I would love if there was a thread where everyone would post their Skyrim.ini, SkyrimPrefs.ini, ENBLocal.ini, and even the SKSE.ini along with their system specs. Then folks like me, "The INI Challenged", could come take a look and get some tips on setting up the ini files to get the most out of our systems and this game we all love. There would be questions of course, but there would be many who will just read the posts to gain an understanding regarding ini files and settings. I "know" my SKSE.ini is right only because I have a wonderful friend that leads me around by the hand showing me how to do this that and the other.
I know it would be impossible to say "this is THE way your SkyrimPrefs.ini should be and here is your end all, do all, be all Skyrim.ini". I may be totally confused and clueless when it comes to what all those letters jumbled up together mean and what I should put in as a value but even I know there cannot be one definitive .ini for all users. (AA, FAA, FXAA, AF, and on and on! Gads, it's enough to make a person go completely mad trying to figure out what all those mean, let alone what they do or what the values should be!)
I "think" I have my "must be" values set as Dan has helped me along with all of it (bless his very, very patient heart ♥) but I also have a lot of other settings that I have absolutely no clue as to what they should be or even if they should be. What is really needed in an .ini and what are the so so entries? I have been guilty of reading a mod description that suggests this or that change and blindly making the changes because I "thought" I probably needed to because the mod author included it in the description. The author wouldn't have noted the changes if they weren't needed. Right? To that I say HAH! Sometimes they include changes because they were told they needed it not realizing it really depends on the users system setup.
It's very frustrating when one knows so little about what does and doesn't need to be in each .ini setup as well as the value for each of them. So perhaps just a general "this is my system" settings post to the main thread "Suggested INI settings" or some such thread subject so it could be easily found. And as I said, if everyone would post their system specs and their ini settings for the 4 main ini files, it would really help those of us who are clueless.
I dunno if it's anything that the admins would consider allowing on the forums and then contributing to the thread. We look to a handful of users, including the admins here, for their vast knowledge of the game and things to do that help when our games seem broken. We trust what you say and, as for me, I've learned so much by reading your responses and threads. I've never posted a "thanks" thread for all the information I've gotten from this forum by those who are deeply time invested in the game but you've all helped me so much. I mean, just look at S.T.E.P. how cool is that!! I think that an ini thread would really help many of us get not only an understanding of the entries that are included, as well as the values that are set per each user's system setup.
Just thinkin', and wishin' and hopin' :D I've read at least 20-30 articles and thread posts regarding what those letters all mean and how we should or shouldn't set them up. But honestly, it all sounds Greek to me and my eyes glaze over around the 3 article/post that I read. I try really hard to concentrate and take notes but....... OH!!! Look!! A bunny!!
Thanks for reading and perhaps even considering,
Edited by Telessa, 12 August 2014 - 10:28 AM.