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Diablo 3 Options Menu - Video, Sound, Account
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NOTE: If you are playing Diablo 3 on a low end computer, or a system that can barely run it, and want tips on what settings to choose so that you can play, see the section:
Allows you to change the primary display mode of the game to Fullscreen, Windowed, or Windowed (Fullscreen). Windowed modes may cause a drop in performance.
Available options: Fullscreen, Windowed, Fullscreen Windowed
Higher resolution will result in increased clarity, but this greatly affects performance. Choose a resolution that matches the aspect ration of your monitor
Available options include: 800x600, 1024x768, 1152x864, 1280x720 (16:9 Widescreen), 1280x768 (16:10 Widescreen), 1280x800 (16:10 Widescreen), 1280x960, 1280x1024, 1366x768 (16:9 Widescreen), 1600x1024(16:10 Widescreen), 1680x1050 (16:10 Widescreen), 1920x1080 (16:9 Widescreen)
Display in widescreen aspect ration regardless of screen resolution
Synchronizes your framerate to some fraction of your monitor's refresh rate. Enable this if you see excessive screen tearing in game.
Max Foreground FPS
Enable this option to limit and adjust maximum framerate while running in the foreground
Range: 15 - 200
Max Background FPS
Enable this option to limit and adjust the maximum framerate while running in the background
Range: 1 - 200
Adjust brightness for optimal viewing.
You can calibrate the Gamma.
Gammas is disabled while in windowed mode. Switch to fullscreen mode to enable Gamma.
Determines the clarity and size of textures used throughout the game. Higher texture quality will result in more detail, But it requires more video memory. Texture Quality relies on your total video memory (VRAM).
Controls both the method and quality of shadows. Decreasing this may greatly improve performance.
Off: No Shadows
Medium: Low-resolution terrain shadows, high-resolution dynamic shadows for entire scene.
High: High-resolution dynamic shadows for entire scene.
Determines the realism of colliding objects and gravity. Physics Quality relies on your computer's processor (CPU).
Low: 75% reduction
High: No reduction
Ground Clutter controls the density and the distance at which ground clutter items, like grass and foliage are placed. Decrease to improve performance.
Off: No Clutter
Low: Short distance at which clutter items are placed with low density
Medium: Medium distance at which clutter items are placed with medium density
High: High distance at which clutter items are placed with high density
Fullscreen Anti-Aliasing helps soften model edges. Disabling this may improve performance.
Reduces the number of rendered particle system effects. Checking this may greatly improve performance.
If your computer can barely run Diablo 3, set the video options as follows:
Letterbox - Uncheck
Vertical Sync - Uncheck
Max Foreground FPS - 15
Max Background FPS - 1
Texture Quality - Low
Shadow Quality - Off
Physics - Low
Clutter Density - Off
Anti Aliasing - Off
Low FX - On
Enables of disables all sound.
This controls the volume of all sounds in the game
Range: 0 (Muted) to 100 (Loudest)
Adjusts the sound effect volume
Range: 0 - 100
Adjusts the background music volume
Range: 0 - 100
Adjusts the voice dialog volume
Range: 0 - 100
Adjusts the ambient sound volume
Range: 0 - 100
Reverse Left/ Right Speakers
Swap the sound coming from the left and right speakers
Adjust the number of sound channels used
Options: Lowest (16). Low (32), Medium (64), High (128)
Display subtitles during cinematic cutscenes
Quest Dialog Subtitles
Display quest dialog in chat bubbles during in -game scripted sequences
Show Quest Dialog in Chat
Output all quest dialog to chat window
Select which language you would like to use
Server Region Selection
Select which region you would like to play in. If logged in, you must log out and back in for this change to take effect
Regions include: The Americas, Europe, Asia
Real Money Auction House Currency
Select which currency type you would like to use in the Real Money Auction House
Options here are only available after login
DEFAULTS - Reset all options to their defaults
APPLY - Apply all new options
ACCEPT - Accept the options
CANCEL - Undo and revert to the previously saved options.