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Ok so i was wondering how some games only support up to like 4x AA and others like HL2 up to 8x AA, why is that? but my real question is, if you change the nvidia setting 'application controlled' to like 8x AA then will it force that on all games even if they dont 'support' it?
post #2 of 11
no it wont
post #3 of 11
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Originally Posted by noshibby
no it wont

Good answer.


*rolls eyes*

I think it's because when the games were out...that's all they had? I'm not 100% sure though...
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Originally Posted by HeartOfAHydra
Ok so i was wondering how some games only support up to like 4x AA and others like HL2 up to 8x AA, why is that? but my real question is, if you change the nvidia setting 'application controlled' to like 8x AA then will it force that on all games even if they dont 'support' it?
Some games has 8x AA settings and stuff but it doesn't nessisarily mean you can run it at that. If you set 8x AA in your nV settings CP then it will force all games to have it, whether the ingame setting's AA is set to no AA, 2x AA, whatever AA, it will always run at 8x AA or whatever you have set in your nV CP, same goes for AF, vSync, and some others.
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I'm prity shru it does force 8x AA on low games because I do it on guild wars, starcraft, and gunz.
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Oh i see, and sideburns CSS came out the same time as HL2 so that cant be the right answer.
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I force AA on for Warcraft III; forcing it on works for all games, but it doesn't always give you the benefit.

Some games have flickering pixel colours nomatter the AA/AF you use.
     
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post #8 of 11
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Originally Posted by Kramy
I force AA on for Warcraft III; forcing it on works for all games, but it doesn't always give you the benefit.

Some games have flickering pixel colours nomatter the AA/AF you use.
Yup, i experience that too when forcing it in the nVidia CP.
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forcing the AA AF rarly works,plus it kinda slows down your frames ALOT!
older 2d games will be completly fed up by that
mid times 3d games will not accept it.
newer 3d games will mostly not even work with it,giving you all kinds of silly errors and other crap.and i personally couldnt make it work in css lol
    
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i used to try force it

now i just leave it on the auto select thing

i get great graphics now
    
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