Like many of you i'm also suffering from lags when using the mouse. In fact it is so terrible i haven't been able to play the game yet. After googling the problem for an hour and a half i found some answers and tried them. I have changed the default setting of the bMouseAccelaration to 0, (after making a back up of course) which helped somewhat but the Vsync is giving me nightmares. Trouble is the advices given on various websites all contradict one another.
Steam showed an article from the PC Gamer and it tells you to disable Vsync if you suffer from sluggish framerate and elimates mouselag.
Quote<<Disable Vsync: Access the SkyrimPrefs.ini again and add iPresentInterval=0 to the bottom of the [Display] section. This can improve a sluggish framerate and eliminate instances of mouse lag. Thanks to Tweak Guides for this one.>>
Access the SkyrimPrefs.ini......which one? There are two, one is located under C\Documents\Games\Skyrim. The other is located in Steamapps\Common\Skyrim\Skyrim.
The SkryrimPrefs.ini file in Documents\Games already has the iPresentInterval (set to 1 by default) so i doubt if that's the one they mean. And i find it a bit redudant to add something that is already there (yes i did try changing the default setting 1 to 0. No difference.)
Because the PC gamer gave thanks to Tweak Guides i decided to take a look there.
To disable VSync in Skyrim, add iPresentInterval=0 to the bottom of the [Display] section of theSkyrim.ini file in the \Users\[Username]\My Documents\My Games\Skyrim directory.>>
Ok, now that is confusing. One tells you to make the changes in the SkyrimPrefs.ini file and the other one tells you to do it in the Skyrim.ini
Skyrim reddit was also quoted so i decided to take a look there, which confused me even more.
Quote <<How do I fix the vsync ("laggy mouse") problem?
- Go to your Steam Directory -> steamapps -> common -> skyrim -> Skyrim
- Create a backup of the SkyrimPrefs.ini file
- Open the file, then scroll down to where it says [Display]
- Add to the bottom of the section iPresentInterval=0
- Save, exit, and play>>
To add to the confusements, it seems that all these websites credit the same person. Either people are misquoting him or they found out what works for them. I don't know. All i know is i'm confused and i don't want to meddle with the wrong ini file and end up messing everything up.
I would appreciate it if there's someone who could set me straight. I may not be a native english speaker but my comprehension of the language is good enough. I doubt if i misread something, but if i did please let me know because after installing the game over 30 hours ago i'm desperate to start playing it..properly.
Thanks in advance.
Edited by wolfsangeleyes, 12 November 2011 - 08:19 PM.