Call of Cthulhu is out now and many of you might have noticed that the menu does not allow you to change a lot of settings. The game is made on the Unreal Engine so you can use the Engine file to change the settings. This might be inconvenient but it can be done. In this Call of Cthulhu tweaks guide, we are going to look into the different settings that you can play with.
Call of Cthulhu Game Settings
While the in-game menu does not offer much in terms of tweaks, that is where this Call of Cthulhu tweaks guide comes in. You can change multiple settings in the Engine file that you can find in the installation directory. The following are all the settings that you can play with:
Motion Blur can have a significant impact on the performance of the game depending on your hardware. If you are looking to hit that 60 FPS mark but are unable to do so then you might want to turn this setting off. Doing so will give you a slight boost in FPS.
Users have reported that motion blur in the game is poorly implemented and that it interferes with the overall experience of the game. So you can turn it off. In order to do so find the Scalability.ini file in the following directory:
Once you have opened it change the properties of the file to read-only and add the following text in the file and save it:
Depth of Field
The depth of field is another setting that can impact the performance of the game. Turning this setting down or turning it off entirely will result in better performance in Call of Cthulhu. Turning this setting down will get you closer to the 60 FPS mark.
Anti Aliasing can drop the FPS counter no matter which game you play. You don’t want to turn this off because it will make the game look raw but you can turn it down if you have issues hitting 60 FPS. Doing so will increase the FPS count.
Chromatic Aberration (SceneColourFringe)
In the engine file, the Chromatic Aberration is mentioned as SceneColourFringe. You can turn this setting down with minimal drop in visual quality. If you have a weaker graphics card then you might want to turn this down a bit. Mid-range and higher-end graphics cards will not have an issue even with this setting on.
Film Grain (Tonemapper)
The Film Grain option is listed as Tonemapper. If you want a crisp image then you can play with this setting to see what looks best to you. It will come down to preference at the end of the day.
How To Adjust FOV
Call of Cthulhu FOV setting can be changed using the Engine.ini file as well. You make a copy of the original just in case. Open the file and add the following lines of text:
Save the file and mark it as read-only. This should solve your FOV problem in Call of Cthulhu.
How To Remove Framerate Cap
If you want to remove the FPS limiter then you can head into the Engine.ini file mark it as read-only and add the following text in the file:[/script/engine.engine]
Save the file and you should have uncapped FPS now.
We will keep this Call of Cthulhu tweaks guide updated so stay tuned for more tweaks for the game. Be sure to check out more information regarding the games story and everything else that you need to know.