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Device Profiles: Where to put them?

I have a project which I want to optimize for iPad Air 2. When turning on the MobileMSAA with a value of 4 from the console on the iPad everything runs smooth so I want it to be set permanently on the device. Here are my steps so far:

  • There's no default profile in the device profiles window for it, so I try establishing one.

  • I copy the one from iPad Air, rename it to "iPadAir2" and add the "r.MobileMSAA" command with a value of 4 to it. I Package it, nothing changes on the iPad.

  • I try modifying the DeviceProfiles.ini. I find two of them in my project folder: one in ProjectName\Intermediate\Config\CoalescedSourceConfigs the second one in ProjectName\Saved\Config\Windows. Nothing changes, for some reason the one in ProjectName\Intermediate\Config\CoalescedSourceConfigs sometimes gets randomly reset.

  • I try to create a new DeviceProfiles.ini with the setting in it in my \Config folder: no effect.

I am completely at a loss now. Can someone explain to me:

  • Why does the Device Profiles Window seem to have no effect at all?

  • Why are there 2 different DeviceProfiles.ini files in my project folder with different contents that also dont have any effect at all?

  • Where exactly is the right spot to put in the packaging settings for the iPad 2?

Any help is greatly appreciated! Cheers, DeinMentor

Product Version: UE 4.14
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asked Feb 28 '17 at 12:35 PM in Packaging & Deployment

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Ok, of course I immediately find the solution accidently after hours of not finding it and finally posting to the forums: The "save as default" button on the top right of the device profile editor was what I was missing. I'm still wondering why it's called that way. I thought it to be some kind of global engine switch and not the one single button responsible for saving the settings at all.

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answered Feb 28 '17 at 01:09 PM

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where is the device profile editor?

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