In this guide, we’ll show you the best settings to run Age of Empires 4 (AOE 4) on high-end or low-end PC. The game is not well optimized right now, so here we’ll share you a couple of tweaks to make sure that you're running the game smoothly.
So let’s start with the Game Mode, make sure that you activate the Game Mode.
Xbox Game Bar - Off (it's causing stuttering)
Remove all overlays
Background recording - Off
Recorded Audio - Off
Hardware Accelerated GPU Scheduling - On
Next, make sure that your graphics driver is up-to-date.
In the power option, make sure that you are using the Balanced or High Performance.
Now, let’s open the Graphics Settings of the game.
Game Window - Exclusive Fullscreen
Resolution - Native
Gameplay Resolution Scale - 80 or 90
Image Quality - this depends on your PC, if you are playing on an Old, low-end PC then go for Medium. For the rest of the people you can definitely play at High.
Animation Quality - Low or Medium (depends on your PC)
Lighting Quality - Medium
Texture Detail - High, if you have 4GB of Vram and more you can definitely play at High, 3GB go with Medium and less than 3GB go with low.
Geometry Detail - Medium or High
Anti-Aliasing - Off
Physic - Low
Vertical Sync - Off
Framerate Limit - this depends what is your goal, if you want to limit your fps because you don't want to generate too much heat in your computer then you can definitely do that with this.
Movie Quality - Here you have two options 1080p or 4K HDR, the choice is yours.