Alien: Isolation

Alien: Isolation

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Alien: Isolation - Settings Mod
By AngelGraves13
Full Level of Detail / 4K Shadow Map Resolution / Horizontal FOV / Alternate Planar Reflections
 
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Introduction
The modded file will enable support for full Level of Detail, 4K shadow map resolution, Horizontal FOV, and add alternate Planar Reflections. A modded file is available to download for your convenience.
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UPDATED: 03/17/2017

New Links

Alien: Isolation - Modded Settings[www.dropbox.com]
Alien: Isolation - Original Settings[www.dropbox.com]

Alien: Isolation default ENGINE_SETTINGS.XML location:

SteamApps\common\Alien Isolation\DATA
Changelog
- LOD value of 6.0 is Ultra. Previous 1.0 value is High.
- 3072 and 4096 values added to Shadow Resolution as Very High and Ultra.
- Alternate Planar Reflections added that ignore the values found in the reflection map. Not enabled by default. To enable, change from On setting to Alternate.
- Streaming Texture Heap Size raised to 1024 for better texture resolution and streaming performance
- Streaming Model Heap Size raised to 512 for better model resolution and streaming performance
- Field of View values changed to horizontal FOV
Level of Detail (LOD)
Alien: Isolation uses Level of Detail (LOD) to reduce detail once objects are a certain distance from view, and while this method works well it does cause objects to pop in and out of detail.

Below are two images, one taken with the previous Ultra value and one taken with the new Ultra value.

LOD (1.0) Ultra LOD (6.0) Ultra
Shadow Map Resolution
Shadow Map Resolution is limited to 2048 in Alien: Isolation by default. 4096 shadow map resolution can be accessed in-game with the modded file for better shadows with the Ultra preset.

2K (2048) Standard Shadows 4K (4096) Standard Shadows
Horizontal Field of View (FOV)
Alien: Isolation uses Vertical FOV instead of Horizontal FOV. The values have been renamed to avoid confusion and converted to horizontal values in-game. 85 is the recommended value, and any value higher than 85 will result in no legs for Ripley and other first person models.
Alternate Planar Reflections
Alternate Planar Reflections can be enabled in-game. This setting will ignore the reflection values found in the map files.

Standard Alternate
Anisotropic Filtering
Force 16X Anisotropic Filtering in your videocard's control panel for high quality AF.
Recommended Mods
Here you'll find a list of mods I highly recommend that will enhance your gameplay experience in Alien: Isolation.

* Alias Isolation[github.com]
A fantastic mod that adds TAA (Temporal Anti-aliasing) which eliminates all aliasing in the game. Highly recommended. There may be visual anomalies when depth of field effects are used. The mod is constantly being updated, so it it likely that the issues will be eliminated in the future.
* Unpredictable Alien
A great mod that makes the alien more unpredictable by giving it more freedom to roam the ship instead of constantly stalking you. The mod affects all difficulty levels and modifies the alien's leash to the player and time spent in vents.
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82 Comments
Blaine the Pain Mar 20 @ 6:15am 
I cannot get the radial menu to work in 3840 x 2160. Any ideas why?
GAR Mar 3 @ 1:23pm 
Does make game look great - the Temporal AA mod is fantastic - thx for link -
HOLA Y BUENOS DÍAS @ANGEL .
MUCHISIMAS GRACIAS POR ESTE GRAN APORTE, YA QUE HOY VOY A EMPEZAR A HACER DIRECTOS EN 4K DE ESTE JUEGO EN YOUTUBE, Y LOS REFLEJOS SON MARAVILLOSOS, SE VE ESPECTACULAR, Y RE PONDER TU NOMBRE EN AGRADECIMIENTOS EN LA DESCRIPCIÓN DE EL DIRECTO .
UN SALUDO Y UN ABRAZO .
ATENTAMENTE : JONATHAN .
Traductor de Google
HELLO AND GOOD DAYS @ANGEL.
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR THIS GREAT CONTRIBUTION, SINCE TODAY I WILL BE STARTING TO MAKE DIRECT IN 4K OF THIS GAME ON YOUTUBE, AND THE REFLECTIONS ARE WONDERFUL, YOU SEE SPECTACULAR, AND PUT YOUR NAME IN THANKS IN THE DESCRIPTION OF THE DIRECT.
A GREETING AND A HUG .
CAREFULLY: JONATHAN.
irie_leon Feb 18 @ 4:31pm 
thats really sad :( ...thank you! ...
Terepin Jan 6 @ 10:12am 
Oh, I see. Thanks for clarification.
AngelGraves13  [author] Jan 5 @ 1:52pm 
Anything over 85 FOV displays no legs. Previously, I limited to 85 FOV, but recently added more values for those who can't stomache 85 FOV and need more breathing room.

My settings "fixed" nothing, as I only excluded higher values.
Terepin Jan 4 @ 12:03pm 
Your modded settings fixed missing body when higher FOV is used, but I can't see them anymore. What happened?
Devilock Dec 18, 2016 @ 3:58am 
Ok thanks for the quick reply!
AngelGraves13  [author] Dec 18, 2016 @ 2:52am 
copy paste from original to modded in Field Of View section
Devilock Dec 17, 2016 @ 10:24am 
Is there any way to keep the same FOV as the original settings?