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Old 05-22-2011, 01:58 AM   #1
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Antialiasing with nvidia cards [WORKING]

Finally figured out how to do it for nvidia thanks to this post at Guru3D.com. He doesn't fully explain it so read on for full details. Screen shots there though so check it out.

You need a program called Nvidia Inspector. Open it and click the tools icon next to the Driver Version. Get up the Fuel profile.

Now the first thing you need to do is add SecuLauncher.exe to the profile. To do this click the "Add application to current profile" button at the top and then navigate to your fuel folder (for steam users it is something like C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\steamapps\common\fuel depending on your windows version. Double click the SecuLauncher.exe app and it's added.

Next, in the "Compatibility" section, you need to get the anti-aliasing compatibility hash to the correct value so it is either 0x00011241 or 0x000112C1 (the second supposedly removes blur, but I don't know what specifically that means just yet as I haven't done much testing). Enter this value manually as it is not in the drop down list. The SLI compatibility should be 0x00400005, but in case it isn't, make it so (it's in the drop down list).

Now in the Antialiasing tab, set "Antialiasing - Mode" to "Override any application setting". For the "Antialiasing - Setting", I have read in many places you need to set it to SSAA (supersampling) and at least 2x, due to the way the shaders are rendered. I found that to be a huge drain on FPS so I set it to 4x multisampling (MSAA), and found it made a HUGE difference in the game with no noticeable FPS loss, at least on my rig. Play around to see what is best for you.

Once you are done click "Apply changes" at the top right. You can always restore to defaults with the nvidia button at the top. You can close it now and run the game! This is so worth it as it really does make a massive difference, and you can finally enjoy the epicly distant views in full clarity.

You can play around with other stuff like Transparency Supersampling (which I have set to 2x without much loss in FPS), Anisotropic filtering and V-sync (which I recommend you turn off if you don't get tearing - it introduces a frame-rate cap that causes lot's of stuttering in forests) with this tool so enjoy.

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Old 05-22-2011, 03:23 AM   #2
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+rep man!

This worked...finally!

Using exact same setting as you and the game looks beautiful. Finally no more jaggies (even though I ran the game at 2560x1600 before, the jaggies were horrible).

Anyways, thanks man!

I'm using 3-way 480 GTX SLI (with 4x MSAA, 2560x1600), fps still around 150 and Fuel looks seriously impressive.
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Old 05-22-2011, 03:29 AM   #3
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haha glad I made someone happy so fast.

I can't stop playing now (not that I could much better before...), the game was SUPPOSED to look like this. The huge world is now 100x more real, the rolling vistas are 100x more jaw dropping, and at high speed, it approaches photo-realism more than ever before.

You should play in 3D though, this game was born for it. Your rig could easily handle it. I have only 1 480 and with my settings, in 3D, I am running never less than 34 FPS (in very spritey forests) and average 50.

Turning the V-sync off actually made a huge difference too. The stuttering was so bad due to the stupid frame-cap. It is now smooth as ever.
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Old 05-22-2011, 05:08 AM   #4
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Thanks man, I'm trying it.
Until now I used Downsampling and played in 2880x1620 or so, but with AA it still looks much better in 1920x1080 than without AA in 2880x1620.

And by the way, the newest version of the Nvidia Inspector is 1.95, get it from the official site. http://www.orbmu2k.de/


Edit: What's your system? Just want to know, maybe it works with SSAA without a huge FPS drop on a GTX 570 supported by an i7 2600K.^^

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Old 05-22-2011, 05:31 AM   #5
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Maybe, you would have to try. I am on a 480gtx with an i5 2500k.

Thanks for the latest inspector! +rep 2 u

EDIT: how do you give rep? don't see no button

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Old 05-22-2011, 06:09 AM   #6
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Maybe, you would have to try. I am on a 480gtx with an i5 2500k.

Thanks for the latest inspector! +rep 2 u

EDIT: how do you give rep? don't see no button
Thanks.
It's the little scales on the left side.
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Old 05-22-2011, 06:11 AM   #7
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Don't see that by your name. Strangely I only see it by my name. No clue why
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Old 10-26-2011, 12:14 PM   #8
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Sorry 'bout the bump but just thought I would update. Over the months, I have meddled with all possible combinations of AA for Fuel and have reached the conclusion that 2xMSAA with 2xSGSSAA are as good as anything higher in terms of appearance, so no need to go higher. There is a FPS loss with that, especially in forests, but if you have the rig to handle it, then it makes such an epic difference to the beauty of this gorgeous game.
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