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3.1
Votan's Adaptive (Video-)Settings  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: 1.3.3
by: votan [More]
Description
This add-on adjusts the view- and particle distance to the current graphic load and context (normal, combat, UI hidden) to stabilize the framerate. If the view distance drops and drops, additional effects get disabled:
Distorsion, god rays and antialiasing. In this order.

And if the framerate raises again, e.g. because you left the crowded city, the view distance increases again. This way you can choose between quality and performance: Smooth fps in combat and best graphics otherwise.

Since 1.3.0: If you travel or use a door, the view distance is set back to the average between minimum and maximum. This is because:
  • You may leave a low GPU load zone and enter a heavy GPU load zone and do not hit a GPU burst wall.
  • You may leave a heavy GPU load zone and enter a low GPU load zone and would see the "nothing" where the opposite wall should be.

This add-on works with Shissu's PvP/Game Booster. The difference is:
  • Shissu's PvP/Game Booster is more effective, but also regonizable and active during combat/on demand only.
  • This add-on is less effective than Shissu's PvP/Game Booster, but more subtile and operates all the time.

If you want to see the add-on's activities, enable framerate performance indicator (/fps)

A "Thank You" to @dorrino and @Cabum for their feedback.

Remarks
  • Be fair to the system: If you use (adaptive) v-sync, like I do, keep the minimum framerate a few frames below limit (<60).
    Otherwise the add-on can not detect under-load.
  • As higher your target framerate, as slower the view distance will increase again.

If you feel dissatisfied with the second main menu entry for "Addons", take a look at Harven's AS to LAM adapter.

Important!
If your view distance drops and keeps at minimum (your Minimum View Distance) you may have a problem with an add-on or need a new machine .

If in doubt, just don't use the add-on and you will see.

Beschreibung
Dieses Addon passt die Sichtweite und Partikeldistanz der aktuellen Grafikauslastung und dem Kontext an (Normal, Kampf, UI ausgeblendet) um die Framerate zu stabilisieren.
Wenn die Sichtweite schrumpft und schrumpft, werden weitere Effekte abgeschaltet:
Verzerrung, Lichtstrahlen und Antialiasing. In der Reihenfolge.

Wenn die Framerate wieder steigt, zum Beispiel weil Du die überfüllte Stadt verlassen hast, steigt die Sichtweite wieder. Auf diese Weise kannst Du zwischen Qualität und Performance wählen: Hohe Framerate im Kampf und ansonsten bessere Grafik.

Seit 1.3.0: Wenn Du reist oder eine Tür verwendest, wird die Sichtweite wieder auf den Mittelwert zwischen Minimum und Maximum gesetzt. Und zwar deswegen:
  • Möglicherweise verläßt Du eine Zone mit geringer GPU Last und tritts in eine Zone mit hoher GPU Last und wirst nicht von einer Belastungsspitze umgehauen.
  • Möglicherweise verläßt Du eine Zone mit hoher GPU Last und tritts in eine Zone mit geringer GPU Last und würdest das "Nichts" sehen, wo die gegenüberliegende Wand sein sollte.

Dieses Addon funktioniert zusammen mit Shissu's PvP/Game Booster. Der Unterschied ist:
  • Shissu's PvP/Game Booster ist effektiver, aber auch bemerkbarer und nur während des Kampfes/bei Bedarf aktiv.
  • Dieses Addon ist weniger effektiv als Shissu's PvP/Game Booster, aber mehr subtil und arbeitet die ganze Zeit.

Wenn Du sehen willst, was das Addon macht, kannst Du den Framerate Performance Indikator aktivieren (/fps)

Anmerkung
  • Sei fair zu dem System: Wenn Du, so wie ich, (adaptives) V-Sync verwendest, halte die Minimum Framerate unter der Begrenzung (<60).
    Sonst kann das Addon keine Unterlast feststellen.
  • Je höher die Ziel Framerate, desto langsamer erhöht sich die Sichtweite wieder.

Wenn Du nicht mit dem zweiten Hauptmenüeintrag für "Erweiterungen" leben kannst, schau Dir mal Harven's AS to LAM adapter an.

Wichtig!
Wenn die Sichtweite auf Minimum (15) fällt und dort bleibt, besteht entweder ein Problem mit einem Addon oder Du brauchst ein neuen Rechner .
Im Zweifel, verwende das Addon einfach nicht und Du wirst sehen.

To Do
- Option to change view distance only. Keep particle distance untouched.

Gallery
All sceenshots made at 2560x1440 (WQHD) with "Supreme" texture quality.

Not the best moment to seek for the screenshot key, but hey 60fps


Another fight. This time a bit more away and a bit earlier in fight:
version 1.3.3:
- API bump for Horns of the Reach.

version 1.3.2:
- API bump for Morrowind.

version 1.3.1:
- ESO 2.7 'Homestead' ready.
- New option to allow to keep particle distance untouched.

version 1.3.0:
- API 100017 'One Tamriel' ready.
- Moved "Advanced Settings" to new addon.
- Minimum and Maximum View Distance can be configured.
- View Distance is reset to the average between minimum and maximum on travel and using doors. (Cyrodiil gates are not doors)
- Adjusted relation between "View Distance" and "Particle Distance".
- Changed default settings to "high-end".

version 1.2.6:
- Reworked performance meter re-arrangement. (pure aesthetic)

version 1.2.5:
- Due to reproducable frame drops after 5sec occuring at some wayshrines, I increased loading burst suspend delay to 10s. Can be configured now.
- Slower increasing of view distance to prevent falling from one frame drop to the next in locations like Orsinium.
- ESO 2.5 (Shadow of the Hist) ready

version 1.2.4:
- ESO 2.4 API 100015

version 1.2.3:
- ESO 2.3 API 100014

version 1.2.2:
- Fixed minor bug in settings: Upon showing the settings, the sliders did not change their max value, if different from default.
- For Advanced: Increased maximum of "Maximum Framerate" slider to 1000fps, to disable limiting by game.
* Limit your framerate via v-sync or driver settings, e.g. nvidia control panel, to prevend overheating!

version 1.2.1:
- Enable/Disable auto view distance without reloading UI, including key-binding.
- Configurable "Framedrop Weight" of algorithm.

version 1.2.0:
- Added 4 sec delay after player activation to overcome CPU load burst at startup
- Adjustment should react faster to sudden framedrops
* For real massive framedrops, the framerate will fall below threshold
- New option and key-bind to disable showing distance in frame meter

version 1.1.0:
- Made timer faster, so that the adjustment is more responsive
- New option: slider to adjust speed of changing view distance
- Suspend operation during travel

version 1.0.0
- initial version
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1.3.2
13kB
votan
05/29/17 12:45 PM
1.3.1
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votan
02/05/17 05:36 AM
1.3.0
12kB
votan
09/18/16 08:04 AM
1.2.6
12kB
votan
08/06/16 08:58 AM
1.2.5
12kB
votan
07/16/16 07:51 AM
1.2.4
12kB
votan
05/22/16 11:07 AM
1.2.4
12kB
votan
03/07/16 12:16 PM
1.2.2
12kB
votan
12/30/15 06:51 AM
1.2.1
12kB
votan
12/15/15 01:21 PM
1.2.0
12kB
votan
12/11/15 11:24 AM
1.1.0
11kB
votan
11/29/15 10:42 AM
1.0.0
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votan
11/15/15 02:43 PM


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Unread 06/23/17, 06:52 AM  
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@Kenza: But what is less jarring for you? I think "more drastic" and "less jarring" exclude each other.
Haha, yes I suppose they do.. :s
Tbh, I haven't used shissu's in while, but isn't it just on/off in/out of combat? And I read in previous comments that shissu's changes some other settings as well?
So I was thinking that less jarring = Still have a transition period(maybe just a bit faster than normal nonpvp area transitioning), not just on/off.
But more drastic = disable whatever extra settings shissu's does(as needed), and slightly faster transitions?
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Originally Posted by Kenza
This is one of my favorite addons!
Any chance you'd consider adding options for more drastic measures to be used in pvp areas? Similar to Shissu's, but less.. jarring?
And thank you again for all your awesome addons!
Thank You @fericirea and @Kenza.
@Kenza: But what is less jarring for you? I think "more drastic" and "less jarring" exclude each other.
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This is one of my favorite addons!
Any chance you'd consider adding options for more drastic measures to be used in pvp areas? Similar to Shissu's, but less.. jarring?
And thank you again for all your awesome addons!
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This is one of the best add ons I've ever used. It should be essential for any player. Good work.
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Re: Particle Suppression

Originally Posted by WaiYanHlaing
Will it be possible to get the particle suppression untouched option? I usually keep the particle suppression distance at minimum.
Yes, can be added.
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Originally Posted by TheTrueTerror
Just registered to say you are a god man!

Amd 1090T from struggling to get 25 to rocking 60-80 frames
You are welcome
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Just registered to say you are a god man!

Amd 1090T from struggling to get 25 to rocking 60-80 frames
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Originally Posted by Chlamydia1
Brilliant add-on. I do have one request though. Can you make it possible to disable anti-aliasing permanently while running your add-on?

As of right now, anti-aliasing cannot be turned off while this add-on is enabled (it turns on automatically if you try to disable it).

I need it disabled because I run a Reshade preset that uses its own AA.
Yes you can: There is a "Touch Antialiasing" option. Turn it off. When make sure Anti-Alias itself is enabled in the normal Video-Settings.

And Thanks
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Brilliant add-on. I do have one request though. Can you make it possible to disable anti-aliasing permanently while running your add-on?

As of right now, anti-aliasing cannot be turned off while this add-on is enabled (it turns on automatically if you try to disable it).

I need it disabled because I run a Reshade preset that uses its own AA.
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New version out (1.3.0):
I added two screenshots. It is not easy to make cool pictures and fight. Sorry guys!
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Re: Latency

Originally Posted by Schneizel
Idk why but does this addon something to do with Latency?
whenever I disabled it my latency becomes a lot more stable (considering I'm doign some fights) than using it. btw what's the "beginner's settings" ?
I activated /latency and can not confirm. What are your settings? Does your latency increasing above normal?!?
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Re: Latency

Originally Posted by Schneizel
Idk why but does this addon something to do with Latency?
whenever I disabled it my latency becomes a lot more stable (considering I'm doign some fights) than using it. btw what's the "beginner's settings" ?
normally I would say "no". But if the settings get saved on the server, this is not impossible.
I will test.
Beginner settings? hmm. Mid range speed and fast (greather value) for frame drops.
If you set 60fps or more for combat., the distance will drop to 12 and stay there. Try this.
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Latency

Idk why but does this addon something to do with Latency?
whenever I disabled it my latency becomes a lot more stable (considering I'm doign some fights) than using it. btw what's the "beginner's settings" ?
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Re: thanks!

Originally Posted by uladz
After using it for a week I must say that this addon really helps to get smoother FPS, especially when running at 4K resolution. Thank you a lot for making it and sharing with everyone . One question, can it be used in conjunction with Shissu's PvP/Game Booster? Description seems to indicate that yes, it can be used together, just wanted to confirm.
Thanks.

Yes. I have tested it. Not recently , but yes. Shissu's PvP/Game Booster affects different settings.
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Re: Re: errors

Originally Posted by votan
Originally Posted by Tonyleila
Installed this addon. I think because its still uses lib addon menu 1 it gave out many errors for others addons they all looked like this:
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user:/AddOns/CraftingSwit/Libs/LibMediaProvider-1.0/LibMediaProvider-1.0.lua:5: attempt to index a nil value
stack traceback:
	user:/AddOns/CraftingSwit/Libs/LibMediaProvider-1.0/LibMediaProvider-1.0.lua:5: in function '(main chunk)'
This addon does not use LAM1/2 at all. It uses Harven Addon Settings. But I will test with CraftingSwit.

/edit 1: This error is from CraftingSwit running without any other addon. I check why.
/edit 2:
1. CraftingSwit has a path typo in CraftingSwit.txt: Libs/LibStub/LibStub.lua = > Libs/LibStub.lua
2. CraftingSwit is using an old revision of LAM2 r17 of API 100011 !
Try to correct the path and update the LAM2 folder with the newest revision. Or explicitly install the newest LAM2 addon.
Thanks! Sorry that was confusing because there for some reaons was no error with CraftingSwit when the TG patch hits and I did not update it. After installing this addon it happend lol. But thanks for the fix it works fine!
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