Recently an old friend of mine enlightened me about a rather nifty trick that can significantly improve your Aion gaming experience.
Aion has been well known for its optimization issues that can cause low FPS even on high-end PCs, but some rather gifted players have discovered and revealed a great way that can immensely improve Aion's performance.
The aforementioned trick is not new, and some of you might have already used it before, but I am well convinced that there are loads of people out there who did not know about it. The method was originally revealed on PvP All Day, and was claimed to be originating from the creators of AionLite.
Vinlock, the creator of the post shared the following:
The creator of AionLite has found a way to enable Aion to play much smoother on your systems! Vashiro has let me in on this little system.cfg tweak that you can do! Follow these steps to tweak your Aion!
1. Download the Aion System.cfg Editor at - http://rainy.ws/downloads/1432/
2. Run the Aion System.cfg Editor as Admin (Right Click the file and "Run as Administrator")
3. In the editor, click "Load" and navigate to the folder that Aion is installed in on your computer.
4. Select the system.cfg and load it into the editor.
5. At the bottom, add the following lines:
e_hw_occlusion_culling_water = "0"
g_showFPS = "1"
r_MultiThreaded = "1"
r_MultiGPU = "2"
sys_physics_CPU = "0"
ca_UseFacialAnimation = "0"
ca_UsePhysics = "0"
g_chatlog = "1"
g_save_preset = "1"
g_maxfps = "-1"
These are the basic tweaks that can already significantly improve your FPS value, but there are tons of other settings you can play around with. The creator of the post also warns us, thath the European publisher of Aion, Gameforge, does not tolerate tweaking the FPS value, so be sure to set it to 60 in case you are playing on EU servers and happen to be streaming or recording. In order to get all of this working, you will need to launch Aion using the .bat file, which most of you must already know how to do by now.
If you would like to see all of the available settings, head over to PvPAllDay
I decided to try this method personally, and I must say I am greatly impressed with the FPS values rising above 120 and Aion really feels smoother than it ever did. I would like to thank Kombi from Aion EU for letting me know about these little tricks and if you are currently struggling with FPS issues in Aion, especially during sieges, it might just be a good idea to try these out.