Insurgency: Sandstorm – How to Boost FPS and Fix Stuttering

This gave me a great fps boost and removed stuttering.

Guide to Boost FPS and Remove Stuttering

What to Do

  1. First, copy and paste the following lines into your Engine.ini which is usually located at C:\Users\yourusername\AppData\Local\Insurgency\Saved\Config\WindowsClient:

Save the document after you have added these lines.

  1. Next, right click Insurgency Sandstorm in steam and select properties. Copy and paste the following launch commands (remove the ones you already have if you have any):
-USEALLAVAILABLECORES -NoGlobalInvalidation -dx12 -malloc=tbbmalloc/system -NOTEXTURESTREAMING

After you’ve added these launch commands, start your game and go into your settings and turn off Texture Streaming Pool. Exit the game, remove the launch command “-NOTEXTURESTREAMING” and launch the game again without this command.

  • The textures should look horrible and if not, try turning Texture Streaming Pool to high and then to off again (it should look like ♥♥♥♥). Now open the console command in game by pressing the tilde key | or F5, if nothing happens press shift + alt and try again.

(When the console opens, you can press shift + alt again to return to normal typing.)

After the console pops up, type r.streaming.poolsize -1 and press enter. Boom, your textures are back and it should now be amazingly smooth and give you a big fps boost with basically no graphical loss.

Also keep in mind that you will have to enter the console command r.streaming.poolsize -1 every time you start the game, and every time you change the settings.

Jan Bonkoski
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A lifelong gamer Jan Bakowski, also known as Lazy Dice, was always interested in gaming and writing. He lives in Poland (Wrocław). His passion for games began with The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on the Nintendo 64 back in 1998. Proud owner of Steam Deck, which has become his primary gaming platform. He’s been making guides since 2012. Sharing his gaming experience with other players has become not only his hobby but also his job.

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