Talk:Configuration Guide

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Quality Guide?

So we have this page describing settings for maximum performance. Should we add a page regarding settings for maximum graphics quality (AA, Antistropic, Resolution, Filtering, ...)? Kolano (talk) 18:16, 12 January 2014 (CET)

YES I'd love to see something like this. We can upload pics that will show various examples, like Anti-aliasing, resolution, and highlight performance impacts. In addition to this we could merge article DSP LLE to here as well. Oh, also add contents from these CPU Hierarchy Minimum Specs - video card Lucario (talk) 09:04, 11 March 2014 (CET)

Deletion Proposal

Recommended settings are already enabled by default in Dolphin emulator & it's preloaded with helpful dialogues. Nothing to see here. Lucario (talk) 06:57, 11 March 2014 (CET)

We know. Even though the fastest settings are just defaults, new users don't believe it. They insist that the defaults have to be bad and there has to be ways to speed the game up. It's crazy, but some people just have to see a "performance guide" before they'll believe something is actually faster. That's why this exists. - MayImilae (talk) 00:40, 18 April 2014 (CEST)
Also post twiddling settings it's good to have a guide to restore the defaults. Kolano (talk) 01:24, 18 April 2014 (CEST)
Makes sense. The first paragraph should be edited accordingly to what you've said earlier. Telling others that by using this guide even though they're already set as default is bit misleading and waste of their times. Lucario (talk) 01:51, 18 April 2014 (CEST)
Anyway, the guide is little bit bland. Why not we do something with previous topic above this? We can merge DSP LLE and other quality guides to here to make it more useful than just a guide how to reset back to default. Lucario (talk) 01:51, 18 April 2014 (CEST)
I'm against that. It's best to keep it separate and to the point. If you look at the history on the page, you'll note that there has been TONS of problems with people uploading random settings that make zero sense. It got so bad for so long it just had to be locked. Isolated like this, that can be contained here and leave the rest of the stuff open and available for editing, like what you did on the ripping guide. Besides, we tried merging. The Dolphin Manual fell through. Yes it's bland, yes it's kind of annoying to keep around (I have always said how much I hate this guide) but this really is the best option. - MayImilae (talk) 08:49, 18 April 2014 (CEST)
I agree with MayImilae. This guide is a mess, and there's no way of improving it (from my point of view). I prefer leaving this messy guide as it is now until something more appropriate is done (like finishing Dolphin Manual), no matter how long it takes... mbc07 (talk)

Err, bump? I think we should reeally get rid of this before 5.0. Most (if not all) the info present here is already baked in Dolphin's tooltips/config screens, not to mention it's not updated for a while, I see no point in maintaining this guide... - mbc07 (talk) 16:17, 30 January 2016 (CET)

That was what I was trying to say from the start. Though transforming this page into ELI5 quality guide with screenshots to show difference will be awesome, like what is Anisotropic filtering, anti-aliasing, regarding issues with dualcore, etc., with the addition of "you should leave settings default for the most optimal performance". Lucario (talk) 19:30, 8 November 2016 (CET)
I agree with Lucario, i think this guide should be redone to show differences between settings and when to activate them. EblfIYH (talk) 21:28, 14 May 2017 (CEST)
Currently working on remaking the page, anyone who wants to help is welcome. P.D I am remaking this as a config guide rather than a performance, so i suggest renaming this as "Configuration Guide" or "How to configurate Dolphin"EblfIYH (talk) 22:07, 14 May 2017 (CEST)
I've moved it. Will prevent me getting huffy every time coverage strays from performance details. Have fun. Kolano (talk) 04:56, 20 May 2017 (CEST)
I strongly oppose linking game pages into the guide like on the recent edit. Dolphin is always evolving and a game linked here might not need the mentioned setting in future. Regarding the naming, if we change it from "Performance Guide" to anything else, soon we'll have the same issue this guide miserably fails to address: users that think the default settings are slow and thus they think they need a performance guide (especially users on low-end machines)... - mbc07 (talk) 03:15, 16 May 2017 (CEST)
I forgot that last detail... Well, i won't link games to this guide then. However, i'll still working on it. EblfIYH (talk) 06:48, 16 May 2017 (CEST)
There should now be category pages for each configuration option that may be more appropriate to link to if you want to associate options with relevant titles. Though in some cases there may not be an exact match up due to multi-value settings. Kolano (talk) 04:59, 20 May 2017 (CEST)
Eh, this is wiki, some random editors could be around to update whatever is outdated. Linking to a category and transform exhaustive list into concise information will help but going as far as linking to a specific game should be fine if there's no better way. Dolphin UI have improved over time and lot of obscure performance hit settings became redundant and removed, and I don't think people will have problem finding what settings in Dolphin configuration are performance hit nowadays. I feel that there are someone who still don't get what's the importance behind settings like AA/AF, so transforming this page into more general configuration guide and still point out performance hit settings seems like in good direction. Lucario (talk) 00:37, 21 May 2017 (CEST)
Understood, but our general experience has been that things are frequently slow to be updated. Particularly with things that are to be highly linked to, like this guide, we'd prefer to keep things aligned to reduce the need for frequent updates. The categories are likely to be more closely aligned with reality over time, without specific maintenance. In the case of one off titles I'd be more supportive of linking to them, though I'd generally prefer to instantiate new categories if necessary than linking to specific titles.Kolano (talk) 07:24, 21 May 2017 (CEST)