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Here's how to make The New Z run on maximum performance. Keep in mind that these recommendations only work for certain systems. Here's what you could do to improve your overall New Z performance:

 

  1. Windows Power Settings
    Make sure your computer's power plan is on "High Performance". It depends on your CPU but this will most likely boost your FPS and game performance by a lot. Setting your computer's power plan on "High Performance" can be done as following:
     
    1. Go to "start" and then click on the settings icon.

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    2. In the search box type "power" and click on "Choose a power plan".

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    3. Select "High Performance".

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      NOTE: If you can't see the "High Performance" option make sure to "Show additional plan":
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  2. The game settings
    To get the most FPS and best performance possible we recommend you to use the following settings:
    (After changing to these settings we recommend you to adjust them a little bit so that the game is a little bit better quality)

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    - IF you can, use full screen. It will boost your FPS and performance by a little bit.
     
  3. Executable Properties
    There is some settings you can change on TheNewZ.exe that will boost your performance by a little bit. This is what to do:
    1. Locate your New Z's installation directory.
    2. Inside the folder go to "TheNewZ.exe" and right click -> properties.
    3. Go to the "Compatibility" tab.
    4. Mark "Override high DPI scaling behavior" and "Disable fullscreen optimizations".

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    5. Hit "Apply".
      NOTE: This has to be done every time the game updates. (Because the .exe gets replaced with a new one in an update)
       
  4. NVIDIA Settings
    NOTE: ALWAYS INSTALL THE LATEST NVIDIA DRIVERS. IF YOU CAN UPDATE, DO IT!
    It is possible to add The New Z to your NVIDIA settings. This is not extremely important but in some cases it can give you better FPS and performance. Keep in mind you can only do this if you have an NVIDIA GPU and the NVIDIA drivers installed. Here's what to do:
    1. Open your "NVIDIA Control Panel". (You can do this by right clicking in an empty place on your desktop.)

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    2. Go to the "Manage 3D Settings" tab.

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    3. Make sure to on the "Global Settings" tab to have the "Power Management Mode" by default on "Prefer Maximum Performance".

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    4. Hit "Apply" to save the changed settings.
    5. Go to the "Program Settings" tab and select "TheNewZ.exe" and click on add.

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    6. After that, apply the following settings:

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    7. Hit "Apply" to save the changed settings.
       
  5. Windows Settings
    NOTE: THIS IS NOT REQUIRED. (NOT REALLY NEEDED BUT COULD INCREASE YOUR FPS AND PERFORMANCE)
    This last option is something I would only recommend if you really have no other options left. Here we are going to set the windows styling to maximize your performance. Here's what to do:
    1. Click Start, right-click Computer, click Properties, and then click Advanced system settings.
      Notice icon If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Continue.
    2. On the Advanced tab, click Settings under Performance.
    3. On the Visual Effects tab, click Adjust for best performance, and then click OK.
    4. Click OK / Apply to close the System Properties dialog box.

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If want a little bit more in-depth explanations we also recommend you to watch this video: