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Improving the graphics of swtor : http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=591313

 

SWTOR gave me A LOT of trouble to make it run perfectly 60+FPS constant and without jaggies but I eventually made it!

My system spec is:
windows 7 64 bit
gtx 680 SC
i5 2500K @ 4.3

I play at 1920x1080p with a 120hz monitor. Everything is maxed besides in-game AA, Anisotropic Filtering and Vsync which are turned OFF. Now that you know with what I play you can adjust the settings to your liking comparing to mine.

Got Jaggies all over the place? Sudden FPS drops where there shouldn't be none? Turning your camera makes the game "skip" a few frames giving a stutter feeling? Maybe I can help.

I've seen a lot of posts of people with GTX 680 (not only) getting low FPS so I hope this will help them.

1st you need to download and install Nvidia Inspector. Google it if you don't have it already . Open the Star Wars: The Old Republic profile and make sure it looks like this:
http://img194.imageshack.us/img194/2...ainspector.jpg

You can see my nvidia inspector version as my Graphics Card Drivers (310.64) on the top left corner just in case.

_Pay attention to the Anti-aliasing compatibility as the flag for it isn't the same you ll find with a quick search for SGSSAA. I found this one to be faster for Sparse Grid Supersampling (SGSSAA): 0x000012C1 .

_ 4x [4x Multisampling] with 4x Sparse Grid Supersampling makes SWTOR look like a constant screenshot, with absolutely NO JAGGIES. Looks amazing and i m a graphics kind of guy.

_Anisotropic Filtering is set at 8x but you can set it at 16x, I just prefered the extra FPS boost 8x gave me since visually there is little difference.

_Texture Filtering LOD BIAS at: -1.000 . It will make the game's texture look shiny, as if it was reflecting the environment. Specially heavy plate armors look great with this. If you put at -3.000 it will be a shiny festival but it costs more performance also. -1.000 looks great.

_Set the Texture Filtering Negative LOD bias to: ALLOW to let all the shiny happen

_One VERY IMPORTANT setting that I found that "saved" my FPS was Maximum pre-rendered frames set to: 1.
I played with great FPS in the fleets full of people and in warzones, but some zones like dormund Kaas and Voss( didn t try more places), my FPS went from 100+ to +/- 30 in some places. Very strange, makes me think the game is very poorly optimized. Setting the max pre-rendered frames to 1 fixed that for me.

_Force Vsync OFF just to make sure. I've read it causes people problems and the tearing without it is almost non existing.

_Also triple buffering Off since you won't be using Vsync to start with.

_After you applied your settings don't forget th Press the Green button on the top right corner to "Apply Changes".

Make sure in-game Vsync and Anti-Aliasing is turned off. Go to your SWTOR .ini file located probably at yourusername/Appdata/Local/SWTOR/settings. You might have to make it show hidden folders to see the Appdata folder. Select client_settings ini and delete any anti-aliasing line if you have any.

I also made my swtor.exe to run under compatibility with windows XP SP 3, don t know if it makes any difference but since I made that change a while ago, doesn't hurt to try and do the same.

Make sure you try my exact same nvidia inspector settings as it's easy to overlook one setting and screws your whole FPS'. If the 4x AA is too much try a little less but with anything less jaggies will show in a 1080p resolution.

It took me a long time to make this game run perfectly fluid and with amazing visuals without any F*IN JAGGIES FFS!!! Made me quit my subscription before because I wasn't able to pull it off, now I did it so I subscribed again. The game is great and if you can make it work as I did, your gameplay and graphics will be amazing. Good luck and enjoy.

PS: I also use a program to cap my FPS to 61. The name is Dxtory . Download it, install it, on the Advanced tab ( 8th from the left i think), choose the FPS you want to limit SWTOR.exe to. You can choose the swtor.exe from the dropdown menu on top.



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Having Connection Issues? Read here and follow the information.

http://www.swtor.com/community/showthread.php?t=695560

 

So, since there seems to be a pretty large amount of people experiencing connection issues lately, and there is a lack of an official consolidation thread on the topic, i've created this thread to help both players and the developers.

If you are having issues with your connection and the game, please read and follow the advice below.
Only post info relating to the game. Please dont go offtopic, as the more accurate info we can gather, the easier it will be for the developers to help you guys out.


NOTE: This is NOT a troubleshooting guide as such, but more of an information gathering thread. Although if people can help each other out with diagnosing the issues, feel free to do so.
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When posting your log results, please make sure you post your Country/State/region/ISP and whether you are connected via wireless or cable.

Also, please post a log when you do not have any latency issues, and when you do. Make sure you note the times of each.

Disclaimer: I'm not 100% sure if these Ip's are fully up to date, but they should be ok. Please correct me if i am wrong and i'll edit them.

If you play on an East Coast server: 159.153.92.28
If you play on a West Coast server: 159.153.68.252
If you play on a European server: 159.153.72.252



If you are slightly computer savvy, you can try the following to get the exact server IP:

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******YOU MUST BE LOGGED IN TO THE GAME FOR THIS TO WORK******
If you can please do the following for me:•Click on start
•In the search bar type CMD
•When the command window opens, type in the following Netstat -n -p tcp -b | more
You will see a line like this one (depending on SWTOR):•TCP XXX.XX.XX.XX:***** YY.YYY.YYY.YY:**** ESTABLISHED ZZZZ [swtor.exe]
•The X is your local IP address.
•The Y is the address of the server you are connecting to.
Please take note of number that represents the server you are connecting to, you will also see the port numbers, they will come directly after the: (colon). These will not be needed to run the following programs.

Please click the button below for the first program.

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Step 1: Go to start > run > type in 'CMD' without the quotes and press enter.
Step 2: In the black box that pops up, enter the following and replace 'IP HERE' with the server number from the above list.

tracert 'IP HERE' >c:\trace.txt


Once the program has ran ( It may take a few minutes) , go to your C: and locate file file. Copy and paste the contents in a new post in this thread using the SPOILER tags; (Thats the cog button above this edit box).


Now for the second program.


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Step 1: Go to start > run > type in 'CMD' without the quotes and press enter.
Step 2: In the black box that pops up, enter the following and replace 'IP HERE' with the server number from the above list.

pathping -n 'IP HERE' >C:\pathping.txt


PLEASE ensure you allow it to run fully. It WILL take around 5 mins. You will get the message Pathping complete when it has finished.

Go to the C: and find the correct file, then post the log using the cog button. This will take 3-5 mins to run. Please make sure you allow it to run fully.



As i said, ONLY post the info requested in order to keep things on topic and accurate. Thanks for your help.

 



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