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GOVERNMENT-MAN

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#1 13 years ago

I PLAY HALF LIFE 2 AND HAVE MY GRAPHIC SETTINGS UP TO THE MAX! OR DO I?:uhoh: WELL DOES THIS ANTI-ALIASING MAKE IT ANY BETTER? BY THE WAY I DO HAVE A RADEON HERE IT IS http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-164-021&depa=1




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#2 13 years ago

Anti-aliasing, when creating graphics of any sort, is the effect of smoothing the jagged edges that come as a result of diagonal lines.

Look here for more details.




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#3 13 years ago

Essientially it blurs two squares on the screen. At Higher resolutions it gets rid of jagged edges altogether. Things look smoother.

If you don't know what I mean by "squares" then press the "Prnt Scr" button on the keyboard.

Then paste it into MSPaint, and zoom in. Those individual squares are Pixels.

Now go and click on "here" in Majic's post, for more info.




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#4 13 years ago

But! How Do I Know If My Card Can Handel This? And There Also Wer Some Options Like 2x,4x And Maybe 8x. BY THE WAY MONSTER_USER WE ARE TALKING ABOUT HALF-LIFE 2 HERE. JUST INCASE?:(




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#5 13 years ago
GOVERNMENT-MANI PLAY HALF LIFE 2 AND HAVE MY GRAPHIC SETTINGS UP TO THE MAX! OR DO I?:uhoh: WELL DOES THIS ANTI-ALIASING MAKE IT ANY BETTER? BY THE WAY I DO HAVE A RADEON HERE IT IS http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=14-164-021&depa=1

But you shouldnt put it too high, becuase it lowers your FPS considerably. I think, they got everything you need. and... EDIT: most cards will handle it. and since you have a 9600, it probably will have it anyways.




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#6 13 years ago

If your card can even play Half-Life 2, it can use AA. As for how to tell without HL2, If you have the 4x AA option then it supports it.

It'll slow your game down, but you already knew that.

Government Man, what I was refering to (MSPaint), was about AA, not HL2. But HL2 has AA support. Its a feature that was on the Nintendo 64. I knew you were refering to HL2, but its not the only game to support AA on a PC. My Geforce 4 has 4x AA.




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#7 13 years ago

Ok Thank You All.:) :) :)

But Do You Think I Should Do 2x Just So It Doesnt Slow It Down To Much?




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#8 13 years ago

the options 2X, 4X, 8X is the amount of AA, iirc. The higher the number the, more AA it will have. the less jaggies in game. but, like you know, the higher the AA, the lower your perfermance in game

EDIT: you could use 2X, to be safe. maybe 4X, if there isnt any significant difference.




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#9 13 years ago
But Do You Think I Should Do 2x Just So It Doesnt Slow It Down To Much?

Thats what I do. ;) Then again I do have an old Geforce 4, and 600mhz processor.

Is anyone else getting annoyed at the speed people are posting? :D I'm used to being able to post, and not missing one, in only 30 seconds.




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#10 13 years ago

LOL. yeah im annoyed by the speed. i always have to keep editing, after seeing any of you 2 post something. becuase you guys basically say what i am going to mention.