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kalo.yanis
11-06-2011, 05:24 PM
Right, my problem is that, since the native screen resolution of my laptop is 1920x1080, my PC is struggling to run ACB at that resolution, even if I've set the other graphics settings to a medium level. Apparently, either Ubisoft upgraded the graphics so extensively that my PC is having a 3x harder time running Brotherhood than AC, AC2, Mirror's Edge, Portal 1 & 2, From Dust, etc. at max.

So, can we please at least get more screen resolution options for the different aspect ratios? Currently, I'm stuck with using the blur-tastic 1366x768 with 2x multisampling, which gives me the same performance as 1680x1050, but I get the benefit of a lack of a black frame around the game.

Anyways, I'd love it if Ubisoft gave us greater control over the graphics options, particularly the resolution.

Or just, you know, optimise the game better.
Maybe eve use DX11, for starters. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

ace3001
11-06-2011, 05:38 PM
Originally posted by NBST:
Right, my problem is that, since the native screen resolution of my laptop is 1920x1080, my PC is struggling to run ACB at that resolution, even if I've set the other graphics settings to a medium level. Apparently, either Ubisoft upgraded the graphics so extensively that my PC is having a 3x harder time running Brotherhood than AC, AC2, Mirror's Edge, Portal 1 & 2, From Dust, etc. at max.

So, can we please at least get more screen resolution options for the different aspect ratios? Currently, I'm stuck with using the blur-tastic 1366x768 with 2x multisampling, which gives me the same performance as 1680x1050, but I get the benefit of a lack of a black frame around the game.

Anyways, I'd love it if Ubisoft gave us greater control over the graphics options, particularly the resolution.

Or just, you know, optimise the game better.
Maybe eve use DX11, for starters. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif So what exactly is the problem with the resolution? What is your graphics card? You need a decent card to run this game at 1920x1080 + MSAA. The blurriness at non-native resolutions is not a problem with the game. LCD monitors can't show non-native resolutions sharply like they'd show the native resolution. That's normal.

kalo.yanis
11-06-2011, 06:18 PM
The problem is, I can't get the game down to a decent resolution without getting a black frame around it due to aspect ratio incompatibility. I have to use the rather low 1366x768 to get smooth framerates, but then I have to use AA to get rid of the jaggies, which causes a performance drop equivalent to that running it at a 1680x1050 res (which produces crisper graphics, but also black framing).

My graphics card is an GF 400M series. It's decent enough to run the mentioned games at full settings.

ace3001
11-06-2011, 11:03 PM
Originally posted by NBST:
The problem is, I can't get the game down to a decent resolution without getting a black frame around it due to aspect ratio incompatibility. I have to use the rather low 1366x768 to get smooth framerates, but then I have to use AA to get rid of the jaggies, which causes a performance drop equivalent to that running it at a 1680x1050 res (which produces crisper graphics, but also black framing).

My graphics card is an GF 400M series. It's decent enough to run the mentioned games at full settings. It's a laptop? You'll need at least a GTX 460M to max out Brotherhood at 1080p. The games you mentioned, especially Mirror's Edge, Portal 1 and 2, and From Dust are games that are very light on the GPU, unlike Brotherhood. Brotherhood actually requires significantly more power than Assassin's Creed 2 as well. Well, the 1680x1050 black framing is due to it not being a 16:9 resolution. I know, kind of a lazy job on Ubisoft's part. 1366x768 with 2xMSAA would be the best option for you. What exactly is your 400 series GPU, btw?

kalo.yanis
11-07-2011, 05:38 AM
I believe it's a 425M... I bought my Sony F series last year, so evidently the card isn't the best.
Thing is, though, I couldn't find a laptop with a full HD screen and an equivalent or better GF card at the time for the price (around 1000), so I figured it'd be pretty decent. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif

So yeah, can we get a 1680x945 resolution (or in general, a greater variety of 16:9 resolutions) in ACR? Pretty please? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Jexx21
11-07-2011, 06:08 AM
I personally like the black framing..

kalo.yanis
11-07-2011, 06:14 AM
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_wAxDMfEGhoY/TSPwVvmmCPI/AAAAAAAAAYk/EVziTMTini0/s400/Not%2BSure%2Bif%2Bserious.jpg

It's wasted screen space...

Jexx21
11-07-2011, 06:22 AM
Uhh.. who cares? I like the black framing, it makes the game feel more cinematic and it also makes the series feel more unique as all the games so far had the black framing.

sassinscreed
11-07-2011, 06:36 AM
Originally posted by NBST:
Right, my problem is that, since the native screen resolution of my laptop is 1920x1080, my PC is struggling to run ACB at that resolution, even if I've set the other graphics settings to a medium level. Apparently, either Ubisoft upgraded the graphics so extensively that my PC is having a 3x harder time running Brotherhood than AC, AC2, Mirror's Edge, Portal 1 & 2, From Dust, etc. at max.

So, can we please at least get more screen resolution options for the different aspect ratios? Currently, I'm stuck with using the blur-tastic 1366x768 with 2x multisampling, which gives me the same performance as 1680x1050, but I get the benefit of a lack of a black frame around the game.

Anyways, I'd love it if Ubisoft gave us greater control over the graphics options, particularly the resolution.

Or just, you know, optimise the game better.
Maybe eve use DX11, for starters. http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/shady.gif

it performs bad because it is badly optimized from console, and you can't expect from ubisoft to do something different for pc

it would be nice if they added directx 11 which comes in most new better games but they won't because they are more focused on consoles

if they already delay it, it would be nice if they did some upgrades for pc

kalo.yanis
11-07-2011, 06:39 AM
Originally posted by sassinscreed:

it performs bad because it is badly optimized from console, and you can't expect from ubisoft to do something different for pc

it would be nice if they added directx 11 which comes in most new better games but they won't because they are more focused on consoles


I do realise that. The final part of my post was mostly a rant. http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif



Uhh.. who cares? I like the black framing, it makes the game feel more cinematic and it also makes the series feel more unique as all the games so far had the black framing.

I'd have no problem if there were black bars just at the top and bottom or left and right. It's like the game is using the central 1680x1050 pixels, rather than scaling up so that it fits to the sides.

Jexx21
11-07-2011, 07:35 AM
They ARE just black bars at the top and bottom.

kalo.yanis
11-07-2011, 08:40 AM
Ok, I've made a (hopefully helpful) illustration of what I mean:

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f195/NightBlade151/resolutions.jpg

Jexx21
11-07-2011, 08:52 AM
That's obviously a thing unique to your computer or monitor, as this is what my 1680 x 1050 looks like : http://steamcommunity.com/id/j...059767023?tab=public (http://steamcommunity.com/id/jexx21/screenshot/558670781059767023?tab=public)

kalo.yanis
11-07-2011, 08:55 AM
That's because you're running a 16:9 resolution on a 16:10 monitor. You get the "cinematic" horizontal bars. What I'm trying to do is the opposite and I think the game does not support vertical bars.

Hence why I requested a greater variety of 16:9 resolutions, as the next lower one from 1920x1080 is 1366x768, which is a tad too low.

Jexx21
11-07-2011, 09:02 AM
Hmm..

Well, then UbiSoft should add that in.