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...it may seem insignificant but when you install/play a new game for the first time (granting it is new enough to do this) start off playing it in it's default graphical settings only to see the switch to 1080p once you get going.

Just completed ME1 and have started playing ME2 and 5 minutes in blasted up the settings from its default to high and its mint! Well made up.

Saying that though, i need to stop playing every so often to have a couple of games of SC2. Someone stop me...
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No.

First thing I do, open the options and max it out.

That, and 800 X 600 default Res looks absolutely shocking on a 2560 X 1440 monitor.
    
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No.

First thing I do, open the options and max it out.

That, and 800 X 600 default Res looks absolutely shocking on a 2560 X 1440 monitor.
lol fair do's.

Well compared to my humble res thats why I take so much pleasure out of it!

but yeah, thats why... to see it elevated from shockingly ***** to amazingly beautiful. Kind of like when you've got your beer goggles on
    
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It try it on maximum, and if I can't get playable rates, I lower each setting one at a time till I get AT LEAST 40.
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No.

First thing I do, open the options and max it out.

That, and 800 X 600 default Res looks absolutely shocking on a 2560 X 1440 monitor.
This. First thing i gotta check is shadow quality, AA multiplier amount, and AF multiplier amount.
And of course, the resolution on the right size.
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No, and honestly what you do is kinda weird.
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Nah, always options/settings first, then controls, then play.
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Nah, always options/settings first, then controls, then play.
that
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Nah, always options/settings first, then controls, then play.
What about reading the game manual beforehand, anyone do that? Or just jump right in?

Generally I go into the options first thing and max it as well, then turn it down as needed to make it playable. I actually played GTA 4 in its default for a while, something like 1280 x 1040 res. Funny part was it didn't look that much better when I changed it.
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What about reading the game manual beforehand, anyone do that? Or just jump right in?

Generally I go into the options first thing and max it as well, then turn it down as needed to make it playable. I actually played GTA 4 in its default for a while, something like 1280 x 1040 res. Funny part was it didn't look that much better when I changed it.
Game manual? I haven't bought a single game in the last 5ish years that wasn't on steam.
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