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post #11 of 19
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Originally Posted by J3r3my
I think AA and AF are more important than higher resolution.
i agree with that too aslong as its at or above 1024x768... but if its like 800x600 or lower... i cant stand the big lettering and everything...
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post #12 of 19
I prefer higher resolutions over AA and AF because it'll be true to the monitor's native resolution and the images will look much crispier, but sacrificing some jagginess in games.
post #13 of 19
I have a monitor that looks great @ 1600x1200 and my video card can play almost any game out today at playable fps rates with full AA/AF. However, if I couldn't, I'd put it on 12x10 @ high AA/AF except on strategy games.
post #14 of 19
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I don't like playing on the higher resolutions because it makes the icons so small.
That's going to depend on how smart the game designers are. If changing the resolution changes the size of anything on the HUD (buttons, text, anything) then they did a bad job, were lazy, or whatever. The user's gameplay experience should be the same regardless of what resolution they play at. So the proper way to do that sort of thing is to make everything on the HUD a polygon with a texture that scales according to resolution, just like the objects in the game world. If the HUD doesn't scale, then they probably hardcoded pixel dimensions of HUD objects into the code, which is poor design.

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I prefer higher resolutions over AA and AF because it'll be true to the monitor's native resolution and the images will look much crispier, but sacrificing some jagginess in games.
That's not always true either. Of course, it only applies to LCDs in the first place, CRTs do not have a native resolution. And different LCDs have different natvie resolutions, you can't assume that higher res is "closer" to the native res. Most affordable LCDs are at best 1280x1024, which is lower than the 1600x1200 commonly reffered to as "high res" in this thread. Higher native resolutions quickly equate to higher price tags, higher than most home consumers will pay for a PC monitor.
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post #15 of 19
it mostly depends on ur monitor but i play all my games at 1152x864 with 2-4xAA and 8xAF on BF2,COD2,CS:S,and WC3 and some others..

and also, if your playing at 1600x1200 with 2xAA on a 19in. it would look better then 1284x1024 with 4xAA (again, depending on monitor). but maybe thats just on my monitor
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post #16 of 19
I run 1152x864 with 2x AA and no AF (Fable and AOEIII don't have options) with minimal lag, or 1024x768 with 2x AA and 8x AF (Myst V).
post #17 of 19
you have 793MB in ur monitor labiotenoire?? woah

btw if u dont have the options just do it in ur nvidia taskbar button thing...it will do whatever you set it to for everything so u might lag in some games and stuff...just turn it back off or to 0 if u get lag in other games
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post #18 of 19
To me, the big difference is performance. I finally figured out that AA and AF are a smaller hit than a higher res when it comes to FPS.

I mean, 16oox12oo/2aa/4af (to me) doesn't look spectacularily better than 1024x768/6aa/16af, but it may play a heckuva lot different.

For me, it varies from game to game.
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post #19 of 19
It depends if you have a flat panel or CRT really. If you have a 17 or 19 inch flat panel, you *have* to use 1280X1024 otherwise you get blocky artifacts no matter how much AA or AF you use. So on a flat panel, just use the native resolution and whatever AA or AF your card can muster. For CRT, that's a whole different story though. Just pick a size that looks good and runs smooth. It only takes a few minutes to try a varity of settings and see what's best.
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