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Hey guys,

please remember the settings here are to make spotting most competitive, not to give the very best graphical experience. And remember that with deferred shading, the jaggies is something we'll have a hard time getting rid of (without blurry lenses).

 

- 15.06.2021 Update

- Added Vive Pro 2's How-To disable Automatic Display Resolution and disable Variable Automatic Lighting

 

Previous Updates in Spoiler

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- 12.06.2021 Update

- Adjusted SteamVR section, adjusted Vive Pro 2 Vive Console (Motion Smoothing)

- 10.06.2021 Update

- Added Vive Pro 2 Setup, Vive Console, Settings for SteamVR/IL-2

- 06.05.2021 Update

- Added Link to headset comparisons to bottom

- 09.04.2021 Update

- New Absolute Quality VR settings for Reverb G2 ("How to use SS100% / Motion Smoothing while AVOIDING artifacts!")

- 17.03.2021 Update

- Fixed SSAO setting, added Golden Rule to avoid heavy performance hits due to heavy cloud cover

- 24.01.2020 Update

- Added "Fix to fisheye problem in WMR"

- 05.01.2020 Update

- SSAO = 0

- 20.12.2020 Update

- Reverb G2 Supersampling recommendation added

- 11.12.2020 Update

-Fixed Reverb G2/G1 setting (no msaa)

- 09.12.2020 Update

- Golden Rules added

- SteamVR section reworked

- WMR section reworked

- Free performance boost for all WMR added

- Color banding fix on clouds added

- Propeller Disk selection added

- SteamVR Chaperone fix reworked

- Benchmark and hardware analysis link added

- Pimax 5K+ support deprecated (end of post)

 

 

Use CTRL+F to search for keywords in this post!

 

### Introduction ###

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Hello fellow Simulator Enthusiasts,

 

Steam's SuperSampling reduces the size of aircrafts and tanks at range, so much that spotting contacts can be quite difficult, because they start becoming invisible. 

That is because using Supersampling information gets merged and hence lost. The result is that an aircraft at 15km range may be less than a (few) subpixels in size and is consumed by the sky around the subpixel. Supersampling too high makes aircrafts invisible as a result. But we cannot fly completely without it, as distortion profiles and sweetspot depend on it. Drop it too low, and the outer edges of your vision get more blurry.

 

### Golden Rules ###

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- 90Hz and a steady framerate help spotting and gunnery more than any other setting.

- Don't run your headset 1:1 at its physical resolution, it requires a bit more for the distortion profile, around 1.3x minimum.

- These settings are meant for the average computer.

- You want a static picture, to spot moving objects against that. This is why landscape filter is "blurry" and shadows are either "Extreme" or "Off" (they flicker).

- HDR enabled + HQ clouds + heavy clouds on map + high resolution (Reverbs) = engine grinding to a halt even on RTX3090. So I'm running with HDR disabled now.

- Keep the gamma at 0.8000 or even 0.7000, which makes far distant aircrafts as dark as possible - they are usually black dots.

- Look into one direction and hold your head steady - notice any "bugs" moving around? That can be a bandit. 

- Check your six for SCG.

 

### SteamVR settings ###

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Go to the SteamVR settings, enable "Advanced Settings".

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1) General: Keep Global Resolution at 100% (no effect on Vive Pro 2, see in its section how to disable Dynamic Resolution).

2) Video: Keep Global Resolution at 100% (no effect on Vive Pro 2, see in its section how to disable Dynamic Resolution).

>>> Video Setting Per Application: Press it and look for IL-2 Great Battles. Change your resolution per eye only here. 

For example: If you have a Vive Pro 1, your physical resolution per eye is 1440 x 1600 ; horizontal x vertical.

Recommendation: 1.3x to 1.5x of the vertical physical resolution per eye, so that the distortion profiles are properly drawn. In our example: 1.3 x 1600 = 2080. So 1872 x 2080.

Maximum: As high as your hardware allows to keep 90Hz. Not higher than 1.5x of vertical physical res. In our example, the max would be 1.5x1600p = 2400. So 2160 x 2400.

:umnik2:Beyond that, objects start vanishing at ranges when they should not for headsets with less physical pixels than Reverb G1/G2!

 

HP Reverb G2: Try 60% if you have an RTX 3080 and go as high as your hardware allows.

 

Advanced Supersampling-Filter: Disable it. It blurs too much.

Pause VR while headset is inactive: Disabled.

3) Start/Close: Turn Screen Off: 5 Minutes, Turn Controllers Off: 5 Minutes, Close Steam after: Never.

 

### Vive Pro 2, guide to setup ###

You must go through the steps to get it working properly. Otherwise you may get a blurry picture or performance issues.

 

Setup Guide - tidy up!

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  1. If you had another headset before, uninstall all remains. Remove PiTool, in %USER%\AppData\ in Roaming, LocalNow, Local you need to find all Pimax/PiTool folders and delete them. Remove all Mixed Reality Software and plugins, uninstall SteamVR. Go to your ..\Program Files(x86)\Steam\config\ folder, in there delete "Lighthouse" and file "steamvr.vrsettings".
  2. Reboot, freshly install SteamVR and opt into SteamVR Beta.
  3. Update your graphics drivers - this is essential or you can't select Ultra/Extreme in the Vive Console!
  4. Install Vive Console.

 

Vive Console Settings & how to handle

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  1. General, uncheck "Launch VIVE Console when the headset is connected". Now the headset won't launch by itself.
  2. Video, keep Motion compensation checked on. It is a setting passing through to SteamVR - motion compensation here is precisely the same as Valve's motion smoothing from SteamVR, please do not let YouTubers confuse you (they continue to parrot each other extensively that it was an inferior version by HTC, that's false).
  3. Display settings, uncheck "Let VC choose the best settings" and select "Ultra". If you have a 3090, try Extreme for 120Hz.image.thumb.png.55c97cee06d8e649eb9828052b475209.png

 

How to handle the VC? image.png.1278f56eaa9a574b082538dd792038b0.png

To turn on: Start Windows. Then, turn on Linkbox. On Taskbar, you can click on VIVE Console. It will automatically start SteamVR and the Basestations, if you have linked them to SteamVR properly.  

To turn off: Press "Exit" in SteamVR, the VIVE Console will automatically go to sleep. The Linkbox will put Basestations to sleep.

 

How-to disable Automatic Display Resolution

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If you do not do this, your resolution in SteamVR will remain dynamic - even if you select SteamVR's supersampling to be manual and at 200% or 300%. Some people experienced blurry pictures and sent their headsets back. Here seems to be the solution:

 

If Vive Console was installed normally, go to

C:\Program Files (x86)\VIVE\Updater\App\ViveVRRuntime\ViveVR\ViveVRServer\config

 

If Vive Console was installed via Steam, go to

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\VIVEDriver\App\ViveVRRuntime\ViveVR\ViveVRServer\config

 

then open 

default.vrsettings

 

find line

"DisplayResolutionAuto" : true,

 

change line to

"DisplayResolutionAuto" : false,

 

How-to disable Automatic Brightness Control

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If you do not do this, the Brightness may dimm darker areas of the picture even more towards black, which may be great for Elite Dangerous and to get close to OLED blacks, but not for Cockpits or Night time. Here seems to be the solution:

 

If Vive Console was installed normally, go to

C:\Program Files (x86)\VIVE\Updater\App\ViveVRRuntime\ViveVR\ViveVRServer\config

 

If Vive Console was installed via Steam, go to

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\VIVEDriver\App\ViveVRRuntime\ViveVR\ViveVRServer\config

 

then open 

default.vrsettings

 

find line

"EnableBrightnessControl" : true,

 

change line to

"EnableBrightnessControl" : false,

 

you can also play around with

"BrightnessPercentage" : 80,

and set it to 99, to see how it looks like.

 

SteamVR Settings (setting supersampling will have no effect until you have disabled Automatic Display Resolution!)

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  • The Video tab (using RTX 3090, lower for RTX 3080).
  • Please not the absolute pixels, not the percentage!

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  • In Video tab, the Per-Application Video Settings of IL-2 Great Battles

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IL-2 settings

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad\data\startup.cfg

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[KEY = graphics]
    adapter = 0
    bloom_enable = 0
    canopy_ref = 0
    desktop_center = 0
    detail_rt_res = 4096
    draw_distance = 0.27400
    far_blocks = 0
    fps_counter = 0
    fps_limit = 0
    full_height = 1024
    full_width = 1280
    fullscreen = 0
    gamma = 1.00000
    grass_distance = 0.00000
    hdr_enable = 0
    land_anisotropy = 2
    land_detail = 0
    land_tex_lods = 3
    max_cache_res = 1
    max_clouds_quality = 2
    mgpu_compatible = 0
    mirrors = 2
    msaa = 0
    multisampling = 0
    or_ca = 0.00000
    or_dummy = 0
    or_enable = 1
    or_height = 3228
    or_hud_rad = 1.50000
    or_hud_size = 0.75000
    or_ipd = 0.06680
    or_sipdc = 0.00000
    or_width = 3228
    post_sharpen = 1
    preset = 2
    prop_blur_max_rpm_for_vr = 155
    rescale_target = 1.00000
    shadows_quality = 3
    ssao_enable = 0
    stereo_dof = 5.00000
    vsync = 0
    win_height = 768
    win_width = 1280
[END]

There's no need to lower gamma, the Pro 2 regulates gamma itself and gives very well contrasts to spot folks with.

 

### For All Windows Mixed Reality Headsets ###

Setup Guide

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1. We always want the latest Windows 10 Update. Updates outside the USA are often delayed, to make sure, use the Windows 10 Update Assistant !

2. Install SteamVR

3. Install Mixed Reality Plugin

 

Start-Up Sequence

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1. In Windows, open Mixed Reality Portal

2. Put on headset, let it recognize the room

3. In Steam, start SteamVR, then your game

 

Failing to do so may put your head locked in a center position.

 

A free performance boost for WMR

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Description:

Windows Mixed Reality pre-allocates monitors in VR. Take a look at your Windows' monitors (Rightclick to Desktop -> Display Settings)

You will suddenly see many monitors while Mixed Reality Portal is active. These are rendered live, even if you don't use them. The more monitors you have, the higher the performance cost. Get performance boost by disabling them:

 

[...]
1. Launch Registry Editor
2. Navigate to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Holographic"
3. If the "PreallocateVirtualMonitors" REG_DWORD is not present, create it by selecting Edit > New > DWORD (32-bit) Value and entering PreallocateVirtualMonitors as the name
4. If the "PreallocateVirtualMonitors" REG_DWORD is present (or you just created it), double-click the entry and change "Value data" from 1 (its default value) to 0 (zero)
TRUE - 1
FALSE - 0
5. Virtual monitors will now allocate when you attempt to launch a Win32 application in Windows Mixed Reality instead of pre-allocating. To reset this and re-enable virtual monitor pre-allocation, return the DWORD "Value data" to 1.

6. Restart computer.

 

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Source 1 u/NEMRCMDY

Source 2 Microsoft's Mixed Reality Enthusiast Guide

 

 

### HP Reverb G2 / G1 ###

Performant VR settings

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad\data\startup.cfg

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[KEY = graphics]
    3dhud = 0
    adapter = 0
    bloom_enable = 0
    canopy_ref = 0
    desktop_center = 0
    detail_rt_res = 1024
    draw_distance = 0.54500
    far_blocks = 0
    fps_counter = 0
    fps_limit = 0
    full_height = 1080
    full_width = 2560
    fullscreen = 0
    gamma = 0.80000
    grass_distance = 0.00000
    hdr_enable = 0
    land_anisotropy = 2
    land_tex_lods = 3
    max_cache_res = 1
    max_clouds_quality = 2
    mgpu_compatible = 0
    mirrors = 2
    msaa = 0
    multisampling = 0
    or_ca = 0.00040
    or_dummy = 0
    or_enable = 1
    or_height = 2164
    or_hud_rad = 0.85000
    or_hud_size = 0.85000
    or_ipd = 0.06599
    or_sipdc = 0.00000
    or_width = 2216
    post_sharpen = 1
    preset = 2
    prop_blur_max_rpm_for_vr = 155
    rescale_target = 1.00000
    shadows_quality = 4
    ssao_enable = 0
    stereo_dof = 5.00000
    vsync = 0
    win_height = 1080
    win_width = 1920
[END]

 

Absolute Quality VR settings in Reverb G2 

(My personal go-to, they allow absolutely the best spotting imho, IL-2 scales correctly here.)

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There is a way to enjoy IL-2 in all its glory with Motion Smoothing - while minimizing any artifacts. Yes, the amount of artifacts are drastically reduced with the right settings - why is that?

 

- Motion Smoothing needs depth information. It doesn't get this from IL-2, so Motion Smoothing works based only on sharpness of the render.

- Motion Smoothing builds accuracy quickly. But not instantly, hence we must avoid it turning on and off all the time.

- In order to maximise Motion Smoothing's accuracy and minimise any artifacts, the picture needs to be as sharp as possible. So let's do that:

 

1) Set SteamVR SS to 100%, both in the Video Tab and the IL-2's Game Tab.

2) Disable Advanced Super Sample Filtering.

3) Force enable Motion Smoothing! Apply "set Motion Smoothing per application" in SteamVR -> you must get in VR, open SteamVR Dashboard with your Controller, find WMR icon on the bottom-left hand side, and click through the three tabs there). Then in SteamVR's Video tab, go to individual game settings and select "Always On" for Motion Smoothing.

4) Keep HUD disabled as much as possible. Remember the thing about lack of Depth Information? Right! The HUD and FPS counter are at the same distance as that forest from 3km away is! Disable it, a true VR simulator pilot flies by instruments! 

 

In IL-2's Startup.cfg disable any Dynamic Resolution, disable any MSAA, disable Bloom!! This defeats 95% of all artifacts. The only artifact remaining will be an enemy plane's wings if it pulls up hard at high velocity in front of you. That's mostly 2-3 seconds of your 30 minute sortie.

 

This is my absolute quality startup.cfg:

 

[KEY = graphics]
    3dhud = 0
    adapter = 0
    bloom_enable = 0
    canopy_ref = 0
    desktop_center = 0
    detail_rt_res = 4096
    draw_distance = 0.54500
    far_blocks = 1
    fps_counter = 0
    fps_limit = 0
    full_height = 1080
    full_width = 1920
    fullscreen = 0
    gamma = 0.80000
    grass_distance = 0.00000
    hdr_enable = 0
    land_anisotropy = 2
    land_detail = 1
    land_tex_lods = 3
    max_cache_res = 1
    max_clouds_quality = 3
    mgpu_compatible = 0
    mirrors = 2
    msaa = 1
    multisampling = 0
    or_ca = 0.00040
    or_dummy = 0
    or_enable = 1
    or_height = 3100
    or_hud_rad = 1.50000
    or_hud_size = 0.75000
    or_ipd = 0.06753
    or_sipdc = 0.00000
    or_width = 3168
    post_sharpen = 1
    preset = 3
    prop_blur_max_rpm_for_vr = 155
    rescale_target = 1.00000
    shadows_quality = 4
    ssao_enable = 0
    stereo_dof = 5.00000
    vsync = 0
    win_height = 1080
    win_width = 1920
[END]

 

If you do not have an RTX3090, but an RTX3080, lower ingame settings - not SteamVR's SS if you use Motion Smoothing. Check cloud quality = 2, then preset = 2 first, then (if you have to) shadows_quality = 3. It should hold 45Hz now. If not, check your software stack. Do not run third party antivirus software if you're a VR player. It introduces latencies which you don't want for Motion Smoothing either, or for feeling sick in VR. Run only Windows Defender, or keep a bucket nearby, or enjoy too many artifacts again.

 

If you can run these settings, the game is just beautiful. 6K resolution, proper scaling (I checked, don't worry), and the feeling of 90Hz.

 

 

### Samsung Odyssey (Plus) ###

 

Performant VR settings

C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad\data\startup.cfg

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[KEY = graphics]
    3dhud = 0
    adapter = 0
    bloom_enable = 0

    canopy_ref = 0
    desktop_center = 1
    detail_rt_res = 1024
    draw_distance = 0.54500
    far_blocks = 1
    fps_counter = 0
    fps_limit = 0
    full_height = 1080
    full_width = 1920
    fullscreen = 0
    gamma = 0.70000
    grass_distance = 0.00000
    hdr_enable = 1
    land_anisotropy = 2
    land_tex_lods = 3
    max_cache_res = 1
    max_clouds_quality = 2
    mgpu_compatible = 0
    mirrors = 2

    msaa = 1
    multisampling = 1
    or_enable = 1
    or_height = 2179
    or_hud_rad = 0.85000
    or_hud_size = 1.00000
    or_ipd = 0.06763

    or_sipdc = 0.00000
    or_width = 1748
    post_sharpen = 1
    preset = 2

    prop_blur_max_rpm_for_vr = 155
    rescale_target = 1.00000
    shadows_quality = 4
    ssao_enable = 0
    stereo_dof = 5.00000
    vsync = 0
    win_height = 1080
    win_width = 1920
[END]

 

### Remove color banding on clouds (some players have this issue) ###

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1) Rightclick Desktop, open "Nvidia Settings"

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2) Select "3D-Settings", then Program Settings, then select IL-2 Sturmovik.

3) Set "Texture Filtering - Quality" to "High Quality".

 

If you don't sport a GPU from 2014, you won't need Anisotropic Filtering.

 

### Performance Issues ### 

Please remember that all systems are different, and adjust a few details accordingly. I recommend you use the application fpsVR to see whether your performance is limited by the CPU or the GPU. Look for the frametimes. Here are some suggestions to reduce the stress:

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Performance boosts for CPU:

Disable Grass

Lower Main Presets

Disable Mirrors

Disable Distant Buildings

Lower Horizon Draw Distance

 

Performance boosts for GPU:

Disable Grass

Disable Mirrors

Disable Canopy reflections

Disable SSAO

Disable MSAA

Lower Shadow Quality

Lower Cloud Quality

 

 

### Instant Zoom ###

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It is possible to have the zoom work in an instant. This is better for combat pilots, for that instant snapshot. 

Path: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\IL-2 Sturmovik Battle of Stalingrad\data\startup.cfg

Open with Notepad. You can make VR zoom instant, look for and edit the line:

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### Chaperone Ring in SteamVR ###

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Start SteamVR, click on: Settings -> Developer -> select Large/Gigantic Room -> press Quick Calibrate1478847130_Anmerkung2020-04-14102550.png.d5f6fbb5c6cd57af14dea8f43cd22370.png

 

### Old Propeller Disk ###

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The prop blur at 155 is meant for VR, removes artifacts with motion reprojection, and takes less performance. To get the old prop disk back, navigate to startup.cfg and edit line to:

 

prop_blur_max_rpm_for_vr = -1 

 

### Fix to "fisheyed" problem in WMR ###

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1) Update Windows 10 to latest version

2) Go into Mixed Reality Portal -> Settings -> Headset Display -> select

 

Options for User Experience: "Best Visual Quality" 

Resolution: "4320x2160 (Best Quality)"   //Resolution value can vary by headset

Frequency: 90Hz

 

### IL-2 Benchmarks, performance and hardware analysis ###

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Find out more about your hardware, if you have the following questions:

- Where is my bottleneck?

- How is my computer actually performing?

- What part should I upgrade next for biggest performance gain with lowest cost?

 

Benchmark your Hardware in IL-2 and ask for help on hardware in @chiliwili69's thread!

 

 

 

### PCVR Headset comparisons ###

 

Link to the thread in which I will compare headsets while focussing on IL-2, future headsets as well

 

 

 

Enjoy the hunt! 🤠

 

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Kameraden,

 

Tried it and with Lefuneste's mod in combination my scores on Coconut's server have gone up right away. Much better ident now even when not zoomed it. I've gone with High settings as I tune this in better.

 

S! FW

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Combining sharpen in game and blurried terrain , now there is no need for that much SS anymore.

Kind of you can control the amount of shimmering you are willing to see , by reducing or adding SS.

 

Looks better and performs better.

Its a win win setting.

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Finally tried this mod and it is game changing for VR (I have a Rift).   Mapped it to my joystick zoom button with joytokey and able to ID way further away now.   Now I won't get killed in Coconut's as fast, thanks Lefuneste. 

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SvAF/F16_radek

Gave these settings a go and agree they considerably improve contact spotting. Easy now even in bad weather. The only thing I run differently is "high" rather than "ultra" as at ultra heavy cloudcovers a kill my fps. Wish clouds had their own setting.

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AwesomeSprawvy

I tried these settings last night and the game looks and runs great. Now that my SS is back to 1.0, I moved up from low to balanced settings with no loss in FPS so far. I'll have to try the high setting later on. Thanks for sharing this!

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II./JG77_Manu*

Just commenting here, because i don't want this thread to get lost and want to try those settings next time i am able to fly :-)

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Since 3.001, I also use these settings on "High".

Summary:

 

Presets High

Mirror Medium

Shadows High

Landscape Filter Blurry

Landscape Range 4x

Clouds High

AA 4x

Dyn Res 1.0

Gamma 0.8

HDR 0

SSAO 0

Sharpen 1

4k textures 1

SteamVR SS/PD off

 

Lefuneste's mod installed

5x zoom on one button

10x lefuneste's zoom on secondary button (use JoyToKey to map both to your secondary Joystick Button)

ColorFix at 1.16 (you must edit the w6 variable, then activate it ingame via alt+u).

 

 

Violá :fly:

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Yes, you need to set it in the default settings in the upper section of the d3dx.ini file instead of under the different [key] sections further below.

 

Sorry for not being more specific but I'm not at home atm to check. 

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SCG_Fenris_Wolf

Parts of it, like the zoom and propeller disk artifact fix, can be used in multiplayer as well.

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50 minutes ago, SCG_Fenris_Wolf said:

Parts of it, like the zoom and propeller disk artifact fix, can be used in multiplayer as well.

 

You sir have just made my VR experience twice as good!! i commend you!! 

 

EDIT:iv'e only tried in BOK map in MP but... I CAN SEE EVERYTHING!!!!

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Thanks for the new settings for the Odyssey!

 

I tried them out and I was seeing the targets clear as day 5KM out and I could see the dot at around 7KM plus it looked great!  Thanks so much!

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II./JG1_Lipfert

Kameraden,

 

Remember to try the updated settings, this post is a WIP and the new settings with my Rift are incredible.

 

S!

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J5_NiiranenVR-Gfr

Well , i have to have it 'for dummies'  🤔🙄😳

 

Where do you find ss and Advanced S. F. In steam vr .....

And I find no SS settings in the graphics settings in the game 

And and 

How do i go to the graphics confic in the PC startup ???

 

Thanx 

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SCG_Fenris_Wolf

Hi Sire, 

welcome to the VR community! 

 

You'll find supersampling in SteamVR's settings, then select manual override under Video. Under Developer you'll find the Adv SS Filter. 

 

In the game there is Anti-Aliasing, but no way to edit VR's own SS settings. Please do that using SteamVR. You can also download and install "Advanced OpenVR" (Google has details) to change it while you're already in VR! 

 

 

P.S. VR takes a bit of studying how to do what and which, it's not ready out of the box for IL-2 since IL-2 originally wasn't made for VR. It may take a few hours but the joy of having it set up properly makes up for the several hours invested. It's like modding SkyrimVR. Takes time, but dang, it's worth it when done

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Oh my. Thank you so much for this. I have been wrestling with my Oculus settings and not winning. Your settings have got me were i wanted to be and more.

Simply great work. Thank you!

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Just want to say that with that mod and these configs I went from flying for hours and never even engaging a target to landing my first online vr kill within 5 minutes of takeoff in a yak1-s69. The zoom enables me to correctly identify threats instead of always guessing. I didn't have a spotting issue just a indetifying issue and this solved it. Thanks a ton. 

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21 hours ago, JonRedcorn said:

Just want to say that with that mod and these configs I went from flying for hours and never even engaging a target to landing my first online vr kill within 5 minutes of takeoff in a yak1-s69. The zoom enables me to correctly identify threats instead of always guessing. I didn't have a spotting issue just a indetifying issue and this solved it. Thanks a ton. 

 

Agreed, that was the largest improvement for me as well. I flew a whole TAW campaign without this mod, and always had to fly within gun range to even ID people.. very much less than ideal. Being able to ID from far away is amazing.

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Anyone here a vive user?

 

Edit:  Okay, well, it works and looks nice.  I'm having trouble with a double image and zoom though - currently reading threads for a fix...

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Hi Beazil,

 

the herementioned copy and paste settings for lefuneste's mod are for Rift or Odyssey users. There need to be different values for each headset, as they demand to be customized. Have you found some working for the Vive so far? I could add some for the Vive, but since I've given my Vive away a while ago, I would not be able to confirm their validity 100% on my own, and thus decided not to post them. 🙁

 

I will check later if I find some in lefuneste's thread and include them here as well. 

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Hello.

 

Here are my regulations staff for the odyssey in online.

create only for Bos, system full watercooling Xflow, i7 7700K@5Ghz Delid, Aorus Xtreme 1080Ti @ 2100/6318Mhz, DDR4 2x8G@3200Mhz.

 

1529922099-20180623-112422.jpg 

 

1529506287-20180620-162550-richtone-hdr.

         

Cinematic @ 0

 

[KEY = graphics]
    3dhud = 0
    adapter = 0
    bloom_enable = 0
    desktop_center = 1
    detail_rt_res = 2048
    draw_distance = 0.27400
    fps_counter = 0
    fps_limit = 60
    full_height = 600
    full_width = 800
    fullscreen = 0
    gamma = 0.90000
    grass_distance = 000.00000
    hdr_enable = 1
    land_anisotropy = 2
    land_tex_lods = 3
    max_cache_res = 1
    max_clouds_quality = 2
    mgpu_compatible = 0
    mirrors = 1
    multisampling = 1
    or_enable = 1
    or_height = 2027
    or_hud_rad = 1.50000
    or_hud_size = 0.75000
    or_ipd = 0.07120
    or_width = 1627
    post_sharpen = 1
    preset = 2
    rescale_target = 0.90000
    shadows_quality = 2
    ssao_enable = 1
    stereo_dof = 5.00000
    vsync = 0
    win_height = 600
    win_width = 800
[END]

 

 

MixedRealityVRDriver.

            Motion reprojection doubles framerate through motion vector extrapolation 
        // motionvector = force application to always run at half framerate with motion vector reprojection
        // "motionReprojectionMode" : "motionvector",
        // "motionReprojectionMode" : "auto",        
        // Automatic motion reprojection indicator to display the mode currently selected

 

 

Regulation in Windows mixed reality, everything on auto.

 

Regulation SteamVR: manual Mode 1627x2027, authorize the permanent reprojection, async and interlaced off as well as the supersampling.

 

Bench SCG_Fenris_Wolf, Odyssey and Rift on my PC.
Rift: Frames: 13124 - Time: 200000ms - Avg: 65.620 - Min: 40 - Max: 91
Odyssey: Frames: 10706 - Time: 200000ms - Avg: 53.530 - Min: 43 - Max: 91

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C6_Werner_VR

Thx.

 

This config allows me to play it VR and to host summer coop for French.

 

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Hi,

 

Thanks very much for taking the time to do all this, saved me a lot of time, I think i have just about got it figured out, but I couldn't get the 5x and 10x zoom to work, I noticed in your d3dx.ini you have the following

 

 [Key1]
;set high zoom on
Key = no_ALT no_shift no_ctrl VK_DOWN
type = hold
; modify here the first value you want to use for zoom increase
w = 10.0

y6 = 1.31
x7 = -0.15
y7 = -0.85

[Key2]
;set  zoom on
Key = ALT no_shift no_ctrl VK_DOWN
type = hold
; modify here the first value you want to use for zoom increase
w = 1.5
;common settings
x7 = 0.0
y7 = 0.0

[Key3]
;set med zoom on
Key = no_ALT no_shift no_ctrl VK_UP
type = hold
; modify here the first value you want to use for zoom increase
w = 5.0

y6 = 0.6
x7 = -0.15
y7 = -0.425 

 

I changed it to the following and all worked

 

 [Key1]
;set high zoom on
Key = ALT no_shift no_ctrl VK_DOWN
type = hold
; modify here the first value you want to use for zoom increase
w = 10.0

y6 = 1.31
x7 = -0.15
y7 = -0.85

[Key2]
;set  zoom on
Key = no_ALT no_shift no_ctrl VK_DOWN
type = hold
; modify here the first value you want to use for zoom increase
w = 1.5
;common settings
x7 = 0.0
y7 = 0.0

[Key3]
;set med zoom on
Key = ALT no_shift no_ctrl VK_UP
type = hold
; modify here the first value you want to use for zoom increase
w = 5.0

y6 = 0.6
x7 = -0.15
y7 = -0.425 

Not sure if it was an error, or I have changed the wrong thing, but I get x5 and x10 zoom now?

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It should work either way.  only difference between both is pressing only arrow key or alt+arrow key to get zoom.

 

And tried your VR settings couple days ago, difference is like night and day what i had before, much more enjoyable to fly now.

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2 hours ago, Macross said:

It should work either way.  only difference between both is pressing only arrow key or alt+arrow key to get zoom.

 

And tried your VR settings couple days ago, difference is like night and day what i had before, much more enjoyable to fly now.

latest?cb=20170928175222

 

indeed, but then

 

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With the freeware (you can donate to them if you want) Joy2Key you can bind ALT+ArrowUp for 5x zoom to a Joystick button, and ALT+ArrowDown for 10x zoom to another Joystick button.

 

Needs to be changed, not everyone can sort out ini files.

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On 2/18/2018 at 10:53 PM, SCG_Fenris_Wolf said:

2) And a part from my startup.cfg, replace your graphics part with this:

 

Hi Fenris_Wolf,

I'm a noob here and am trying to get good settings for my Rig + Oculus Rift, is your edited startup.cfg any good for a GTX 1060 6Gb? Any thoughts?

 

Here is my Sys Specs:

6th Gen core i5 6400 2.7 Ghz, turbo boost to 3.2 Ghz (I don't know how to enable turbo boost, so for now it runs at stock 2.7 Ghz) on socket 1151

16 Gb DDR4 ram memory (1600 Mhz?)

M2 120 Gb SSD

Asus GeForce GTX 1060  6 Gb DDR5

 

Thanks,

Algy 'Ginger' Lacey

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Hi Algy, 

 

The settings are from my machine, an I7 7700K at 4.9GHz, DDR4 memory at 3200MHz, SSD, and a GTX1080 with powertarget at 110%. 

 

I don't think the rig you mentioned could hold an adequate framerate with these settings. 

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@Algy-Lacey , you can lower shadows to 2 , preset to 1, grass_distance to 0, land_tex_lods to 1, multisampling to 1. Maybe this will bring up your FPS. I still recommend you to use the migoto mod and its settings for your Rift or Odyssey.

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12 hours ago, SCG_Fenris_Wolf said:

@Algy-Lacey , you can lower shadows to 2 , preset to 1, grass_distance to 0, land_tex_lods to 1, multisampling to 1. Maybe this will bring up your FPS. I still recommend you to use the migoto mod and its settings for your Rift or Odyssey.

 

Nice one, SCG_Fenris_Wolf... (How do I include someone's name in Blue like you did with my name? I'm guessing that notifies the person tagged?)

I will give those settings a try this evening.

 

And Lefuneste's 3DMigoto Mod is going to be essential for me, due to my slow rig I will be running constant ASW 45fps, with the propellor turned off so there are no artefacts.

And lastly, thanks for the tip in your original post - that putting Landscape Filter to Blurry will correct the shimmering textures that I experienced the first time I tried IL-2 BOK.

 

Algy 'Ginger' Lacey

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On 3/30/2018 at 4:08 PM, SCG_Fenris_Wolf said:

Since 3.001, I also use these settings on "High".

Summary:

 

Presets High

Mirror Medium

Shadows High

Landscape Filter Blurry

Landscape Range 4x

Clouds High

AA 4x

Dyn Res 1.0

Gamma 0.8

HDR 0

SSAO 0

Sharpen 1

4k textures 1

SteamVR SS/PD off

 

Lefuneste's mod installed

5x zoom on one button

10x lefuneste's zoom on secondary button (use JoyToKey to map both to your secondary Joystick Button)

ColorFix at 1.16 (you must edit the w6 variable, then activate it ingame via alt+u).

 

 

Violá :fly:

 

Hey fenris,

 

I use your copy and paste settings, do those in the startup config effect the ingame options as well? The color correction maybe due to the gamma adjustment makes planes so much easier to spot and I don't want to change the preset to mess anything up, I only have a 1070 so my frames aren't as good as they could be. I just want to make sure I can change the preset and keep your settings?

 

Also I copy and pasted everything for both files, I haven't even been turning on the colorfix apparently with the mod, didn't know you had to activate it. These settings help so much I had previously set them back to default and the difference is night and day, it's so washed out in the rift that spotting planes is nearly impossible since everything has the same colors.

 

Also check this out, the VR limiter yeah? I noticed that while sitting on the runway with no air rushing over the cockpit you can move out more right like it has been stated? Check say the yak69 you can get in super close to the gunsight when you are still, but when you start going at speed you can't anymore, I think there is a bug where the wind pressure effect is effecting how close you can get to the gunsight and not just how far you can stick your head out of the sides of the open cockpit. I was all happy they fixed how close you can lean in but once I started flying it was back to the same. I think we should report this as an actual bug as I am sure that is not intended to work like that.

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Hi Jon,

 

yes you can adjust a lower preset for example to 2, and Land_tex_lod/landscape detail range to 1 as well. I also recommend then putting grass to 0.00, and lowering shadows to 2 in the startup.cfg. This should give you a nice performance boost.

 

 

By the way, you might want to use the first post in the thread as a base to work from. The one you quoted is outdated, I'll mark it as such, thanks 😀👍

 

Very good finding on the VR limiter. I didn't know about that bug yet. I'll check it out as well. Yes, we might want to create some bug reports about it, on the Russian forums as well.

 

 

Best regards!

 

Fenris

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Hey fenris, 

 

i took a long brake from il2 in vr since last year december. Back then i could play the game @1.3 pd with an amd 290 card with asw perfectly fine.

 

Today i have tried your settings and i got not the performance i had hoped for. I had Steam resolution at 100% on the rift what is about 1.42 pd i suppose and exactly your graphics settings. I was flying on the WOL server on the kuban map and my frames where between 35-45 near the ground with forced asw. I have a 1080ti i7 4790k @4.9Ghz and 2400Mhz Ram and game on Ssd. Is the performance normal and what settings would you tweak for better performance? 

 

Btw the game looks stunning with your settings and Lefuneste‘s mod, thanks for your work. ;) 

 

Best regards :) 

 

macemi 

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17 hours ago, macemi said:

Hey fenris, 

 

i took a long brake from il2 in vr since last year december. Back then i could play the game @1.3 pd with an amd 290 card with asw perfectly fine.

 

Today i have tried your settings and i got not the performance i had hoped for. I had Steam resolution at 100% on the rift what is about 1.42 pd i suppose and exactly your graphics settings. I was flying on the WOL server on the kuban map and my frames where between 35-45 near the ground with forced asw. I have a 1080ti i7 4790k @4.9Ghz and 2400Mhz Ram and game on Ssd. Is the performance normal and what settings would you tweak for better performance? 

 

Btw the game looks stunning with your settings and Lefuneste‘s mod, thanks for your work. ;) 

 

Best regards :) 

 

macemi 

Somethings not right you should be seeing better performance than that. What preset are you using? Ultra?

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