[Sticky] How to Optimize your ATLAS Play.
How to Optimize your ATLAS Play.
Post of helpful Optimizations and Client side bug fixes.
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:
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.
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
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.
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 Use the advanced 3D image Settings:
Manage 3D Settings: In the window that opens, Change these Settings:
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 maximum 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: On
Triple buffering: Off
Vertical Sync: Off
Virtual Reality pre-rendered frames: 1
Configure Surround, PhysX:
In the window that opens, Change these Settings:
Choose your Graphics Card from the drop down list.
On the Left side of the window that opens find Display.
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.
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
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.
and set the drop down to: Full (0-255)
To ensure all settings are properly applied, Please restart your PC now!
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..]