o7 Citizens, I wanted to share my user.cfg and optimizations that I use to play the game with minimal crashing and great framerate with a medium-high end rig.
I see a lot of people in Global Chat complaining about client crashes (not 30K). Star Citizen is an Alpha and it is normal to crash. BUT, I believe that there are some things you can do to make the game run smoother and more consistent on your end.
By no means is this a "fix" or better than default settings, but I do get overall less crashes, more consistently. This may not work for everyone so no guarantees:
First lets show you 'My Setup'
- CPU: i7-9700K @ 4.8GHz
- GPU: ASUS RTX 2060 Super
- RAM: 32GB @ 3200 MHz
- Crucial MX500 SSD (No paging file enabled)
- The first thing to do is to Navigate to 'C:***StarCitizenLIVE' and add a new file named USER.cfg
Add the text:
sys_maxFPS = 0 // framerate uncapped
sys_maxIdleFPS = 0 // uncaps idle fps
r_VSync = 0 // forces vsync off
r_MotionBlur = 0 // turns off camera blur
r_ssdo = 1 // turns screen shadow gloss down
r_DisplayInfo = 3 // shows some connection and pc information
q_ShaderDecal = 3 // default value is 3
q_ShaderFX = 1 // default value is 3
q_ShaderGeneral = 3 // default value is 3
q_ShaderGlass = 2 // default value is 3
q_ShaderHDR = 0 // default value is 3
q_ShaderParticle = 2 // default value is 3
q_ShaderPostProcess = 1 // default value is 3
q_ShaderShadow = 3 // default value is 3
q_ShaderSky = 2 // default value is 3
q_ShaderWater = 1 // default value is 1
ui_disableScreenFade = 1 // disables fade between screens
- Open the ''C:***StarCitizenLIVEUSER' folder and delete 'shaders'
- Navigate to 'C:***StarCitizenLIVEBin64' and locate 'StarCitizen.exe' –> Right-click properties
- These are my video settings:
- Windows settings:
- ***OPTIONAL & NOT RECOMMENDED for Non-Advanced Users***
ALWAYS BACKUP REGISTRY if you don't know what you're doing!
Windows 10 by default uses Nagle's Algorithm to bundle data packets. By modifying the registry you can have an unbuffered flow of packets if your internet connect is consistent (i.e. wired and not wireless)
Hold Windows key + R, and type regedit
Navigate to ComputerHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetServicesTcpipParametersInterfaces
Match the folder with the IP address that is found when you run ipconfig in CMD and add the two 32-bit DWORD's
Edit value to 1 (see image)
That's it. I hope it helps a few people out. I know how frustrating crashes can be. If this doesn't change or makes things worse for you, just delete your ''C:***StarCitizenLIVEUSER" folder as well as the USER.cfg and everything will be reverted back to default (also re-enable fullscreen optimizations in properties).
This game is amazing and hope it gets more optimizations. Best of Luck! o7
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