adjusts the resolution scale, impacting clarity and performance.
    – Default: 100
    – Increase for better clarity, decrease for better performance.
  • ShowFPS: Toggles the FPS counter on/off.
    – Default: 1 (On)
    – Change to 0 to hide the FPS counter.

Display Settings

Customize your in-game display settings with these options.

  • CurrentDisplay: Chooses the display screen for multi-monitor setups.
    – Default: 0 (Primary display)
  • FullScreenModeOnStartup: Sets the fullscreen mode upon game startup.
    – Default: 1 (Enabled)
  • HDRLuminanceScale: Adjusts the HDR brightness scale.
    – Default: 600
    – Adjust according to your HDR display’s capabilities.
  • HardwareFullScreenMode: Enables or disables hardware-accelerated fullscreen.
    – Default: 0 (Disabled)
    – Change to 1 to enable.
  • VSync: Enables or disables vertical sync.
    – Default: 0 (Disabled)
    – Change to 1 to enable and reduce screen tearing.

NVIDIA GameWorks Settings

These settings are specific to NVIDIA graphics card users for enabling NVIDIA GameWorks features.

  • NvidiaHairWorks: Toggles NVIDIA HairWorks on/off.
    – Default: 1 (Enabled)
    – Change to 0 to disable and improve performance.
  • NvidiaShadowLibs: Enables advanced shadow libraries.
    – Default: 1 (Enabled)
  • NvidiaTurf: Enables realistic turf effects.
    – Default: 1 (Enabled)
  • NvidiaVXAO: Enables VXAO ambient occlusion technology.
    – Default: 1 (Enabled)

Rendering Settings

These settings control various graphical rendering options that affect the game’s visual quality and performance.

  • AmbientOcclusion: Sets the quality of ambient occlusion for more realistic shading.
    – Default: 2 (High)
  • Antialias: Sets the level of anti-aliasing to smooth out jagged edges.
    – Default: 3 (High)
  • HighSpecAsset: Enables or disables high-quality assets.
    – Default: 1 (Enabled)
  • LightingQuality: Adjusts the quality of lighting effects.
    – Default: 3 (High)
  • ModelLODScaling: Adjusts the level of detail scaling for models.
    – Default: 200
  • MotionBlur: Enables or disables motion blur.
    – Default: 1 (Enabled)
  • ScreenFilterDetail: Adjusts the detail level of screen filters.
    – Default: 3 (High)
  • ShadowResolution: Sets the resolution of shadows.
    – Default: 400
  • TerrainTesselation: Enables or disables terrain tessellation for detailed landscapes.
    – Default: 1 (Enabled)
  • TextureAnisotropicFilter: Sets the level of anisotropic filtering for textures.
    – Default: 8
  • TextureStreamingMemory: Allocates memory for texture streaming.
    – Default: 4000 (4GB)
    – Adjust according to your GPU’s VRAM.

Customizing Your Settings

Always make a backup of the original `GraphicsConfig.ini` file before making any changes. Adjust the settings to fit your system’s capabilities and your personal preferences for the best gaming experience.

Originally posted by Kiba Snowpaw

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