Thursday, May 3, 2012

[Risen 2] No POM Mod (FPS improvement)

 New version available!

This modification will remove Parallax Occlusion Mapping (POM) from all terrain materials. POM is a quite expensive technique (though Risen 2 uses a simple implementation with only a few samples and no self shadowing) which won't be disabled even with lowest graphic details settings. I highly recommend using this mod on slow machines that can hardly run Risen 2 at smooth frame rates. The FPS improvement is between 5-20%.


Download the .zip file and extract all including files to the following directory:
C:\User\*UserName*\AppData\Local\Risen2\Config\  (Windows Vista/7)
C:\Documents and Settings\*User Name*\Local Settings\Application Data\Risen2\ (Windows XP)

Many thanks to Baltram for the r2ximg conversion tool.

screenshots with POM enabled (left) and disabled (right).

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