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#21 M Needforspeed

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Posted Jul 13 2010 - 04:05 AM

View Postmiklkit, on Jun 21 2010 - 04:01 PM, said:



  This is personal opinion, but I like to install windoze and it's utilities on one hd, and put all of my important stuff on another.  That way if something crashes or it gets infected I only lose the OS and not GPL.


View PostStefan Roess, on Jun 23 2010 - 01:59 AM, said:





@miklkit: Yes, the CPU varies its speed. I also have created different partitions, for Windows, Data (including "My Documents"), Games. In case I would have to reinstall Windows, "My Documents" and anything else won`t be lost.

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  the person who installed my new PC, is himself a gamer;he warned me to always install games on the same partition than the OS for gaming. because access and calculation of the data is faster, he told me .I have not the knowledge to add any explanation on this.

  For game back up, as external hard Drives are cheap, I prefer to use it than creating a partition .So once GPL was installed, I made a copy and paste on it.  The advantage of external HDD is that there are not accessed very often, so they are very reliable on the long run.
  Internal HDD are still the weakest part of all PC components  (return statistics for repair), and sometimes, even the use of a software tool can 't allow access to the data partitions.

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Posted Jul 13 2010 - 11:22 AM

View PostM Needforspeed, on Jul 13 2010 - 04:05 AM, said:


  the person who installed my new PC, is himself a gamer;he warned me to always install games on the same partition than the OS for gaming. because access and calculation of the data is faster, he told me .I have not the knowledge to add any explanation on this.



I'm not so sure. If you install GPL on a different HD you can place it at the start of the disk where data access is at it's quickest. On the OS HD, it's the OS which takes top spot.
Also, if your PC uses the swap file to load game data, this will be slower when that data needs to be read from and then written to the same disk.
I used to keep the HD with my games on a seperate SATA channel to eliminate such read/write delays altogether.

Nowadays I run two SATAII disks in RAID0 which is even quicker. However, the speed gained is so marginal it only pays off to organise your disks if you're an enthousiast who gets off on 0.05s differences :P

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Posted Jul 13 2010 - 11:34 AM

View PostStefan Roess, on Jul 13 2010 - 02:17 AM, said:


Antialiasing should be activated on the highest level in the nNvidia Control Panel.  :idunno:
I will check it again this evening.


Oh, and another thing on AF settings. I don't know what your settings are but again comparative tests might help you tweak them.
I ended up with 8xAF because I felt there was no discernable difference to 16xAF, especially while driving.
You might not notice a difference in performance with your card though, so maybe this makes no difference to you.

Have you tried experimenting with v-sync? It has it's drawbacks but the advantages are great, i.e. no image tearing and a dead-steady 60fps framerate.
In my quest for image quality I ended up enabling v-sync in every game.
A trick for rFactor is to set a limit of 120fps in your PLR, giving you 120fps which is closely matched to two frames per refresh.

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Posted Jul 13 2010 - 02:28 PM

I've made repeated requests at nVid and Guru sites but killing games don't suffer without AA like racing sims so nV obviously cares littler about AA.  No nV driver has AA support.  Dotted lines are here until my card expires.  We need an alternative to nV and ATI monopoly/oligopoly.

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Posted Jul 13 2010 - 02:47 PM

View PostGreg, on Jul 13 2010 - 02:28 PM, said:

I've made repeated requests at nVid and Guru sites but killing games don't suffer without AA like racing sims so nV obviously cares littler about AA.  No nV driver has AA support.  Dotted lines are here until my card expires.  We need an alternative to nV and ATI monopoly/oligopoly.

In general that's not true. AA worked fine with my Nvidia 8800GS, and it works with ATI HD5770. Maybe there are problems with certain cards, and perhaps certain AA settings, but its definitely possible to use AA with GPL.

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Posted Jul 13 2010 - 03:53 PM

View PostGreg, on Jul 13 2010 - 02:28 PM, said:

I've made repeated requests at nVid and Guru sites but killing games don't suffer without AA like racing sims so nV obviously cares littler about AA.  No nV driver has AA support.  Dotted lines are here until my card expires.  We need an alternative to nV and ATI monopoly/oligopoly.


yes, Greg, A A work for N vidia and GPL ( XP pro or Win 7 32 bit ).Adjust it in N Vidia  nhancer soft, and declare a GPL profile for each .exe you got in your GPL folder.

What 's your GFX and your OS ?

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Posted Aug 10 2010 - 04:53 PM

Hi Stefan,
same problems here (as you described with your screenies), with my GPL in Win7 Ultimate (32bit) :(
It looks, as if AA won't work at all, no matter what I set in Catalyst Control Center for AA, AF, Mipmap Detail Level, etc...

I tried all rasterizer in GPL (d3d, ogl, d3dV2, oglV2), tried different settings in core.ini and Gem for drawmethod, zbuffer type, lodbias, etc.  Nothing helped.

With WinXP, everything looks great, full options, 100% detail!

Any helpfull hints, please?

Thx & regards,
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Posted Aug 11 2010 - 03:12 PM

Hi guys,

I finally got Antialiasing (AA) & Anisotropic Filtering (AF) working on my system with GPL and other sims, which did not work before on Windows 7, 64 bit.

Here is what I did:

- removed all Nvidia graphic driver files with Driver Sweeper: http://www.phyxion.n.../Driver-Sweeper
  Edit 29-03-2016:  Driver Sweeper is dated, use Display Driver Uninstaller (DDU) instead: http://www.wagnardmo...ninstaller-ddu-
- cleaned my registry with CCleaner: http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner
- installed the latest Nvidia drivers for my card and system: GeForce/ION Driver Release 256 Version 258.96 Windows 7 64-bit: http://www.nvidia.de...-driver-de.html
- added gpl exe files to create a profile for each mod, e.g. gplc65.exe. See screenshot for settings (AF 16x / AA 32)

Cheers
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Edit 1: The latest nHancer version 2.5.9 does not work with the latest nVidia driver anymore.

Edit 2: Use Nvidia Inspector instead:
http://blog.orbmu2k....-inspector-tool
http://www.pcgamesha...afikkarte/News/
http://www.forum-3dc...ad.php?t=489906
http://www.3dcenter....arten-tweaktool

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Posted Jan 08 2011 - 09:33 AM

Interesting thread according nVidia graphic settings:
http://srmz.net/inde...topic=6459&st=0




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