Manually Modifying Graphic Settings:
Under the same GRiD folder that has your savegame folder, you wil find another folder called hardwaresettings
. Things like draw distance, memory use, post-processing features and quality levels can be manually changed here.
first, then you can look at tweaking your graphics. Simply load the xml file into Notepad or other text editor.
An example (a popular mod) is to disable Bloom & Blur effects which makes the graphics appear sharper and more detailed (and a bit easier on the eyes!).Change:
<postprocess enabled="true" blur="true" />To:
<postprocess enabled="false" blur="false" />
If you modify the file and the game won't start then just copy back the backup you created.
You can also on modern graphics cards override (or enhance) some of the quality settings via your control panel. For an older game like GRiD this can be a benefit, allowing for better anti-aliasing, texture filtering etc.
For Nvidia users, this is found under the 'Manage 3D Settings'
section. Navigate to the Program Settings
tab, and add 'grid.exe'. Then you can manually change the settings listed. Remember to apply once you have made your changes. I recommend only changing one setting at a time and test to ensure you keep good frame performance.Note: If you go into your in-game graphic settings, your manual changes will get overridden. Keep a modified backup xml version as well (just in case). ** If anyone in the community has a more detailed description/guide/tip of what is good to change or best options for tweaking these settings please post in the comments and I will add. **