My old Dark Souls video was one the funnest
to make back in the earliest days of the channel. Since we are at the beginning of the Return
to Lordran fan organized event when people coordinate to give this game a fresh push
of online activity, I thought it might be appropriate to try a different angle at tweaking
this game to the lowest possible level for a performance boost in low end computers. This is the LowSpecGamer, a show were I find
ways of decreasing graphics in game because we want to play, no matter the sacrifices. And today I am making Dark Souls 2 run…
looking like this, or this… you will see what I mean in a second. Dark Souls is also one of those games where
it is near universally agreed upon that you need a controller to play properly which is
why I am glad to say this video is sponsored by the EasySMX Wired USB Game Controller,
a budget friendly controller option for PC, PS3, and Android. Since it has either regular USB output or
mini usb. This has become my new travel controller since
its very light, sturdy and very nice to use and has full rumble. If you are interested check it out in the
link in the description, I will be using it during this video. EasySMX has been a long time supported of
this channel so be sure to give them some love. As you probably know Dark Souls is a bit of
a wonky port that can be extraordinarily GPU hungry and it offers very few options to make
it better. On the old video I explained how to use DSFix
to play around the internal resolution of the game to something your GPU can manage. Interestingly enough if you want something
a bit quicker there is another way to add some extra settings to the game. Dark Souls using DirectX 9 as its renderer,
that means that we can use Hialgo boost to play around with it. If you are not familiar with Hialgo it is
an old tool that you can install on a PC to dynamically halve the internal resolution
of game when you need it, and it works with many DirectX 9 games, including Dark Souls. All you need to do is run the software in
the background, start the game and click yes on the prompt. While the resolution is changed when the program
detects movement you can use the middle mouse button to change the resolution manually,
which turns out to be very useful when gaming on something like an IntelHD. If you want to change the button that triggers
the resolution switch the config file is on your documents folder, where a new folder will be created
for each new game that uses Hialgo In there you can also remove the watermark
or FPS counter included in the software. However, Hialgo also has another interesting
functionality. If you have seen this CSGO video I have linked
in the corner I have talked about how Hialgo allows you to change the resolution of the
textures, which means possibly reducing them under what the game usually allows. This requires a change to a file located in
your program files, hialgo, plugins, boost and the file is called exceptions.ini. There is a section dedicated to CSGO where
you can change a variable that ends up changing texture quality, but turns out you can add
a section to control values of Dark Souls by simply adding the name of the executable
between brackets and then copying that LOD control variable there. If you get an “Access Denied” error, be
sure to open notepad as an admin or use Notepad++ which will ask for admin rights when it needs
it. Dropping it to an absolute minimum of 1 has
looks fantastically flat but has one mayor disadvantage. Dark Souls has a weird behavior were some
of the signs and text in the game are rendered as textures so a lot of the text will become
unreadable at this level of detail… go figure. I have been experimenting with this and I
have settled for a value of 20, where text is still readable when switching to full resolution. Let me show you how this did on my IntelHD
test setup. Let me show you how this looks in normal resolution,
so yeah… 15 fps? And it looks degraded, very much, graphically,
but it’s still not enough, so if you cut the resolution, you can at least maintain
a semblance of performance There is something to be said about the performance
in this game in the sense of how bad it is, how terrible this port was. I’m using a computer, an overclocked IntelHD
that I have used that managed to play GTA or DOOM or even The Witcher 3 at highly reduced
settings of course but… Dark Souls, which is older and arguably not
as good-looking, well… “La Hoguera Está Encendida”, so you may
have noticed my game’s in Spanish. Funny story! The game doesn’t have a language changer. It’s in Spanish for some reason, even though
this computer is entirely in English… and I haven’t been able to figure out how to
change it. At least, there’s a variable on dsfix but otherwise…
but you see, if you need, like, read, you can disable the resolution switch and switch
it back into 50% when you need the performance, No, no, no, no, no! Jesus Christ, there are so many of them! Oh… ok. So if I remember correctly there’s a Dark
Knight right around this area? So, Can’t help but wonder if we’d be able
to fight him in these conditions. I guess we’re gonna find out. No… c’mon, c’mon, c’mon, come to me. C’mon, follow me, yes, Yes!, C’mon, c’mon
make a mistake.. yeah. Oh god, no! I’m the one that made that mistake. Have you ever fought the Darknight at 15 fps? Great experience! Oh boy. No, no, no, no, no, c’mon… c’mon, I was doing so well so far…. Yeah Ok, that was good, that was really good. Yes! Ok, ok, that was… that was much better than
I expected. So, is this where the boss is? This is definitely where the boss is, ok C’mon, c’mon hit me…. There we go.. Let’s get started, shall we? I know this is was an easy boss but… I’m going to see how the performance is
going to deal with it. Oh god Yeah. That’s working, that’s working, that’s
working, ok, run run run, run, run. Are there stairs on this side? There are no stairs on this side, I don’t
remember, I didn’t remember that- fuck. Fuck, uh no! Ok, get out of here, get out of there! Fuckin…are you serious?! Ok… Aghhhhhhhhhh no, no, no, no. But I still got the upper hand, I still can
beat this guy, c’mon. Yep, ok, I am being way more successful than
I expected. Oh god, I can’t believe I haven’t died
once! Since I hit the record button, I haven’t
died once. I can’t be that… I don’t know! I haven’t play this game in years. Well, not years but a really long time. Oh god, that was terrible, that was terrible
and there it goes! Seems like I spoke way too soon. So yeah, thanks to this tool there is another
option for playing Dark Souls in some way. Thank you for watching, or donating or helping
in all the many ways you do. See you all on the next video.

Super low Dark Souls graphics on a low end computer (Intel Celeron + IntelHD)
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100 thoughts on “Super low Dark Souls graphics on a low end computer (Intel Celeron + IntelHD)

  • October 14, 2017 at 9:29 pm
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    looks and runs worse than emulating PS3 on my i5 760 from 2010…

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  • October 14, 2017 at 10:15 pm
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    Its already the time for a warframe video … we need you !

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  • October 15, 2017 at 7:40 am
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    you might hear this.
    i request shadow of war pls

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  • October 15, 2017 at 1:39 pm
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    Please Deceit

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  • October 16, 2017 at 1:47 am
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    Shadow of WAR please intel hd 4000

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  • October 16, 2017 at 3:46 am
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    LowSpecGamer can you please do Homefront: The Revolution? At lowest settings on my gtx 745 i can barely run the game 30fps on the lowest settings

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  • October 16, 2017 at 4:47 pm
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    Oh god, not another DS1 port video… I mean, huge props to you, sir, but I don't envy you for having to make this 'un run 😛

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  • October 16, 2017 at 11:10 pm
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    que triste y feliz es ver este video y llegar a tu casa para ponerlo y encuentras un pc gamer de regalo :,v

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  • October 17, 2017 at 12:57 am
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    PES 2018

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  • October 17, 2017 at 8:08 am
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    pls make Middle Earth Shadow of War !!!

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  • October 17, 2017 at 12:07 pm
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    Luckily I can play this game without needing a boost averaging around 20fps on my laptop. It does dip into the 10s for Blighttown and some other areas which is very annoying and sad 🙁

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  • October 17, 2017 at 4:33 pm
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    please do berserk

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  • October 17, 2017 at 10:57 pm
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    South Park: The Fractured But Whole please my pc is looooweeend and i what to play

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  • October 18, 2017 at 6:43 am
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    There's so many poor people in the world. 🙁 hugs all the 300k subscribers

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  • October 18, 2017 at 9:29 am
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    ultra low graphics warframe

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  • October 20, 2017 at 1:36 pm
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    Make FIFA 18 Optimization please.

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  • October 31, 2017 at 4:55 pm
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    You
    have a nudes files

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  • October 31, 2017 at 6:06 pm
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    I cant acces hialgo site

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  • November 4, 2017 at 4:46 am
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    And AMD? 🙁

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  • November 4, 2017 at 4:32 pm
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    Pleeeeeeaaaaase Assassin's creed IV

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  • November 11, 2017 at 2:57 am
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    intel i3 2.4 ghz 8 gb ram 64 vram :'v dat pc men

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  • November 11, 2017 at 7:19 pm
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    That controller that sponsored this video looks like the one you pass down to your friend.

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  • November 20, 2017 at 5:59 am
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    Does this game force Vsync by default?
    At this low of a performance level, I think you'd be much better off just accepting a little low frame rate tearing (it's usually not so bad below your refresh depending on the game) in order to avoid drops to 15 fps so often.

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  • November 28, 2017 at 7:52 pm
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    nudes???!!!!

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  • November 29, 2017 at 1:09 pm
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    Making lodbias 1 makes the game grey and doesn't reduce lag in fact it creates more

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  • December 3, 2017 at 8:09 am
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    Does this tutorial work

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  • December 3, 2017 at 10:21 pm
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    fable 3 please

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  • December 12, 2017 at 10:35 am
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    still cant get it playable on gpd win

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  • December 13, 2017 at 1:59 pm
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    Why is tha game in Spanish?

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  • December 16, 2017 at 4:28 pm
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    HAS MUERTO

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  • December 31, 2017 at 2:44 am
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    El español te quedó perfecto
    The Spanish was perfect

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  • January 2, 2018 at 4:45 pm
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    4:31 alv hablo español xd

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  • January 5, 2018 at 11:23 pm
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    I somehow like how it looks with this ultra bad graphics. gives me good old ps1 vibes

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  • January 10, 2018 at 6:36 pm
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    Nudes? 2:13

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  • January 14, 2018 at 3:16 pm
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    spec I have a problem, I saw your two videos and I downloaded everything to the minimum possible that is playable but I have a problem, always since I installed the game for the first time (I reinstalled it as 5 times xd) all looks transparent (the character the walls, all bone is seen as nivisible only looks like some shadows and the hair of the character, do you have any solution?

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  • January 16, 2018 at 7:54 pm
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    Nudes in such low rez that entire pic is pixelated

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  • January 22, 2018 at 12:47 am
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    do saints row iv pls

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  • February 11, 2018 at 2:22 am
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    2:13 😂

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  • March 2, 2018 at 8:23 am
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    Please totorial for play dark soul 2 in low spec pc

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  • March 3, 2018 at 8:32 am
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    "Have you ever fought dark knight on 15 FPS?" XD I beat Dark Souls 3 while barelly managing to keep the 15 fps

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  • March 9, 2018 at 1:13 pm
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    You skip half your video, lol I'm sure you died

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  • March 30, 2018 at 1:37 am
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    me dice que no tengo dark souls 1 pero si tengo el 2 :v pues baia

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  • April 14, 2018 at 12:36 am
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    nice, now make it easy to play

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  • April 24, 2018 at 11:30 am
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    Nudes

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  • May 1, 2018 at 7:29 pm
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    hahaha purposely playing so bad xD thats funny 😀

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  • May 17, 2018 at 2:53 pm
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    Dark souls 2

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  • May 24, 2018 at 12:37 pm
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    Make dark souls remastered vid!!!!

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  • May 31, 2018 at 4:02 pm
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    I play in Intel HD 3000 and 6gb ram

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  • June 2, 2018 at 12:48 pm
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    Hialgo it's not detetcting Dark Souls 🙁

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  • June 9, 2018 at 9:22 pm
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    Dark Souls: Prepare To Squint Edition

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  • July 8, 2018 at 3:07 am
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    Could a Acer aspire 5750G w/ i7 2630QM and GeForce 540m 2GB laptop, handle dark souls or bloodborne?

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  • July 14, 2018 at 12:38 pm
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    i tried the app whit pirated dark souls remasterd and it didnt show me thing

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  • July 14, 2018 at 11:55 pm
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    It's dark souls on Nintendo switch

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  • July 21, 2018 at 11:06 pm
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    1.9 ghz sirve?

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  • July 29, 2018 at 11:46 am
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    you dont need a controller, u can use a keyboard only, yes, keyboard ONLY.

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  • August 6, 2018 at 6:11 pm
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    Im just sad that this don't worked for my pc ;-;

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  • August 10, 2018 at 1:37 pm
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    can this work for fallout 3-4

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  • August 19, 2018 at 6:18 pm
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    i just see a nude folder in your document folder wtf man?

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  • August 20, 2018 at 11:19 pm
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    Question how did you get HiALGO to detect dark souls remastered. Injector doesnt activate when I open the game pls help. Thnx

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  • August 23, 2018 at 1:45 am
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    He has a folder named nudes

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  • August 25, 2018 at 8:17 pm
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    why is it that when i do everything you said in the video nothing happens with my dark souls?

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  • August 29, 2018 at 5:17 am
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    And in AMD ?

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  • September 1, 2018 at 12:19 am
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    MAX_ADJUST_LODBIAS NOT WORKING

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  • September 10, 2018 at 3:19 pm
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    this is like if dark souls was on a smartphone

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  • September 15, 2018 at 11:12 am
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    You call that low spec?! I have 15 fps average, on 640×480 with DSFix!

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  • October 9, 2018 at 6:10 am
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    im getting black screen after first cutscene without any tweak.Is this bcoz of my potato laptop?
    is there any fixes?

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  • October 19, 2018 at 12:47 am
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    duuuuude i love your spanish.

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  • October 24, 2018 at 11:05 pm
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    Parry the knights it's easier with low fps. I played dark souls on an Intel Celeron 1.8ghz and Intel HD 3000. Not as good as my desktop out when you're away from home it works.

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  • November 14, 2018 at 8:49 pm
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    Can you do Resident evil operation raccoon city?

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  • November 20, 2018 at 2:59 pm
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    I don't get that notification when i run dark souls remastered and hialgo are already open

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  • December 29, 2018 at 6:15 pm
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    sino jajajaja mi pc esta en ingles que raro que el juego este en español claramente tu lo pusiste xd porque en tu video con nate hablas muy bien el español espero mas videos en español low spec gamer que me ayudas mucho siempre <3

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  • January 4, 2019 at 9:46 am
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    intel hd are better than dual core pentium…….

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  • January 14, 2019 at 1:10 pm
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    Saludos desde Petere!!!

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  • January 21, 2019 at 9:11 am
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    after this tutorial i have even less fps

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  • January 26, 2019 at 10:13 am
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    If the Nintendo 3Ds had Dark Souls on it this would be how it would look like

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  • February 6, 2019 at 7:04 am
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    Esto lo correria un intel atom 1.60 ghz GMA 3600 con 2 gb ram? Es lo mas cercano a una pc comun que tengo

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  • February 16, 2019 at 10:50 pm
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    That port was so sh*tty it required a Atom reactor to run and still the FPS might drop below 30

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  • February 21, 2019 at 7:50 am
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    2:13???

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  • February 24, 2019 at 1:05 am
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    necesito ayuda, mi dark souls no obtiene cambios de fps cuando disminuyo o aumento la resolucion o en su defecto cuando quito o aplico mejoras graficas. Uso el dsfix y tambien Hialgo, pero por alguna razon los fps no se ven alterados, lo unico que si cambia son los efectos y todo lo referente a la parte visual, pero por alguna razon los fps no obtienen cambio alguno, puedo dejarlo todo los graficos full o disminuirlo lo mas bajo posible y estaran en 7 fps igual. ¿Sabes que podria ser? Tu canal es genial.

     (I need help, my dark souls do not get fps changes when I decrease or increase the resolution or if I remove or apply graphic improvements. I use the dsfix and also Hialgo, but for some reason the fps are not altered, the only thing that changes are the effects and everything related to the visual part, but for some reason the fps do not get any change, I can leave it all full graphics or decrease it as low as possible and will be at 7 fps equal. Do you know what it could be? Your channel is great).

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  • March 2, 2019 at 7:32 pm
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    When i open dsrk souls with hiago rhe game stops working

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  • March 4, 2019 at 3:51 am
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    azopooota lo estaba viendo sin subtitulos y no me di cuenta que entendia todo jajajaj
    ya es algo

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  • March 20, 2019 at 1:36 pm
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    Yeah good luck in 1 fps blighttown.

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  • March 24, 2019 at 2:33 pm
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    One more subscribe specifically for this single game!

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  • March 30, 2019 at 7:28 pm
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    any plans for remastered version? its well optimised compared to this but goes slow motion when below 60fps

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  • April 7, 2019 at 6:18 am
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    Woow deberías hacer videos en español🙏

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  • April 10, 2019 at 12:18 am
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    how to lowspec your internet?

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  • May 11, 2019 at 4:19 pm
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    thanks bro i suscribe

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  • May 12, 2019 at 12:23 am
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    In the Intel HD 4000 PC the game is locked to 75 fps and I'm not sure that runs at 75 somewhere, but the movement is smooth.
    Anyway it's unstable so this can help a little >:D

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  • May 23, 2019 at 7:41 pm
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    The game can be changed language in the file steam_api.ini, which is in the same folder as the file DarkSouls.exe, in a part of this file it says in English: (to you it appears) Language: Spanish, change the Spanish a English (in the case that is not English, put the language you want in English, For example: Italian, German, etc), and save the file, in the same way you change the language of several games, greetings.

    PS: I do not speak English

    El juego se puede cambiar de idioma en el archivo steam_api.ini, que esta en la misma carpeta que el archivo DarkSouls.exe, en una parte de este archivo dice en ingles: (a ti te aparece) Language:Spanish, cambia el Spanish a English (en el caso oque no sea ingles, poner el idioma que quieras en Ingles, Por ejemplo: Italian, German, etc), y guardas el archivo, de la misma manera se cambia el idioma de varios juegos, saludos.

    PD: No hablo ingles

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  • May 25, 2019 at 3:45 am
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    Excelente español jaja

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  • June 29, 2019 at 7:28 am
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    normally i have 30 fps on 800×600 in settings resolution, but my character looks like slow mode

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  • July 16, 2019 at 1:32 am
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    Does this work on remastered version too ? : )

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  • August 7, 2019 at 1:02 am
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    como cuando LSG Habla bien en español :v

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  • October 22, 2019 at 6:11 am
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    No entiendo bien, cambio el csgo x el dark soul?

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  • October 22, 2019 at 11:11 am
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    work only in steam dark souls 1?

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  • November 21, 2019 at 8:49 am
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    I did this, now i cant open it

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  • November 21, 2019 at 9:42 am
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    Not working anymore

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  • December 12, 2019 at 8:22 am
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    Can u play with even worse computer?

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  • December 28, 2019 at 11:23 am
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    I have problem man, dont know why but the game file for hialgo does not appear in folder as you said, in my case…Why is that so?

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