Arma 3
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Enhanced Video Settings
 
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Mod Type: Mechanics
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Dec 6, 2017 @ 10:30am
Aug 31, 2018 @ 9:09am
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Description
EVS expands the graphics options with simple config changes.


This is an experimental mini-mod.
Some settings may not work or may cause issues.

Usage: open the video settings and try the new levels for the old options.

Features:
  • View distance goes up to 40,000m
  • shadow distance 3,000m (above ~500m will cause some glitching and a hit on performance)
  • Terrain detail Ultra+ (grass clutter renders further and distant terrain is more detailed. Setting overrides the vanilla limit on very high terrain view distance)
  • more particles.
  • higher resolution shadows (spectacular with high shadow distance)
  • lower/higher textures and object detail (not very noticeable effect, except in the low end)
  • better clouds (slightly more volume)
  • more dynamic lights (the vanilla limit is 16 lights, EVS uses the maximum hard-coded limit of 32)
  • More depth of field and sharpening (beyond reasonable levels)
  • Client-side only

Latest changelog:
August 31st 2018:
Forced Ultra+ terrain detail level is even more detailed.
Optimized, less jagged shadows.
Some slider limits adjusted.
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173 Comments
Sams  [author] Oct 19 @ 11:03pm 
Using the added above ultra settings may indeed degrade FPS.
jordanvdb05 Oct 19 @ 10:58pm 
Will i have normal fps or will it lag like crazy
RedComet Sep 12 @ 9:31pm 
My com is gonna blow XD:steamhappy:
Sams  [author] Aug 27 @ 7:58am 
That's a good point. Although I've always just assumed it was obvious because servers generally don't need to take player's personal settings into account.
Eutyches Aug 27 @ 6:42am 
@Sams, thank you! I am surprised that the question was not asked an answered already either here or in your BI Forums post. I recommend updating the mod description with the words "CLIENT-SIDE ONLY" at the top; that may encourage even wider adoption (dare I say, an extended view distance?).
Sams  [author] Aug 27 @ 6:34am 
Yes it's client side. The server only needs to allow using it.
Eutyches Aug 27 @ 6:32am 
I have the same clarifying question. This is client-side only, correct? Thank you for the great work, @Sams.
Sheikh Novalpro Jun 12 @ 6:26pm 
Does the server I'm joining require this mod as well?
TemporaryTeMp3R Jun 10 @ 8:01pm 
Nevermind. I've figured it out.
Shai`tan Apr 29 @ 12:58pm 
What a fantastic mod! Much thx!