State of Decay: Year-One – Best Optimization Guide in Survival Mode Edition

State of Decay: Year-One – Best Optimization Guide in Survival Mode Edition 1 - gameplaylists.com
State of Decay: Year-One – Best Optimization Guide in Survival Mode Edition 1 - gameplaylists.com
Straight to the point optimization guide for a better and enjoyable experience in State of Decay: YOSE!

 

Section 1: Engine Tweaks

 

  1. Download www.dropbox.com – https://www.dropbox.com/s/x2dmwkzhci0w1ka/tweaks.zip?dl=0
    State of Decay: Year-One - State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Optimization Guide
  2. Open steam, right click on SoD, hover over “Manage” and click on “Browse local files”
    State of Decay: Year-One - State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Optimization Guide
  3. Extract the zip file you downloaded and copy the content into the “Engine” folder
    State of Decay: Year-One - State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Optimization Guide

NOTE: This will help you by getting rid of SSAO (Ambient Occlusion) and other stuff (depends on spec – i.e. low,med,max,ultra)

Section 2: User Configuration

 

  1. Download www.dropbox.com – https://www.dropbox.com/s/0x80wbm6ctg4rv0/user.cfg?dl=0
    State of Decay: Year-One - State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Optimization Guide
  2. Once again right click on the game, hover over “Manage” and click on “Browse local files”
  3. Copy the file you downloaded into the SoD directory
    State of Decay: Year-One - State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Optimization Guide

NOTE: This will help you by disabling motion blur, mouse acceleration, smoothness and anti aliasing (FXAA).

Section 3: Properties

 

  1. You know by now how to enter the games directory by steam.
  2. Right click on StateOfDecay.exe and select “Properties”
    State of Decay: Year-One - State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Optimization Guide
  3. Select the “Compatibility” tab
    State of Decay: Year-One - State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Optimization Guide
  4. Under “Compatibility mode”, check the box beside the “Run this program in compatibility mode for:” and select windows 7 or 8.
    State of Decay: Year-One - State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Optimization Guide
  5. Under “Settings”, check the boxes beside the “Disable fullscreen optimizations” and “Run this program as an administrator”
    State of Decay: Year-One - State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Optimization Guide
  6. Click on “Change high DPI settings”
    State of Decay: Year-One - State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Optimization Guide
  7. Under “High DPI scaling override”, check the box beside “Override high DPI scaling behavior. Scaling performed by:” and select “Application”
    State of Decay: Year-One - State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Optimization Guide
  8. Click “Apply”
    State of Decay: Year-One - State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Optimization Guide

NOTE: If the Section 2 Tweak for mouse acceleration does not work, this will help get the game to perform better and get rid of the acceleration.

Section 4: Control Panel Settings

 

NVIDIA

 

  1. Right click on your desktop and left click on “Nvidia control panel”
    State of Decay: Year-One - State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Optimization Guide
  2. Click on “Manage 3D settings”
    State of Decay: Year-One - State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Optimization Guide
  3. If you don’t have State of Decay in the list, click on “Add”
    State of Decay: Year-One - State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Optimization Guide
  4. Click on “Browse”
    State of Decay: Year-One - State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Optimization Guide
  5. In the directory of the game, double click on “StateOfDecay.exe”
    State of Decay: Year-One - State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Optimization Guide
  6. Now select “Anisotropic filtering” and choose one of the options (i.e 2x, 4x, 8x, 16x – depends on what pc specs you have)
    State of Decay: Year-One - State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Optimization Guide
  7. Once you select an option, select “Antialiasing Mode” and click “Off”
    State of Decay: Year-One - State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Optimization Guide

 

AMD

NOTE: I don’t have an AMD card and I’m not sure how you can do this but I have found anwww.amd.com – https://www.amd.com/en/support/kb/faq/dh-012made by AMD on their website with photos and stuff so you can follow that and change the same settings (i.e Anisotropic filtering and Antialiasing)

NOTE #2: This will help you by getting rid of the blurry textures.

Section 5: Buggy video screen

 

  1. Right click the game (it’s obvious by now what you need to do)
  2. Double click on the “Game” folder
  3. Rename “videos.pak” into something else (i.e. novideos.pak)
    State of Decay: Year-One - State of Decay: Year One Survival Edition Optimization Guide

NOTE: This will help you by getting rid of that buggy intro when you open the game.

Section 6: End

Here we are, at the end of my first guide 😛
I hope I helped you get a more enjoyable experience in this beautiful game!
I have left notes on every single section so you know what the tweaks/settings do.

By Ulterius

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