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Old 10-31-04, 07:48 PM   #54
MikeC
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Thumbs up Re: Guild Wars Preview open!!!!!

I had a blast playing the preview. The party missions were so entertaining that I lost track of time and ended up losing a lot of sleep over the weekend

The GeForce 6800 Ultra delivered smooth performance at 1920x1440 with 4X AA and 4X AF. The graphics are top notch and the post processing effects add a nice touch. Unfortunately, I had to disable them since they were causing a texture shimmering effect during motion (with and without AA enabled).

Below are comparative screenshots from a variety of graphics settings.

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Image File Naming Convention

The image file naming convention consists of:
  • gw - Guild Wars
  • resolution - 1024x768 or 1920x1440
  • image quality - corresponds to the in-game image quality slider - (1=lowest, 2, 3, 4=highest)
  • pp - post processing effects - (0=off, 1=on) - turned on by default at image quality level 3
  • aa - antialiasing - (0=none, 2x, 3x, 4x)
  • af - anisotropic filtering - (4x)
Links:

gw_1024_iq1_pp0_aa0_af4.jpg

gw_1024_iq2_pp0_aa0_af4.jpg

gw_1024_iq3_pp0_aa0_af4.jpg

gw_1024_iq3_pp1_aa0_af4.jpg


gw_1024_iq4_pp0_aa0_af4.jpg

gw_1024_iq4_pp0_aa2_af4.jpg

gw_1024_iq4_pp0_aa3_af4.jpg

gw_1024_iq4_pp0_aa4_af4.jpg


gw_1024_iq4_pp1_aa0_af4.jpg

gw_1024_iq4_pp1_aa2_af4.jpg

gw_1024_iq4_pp1_aa3_af4.jpg

gw_1024_iq4_pp1_aa4_af4.jpg


gw_1920_iq4_pp0_aa0_af4.jpg

gw_1920_iq4_pp0_aa4_af4.jpg

gw_1920_iq4_pp1_aa0_af4.jpg

gw_1920_iq4_pp1_aa4_af4.jpg


IMAGE QUALITY SLIDER

The following table shows the graphics settings based on the in-game image quality slider (1 through 4):

Code:
Slider   Post Processing    Terrain                   Texture    Shadow 
Level    Effects            Quality    Reflections    Quality    Quality

1        Off	            Low        None           Medium     Low
	
2        Off	            Medium     Terrain/Sky    High       Medium

3        On	            High       Default        High       Medium

4        On	            High       All            High       High
ForceWare 65.76 Driver Settings

Image - High Quality
Antialiasing - Application Controlled
Anisotropic Filtering - 4X
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