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Gears of War DirectX 10 and AA?

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I just started playing this game (I know I'm a little late) and I love it. The graphics are great too. Gotta love that Unreal Engine 3!

But what I don't get is that it IS made with the Unreal Engine 3 which is a DirectX 9 engine which does not support AA. So why is there a setting in the GOW menu to enable DX10 and AA? And why are they tied together rather than seperate settings that might allow you to adjust the level and type of AA?

Please enlighten me
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Marketing.

Just like how Very High settings are only available in DX10 in Crysis. And why Halo 2 is Vista only.
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So are you saying Unreal Engine 3 has the ability to do DX10 and AA but Epic chose not to advertise that fact for "marketing" or are you saying that Microsoft is just saying that the game is running in DX10 with AA when its really not.
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Well, many people believe that the Unreal 3 Engine is broken and a disappointment. There has already been a lawsuit and numerous delays/bug fixes to try to get it to work properly.
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post #5 of 9
Same as others have said, its simply a marketing ploy. I don't think forcing AA works either.
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Well, many people believe that the Unreal 3 Engine is broken and a disappointment. There has already been a lawsuit and numerous delays/bug fixes to try to get it to work properly.
Works fine for me and looks great.
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AA works fine for me on both dx9 and 10
post #8 of 9
The unreal engine looks great! Especially in FL:FOW...

However the lack of AA support is its one big letdown.
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The unreal engine looks great! Especially in FL:FOW...

However the lack of AA support is its one big letdown.
What is FL?

I was suprised when I read that UE3 didn't support AA, but when enabled I don't really see a difference. Not enough to justify -10FPS anyway.
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