The Witcher 3 – XML Lets You Enable Sharpening, “Uber” Terrain and Textures

Posted May 13, 2015
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The GOG version of The Witcher 3 is available for pre-load, and some users found the XML options, with which PC gamers might be able to make some tweaks in the game’s graphics settings. There is a Sharpening filter, as well as an “Uber ” quality for graphics options which includes Terrain, Textures and LOD settings.

The Witcher 3 comes with Low, Medium, High and Uber settings for a variety of settings. Uber textures will be 2048×2048 in size.. Grass Density can be increased to Uber quality, as well as Foliage Visibility, Shadow Distance scaling and Water Tessellation. The Witcher 3 will also support Nvidia’s HBAO technique.

Below are some of the most important XML configs. You can visit The Witcher 3’s forum for the complete list.

Postprocess.xml

Fullscreen / Window Mode
Gamma
AllowBloom
AllowShafts
AllowAntialias
AllowBlur
AllowDOF
AllowCutsceneDOF
AllowVignette
AllowSharpen
Virtual_SSAOSolution
AllowMSAA
AllowMotionBlur
AllowFog
AllowChromaticAberration

Rendering.xml

Vysnc
Hairworks
Shadows
Terrain
Water Quality
Grass
textures
foliage_visibility
level_of_detail

Shadow distance scaling

<Option id=”3″ displayName=”uber”>
<Entry varId=”CascadeShadowFadeTreshold” value=”1.0″/>
<Entry varId=”CascadeShadowDistanceScale0″ value=”1.0″/>
<Entry varId=”CascadeShadowDistanceScale1″ value=”1.0″/>
<Entry varId=”CascadeShadowDistanceScale2″ value=”1.5″/>
<Entry varId=”CascadeShadowDistanceScale3″ value=”1.5″/>
<Entry varId=”CascadeShadowQuality” value=”1″/>
<Entry varId=”CascadeShadowmapSize” value=”3072″/>
<Entry varId=”MaxCascadeCount” value=”4″/>
<Entry varId=”MaxTerrainShadowAtlasCount” value=”4″/>
<Entry varId=”MaxCubeShadowSize” value=”512″/>
<Entry varId=”MaxSpotShadowSize” value=”512″/>
<Entry overrideGroup=”Rendering/SpeedTree” varId=”FoliageShadowDistanceScale” value=”54.0″/>
</Option>

Water tessellation

<Var id=”Virtual_WaterOptionVar” displayName=”water_quality” displayType=”OPTIONS” tags=”refreshEngine”>
<OptionsArray>
<Option id=”0″ displayName=”low”>
<Entry varId=”GlobalOceanTesselationFactor” value=”8″/>
</Option>
<Option id=”1″ displayName=”medium”>
<Entry varId=”GlobalOceanTesselationFactor” value=”16″/>
</Option>
<Option id=”2″ displayName=”high”>
<Entry varId=”GlobalOceanTesselationFactor” value=”32″/>
</Option>
<Option id=”3″ displayName=”uber”>
<Entry varId=”GlobalOceanTesselationFactor” value=”64″/>
</Option>
</OptionsArray>
</Var>

Grass density

<OptionsArray>
<Option id=”0″ displayName=”low”>
<Entry varId=”GrassDensity” value=”1400.0″/>
</Option>
<Option id=”1″ displayName=”medium”>
<Entry varId=”GrassDensity” value=”1600.0″/>
</Option>
<Option id=”2″ displayName=”high”>
<Entry varId=”GrassDensity” value=”2000.0″/>
</Option>
<Option id=”3″ displayName=”uber”>
<Entry varId=”GrassDensity” value=”2400.0″/>
</Option>
</OptionsArray>

Textures

<Option id=”3″ displayName=”uber”>
<Entry overrideGroup=”TextureStreaming” varId=”MaxResidentMipMap” value=”6″/>
<Entry varId=”MaxTextureSize” value=”2048″/>
<Entry varId=”MaxAtlasTextureSize” value=”2048″/>
<Entry varId=”TextureDownscale” value=”0″/>
<Entry varId=”DetailTextureDownscale” value=”0″/>
<Entry varId=”AtlasTextureDownscale” value=”0″/>
<Entry varId=”TextureMemoryBudget” value=”800″/>
<Entry varId=”TextureMemoryGUIBudget” value=”80″/>
<Entry varId=”TextureTimeBudget” value=”10″/>
<Entry varId=”TextureInFlightBudget” value=”128″/>
</Option>

Foliage Visibility

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<Option id=”3″ displayName=”uber”>
<Entry overrideGroup=”Foliage” varId=”MaxVisibilityDepth” value=”24″/>
</Option>

LOD

<Option id=”3″ displayName=”uber”>
<Entry overrideGroup=”LevelOfDetail” varId=”DecalsHideDistance” value=”80″/>
</Option>

Terrain options

<Option id=”0″ displayName=”low”>
<Entry varId=”TerrainErrorMetricMultiplier” value=”30″/>
<Entry varId=”TerrainScreenSpaceErrorThreshold” value=”4.0″/>
</Option>
<Option id=”1″ displayName=”medium”>
<Entry varId=”TerrainErrorMetricMultiplier” value=”20″/>
<Entry varId=”TerrainScreenSpaceErrorThreshold” value=”3.0″/>
</Option>
<Option id=”2″ displayName=”high”>
<Entry varId=”TerrainErrorMetricMultiplier” value=”10″/>
<Entry varId=”TerrainScreenSpaceErrorThreshold” value=”2.0″/>
</Option>
<Option id=”3″ displayName=”uber”>
<Entry varId=”TerrainErrorMetricMultiplier” value=”6″/>
<Entry varId=”TerrainScreenSpaceErrorThreshold” value=”1.6″/>
</Option>

Post-Processing presets in-depth

<Preset id=”0″ displayName=”low”>
<Entry varId=”AllowBloom” value=”true”/>
<Entry varId=”AllowShafts” value=”false”/>
<Entry varId=”AllowAntialias” value=”false”/>
<Entry varId=”AllowBlur” value=”false”/>
<Entry varId=”AllowDOF” value=”false”/>
<Entry varId=”AllowCutsceneDOF” value=”true”/>
<Entry varId=”AllowVignette” value=”true”/>
<Entry varId=”AllowSharpen” value=”false”/>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_SSAOSolution” value=”0″/>
<Entry varId=”AllowMotionBlur” value=”false”/>
<Entry varId=”AllowFog” value=”true”/>
<Entry varId=”AllowChromaticAberration” value=”false”/>
</Preset>
<Preset id=”1″ displayName=”medium”>
<Entry varId=”AllowBloom” value=”true”/>
<Entry varId=”AllowShafts” value=”false”/>
<Entry varId=”AllowAntialias” value=”false”/>
<Entry varId=”AllowBlur” value=”true”/>
<Entry varId=”AllowDOF” value=”false”/>
<Entry varId=”AllowCutsceneDOF” value=”true”/>
<Entry varId=”AllowVignette” value=”true”/>
<Entry varId=”AllowSharpen” value=”false”/>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_SSAOSolution” value=”1″/>
<Entry varId=”AllowMotionBlur” value=”false”/>
<Entry varId=”AllowFog” value=”true”/>
<Entry varId=”AllowChromaticAberration” value=”false”/>
</Preset>
<Preset id=”2″ displayName=”high”>
<Entry varId=”AllowBloom” value=”true”/>
<Entry varId=”AllowShafts” value=”true”/>
<Entry varId=”AllowAntialias” value=”true”/>
<Entry varId=”AllowBlur” value=”true”/>
<Entry varId=”AllowDOF” value=”true”/>
<Entry varId=”AllowCutsceneDOF” value=”true”/>
<Entry varId=”AllowVignette” value=”true”/>
<Entry varId=”AllowSharpen” value=”true”/>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_SSAOSolution” value=”1″/>
<Entry varId=”AllowMotionBlur” value=”true”/>
<Entry varId=”AllowFog” value=”true”/>
<Entry varId=”AllowChromaticAberration” value=”true”/>
</Preset>
</PresetsArray>

Rendering presets in-depth

<Preset id=”0″ displayName=”low”>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_TexturesOptionVar” value=”0″/>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_LevelOfDetailOptionVar” value=”0″/>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_WaterOptionVar” value=”0″/>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_TerrainOptionVar” value=”0″/>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_ShadowsOptionVar” value=”0″/>
<Entry varId=”UseHairWorks” value=”false”/>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_GrassOptionVar” value=”0″/>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_FoliageVisibility” value=”0″/>
</Preset>
<Preset id=”1″ displayName=”medium”>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_TexturesOptionVar” value=”1″/>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_LevelOfDetailOptionVar” value=”1″/>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_WaterOptionVar” value=”1″/>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_TerrainOptionVar” value=”1″/>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_ShadowsOptionVar” value=”1″/>
<Entry varId=”UseHairWorks” value=”false”/>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_GrassOptionVar” value=”1″/>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_FoliageVisibility” value=”1″/>
</Preset>
<Preset id=”2″ displayName=”high”>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_TexturesOptionVar” value=”2″/>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_LevelOfDetailOptionVar” value=”2″/>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_WaterOptionVar” value=”2″/>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_TerrainOptionVar” value=”2″/>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_ShadowsOptionVar” value=”2″/>
<Entry varId=”UseHairWorks” value=”false”/>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_GrassOptionVar” value=”2″/>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_FoliageVisibility” value=”2″/>
</Preset>
<Preset id=”3″ displayName=”uber”>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_TexturesOptionVar” value=”3″/>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_LevelOfDetailOptionVar” value=”3″/>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_WaterOptionVar” value=”3″/>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_TerrainOptionVar” value=”3″/>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_ShadowsOptionVar” value=”3″/>
<Entry varId=”UseHairWorks” value=”true”/>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_GrassOptionVar” value=”3″/>
<Entry varId=”Virtual_FoliageVisibility” value=”3″/>
</Preset>

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AllowSharpen=false
TextureMipBias=0

 

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