What is going on?? Since I installed the latest ATi Catalyst drivers 5.7 it seems that no matter how much AA I set (2x,4x,6x) on options the game plays as if it was 0x! Has anyone noticed this? Thanks
I have heard that the Catalyst Driver 5.7 has a problem with BF2. Do you have a Radeon x800? That is the card where the problem is.
No, mine is an Radeon 9800 XT 256. Maybe it also has problems. I wanted to know if it's me or the drivers. I went back to Video Options and it said AA was on 6x although the game was still jaggy. I restarted game several times to make sure. I'll go back to 5.6 to see if the problem persists.
This game doesn't work the way you are thinking, at least for ATI cards. This game OVERRIDES any AA and AF settings you make in the ATI Control Panel. What you have to do is check 'Application Preference' for AA and AF in the ATI Control Panel. Application Preference must be checked! Then set the AA and AF you want in the Video options in the game. I forget the exactly how they are labeled in the Video options. If I recall correctly it's... Anti-Aliasing (or might just say AA) Filtering I set my Anti-Aliasing to 4x and Filtering to High in the game's Video options and it's working for me because I checked Application Preference in the ATI Control Panel. This means that the AA and AF is not being done by the ATI drivers, but instead by DICE's own implementation of AA and AF that they built into the game. Hope that helps, OneTinSoldier System Specs: Intel 3.4C(C = Northwood Core) on Asus P4C800-E Deluxe(Intel 875P + ICH5R Chipset), Zalman 7000a-Cu HS/Fan, Enermax RG651P-VE 550W PSU, 1 GB Mushkin High Performance(2-2-2) PC3200 RAM, NEC MultiSync FE2111SB 21" Monitor, Sapphire Radeon X800 XT PE Videocard with v5.6 Catalyst Drivers, DirectX 9.0c, Creative Audigy2 Platinum Soundcard with Driver v5.13.01.0413, 250 GB w/8 MB Cache Western Digital HDD, WinXP Pro SP2
Thanks OneTinSoldier, really appreciate your desire to help. I've also tinkered that on the ATI control panel but the problem seemed to persist. It may sound stupid but to solve this all I had to do was to do a Shutdown of my PC. I had done a Reboot but not a Shutdown. Since the Reboot didn't do anything I didn't even care for it at first but I decided to try it. Maybe the drivers still hadn't installed completely or something. Hope it does not happen again and it's *SOLVED* for good. Game now definitely runs at the AA I set :) Again, thanks for taking your time!