With 3.1 including numerous changes to maximum graphics quality, I was hoping to get a response to help me update my 'absolute maximum video settings' macro. (This is the only place I could think of to ask.)
What I mean is, some settings can sometimes have a higher setting possible than is currently allowed from the in-game video options panel, or at least they did pre-3.1. (An example is groundEffectDensity 256, or characterAmbient). I want the absolute maximum graphical settings possible. Basically, I'm looking to sacrifice performance on the altar of eye candy.
And if my computer can't handle it? I'll just upgrade. Because I'm a computer geek, and that's how I roll.
Anyway, these are my pre-3.1 macros. I'm not certain what some of these commands even do, I just kind of picked them up from various places. I'm not even certain that some of them haven't been deprecated. Again, any response would be awesome, and I'd know I'd have the best graphics WoW is capable of giving.
I'm specifically looking for
-What I can remove from my macro because it doesn't do anything
-What I can add that I don't already have on the list
-Which settings can get 'reset' back down again unexpectedly if I do something (such as adjust unrelated video options using the in-game interface) and will have to be re-used via the macro to correct the setting again
-(Optional) what these commands actually do.
Most advice given tends to be how to improve performance, I'm looking for the opposite, how to improve quality. I would like to know about any settings that can help me see things at a farther distance, see more things, see prettier things, higher level of detail, etc. etc. Any and all.
Macros 1 and 2 were from one source which I've forgotten what it was, macros 3 and 4 were a personal attempt at becoming even better than 1 and 2, after doing what little digging I could on what all these commands are even supposed to be doing anyway. There's not a lot of documentation on this subject. =( Any help is appreciated, but especially blue or green help would be freakin' awesome. ^_^
So far, the only 3.1 change I know about is for extshadowquality to change to 5. I also don't know if any of these commands have been deprecated and are no longer necessary. Any and all advice is appreciated.