Since payday 2 caused a lot of performance issues for a variety of people, I have been looking for different ways to improve performance for payday 2. I have tried a variety of fixes mentioned on this forum and even some for other games. But nothing seemed to work. So I decided to open up payday 2 and see what kind of settings they were running. Comparing the PC settings and console settings, they put a lot more pressure on PCs. The biggest thing that stood out was the shadow map. The shadow map they have set for PCs is 4096x4096, which is huge compared to console shadow map of 1024x1024. Reducing the shadow map to 1024x1024 allowed me to use a higher resolution with better performance
. And when I limited my frames to 30, the input lag was little to none
I urge everyone who is experiencing bad performance in Payday 2 to try this out. I am sure that you will see a significant improvement in performance of the game. If this mod did not give you a huge performance boost, you can add me, and we can work something out. But don't expect me to have a fix for you.
Guide is available here: http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=183841516
This mod currently changes the following
*Lowers the shadow map from 4096 to 1024
*Removes Chromatic Aberration
*Reduces blooming and lens flare effects.
*Reduces other post processing effects
How to install
Please view the guide for proper installation instructions.http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=183841516
After you apply the mod, launch your game with fraps (or something that will tell you your fps). Then, play around with different resolutions until you have steady frames above 30. Vsync should be disabled, only use frame rate limiter. With that resolution, limit your frames to 30 and your mouse lag should be significantly less! At 800x600 with frame limit of 30, there is absolutely no mouse lag.
With my computer, AMD A6-3410mx with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 6520g, I am able to play at 1280x720 at steady 30 frames with high textures, no filtering, and high animation quality(which I don't think does much). Your performance could be different.
I have not tested performance on any other system, but I would assume that nvidia, and even Intel HD 4000 will receive better fps than with vanilla game. Please provide some feedback, to let everyone know that this works.
Zwagoth - For the tools he provided.
I am not a spy... - For the mod and research.