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Old 10-26-04, 11:38 PM   #25
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Thanks for the tip.... But HDR is already enabled with all settings placed on their highest... at least on my system.

I have a GeForce 6800GT flashed to an Ultra, Athlon XP 3200+ processor and 1 GB of 3200 DDR RAM. I tried first with the command line extension and without, and saw no difference. My best guess would be that the FarCry 1.3 patch detects the video card and enables on default, assuming of coarse all video settings are on highest .
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Old 10-26-04, 11:42 PM   #26
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Thanks for the tip.... But HDR is already enabled with all settings placed on their highest... at least on my system.

I have a GeForce 6800GT flashed to an Ultra, Athlon XP 3200+ processor and 1 GB of 3200 DDR RAM. I tried first with the command line extension and without, and saw no difference. My best guess would be that the FarCry 1.3 patch detects the video card and enables on default, assuming of coarse all video settings are on highest .
Hdr is a beta feature so you have to enable it manually.

Press the ~ button on your keyboard. This will bring down a green box you can type into. Make sure AA is disabled as HDR wont work with it turned on. Then type \r_hdrrendering 7 and press enter. You should notice a huge difference. Also make sure all setting are set to Very High (Needed for HDR) and Water set to Ultra high for best results.
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Old 10-26-04, 11:44 PM   #27
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Actually he just jacked them all from a [H]ard|OCP thread, unless he made the images himself and posted them there first.
lol take a look at the system in the sig of trancendenz on hardocp and my system i waited on posting here until I had a definitive guide w/ comparisons because there were already ppl talking about it and posting screens.
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Old 10-26-04, 11:48 PM   #28
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Can someone explain why this doesn't work on FX cards?
FX cards don't support the fp16 blending w/ openexr hdr format (used by timbury and now farcry)
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Anyone else find that it kills the game's fps with this on. I have a 6800GT with an Athlon XP 3200+ 1024MB DDR400 and I went from an average of about 80FPS @ 1024x768 on very high 2XAA to about 20-30 FPS depending on the how much is on the screen.
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Anyone else find that it kills the game's fps with this on. I have a 6800GT with an Athlon XP 3200+ 1024MB DDR400 and I went from an average of about 80FPS @ 1024x768 on very high 2XAA to about 20-30 FPS depending on the how much is on the screen.
Try using "r_hdrrendering 2" instead of 7.
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HDR looks awesome . It makes some of the interior screenshots look much more like one would expect.
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looks mad, the brightness can sometimes be a little too much, but runs very smooth for me, i am sure with the combine of aa this would kill a ultra...but not a sli ultra
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Old 10-27-04, 06:23 AM   #34
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FX cards don't support the fp16 blending w/ openexr hdr format (used by timbury and now farcry)
Alright. Thanks Ruined.

So FX cards do in fact support HDR, just not this type. It's a shame Ubisoft didn't make this work with FX cards. Maybe in the future. HDR in FarCry is still only a beta feature, hopefully they tweak it out further.
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Thanks for the tip.... But HDR is already enabled with all settings placed on their highest... at least on my system.

I have a GeForce 6800GT flashed to an Ultra, Athlon XP 3200+ processor and 1 GB of 3200 DDR RAM. I tried first with the command line extension and without, and saw no difference. My best guess would be that the FarCry 1.3 patch detects the video card and enables on default, assuming of coarse all video settings are on highest .
He's right. It the same for me. Geez, the hit is huge.
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Excellent job Ruined. Thanks for the info =)
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