[OLD][Basic][ALL][Screens] NS2+ Settings explained

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12 March 2015 - 19:23 EDT
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EDIT 6.3.17:
you should probably prefer the video from the Creator of NS2+ Mendasp:

[Basic][All][Video] NS2+ Recommended Settings
http://www.ensl.org/topics/1665

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First of all Thanks to Mendasp for this Great Mod.

I Lately saw that some People didnt configurate their NS2+ properly
and thats why i wrote this Tutorial it should help iditeifiying the settings that are better.

I Recommand to Print this or open it with your 2nd Screen, Smartphone or Tablet.
And then make a testrun with all new settings.



I Sorted The Options into 4 Categories:

Strategic Information (SI)
(About Map Awarenes and for Field/MainCommander)

Performance Tip (PT)
(About Options that Affect/Improve the NS2 Performance)

HUD Tip (HT)
(About Options to customize ur Hud)

Other Tip (OT)
(Everything else)




NS2 Options Menu



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NS2+ Options:



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Leave me Comments where i got something wrong or give me suggestions for better explanations,
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12 March 2015 - 20:38 EDT
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HUD Detail low is retarded, it's a vanilla option that removes the marine minimap and building names and only leaves the healthbars, it was an attempt at adding some NS2+ options to vanilla (without freedom of choice) and chose all the worst ones. You still see the minimap and such because NS2+ lets you choose if you want them on or not, but if you play on a server without it you'll see how bad this setting is. Deffo leave this default.

Why would you not use Minimal GUI? It removes the backgrounds from menus and UI elements (scanlines for marines, smoke for aliens). This includes the horrible scanlines in the exo HUD. This makes the UI get less in the way.

Objective banners are useless, you get better info from the minimap. Research notifications are equally useless, since this info you can get from your comm and/or pressing J while building/dead. Or even just using the armory and seeing what's researched...

And weapon tracers are the tracers you see in first person when shooting, should be disabled because they are distracting.
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13 March 2015 - 04:03 EDT
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Shadows off? Big mistake imo. So many ambushes where skulks are between a light source / ground, normally when on a sky light are given away by shadows
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13 March 2015 - 04:27 EDT
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ty for the work Mega :)

Shadows helps but shadows kill to much fps, or?
And Antialiasing on? off for better perfomance (bad pc's)
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Viewmodels are not personal preference in regards to competitive, else most would not turn it off on aliens(which have the largest viewmodels of any competetive game). It is advantageous to be able to see the parts of your screen normally blocked by the viewmodels, it's a must unless you don't mind being at a disadvantage to others having them disabled. Viewmodels are not a part of the HUD, they simply give you clearer strategic information if you remove them.

Other than that, good guide Mega. You should have put it into an article as I told you, it will get lost in this forum over time as more topics arise. Articles on the other hand, don't ever get lost.
http://www.youtube.com/user/swalken/videos
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swalk says
You should have put it into an article as I told you, it will get lost in this forum over time as more topics arise. Articles on the other hand, don't ever get lost.

Yea Mega if you turn this into an Article Draft, I will publish it in the NS2 - Guides section of the Articles.
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13 March 2015 - 16:22 EDT
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Should really have anti-aliasing off for more FPS and Anisotropic Filtering on to reduce eye strain on some textures.

View models on/off is definitely personal preference.
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19 March 2015 - 08:04 EDT
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I've actually never bothered that much of looking my NS2+ settings, so this is a great thread! I think the last time was when i checked them was like Release of NS2+ and when Viewmodels came (please dont flame this post about viewmodels.. not gonna mention the name..)

But doesnt the performance get hit with A-A on? Or am i wrong at that point Mendasp?

By the way, when im at it.. Is this post also posted at the UWE forum? So maybe people that are not aware of ENSL and just play pubs can get some hints and tips? Call it like the "Competitive Settings" or "Performance Settings"?

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19 March 2015 - 09:15 EDT
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Yeah, AA will hurt performance.
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Mendasp if you are taking suggestions for NS2+ options, I would like to see the ability to turn draw blood off altogether.
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Concerning Resolution settings:
You should always run at the native resolution of you monitor (1920x1080 for most people). if you run it at a different resolution your monitor has do upscale the image -> takes time (input lag) and makes the image less accurate.

fps:
in NS2 a high framerate is extremely important, so make sure your game always runs at the max hz of your monitor or above. so for normal displays make sure you get 60fps+.

Gaming monitor 100hz+:
Is a gaming monitor with high hz worth it? -> YES. the difference between my 60hz and 144hz is night and day. I almost doubled my K/D when switching. Anyone who has trouble hitting their enemies and doesnt have a gaming monitor should consider getting one. It is MUCH more fun aswell :)

cheers :)
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Concerning Resolution settings:
You should always run at the native resolution of you monitor (1920x1080 for most people). if you run it at a different resolution your monitor has do upscale the image -> takes time (input lag) and makes the image less accurate.

fps:
in NS2 a high framerate is extremely important, so make sure your game always runs at the max hz of your monitor or above. so for normal displays make sure you get 60fps+.

To run at 60 fps (60 hz monitor) I have to run it at 1280x720 on my 1080p monitor:p rip input
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Yaluzan says
To run at 60 fps (60 hz monitor) I have to run it at 1280x720 on my 1080p monitor:p rip input


I'm sorry man :/ If you ever manage to scratch a bit of money together for a new pc, let me know. I can give you some recommendations depending on your budget. I'm a hardware-nerd and always happy to help a fellow gamer out :)
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Luftwaffel says
Yaluzan says
To run at 60 fps (60 hz monitor) I have to run it at 1280x720 on my 1080p monitor:p rip input


I'm sorry man :/ If you ever manage to scratch a bit of money together for a new pc, let me know. I can give you some recommendations depending on your budget. I'm a hardware-nerd and always happy to help a fellow gamer out :)

So am I, i'm just broke :p
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#15
Is the "Server-side blood hit" option affected by the latest hitreg update ?
NS2 quotes :
"We need an exo ! With gatling and shit !"
"C'mon Onos ! Move your fat ass !"
"I need a medical bag"
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#16
No. All that option does is confirm hits in the same way that hitsounds and damage numbers are confirmed.
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Ok thx.
NS2 quotes :
"We need an exo ! With gatling and shit !"
"C'mon Onos ! Move your fat ass !"
"I need a medical bag"
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#18
Sardine says
Mendasp if you are taking suggestions for NS2+ options, I would like to see the ability to turn draw blood off altogether.



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