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So I got Arma 2 in Steam's last week sale, and I was wondering, what would be the ideal settings (best quality/performance balance for my sig rig) for this game.

I've heard that Arma 2 is in fact stupidly heavy on both the CPU and GPU, so I'm aware that I won't be able to max it out lol.

Thanks in advance.
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I run at all high/very high w/ max AF and AA, with that sandy bridge you should have no issues doing the same, and I'd hope better than me.
    
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I run at all high/very high w/ max AF and AA, with that sandy bridge you should have no issues doing the same, and I'd hope better than me.
Blurry, disgusting HDR haven? xD
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There are a lot of tweak guids

http://www.armaholic.com/forums.php?...&p=54150#54150
http://www.overclock.net/pc-games/53...how-force.html
http://forums.bistudio.com/showthread.php?t=73947
http://forums.bistudio.com/forumdisplay.php?f=83

My Personal Settings:

Viability: 3500
Texture Detail: Very High
Video Memory: Default
AF: Very High
AA: Disabled (Creates a problem with white dots on plants)
Terrian Detail: Very High
Objects Detail: Very High
Shadow Detial: Very High
Post Effect: Disabled (I don't like the look)
Interface Size: Very Small
Interface Res: 1080
3D res: 1080



Edited by Zippy476 - 5/6/11 at 1:08pm
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^what fps are u getting? i lag badly in multiplayer with anything higher than stock high setting.
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^what fps are u getting? i lag badly in multiplayer with anything higher than stock high setting.
Depends on the server and if I am running fraps, I would say without fraps and on a good server generally I get about 40-50 sometimes higher sometimes lower. Kinda a crap shoot really.
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Blurry, disgusting HDR haven? xD
Just turned off Post Processing, so no more blur, but I haven't turned off HDR :b
    
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Good stuff guys.

Will definitely check all those links/guides posted.

Sorry for the ultra noob question but... HDR is...?

Thx!.
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Good stuff guys.

Will definitely check all those links/guides posted.

Sorry for the ultra noob question but... HDR is...?

Thx!.
HDR = High Dynamic Range

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/High_dynamic_range_imaging
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