Thursday, May 3, 2012
[Risen 2] No POM Mod (FPS improvement)
New version available!
This modification will remove Parallax Occlusion Mapping (POM) from all terrain materials. POM is a quite expensive technique (though Risen 2 uses a simple implementation with only a few samples and no self shadowing) which won't be disabled even with lowest graphic details settings. I highly recommend using this mod on slow machines that can hardly run Risen 2 at smooth frame rates. The FPS improvement is between 5-20%.
Download the .zip file and extract all including files to the following directory:
C:\User\*UserName*\AppData\Local\Risen2\Config\ (Windows Vista/7)
C:\Documents and Settings\*User Name*\Local Settings\Application Data\Risen2\ (Windows XP)
Many thanks to Baltram for the r2ximg conversion tool.
screenshots with POM enabled (left) and disabled (right).