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Poll Results: After recent driver updates and patches are you satisfied with performance given the visuals?

 
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post #1431 of 1920
Just tested in 2D and my framerate is no different, which is very odd!

I used fraps with the FPS overlay, frames vary of course but in heavy vegetation, its low to mid 50's.



Play with the "GPU render ahead buffer" and the FPS limiter in the XML file, this might fix your fps and stuttering.
Edited by Milamber - 1/4/13 at 4:51pm
    
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I can't for the life of me get the SweetFX to run. I tried booting the game and uplay in admin mode but no luck.
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If I just use your XML and sweetFX, can I expect image quality like that, or do I need that list of mods?

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I can't for the life of me get the SweetFX to run. I tried booting the game and uplay in admin mode but no luck.

We shall fix!

  • Remove all Sweetfx files you have installed
  • Download SweetFx here
  • Copy the contents of your download to the location of the fc3.exe, so for me E:\Games\FarCry 3\bin


To test, when in game press PRT SCR (Print Screen) then check your E:\Games\FarCry 3\bin for a screenshot file, if you see one SweetFx is working.
    
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We shall fix!
  • Remove all Sweetfx files you have installed
  • Download SweetFx here
  • Copy the contents of your download to the location of the fc3.exe, so for me E:\Games\FarCry 3\bin
To test, when in game press PRT SCR (Print Screen) then check your E:\Games\FarCry 3\bin for a screenshot file, if you see one SweetFx is working.

I will test it. It is bedtime for me so I will check it out later wink.gif
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Just tested in 2D and my framerate is no different, which is very odd!
I used fraps with the FPS overlay, frames vary of course but in heavy vegetation, its low to mid 50's.

Play with the "GPU render ahead buffer" and the FPS limiter in the XML file, this might fix your fps and stuttering.
That's pretty funny. 2D mode same FPS. But my theory was correct though. I probably should give 3D a shot.
 
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That's pretty funny. 2D mode same FPS. But my theory was correct though. I probably should give 3D a shot.

With your setup, I don't know why you havent tried 3D!
    
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With your setup, I don't know why you havent tried 3D!

I played it for about 30 min. It was probably the best 3D game I have played it looks pretty clean I was just annoyed by the scope was not firing straight so I turned it off but I got pretty good frame rates 50-60fps with one card. I didn't try it with more than one card because it was slower in 2D with more than one card. It does look good though. I probably have to keep firing from the hip if I want to play in that mode though.

Edit : after I wrote this post I thought I should go ahead and try crossfire with 3D. Game crashes before it loads, I tried a few different settings tried a few restarts as well still crashes. Switch it back to one GPU everything is fine with 3D. I wasn't even a little surprised by this, once again a AMD driver fail.
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Thanks for the config Milamber. I can't believe Bradley is having stuttering issues.
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Thanks for the config Milamber. I can't believe Bradley is having stuttering issues.
Hello mate. Good to see you.
I've managed to clean up most of the stutter. I have made a little thread explaining how in the AMD section;)
I'm going to try SweetFX again now, but I need to sort some settings out in the XML file that Milamber posted to remove MSAA and so on.
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I'm going to try SweetFX again now, but I need to sort some settings out in the XML file that Milamber posted to remove MSAA and so on.
Code:
MSAALevel="0"
Disable MSAA
Code:
SSAOLevel="6"
Apparently AMD cards use this type of render better than Nvidia, I use HBAO in my config which happens to be SSAOLevel="3"
Code:
Invert_y="0"
If you dont use invert Y

Also make sure that XML is set to read only, otherwise it will reset.

Most of the tweaks are in two XML files which are buried inside the patch.dat file:
  • defaultrealtreeconfig.xml
  • defaultrenderconfig.xml

Most of the tweaks can't be modified in the GamerProfile.xml, this is code like:
  • TerrainLodScale="0.5"
  • TerrainDetailViewDistance="1024" (From 512, detail rendered further out.)
  • TerrainDetailBlendViewDistance="128" (From 64, details rendered further out.)
  • TerrainMaxErrorTolerance="0.01f" (From 0.02, very slightly better terrain model quality.)

ETC, ETC...
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