1st I did driver-level OGSSAA, otherwise known as "downsampling" or "supersampling".
I only know how to do this on a Nvidia card, AMD guys can do it too but I do not know how, you will need to use google.
For Nvidia, I feel others have explained it better than I ever could so I'll simply quote and cite my resources (as I don't know the policy to linking to other forums).
"What you need
An Nvidia GPU ( use this for downsampling on AMD cards ), Windows 7 ( SOME people have issues with this method on Windows 8 ) and 10 minutes worth of patience.
1) Right click your desktop and start "Nvidia Control Panel" -> go to "Adjust desktop size and position" under "Display".
Use these settings ; Scaling mode : Aspect ratio, Perform Scaling on : GPU, Check "Override the scaling mode set by games and programs"
2) Go to "Change resolution" under "Display", Press "Customize", tick the box "Enable Resolutions not exposed by the display" -> Press "Create custom resolution"
3) At this point, for the "lower" resolutions, people might not even need to do further tweaking than to simply write their desired resolution in the following window. Simply replace the "1920" with "2560" and "1080" with "1440" for a desired resolution of 2560x1440. Leave timings to automatic
Press test and one of the following will happen :
- You get an image, everything works, press save and you got yourself your first downsampling resolution! Just go in-game and change your resolution settings accordingly and you're done! Got to step 4.
- You get a black ( sometimes flashing red ) screen OR your monitor will tell you the current resolution is not supported : press ESC once or twice and wait for the screen to revert back to normal. If even 2560x1440 didn't work for you then your setup might now jive well with downsampling. Still go to Step 5 and give that a try.
- You get a black screen, monitor goes into power save mode : your **** crashed you gotta manually reboot your pc and the settings will revert back to normal once you're in windows again. If even 2560x1440 didn't work for you then your setup might now jive well with downsampling. Still go to Step 5 and give that a try.
4) If everything worked, you can go higher and try the following two resolutions that are relatively common and tend to work for people who downsample, again without having to resort to manual timings. [All of the mentioned resolutions between
2560x1440 and 3840x2160 are all abitrary 16:9 resolutions but try to use the ones I've tried and know work for myself and a handful of others on GAF.]
2880 x 1620
3200 x 1800
If the above two resolutions won't work at 60 Hz try 59 Hz.
OK. Following the different guides that exist out there, my own max resolution was 3200x1800 for a long stretch of time. That was until I started copying other people's settings which showed me how arbitrary the results could be. Using person A's settings didn't work but somehow using person B's which used an even higher resolution did without changing anything other than the resolution. But you want an even higher resolution so let's see what we can reach!
5) 3600 x 2025@60 Hz" (I, DIYDeath, personally do not suggest this step unless you know how to hack your monitor (EDID file) and add it directly to the resolutions and NEVER EVER use it other than in games with GPU scaling enabled).
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One you've done that we go onto SGSSAA!Edited by DIYDeath - 5/29/14 at 3:28am