Halo: The Master Chief Collection Best Settings Config + Better Quality Guide

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection Best Settings Config + Better Quality Guide 1 - steamsplay.com

Yes.

Intro

Game has a lot of visual effects tied to generic UE4 quality settings. This guide shows you how to enable/disable them individually. Unlike UE3, you can change graphics options in menu and any tweaks made in ini’s will not be reverted. Ini tweaks override the menu.

We’re editing config files for this. The configs are found inside of,

C:\Users\(your username)\AppData\LocalLow\MCC\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor

Default location for most people.

Whether these tweaks may work for game, uncertain.

Visuals and clarity

Add the following lines under [Systemsettings] section in Engine.ini. For most of these, value of 1 to enable and 0 to disable.

r.SceneColorFringeQuality=1

Chromatic aberration; out of focus color separation effect like from a camera.

r.DepthOfFieldQuality=4

Out of focus blurring effect. Quality options: 0-4.

r.Tonemapper.GrainQuantization=1

r.Tonemapper.Quality=5

Film grain effect. First line toggles, the second line(“quality”) controls the grain intensity. Quality options: 0-5.

You can disable ambient fog in the game. Levels may look darker and flatter than intended, though.

r.MotionBlurQuality=4

Blur on moving characters/objects and when you turn. Quality options: 0-4.

r.BloomQuality=5

Bloom lighting. Quality options 0-5.

r.MaxAnisotropy=16

Image filtering quality. 0-16. Recommended for games without the menu option.

Visuals + (light)

Can impact performance a lot; Enabling qualities not found in menu or increasing them higher than most games allow. I use this set.

Better shadows, lighting, reflections.

r.LightFunctionQuality=1

r.EyeAdaptationQuality=2

r.LensFlareQuality=3

r.BloomQuality=5

r.LightShaftQuality=1

r.DynamicLights=True

r.DynamicShadows=True

r.bAllowLightShafts=True

r.CompositeDynamicLights=False

r.FloatingPointRenderTargets=True

r.AllowSubsurfaceScattering=True

r.SSS.Scale=1

r.SSS.SampleSet=2

r.SSS.Quality=1

r.SSS.HalfRes=0

r.AllowImageReflections=True

r.AllowImageReflectionShadowing=True

r.MaxWholeSceneDominantShadowResolution=2048

r.ShadowTexelsPerPixel=16.000000

r.bEnableVSMShadows=true

r.bEnableForegroundShadowsOnWorld=True

r.bEnableForegroundSelfShadowing=True

r.bAllowWholeSceneDominantShadows=True

r.ScreenPercentage=100

regarding r.MaxWholeSceneDominantShadowResolution= value: should be set to the same resolution, or one resolution lower or higher than your game shadow resolution. Example: 512 (Low), 1024 (Medium), 2048 (High), 4096 (Ultra). Or disable with r.bAllowWholeSceneDominantShadows=False.

Visuals (Heavy)

These are overkill.

r.SkeletalMeshLODBias=0

r.LightFunctionQuality=1

r.ShadowQuality=2

r.Shadow.CSM.MaxCascades=10

r.Shadow.MaxResolution=8192

r.Shadow.RadiusThreshold=0.03

r.Shadow.DistanceScale=2.0

r.Shadow.CSM.TransitionScale=1.0

r.DistanceFieldShadowing=1

r.DistanceFieldAO=1

r.MotionBlurQuality=0

r.AmbientOcclusionMipLevelFactor=0.4

r.AmbientOcclusionMaxQuality=100

r.AmbientOcclusionLevels=-1

r.AmbientOcclusionRadiusScale=1.0

r.DepthOfFieldQuality=4

r.RenderTargetPoolMin=1000

r.LensFlareQuality=3

r.SceneColorFringeQuality=1

r.EyeAdaptationQuality=2

r.BloomQuality=5

r.FastBlurThreshold=100

r.Upscale.Quality=3

r.Tonemapper.GrainQuantization=1

r.LightShaftQuality=1

r.Filter.SizeScale=1

r.Tonemapper.Quality=5

r.Streaming.MipBias=0

r.MaxAnisotropy=16

r.Streaming.LimitPoolSizeToVRAM=0

r.Streaming.PoolSize=3000

r.TranslucencyLightingVolumeDim=64

r.RefractionQuality=2

r.SSR.Quality=4

r.SceneColorFormat=4

r.DetailMode=2

r.TranslucencyVolumeBlur=1

r.MaterialQualityLevel=1 ; High quality

r.SSS.Scale=1

r.SSS.SampleSet=2

r.SSS.Quality=1

r.SSS.HalfRes=0

r.EmitterSpawnRateScale=1.0

r.ParticleLightQuality=2

foliage.DensityScale=1.6

grass.DensityScale=1.6

r.NT.PMV.PixelTileSize=8

r.NT.PMV.NumDepthSlices=196

r.NT.PMV.LightInjection=2

r.NT.PMV.ShadowFilterQuality=2

r.NT.PMV.TemporalBlendMin=50

r.CompositeDynamicLights=FALSE

r.FloatingPointRenderTargets=True

r.AllowSubsurfaceScattering=TRUE

r.AllowImageReflections=TRUE

r.AllowImageReflectionShadowing=TRUE

r.MaxWholeSceneDominantShadowResolution=8192

r.ShadowTexelsPerPixel=16.000000

r.bEnableVSMShadows=true

r.bEnableForegroundShadowsOnWorld=True

r.bEnableForegroundSelfShadowing=TRUE

r.bAllowWholeSceneDominantShadows=True

r.StaticDecals=True

r.DynamicDecals=True

r.DynamicLights=True

r.DynamicShadows=True

r.bAllowLightShafts=True

r.ScreenPercentage=100

Visuals (Planar reflections)

r.ReflectionEnvironment=2

r.ReflectionEnvironmentBeginMixingRoughness=0.1

r.ReflectionEnvironmentEndMixingRoughness=0.3

r.ReflectionEnvironmentLightmapMixBasedOnRoughness=1

r.ReflectionEnvironmentLightmapMixLargestWeight=1000

Add to engine.ini

Credits: othon05

No idea if actually works in game.

Visuals (my settings)

[SystemSettings]

r.PostProcessAAQuality=0

r.VSync=0

r.LightFunctionQuality=1

r.Shadow.MaxResolution=2048

r.MotionBlurQuality=0

r.DepthOfFieldQuality=0

r.LensFlareQuality=3

r.SceneColorFringeQuality=1

r.EyeAdaptationQuality=2

r.BloomQuality=5

r.FastBlurThreshold=100

r.Upscale.Quality=3

r.Tonemapper.GrainQuantization=0

r.LightShaftQuality=1

r.Filter.SizeScale=1

r.Tonemapper.Quality=0

r.Streaming.MipBias=0

r.MaxAnisotropy=16

r.RefractionQuality=2

r.SSR.Quality=4

r.SceneColorFormat=4

r.DetailMode=2

r.TranslucencyVolumeBlur=1

r.MaterialQualityLevel=1 ; High quality

r.SSS.Scale=1

r.SSS.SampleSet=2

r.SSS.Quality=1

r.SSS.HalfRes=0

r.CompositeDynamicLights=FALSE

r.FloatingPointRenderTargets=True

r.AllowSubsurfaceScattering=TRUE

r.AllowImageReflections=TRUE

r.AllowImageReflectionShadowing=TRUE

r.MaxWholeSceneDominantShadowResolution=1024

r.ShadowTexelsPerPixel=16.000000

r.bEnableVSMShadows=true

r.bEnableForegroundShadowsOnWorld=True

r.bEnableForegroundSelfShadowing=TRUE

r.bAllowWholeSceneDominantShadows=True

r.StaticDecals=True

r.DynamicDecals=True

r.DynamicLights=True

r.DynamicShadows=True

r.bAllowLightShafts=True

r.ReflectionEnvironment=2

r.ReflectionEnvironmentBeginMixingRoughness=0.1

r.ReflectionEnvironmentEndMixingRoughness=0.3

r.ReflectionEnvironmentLightmapMixBasedOnRoughness=1

r.ReflectionEnvironmentLightmapMixLargestWeight=1000

SMAA anti-aliasing

Game only supports TAA (temporal anti-aliasing) or FXAA, being a UE4 game. This is blurry, and might disorientate people.

I have a Reshade config to inject SMAA into the game.

Render resolution (super sampling)

Increases render resolution, making the image sharper. This will tank FPS for people not running uber rigs, though.

Inside of Engine.ini,

[SystemSettings]

r.ScreenPercentage=100

For r.ScreenPercentage= value, set between 100 to 200. You could start at 130 or 150.

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