Final Fantasy 15 PC Tweaks – How To Enable Borderless Windowed Mode, Sharpen Image Quality And Other Tweaks

By   /   Mar 7, 2018
Final Fantasy 15 PC Performance

One of the Perks of the PC version of a game is that PC players can tweak the settings and things are not any different for Final Fantasy 15 PC version and here we will discuss all the possible tweaks to enable Borderless windowed mode, sharpen the image quality, and the best graphical setting for optimal performance.

Following are the tweaks that will enable you to tweak the Final Fantasy 15 PC version to your liking for the best gameplay experience.

Final Fantasy 15 PC Tweaks

Final Fantasy 15 is the latest entry in the long-running franchise and following the game’s release on consoles, it has finally made it to PC. Here we will discuss all the tweak to make your gameplay experience smoother.

How To Enable Borderless Windowed Mode
Final Fantasy 15 PC version doesn’t have the option to enable the Borderless Windowed mode in the options menu. So to enable it you will have to do it through the game’s configuration file.

First, navigate to “C:\Users\USERNAME\Documents\My Games\FINAL FANTASY XV\Steam\XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX\savestorage\” and open the GraphicsConfig.ini in notepad or any text editor.

In the configuration file, you have to look for “HardwareFullScreenMode=1”. Once located, replace it with “HardwareFullScreenMode=0” save and exit. Start the game, and it will run in Borderless Windowed Mode. Enabling this will also resolve the Grey Screen error.

However, in some cases, you won’t find the Final Fantasy 15 folder in documents and to get the folder you need to first create a save. Just start the game, and make a new save file. Now exit the game and the folder will be in place.

How To Reduce Blur
Final Fantasy 15 PC version offers a lot of options for anti-aliasing and the Temporal Anti-aliasing(TAA) is the best options to eliminate the jaggies in the game.

However, TAA Introduces some blur while playing the game making the overall image quality a bit soft. However, the image quality in the game can be sharpened if you make the following changes to the settings.

  • Force 16x Anisotropic Filtering through Nvidia or AMD Control Panel.
  • Open up the “GraphicsConfig.ini” file and set the texture memory to 8000.

This should reduce the blur during gameplay and will sharpen the image a bit.

Another way to reduce to sharpen the image in Final Fantasy 15 PC version, you can force SSMAA from Nvidia or AMD control Panel. SMAA removes the jaggies but, doesn’t make the image quality blur or soft.

However, SMAA demands a higher end graphics card as it renders the game at a higher resolution and downsamples it to your monitor’s native resolution. So basically use SMAA f you have a GPU that can handle it.

Ignore the above steps, enable TAA and scale up the resolution scaler to 125% or 150%. This will significantly reduce the blur and sharpen the image quality. This might even eliminate the blur all together. However, this only works if you have a high-end GPU since resolution scaler causes a big performance hit.

Graphics Settings For Best Performance
Graphics settings play an important part in running a PC game at smooth framerates and here we will give the best graphical settings for best in-game performance so that you can play Final Fantasy 15 PC version at a steady 60 FPS.

First up, open up Nvidia Control Panel and go to 3D Settings > Manage 3D settings > Program Settings. In the drop-down list, look for Final Fantasy 15 and if it isn’t on the list then manually add it.

Once the FFXV is the list, look for following settings set the values as given below.

  • “Maximum pre-rendered frames” set it to “1”.
  • “Power management mode” set it to “Prefer maximum performance”.
  • “Threaded Optimization” set it to “On”.

Now with these settings set, open up the game go to graphical settings and use the following graphical settings for best performance on a high-end system.

  • Model LOD – Average
  • TRAM – Average
  • Anisotropic Filtering – High
  • Geomapping – Off
  • Lighting –  High
  • Shadows – High
  • Ambient Occlusion – High
  • Anti-aliasing – FXAA or TAA
  • Motion Blur – Off
  • Filtering – Low
  • Nvidia HairWorks – Off
  • Nvidia-VXAO – Off
  • Nvidia TurfEffects – Off
  • Nvidia ShadowLibs – Off

As for the resolution scale setting, that is up to you since it costs performance to drop.

FPS Boost
There is another way in which you can potentially boost your FPS without making many sacrifices in graphical settings. However, the performance boost will be most noticeable for Nvidia GTX 10 series card owners.

Open Nvidia Control Panel and go to 3D Settings > Manage 3D settings > Program Settings. In the drop-down list locate Final Fantasy 15 and then look for V-Sync and set it to “Fast”. This will potentially boost your in-game FPS without many many sacrifices in graphical settings.

These are all the Final Fantasy 15 PC Tweaks. Is there anything you would like to add that we missed? Let us know in the comments.

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