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Dark Souls 2 PC tweak guide

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In 2012, Peter "Durante" Thoman wrote the popular mod DSfix for Dark Souls: Prepare to Die on PC, fixing its locked 1024x720 resolution and other issues. In 2013, he released a similar fix for Deadly Premonition. We asked Durante to analyze the PC port of Dark Souls 2 in a series of articles. Here he explains how to wring the most performance from the game…

We previously investigated what Dark Souls 2 delivers out of the box, and it certainly has a nice selection of options. However, due to the unique strengths of the PC platform, we can try to go further in order to enhance our visual experience. In this article we will be relying entirely on generic, freely available tools. No hardcore hacks required.

Bioshock Infinite tweaks let you skip intro videos, increase FOV and adjust sensitivity

Phil Savage at

38 seconds! That's how long it takes for Bioshock Infinite to play its plethora of unskippable [Edit: At least, unskippable on its first launch] introductory splash videos and let you into the game. I know it's 38 seconds because I measured the level of bruising incurred by repeatedly hammering the escape key in a desperate, but ultimately futile, attempt to get to the bit where I shoot a man with some crows. Then I remembered my phone had a stopwatch. Now I feel a bit stupid and my finger hurts.

Luckily, you can avoid my mistakes thanks to the clever folks at PCGamingWiki, who offer up a selection of .ini file tweaks that can not only skip that long intro wait, but also increase the FOV range and mouse sensitivity options.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim tweaks improve graphics, disable Vsync, change FOV and more

Tom Senior at

Skyrim's been out for less than a day, but fans have already gone through the .ini files looking for useful tweaks and fixes to the most common crashes and UI annoyances. We've compiled a selection of tweaks below from the Skyrim tweak thread on Reddit, the Skyrim forums and Tweak Guides

These fixes will let you disable mouse smoothing, customise your field of view, disable Vsync and correct a problem that causes crashes to desktop from the main menu screen just after you start the game. There are also a few .ini tweaks that make Skyrim look better.

How to make Call of Duty: Black Ops run faster on your PC

Richard Cobbett at

We were less than impressed with Call of Duty: Black Ops, and being hit with bad framerates, stuttering and other glitches didn't exactly improve our mood. Luckily, there are ways of whipping it into shape without having to wait for another patch to come along. Here's our guide to CODBLOPS bliss.

Make Modern Warfare 2 run faster on your PC

Adam Oxford at

In anticipation of the forthcoming Call of Duty: Black Ops, a few of us in the office have been sharpening our mad skillz with CoD: Modern Warfare 2.

Ignoring the editorially dubious airport sequence, it's still one of the most popular online shooters going, with difficult to conquer maps that rely on both strategy and skill.

We can't do much to speed up your reactions, but we can help to speed up your PC. If you fancy indulging this weekend, here's a quick guide to getting the fastest frames per second possible.