The Object detail setting in the menu influences these things:
- the distance for LOD (Level of Detail), that is the distance from where objects switch to higher/lower resolutions
- the distance where entities are hidden, or portals are switched off
- The density of entities created with the SEED system, e.g. you get more or less entities
The setting has 6 levels, each level sets the CVAR tdm_lod_bias to the following values:
|Menu setting||LOD Bias|
This means that on Very high, the objects keep their detail 3x as far as in the Normal level.
Which setting should I use?
If you have a fast PC (e.g. anything from the last two years), you can use Normal or up, if you have a particular slow machine, like an older PC or a laptop, try to use Lower or Lowest. If you are unsure, leave it at Normal.
Design and test your maps with Normal, this setting is the same as existed before TDM v1.03. But don't forget to test that the lowest and highest setting do not cause problems, f.i. by showing too little or too much entities.