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I still play Far Cry, back when i first got it when it came out, the graphics were amazing, now they arnt that great, but still pretty. That and the fact that the game has HDR. That feature i loved. And when i finally get a card that can handle Far Cry at ultra settings with HDR, they still havent fixed the HDR and AA problem.

I need some light shed here. Is it just the video card itself that cant produce HDR and AA at the same time or the game? I have the 1.4 patch installed, to my knowledge thats the latest. I can run HDR fine, and full AA fine, but together causes everything to be "see-through".

I notice in Half-Life 2 you can run HDR and AA without problems, so why cant Far Cry? Will they ever fix this problem? I think it would make the game much better...

Also, what other games out there support HDR? I havent seen it in very many games, although its becoming an older feature on cards, i believe my old 5200 had an HDR emulator on it, it wasnt real HDR but i dont know. And that was years ago. My 6800 had full HDR support.
    
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Back in the day, GeForce 6 and 7 series lacked the hardware to do FP16 blending, which is a technique used for HDR, and multisampled antialiasing at the same time. For more information on NVIDIA cards, Half-Life 2's HDR+AA, read http://nvidia.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/n...p?p_faqid=1847
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Well I don't think FarCry can handle HDR+AA, but your 8800 can. Only the 7 series and earlier couldn't. I remember hearing of some patch that let you do it though? You may want to look into that.

As for other games with HDR, oblivion is the first one that comes to mind. I think stalker does too.
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Iv always wanted to play Oblivion, i hear the graphics are awsome, and that the 8800s can berely play it! How about Prey? I want that game as well.

Since i got this card, i just want every intense game there is today. However, this card might fall victim to DX10 with its small amount of VRAM, but if that happens, im sure by that time i could afford to SLi 2 of these.

I think until Crysis comes out, they should make more mods to Far Cry, from day one it was a great game, for its time it was the best i believe. I cant wait for Crysis.

But there is no way to run HDR and AA smoothly on Far Cry?

I found this http://www.hardwareanalysis.com/content/topic/53973/

Gonna see if it works!
    
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if my system can play Oblivion and Prey on max, surely yours can
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if my system can play Oblivion and Prey on max, surely yours can
If theres a demo out id be happy to try! But i heard that its a really taxing game, and i only have 1 gig of ram. And you pry have more VRAM then me as well.

Also, i just tried that patch. Didnt work. I got "Error loading level data".
    
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Prey isn't nearly as graphic intensive as Oblivion. Almost any modern gaming system can handle Prey at the max settings. Oblivion on the other hand...
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Otacon your system will do fine playing Oblivion. You will easily be able to play it smoothely at max settings at 1280x1024.
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Check out the 1.4 beta version of far cry, I think it's pretty much for ATi cards atm. Unless they actually came out with the update. Then I'm not too sure.
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Your video card can run HDR and AA at the same time, its probably the game that can't. But FarCry came out almost 5 years ago and it had the best graphics then and still has amazing graphics compared to today's games.

Anybody can run HDR and AA at the same time on the Source engine ( HL2, CS:S, DOD:S) because the HDR is SM2. SM2 HDR is a bit different than SM3 HDR like in Oblivion and other games.
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