dx11

#1 Posted by MogiGrumbles (12 posts) -

I haven't seen anybody talking about this so I thought I'd post about it.

There is a dx11 setting set to false in the willowengine file.

Just search for systemsettings and look for AllowD3D11=False

Change it to AllowD3D11=True

I've noticed a bump in fps and other things. idk why this isn't in the main game options. Hope that helps some people out.

#2 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18955 posts) -

Thanks I'll give it a shot

#3 Posted by Baillie (4039 posts) -

@MogiGrumbles: First time posters here really are the best. You're awesome even though I don't have borderlands or a PC.

#4 Posted by Snail (8580 posts) -

@Baillie said:

@MogiGrumbles: First time posters here really are the best. You're awesome even though I don't have borderlands or a PC.

The frequency with which that is not true is so high I actually chuckled a bit.

On topic though: thanks for posting this! When I end up getting that game I will try that out. Do you have any comparison shots you can share?

#5 Posted by Baillie (4039 posts) -

@Snail: I didn't mean first time posters are awesome, I meant comparing them to other forums. I assure you that the number of awesome new guys is way higher here than most places.

#6 Posted by Icemo (642 posts) -

@Snail: There wont be any changes in quality since the game is made for DirectX9, but it might run smoother for some.

On the other hand, tweaking some other settings might increase texture size for example after switching that setting to true.

#7 Posted by Subjugation (4718 posts) -

@MogiGrumbles: What is the specific path to find the file? Is it /Borderlands2/WillowGame/Config and then one of those config files?

#8 Edited by Icemo (642 posts) -

@Subjugation: Edit: Oops, I meant WillowEngine.ini

#9 Posted by shinboy630 (1133 posts) -

@Subjugation said:

@MogiGrumbles: What is the specific path to find the file? Is it /Borderlands2/WillowGame/Config and then one of those config files?

It is the WillowEngine file in that config folder. I'll have to give this a shot, see what happens.

#10 Posted by MogiGrumbles (12 posts) -

sorry didn't mean to pm this, n00b to this forum

documents > my games > borderlands 2 > willowgame > config > willowengine

ctrl f [systemsettings]

there's a bunch of stuff turned off actually, change em to true. just back that file up in case it breaks :P

this also works for borderlands 1 btw. only its dx10 instead of dx11

#11 Posted by ervonymous (1297 posts) -

I should've known.. The settings were so diverse I thought they'd just surface it there and didn't think to look, thanks.

#12 Posted by MogiGrumbles (12 posts) -

@Icemo said:

@Snail: There wont be any changes in quality since the game is made for DirectX9, but it might run smoother for some.

On the other hand, tweaking some other settings might increase texture size for example after switching that setting to true.

yeah it's not the difference between the 360 and ps3 versions but it did help with some of the phys-x and fps issues

#13 Posted by AlexW00d (6185 posts) -

The game doesn't actually use DX11, so allowing it in the ini means nothing. It's just an engine thing.

There are some tweaks you can make in those .inis than will make the game run better and/or look better though.

#14 Posted by murisan (1119 posts) -

@AlexW00d said:

The game doesn't actually use DX11, so allowing it in the ini means nothing. It's just an engine thing.

There are some tweaks you can make in those .inis than will make the game run better and/or look better though.

Do tell?

#15 Posted by Icemo (642 posts) -

@murisan: Borderlands 2 config tweaksWarning! Save your original WillowEngine.ini so you can go back to it if something breaks! That thread has a tweaked config for some dx11 effects.

#16 Posted by Karkarov (2982 posts) -

I will give it a try and do some recording, see if my fps on tape improves. That will be the clearest sign if it makes much difference or not. I know I was running 60 fps stable when I played it earlier.

#17 Posted by Icemo (642 posts) -

Well, I took some screenshots before and after those tweaks, but no difference at all. Also I didn't really notice any difference in fps, so waste of my time I think...

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