How to change graphics settings?

#1muso144Posted 11/14/2011 6:08:28 AM
Ok, so either changing the graphics settings in skyrim is unnecessarily convoluted or i'm just an idiot. Probably the latter!
Basically i'm getting some really terrible frame rates from the game so i'm thinking of toning down the graphics a bit to try and get it to run smoother.
Looking around on the internet I see a lot of people talking about "High" and "Ultra" graphics settings, but i can't seem to find these options anywhere! I'm sure i'm just being simple and missing something...

anyway i'd really appreciate any help with this, cheers!
#2TAoRPosted 11/14/2011 6:09:21 AM
There's a graphics option in the launcher
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#3muso144(Topic Creator)Posted 11/14/2011 6:12:10 AM
Oh and I imagine posting my specs ought to help to :P Macbook pro running paralles desktop for mac, windows xp sp3
Processor: Intel core 2 duo 2.53Ghz
Graphics card: nvidia geforce 9400m
RAM: 4gb
#4IcewitchPosted 11/14/2011 6:14:02 AM
when the launcher pops up, press "options"
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#5muso144(Topic Creator)Posted 11/14/2011 6:17:04 AM
ahh right, I've not been able to use the launcher for some reason though, I've been playing using the TESV thing instead.
The reason being when i double click the launcher i get this message:

This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix the problem.

I have reinstalled it a couple of times and that changed nothing though :(
#6muso144(Topic Creator)Posted 11/14/2011 7:10:25 AM
I've just found a few files with names like "low' "high" and "very high" in the folder with the launcher and tesv. Could I copy the contents of these files into the Skyrim configuration settings in the my games folder by any chance?
#7axes2t2Posted 11/14/2011 7:23:41 AM
The ini files in the Skyrim folder in My Documents is where the settings are.
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#8muso144(Topic Creator)Posted 11/14/2011 7:53:26 AM
Yeah i've found them now! Anyone got some tips as to what will make the biggest difference to performance?
#9elessarGObonzoPosted 11/14/2011 8:08:06 AM

muso144 posted...
ahh right, I've not been able to use the launcher for some reason though, I've been playing using the TESV thing instead. The reason being when i double click the launcher i get this message: This application has failed to start because the application configuration is incorrect. Reinstalling the application may fix the problem. I have reinstalled it a couple of times and that changed nothing though :(

have to get a crack that works. sure you're no pirate though...