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rFactor 2 FPS Improvements

Kris Cobb

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Use these settings to make sure you are not CPU or GPU limited.

Should improve FPS noticeably:
"Rearview_Back_Clip":65,


May improve FPS:
"Cockpit Vibration Freq1":0,
"Cockpit Vibration Freq1#":"Primary rate of vibration affects eyepoint position (higher framerates allow higher rates)",
"Cockpit Vibration Freq2":0,
"Cockpit Vibration Freq2#":"Secondary rate of vibration affects eyepoint orientation",
"Cockpit Vibration Mult1":0,
"Cockpit Vibration Mult1#":"Primary aerodynamic vibration multiplier affects eyepoint position (base magnitude is in VEH or cockpit file)",
"Cockpit Vibration Mult2":0,
"Cockpit Vibration Mult2#":"Secondary aerodynamic vibration multiplier affects eyepoint orientation (base magnitude is in VEH or cockpit file)",
"Head Physics":0,
"Head Physics#":"Fraction of head physics movement applied to cockpit view (position AND rotation)",
"Head Rotation":0,
"Head Rotation#":"Additional head physics multiplier affecting rotation only",


Further FPS improvements:
"Garage Detail":0.1,
"Garage Detail#":"LOD multiplier when vehicle is in garage (0.01-1.00)",
"Heat FX Fade Speed":0,
"Heat FX Fade Speed#":"Speed at which exhaust heat effects reduce by half (0 to completely disable)",
"Lightning Probability":0,
"Lightning Probability#":"Probability of seeing lightning (0.0-1.5)",
"Load Opponent Cockpits":false,
"Load Opponent Cockpits#":"Whether to load gauges and LCD for opponents, don't turn off if you're planning on hot-swapping vehicles in multiplayer",
"Max Headlights":2,
"Max Headlights#":"Max headlights visible relative to your car.",
"Max Visible Vehicles":10,
"Pitcrew Detail Level":1,
"Pitcrew Detail Level#":"0=Off, 1=Player Only, 2=Everybody",
"Rain FX Quality":1, (or 0 to disable)
"Rain FX Quality#":"If 1, enable rain drops, if >1 enable rain effects from Low to High",
"Raindrop Flow":0,
"Raindrop Flow#":"Add to enable: 1=flow over current 2=flow over other vehicles",
"Rainspray Flow":0,
"Rainspray Flow#":"Add to enable: 1=flow over current 2=flow over other vehicles",
"Shadow Blur":0,
"Shadow Blur#":"0=Off, 1=Fast, 2=Optimal, 3=Quality",
"Shadows":0,
"Smoke Flow":false,
"Smoke Flow#":"Whether all smoke\/flames\/dust flow over non-emitting vehicles",
"Soft Particles":0,
"Soft Particles#":"0=Off, 1=Cheap soft edges, 2=Depth buffered soft edges",
"Spark Flow":0,
"Spark Flow#":"Add to enable: 1=flow over current 2=flow over other vehicles",
"Special FX":0,
"Sun Occlusion":false,
"Sun Occlusion#":"If true, sunlight is affected by cloud cover",
"Thunder Probability":0,
"Thunder Probability#":"Probability of hearing thunder (0.0-1.5)",
"Tire Emitter Flow":false,
"Tire Emitter Flow#":"Whether tire smoke\/dust flow over emitting vehicle",
"Wind and Crowd Motion":false,
"Wind and Crowd Motion#":"If true, trees respond to ambient wind, crowds have some random motion"


Apply some or all these FPS fixes then change the detail to the desired amount. Then check for your minimum FPS, then set the following setting to 10 FPS below that:
"Max Framerate":100, (100 is an example)
"Max Framerate#":"0 to disable (note: positive numbers only, we always use the 'alternate' method now)",


You should not be CPU or GPU limited with these settings.
 

Kris Cobb

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Another option to also try is disabling the Steam plugin at rFactor (single mode) -> Options -> Plugins/interface

It stops steam trying to check your game files are up to date while in use, but it will still download automatic updates when you join steam.
 
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