If you’ve been playing The Evil Within on PC, you may find yourself wishing that the frame rate was a bit higher. Keeping in line with the console versions, all five releases of The Evil Within run at 30 frames per second. With these console commands (courtesy of the Bethesda forums), you can access a special console and adjust the FPS to your liking.
It should be worth noting that Bethesda has not specifically coded The Evil Within to run higher than 30 frames per second natively, so bugs and oddities may arise with the higher framerate. Here is how you first enable the debug console to adjust the frame rate.
- In Steam, right click on The Evil Within and select “properties” then under the General tab, hit “set launch options.”
- Put this in to unlock the console: +com_allowconsole 1
- Once the game has launched, hit the Insert key to bring down the developer console.
Once the developer console is enabled for The Evil Within, you have access to using a few debug commands including the frame rate unlock, god mode, infinite ammo, and more.
- Sets the FPS lock. Note that the numbers below are negative.
- -2: This is the default, set to 30 FPS. This is the officially supported frame rate
- -1: This sets the FPS limit to 60. Fully playable, although there may be quirks (we’re going to fix these).
- 0: This fully unlocks the FPS. We do not recommend playing above 60. We will not fix any issues above 60.
- God mode. You are effectively invincible, and certain enemy kill moves will not be used against you (Laura, for example, will not jump on you)
- Allows you to walk through walls
- Unlimited ammo (provided you have at least 1 bullet when you enable this)
- Stops time. Note there is a bug right now where using this command causes a UI element to appear on screen. We’re looking to fix that in the near future.
- Re enable time with g_stoptime 0
- Separates the camera from Sebastian so you can freely move around the
- Sets the aspect ratio. Default is 2.5, which is our official aspect ratio.
- 0 is full screen, but not ideal. 1.8 or 2 is probably most comfortable for those who don’t want bars.
- Turns on id’s native FPS counter
- Slows down time
- Disables slow motion