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Blade Stealth Optimal Gaming Settings

Discussion in 'Systems' started by Krose331, May 11, 2016.

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  1. Krose

    Krose New Member

    Hey everyone. I love my Stealth, but I have to admit it's getting a little frustrating getting everything working how I expected. For a high-end gaming laptop, With a QHD display, I expect games to be smooth, fast, and beautiful. But unfortunately.....that's not the case. I tried on two very different games: Diablo 3, and Subnautica.

    First of all, the QHD display has caused more problems than joys due to s lot of programs not supporting high dpi displays. But I found a fix that involved adding a word to the registry and adding manifest files to non-supporting programs.

    But my recent issue has been with my mouse (2012 mamba) and trackpad. Naturally I wanted to take advantage of my new fancy laptop. So settings were set as high as possible. Mind you, the issue is not with wifi. I have great internet speeds. And the cursor lags like crazy. So much that the game is unplayable. The cursor just can't keep up with me and it ruins the whole experience. So I lowered the graphics setting and now the cursor can catch up. Same thing with Subnautica which is not at all a graphics intensive game.

    So the point of this thread: how do you set up your stealth? What settings have you utilized to get the most out of your gaming experience? Without sacrificing performance.
     
  2. Krose

    Krose New Member

    My settings:
    Lower display resolution to 1080. Set power plan to high performance. Always game with power cord plugged in. Set Intel HD graphics to high performance. I game with Razer Cortex using their boost feature.
     
  3. TheGurgeMan7

    TheGurgeMan7 Well-Known Member

    The stealth is not a gaming laptop unless hooked up to the core.

    Subnautica is actually a taxing game.

    Dont expect great gaming performance from the stealth, its more of a work ultrabook, not a play.
     
  4. PastelGraywatchsharp937

    PastelGraywatchsharp937 Active Member

    It doesn't have good gaming performance. It isn't a gaming laptop, why did you think that? It's an ultrabook.
     
  5. mmocarski

    mmocarski Active Member

    As others have mentioned, the stealth, by itself is an ultrabook... That when docked to the Core (which has a dedicated desktop GPU in it - that you supply) becomes a desktop gaming system.

    A lot of people got thrown by this concept I think - I think since, until now, all Razer systems were standalone gaming machines. It makes perfect sense to me, though. I need a productivity laptop for doing work, I game at home with my setup how I want - and a desktop graphics card to power separate full size displays.
     
  6. qwertzy

    qwertzy Active Member

    I recommend 2D games mostly something like legend of heroes trails in the sky, shovel knight, undertale, Blazblue Chronophantasma. For the triple A games I'd wait for the core.
     
  7. MarcusChai

    MarcusChai Active Member

    hi mind to ask how did you get high performance in power plan ?
     
  8. VeryCrushed

    VeryCrushed Active Member

    Right click the battery icon in the task bar and press power options, change it to performance.
     
  9. MarcusChai

    MarcusChai Active Member

    but i only see balance and battery saver in power option.
     
  10. PastelGraywatchsharp937

    PastelGraywatchsharp937 Active Member

    Mr. Gamer, you need to select "show more power plans"
     
  11. TrueLightbringer

    TrueLightbringer Active Member

    "High end gaming laptop?"

    Okay, I hope you understand now that the Stealth does not have a dedicated graphics card and is running off the integrated Intel 520 chip. You can run really, non-demanding games at like 1080p/720p, but wanting any more is pretty unrealistic. It only becomes a gaming laptop IF you have the Core attached.

    I am interested in that fix you mentioned regarding high-dpi displays and what not. Do you have a link to a guide I can follow?
     
  12. Krose

    Krose New Member

    Thanks for all the replies. I did not understand when I bought the stealth that it could not handle gaming on its own. I probably would have saved up for the blade had I known that... Oh well...

    As for the High DPI fix. I could not find the original post, but it was fairly simple so I can recount the steps.

    1. Open RegEdit.
    2. Follow the path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE->SOFTWARE->Microsoft->Windows->CurrentVersion->SideBySide
    3. Right click. New. D-Word.
    4. Value Name: PreferExternalManifest Value Data: 1 Base: Hexadecimal click ok. close RegEdit.
    5. Create a text file. Copy the following code into the file. save as manifest.txt

    6. (This is the tedious part) For each program that has a scaling issue (adobe software, serato, FL Studio, etc.) you need to find the .exe file. For example: serato is found This PC> C:> Program Files(x86)> Serato> SeratoDJ>SeratoDJ.exe. Copy and paste the manifest.txt file in the same folder as the .exe file.
    note: make duplicates of the manifest.txt file. You need one for every program that is scaled wrong.
    7. Rename the file "programName.exe.manifest" for example: SeratoDJ.exe.manifest

    Now open Serato and everything should be scaled properly and not super tiny.


    manifest.txt

    //////////Copy under this line//////////
    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8" standalone="yes"?>

    <assembly xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v1" manifestVersion="1.0" xmlns:asmv3="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v3">

    <dependency>
    <dependentAssembly>
    <assemblyIdentity
    type="win32"
    name="Microsoft.Windows.Common-Controls"
    version="6.0.0.0" processorArchitecture="*"
    publicKeyToken="6595b64144ccf1df"
    language="*">
    </assemblyIdentity>
    </dependentAssembly>
    </dependency>

    <dependency>
    <dependentAssembly>
    <assemblyIdentity
    type="win32"
    name="Microsoft.VC90.CRT"
    version="9.0.21022.8"
    processorArchitecture="amd64"
    publicKeyToken="1fc8b3b9a1e18e3b">
    </assemblyIdentity>
    </dependentAssembly>
    </dependency>

    <trustInfo xmlns="urn:schemas-microsoft-com:asm.v3">
    <security>
    <requestedPrivileges>
    <requestedExecutionLevel
    level="asInvoker"
    uiAccess="false"/>
    </requestedPrivileges>
    </security>
    </trustInfo>

    <asmv3:application>
    <asmv3:windowsSettings xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/SMI/2005/WindowsSettings">
    <ms_windowsSettings:dpiAware xmlns:ms_windowsSettings="http://schemas.microsoft.com/SMI/2005/WindowsSettings">false</ms_windowsSettings:dpiAware>
    </asmv3:windowsSettings>
    </asmv3:application>

    </assembly>
     
  13. Masonj188

    Masonj188 Active Member

    I haven't run into many issues with the DPI scaling... But the above solution seems a little much for me, I've only updated some files in individual programs (only 2) that didn't scale.
     
  14. games like dota2,LOL,csgo suit razer blade stealth?
     
  15. Masonj188

    Masonj188 Active Member

    I regularly play all of the above on my Stealth, they all work great with lower settings.
     
  16. gansoxd

    gansoxd New Member

    QHD and high graphics quality is pretty too much without a dedicated graphic card..
     
  17. MarcusChai

    MarcusChai Active Member

    found it, thanks for your guide :smile_:
     
  18. Ryhart

    Ryhart Active Member

    blizzard games actually work pretty well
     
  19. TrueLightbringer

    TrueLightbringer Active Member

    That looks incredibly complicated. I hope I can figure it out when I have time.

    As an aside, while it's true you can't game on the Stealth by itself normally, keep in mind that the 1000 USD you saved by not getting the New Blade instead can now go to the Razer Core and the GTX 1070/AMD equivalent when they go on sale, while the New Razer Blade is still stuck with a sophomoric 970m (though more portable).

    Unless you really need to game on the go, I think you picked a pretty good combination of power and portability (like I always say, carrying 2.75lbs + other bag stuff is quite different from lugging 4.4lbs + other bag stuff around campus/the city).
     
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