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I notice the low resolution textures when the screens are blown up, but when downsized to my native resolution of 1440x900 they look fine. I think the game does look good though, the lighting is pretty nice, and character models are great.

post #377 of 6759
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I notice the low resolution textures when the screens are blown up, but when downsized to my native resolution of 1440x900 they look fine. I think the game does look good though, the lighting is pretty nice, and character models are great.

It's just the fact they didn't even try and release a nicer looking version for the PC. DA2 at least had a HD texture patch. Some of the textures in ME3 were from ME1, where they were much higher res. I can't run ME3 or ME2 without texmods.

post #378 of 6759
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Aw yeah, I have my confirmation that my framerate problems are CPU-bound: Mass Effect 3 runs at 60FPS on one of the most demanding areas in the game. Unreal Engine games are very easy on the CPU, so this is about as confirmed as it's going to get.

 

 

 

Anyone think I should link Jude to this thread and say "Welcome to PC Enthusiast-fi, sorry about your server space!"? tongue.gif

 

Also, if anyone wants the guide to getting proper super sampling, here it is. It's actually really simple.

 

 

 

Ah, that explains it! tongue.gif

*cough cough*

anime thread uses up the most server space lol

 
 
I can ONLY play with v sync off.
post #379 of 6759
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*cough cough*

anime thread uses up the most server space lol

ME3 has vsync auto enabled and the switch is hidden in the ini settings since it's an almost straight console port.

 

IF you can't run ENB series, then SweetFX does a similar job with a much lower overhead. I use it for Dragonage:Origins(because ENB isn't noticeable on there)

 

Left is stock. Right is with SweetFX enabled.

 


Edited by Tangster - 1/16/13 at 4:06am
post #380 of 6759
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ME3 has vsync auto enabled and the switch is hidden in the ini settings since it's an almost straight console port.

 

IF you can't run ENB series, then SweetFX does a similar job with a much lower overhead. I use it for Dragonage:Origins(because ENB isn't noticeable on there)

 

Left is stock. Right is with SweetFX enabled.

 

I changed the ini file biggrin.gif

 

I don't like heavy drops.

 

I did the same for AC3 as well

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I changed the ini file biggrin.gif

 

I don't like heavy drops.

 

I did the same for AC3 as well

Didn't matter to me. ME3 never budged from 60 FPS thoughout the entire game. I dropped vsync for multiplayer though.

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Didn't matter to me. ME3 never budged from 60 FPS thoughout the entire game. I dropped vsync for multiplayer though.

triportsad.gif

 

I'll upgrade next year.

 

UPGRADE ALL THE THINGS.

 

But yes, I do need one. I'm not going for big and loud this time though. I've realized that I prefer it more quiet. And 6 loud 12cm fans really......don't...make things nice.

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triportsad.gif

 

I'll upgrade next year.

 

UPGRADE ALL THE THINGS.

 

But yes, I do need one. I'm not going for big and loud this time though. I've realized that I prefer it more quiet. And 6 loud 12cm fans really......don't...make things nice.

I got by the saying, "If I can hear it. It's too loud". The radiator cooling my i5 is so much overkill that I can just have the pump running, turn all the fans off and have my CPU cooled semi-passively. :)

post #384 of 6759

Wow, running Borderlands 2 in high resolution brings graphics from "good looking" to "scrumptious".

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mmmmm.

 

EDIT: More Mmmmm.

 

 

 

 

 

This resolution is none too kind to my CPU with this game. Runs at like 20FPS. Doesn't matter if I use 8xAA or none, so that's about as definitive as it gets what's causing the framerate drops. I might just leave it like this though, since it's actually kind of playable, and all I have to do in this game now is mop up a few last missions. I'm invincible, so poor control response ain't going to kill me. tongue.gif


Edited by Kukuk - 1/16/13 at 6:45am
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I got by the saying, "If I can hear it. It's too loud". The radiator cooling my i5 is so much overkill that I can just have the pump running, turn all the fans off and have my CPU cooled semi-passively. :)

Mine isn't a beast but I can turn it down a lot.

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Wow, running Borderlands 2 in high resolution brings graphics from "good looking" to "scrumptious".

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mmmmm.

 

EDIT: More Mmmmm.

 

 

 

 

 

This resolution is none too kind to my CPU with this game. Runs at like 20FPS. Doesn't matter if I use 8xAA or none, so that's about as definitive as it gets what's causing the framerate drops. I might just leave it like this though, since it's actually kind of playable, and all I have to do in this game now is mop up a few last missions. I'm invincible, so poor control response ain't going to kill me. tongue.gif

I have SR3. What mods you recommend for it?

post #386 of 6759

I'm just using good ol' vanilla. Wasn't sure there were any mods. I did manage to get the game to run at 30FPS by running it at 1920x1200, though.

 

This downscaling stuff is all sorts of awesome. I think next I might put Mirror's Edge on and see how that looks. At 1440x900 it always had oodles of jaggies, even with 8xAA, so it'll be interesting to see if I can remove the last traces of them.

post #387 of 6759
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That game pushes it for me. High on 1080p pushes around 30fps.

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Mirror's Edge or Saints Row does?

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Mirror's Edge or Saints Row does?

Saints Row. Mirrors edge is easy :) It's style makes it easy to run most of the time. Solid not very complicated textures or structures. 

post #390 of 6759

Ah, yeah, sounds about right. You're using a Phenom II aren't you? I know they aren't all that different from Athlon IIs, and open world games like this are crazy tough on the CPU.

 

Speaking of which, I might have to reinstall Far Cry 3 to see if it'll run at this resolution. Not freaking likely, but it might be neat to see!

 

EDIT: Bottoms out at 15FPS, usually gets about 25FPS. Not really playable. Weak. I got jumped by some fools, and didn't really have a chance to take any screenshots, so believe it or not, I won't be posting any screenshots for now. tongue.gif


Edited by Kukuk - 1/16/13 at 4:50pm
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