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Metro 2033 won't run with MSAA

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Simply put, as soon as the engine tries to kick in if the 4xMSAA option is enabled (as opposed to the AAA option), the game will crash out.

This applies to: Low, Medium, High, Very High, the game and benchmark. There is absolutely no situation where it will run even one frame with MSAA.

As my specs say, I have 470s in SLI. It didn't work when I had a single 470 either. No other game or program has any issue like this. In fact, I never have other games crash out.
Removing all overclocks had no effect (but with a crash this consistent, whereas the engine can't even get 1 frame of 3D out, I don't think clocking is a factor).
The game is retail.
I have been trying this since last year each time a new Nvidia driver comes out.

The only way to get back to the menu (since the menu is rendering a scene) if I set MSAA on in the game is to find the config ini file and turn MSAA off in there... the first time I turned on MSAA (before their patch / benchmark was released) it took hours to figure out why the game would instantly crash after the intro/loading videos (even with the game's safe mode) until I disabled MSAA in the config file...

I'll stop rambling, I would really appreciate any input on this, it's incredibly frustrating and even a clean install doesn't fix it. I would very much like to use MSAA in this game and would be extremely grateful for any help or input people have...

Thank you.
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People do have issues with the AA in this game. Is there any chance you can disable it?
I would suggest reinstalling and patching the game. Also, run the directx online installer. It will add extra DX9, 10 and 11 files onto the system which might be missing.
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I wish there was a way to just override it with the drivers but once Nvidia drivers supported the game... they only added the "enhance" option. Which basically means the drivers can't apply AA. However, some compatibility flag might work, I wonder if anyone knows what it is... (this happened for Dead Space years after its release, though the official driver profiles still do not include it.)
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