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Graphics Problem!

By Peteman990
Jul 27, 2005
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  1. Hey, this is probably a really odd thing that you guys have never heard of before... because i've checked all over and searched everywhere for why this could be happening.

    I use 2x AA and 2x AF for most of the games I play, and it was working perfectly fine... turning off when i wanted it to be off and back to 2x AA and 2x AF when i wanted it to be on.

    I recently got Battlefield 2 and in the ATI Control Panel as some of you may know... you can set up profiles so it would be easier for you to switch between having 2x AA and 2x AF on or off.

    So i set this up, one profile for Battlefield 2 which doesn't run well with AA and AF enabled and another profile for most of the other games with AA and AF enabled at 2x.

    It seemed to be working in the beginning, but then I found out the profiles weren't actually switching AA and AF off when i changed them.. so i changed it manually by going into the custom settings(which I used to do without the profiles) which always worked.

    And now I cannot turn on AA and AF at all. It always stays off. This is just really annoying because the games look much better with AA and AF on, so I was wondering if anyone could help me out with this wierd problem heh.

    I also uninstalled the 5.6 Catalyst drivers I had installed thinking a new driver might reset it and I would be able to turn AA and AF on again. But that didn't seem to make a difference.

    If anyone could help me that would be great :) Thanks.
  2. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 829

    Definitely an odd problem, as an easy solution, if you're running Windows XP, try doing a system restore to a point previous to this issue.
  3. Peteman990

    Peteman990 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oddly... this didn't work. This is really wierd.... I have no idea what the problem could be
  4. etherga

    etherga TS Rookie Posts: 69

    what video driver did you revert back to?

    also, get rid of system restore, its useless!
  5. Peteman990

    Peteman990 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Actually the 5.7 Catalyst drivers came out so I installed 5.7, Also i see the AA and AF appear to be working with Warcraft 3, but not with World of Warcraft
  6. Peteman990

    Peteman990 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    By the way.. 2x AA and 2x AF was working perfectly fine in WoW until I think... but i'm not sure... I think it started when I either installed BF2 or when i made Profiles. I also installed the battlefield 2 demo and when i forced 2x AA and 2x AF in the ATI control panel the maps would not load, but I could turn on 4x AA in the video options in the BF2 menu, and that seemed to work fine.

    Now, when i click the drop down arrow for the AA settings in the BF2 menu, it does now show 2x, 4x, and 6x like it did previously. It just shows Off with no options under it.
  7. Peteman990

    Peteman990 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Also, im POSITIVE that AA WAS working with the full-screen glow effect, because when it is on now(the glow effect).. and AA is suppposedly on it does not work with AA because the jaggy edges show up alot.

    I remember once I turned off the full-screen glow effect because it made the graphics terrible with all the jaggy edges, so i just turned on 2x AA and 2x AF forced thru the control panel and it semed to work.

    Then once when a patch came it automatically turned on the full-screen glow effect when i loaded the new patch for the first time, and AA seemed to stay on with the glow effect because the jaggy edges were definetely gone.
  8. PanicX

    PanicX TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 829

    With World of Warcraft, you can try deleting the WTF and WTB folders from the install directory. These folders just hold configuration settings and will be recreated the next time you run WoW.
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