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I'm gonna jump into the world of ME2. I've noticed the only thing you can adjust from the default ME2 program is AF, 16x max...This is through the ME2 launcher, not in game....no AA I see anywhere

I did some quick research and it seems like people have mixed feelings about AA. Some say it doesn't do jack crap....some say it makes a world of a difference....then some say you need to modify this & that, and even then, it still might not work....

Do the new Nvidia drivers, 270 61 fix all these problems?
Edited by steven88 - 5/9/11 at 2:36pm
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Bump for this guy.
    
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bumpity? krogoth, you have any insight?
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Have you turned it on via the Nvidia control panel? also make an ME2 profile for it, don't put the AA past x8 as it does 0 for the game and causes problems. thats about as far as i can go, untill an nvidia user desides to help.

Edit: im assuming you've got the latest ME2 patches etc off bioware.com & you might want to check out the ME2 tweak guides to unlock the 3.0 shaders and textures etc, as stupidly anough their not on as default high setting.
Edited by Asmodean - 5/9/11 at 2:45pm
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It makes a world of difference. You can definitely tell the difference in lines between 0AA and 4xAA.

For me, I up to 4xAA safely while maintaining a solid 60fps with VSync. When I put it at 8xAA, I would get dips down into the 40s. Not bad, but when you're chugging along at 60fps and it drops to 40s, it's definitely noticeable.

I kept it at 4xAA because I saw absolutely not difference in quality between 4x and 8x.

Edit: Also, I never had a problem with forcing AA through the Nvidia Control Panel, so I'm not sure what "problem" you're referring to. ME2 doesn't have it in the actual client, so you have to go through the Nvidia Control Panel to force it.
Edited by hyujmn - 5/9/11 at 2:48pm
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It makes a world of difference. You can definitely tell the difference in lines between 0AA and 4xAA.

For me, I up to 4xAA safely while maintaining a solid 60fps with VSync. When I put it at 8xAA, I would get dips down into the 40s. Not bad, but when you're chugging along at 60fps and it drops to 40s, it's definitely noticeable.

I kept it at 4xAA because I saw absolutely not difference in quality between 4x and 8x.

Edit: Also, I never had a problem with forcing AA through the Nvidia Control Panel, so I'm not sure what "problem" you're referring to. ME2 doesn't have it in the actual client, so you have to go through the Nvidia Control Panel to force it.

thanks for the reply

yeah I'll use the nvidia control panel and force it through there...i've used it before on other games, so I'm familiar with the interface...the problems I've been googling are posts from a long time ago....like Jan-April of 2010....basically within the first few months of when the game came out....I did read on thread towards the end of 2010, and someone said that Nvidia's last driver, 260 or 266, fixed the force AA through control panel without modifying anything....prior to those drivers, you had to do modifications...and there was no guarantees that it worked either
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yes i have the latest ME2 patch...i'm actually playing this through Steam...so it should be updated to the latest

I'll be shooting for 4x AA through Nvidia CP....what should I be shooting for on AA transparency setting?
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Force it in the Nvidia control panel, I'm currently using 32x with 8x supersampling, looks quite a lot better than normal. It has worked on pretty much all of the 2xx series drivers and definitely works on 270.51.

Also take a look at this tweak guide, really improves things.
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Oh, also, I think film grain looks excellent while in game, but it makes for really really crappy screenshots. I usually turn it on when I just feel like playing the game, but turn it off if I know a good screenshot may be coming.
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Force it in the Nvidia control panel, I'm currently using 32x with 8x supersampling, looks quite a lot better than normal. It has worked on pretty much all of the 2xx series drivers and definitely works on 270.51.

Also take a look at this tweak guide, really improves things.

thanks for the link!
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