Socratesfoot Oct 26, 2012 @ 4:35pm
The Best "ini" Tweaks for Skyrim
Best Skyrim.ini, Skyrimprefs.ini config for a given processor\video combination.
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Socratesfoot Oct 26, 2012 @ 4:38pm 
i3 Processor 530 2.9Ghz and NVIDIA 9800GT
* This configuration gave me almost no lag with better look than vanilla on high.

------------------ SKYRIM.INI

[General]
uGridsToLoad=5
sLanguage=ENGLISH
iNumHWThreads=4

uExterior Cell Buffer=108
uInterior Cell Buffer=9
fMasterFilePreLoadMB=100.0000
iPreloadSizeLimit=209715200
bUseThreadedMorpher=1
bUseThreadedParticleSystem=1
bUseThreadedTempEffects=1
bMultiThreadMovement=1
bDisableAllGore=0
bTrackAllDeaths=1
bPreemptivelyUnloadCells=0

[Display]
fShadowLODMaxStartFade=1750.0
fSpecularLODMaxStartFade=3500.0
fLightLODMaxStartFade=6125.0
iShadowMapResolutionPrimary=7168
bAllowScreenshot=1
fSunShadowUpdateTime=1.0000
fSunUpdateThreshold=1.0000
bShadowsOnGrass=1
bActorSelfShadowing=1
bMTRendering=0
bForcePow2Textures=0
bForce1XShaders=0
bAllow30Shaders=1
bAllow20HairShader=1
bDoTestHDR=0
bDo30VFog=1
bDoTallGrassEffect=1
bDoTexturePass=1
bDoSpecularPass=1
bDoDiffusePass=1
bDoAmbientPass=1
bUseRefractionShader=1
bUse Shaders=1
bUseSunbeams=1
fMipBias=-0.7500
bSimpleLighting=0
fDecalLifetime=52.5000

[Audio]
fMusicDuckingSeconds=6.0
fMusicUnDuckingSeconds=8.0
fMenuModeFadeOutTime=3.0
fMenuModeFadeInTime=1.0

[Grass]
bAllowCreateGrass=1
bAllowLoadGrass=1
bGrassPointLighting=1

[GeneralWarnings]
SGeneralMasterMismatchWarning=One or more plugins could not find the correct versions of the master files they depend on. Errors may occur during load or game play. Check the Warnings.txt file for more information.

[Archive]
sResourceArchiveList=Skyrim - Misc.bsa, Skyrim - Shaders.bsa, Skyrim - Textures.bsa, Skyrim - Interface.bsa, Skyrim - Animations.bsa, Skyrim - Meshes.bsa, Skyrim - Sounds.bsa
sResourceArchiveList2=Skyrim - Voices.bsa, Skyrim - VoicesExtra.bsa

[Combat]
fMagnetismStrafeHeadingMult=0.0
fMagnetismLookingMult=0.0
bDismemberOneLimb=0
bForceNPCsUseAmmo=1

[Papyrus]
fPostLoadUpdateTimeMS=500.0
bEnableLogging=1
bEnableTrace=1
bLoadDebugInformation=1
iMaxMemoryPageSize=6144
iMinMemoryPageSize=6144
[Water]
bReflectLODObjects=0
bReflectLODLand=1
bReflectSky=0
bReflectLODTrees=0
[Interface]
rUIMistMenu_AmbientZPosRGB=255,255,255
rUIMistMenu_AmbientZNegRGB=255,255,255
rUIMistMenu_AmbientYPosRGB=255,255,255
rUIMistMenu_AmbientYNegRGB=255,255,255
rUIMistMenu_AmbientXPosRGB=255,255,255
rUIMistMenu_AmbientXNegRGB=255,255,255
[Trees]
bForceFullDetail=1
bEnableTreeAnimations=1
[TerrainManager]
bKeepLowDetailTerrain=0
bDisplayCloudLOD=1
[Controls]
bMouseAcceleration=0
[HAVOK]
iNumThreads=4
[SaveGame]
bAllowProfileTransfer=1
bUseSaveGameHistory=1
[Animation]
bMultiThreadBoneUpdate=1
[BackgroundLoad]
bUseMultiThreadedFaceGen=1
bUseMultiThreadedTrees=1
[Decals]
bDecalMultithreaded=1
bForceAllDecals=1
[Imagespace]
bDoRadialBlur=1
[BudgetCaps]
uActorMemoryBudgetCap=20971520
uLoadedAreaNonActorMemoryBudgetCap=371195904
uWaterMemoryInterior=20971520
uTextureMemoryInterior=20971520
uGeometryMemoryInterior=20971520
uWaterMemory=10485760
uTextureMemory=20971520
uGeometryMemory=10485760

------------------ SKYRIMPREFS.INI

[General]
sLanguage=ENGLISH

uExterior Cell Buffer=108
uInterior Cell Buffer=9
iStoryManagerLoggingEvent=-1
bEnableStoryManagerLogging=0

[Display]
fShadowLODMaxStartFade=1750.0
fSpecularLODMaxStartFade=3500.0
fLightLODMaxStartFade=6125.0
iShadowMapResolutionPrimary=7168
iShadowMapResolutionSecondary=7168
bAllowScreenshot=1
sD3DDevice="NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT "
iTexMipMapSkip=0
bFXAAEnabled=1
fMeshLODLevel2FadeDist=3072.0000
fMeshLODLevel1FadeDist=4096.0000
fSpecularLODStartFade=500.0000
fLightLODStartFade=1000.0000
fTreesMidLODSwitchDist=3600.0000
iShadowMapResolution=1024
fShadowBiasScale=0.3000
iShadowMaskQuarter=4
iBlurDeferredShadowMask=1
fShadowDistance=2500.0000
iMaxDecalsPerFrame=10
iMaxSkinDecalsPerFrame=3
iAdapter=0
iSize W=1360
iSize H=768
iMultiSample=4
iMaxAnisotropy=1
iPresentInterval=1
bFull Screen=1
fInteriorShadowDistance=5250.0000
bFloatPointRenderTarget=1
fGamma=1.5000
iShadowFilter=0
fDecalLOD2=1750.0000
fDecalLOD1=875.0000
fShadowLODStartFade=350.0000
iTexMipMapMinimum=7
bTransparencyMultisampling=1
iWaterMultiSamples=8
iShadowMode=3
bTreesReceiveShadows=1
bDrawLandShadows=1
bDrawShadows=1
fLeafAnimDampenDistEnd=8050.0000
fLeafAnimDampenDistStart=6300.0000
fMeshLODFadePercentDefault=2.1000
fMeshLODFadeBoundDefault=448.0000
fMeshLODLevel2FadeTreeDistance=3584.0000
fMeshLODLevel1FadeTreeDistance=4977.0000
iScreenShotIndex=0
bShadowMaskZPrepass=0
bMainZPrepass=0
iShadowSplitCount=2
bShadowsOnGrass=1
bDeferredShadows=1

[Audio]
fMusicDuckingSeconds=6.0
fMusicUnDuckingSeconds=8.0
fMenuModeFadeOutTime=3.0
fMenuModeFadeInTime=1.0

[Grass]
bAllowCreateGrass=1
bAllowLoadGrass=1
b30GrassVS=1
fGrassStartFadeDistance=3000.0000
fGrassMaxStartFadeDistance=12250.0000
fGrassMinStartFadeDistance=700.0000

[GeneralWarnings]
SGeneralMasterMismatchWarning=One or more plugins could not find the correct versions of the master files they depend on. Errors may occur during load or game play. Check the Warnings.txt file for more information.

[Archive]
sResourceArchiveList=Skyrim - Misc.bsa, Skyrim - Shaders.bsa, Skyrim - Textures.bsa, Skyrim - Interface.bsa, Skyrim - Animations.bsa, Skyrim - Meshes.bsa, Skyrim - Sounds.bsa
sResourceArchiveList2=Skyrim - Voices.bsa, Skyrim - VoicesExtra.bsa

[Combat]
fMagnetismStrafeHeadingMult=0.0
fMagnetismLookingMult=0.0

[Papyrus]
fPostLoadUpdateTimeMS=500.0
bEnableLogging=1
bEnableTrace=1
bLoadDebugInformation=1
[Imagespace]
iRadialBlurLevel=0
bDoDepthOfField=1
[LOD]
fLODFadeOutMultActors=3.0000
fLODFadeOutMultItems=3.5000
fLODFadeOutMultObjects=2.5000
fLODFadeOutMultSkyCell=1.0000
[Decals]
bDecals=1
bSkinnedDecals=1
uMaxDecals=100
uMaxSkinDecals=35
uMaxSkinDecalsPerActor=20
[TerrainManager]
fTreeLoadDistance=25000.0000
fBlockMaximumDistance=100000.0000
fBlockLevel1Distance=32768.0000
fBlockLevel0Distance=20480.0000
fSplitDistanceMult=0.7500
bShowLODInEditor=0
[BlurShaderHDR]
bDoHighDynamicRange=1
[BlurShader]
bUseBlurShader=0
[Launcher]
bShowAllResolutions=1
uLastAspectRatio=3
bEnableFileSelection=1
[Water]
iWaterReflectHeight=2048
iWaterReflectWidth=2048
bUseWaterDisplacements=1
bUseWaterRefractions=1
bUseWaterReflections=1
bUseWaterDepth=1
[MAIN]
fSkyCellRefFadeDistance=262500.0000
bGamepadEnable=1
bCrosshairEnabled=1
fHUDOpacity=1.0000
bSaveOnPause=1
bSaveOnTravel=1
bSaveOnWait=1
bSaveOnRest=1
[GamePlay]
bShowFloatingQuestMarkers=1
bShowQuestMarkers=1
iDifficulty=4
[Interface]
bDialogueSubtitles=1
bGeneralSubtitles=1
bShowCompass=1
fMouseCursorSpeed=1.0000
[Controls]
fMouseHeadingSensitivity=0.0125
fGamepadHeadingSensitivity=1.9000
bAlwaysRunByDefault=1
bInvertYValues=0
bGamePadRumble=1
bUseKinect=0
[Particles]
iMaxDesired=1313
[SaveGame]
fAutosaveEveryXMins=15.0000
[AudioMenu]
fAudioMasterVolume=1.0000
fVal7=1.0000
uID7=0
fVal6=1.0000
uID6=0
fVal5=1.0000
uID5=0
fVal4=1.0000
uID4=0
fVal3=0.5000
uID3=466532
fVal2=0.8000
uID2=554685
fVal1=0.8000
uID1=1007612
fVal0=1.0000
uID0=94881
[Clouds]
fCloudLevel2Distance=262144.0000
fCloudLevel1Distance=32768.0000
fCloudLevel0Distance=16384.0000
fCloudNearFadeDistance=15750.0000
[Trees]
bRenderSkinnedTrees=1
uiMaxSkinnedTreesToRender=70
countryraven Nov 18, 2013 @ 4:14am 
my game was crashing allot ...especially when entering or trying to leave a cell
so i copy/pasted these settings into my skyrim.ini and skyrim prefs files and they work MOST excellent! even tho our graphics cards are different....
thanks very MUCH for posting them Socratesfoot
one thing however : i now have subtitles for everything said...... how to switch that off
for the sake of immersion... is my question.
Last edited by countryraven; Nov 18, 2013 @ 4:15am
countryraven Nov 18, 2013 @ 4:18am 
maybe ->diaglog subtitles i'll change it to 0 value
countryraven Nov 18, 2013 @ 4:21am 
hmmm they already were at zero setting?
engiefox Jul 8 @ 7:21am 
Not bad overall, but a few values need to be tweaked: iPresentInterval=1 to 0 (kinda like vsync), bAllowLoadGrass=1 to 0 (turning this on makes grass appear in places it shouldn't). A few values could be removed, too: fMasterFilePreLoadMB=100.0000, iPreloadSizeLimit=209715200, bPreemptivelyUnloadCells=0, bDismemberOneLimb=0, bForceNPCsUseAmmo=1. Any changes to Papyrus and any added limits or caps should be removed (ie. MaxMemoryPageSize=6144, iMinMemoryPageSize=6144, and [BudgetCaps]) , Skyrim sets these values automatically at runtime based on your hardware and Bethesda advises against changing them with ini tweaks.
Last edited by engiefox; Jul 8 @ 7:32am
engiefox Jul 8 @ 7:49am 
Plus, if you turn off multisampling/antialiasing (set iMultiSample=0, bTransparencyMultisampling=0, iWaterMultiSamples=0, bFXAAEnabled=0) you could probably run skyrim at 1920*1080 instead of 1360*768 and still afford to bump the anisotropic filtering up to 2 or 4. Kinda depends on whether or not you prefer less jaggies or texture crispness.
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