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What is the HDAO option ? What does it do?

I turned it on when I got the game and I was getting ~40-60fps and thought "Damn this game must be running like this for everybody."

I decided to turn it off and when I got in game I was getting ~60-80+ Fps everywhere I was going!

So what should I do?
post #2 of 8
This is what it does, you can barely see it. I have it off and almost everyone else has it too.

HDAO ON

HDAO OFF
Edited by Izvire - 2/2/10 at 12:38am
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Off, fail improvements for such a hard performance hit.
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Thanks guys, I'm going to leave it off then.

You're right Auld, for such a huge hit on my FPS you would you I could see it distinctly.
post #5 of 8
Dumb question guys, where exactly do u find this setting in bc2? I'm not sure if I have it on or off.
post #6 of 8
i'd say thats a pretty significant improvement (the effects of having it on). It gives models their own little shadowing, giving them much greater depth.
Although playing something like BF:BC2, turning it off is the better option because its not like you're going to notice while running around and stuff.

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Dumb question guys, where exactly do u find this setting in bc2? I'm not sure if I have it on or off.

Under settings, in the top right corner of the first "tab" you'll see resolution and High/Medium/Low settings. Click on that High/Medium/Low list and select advanced. Then you'll see HDAO as like the last option.

not a dumb question at all, I had problems finding the graphic settings in it lol.
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post #7 of 8
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Dumb question guys, where exactly do u find this setting in bc2? I'm not sure if I have it on or off.
Go to your settings it should have a graphical section, click on it then click Advanced. Then a menu on the right should pop up which lets you tinker each different styles.
post #8 of 8
It's essentially fake self-shadowing. Those pictures posted look a little deceptive; I think the contrast was shopped Ambient Occlusion just darkens little corners, like you would see in the junction of two walls.
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