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ULG - Ultra Low Graphics Mod for low-end PCs by Iyzik
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Added: 16/05/2012 - 01:51AM
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Last updated at 18:10, 15 Dec 2014 Uploaded at 1:51, 16 May 2012

ULG (Ultra Low Graphics)



UPDATE: ULG6S Will Be Releasing Soon!!!



I realize ULG5S still has some flaws, especially with the configurations and graphics glitches associated with the 'lower than low' settings. I will be doing a major revamping of the configurations as well as some minor changes to the installer focused around remote updates and permissions/installation issues that some users are experiencing. I will also be adding a couple esp's to disable things like precipitation and certain cloud patterns and fog, per the suggestion of templeofninpo. I am making no guarantees that I can rid these configurations of glitches without decreasing their performance improvements, but I will do my best. Coming soon!!

ALSO, Please check the discussions, there is a sticky if you are interested in beta testing or have other suggestions!!


Description



This configuration mod disables shadows, shrubbery, grass, small objects, decals, and various other things. It also skips mip map layers for ultimate low resolution textures and decreased VRAM usage. I created this mod for laptops with integrated or otherwise 'weak' video processors, it is mostly targeted at Intels integrated chipsets and AMD and NIVIDIA's older low end GPU's.


Installation



To install, extract the downloaded folder to your desktop. It is very important that you 'save as' and extract the entire contents of the folder or it will not work and throw various errors. Then open that and run ULG Installer! 



Change Log



Version 5.0

Some simple but necessary changes to the installation script. There are now several different options of graphics 'levels'. IE XXXL vs XXL vs XL. Also a few functionality changes and some updates to the configurations as usual. No XP yet, sorry.


Version 4.0

Major changes to both the config and installer. Should now work with Vista 7 and 8. XP no, maybe in the future. Remember to extract the entire folder to your desktop, don't just run it from a temporary download folder or it will not work. Aside from that I have done extensive testing on all the computers I have at hand with no issues. So enjoy!
A special thanks to sracha, who also did extensive beta testing and helped with optimizing the configs even further.


Version 3.2 - Windows 7

Adds and fixed a few extras. The installer is heavily revised (again) from the previous version. I now understand that a certain utility that works perfectly in Windows 7 does not work in Windows 8 so I am splitting the file into two versions; one for W7 and one for W8. So far I have not found a solution for W8 users, but I am working on it.


Version 3.2 - Windows 8

Cancelled... Vista , 7 , and 8 are all combined in 4.0 now.


Version 3.1

The installer is now much more intelligent and auto-detects most needed information. Also some major improvements to performance. ~200mb decrease in vram usage (now averaging 300mb total usage) and 15-25 fps improvement from default low settings. And the glitch where characters eye textures were just gray is now fixed too.


Version 3.0

Discontinues both the 'config' and texture pack versions. I have now built everything into a standalone batch installer so there is no more config editing or incomplete texture packs. This is probably the final design I will do, but there will defenitely be more optimization updates.


Version 2.0

Adds a config version alongside the texture packs. This config modification will use multiple processor optimizations and texture skipping mods to heavily decrease system load. Much more efficient than the texture pack.


Version 1.3

Added more landscape textures.


Version 1.2

Added a lot of landscape and terrain textures.


Version 1.1

Decreased size and increased compression of textures.



Credits



Eric Popivker, the developer of fnr.exe (Find and Replace Tool).
Lee E. McMahon, the developer of Sed.
Giuseppe Scrivano, the developer of Wget.


A Special Thanks...


To sracha for his extensive beta testing for ULG4S and constructive input on the configurations.