??? Mar 24, 2014 @ 3:42am
Ambient Occlussion doesn't work on my SFM
I've just noticed, after weeks of "using" AO, that it doesn't change my posters/movies at all. It does show up when i check "Show ambient occlussion," but otherwise, it doesn't appear. I've been told it might be because my secure boot is enabled, but disabling it has only helped people with a dual-GPU system, which I don't have. Is there anything I can do about this?
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Pte Jack Mar 24, 2014 @ 11:47am 
It would help if you would post your system specs.. (Especially GPU name and version)
??? Mar 24, 2014 @ 5:02pm 
Sorry, I should've included that in the original post.
GPU: Intel (R) HD Graphic Family Version: 8.15.10.2476
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC
BIOS: InsydeH2O Version 03.61.01F.31
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2350M CPU @ 2.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4044MB RAM
Page File: 2682MB used, 5403MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode
MixedUp Mar 24, 2014 @ 5:22pm 
Originally posted by hlasdf:
Sorry, I should've included that in the original post.
GPU: Intel (R) HD Graphic Family Version: 8.15.10.2476
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC
BIOS: InsydeH2O Version 03.61.01F.31
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2350M CPU @ 2.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4044MB RAM
Page File: 2682MB used, 5403MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode
Dude, your specs are WAAAAY below the requirements for SFM. While I see you can still run it, your pics arent gonna necessarily look great. Also, I see you are using just the run of the mill best buy laptop, which definitely wont help with SFM or anything for that matter. Not trying to be rude btw :)
??? Mar 24, 2014 @ 6:34pm 
Originally posted by Wizzy MixedUp ~ B> Keys @ 7.22:
Originally posted by hlasdf:
Sorry, I should've included that in the original post.
GPU: Intel (R) HD Graphic Family Version: 8.15.10.2476
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7601) Service Pack 1 (7601.win7sp1_gdr.130828-1532)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP Pavilion g6 Notebook PC
BIOS: InsydeH2O Version 03.61.01F.31
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-2350M CPU @ 2.30GHz (4 CPUs), ~2.3GHz
Memory: 4096MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 4044MB RAM
Page File: 2682MB used, 5403MB available
Windows Dir: C:\Windows
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
User DPI Setting: Using System DPI
System DPI Setting: 96 DPI (100 percent)
DWM DPI Scaling: Disabled
DxDiag Version: 6.01.7601.17514 32bit Unicode
Dude, your specs are WAAAAY below the requirements for SFM. While I see you can still run it, your pics arent gonna necessarily look great. Also, I see you are using just the run of the mill best buy laptop, which definitely wont help with SFM or anything for that matter. Not trying to be rude btw :)
Aw damn. Well I guess I'm just glad I'm able to run it at all lol. So I'm assuming this isn't a problem that's able to be fixed?
Last edited by ???; Mar 24, 2014 @ 6:34pm
raptornx01 Mar 24, 2014 @ 8:37pm 
you can animate on it, but you won't be about to render fully on it.

maybe if you get a new gfx card, but even then...
MixedUp Mar 25, 2014 @ 7:10am 
Originally posted by raptornx01:
you can animate on it, but you won't be about to render fully on it.

maybe if you get a new gfx card, but even then...
Problem is, its just your standard HP laptop, not meant for anything graphics intensive or rendering or stuff like that. Honestly, the only thing that would save him is a new pc to be honest D:
??? Mar 25, 2014 @ 12:05pm 
Are there any recommendations for a new laptop? I've been thinking of buying a new one soon anyway since mine can barely run my games and other programs.
MixedUp Mar 25, 2014 @ 4:41pm 
The problem is the word laptop. You dont really want a laptop for gaming or things like this. Desktops will always be more powerful, and laptops tend to be overpriced. However, I understand some people travel a lot or need portability. So here are some of the best you can get for the money:

Lenovo Y410P (Starting at $719): http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y410p/
Pros: Dedicated Graphics Card, a Nice i5 Processor, 6 Gigs of RAM, Cool Red Backlighting, Small and Portable, Pretty Cheap
Cons: Smallish Screen (14 Inches, Its mostly about what you prefer), Lowish Resolution (1366x768)

Lenove Y510P (15.7 Inch Version of Y510P with Better Specs, Starting at $799): http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y510p/
Pros: Dedicated Graphics Card, a Nicer i5 Processor, 8 Gigs of RAM, Cool Red Backlighting, Still Pretty Small and Portable, Still Pretty Cheap, Perfect Resolution (1920x1080)
Cons: None really, it's pretty much all around perfect, only thing I would complain about is that the processor is only 2.4 GHz, however its still pretty freaking good and will run SFM fine with all its other specs supporting it.

These are pretty much the only two laptops I can personally recommend because my friend has a Y510P and I have used it and personally think its very nice. Also, these arent overpriced unlike brands like AlienWare who will charge you $100+ for the same specs. These are both nice laptops and they are basically the same except the Y510P is 1.7 inches bigger and has a higher resolution and better specs, which is worth the extra $80 in my opinion.

By the way the pros and cons i listed are for the cheapest versions of each (the $719 and $799)

Hope I could help.
??? Mar 26, 2014 @ 1:47pm 
Originally posted by Wizzy MixedUp ~ Free SFMs:
The problem is the word laptop. You dont really want a laptop for gaming or things like this. Desktops will always be more powerful, and laptops tend to be overpriced. However, I understand some people travel a lot or need portability. So here are some of the best you can get for the money:

Lenovo Y410P (Starting at $719): http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y410p/
Pros: Dedicated Graphics Card, a Nice i5 Processor, 6 Gigs of RAM, Cool Red Backlighting, Small and Portable, Pretty Cheap
Cons: Smallish Screen (14 Inches, Its mostly about what you prefer), Lowish Resolution (1366x768)

Lenove Y510P (15.7 Inch Version of Y510P with Better Specs, Starting at $799): http://shop.lenovo.com/us/en/laptops/ideapad/y-series/y510p/
Pros: Dedicated Graphics Card, a Nicer i5 Processor, 8 Gigs of RAM, Cool Red Backlighting, Still Pretty Small and Portable, Still Pretty Cheap, Perfect Resolution (1920x1080)
Cons: None really, it's pretty much all around perfect, only thing I would complain about is that the processor is only 2.4 GHz, however its still pretty freaking good and will run SFM fine with all its other specs supporting it.

These are pretty much the only two laptops I can personally recommend because my friend has a Y510P and I have used it and personally think its very nice. Also, these arent overpriced unlike brands like AlienWare who will charge you $100+ for the same specs. These are both nice laptops and they are basically the same except the Y510P is 1.7 inches bigger and has a higher resolution and better specs, which is worth the extra $80 in my opinion.

By the way the pros and cons i listed are for the cheapest versions of each (the $719 and $799)

Hope I could help.
Thanks for the recommendations! I'll definitely be looking into these as well as a few others. You were a lot of help!
MixedUp Mar 27, 2014 @ 6:51pm 
Glad I could help :)
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