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meisterkoff Mar 9, 2013 @ 4:29am
Enhance the graphics!
For me the game works flawlessly, 40 - 60 fps in benchmark with every setting to max except for tesselation and tressfx. Instead of ingame FXAA i use SweetFX which make this game look marvelous :). And for all the jagged edges i use nvida inspector to force 2 multisampling and supersampling.

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The nvida inspector ONLY WORK on nvida cards, but i have an solution for ATI users longer down but its less explained.

1. Use the nvida inspector to improve the sharpness of your textures. Link for nvida inspector http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/NVIDIA-Inspector.shtml. To get in on the control panel just click the tool button located next to the driver version box. Link to settings for dishonored in nvida inspector Link (http://i.imgur.com/3d40Z.png), just look at the multisampling and supersampling option ignore the other settings, (its a picture of my settings in dishonored). If your having fps problem with those settings you can lower The multisampling and supersampling from 4 to 2.

If your nvida inspector pogram isnt showing you the same setting as in the example above, maybe just alot of numbers and stuff, look in the right bottom corner for a blue text saying (Missing Setting Names File - Repair Now!), just click it and it should become normal and look as the example above. To find Tomb Raider 2013 settings in nvida inspector just look at the left top corner, there is a box thats saying (_GLOBAL_DRIVER_PROFILE (Base Profile)To), click the arrow besides it and scroll down to Tomb Raider 2013. And from there you should just follow the example that is mentioned above.

For ATI users there are a similar tool called Tool RadeonPro but i have never used it, but it should work just as good :) Link http://www.radeonpro.info/Download/R...ro_Preview.exe

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2. If you think the game look a litte washed out and you want more color you can use SweetFX. SweetFX also includes SMAA Anti-aliasing, You must turn off FXAA option in game. Link to SweetFX http://forums.guru3d.com/showthread.php?t=368880 Download the files and unrar them. After that put them in the E:\Steam\steamapps\common\Tomb Raider. Just drop them in the main folder, to delete SweetFX you just delete all the files you dropped in. To get lower saturation thats closer to vanilla just download the SweetFX_settings ini from this link http://gsngaming.com/topic/8805-tomb-raider-sweetfx-v13/ just bring the SweetFX_settings ini to your folder and overwrite. To toggle SweetFX on and off i thing that you should push ScrLK, or Pause (While in game)

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Ok after a few reqeust I decided to take some pics of the game with and without SweetFX. But SweetFX dont show up when taking pictures with steam so i uploaded the pictures to imageshack and im providing the links now :)

LINKS
1. SweetFX ON http://imageshack.us/a/img820/9854/tombraidersweetfxon1.png
1. SweetFX OFF http://imageshack.us/a/img202/4607/tombraidersweetfxoff1.png
2. SweetFX ON http://imageshack.us/a/img341/3342/tombraidersweetfxon2.png
2. SweetFX OFF http://imageshack.us/a/img189/3001/tombraidersweetfxoff2.png
3. SweetFX ON http://imageshack.us/a/img15/9378/tombraidersweetfxon3.png
3. SweetFX OFF http://imageshack.us/a/img69/1750/tombraidersweetfxoff3.png
4. SweetFX ON http://imageshack.us/a/img850/2362/sweetfxon4.png
4. SweetFX OFF http://imageshack.us/a/img826/7104/sweetfxoff4.png
5. SweetFX ON http://imageshack.us/a/img824/4923/sweetfxon5.png
5. SweetFX OFF http://imageshack.us/a/img545/5357/sweetfxoff5.png
6. SweetFX ON http://imageshack.us/a/img547/3848/sweetfxon6.png
6. SweetFX OFF http://imageshack.us/a/img259/7610/sweetfxoff6.png

As you can see in the comparison there are improvements to both AA and the vibrance of the color :), I now use a new setting to the colors and therefore are my colors less saturated then in the pictures above (All pictures are shot in my native resulution wich is 1920x1080, but they are converted to 1600x900 by imageshack). :(
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My setup is
Gtx 570 oc
2600k 4,5ghz
8gb 1600 mhz
120 gb ssd (boot disk)
1tb 7200rpm
PSU 750w
Samsung syncmaster "24" 1080p, 60 hz
Xonar DX

Link to my guide to tweaking dishonored http://steamcommunity.com/app/205100/discussions/0/846947231092779664/
Last edited by meisterkoff; Mar 9, 2013 @ 3:26pm
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J@v!3R Mar 9, 2013 @ 4:35am 
Tell us !
meisterkoff Mar 9, 2013 @ 4:37am 
there you go :), tell me if you think this helpt :)
Last edited by meisterkoff; Mar 9, 2013 @ 4:40am
mooner Mar 9, 2013 @ 4:41am 
What example?
meisterkoff Mar 9, 2013 @ 4:49am 
Originally posted by mooner:
What example?
i fixed it now, I was lazy so it took some paragraphs of another text i put together, sorry for the confusion :(
mooner Mar 9, 2013 @ 4:52am 
Many thanks, it was the aa flag I needed.
meisterkoff Mar 9, 2013 @ 4:55am 
I going away now, but if anyone is wondering anything or need any assistance, just post it here and i will answer it later today, hope my text helps and have a good day gaming :)
RavenDice Mar 9, 2013 @ 5:00am 
Pics?
xXThis_Is_OblivionXx Mar 9, 2013 @ 5:04am 
Has anyone encountered any crashes involving all of your game progress suddenly got corrupted?
meisterkoff Mar 9, 2013 @ 5:05am 
Originally posted by xXThis_Is_OblivionXx:
Has anyone encountered any crashes involving all of your game progress suddenly got corrupted?
Nope, not any crashes at all actually
Last edited by meisterkoff; Mar 9, 2013 @ 5:05am
mooner Mar 9, 2013 @ 5:09am 
Yeah sometimes the progress level says 2% but starts in the correct position.
meisterkoff Mar 9, 2013 @ 5:09am 
Originally posted by RavenDie:
Pics?
sorry i dont have to time for taking pics right now but perhaps later, thanks for your opinion
Migz - DH Mar 9, 2013 @ 5:17am 
Originally posted by meisterkoff:
1. Use the nvida inspector to improve the sharpness of your textures. Link for nvida inspector http://www.softpedia.com/get/System/System-Info/NVIDIA-Inspector.shtml. To get in on the control panel just click the tool button located next to the driver version box. Link to settings for dishonored in nvida inspector Link (http://i.imgur.com/3d40Z.png), just look at the multisampling and supersampling option ignore the other settings, (its a picture of my settings in dishonored). If your having fps problem with those settings you can lower The multisampling and supersampling from 4 to 2.

Except that another guy and I on launch day tried changing AA settings for Tomb Raider from within Nvidia Inspector, and it didn't work. How did you get it to?
Aletheia Mar 9, 2013 @ 6:02am 
Can you give us some screenshots to see the ingame look with SweetFX ? :)
Last time I tried SweetFX, it was for Guild Wars 2, and my computer didn't like it (processor at 90° Celcius instead of 70 max = freezes)...
I only have a triple core btw, and it gets old.
Last edited by Aletheia; Mar 9, 2013 @ 8:40am
[TC] Allen Ezderankezlife Mar 9, 2013 @ 6:21am 
Originally posted by mooner:
Yeah sometimes the progress level says 2% but starts in the correct position.
Actually, this isn't related to the improvement here at all. I've encoutered this after dying, and losing all markers for GPS Caches, or otherwise. Restart the game.
meisterkoff Mar 9, 2013 @ 8:28am 
Originally posted by RavenDie:
Pics?
Originally posted by CR-S01. ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°):
Can we give us some screenshots to see the ingame look with SweetFX ? :)
Last time I tried SweetFX, it was for Guild Wars 2, and my computer didn't like it (processor at 90° Celcius instead of 70 max = freezes)...
I only have a triple core btw, and it gets old.
I have now updated my guide with some screenshots :), as you can see there is a substantial diffrence :). But i havent seen any FPS hit with SweetFX, hmm weird?
Last edited by meisterkoff; Mar 9, 2013 @ 8:30am
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