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The Diddly Dooer Nov 17, 2012 @ 3:46pm
So, no antialiasing?
The options say "Anti Aliasing" but I call it a blur. And that's what it is too, a damn blur filter. Is there anything I can do to at least get rid of the jaggies?
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2point4 Nov 17, 2012 @ 4:57pm 
Not really. Dead Space uses deferred rendering, which doesn't play so nice with AA. It's not impossible, as Valve brought deferred rendering to the Source engine in Dota 2 and there is an AA option in-game that actually provides AA instead of blur. And I believe GSC Game World also provides an AA option in the XRay engine that is used for the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. games, but I couldn't really tell you if it's AA or blur. I remember going from 2x to 4x AA was a huge perf killer, which I don't remember a blur-type AA ever causing. Thing is, it's a time consuming (read: expensive) feature to work on when the fact is that most PC gamers don't even use AA at all. So to get it working properly with an engine using deferred rendering and then not have anyone use it is generally regarded as a waste of resources.

I can't remember if I ever played with it in Dead Space because deferred rendering usually makes me not want to experiment with settings, but you might have some luck forcing it in your video card's control panel(either ATI CCC or NVIDIA CP). Or not. It won't hurt to try, though.
The Diddly Dooer Nov 19, 2012 @ 9:41am 
Tried it, but no effect.Thanks though. I tried SMAA injector, but that did little.
Satyrion Nov 27, 2012 @ 6:34am 
No AA to speak of, i run it on my 1080 32 inch and its pretty jaggy without AA
xizar Jan 21, 2013 @ 9:27pm 
Oh wow. 1080 on a 32" must be harsh. I'm using my iMac as a monitor, and the jaggies are bad enough at 1440 on a 27".
Paper Plate Jan 22, 2013 @ 4:52pm 
If you have a Nvidia card, try using fxaa, that works well.
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The Diddly Dooer Jan 22, 2013 @ 4:54pm 
Originally posted by Paper Plate:
If you have a Nvidia card, try using fxaa, that works well.
Well too bad I have ATI.

Can you downsample with ati? Or is it just with Nvidia?
Kobi Blade Jan 23, 2013 @ 7:09am 
Use Radeon Pro for ATI, or if you have NVidia, you're in luck, just use FXAA.
genericSyynx Jan 25, 2013 @ 12:40am 
I disabled in game AA and enabled FXAA through the NVIDIA Control Panel, on top of that I'm using SweetFX post processing to force SMAA in game, and it looks fantastic
Kobi Blade Jan 25, 2013 @ 7:39am 
Originally posted by generic.Syynx:
I disabled in game AA and enabled FXAA through the NVIDIA Control Panel, on top of that I'm using SweetFX post processing to force SMAA in game, and it looks fantastic

The game doesn't have AA, so there's nothing to disable.
Pakundo Jan 25, 2013 @ 12:23pm 
If it makes you feel any better, Dead Space 3 will be the first game in the series to actually have proper Anti-Aliasing.
The Diddly Dooer Jan 25, 2013 @ 7:24pm 
Originally posted by Pakundo:
If it makes you feel any better, Dead Space 3 will be the first game in the series to actually have proper Anti-Aliasing.
I've heard of that actually, I'm really glad they're going with it.
2point4 Jan 25, 2013 @ 8:54pm 
Originally posted by Pakundo:
If it makes you feel any better, Dead Space 3 will be the first game in the series to actually have proper Anti-Aliasing.
Really? I just heard earlier this week that DS3 will be a straight port with no extra frills for PC gamers...you know, kinda like the first two. I'd be surprised to see AA.
commander Jan 30, 2013 @ 4:30pm 
I run both games on my 1080p 43inch plasma tv. 1920 x 1080 resolution is really nice and smooth, with the video card I got in december, geforce gtx 670 ftw edition, everything is maxed and works great, and looks great. So enabling fxaa as the new AA will work for this game under the nvidia control panel? I will have to try that.

Even on my 22inch flat panel monitor it looks good, which I have upstairs for when I use my pc on my normal monitor, although it is old from 2009 and so it only has 1680x1050 resolution on that 22inch, but it still looks good, looks good on the tv downstairs I have it on right now as well.

And there is one form of AA in Dead Space 1, it is in the options and you can turn it off or on, for the one that said there is no AA in DS1, although I'm sure you are aware it is not anywhere as good as new AA, such as my TXAA and FXAA for my brand new 409 dollar video card.
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Date Posted: Nov 17, 2012 @ 3:46pm
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