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kalo.yanis
01-03-2014, 01:15 PM
Something curious happened after I recently quick travelled in ACIV. The post-effects bugged out and the focal distance of the in-game camera permanently decreased, which created a very shallow depth of field around Edward. It's awesome.

http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f195/NightBlade151/AssassinrsquosCreedregIVBlackFlagtrade2014-1-3-13-48-48_zps118053a4.jpg
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f195/NightBlade151/AssassinrsquosCreedregIVBlackFlagtrade2014-1-3-13-55-48_zps8ccd8c89.jpghttp://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f195/NightBlade151/AssassinrsquosCreedregIVBlackFlagtrade2014-1-3-13-46-51_zpsed0cd13c.jpg
http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f195/NightBlade151/AssassinrsquosCreedregIVBlackFlagtrade2014-1-3-14-21-55_zps300b4344.jpghttp://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f195/NightBlade151/AssassinrsquosCreedregIVBlackFlagtrade2014-1-3-14-27-47_zps585d933b.jpg

It creates a really cool cinematic effect by blurring the background and adding a sense of scale and distance. At least I find it very neat. The only problems with this is, of course, that you lose environment and texture detail in the distance and it's a bit harder to spot enemies, but this is remedied by simply switching to eagle view.

I was thinking maybe Ubisoft can implement a similar visual effect in future AC games. Maybe only turn it on when you can see far into the distance?

guidomista
01-03-2014, 01:19 PM
i have some performance issues with my pc. I wonder if there's is a way to do this by configuration. It seems cool, by the way...

bye

kalo.yanis
01-03-2014, 01:35 PM
Oh trust me, I've got performance issues as well. In order to get those screenshots, I pumped the graphics to max (sans AA), upon which my game crawled to a measly 6 fps. :D

guidomista
01-03-2014, 01:48 PM
I'm not sure to understand...
Are you saying that this way you don't imporve performance?...
And, sorry, what do you mean with "sans AA"?

bye

kalo.yanis
01-03-2014, 01:58 PM
No, you don't. It's just a bug that defocuses the background. I'm afraid the only way to improve performance in this game is to either drastically reduce the graphics quality or buy a new PC...

Sans AA means without Anti-Aliasing - a graphics setting that removes jagged edges.

guidomista
01-03-2014, 02:15 PM
ah ok.
I already reduced all graphics quality.
So i removed anti-alias too. (I know what antialias is... i though "sans AA" = "without artifact assault". lol).
Still having some performance issue. But i can play... if there isn't a storm!!!
thanks for answering

bye

Six_Gun
01-04-2014, 12:41 AM
Personally I'd rather have it looking clear vs blurry. I have pretty good long distance vision in real life. I don't like it when games make things look blurry that would otherwise look clear to me.

Frag_Maniac

YazX_
01-04-2014, 03:19 PM
sorry but textures look like $hit, maybe some will find it cool but others would pay alot for hardware to get sharp textures with high resolutions instead of blurry $hit like this.