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i was playing The Chronicles of Riddick: Dark Athena and i enabled this option and saw no difference in image quality with or without it

Now i did some research on SSAO and from explanations i red and the illustrations i saw, its suppose to add more light sources (SSAO is also known as sky light) and make the object more realistic looking but i saw none of that in the game,

All i noticed is that games are more demanding with it on than off but did anyone play a game where enabling SSAO effected the image quality?
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SSAO makes a huge difference in Just Cause 2. Riddick, I'm not sure of. Great game, though
    
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SSAO makes a huge difference in Just Cause 2. Riddick, I'm not sure of. Great game, though
what about BC2? or stalker COP?
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Quote:
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what about BC2? or stalker COP?
Not played the second Stalker and I haven't played much of BC2. Not enough to test it.
    
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Quote:
Originally Posted by omari79 View Post
what about BC2? or stalker COP?
In BC2 is HBAO and here what i got




Not much difference

Just Cause 2



Not Much difference


The difference if more noticeable when putting the two clips in a slide show, you can see the difference much easier then but when in game i don't thing it matter that much really.
Edited by DeadMau5 - 8/7/10 at 3:44am
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i am hard pressed to see any difference...why is that option so demanding without a noticeable visual improvement?
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I don't really notice much difference in Just Cause 2, bar the framerate impact of having SSAO enabled. Same in Burnout Paradise.
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@DeadMau: HBAO makes a huge difference in BC2... you've clearly chosen the least flattering pics possible. Get on Valparaiso and go near the lighthouse with it on and off
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Quote:
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@DeadMau: HBAO makes a huge difference in BC2... you've clearly chosen the least flattering pics possible. Get on Valparaiso and go near the lighthouse with it on and off
Just chose a spawn point.
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