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I really enjoy playing Bad Company 2. Immensely. If I could play competitively as I have in the past with other games, I would.

But I have never quite felt that 2x, 4x, 8x, or 16x MSAA ever really executed the justice I had hoped it would serve against the infamous jaggies. I toyed around with letting the application take control, setting the NV control panel to take control, trying to get CSAA to do the job by enhancement, nothing quite seemed to work properly. I tried some of the SSAA techniques but it always seemed to destroy my performance.

Finally - after all this time - I found the settings that balanced fantastic performance with incredibly better image quality. This is what made the difference for me:


Using Nvidia Inspector (1.9.5.5, Download link from here) I applied the above highlighted settings.

How To: Download and unzip, find Bad Company 2 in the games list, change the settings, then click the green 'Apply changes' button at the top right.

I figured I would share this and see if it may help other people too.

Update / Notes & Screenshots

I made a mistake, it should be 2x Supersampling, not 4x Supersampling (for Transparency Supersampling). Also to note that my in game is set to 8xCSAA and 16xAF is forced through the driver. Settings are all on 'High', 1920x1080 with HSAO/Bloom both off.

No AA


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No AA


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No AA


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It's even more pronounced in-game and it's subtle in a lot of areas. Compare the fencing/shacks on the right of the scope in the last two pictures.

Thanks for your patience, my apologies on the delay and thanks Sin100!

Edited by GanjaSMK - 5/1/11 at 5:35pm
    
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I've always hated those jaggies that AA never seems to get rid of. There's probably way to do it in the AMD control panel, but rep to you anyway. Screens would also be nice.
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Screens comparing the two please

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I've always hated those jaggies that AA never seems to get rid of. There's probably way to do it in the AMD control panel, but rep to you anyway. Screens would also be nice.
Good idea on screen shots, I had figure that keeping the OP simple and short was better suited. I usually extremely dislike having to scroll an OP.
    
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nice anything for the red guys like this??
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Ok, screenshots coming shortly. Couple of minutes!
    
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built-in AA is such a fail in Bad Company 2. I hope there is a way to do this on ATI cards.
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nice anything for the red guys like this??
all you have to do is go into the CCC set it to override and pick your settings.
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Updated, with screenshots, sorry for the delay folks. My brain stopped working.
    
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Can you take screenshots comparing in-game AA instead of No AA with your method?
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