Here is how you can increase the LOD/view distance and remove Chromatic Aberration in Ace Combat 7

As we reported earlier today, Ace Combat 7 appears to be running really smoothly on the PC. However, our biggest gripe with the PC version right now is that it does not offer any extended settings for the LOD/view distance, resulting in the same pop-in issues found on the console versions. Thankfully, though, there is a workaround.

In order to increase the view distance for the terrain, players will have to edit the game’s Engine.ini file located in “C/Windows/User/YOURNAME/AppData/Local/BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment/ACE COMBAT 7/Config” with the following code.

[/script/engine.renderersettings]
r.ViewDistanceScale=10
r.SkeletalMeshLODBias=-2
r.StaticMeshLODDistanceScale=0.1
r.Streaming.HLODStrategy=2

Once you do these changes, trees and buildings should be displayed at a greater distance, minimizing the annoying pop-in issues.

In order to showcase the visual changes, Resetera’s member GhostTrick shared the following comparison screenshot (vanilla is on the left whereas the modded version is on the right).

Furthermore, you can also disable Chromatic Aberration by using this code in the very same file.

[SystemSettings]
r.SceneColorFringe.Max=0

Have fun everyone!

John Papadopoulos

John is the founder and Editor in Chief at DSOGaming. He is a PC gaming fan and highly supports the modding and indie communities.Before creating DSOGaming, John worked on numerous gaming websites. While he is a die-hard PC gamer, his gaming roots can be found on consoles. John loved - and still does - the 16-bit consoles, and considers SNES to be one of the best consoles. Still, the PC platform won him over consoles. That was mainly due to 3DFX and its iconic dedicated 3D accelerator graphics card, Voodoo 2. John has also written a higher degree thesis on the "The Evolution of PC graphics cards." Contact: Email