BioWare has issued a temporary workaround for a graphics bug effecting the PC version of Dragon Age: Inquisition.
Shortly after updating to the latest Patch 2, players began reporting seeing crippled visual settings. For some reason the patch reduced the game’s graphical capabilities and failed to correlate to the running system’s specifications.
BioWare was quick to acknowledge that a hotfix is being worked on. But until it is released, players can do the following to make their game look pretty once again.
To start, make sure the quality setting you choose is equal to the setting set for Mesh Quality inside Options>Graphics
You will need to add a new command line parameter. To do this:
- Right click on the Dragon Age Inquisition title
- Go to game properties
- Type the command line parameter in the Command Line Properties box.
- Right Click Shortcut
- Go to Properties
- Under target go to the end of the field and type the command line parameter into the box
Once there, add the following command line parameter: -ShaderSystem.ShaderQualityLevel
In this instance, should be one of the following:
An example of how to set your quality to high would be: -ShaderSystem.ShaderQualityLevel High
Note however, that once the hotfix is released, you’ll need to go back and remove the line you added.
BioWare also pointed out that prior to Patch 2, “all users on PC were being forced to use the Ultra shader quality. This means that those of you playing on lower settings will notice a decrease in quality, particularly players using low or medium settings.”
To achieve the same visuals prior to Patch 2, players on lower settings will need to change their settings to Ultra. Opting for that of course will have a performance impact on your system.