RELEASE Dragon Quest XI S Enhanced Draw Distance mod

Discussion in 'Switch - ROM Hacking, Saves, Translations & Tools' started by cucholix, Oct 11, 2019.

Loading...
  1. cucholix
    OP

    cucholix Banners guy

    Member
    9
    Jan 17, 2017
    Chile
    The poor draw distance in this game was spoiling it for me so I created a patch to double the scale value, focus on the hanging torch in the walls:
    Normal draw distance

    Enhanced draw distance (x2.5 scale)

    Tested in both (docked and handheld), with maxed out CPU.
    Increasing draw distance beyond 2.5 lags the the game in complex areas (Gondollia), also slightly increased the shadow distance scale but it's not that noticeable tbh, anyway I hope you enjoy it as much as me :D

    Usage: Unrar 01006C300E9F0000.rar drop the folder in your
    Code:
    mSD:atmosphere/titles/
    , use sysclk to set CPU at max (maybe GPU too) or else the game will lag.

    FOR DEVS: The file modded is "DefaultScalability.ini", I modded it out desperation, didn't expect it to work, but it worked!
    There are other interesting settings you can play with, I attached the ini too (JackGame.rar).
     

    Attached Files:

    Last edited by cucholix, Oct 11, 2019
  2. Hairy-Breeks

    Hairy-Breeks Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Sep 7, 2019
    Australia
    This is great and much needed! Have you tried with ReverseNX on handheld? I suppose that would cause fps drops regardless of OC, so I'm wondering if we could scale it down if that's the case.
     
  3. cucholix
    OP

    cucholix Banners guy

    Member
    9
    Jan 17, 2017
    Chile
    1 is the default value for draw distance scale, not sure if it will accept 0 or negative values.

    However you can turn off post processing effects to increase performance.
     
    Last edited by cucholix, Oct 11, 2019
  4. Hairy-Breeks

    Hairy-Breeks Member

    Newcomer
    1
    Sep 7, 2019
    Australia
    How do you turn off post processing effects? I'm think also, to maybe turn down distance scale to either 1.5 or 2.0 but I haven't actually tested it yet.
     
  5. cucholix
    OP

    cucholix Banners guy

    Member
    9
    Jan 17, 2017
    Chile
    You need to edit the ini included in “JackGame/Config” then pack everything using @masagrator tutorial. DQXIS uses UE v4
     
    Hairy-Breeks likes this.
  6. Kirby567fan

    Kirby567fan GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    5
    Jan 6, 2018
    Morocco
    Nice.
     
    cucholix likes this.
  7. Niko_of_Death

    Niko_of_Death Member

    Newcomer
    2
    Aug 10, 2016
    United States
    Are the values all commented out by default? I.E. are
    Code:
    r.ViewDistanceScale=2.0
    r.Shadow.DistanceScale=2.0
    r.Shadow.CSM.TransitionScale=2.0
    r.AmbientOcclusionLevels=3
    r.Streaming.PoolSize=800
    
    all of the values you modified? Are the commented values what the game uses by default?
     
  8. cucholix
    OP

    cucholix Banners guy

    Member
    9
    Jan 17, 2017
    Chile
    All the settings are commented by default, except 2, I uncommented only the first 3 in your list. I guess they are built in, uncommenting them overrides main settings.
     
    Last edited by cucholix, Oct 11, 2019
  9. Niko_of_Death

    Niko_of_Death Member

    Newcomer
    2
    Aug 10, 2016
    United States
    Did you find r.ScreenPercentage anywhere? Could potentially open up higher reses.
     
  10. cucholix
    OP

    cucholix Banners guy

    Member
    9
    Jan 17, 2017
    Chile
    Yeah, but in other ini files, didn’t made any difference in gameplay though.
     
    Broduskii likes this.
  11. Niko_of_Death

    Niko_of_Death Member

    Newcomer
    2
    Aug 10, 2016
    United States
    EDIT: Got it working, going to list the settings that seem to be working or not working:
    Working:
    Code:
    ViewDistanceScale
    Not Working:
    Code:
    MaxAnisotropy, Streaming.PoolSize, PostProcessAAQuality, ShadowQuality, MotionBlurQuality
    EDIT: Testing a good amount, the only one I've noticed a difference with was ViewDistanceScale. If anyone can find another one that changes anything let me know.
     
    Last edited by Niko_of_Death, Oct 12, 2019
    cucholix likes this.
  12. g.a.u

    g.a.u Advanced Member

    Newcomer
    3
    Oct 11, 2014
    Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
    how much OC is good for this ?
     
  13. cucholix
    OP

    cucholix Banners guy

    Member
    9
    Jan 17, 2017
    Chile
    Max CPU available

    @Niko_of_Death sometimes you can add settings and they work, maybe adding ScreenPercentage in there would change resolution. Worth a try.
     
    Last edited by cucholix, Oct 12, 2019
    Broduskii likes this.
  14. dragnipur

    dragnipur Member

    Newcomer
    3
    Jul 26, 2017
    United States
    like 1224 max or 1785? i just remember reading going over 1224 can cause crashes in some games so I was wondering.

    Thanks for this though, definitely gonna use it!!
     
  15. Kirby567fan

    Kirby567fan GBAtemp Regular

    Member
    5
    Jan 6, 2018
    Morocco
    The crashes have been fixed long ago and also he meant 1785mhz.
     
  16. one-piece

    one-piece Member

    Newcomer
    2
    May 17, 2009
    United States
    Mexico
    Yes, there are framedrops even with Max OC in dock flag. Did you tried to change the ini and pack everything to x1.5 or x2?
     
  17. cucholix
    OP

    cucholix Banners guy

    Member
    9
    Jan 17, 2017
    Chile
    The only setting applied in that specific ini is draw distance, all the other settings are ignored in game.

    There’s a gain in frames when setting draw distance to 1.5 - 2.0 yeah, but personally prefer drop some frames instead having noticeable pop in, I can do a pack with draw distance to 1.5 and 2.0 if people is interested though.

    Overall with draw distance to 2.5 I only noticed frame drops in Gondolia, and some areas in Gallopolis.
     
    Last edited by cucholix, Oct 15, 2019
    one-piece likes this.
  18. one-piece

    one-piece Member

    Newcomer
    2
    May 17, 2009
    United States
    Mexico
    Pretty please, it would be amazing.
    I get dizzy with the sudden change of frames, so I would like to experiment the best setting before drops.

    Yes the drops are prominent in Gallopolis and gondolia and even in the fields with monsters in the distance and foliage.
     
  19. Important Posts Lower DrawDistance options
    cucholix
    OP

    cucholix Banners guy

    Member
    9
    Jan 17, 2017
    Chile
    There you go
     

    Attached Files:

  20. one-piece

    one-piece Member

    Newcomer
    2
    May 17, 2009
    United States
    Mexico
    Thank you very much :D
     
Quick Reply
Draft saved Draft deleted
Loading...