Some graphics card settings and/or tools may allow you to obtain an unfair advantage over others. In the spirit of keeping the most balanced playing field possible in ESEA, the following programs should be used with extreme caution:
- Nvidia Inspector
- ATI Tray Tools
These tools, and others like them, can modify settings within your graphics card to provide an unfair advantage and will result in your account being temporarily banned.
Currently, the following settings within these programs are banned from use on ESEA:
- Ambient Occlusion
- LOD Bias
We will update this list as more present themselves. A general rule of thumb - if modifying an uncommon graphics setting provides a clear advantage by making the game unnatural or easier to play, it's probably not legal. Please use common sense, and don't do anything that might get you banned, because there's a good chance you might be right.