On one side if you are a fan of borderland
games they made a new one, 7 years late. On the other side, it is timed exclusive to the epic store. (THIS COMMENT SECTION) On one side, it is apparently pretty good. (WHY DO I KEEP DOING THIS TO MYSELF) And on the other side it has the minimum requirements
of a modern AAA game, but there are some things you can to help
with the performance at a cost. Kinda. It’s complicated… you see what I mean in
a moment. This is Alex the LowSpecGamer. Let’s explore what lies under the configuration
file of the newly released Borderlands 3. This game runs on the now very common Unreal
Engine 4 with its configuration file located in the document folder rather than the usual
local app data folder. Here is the bad news: most Unreal Engine 4
games allow some variables to add to scalability.ini to tweak the game graphics with sometimes
dramatic results, such as we saw in cases such as Vampyr or Dauntless but Borderlands
3 joins the ranks of games like Fortnite or Gears 5 or PUBG in blocking or
ignoring this file, which is a shame. Furthermore, all Unreal Engine 4 games have
access to a resolution scaler that allows reducing the resolution of the ingame elements
without affecting UI or having to change the external resolution of the game. Which is scaled up to look ok. It is not Control’s miraculous temporal scaler
but it is pretty useful in low-end systems. This is usually controlled with a slider or
a variable in gameusersettings.ini but not in Borderlands 3. Here you can only select 100%, 75% and 50%… That’s it. The variable that usually controls this is
completely ignored in that game in favour of this guy who only takes values
50, 75 and a 100. As to why they would block one of the most
basic modern game features is confusing and my best guess is that unorthodox values screws
with some of their visual effects but… I have no idea. You can still set a custom low external or
full program resolution with these two lines, as long as you add that resolution first to
your GPUs custom resolution list in the Nvidia, Intel or AMD panel. Ok, so what is left? After exploring and experimenting with most
of the variables on gameusersettings.ini on the lowest settings usually allowed by the
game there are a couple of examples that have an amusing effects. Interesting enough 4 variables on scalability
groups remain on maximum values no matter the settings sg.AntiAliasingQuality seems to do nothing
since Antialiasing is controlled by AntiAliasingModeIndex further on the file, and so far I have not
noticed any difference in effects no matter the value of sg.EffectsQuality. sg.PostProcessQuality does control some post-processing,
as setting it to 0 makes the colors and illumination much more subdued. This is a tricky one, because one side disabling
this does bring a noticeable improvement in performance but it can make indoor scenes and nigh time combat
so dark that it might be difficult to play so I only recommend this one as a last resort. The other one is is sg.ViewDistanceQuality. Originally this had me duped since on every Unreal Engine 4 game I have tested
changes in draw distance can be noted when certain objects stop being drawn, but this
never happens in Borderlands 3. Instead, when setting sg.ViewDistanceQuality
to 0 what essentially happens is that everything still gets drawn at normal distances, but
it forces the game to use reduced LOD models with fewer polygons. Now when this happens it is usually very obvious
and easy to notice but there is something about the Borderlands graphical style that
hides the low poly count until you look really close …or you look directly at a human character
without a mask. You can definitely notice how it only loads
the full model when really close to the player and this effect is notable but easy to get
used to as enemy models usually wear masks or are moving too fast. And, since there is less stuff to render there
is a positive performance impact to this change as well so, this is a useful change if you are willing to pay the price Now, what sort of performance did I get when
all was said and done? My first instinct, as usual, these days, was
to try on the Athlon 200GE and its integrated GPU paired with 8 GB of dual-channel 2666
MHz ram. Interestingly enough the game would regularly
crash with out of memory errors until I manually assigned 2 GB to VRAM in bios. In 99% of the cases, this does nothing since
the game just takes RAM as VRAM as it needs it but on this specific game it seemed to
mitigate the errors on AMD integrated GPUs. This was running on 720p and 75% resolution
scale and the changes to force low detail models and no post processing effects. As you have likely noticed average performance
is between 35 and 40 fps which is fantastic for this little guy and you do not really
notice the low poly models… probably because how dark this is without the post processing
and it gets worse the closer you get to nighttime in the game. As I said, last resort For a setup like this one I actually preferred
to leave the post processing on for better visibility. Now you can notice the low poly models but
it is easier to see on a variety of scenes. Performance was indeed lower but it rarely
if ever dropped under 30 even while under fire so pretty fantastic results. To add a bit more variety, I also gave it
a go on the Intel UHD 620 on the Dell XPS 13 laptop The IntelHD quickly bottlenecks the laptop
i7 but on the same 720p but internal scaler reduced to 50% it can almost work. This is weaker to the integrated GPU in the
athlon so here both tweaks have to be used and performance initially seems fine except for stuttering that happens every time something loads in the background which may point to some VRAM
bandwidth issue. But hey, no game crashes with lack of memory
errors! In that sense, memory management seems to
be working. Reducing the resolution entirely to 960×540
does not entirely fix it but makes them less frequent and almost at the border of being
playable. However, I do have to point out that the scaler
on this game is very basic and it does not pull the amazing results of Control in low
resolutions so you are looking a quite a blurry result with the advantage that Borderlands
3’s clear visual design makes it easier to see enemies. Now, are there more performance secrets hidden
on this configuration file that I did not notice? Maybe, and if something gets discovered well, you know what to do. But in the meantime, this turned out to be
quite an interesting experiment on how the use of Unreal Engine 4 has evolved. Thank you for watching this video all the way to the end. Hopefully you found it interesting. See you on the next one.

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100 thoughts on “Borderlands 3 on Low End PC gets a bit weird

  • September 21, 2019 at 10:59 am
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    Therapist: Low res lilith doesn't exist, she can't hurt you.
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  • September 24, 2019 at 8:33 pm
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    looks like PS3 version

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  • September 24, 2019 at 10:38 pm
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    720p at 75% dude you just made the Nintendo switch port lol

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  • September 25, 2019 at 12:12 am
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    i have a windows vista laptop which has trouble running minecraft classic on lowest settings. good thing i have a rtx 2080ti for gaming

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  • September 25, 2019 at 3:41 am
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    Switch port confirmed.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 4:14 am
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    Now it can be ported to Nintendo switch.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 5:02 am
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    3:42 OMG! It's Edgar from MIB

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  • September 25, 2019 at 5:07 am
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    Che capo mete una nueva solución para el Warframe a mi no me funciona la wea esa del HiAlgoBOOST fijate que otra cosa podes aporta viejo

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  • September 25, 2019 at 8:23 am
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    It's basically borderlands 2 on the vita

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  • September 25, 2019 at 9:29 am
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    I hope you do Surge 2 next 🙂

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  • September 25, 2019 at 1:57 pm
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    Intel HD Is functional game low spec

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  • September 25, 2019 at 3:46 pm
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    Borderlands 3 Ps2 Edition.

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  • September 25, 2019 at 3:59 pm
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    people playing games at these settings on their pc: " Pshh pc master race my game is so much more superior than the console version"

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  • September 25, 2019 at 6:06 pm
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    Looking like roblox lol

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  • September 25, 2019 at 11:00 pm
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    Por esto a un sigo como mi xbox one 2013 no se vera 4k a 60 fps pero al menos va mejor que el intento de LowSpecGamer

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  • September 26, 2019 at 12:55 am
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    Make this video trending
    I want to see people cosplay low-poly lilith

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  • September 26, 2019 at 1:58 am
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    Sounds like the saints row 3 crib menu song in the background

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  • September 26, 2019 at 4:33 am
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    The game on pc is garbage and such a hit or miss. If you just play games and dont go into files your fucked. My i3 and 1050ti should run the game great on everything low. But frames would stay around 55 fps but every few seconds the game would stutter when loading stuff in the background or too many bullets where on screen at the same time. Ita bs and now epic wont refund my money

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  • September 26, 2019 at 4:34 am
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    hey man, as you said shadowmap 64 is the lowest for shadows in FC new dawn but in far cry 4 you put that to 8. my question is what if we put shadowmap 64 in far cry 4? will i get more fps or that command only works at 8 on FC4?
    (sorry for bad English)

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  • September 26, 2019 at 7:09 am
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    99% huh

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  • September 26, 2019 at 7:26 am
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    I bet it screws up their UI, that's why they only allow 50%, 75% and 100%. Borderlands 2 had the same problem where if you forced the scaling below 90%, you couldn't see the inventory menus etc.

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  • September 26, 2019 at 7:40 am
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    If I can play Borderlands 2 and presqueal on low with no lag (30-40 fps), can I play Borderlands 3?

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  • September 26, 2019 at 10:29 am
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    scenes from one late game plant called Eden-6 would drag down performance significantly. maybe have a try on that planet?

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  • September 26, 2019 at 11:11 am
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    They made more of Borderlands 2 but with more system requirments

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  • September 26, 2019 at 11:13 am
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    i might still try these tweaks out even with my high end machine. Just to remember the times.

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  • September 26, 2019 at 11:15 am
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    hey can you do a tewak video about "the long dark"
    im trying to play this game on the intelhd 2000
    it literally looks like a slideshow

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  • September 26, 2019 at 11:47 am
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    Whining about Epic store as a player is an idiocy, you are cutting branch under yourself and the industry, stop being brainwashed steam rat.

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  • September 26, 2019 at 2:33 pm
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    wainting crack out

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  • September 26, 2019 at 3:00 pm
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    I was expecting everything to T-POSE

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  • September 26, 2019 at 6:18 pm
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    Please make video about rFactor 2

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  • September 26, 2019 at 6:31 pm
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    Vuelve :'v

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  • September 26, 2019 at 7:55 pm
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    Lowspecgamer pls help me I downloaded monster hunter world repack and it does not open it says paging file to small I fixed it and it still not working i don't know if it's the graphics driver because it's intel pls help

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  • September 26, 2019 at 8:34 pm
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    Thank god i have a high end gaming rig. I don't think I could go back to games looking like this 🤯

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  • September 26, 2019 at 9:11 pm
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    That game looks like garbage even on high end pc

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  • September 27, 2019 at 12:33 am
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    Yo can you do Ravenfield next?

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  • September 27, 2019 at 1:27 am
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    this looks like if they put borderlands 2 on the wii

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  • September 27, 2019 at 2:16 am
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    Honestly made it look more retro

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  • September 27, 2019 at 5:48 am
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    Can you do a low spec for hellSign?

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  • September 27, 2019 at 7:18 am
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    looks like borderlands 1 remastered 😉

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  • September 27, 2019 at 7:38 am
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    more like console vs pc

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  • September 27, 2019 at 8:36 am
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    What a shittyly coded game

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  • September 27, 2019 at 8:57 am
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    can you do codevine next

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  • September 27, 2019 at 1:51 pm
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    Guy,In rainbow six siege I used to get atleast 35 fps few days ago in 720p.Now recently in dropped down to 15-20 fps which made the game unpayable.
    Any solution?
    Spec : 8gb ram,i5 7400,Intel hd 630

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  • September 27, 2019 at 4:24 pm
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    Till looks pretty good

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  • September 28, 2019 at 2:59 am
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    Amd athon 200ge isnt that baf

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  • September 28, 2019 at 11:57 am
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    This channel is a godsend

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  • September 28, 2019 at 12:36 pm
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    My question: Do you have a low-spec PC just for making these videos, then do you switch to a higher-end PC to play the games?

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  • September 28, 2019 at 2:04 pm
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    Do the brakepoint open beta plz

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  • September 28, 2019 at 2:05 pm
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    I need it to play with my dad (he has the gt750m

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  • September 28, 2019 at 3:47 pm
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    How you get borderlands on a ds

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  • September 28, 2019 at 5:02 pm
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    ive got si used to Vsync that i can see when the screen tears XD

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  • September 28, 2019 at 5:11 pm
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    top plesssssssss do video rb6

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  • September 28, 2019 at 6:19 pm
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    can you do a vid on the biostar a10-8800e?

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  • September 29, 2019 at 3:04 am
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    Disable cell shading?

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  • September 29, 2019 at 9:54 am
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    claptrap: how low can u go pretty low if i ask me

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  • September 29, 2019 at 3:24 pm
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    Low spec gamer can u plz do low spec video about injustice 2 and mortal kombat 11 plzzz

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  • September 29, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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    It's funny because this how I have to play it just becomes normal to the eyes

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  • September 30, 2019 at 12:55 am
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    Bro pls do warface

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  • September 30, 2019 at 2:55 am
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    Looks like a Nintendo 64 game

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  • September 30, 2019 at 8:08 am
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    JUST CAUSE 4!!

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  • September 30, 2019 at 2:16 pm
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    Please project zomboid low spec gaming

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  • October 1, 2019 at 4:05 am
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    Man, Borderlands 3 is the best Playstation 1 game ever.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 4:23 am
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    The thamneil just killed me XDDD

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  • October 1, 2019 at 3:18 pm
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    wait, about that resolution scaling.. can I make edit the ini. to set scale at 90, 95 or even 85?

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  • October 1, 2019 at 5:05 pm
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    Has anyone had any success getting it to run on older Nvidia Kepler GPU's? I'm trying to get it to work on my older gaming laptop. Lenovo Y510p with a Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4700MQ CPU @ 2.40GHz with a NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M (with a second available for SLI) and 16 GB of RAM.

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  • October 1, 2019 at 11:39 pm
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    That's how it looks on console LOL

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  • October 2, 2019 at 12:22 pm
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    Low Spec with GTA 4

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  • October 2, 2019 at 2:31 pm
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    It looks like Borderlands 2 graphics in the end

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  • October 2, 2019 at 8:21 pm
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    Leaked borderlands 3 pvsita gameplay

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  • October 5, 2019 at 12:14 am
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    My game crashes on the Claptrap loading screen and I have no GameUserSetting for me to tamper with before hand to possibly get around this.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 8:56 am
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    Who buys a € 60 game and then plays it on a € 20 PC? WTF?

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  • October 5, 2019 at 10:14 am
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    This is a shame… The previous titles were also a bit 'meh' in terms of optimization, but at least they had heaps of tweakability in the settings files.

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  • October 5, 2019 at 7:02 pm
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    why cant i just play borderlands 3 with good graphics i have a 960 the fps is still like 50-10

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  • October 6, 2019 at 5:31 am
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    Yooo were are the steps for this fam

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  • October 6, 2019 at 12:38 pm
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    Still runs better than console…

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  • October 6, 2019 at 3:47 pm
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    Does the game stutter for anyone else or just me

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  • October 6, 2019 at 11:02 pm
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    Yeah……………..I’ll just stick to my PS4 Pro, I’m not a scientist.

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  • October 7, 2019 at 5:33 am
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    You will explode

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  • October 7, 2019 at 6:15 pm
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    Does the CEL shading affect fps

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  • October 7, 2019 at 11:11 pm
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    LEMMINO??

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  • October 8, 2019 at 2:37 am
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    Hey, do you think that it could run on a fx-6300, 1050 ti and 8gb ram, normally?

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  • October 8, 2019 at 2:49 am
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    I lost brain cells watching this

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  • October 8, 2019 at 6:42 am
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    looks like borderland 1

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  • October 8, 2019 at 1:31 pm
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    i Play this game all on max on 500 + fps xD idk xD

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  • October 8, 2019 at 1:45 pm
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    Unlike you pc god gamers us console gamers are used to 30 FPS on games 😂

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  • October 8, 2019 at 2:52 pm
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    Lilith lookin' real scuffed

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  • October 8, 2019 at 9:18 pm
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    Borderlands 3 Switch Version

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  • October 9, 2019 at 12:28 am
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    would this game work on Q6600 CPU, 750 TI 2GB DPU and 7 GB or RAM

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  • October 9, 2019 at 8:00 pm
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    Turned BL3 i to a phone game.

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  • October 12, 2019 at 11:21 pm
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    Does anyone know which program he uses to show FPS?

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  • October 12, 2019 at 11:44 pm
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    Question for you? Is it possible to reduce load distance on a game like Skyrim to basically a touch range? I've wanted to do a blind character playthrough for a while but never been able to

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  • October 14, 2019 at 8:16 am
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    Ive been watching you since the beginning and im glad youre still making content. You should do a video on getting Divinity Original Sin 2 to run on low end pcs

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  • October 14, 2019 at 8:33 am
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    My dream is to have a ryzen 9 3900x and Rtx titan on these settings. But I will play thus game on steam so it will have to wait. Lols

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  • October 14, 2019 at 3:52 pm
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    the constant choppiness of this on the One X I wish i could scale down the resolution lower. I would much rather have a rougher looking game if it had the smoothness of a fast paced shooter like doom.

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  • October 14, 2019 at 11:02 pm
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    damn… deus ex and half life 1 have competition

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  • October 14, 2019 at 11:07 pm
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    That Lilith… shiiiiet, Nathan Drake will be proud

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  • October 15, 2019 at 12:12 am
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    can u play in 4:3?

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  • October 15, 2019 at 3:56 am
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    mafia 3 low spec gamer

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  • October 15, 2019 at 10:22 am
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    How to get 60 frames on ps4

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  • October 15, 2019 at 1:52 pm
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    Level up u noob

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