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IZT
12-19-2004, 06:59 PM
My Rig:
Intel P4 2.66ghz
1Gb DDR Ram
Audigy 2 ZS
Geforce 6800GT

my nvidia global driver settings are set all to application controlled.

Also one mroe Q by enabling AA or AF in the Nvidia Global driver settings will it take a serious performance hit with my specs i showed? what are the settings i should set AA, AF and Vsync to there??

Buy the way right now i use Forest 2 Water 3 Perfect Landscape Special effects (the highest setting). i do get lag sometimes...is water 3 really worth it?

IZT
12-19-2004, 06:59 PM
My Rig:
Intel P4 2.66ghz
1Gb DDR Ram
Audigy 2 ZS
Geforce 6800GT

my nvidia global driver settings are set all to application controlled.

Also one mroe Q by enabling AA or AF in the Nvidia Global driver settings will it take a serious performance hit with my specs i showed? what are the settings i should set AA, AF and Vsync to there??

Buy the way right now i use Forest 2 Water 3 Perfect Landscape Special effects (the highest setting). i do get lag sometimes...is water 3 really worth it?

mroseland
12-19-2004, 11:09 PM
Crank up the AA and AF as far as they'll go. I would think that you could run everything cranked up without any real issues.

Papa_K
12-20-2004, 01:24 AM
It's up to you...

My system is listed below. For online play, I use water=1. To me it gives a better sky/water contrast and an easier background to see aircraft against -- plus it gives me great online fps.

Offline, I'll use (sometimes, if I feel like changing the settings) water=3, (plus 3dgunners=1 on carrier missions). Try all water settings testing with the BlackDeath track. Take screenshots of the water (if it'll help you decide). If you don't notice much difference while in-game, why use water=3?

On my system, water=3 (and water=2) are, in a way, too good. The aircraft flying over the water blend into it better, and the horizon gets lost (sky/water contrast) -- more "realistic"? Maybe.

Just find the right mix of fps vs. settings.

Papa_K

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