- 1 System Tweaks
- 2 RT Tweaks
System Tweaks[edit | edit source]
Experiencing massive slowdowns?[edit | edit source]
Advice for slowdowns from a 9700k + 64Gb + RTX2080 user who was still getting slowdowns:
1. turn off vsync in btech settings and turn on "fast" vsync in nvidia control panel
2. add battletech folder to exclusion list for windows defender
3. add battletech.exe process to exclusion list for windows defender
4. make sure you use crystal clear when it installs roguetech went from 100% utilization of my gpu and 8fps min to 20% utilization and smooth 60fps
Process Lasso[edit | edit source]
Get process lasso (https://bitsum.com/get-lasso-pro/ only needs free version)
- Make sure it autostarts
- Launch RT, then in process lasso, right-click Battletech.exe and set the following:
- Priority Class>Always>High
- CPU Affinity>Always>Deselect CPUs 0 and 1
- IO Priority>Always>High
This should fix most stutters according to many users
Pagefile[edit | edit source]
RT is a massive game and requires a lot of memory. Often, your computer will use PageFile (swap space) to ensure your physical memory (RAM) isn't overloaded. It is recommended to have at least 32GB TOTAL - that is RAM + PageFile, to minimize crashing from insufficient memory. Additionally, as a general configuration rule for all computers, make sure you have a PageFile equal to or larger (1 to 1.5 the size) than your physical RAM, on your fastest drive.
For example, if your computer has 8GB of RAM installed, RT recommends setting your PageFile to 24GB.
Please follow this guide on how to change your Windows PageFile size (https://mcci.com/support/guides/how-to-change-the-windows-pagefile-size/)
GFX Controls[edit | edit source]
Set vsync to fast and go max performance options in either nVidia control panel or AMD control panel
Tarkov Fix[edit | edit source]
This has been implemented as the Multithread Option. Select Multithread to enable.
|Original fix and credit (Deprecated)|
Many users have reported that the advice on the unity engine game Escape from Tarkov has shown improvements to performance
RT Tweaks[edit | edit source]
Launcher Tweaks[edit | edit source]
RT Configuration[edit | edit source]
These are the Configuration Options when installing RT. To change these, click Update, then click Reconfigure RT
CombatLog Toggle[edit | edit source]
Especially for those with shader performance issues (i.e. Windows7/DX11), disabling floaties and switching to CombatLog, then leaving CombatLog closed has been known to help with performance.
Fire FX[edit | edit source]
Updated Fire FX uses less particle effects with less smoke effects. However, this is known to cause cosmetic issues. Using Original Fire FX may help with stability if shaders are an issue.
SpeedMod Options[edit | edit source]
Not strictly a performance tip, but a significant note: SpeedMod and the in-game setting Speed Up Combat accomplish similar things. Combining the two can make combat really zoom, but frames and animations will be skipped and the game will feel as if it's stuttering. This is NOT the performance stuttering Devs refer to, this 'stuttering' is all the speed trying to make things happen faster than the engine can process and render.
This author's best results have come from disabling SpeedMod completely, relying on the in-game speed up and smashing spacebar. Results will likely vary.
FX Options[edit | edit source]
Ensure Crystal Clear is enabled. Seriously. This one will give some of the biggest gains.
Rendering Options[edit | edit source]
If your computer was built this millenium, use MultiThread Rendering enabled. The more threads your CPU has, the more gains you will see out of this.
Borderless Window Mode[edit | edit source]
In the RT Launcher, select Borderless Windowed Mode under Set Preferences
This also helps with crashes when alt-tabbing out, as the game never truly minimizes. Great for joining the community on Discord while you play!
In Game Tweaks[edit | edit source]
While in game, go to Options > Video > Advanced for the following options
Slowdowns or crashes in Urban Biomes (City Maps)[edit | edit source]
[Urban Biome] Reduce Props
This will remove civilian cars and other cosmetic litter. HUGE performance gains on Urban Biomes
Other Cosmetics[edit | edit source]
These are cosmetics that can easily provide performance gains. Experiment to find the right balance for you, or simply disable everything for maximum performance.
- Bloom Quality - Low
- Ambient Occlusion - Disabled
- AntiAliasing - Disabled
- Motion Blur - Disabled
- Reflection - Disabled
- VSync - Disabled