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turdhat
12-13-07, 08:26 PM
Just a heads up. Others having same issue... Why doesnt nvidia support the super sample modes damnit ?

maximillion
12-13-07, 08:33 PM
b/c it would hurt their benchmark scores.

lack of options pisses me off too.

notnyt
12-15-07, 01:17 AM
169.25 tested here, could not force 4xaa supersampling through control panel. was working fine in 163.75
8800 gtx vista 32bit

jeffmd
12-15-07, 02:54 PM
169.25 tested here, could not force 4xaa supersampling through control panel. was working fine in 163.75
8800 gtx vista 32bit

Why do people do this? the differences between 169.25 and 163.x are gigantic. It really dosn't matter if it worked then... if you are on an 8800 and not using 169, your shooting yourself in the foot.

walterman
12-15-07, 09:44 PM
Why do people do this? the differences between 169.25 and 163.x are gigantic. It really dosn't matter if it worked then... if you are on an 8800 and not using 169, your shooting yourself in the foot.

Why ?

There's people who needs SSAA 2x to run some games at 1280x1024.

I bet that the nHancer author will come with a fix for this new nVidia driver. He's a very smart guy. I dunno how he was able to bring the SSAA modes to the 8800 since the beginning. That's no small feat.

gstanford
12-17-07, 01:30 AM
Please clarify how/what is broken.

Is it all AA modes other than MSAA modes that don't work?

is it only SSAA modes that are broken (and not the xS hybrid modes or are they broken too)?

What about SLI AA?

Posts that say things are broken without specifying exactly what things aren't terribly useful.

notnyt
12-18-07, 11:42 AM
Why do people do this? the differences between 169.25 and 163.x are gigantic. It really dosn't matter if it worked then... if you are on an 8800 and not using 169, your shooting yourself in the foot.

shooting myself in the foot? you must be daft.

169.04-12 4x SSAA works fine. however, these drivers introduces an awful stutter into everquest 2.

169.25 4x SSAA doesnt work.

so by your logic using drivers that render the main game I play smoothly and without issues means im shooting myself in the foot *shrug* so be it.

notnyt
12-18-07, 11:44 AM
Please clarify how/what is broken.

Is it all AA modes other than MSAA modes that don't work?

is it only SSAA modes that are broken (and not the xS hybrid modes or are they broken too)?

What about SLI AA?

Posts that say things are broken without specifying exactly what things aren't terribly useful.

I specified exactly whats broken. I did not bother to test these drivers more as I'd rather use my video card for playing games than debugging software.

I'd gladly test SLI AA if you would like to provide a motherboard that supports SLI and a second 8800gtx.

I gave all the necessary information to reproduce the problem, its not my job to spend hours figuring out exactly whats broken, nvidia can deal with that.

notnyt
12-18-07, 12:10 PM
I specified exactly whats broken. I did not bother to test these drivers more as I'd rather use my video card for playing games than debugging software.

I'd gladly test SLI AA if you would like to provide a motherboard that supports SLI and a second 8800gtx.

I gave all the necessary information to reproduce the problem, its not my job to spend hours figuring out exactly whats broken, nvidia can deal with that.

I actually just installed the driver again after reading someone elses post. I set the settings globally instead of just in the application and the aa override is working.

too bad after only 10 minutes of play my system locked up then screens went blank.. back to 163.75 fo rme

Luchou
12-21-07, 08:05 PM
So WHQL certification means nothing, Im having this issue too...

Lenin
12-27-07, 11:03 AM
Just a heads up. Others having same issue...
No issues here. Using 169.21 beta, and aa forced with nHancer works fine :D

fivefeet8
12-27-07, 01:52 PM
So WHQL certification means nothing, Im having this issue too...

Last I checked, Nhancer wasn't any part of the WHQL program's merit for certification. Nvidia can and does change things within different driver releases which may not bode too well for how Nhancer is dealing with setting hidden modes.

Hopefully, the author of nHancer will be able to work around it at some point.

Decon
12-29-07, 12:30 AM
All good here too 169.21. AA forced with nHancer DX & OGL.

Decon

iron99
01-01-08, 04:59 AM
Yup Supersample AA modes 4xS and 4x4 broken :(. I do not test any other modes.

Back to 169.04 for me..........

walterman
01-09-08, 05:19 PM
I confirm it too, this driver sucks for the SSAA modes.

I tried it even with a new nHancer beta, but, no luck.

It even caused some problems with my fav game & my patch. :thumbdwn:

I'll try other betas, and if the SSAA modes are still not working, i'll be returning to 169.01.

Edit: Yes, i'm back to 169.01. Also, the last nHancer beta, adds support for 8xSQ (2x2 SS + 2x MS), which is a very interesting mode.