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#1 Reeger

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Posted 21 October 2014 - 12:38

Hey guys, I hope I'm posting this in the right section. 

 

The first thing I noticed when I started playing the game is that the Anti Aliasing options were a bit...lacking. It seems to be some form of weak FXAA, which leaves a lot to be desired (unless you're playing in higher than 1080p resolutions, I guess). There is also no in-game option for Anisotropic Filtering from what I can see.

 

So here's a little guide on how to get extra AA & AF in your game. This is only for Nvidia users, unfortunately, as I do not have an AMD card:

 

* First of all a warning - while AF has a very minor performance hit, AA can have a pretty big one.

 

1. Download a little program called Nvidia Inspector: http://www.guru3d.co...r-download.html

 

2. Open it and click on the little wrench icon (http://i.imgur.com/3bMvJYV.jpg)

 

3. Click on the "Create A New Profile" icon (http://i.imgur.com/8w4DVb8.jpg)

3. Enter a profile name, I just wrote "Dreamfall Chapters".

 

4. Now it's time to change the settings. These are mine which you can use as a reference:

http://i.imgur.com/Y20MOT5.jpg

(Bold text represents settings which I changed, the rest was left at default).

This replaces the game's AA with 4x MSAA and 4x SGSSAA (you can turn off the in-game AA, it will not work anyway) and gives you amazing visual quality.

 

If this is too much of a drain on performance you can change "Anti Aliasing - Setting" to 2x Multisampling and "Anti Alising - Transparency Supersampling" to 2x Spare Grid Supersampling. Keep in mind that both have to be set to the same level for this to work (2x with 2x, 4x with 4x and so on).

 

This also forces 16x Anisotropic Filtering in the game and has a very minor (1-2 fps) performance cost, so I recommend leaving it on in any case.

 

 

Hope this helps, feel free to ask any questions.

Oh and here are some screenshots of the game with the above settings enabled, graphics at "awesome" level, 1080p resolution (minor SPOILERS from chapter 1, please do not look if you have not finished it):

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1. http://i.imgur.com/i9XKPQa.jpg
2. http://i.imgur.com/OouIAKs.jpg
3. http://i.imgur.com/4lYs4w2.jpg
4. http://i.imgur.com/itKbTAe.jpg

5. http://i.imgur.com/RtYaCRs.jpg


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