Rum & Gun – How to Change Graphics Preference for Performance Issues

A quick guide on how to change your computers default gfx card choice for specific apps and how to apply it to the game Rum & Gun. A video walking you through the process is included.

How to Fix

Note: Credit goes to Scurvy Banana

If you’re here its probably because you’ve noticed some strange performance issues in Rum & Gun, such as stuttering and lag. Before we get started I need to make note that the game is currently in Early Access so this guide will hopefully become defunct as the developer patches the game.

Here I am showing you how I solved this problem on my hardware.

In order to fix this issue, first lets go to the [Search Bar] next to our start button at the bottom left hand side of the screen. Next we will type in the word [GRAPHICS] in order to find the shortcut button to our [GRAPHICS SETTINGS.] This can also found in the system settings.

After opening the graphics settings we will click the [Browse] button and manually find the application file for our game. This might take a moment to find depending on where you install your games. The standard is usually:

  • (C:)->Program Files->Steam->Steamapps->Common->Game Folder

After we’ve found this we will select the game file, [Rum and Gun.exe] and click the [ADD] button. It has now been added to our list of ‘Graphics performance preferences.’ Now scroll through the list until you find it and click the [OPTIONS] button. Now we will set a preference for this file to be ran on our gaming graphics card instead of the onboard gfx card. Click [SAVE] before closing the windows and then feel free to try and boot the game to see if this fixed the crashing upon start.

TLDR:

Settings App -> Display -> Graphics Settings -> browse button under ‘graphics performance preference’ -> find and choose the Rum & Gun app and set appropriate hardware

(I discovered this issue a while back and am unsure if it has been patched out or not but I decided to make a very similar guide/video for another game with a similar issue and figured I’d do for this one as well.)

Helena Stamatina
About Helena Stamatina 2727 Articles
My first game was Naughty Dog’s Crash Bandicoot (PlayStation) back in 1996. And since then gaming has been my main hobby. I turned my passion for gaming into a job by starting my first geek blog in 2009. When I’m not working on the site, I play mostly on my PlayStation. But I also love outdoor activities and especially skiing.

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