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AA + other visual problems in 2.06

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Hi there, I did not want to make another thread so here goes my question - I do have same problems as OT, but I also have some performance issues (just tried Volta 2 and more open spaces are causing frame drops). My rig is i7 3820, 8 GB DDR3 and GTX1080, I am on Win 7 SP. In-game settings - everything cranked to max. Is there anything I should switch off or something? I guess my rig would be enough for max settings. Thank

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Hi there, I did not want to make another thread so here goes my question - I do have same problems as OT, but I also have some performance issues (just tried Volta 2 and more open spaces are causing frame drops). My rig is i7 3820, 8 GB DDR3 and GTX1080, I am on Win 7 SP. In-game settings - everything cranked to max. Is there anything I should switch off or something? I guess my rig would be enough for max settings. Thank

Start with less AA and SS

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Hi there, I did not want to make another thread so here goes my question - I do have same problems as OT, but I also have some performance issues (just tried Volta 2 and more open spaces are causing frame drops). My rig is i7 3820, 8 GB DDR3 and GTX1080, I am on Win 7 SP. In-game settings - everything cranked to max. Is there anything I should switch off or something? I guess my rig would be enough for max settings. Thank

 

Hmm with your rig you shouldn't be having those kinds of problems. I am working on a new version of Cauldron that might fix some of these issues.

Could I possible get you to test some things out on your PC? It shouldn't take too long, just want to see if this is a mission problem or a 2.06 problem.

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Only things I have changed for TDM specifically are - Power Management (maximum performance) and Vertical Sync (adaptive). I have lowered AA to 8x, but it still dips down. Maybe I should try lowering soft shadows next. But the question is - is GTX1080 not powerful enough for TDM? Or are these new graphical features not optimized yet? If you want more info, let me know.

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2.06 doesn't have true AA when you enable Soft Shadows. It instead does a sort of SSAA via resolution scaling. Disable in-game AA, set r_fboResolution to 1 then use FXAA in your driver settings. Alternatively, use the VBO beta build at Moddb which does support real AA. See here:

 

http://wiki.thedarkmod.com/index.php?title=What%27s_new_in_TDM_2.06

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I play TDM in 1440p i 60 fps on GTX 1060, your card is more than enough IMO. The problem is TDM needs a lot CPU power, rather than GPU. As Nbohr said, disable in-game AA, and force FXAA in your drivers. You might want to switch other options to default too (like Threaded optimizations).

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I get a massive slow down in 2.06 if my screen resolution is not set to the native ratio and im using AA and/or vertical sync. Try disabling vertical sync and AA then try out a few screen resolutions in both windowed and fullscreen. See if that helps.

 

Are you on a laptop?

GTX1080 should do fine with TDM.

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