Date: May 18, 2012  |  Written by Crone  |  Posted Under: Article  |  DISQUS With Us: 5 comments

FOV = 100>

FOV = 60>

 

TERA uses the Unreal graphics engine and along with that come some tweaks. Some tweaks are cosmetic, others over ride your default graphic card settings, but the below tweaks will make you play better by unlocking your FPS, providing a wider view, and preventing mouse lag. All are great improvements whether you are a seasoned TERA player that’s been in every beta, or someone new to the world.

The Field of View tweak will change how you view the world giving you a wider view. Not just zooming out this changes your perspective.

Field of View (FOV) INI Tweak Step by Step Guide:
1. Navigate to: TERAClientS1GameConfig
2. Open up the INI file “S1Input.ini” with notepad or other text editor
3. Underneath the line, “bEnableMouseSmoothing=true” add the line: Bindings=(Name=”x”,Command=”fov 100″)
4. Make sure no “ ; “ is before the line, otherwise that will void it out.
5. Close “S1Input.ini” and Save
6. Right click the “S1Input.ini” file, and click on Properties
7. Next to “Attributes:” click the box that says “Read Only”
8. Click Ok
9. Load TERA
10. In game push “x” and your field of view will change

The Unreal engine plays it safe with frames per second (FPS) and by default prefers lower, but steady FPS. Unlock the FPS and let your system give you everything it can with the below tweak.

Unlocking TERA framerate (FPS) INI Tweak Step by Step Guide:
1. Navigate to: TERAClientS1GameConfig
2. Open up the INI file “S1Engine.ini” with notepad or other text editor
3. Change the line “bSmoothFrameRate=true” to “bSmoothFrameRate=false”
4. Close “S1Engine.ini” and Save
5. Right click the “S1Engine.ini” file, and click on Properties
6. Next to “Attributes:” click the box that says “Read Only”
7. Click Ok

Similar to the FPS tweak, this tweak will make sure your mouse moves how you want it, when you want it to and not be limited by the game.

Improve Mouse Performance INI Tweak Step by Step Guide
1. Navigate to: TERAClientS1GameConfig
2. Open up the INI file “S1Input.ini” with notepad or other text editor
3. Change the line “bEnableMouseSmoothing=true” to “bEnableMouseSmoothing=false”
4. Close “S1Input.ini” and Save
5. Right click the “S1Input.ini” file, and click on Properties
6. Next to “Attributes:” click the box that says “Read Only”
7. Click Ok

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  • http://twitter.com/Althris Althris

    Shouldn’t the line in the last sections that says:
    3. Change the line “bEnableMouseSmoothing=true” to “bSmoothFrameRate=false” 
    Actually say… to “bEnableMouseSmoothing=false”

    • Crone

      Why yes it should! Thanks for the catch. I’ll have it updated right away!

  • http://twitter.com/ThrangisTheRed Thrangis

    Good guide.  I noticed some improvement, though my system does need a few upgrades. x]

  • Estel Powell

    The thing to keep in mind if you change the FOV, is that the cinematic, character selection screen and the UI change to first person view all are distorted or do not work correctly. But I like the far out view so I can see everything around me =)

  • http://twitter.com/sproketz sproketz

    I can’t see any difference at all between having mouse smoothing on or off. They both seem responsive, yet have a grainy feel to them. Mouse smoothing does not feel at all smooth. Playing using a GTX-680 with quadcore processor OC’d at 4.4ghz easily pulls framerates of 120+ if I turn off v-sync. Yet, still I can’t get the screen to feel smooth when turning using the mouse. Any ideas? Did you guys actually notice a difference between smoothing on and off?