BROKEN Apex Legends graphics for best performance! (FPS Boost / Athlon 200GE)

July 31, 2019 posted by

TierZoo: I got no ammo. LSG: Hahaha TierZoo: Oh my. What is happening?! Are you seeing this? LSG: This is not good! OH GOD. Let’s see: a new free to play battle royale
game from the devs of titanfall 2 releases with no warning and it is actually really,
really good? And if your PC is just a bit under the minimum
requirements you can actually make it look like this to make it work? Is it my birthday? Welcome to the LowSpecGamer. Is your PC not quite enough to join this latest
craze and you are willing to sacrifice almost anything to get there? Badabim, badabum, what the f$% is happening. Want to get in on this fun? Let’s get started. So: Apex Legends runs on the same fork of
the source engine that Titanfall 2 uses and believe me I have tried most of the source commands
I know which are mostly ignored or they prevent the game from starting but there
is still a couple of real things you can change for better performance. For this, you will first need to lower the
in-game settings to the lowest and then navigate to the configuration file (videoconfig.txt), shown in your saved games folder show on screen. Inside this file, there are two major variables
you can still play around with. The first is setting.csm_enabled. This controls the cascaded shadow maps that
are used for a lot of the shadows in the game and if you set it to 0 they are gone. Simple as that. More interesting is setting.r_lod_switch_scale
which control the distance at which the lowest poly models are loaded to save up on resources. Set it to 0 to force the low poly models to
load at all distance and boy do not underestimate this change… Characters? Low poly. Cars? Low poly Stones? Low poly. Some of them are missing chunks that just
do ghosting of whatever else was there in on a black hole as endless as my sorrow when
I heard they cancelled Titanfall 3. Parts of terrain does not have enough polygons
to load correctly so there are things floating in mid-air. This is amazing. The freaking lootboxes? These are also low poly now! Now this is LowSpecGaming! And it does help a fair bit too. With shadows still enabled on the exact same
scene, the usual models do about 23 fps at the lowest while the low poly models actually
pull a bit higher! This is almost enough to try this game on
my favourite setup, the $55 Athlon 200GE APU with its integrated GPU from the video in
the corner. The last piece that bothers me is that the
game only allows a minimum 720 16:9 resolution on the in-game settings. This was easy to fix, you can add a custom
lower resolution in your gpu’s control panel like 960×540 and then set that resolution in these two
lines of the configuration file and just like that… it works! The performance can get to some absurd high
numbers in some parts but when under fire it drops while still being playable. And surprisingly the low poly models do not
ruin the game at all with the basic gameplay loop being basically conserved. TierZoo: All right… got the Mozambique again. LSG: HAHAHA. Oh my god! Parts of the floor aren’t rendering. Oh god this is so confusing. I don’t know where I can stand and where I
can not. To prove it I streamed an hour of matches
here in the channel, which some of you might have caught with my friend Patch from TierZoo. LSG: Here. TierZoo: Thank you. LSG: OH S#$%. What the heck just happened? OH S#$%. TierZoo: There is another one! AND ANOTHER ONE! LSG: Don’t leave me! I am dead! TierZoo: GRENADE. GET AWAY. Can I close the door? LSG: No! It blew off! TierZoo: The door is destroyed?! LSG: They blew up the door! LSG: Behind you! TierZoo: I am down. YOU GOT EM ALEX. YOU GOT EM. He is hurt! NICE So yeah, the game is free and if you are just
in the border of being playable hopefully this information can help you. Apex Legends does inject a couple of very
cool innovations to the Battle Royale genre that makes it very fresh to play. It is so polished that I am very surprised
this is free to play. How will they make money from this? Well, there are a couple of locked characters,
skins, lootboxes but even if you never pay anything they might get to profit from YOUR DATA. The new gold of the information era. Did you know that the need to process the
growing amount of data is one of the main reasons that lead to the development of computers
as we know today? Or one of the reasons for the popularity of
the binary code that makes up all our software is being able to encode phone calls in a
way that was more resistant to noise? I learned this from the Joy of Data, a very
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100 Replies to “BROKEN Apex Legends graphics for best performance! (FPS Boost / Athlon 200GE)”

  1. LowSpecGamer says:

    Thank you to Curiosity Stream for helping fast track this video and for being awesome and supporting the channel for this long:

    Thank you to TierZoo for carrying my ass on this game.

    This video was produced in record time for its complexity. This took a lot of extra hours from me and the Joe the LowSpecEditor. Thank you to everyone involved

  2. Ilovedoctorwho says:

    Apex fortnite edition


    run it in 4gb ram plz

  4. Meme Loaded says:

    Hey, can someone help me out. I haven’t been able to play with transparent doors for a while. The glass part is completely blacked out. I’ve tried many things in my NVIDIA panel and am now starting to think it’s a videoconfig thing. I’ve changed loads of things so please pitch any ideas my way. Ty!

  5. MeRaKi says:

    is it possible to make the game look like clay using intel?

  6. MaXer says:

    Тупа подписка

  7. G-Hinfo says:

    i never never can run this game on my pc
    Pentuim Dual Core E5200 2.5GHZ
    2 GB ram
    Intel GMA 3100 with 256 mb vram 2.0 shader model 1.4 OpenGL

  8. Zay Felix says:

    help me for windows 7 because i can't find the file

  9. Force FUTURE says:

    Setting videoconfig please

  10. Force FUTURE says:

    I need

  11. mankiQ says:

    please do low spec a way out

  12. Lee ntek says:

    My laptop runs this game bcuz of this one

  13. YUNG MAN!!! says:

    i have a gt 610 but it still gets 10fps

  14. NYGGA CZ says:

    finaly i can play apex and have 60 fps in a fight XD

  15. hungrykidd says:

    gaming pc….. what's that?

  16. smooky942 says:

    why not working for me??

    pls help

  17. James Simono says:

    I literally have a dell labtop XD this helped me so much

  18. The Furry With no money says:

    Apex legends 64

  19. Kyotaka shi says:

    lowspecgamer i cant seem to find videoconfig.txt file in the users/savedgame/respawn/apexlegends/local please help i downloaded this for 10 hours!!!!

  20. Stormblade411 says:

    Can’t find saved games file🧐

    never mined*

  21. addi illa says:

    Just set up my hp with i3-6006U 4gb ram @2.00ghz 64bit intel (R) graphics 520 .. very playable guess more ram ?.

  22. DeadFest [OSRS] says:

    Wow!! the new N64 game looks great!

  23. Shkituna says:

    When you turn a 2019 game into a 1998 game

  24. Razornix says:

    Dude metro exodus pls

  25. Jäger says:

    Good thing i’m playing on a Mac because i can insteead put apex on 1080 medium settings and getting 80FPS max

  26. AvengedikA says:

    what do you think if I change the value to 0.2/3 instead of 0.0? respon please

  27. #CreepyLargo says:

    Would I get at least 30 fps in Apex Legends if I have a Geforce 610m with your optimization method? Pls i really need help because apex is a nice game

  28. #CreepyLargo says:

    Setting.r_lod_switch_scale "0"
    Lara Croft on my Nintendo 64

  29. TenHartz says:

    EA hates the phenom and the sempron processors.

  30. gsdRoyce02 says:

    Holy moly looks like a PS 1 game but it still looks good something like you are playing Halflife 1

  31. ammar bagas says:

    Intel please

  32. dane ashcraft says:

    i have a geforce 940mx. done all of this. still have framerate drop issues

  33. Zacho Vich says:


  34. jureq. says:

    I can' set the 960×540 some help?

  35. Erase Time says:

    Have done all this on my Pc and still don't runs properly

  36. Zacho Vich says:

    Will this trick work with titanfall2?

  37. Kaustavmani Choudhury says:

    I have AMD Ryzen 5 2500U with Vega 8 integrated graphics, but the custom resolution option isn't there in AMD setings. I've tried using CRU, but the custom resolution won't show up in windows. someone help.

  38. Chinglenkhomba ngangom says:

    What if i set the lod scale to 0.6?

  39. Faris Khalifa says:

    Plz. Make a new one for pubg cuz the configuration files don't download

  40. IxaNya says:

    Si pudiste jugarlo de 30 a 50 fps en una Vega 3, no entiendo por que mi vega 8 con los mismos cambios solo me llega a 30-35 :,c

  41. Recklezz Gaming says:

    could you make an update on this plz

  42. Brian earl spilner says:

    Please Try On 4GB ram

  43. N4XTY says:

    When cpu not have ssse3 how to solve???

  44. Miguel Tremont says:

    guys i think its imposible but i can run this game on a intel celeron 847 with 2 gb ram

  45. maury saracay says:

    Does this still works?

  46. Carmine says:

    so in the end can you get ban cos we lowspec realy need this no text thing

  47. Sean Pearson says:

    a game i missed out playing on my ps2…

  48. Kalvo The one says:


  49. Gabe Kontros says:


  50. Chip Tracy says:

    Apex 64, Nintendo exclusive!

  51. Griff .R says:

    Or just replace my motherboard

  52. Zackary Zimmer says:

    um how exactly do i set custom resolution? i cant understand u in that part

  53. Dumbass says:

    Can somebody plz tell me if it will run on a 13-inch MacBook Pro Intiel Iris 1536 MB on windows boot camp? If it’s possible to just run around for survival xp. I just want to get the rewards for this season. My gaming pc broke and I can’t fix it until next Apex Legends season 2.

  54. SLICKDADDY_YT says:

    i have a i5 core and my fps is 15

  55. a vOoGa rOoGa dO says:

    Even if i do all of these, my frames are still 15-40.

  56. Nico Terrone says:


  57. Arturo Bejarano says:

    What happens if i have a GPU that doesnt let me change the resolution? I can still put it down to "960" and "540" ? Or not ?

  58. Evolve Some Pie says:

    is there a command like r_picmip 10 for quake 3?

  59. Etharene says:

    Would this work on intel hd pcs?

  60. lanakarp says:

    apex legends on nintendo 64

  61. The Pro says:

    My spec is more then enough, but lagging??

  62. Musicano says:

    i dont have the saved games folder

  63. Sky mike 693 says:

    it worked thx from 15 to near 40 Thx a lot 🙂

  64. Raúl I.V says:

    Someone knows if i could get banned from the game making this changes?

  65. Auto Town says:

    Your cpu and gpu are way better than mine. 😭😭

  66. Bilal Halal Gaming says:

    1:09 it won't let me find these settings

  67. tailer em says:

    can you run it at low spec on:
    HP ENVY M6
    i5 3230M 2.6 Ghz
    6 Gb RAM 1600 Mgz
    AMD HD Radeon 7760M

  68. Shawn Philip says:

    Holy crap! Is this guy the best at segues or what?

  69. Falah Falah says:

    Why are there no videoconfig.txt only videoconfig

  70. Neel Patel says:

    Can I play apex legends my specs are
    i3 5005 2.0ghz
    Intel HD 5500
    4gb ram

  71. Good Fella says:

    can it run smoothly on intel hd 4000

  72. Pubg Man says:

    Did you use Graphics card here? Or Athlon and 8gb only?

  73. Gela Gorgadze says:

    I have 1 problem please help me: There is no custom resolution option. I have Radeon 8650G. I have latest driver installed. Is there any way to add it? I've searched over forums but nothing.

  74. Jeshua Toro says:

    Unturded please

  75. Denlock says:

    How to write the resolution text in to the line in origin?

  76. Magiszonek says:

    Wow this bottleneck grom GPU is huuuuge

  77. YoungGod Hex says:

    where do i get the commandes i have to right them

  78. Daood4544 says:

    i cant find the 'videoconfig.txt' file

  79. Better than you at everything says:

    Can we have lowspec internet please?

  80. i Pizza says:

    i did this with 2200g

  81. Killer Dog says:

    Who the hell would play like this lmao

  82. Yousri says:

    Okay my pc is okay its just my cpu is trash is there a way to go just a tiny bit lower not all the way to potatoe mode

  83. Fliipp says:

    i cant even launch this game lol

  84. BlueStar OFFICIAL says:

    Oh my god…

  85. Rachael5 ! says:

    Atleast get a console it will run

  86. LuckyBastard says:

    A game to surpass Metal Gear.

  87. SomeGuy2020 says:

    Low spec computer playing apex legends looks a lot more appealing than playing on a current gen console

  88. Insert_My_Bleach_Here says:

    Nvida inspecter

  89. Ramesh MJ Gowda says:

    Bro, can I play this game with Intel hd graphics, 4gb ram??? (With ur tweaks
    )…waiting for ur reply.

  90. Bothz Kun says:

    All low disable
    Adaptive res
    You will get 45fps avg

  91. Chris says:

    this is awesome

  92. Mike RF says:

    I cant open the game properties .. why ?

  93. Hehe boi says:

    Omg look at the graphics, i mean it look like gta san graphics :))

  94. Player8hun says:

    thx man ur best 🙂

  95. BlazingTank578 2 says:


  96. Pedro Quendo says:

    lmao i deleted my saved games before so i can't do that (^:>

  97. Abhijeet Vaishnav says:

    Would I be able to play at 30 fps with:
    i5-6200U 2.4 Hz
    Ram 8 GB
    Radeon R5 M335 2GB

  98. A B says:

    2:08 nobody gonna talk about the fact that turning down the specs help you get legendary drop?

  99. lvl99abra says:

    list exact changes to maximize performance

  100. Elias Woodard says:

    If this is possible why don’t we have fortnite and apex on 360 not that I own a 360 I own an Xbox one but still it’s cheaper

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