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"Lighting Effects" cuts my fps by more than half
and also crashes my game 9/10 times when I turn it up to medium/high after playing on low. So i cant just turn it off occasionally and the fps is unplayable in certain places when its on
Most places in the game will run fine with lighting effects on except a few places that I guess have hundreds or thousands of lights crammed in?
places i noted to be really awful in particular:
-the end hallway/boss area of "ben channer summit" (I walk in the hallway after the wolf boss and go from ~50fps to 15?? the area outside with the boss is the same fps)
-that glass stuff at "into the abyss"
I can pretty much have everything else on high/medium BESIDES lighting effects, if light effect is above low setting then it doesnt matter if i have everything else on low, it will be unplayable regardless and i think thats REALLY strange. It also doesn't matter if I use reduced color mode or not, lighting effects still bring everything to a halt in certain areas. Also there seems to be no visual difference or fps difference between medium/high whatsoever. On low setting it looks like it turns off character textures and shadows, but the environment itself barely changes visually... With it set to low i get 60 fps in that ben channer summit hallway... :shrug:
I play on a Lenovo laptop with 16gb ram, firstname.lastname@example.org (boosts to 2.93)
Do i need a razor laptop to brute force this game's lighting effects or is there some sfx fix?
btw this a screenshot of the error i get: https://imgur.com/0McMf9S
its annoying because before I dye something, i'd probably want to turn it on and see how it looks since it makes character models look so different but the game just goes nope and crashes. I have to pretty much put it to medium/high, if i want it on medium/high, at the start screen before logging in or its going to just crash