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Ini Tweaks

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Ini Tweaks
There are many edits that can be made in the Rakion file "PersistentSymbols" a text file containing many lines of information. These edits can provide useful tweaks, many of which can either improve graphics, performance, or gameplay.

To access the file find it in the Scripts folder, most likely found at C:\Program Files\Softnyx\Rakion\Scripts but if that does not work, simply search for it with Windows search. Open the file in notepad and you are ready to go.
*Note: After making edits like these, do not go into the game options provided by Softnyx as many of these edits will then be automatically reset to normal. And if the game doesn't work, you can delete the file and it will regenerate a fresh new one.

For Best Graphics

  • The ACTUAL maximum resolution.
    You can set the resolution of Rakion higher than 1024x768, though it is not selectable in the game options. Open the PersistenSymbols file and find:
    persistent extern INDEX m_pixScreenWidth=(INDEX)####;
    persistent extern INDEX m_pixScreenHeight=(INDEX)###;
    Here you can set your resolution to be higher, simply replace the #### in the first line (ScreenWidth) with the width you want (ex: 1280), and the ### in the second line(ScreenHeight) with the height you want (ex: 1024). Your file will display your current set resolution where I have placed #s.

  • Anisotropy
    This edit will make things stay crisp looking at further distances, so there will be no more blurring of objects/textures that are not immediately by you. Find the line:
    persistent extern user INDEX gap_iTextureAnisotropy=(INDEX)1;
    Change the 1 to 16 and enjoy.

    For Best Performance
    Besides lowering resolution and textures.

  • Pre-Loading*:
    This should improve your Rakion performance, but it will increase loading time. You can try 1 or both, if you're going to try just 1, use the first one.
    persistent extern user INDEX gam_bPretouch=(INDEX)0;
    Change 0 to 1.

    persistent extern user INDEX shd_bCacheAll=(INDEX)0;
    Change o to 1.

  • Removing shadows.
    Find the lines:
    persistent extern user INDEX mdl_iShadowQuality=(INDEX)1;
    persistent extern user INDEX ska_iShadowQuality=(INDEX)2;
    persistent extern user INDEX plr_bCreateShadow=(INDEX)1;
    Change the 1, 2, and 1 to 0.

    HUD Tweaks
  • Adding free RAM to display:
    To have your free RAM remaining display on the screen, make the following edit.
    persistent extern user INDEX dbg_bShowFreeMemory=(INDEX)0;
    Change 0 to 1.

  • Adding the time spent on Rakion to display:
    To show how long you've been playing Rakion, make the following edit.
    persistent extern user INDEX hud_bShowTime=(INDEX)0;
    Change 0 to 1.

  • Adding a clock to display:
    To have the current time display on the screen, make the following edit.
    persistent extern user INDEX hud_bShowClock=(INDEX)0;
    Change 0 to 1.


  • FOV:
    persistent extern user FLOAT plr_fFOV=(FLOAT)60;
    This adjusts your 'field of view', the # of degrees visible from your character, most standard 3rd person games are 90, Rakion players may find values of 80-115 useful.

  • Blood:
    persistent extern user INDEX gam_iBlood=(INDEX)0;
    Turn the 0 to 2 to enable Blood, this may affect your framerate while fighting.
    Turn it to a 1 and blood will be green.*
    Turn it to 3 and it will attempt to load some sort of flower death that will crash you.*

  • Brightness:
    persistent extern user FLOAT gfx_fBrightness=(FLOAT)0;
    Increase this value if Rakion seems too dark for you.

  • Volume:
    persistent extern user FLOAT snd_fSoundVolume=(FLOAT)#.#;
    persistent extern user FLOAT snd_fMusicVolume=(FLOAT)#.#;
    Adjust these from 0.0 to 1.0 to alter your sound effects and music volume.

  • Lens Flares:
    If the lens flare (The bright thing in the sky) annoys you in the Forbidden Area stages, lower this or set it to 0.
    persistent extern user INDEX gfx_iLensFlareQuality=(INDEX)3;

  • Mouse Sensitivity:
    persistent extern user FLOAT inp_fMouseSensitivity=(FLOAT)##;
    Adjust this number to alter your mouse sensitivty.

  • Rave Rakion
    Doing this will cause the walls and floors to turn into bright colors inside stages. If you play in a regular game with this it will reset and you have to make the edit again. An example of "Rave Rakion" can be found in our gallery here.
    Find the line: persistent extern user INDEX wld_bTextureLayers=(INDEX)111;
    *NOTE* The 111 may be 110.
    Change the 111 to any number between 10 and 50, the lower the number, the brighter and more solid the colors will be. Putting it too low may cause your game to crash, I prefer to keep it at 20 or 25. Also, if you go into a regular game and it resets, it may change the value to 110. And one final note, sometimes it will reset at the beginning of any game (stages too) and sometimes it won't. So you may have to re-do it a few times to get it to work.

    You can delete the PersistentSymbols.ini file and Rakion will automatically regenerate it, so if you get an error, I suggest just deleting this file.

    * - This came from http://z3.invisionfree.com/The_Und3rGround/index.php?showtopic=47.

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