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5.2.5
Votan's Adaptive (Video-)Settings  Popular! (More than 5000 hits)
Version: 1.4.6
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 1.4.6:
- Update to API 100029 "Dragonhold".

version 1.4.5:
- Update to API 100028 "Scalebreaker".

version 1.4.4:
- Update to API 100027 "Elsweyr".

version 1.4.3:
- Update to API 100026 "Wrathstone".

version 1.4.2:
- Update to API 100025 "Murkmire".

version 1.4.1:
- Update LibHarvensAddonSettings rev 7.2. Fixed color picker settings.

version 1.4.0:
- Update to API 100024 "Wolfhunter".
- New option: Minimum View Distance Combat
- New library load structure.

version 1.3.8:
- API bump 100023 "Summerset".

version 1.3.7:
- Do not persist adaptive changes to video settings, so they do not affect character selection screen.

version 1.3.6:
- Fix key-binding toggle.

version 1.3.5:
- API bump for "Dragon Bones".
- Support for addon "InfoPanel". => Disable own output.
- Added API "VOTANS_ADAPTIVE_SETTINGS:GetViewDistanceText()", if InfoPanel wants to include that.

version 1.3.4:
- API bump for Clockwork City.

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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Unread 03/08/16, 05:25 PM  
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Thumbs up thanks!

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.
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Thumbs up resolved!

Originally Posted by votan
The "Addon Settings" of the screenshot is an old LAM2 (< r17). This addon does not use LAM2 at all. This addon introduces the "Add-Ons" below the two entries. You can use Harven's AS to LAM adapter.
But for this "Addon Settings" menu I have no idea. You surely can pinpoint it to this addon?
Harven's AS to LAM adapter helps!!! Thanks a lot. The second "Addon Settings" is also gone. And yes, the second "Addon Settings" is definitely related to this addon, when I remove it (not disable, delete files) this second entry is gone. Interesting enough, with some other addons installed the second entry would be gone too, definitely some sort of LAM2 compatibility issue. But now it's all good, thanks a lot!!!
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Originally Posted by uladz
I have a strange problem after I've installed this addon. Now I have two "Addon Settings" menu entries and this addon configs are under "Add-Ons" entry instread. Note that one of "Addon Settings" menus is empty and another has all other installed addons listed as normal. Any idea? Screenshot is attached.
The "Addon Settings" of the screenshot is an old LAM2 (< r17). This addon does not use LAM2 at all. This addon introduces the "Add-Ons" below the two entries. You can use Harven's AS to LAM adapter.
But for this "Addon Settings" menu I have no idea. You surely can pinpoint it to this addon?
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I have a strange problem after I've installed this addon. Now I have two "Addon Settings" menu entries and this addon configs are under "Add-Ons" entry instread. Note that one of "Addon Settings" menus is empty and another has all other installed addons listed as normal. Any idea? Screenshot is attached.
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Originally Posted by votan
Originally Posted by Scootworks
es wäre noch echt cool, wenn du neben der sichtweitenanzeige noch zusätzlich anzeigbar eine lua speicher anzeige ergänzen könntest
Hmm, ja, ich weis nicht. Ist nicht ganz Aufgabe von diesem Addon.
Ich weis aber, dass so ein Addon schonmal geschrieben wurde: Probier mal dies hier: http://www.esoui.com/downloads/info4...IAInfoHub.html

Ansonsten zeig ich den Lua Speicher in dem Addon: http://www.esoui.com/downloads/info1...tingsMenu.html
achso das andere kenne ich gar nicht. ja demfall hätte ich gerne meinen vorschlag in deinem coolen settingsmenü
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Originally Posted by Scootworks
es wäre noch echt cool, wenn du neben der sichtweitenanzeige noch zusätzlich anzeigbar eine lua speicher anzeige ergänzen könntest
Hmm, ja, ich weis nicht. Ist nicht ganz Aufgabe von diesem Addon.
Ich weis aber, dass so ein Addon schonmal geschrieben wurde: Probier mal dies hier: http://www.esoui.com/downloads/info4...IAInfoHub.html

Ansonsten zeig ich den Lua Speicher in dem Addon: http://www.esoui.com/downloads/info1...tingsMenu.html
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es wäre noch echt cool, wenn du neben der sichtweitenanzeige noch zusätzlich anzeigbar eine lua speicher anzeige ergänzen könntest
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Version 1.2.2: For those whom want to test performance:
I changed the "Maximum Framerate" slider to 1000fps:
This slider represents the UserSettings.txt value "MinFrameTime.2". This value defines a forced pause between rendering frames. Just to be sure this value is not a source of slowdown it can be set to 1/1000fps = 1ms.
Limit GPU load via enabling v-sync or your graphic adapter control panel and/or keep an eye on the temperatur to see if it has an effect for you.

My card is running at 64°C/147°F.
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It does what it says, its a must for me. Thanks for sharing your work
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version 1.2.1 released: As promised, with new options.
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Originally Posted by dorrino
I tested the new version.

I can't comment on the effectiveness of the current algorithm, since it requires much more testing, but i got a couple of suggestions.

1. When distance meter is added to the fps/latency bar, the whole bar gets shifted to the right for about 20-30px. So there's an empty space from bottom left corner of the screen to the left end of the fps meter. I manually adjusted positions of the anchors and background for myself, but i think it needs to be fixed.

2. It would be great to have a toggle in the addon setting to turn it totally off and on. Because if the addon is on you can't manually adjust view distance in the game's options since the addon resets the values. Basiaclly it needs a manual mode option, otherwise there's no other way but to disable the addon if you want to test some specific view distance settings.

About the algorithm, judging but the distance meter, right now even smallest fps drops below the threshold immediately lead to huge drops in the target view distance. I have no idea what amount of time the game needs to actually adjust the distance after a new distance is set, though. It feels like it's totally not instantaneous, so maybe those drops in the distance the addon introduces don't matter much. It's something that needs further testing and considerations.

What i'm trying to avoid here is large noticable drops in view distance for random fps drops.

Thanks again.
Hi.

Thanks again for the feedback.

to 1. Ah, I guess you have latency enabled, too. The anchors drive me nuts. But I will try fix that.
to 2. Yes, there are two types of frame drop: Objectes (Players) approaching and passing by. Distance going to 97 and back to 100 (for threshold 55fps), during my tests standing in Wrothgar.
But also in Wrothgar, if you riding across the bridge towards mage guild, there are massive drops forcing a GTX-980 to go to minimum view distance to keep framerate up. This drops are not that massive, if you walk, but still having a sudden drop: 60-> 54 -> 46. The algorithm reacts aggressive to that, yes.
Such drops are not for no reason, and are not gone instantaneous.

If you like to test, you could change the factor in line 147:
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local diff = 1 +((self.fps - self.fps_1) * 4 +(self.fps - self.fps_target)) / self.settings.speed
And yes, I will add more options.

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I tested the new version.

I can't comment on the effectiveness of the current algorithm, since it requires much more testing, but i got a couple of suggestions.

1. When distance meter is added to the fps/latency bar, the whole bar gets shifted to the right for about 20-30px. So there's an empty space from bottom left corner of the screen to the left end of the fps meter. I manually adjusted positions of the anchors and background for myself, but i think it needs to be fixed.

2. It would be great to have a toggle in the addon setting to turn it totally off and on. Because if the addon is on you can't manually adjust view distance in the game's options since the addon resets the values. Basiaclly it needs a manual mode option, otherwise there's no other way but to disable the addon if you want to test some specific view distance settings.

About the algorithm, judging but the distance meter, right now even smallest fps drops below the threshold immediately lead to huge drops in the target view distance. I have no idea what amount of time the game needs to actually adjust the distance after a new distance is set, though. It feels like it's totally not instantaneous, so maybe those drops in the distance the addon introduces don't matter much. It's something that needs further testing and considerations.

What i'm trying to avoid here is large noticable drops in view distance for random fps drops.

Thanks again.
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@Votan

Do you use v-sync?

Yes i do. I use game's vsync atm, thus my fps are capped at 60 anyways.
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@dorrino: Alright, Thank you!
All points added to ToDo list.
Do you use v-sync?
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Hi there, Votan. First of all i want to thank you for your addons. Using almost all of them.

As to the feedback:

My settings are: min fps - 40, min combat - 60, speed - 40, all adjustments besides view distance are disabled. Nvidia 970, i2500k @ 4.4Ghz.

1. The whole addon is an awesome idea. It's feels great to have an automated option to reduce view distance when you don't need it and increase it back when you do. Especially in pvp and dungeons. Works perfectly.

2. Fps bar display. I'd appreciate a toggle for the fps meter information. So you could turn it off and on. Right now i disabled it (-- self:SetupMeter()).

I also don't understand what does it suppose to show? In the code it seems like it's shows viewdistance after some transformations, but it stays '100' all the time on my screen.

3. It feels like the speed of fps stabilization needs some adjustments. So, now if i ride through a city the fps floats rather heavily. It either overshoots by 10 fps above the target or drops by 10 fps below it. So the fps swing range is quite high.

As an illustration if instead of going as something like 40-51-43-35-39-45-30fps etc (around my min of 40) i'd prefer to have it as 40-43-37-42-39-41fps etc.

edit: or, even better, lower swing below the target fps and larger swing above it. So most of the time the fps would be higher than the target.

As a way to achieve this you may make view distance increments/decrements lower and update time faster.

Otherwise - it works. And works very good. It already feels as an essential addon.

Keep it up man.

ps. The description should say something along the lines of 'Best of the both worlds! Smooth fps in combat. Best graphics otherwise!'
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