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New SteamVR Beat Super Sampling Is a Step in the Wrong Direction.
I very much dislike the new super sampling rendering method. To me it is a major step backwards. It used to make the image clearer and crisper. Now it seems to do very little in compairison. The image gets no clearer on SS 2.0 or 3.0. Very dissapointing. Rolling back from the beta, but I'm really worried that this current SS method will make it into final release and ruin SS for me.
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ziggrrauglurr Mar 2, 2017 @ 2:19pm 
+1 Agree on the issue
newbn Mar 2, 2017 @ 2:36pm 
Just adding my 2c so hopefully this gets noticed. The new supersampling results in a lot more blur for me - it's not nice at all.
Ryker Grey Mar 2, 2017 @ 2:39pm 
I'm so glad I saw this before I started troubleshooting the issue. I hadn't used my Vive in a while, but had upgraded to the beta, and adjusted my SS in the settings (instead of using OpenVR Advanced Settings). It didn't occur to me that *that* was the culprit. Thanks for the heads up. Hopefully we can make enough noise for Valve to respond with a fix.
HYPER Mar 2, 2017 @ 3:01pm 
PeltiMaja Mar 2, 2017 @ 4:32pm 
+1 Gotta agree, Had to revert back to non-beta to get my crisp and clear image back. the new beta SS is way worse looking and on top of that, the performance does not get better.
Jason Mar 2, 2017 @ 4:59pm 
Fix your ♥♥♥♥, Steam!
MDuh Mar 2, 2017 @ 5:41pm 
I just downgraded and tested 3 games.

Paddle up
Eleven: Table Tennis VR
Music inside (unreal engine) - Text is sharper and easier to read.

And the graphics looks objectively better on the stable branch but the performance is still the same.

Please don't push this on the stable branch
Last edited by MDuh; Mar 2, 2017 @ 5:41pm
Kevin Mar 2, 2017 @ 5:42pm 
I did some testing, It seems the Application SS settings doesn't seem to work anymore, but Compositor SS still works and seems to render games at higher res. This is bad for games that have in game SS options and adaptive SS. Boosting up the SS doesn't do anything any more. This means games using adaptive SS like the LAB no longer see any benefit with rendering on a higher end system.

We are using adaptive sampling in our game to automatically increase or decrease render quality based on the system. Before, our game looked amazing on a gtx 1080 because it was able to do Supersampling and make everything look crisp even with default SteamVR settings. Now, it doesn't improve itself and is clamped to 1. This is very frustrating as a dev as we took the time to make sure it works to improve quality.

This NEEDS to be fixed ASAP.
Alex Vlachos Mar 2, 2017 @ 7:12pm 
Thanks for the feedback. We are aware. Working on an update for early next week.
Blotto Mar 2, 2017 @ 11:06pm 
I wondered why I couldnt see things right in elite. Come on guys! Edit ok great we are getting an update.
Last edited by Blotto; Mar 2, 2017 @ 11:06pm
Glassbreaker Mar 2, 2017 @ 11:35pm 
I noticed it too, suddenly the 1.3x supersampling which i use looks terrible.
[VR] Sphere Mar 3, 2017 @ 6:46am 
I have also noticed this. Hopefully patches can be rolled out soon. Looks horrible.
Bearfight Mar 4, 2017 @ 12:10am 
DigitalEngine Mar 4, 2017 @ 9:48am 
Originally posted by Alex V:
Thanks for the feedback. We are aware. Working on an update for early next week.

Thank you Valve Team!

My favorite app and hobbies (DCS World in VR) was negatively affected by this issue. Happy to know it's being addressed so quickly!
--ranXerox-- Mar 4, 2017 @ 10:02am 
Never realized there was a supersample slider in steamvr beta. Sadly its broken for me as well. Also the reboot option is broken. Awaiting fix.
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Date Posted: Mar 1, 2017 @ 2:30pm
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