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Skat0rzZzz Oct 2, 2015 @ 7:52am
FPS Drops Fix!
Skip this b*llsh*t if you're in a hurry
So I've had these FPS drops while looking at certain areas and while being in various gunfights.
Most of the people said it would be PhysX, v-Sync, Textures/Game Detail settings and other sh!te. Well in some cases yes, but if you're certain that your PC is a beast and you still get them FPS drops, you're probably sitting there completely p*ssed off thinking: "WTF is this sh!t?" "Bad port/optimization" and yadda yadda yadda...

Here's the deal:
  1. Find and open the following file "WillowEngine.ini" in your Documents folder (C:\Users\___\Documents\My Games\Borderlands 2\WillowGame\Config)
  2. Search for "DefaultPostProcessName = WillowEngineMaterials.WillowScenePostProcess"
  3. Now change it to "DefaultPostProcessName = EngineMaterials.ScenePostProcess" and save the file
  4. Profit... Maybe do a backflip out of happiness

Optional:
-Turning off Dynamic Shadows will gain you some additional FPS. To do so, in the very same file change the "DynamicShadows=True" to "DynamicShadows=False" (the one under [SystemSettings])
-Setting PhysX to low might also help

Have fun playing the game. Good day!
Last edited by Skat0rzZzz; Nov 25, 2016 @ 3:07am
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SpectatorX Oct 2, 2015 @ 9:06am 
Disabling streaming textures gives nice fps boost, just tested it and i can confirm it works.
http://pcgamingwiki.com/wiki/Borderlands_2
Chipmungus Oct 2, 2015 @ 9:19am 
You might want to mention that this disables the black outline shader (ruining the look of the game IMO)

Regardless, it made no difference to me.
For me (i7, Geforce 660), setting PhysX to "low" (effectively disabling PhysX effects) had a huge impact on overall performance, of course I miss out on some extra particle effects, explosion effects, PhysX objects here and there but it's not worth the abysmal performance in areas with these objects/ in larger battles to me.
Phant0m₆⁶₆ Nov 23, 2016 @ 6:02pm 
I know this is an old thread but THANK YOU SO MUCH!
TheIronChariot Dec 30, 2016 @ 4:08pm 
Fixed my issues in 2016... great game so far.
Last edited by TheIronChariot; Dec 30, 2016 @ 4:09pm
Jollts Feb 12, 2017 @ 9:34am 
lirik fans kys
PMR Mar 28, 2017 @ 6:14pm 
So far so good,and no annoying ♥♥♥ frame drops,thank you.
livingxeno Jun 11, 2017 @ 9:30pm 
OLD ♥♥♥ THREAD but this worked great. The game looks better without the lines imo
Soggy cereal Jun 14, 2017 @ 6:03am 
Very good guide helped me alot :)
Limten Jul 1, 2017 @ 1:10pm 
My fps literally stays the exact same whether I'm on highest or lowest settings, stays high out of combat then turns to ♥♥♥♥ when in combat
bluescreenlife Jul 6, 2017 @ 12:54am 
Worked perfectly! I knew my i5 and GTX 1060 build should be pushing out more than 40-60 FPS.
c3lix Jul 16, 2017 @ 6:42am 
this is not a fix, and it's already well known and mentioned in many guides.
Sabastein Jul 16, 2017 @ 8:19am 
without black outline, the edge will be more jagged:adol:
Skat0rzZzz Jul 21, 2017 @ 7:18am 
Originally posted by c3lix:
this is not a fix, and it's already well known and mentioned in many guides.
Yet people still tend to miss it
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Date Posted: Oct 2, 2015 @ 7:52am
Posts: 30