The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition Physics Fix For 120+ FPS On PC

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim is out now for the PC, PS4 and Xbox One. This is an enhanced remaster of the original game that was released back in 2011 for the PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. While this is not a new game and features enhanced visuals and effects, there are some differences when it comes to comparing with the vanilla version of Skyrim.

There was an issue with the physics engine in Skyrim and the recently released Special Edition seems to have it intact. This issue resulted in the game’s physics resulting in weird bugs when it was running at higher than 60 fps.


Reddit user HuntBoston1508 appears to have discovered a fix for this issue, as detailed in his reddit post.

In Skyrim.ini add this line under
[HAVOK] fMaxTime=0.0333 is for 30fps, may help performance on slow computers
fMaxTime=0.0166 is for 60fps
fMaxTime=0.0133 is for 75fps
fMaxTime=0.0111 is for 90fps
fMaxTime=0.0083 is for 120fps
fMaxTime=0.0069 is for 144fps
fMaxTime=0.0042 is for 240fps+
[Display] iVSyncPresentInterval=0 for Special Edition
iPresentInterval=0 for Original edition

It is highly recommended to backup your saves before you attempt this fix, as it is still untested for the most part. Although it has been reported to work by many commentators, it still needs a thorough testing before it is used to play the game from start to end.

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition was released on October 28th for the PS4, Xbox One and PC.

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