Buon Tia Jan 8, 2013 @ 8:27am
How to enable vsync
Hi, I need to re-enable vsync.
I am not a big fan of frame-limited games but without the limit I go up to 120-150 fps in the wilderness.
This is causing every object to explode when I open doors and water flashing, making me get stuck when I mine next to a place that has water in it.

I tried looking in the skyrim steam folder (steam, steamapps, common, skyrim) skyrimprefs.ini but there is no "ipreventinterval" option, same in skyrim.ini.
This line is only in documents, my games, skyrim BUT the ipreventinterval is set to 1 and the vsync is not activated...
So how do I activate it?
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Buon Tia Jan 8, 2013 @ 8:33am 
Nevermind, found the simpliest and most logic solution :P
And probably the best one:
Enabled vsync for skyrim in the nvidia cotrol panel

Hope this will help someone
Djinn Jan 8, 2013 @ 9:39am 
When you open the game. Click on Options. Click on Advanced. Check enable V-Sync.
Buon Tia Jan 8, 2013 @ 10:30am 
Originally posted by Djinn:
When you open the game. Click on Options. Click on Advanced. Check enable V-Sync.
There is no such option in the option window :P
Or am I blind..?
BoPacker Jan 8, 2013 @ 11:32am 
you edit skyrimprefs.ini and change the value of iPresentInterval to 1. iPresentInterval is under the Display section.
Buon Tia Jan 8, 2013 @ 11:44am 
Originally posted by BoPacker:
you edit skyrimprefs.ini and change the value of iPresentInterval to 1. iPresentInterval is under the Display section.
Do you guys even read the main post..?
BoPacker Jan 8, 2013 @ 11:56am 
Originally posted by Buon Tia:
Originally posted by BoPacker:
you edit skyrimprefs.ini and change the value of iPresentInterval to 1. iPresentInterval is under the Display section.
Do you guys even read the main post..?
No, good luck with that problem, smartass.
Buon Tia Jan 8, 2013 @ 12:41pm 
Originally posted by BoPacker:
Originally posted by Buon Tia:
Originally posted by BoPacker:
you edit skyrimprefs.ini and change the value of iPresentInterval to 1. iPresentInterval is under the Display section.
Do you guys even read the main post..?
No, good luck with that problem, smartass.
What the hell is wrong with you? D:
You seem angry with me for some reason...
Btw, as I said, I already found a solution, a pretty good workaround.
Pengwertle Jun 26, 2013 @ 6:30pm 
The skyrimprefs.ini he's talking about is actually located in Documents\My Games\Skyrim, for those who are going to find this thread through google.
WhoIsGeez Jun 26, 2013 @ 6:33pm 
What exactly do you mean by "explode"? I know you fixed this and everything, just curious.
Buon Tia Jun 27, 2013 @ 3:09am 
Originally posted by WhoIsGeez:
What exactly do you mean by "explode"? I know you fixed this and everything, just curious.
The door opening animation makes the items in the room fly as if you fus-ro-da on them, also, you hear sounds like this all the time http://youtu.be/xE8aQaBSeyU
And here is the explosion bug!
http://youtu.be/eZDpJ8lBnuQ
monsto Sep 27, 2013 @ 10:37am 
Something that "ButtPacker" neglected to say was a very simple thing.

"and if it isn't there, you can add ipreventinterval=1 under [display]."

It's not there by default because vsync is off by default.

But you're right. . . he obviously either didn't read or can't read.
Last edited by monsto; Sep 27, 2013 @ 10:37am
Buon Tia Sep 27, 2013 @ 5:46pm 
Originally posted by monsto:
Something that "ButtPacker" neglected to say was a very simple thing.

"and if it isn't there, you can add ipreventinterval=1 under [display]."

It's not there by default because vsync is off by default.

But you're right. . . he obviously either didn't read or can't read.
Thanks, his answer was very rude.
It was very simple afterall but I couldn't know!
Laptop65 Sep 27, 2013 @ 6:12pm 
VSync is on by default isn't it?

Note that knocking it off will make the game physics go haywire sometimes.
Last edited by Laptop65; Sep 27, 2013 @ 6:13pm
Buon Tia Sep 28, 2013 @ 3:57am 
Originally posted by Laptop65:
VSync is on by default isn't it?

Note that knocking it off will make the game physics go haywire sometimes.
For some reason it wasn't on by default for me, on both my pcs!
Last edited by Buon Tia; Sep 28, 2013 @ 3:57am
karmapolice_22 Sep 28, 2013 @ 8:51am 
It's pointless generating any more frames per second than your monitor can actually display. I use Nvidia Inspector ( a superb tool ) to do a global limit on my PC of 60FPS
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