Dishonored on super low graphics for low end computer

July 30, 2019 posted by

Dishonored, a perfect mix of stealth, action
and steampunk.. I mean whalepunk… But if I want to play this comfortably on
my low end intelhd computer I have to really lower the graphics… nope, lower… a yes…
perfect. Do you want to know how to squeeze as much
performance on this game as possible? Keep watching. This is the LowSpecGamer where whalepunk aesthetics
become LowSpec aesthetics, half because we like it, half because we need it. So forget about all the graphical things,
because we are making this game run. Even tough Dishonored isseveral years old
you will likely run into some issues while trying to run this game on weaker hardware. Even with all the settings to the lowest and
a resolution of 1024×768 we get only to about 20 to 29. So, what secrets do the configuration file
hold? Dishonored is an Unreal Engine 3 game, and
one of the really twekeable ones. The user configuration file for Dishonored
is located at your Documents folder, My Games, Dishonored, DishonoredGame, Config and the
file is called DishonoredEngine.ini Inside the file go down to the System Settings
section. Disable StaticDecals and UnbatchedDecals to
get rid of some of the decals left by weapons and powers. Do not disable DynamicDecals, your game will
crash. You can start disabling lights and shadows
in this section, which will progressively make the game darker until… mmm… too much. Leave directional lightmaps on to avoid this
extreme case. After that you can disable all sorts of effects
suchs as Bloom, LightShafts, Distortion, SpeedTreeLeaves and Fronds, LensFlares, FogVolumes, and RadialBlur. If you really want to go to the extreme you
can go down here and change the level of detail of the textures by changing all the MinLOD
and MaxLOD sizes to lower numbers. I am going to go for 10 for all of this. An extra performance trick you can do involves
the DishonoredAI.ini file in the same folder. These two lines at the start control the amount
of enemy bodies that are rendered at any time. If you force it to 0 some… interesting things
happens. You will see. Let’s test it out. Are you trying to rob me? He’s trying to rob me. Nope. Ah-ah. Well that was… was quick. And no bodies, marvelous. Um, I need to get past this wall of light. Alright, that’s not going to be hard! Just give me- there you go! And just a little bit more… and we are up. Excellent. Jesus, look at this grass. That is amazing. It makes so much easier sneaking in this game,
it’s just the contrary from thief because you don’t have to hide in the shadows. It’s so much easier to see this way. Oh boy. Alright, that’s it for that. Vanish. It’s just so weird how they vanish when
I kill them. Wow. Good god. I’m not surprised about these graphics,
I’m surprised about that, that is the weirdest part. I can’t remember how I went through this
wall of light last time- oh! They have a- um… ok, new strategy, he has
a power source. If I can eliminate enough guards, to not be
seen… did I? Woah, woah, woah. What’s going on? Oh, a distraction! Well that’s perfect. Someone distracted the guards, that’s just
perfect for me. If that other guard doesn’t turn, I’m
golden. Never mind. Nope, don’t ring sh***. I have vanished you from this realm. This pistol makes people disappear. This is much more amusing than I thought it
would be. I could teleport over this guy and kill him,
but I don’t know if that will work. Oh well, never mind. Seriously. I’m doing superterribly lately. Well that worked fine in my favor, I’m not
even going to complain. I think I can make this quicker. Ah, interesting, disabling the body could
be called cheating because the enemies do not find them, keep that in mind if you disable
bodies for performance, you kinda are cheating, you’re kinda making the game easier. No wonder it has felt so much easier than
I was doing before. Oh, the bodies don’t disappear! So, bodies that are important for a mission
don’t disappear. Excellent. I can work with this. So, next step. Gonna equip lethal weapons and I need to get
him into an interrogation room. Now I put him into the interrogation thing
and then I just place the brand. Ooh, that must hurt. Well, it left no mark. The wonders of low graphics. Also, he’s an heretic so he has been neutralized. Oh boy, oh boy. So I need to carry him outside, place him
in a safe location and then escape the place and there are enemies all over the room. Oh, fuck, fuck, fuck. No, no alarm now. Ok, this is- this is going to get bloody. I just need to dump him here. Target Rescued! Ok, one enemy, two enemies, none of them saw
me and I am out! Now, if I can just get around him. Oh, there’s so many guards, there’s so
much stuff. Nope. Now, I just need to be careful because there
are two more guards in this area and I could get caught. I might have done it! I might have done this mission! And we have done it! I’ve done it guys we have completed this
mission! So… wow! That is all for this video, I finally managed
to tackle this great game. Thank you to all people on Patreon that help
fund this video, little by little. I recently changed the structure for patreon,
and even started occasionally making extra vlogs You should check it out! Also, this gameplay is part of a multi part series I have been doing on my side channel If you want to explore super low Dunwall with me further. Check it out Now, a quick announcement regarding the LowSpecGamer
giveaway! Believe it or not I am actually getting closer
to running out of games to give. I am very thankful and impressed for all your
contributions. So, for some time I am going to go a bit slower
on the giveaways. There will be special videos every 2 or 3
weeks to announce the results of the last giveaway and the prizes of the next one. This will also help a bit with video creation
since, believe it or not adding giveaways is adding 2 or 3 more days of overhead to
every video. So, keep en eye out for those giveaway videos!


100 Replies to “Dishonored on super low graphics for low end computer”

  1. Sir Sixty says:

    dishonored 2?

  2. Göksu Güler says:

    Is it possible for you to make it also for Dishonored 2 ?

  3. Gameon Bitches says:

    Can you do dishonored 2???? plzzz

  4. Tanmoy Barik says:

    Thanks dude. Your changes just made my day on integrated r4 6310 igpu. My avg went from 30 to 45fps and 1% went from 13 to 30fps. Bubbly smooth now though with some dips (probably game engine problem).I noticed that alone dynamic lighting took more than 10fps from me but without it game looks a bit darker.

  5. Lovery Ardiansyah says:

    dishonored 2 please

  6. Lovery Ardiansyah says:

    dishonored 2 please

  7. ツToLe says:

    do i put the file as the read-only or no? someone help

  8. mc doks says:

    dishonored 2

  9. Anesthesia881 says:

    dishonored 2 pls

  10. bruno nobre says:

    LowSpecGamer , i tried to fid the file you change in the vídeo( dishonoredengine.ini) but i can´t find it .
    Maybe the reason is because i dont have the original version ?
    Anyway i wish you could help me, i cant get the graphics to get that low , and i really need it !
    BTW keep it up, loving the vídeos

  11. MrSmiley977 says:

    Do dishonored 2 for me, my computer struggles on low graphics

  12. bruno nobre says:


  13. Brandon says:

    I run Dishonored at 1280×720 with high model details and Texture details and I have a low end computer and I get 25-30 fps

  14. Alien Trob says:

    Dishonored 2 and Sniper Ghost Warrior 3 please

  15. applejack 1409 says:

    hello i have some problem with my game, somehow when i start the game i noticed some buildings, ship, and water seems to be just black or disappear. I would be thankful for someone to help me thanks!

  16. spoot says:

    Dishonored 2 needs it more :^]

  17. moneymike422vids says:

    Lol looks like ur playin a game from early 2000s

  18. Icaro Barbosa says:

    make this in dishonored GOTY the archives are differents

  19. Gameon Bitches says:

    Plzz do dishonored 2

  20. Alemtay says:

    Dishonored 2???? 🙁

  21. indon Goblok says:


  22. Youssef Ouar says:

    Dishonored 2 please

  23. Noodle says:

    Dishonored 2 pls :/

  24. Gachapon 1111 says:

    Can you do one for Dishonored 2?

  25. Mr HT says:

    When i played it i had a very low end laptop and i was getting 20 fps on 1024×720 all low , but then somebody from youtube gave me a tweaked config and my fps went from 20-40 without any graphic degradation….
    That guy is tweaking master….

  26. Mr HT says:

    Guys use Vaneguardio(you tube) config and you will be amazed…..

  27. Stavros Koul says:

    Has he done Dishonored 2?

  28. ты перевел это says:


  29. Meroser says:

    do depth

  30. I'm a Potato says:

    Little tip for anyone still having problems try putting the anti aliasing to MLAA it helped when trying for a stable fps it might not work for all

  31. popping cloud says:

    Dear LSG

    İ really apprecited to know you and now i learned everything about tweaking because of you really thanks but i will always remember and watc your videos now i think i dont need a good pc……

    Fan-Cube Dice

  32. Royalty says:

    this helped me alot

  33. kyokasan says:

    if i did this on a computer with 2gb of ram can i still run it?

  34. Gazala says:

    I changed the file,but in game dont change .-.

  35. Nedy says:

    From 10 -20 fps to 20-50 fps TY

  36. JINX_Gaming says:

    LOWSPECGAMER PLEASE HELP ME :D…I edited dishonored engine and changed to read only BUT DOESNT WORK…I HAVE THE SAME GRAPHICS NOTHING DIFFERENT PLEASE TELL ME QUICK :_(…and sry for my English…I am from Czech 😛

  37. hey hey says:

    THANKS BRO I NOW PLAY IN 1280-720p and 50 fps

  38. Zen says:

    removing bodys ruins the gameplay

  39. poske says:

    But no bodies in dishonored isnt this cheating?? Or just you dont see it?

  40. Zen says:

    pentium n3710 1.7 ghz
    8gb ddr3 ram
    intel hd graphics

  41. HUNT3R GAMES says:

    can you do dishonored 2? that game have performance issue
    maybe you can tweatk it!

  42. Joe Xavier says:

    Dishonored 2? Still waiting lowspec bro

  43. Spam Gamerz15 says:

    Can you do Dishonored 2 please?

  44. Mother Vertices says:

    I run dishonored on a pretty good pc, with a gtx 1060 graphics card but I'm onlying getting 30 fps. Anyone know what I can do to fix it?

  45. Haroun D Menai says:

    Just download a repacked version

  46. Clashing legend says:

    thx so much man

  47. AMJ says:


  48. Kairos says:

    far cry 4 plsssss….

  49. _ Vivius _ says:

    "All gameplay footage is taken using an external video capture device."

    Would that be an Elgato?

  50. Mostafa 1 says:

    Low spec gamer whine I make him blink he gose slowly can you tell me the resone

  51. Efkrdnz as genji says:

    its works ı press fix and ı press choose file ı fınd the and ı play

  52. Henry says:

    now uhhhh let me just say, if your computer cant run this game you need a new computer

  53. Henry says:

    get rid of bodies=not a very fun experience

  54. LethalLettuce says:

    It looks worse than bully

  55. cønfusiøn • ørganizada says:

    do fkn sonic generations pls nothing make the correct video 🙁

  56. Aleksandras says:

    Hey Corvo, it's low resolution Samuel!

  57. FoxSharedWTF says:

    yo tengo una duda, porque aqui se habla ingles si la descripcion y el titulo estan en español

  58. Yuuki Dos Nyanmaru says:

    hey guy did not work the graphics continues the same (my game and pirate)

  59. Kirai says:

    This helped a lot for me Thanks!

  60. MyNameJason says:

    Did all this and now I have 5 fps on my laptop that has a core2 duo 👌👌👌

  61. Ramji Tiwari says:

    I can play this game on ultra setting

  62. Alphamater16 says:

    dosent work, help please, even the graphic dont go down:(

  63. 이규빈 says:

    HOW TO 2:10 ?

  64. MACUCAS Aperture says:

    Wow, minecraft whit mods looks good

  65. Mv R says:

    10:00 and 420 thousand subs….. this guys ok…

  66. uptheroofs says:

    I dont have .ini after the file

  67. Rytriuop says:

    not working for me

  68. uptheroofs says:

    I get random fps drops that last a few minutes anyone help?

  69. Creepy Cheddar says:


  70. CookieKing says:

    Can i play on intel r 45 express chipset familly?

  71. creative, sure says:

    holy mack it worked

  72. LolImNight says:

    I have a bomb ass PC, but I still love lowspecgamer

  73. Modest Man says:


  74. Ray__ says:

    I want the body doesn't disappear how it goes?

  75. M'aiq Felix says:

    what is your computer spec

  76. JULIMOME13 says:

    how can i restore the system settings?

  77. João Agostinho says:

    Works so good on my potato 😀 The only problem is: i can't see the numbers on the safes xD But i can insert the right codes by counting the clicks ^_^

  78. battle400 says:

    I tried to lower the game engine setting and it keeps crashing saying its missing the serface matial I need help

  79. Uzair Ahmad says:

    just cause we need it. not cause we like it.

  80. Mark030a says:

    Is there a way to lower it even more? Because if GTA 3 is lagging on my mini-laptop then I'll need to lower the graphics even more.

  81. Mark030a says:

    System requirements stay the same? I mean I have 1GB Ram (500MB usually), an Intel Atom N455, a 250MB capable Mobile Graphic card (not integrated lol), Windows 7, 32 bit. Are these specs enough after the tweak? I LOVE THIS GAME!!! Problem is : I cracked the game…but I loved it so much that I completed it 7 times. But now that my laptop broke, I got a new shitty one. I'm not sure if I want to purchase the game since I want to play it and not wait for a new computer.

  82. YankeeSpirit says:

    1:14 I see that rickroll reference

  83. Mark030a says:

    I did everything you did but the graphics were the same. Worst thing is, the game runs with 1 frame per 20 seconds. Is it because I put in a swiftshader??? (Also I bought the game :3)

  84. James Stark: Ben Edition says:

    Hah. That's nothing. My dishnonored runs completely in stop time. And it doesn't even need any mana.

  85. hari krishnan says:

    got an i3 6100 8 gigs of ddr4 ram and a gtx 1050 ti. still i love your channel

  86. SpookyGameplayYT :3 says:

    Hi, i got a problem, i can not find the "DishonoredEngine.ini" file, i just bought this game on Steam yesterday, and i found out the "DishonoredGame" and the "Config", but not the other one, can someone help me?

  87. Thiên says:

    can i ask you lowspecgamer i do every step like u but the fps still like nomal 🙁 can u reply this comment ? pl

  88. Old Gaming says:

    intel hd 4000 + custom drivers a core i7 3770 and 4 gb RAM runs perfectly on low settings not YOUR low settings

  89. zENIT says:

    i love you men you is the best

  90. A- Shotter says:

    Dishonored: 2009 graphics lol

  91. Cường Phạm says:

    You a my "GOD", You save my game "life"

  92. Gaijin sz says:

    this its best chanel forever

  93. cryotic fabulous says:

    If you make the body count to 0, does that mean the bodies are just invisible to you but enemies can see it? Or you just made the easier by vanishing everybody you kill?

  94. Zoe Desvl says:

    Dishonored – Cartoon remastered edition.

  95. robert viardo says:

    1:14 Never gonna give you up? I think ive been rick rolled

  96. danial ansari says:

    is there any mod for dishonred you know to enhance graphichs

  97. Ilikeclapping Blah says:

    I tried doing these tweaks in Ubuntu (I play via Steam Play) but everything still looks the same after saving the Base Engine file. Any advice?

  98. Kaan. says:

    but i want see radgoll how to enable it?

  99. SubCBR says:

    Tfw you're pc still can't run the game

  100. kaan exe says:

    is that what you call a low end boooy here is mine intel core 2 duo E4600 2.40GHz 2 GB and GeForce GT 220

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