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Improve Your SOMA Experience on PC, Unlock FPS & Change FOV

Kevin Thielenhaus | 28 Sep 2015 20:29
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With a few tweaks, the terrifying underwater survival-horror of SOMA can be even more immersive. Learn how to unlock the standard frame rate and alter SOMA's field-of-view with our quick settings customization guide.

The configuration options in SOMA are pretty standard for games of this type, but the system requirements are surprisingly steep for an indie adventure with such a small team. All those creepy corridors really push polygons, and the expansive vistas set at the bottom of the Atlantic really call for even more immersion. Tailor the experience to fit your rig with these simple step-by-step instructions.

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PC Graphics Tweaks Guide

Use these guides to help configure your PC SOMA experience.

To improve frame rate performance, disable Anti-Aliasing, SMAOO, and Mouse Smoothing. These settings are not required on 1080p resolution.

Warning: This guide involves altering important SOMA installation files. If you're new to configuring settings on PC, make back-ups.


How to Unlock FPS

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  • Locate the folder; [ProfileName]\Documents\My Games\Soma\Main\
  • In this folder, find the file; [ProfileName]_[####]_user_settings.cfg
  • Open with any text-editing program like Notepad, then search for the line: Engine LimitFPS="true"
  • Change to: Engine LimitFPS="false"
  • Save and close the text document, then start SOMA and go to Options/Display -- Set 'Maximum Refresh Rate' and turn of VSync


How to Change FOV

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  • Locate the folder; [ProfileName]\Documents\My Games\Soma\Main\
  • In this folder, find the file; [ProfileName]_[####]_user_settings.cfg
  • Open with any text-editing program like Notepad, then search for the line: Gameplay FOV="[####]"
  • Replace the number with your preferred FOV. For example: Gameplay FOV="90.000000"



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