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Quake like graphics on ATI card
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So i've been wondering if it's possible to get Quake like picmip graphics onto TF2 using an ATI card. I've tried ATI Tray Tools but that doesn't seem to work. Any help will be appreciated!

So i've been wondering if it's possible to get Quake like picmip graphics onto TF2 using an ATI card. I've tried ATI Tray Tools but that doesn't seem to work. Any help will be appreciated!
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RadeonPro is the next best thing.

[url=www.radeonpro.info/]RadeonPro[/url] is the next best thing.
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The low picmip hack is bannable in ESEA, so be warned if you plan on using it in matches.

If you're talking about the completely flat textures mod, then that won't work on sv_pure 2.

I have an Nvidia card, so I don't know how to do the picmip hack in ATI tray tools.

The low picmip hack is bannable in ESEA, so be warned if you plan on using it in matches.

If you're talking about the completely flat textures mod, then that won't work on sv_pure 2.

I have an Nvidia card, so I don't know how to do the picmip hack in ATI tray tools.
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Radeonpro, but I assume you're talking about this ; http://tf2.gamebanana.com/skins/109229

Radeonpro, but I assume you're talking about this ; http://tf2.gamebanana.com/skins/109229
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Is there any program like Radeonpro or GeForce SLI tool for Intel hd graphics?

Is there any program like Radeonpro or GeForce SLI tool for Intel hd graphics?
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i got radeon pro, what settings do i need to change ? can someone help ?

Edit:
I followed these insctructions posted by an user on other thread but i dont see any differences :/

"All you have to do is make a profile, add hl2.exe from your tf2 folder and you're able to tweak your settings.You have a simple slider to adjust your LOD (Texture LOD in the 'advanced' tab) with 3 being the lowest. You can also set your mipmap quality to 'high performance' etc. Don't forget you'll always have to run the program to keep your changes."

i got radeon pro, what settings do i need to change ? can someone help ?

Edit:
I followed these insctructions posted by an user on other thread but i dont see any differences :/

"All you have to do is make a profile, add hl2.exe from your tf2 folder and you're able to tweak your settings.You have a simple slider to adjust your LOD (Texture LOD in the 'advanced' tab) with 3 being the lowest. You can also set your mipmap quality to 'high performance' etc. Don't forget you'll always have to run the program to keep your changes."
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mousiopei got radeon pro, what settings do i need to change ? can someone help ?

Edit:
I followed these insctructions posted by an user on other thread but i dont see any differences :/

"All you have to do is make a profile, add hl2.exe from your tf2 folder and you're able to tweak your settings.You have a simple slider to adjust your LOD (Texture LOD in the 'advanced' tab) with 3 being the lowest. You can also set your mipmap quality to 'high performance' etc. Don't forget you'll always have to run the program to keep your changes."

THIS MIGHT MESS UP YOUR TEXTURES! Use at your own risk. (See the other posts for solutions)

Feel free to skip to the actual tweak further down.

From my experience, Radeon Pro is a really good program to use for optimization / adjusting your graphics settings, compared to Catalyst Control Center (although it might be because I use a laptop the settings are fairly limited).

Here's just a quick picture to show you what the steps are to adding a hl2.exe (TF2) profile to Radeon Pro, although the little guide mousiope posted pretty much sums it all up:

1. Click on profile
2. Press the add profile button
3. Navigate to your Team Fortress 2 folder (usually on 64-bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Team Fortress 2)
4. Go to the "Advanced" tab
5. Check Texture LOD box and set the slider to +3.

http://i.imgur.com/rOfnCz7.png

Anyway, what I really want to show you is that you're actually able to go a step further with this. I started messing around with a lot of the Radeon Pro settings, and found the texture LOD slider to be very useful in-game as you can see from these first shots:

Just for notes or w/e, I'm using a modified Chris' maxframes, dx 8.1 and my resolution is 720p:

This is without Radeon Pro:

http://i.imgur.com/Ke2gSpAh.jpg

This is with Radeon Pro and LOD = +3:

http://i.imgur.com/sc1txYVh.jpg

This is what it is supposed to look like mousiope, you should be able to clearly see a difference with the walls and ground textures being much more washed out and faded. However, you might notice from the LOD +3 picture that to the left and also in the bottom near the control point HUD elements, you're able to see the textures as they were without Radeon Pro and LOD +3 enabled. This is really annoying in game (atleast to me), because TF2 is a fairly fast paced FPS, and with the LOD set to +3, the textures closer to you will always be more detailed and so there will always be this level of detail change going on when you're moving through all the different maps you're playing on.

Here's a shot showing the effect of LOD = +3:

http://i.imgur.com/BFGbHQSh.png

Here's a shot showing the effect of manually setting LOD to +20:

http://i.imgur.com/kqaueaDh.png

The lighting is a side effect of using a really high LOD setting, I'll discuss that further down and show some better comparison shots.

The tweak

So after messing around with Radeon Pro and this LOD slider, I wondered, why is the slider limited from -3 to +3? There's not really any reason for it to be limited to this, so I decided to go "investigate" the AppData folder (usually C:\Users\YOUR W7 USERNAME\AppData) where application settings (usually?) are saved. Luckily if you go from AppData -> Roaming -> RadeonPro -> Profiles (C:\Users\YOUR W7 USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\RadeonPro\Profiles), you'll find the profile or profiles (in .XML format) you've saved for your game(s) and also the global profile if you've edited that:

http://i.imgur.com/UNxkglp.png

Anyway, simply find the one that ends with "..._hl2.exe" right click it and open the profile with notepad. Now simply use Notepad's search function (usually ctrl + F) and search for "LodAdj", if you've already set it to +3, its value in notepad should be 30. I did some experimenting and found that with LOD = +20 (value = 200 in notepad) textures in game close to you don't seem to change, as opposed to +3. I also tried going higher, value set to 2000 in notepad, but I didn't notice a change from 200, feel free to try yourself. The other adjustment "TextureLod" you can see I marked below is the mipmap slider value, if you've already changed it in Radeon Pro then leave it, otherwise I believe the value set to 3 is "high performance" in Radeon Pro:

http://i.imgur.com/X6WfyGqh.png

After you've done this, changing anything in Radeon Pro regarding your TF2 profile, will reset the custom values in the .XML profile. So I recommend that you set all the different settings for your TF2 profile (like disabling Aero on TF2 startup, mipmap set to high performance ( recommended since this tweak messes up textures anyway), etc.) and once you've done all the Radeon Pro tweaking, you can edit the LOD value in the .XML file in notepad, save it and then simply right click the .XML profile -> go to properties and check read-only in attributes, and click apply. This option simply doesn't allow the program to edit the file and so if you accidently/try to change something in your Radeon Pro TF2 profile, it'll give you an error (I believe) and it actually tries to create a new profile in AppData for HL2, but it's not important since your old read-only profile will be the one used and the values won't change:

http://i.imgur.com/HozxGPC.png

I hope this helps some of you, I've certainly noticed the effect on a lot of things. Like the sentry buster smoke explosion in mvm is incredibly blocky / pixely, wonderful stuff, and I think this effects particles too like the flames coming from the pyro's flamethrower, I'm not exactly sure though!

Some side effects of LOD = +20

Here's a shot showing a jump with two speedshot platforms and a rampslide at the end. LOD is set to +3 on the left, while it's +20 on the right (same goes for the following shots). You can clearly see the lighting is much, much brighter on the right side of the first platform I'm standing on compared to the left. This should be visible throughout the shot on the next platform and the rampslide at the end as well.

http://i.imgur.com/Rw1XUgOh.png

Here's another shot only showing the rampslide, but you can easily see the trade off there is, no rings / different levels of detail, but much brighter lighting / textures on the right (LOD = +20) compared to the left with rings and a lot less brighter textures (LOD = +3).

http://i.imgur.com/y3N0B2mh.png

Here's just another shot showing what effect editing the LOD has on some textures:

http://i.imgur.com/HkNzJTZh.png

As you can see on the left (LOD = +3) you were able to see through those wall/grid textures originally (Radeon Pro disabled/no change in LOD), but with LOD set to much higher setting you can't anymore. On the right is again LOD = +20, showing that the LOD effect of +3 isn't there anymore. I don't know if there's an opposite effect of this with regards to some textures, as in, higher LOD (+20) = transparent textures where there originally are supposed to be solid textures. I haven't really tested any official map with it so I can't say anything about textures on those maps / lighting on those map. Feel free to do some testing, and post here with any results!

Sorry about the long post, but hopefully some of you'll find it useful!

EDIT 1: The "TextureLod" value in notepad represents the mipmap quality slider, with 3 being high performance and 0 being high quality, just keep this at 3 if you use this tweak

EDIT 2: The rings you see on the left side of the comparison shots, might have something to do with how TF2 is rendered, and might not directly show the different "levels" at which textures are rendered. All I know is that textures definitely aren't changing as much at LOD +20 compared to +3 - and they look way more blocky.

[quote=mousiope]i got radeon pro, what settings do i need to change ? can someone help ?

Edit:
I followed these insctructions posted by an user on other thread but i dont see any differences :/

"All you have to do is make a profile, add hl2.exe from your tf2 folder and you're able to tweak your settings.You have a simple slider to adjust your LOD (Texture LOD in the 'advanced' tab) with 3 being the lowest. You can also set your mipmap quality to 'high performance' etc. Don't forget you'll always have to run the program to keep your changes."[/quote]

[b]THIS MIGHT MESS UP YOUR TEXTURES! Use at your own risk. (See the other posts for solutions)[/b]

[b]Feel free to skip to the actual tweak further down.[/b]

From my experience, Radeon Pro is a really good program to use for optimization / adjusting your graphics settings, compared to Catalyst Control Center (although it might be because I use a laptop the settings are fairly limited).

Here's just a quick picture to show you what the steps are to adding a hl2.exe (TF2) profile to Radeon Pro, although the little guide mousiope posted pretty much sums it all up:

1. Click on profile
2. Press the add profile button
3. Navigate to your Team Fortress 2 folder (usually on 64-bit: C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Team Fortress 2)
4. Go to the "Advanced" tab
5. Check Texture LOD box and set the slider to +3.

[img]http://i.imgur.com/rOfnCz7.png[/img]

Anyway, what I really want to show you is that you're actually able to go a step further with this. I started messing around with a lot of the Radeon Pro settings, and found the texture LOD slider to be very useful in-game as you can see from these first shots:

Just for notes or w/e, I'm using a modified Chris' maxframes, dx 8.1 and my resolution is 720p:

This is without Radeon Pro:

[img]http://i.imgur.com/Ke2gSpAh.jpg[/img]

This is with Radeon Pro and LOD = +3:

[img]http://i.imgur.com/sc1txYVh.jpg[/img]

This is what it is supposed to look like mousiope, you should be able to clearly see a difference with the walls and ground textures being much more washed out and faded. However, you might notice from the LOD +3 picture that to the left and also in the bottom near the control point HUD elements, you're able to see the textures as they were without Radeon Pro and LOD +3 enabled. This is really annoying in game (atleast to me), because TF2 is a fairly fast paced FPS, and with the LOD set to +3, the textures closer to you will always be more detailed and so there will always be this level of detail change going on when you're moving through all the different maps you're playing on.

Here's a shot showing the effect of LOD = +3:

[img]http://i.imgur.com/BFGbHQSh.png[/img]

Here's a shot showing the effect of manually setting LOD to +20:

[img]http://i.imgur.com/kqaueaDh.png[/img]

The lighting is a side effect of using a really high LOD setting, I'll discuss that further down and show some better comparison shots.

[b]The tweak[/b]

So after messing around with Radeon Pro and this LOD slider, I wondered, why is the slider limited from -3 to +3? There's not really any reason for it to be limited to this, so I decided to go "investigate" the AppData folder (usually C:\Users\YOUR W7 USERNAME\AppData) where application settings (usually?) are saved. Luckily if you go from AppData -> Roaming -> RadeonPro -> Profiles (C:\Users\YOUR W7 USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\RadeonPro\Profiles), you'll find the profile or profiles (in .XML format) you've saved for your game(s) and also the global profile if you've edited that:

[img]http://i.imgur.com/UNxkglp.png[/img]

Anyway, simply find the one that ends with "..._hl2.exe" right click it and open the profile with notepad. Now simply use Notepad's search function (usually ctrl + F) and search for "[b]LodAdj[/b]", if you've already set it to +3, its value in notepad should be 30. I did some experimenting and found that with LOD = +20 (value = 200 in notepad) textures in game close to you don't seem to change, as opposed to +3. I also tried going higher, value set to 2000 in notepad, but I didn't notice a change from 200, feel free to try yourself. The other adjustment "TextureLod" you can see I marked below is the mipmap slider value, if you've already changed it in Radeon Pro then leave it, otherwise I believe the value set to 3 is "high performance" in Radeon Pro:

[img]http://i.imgur.com/X6WfyGqh.png[/img]

After you've done this, changing anything in Radeon Pro regarding your TF2 profile, will reset the custom values in the .XML profile. So I recommend that you set all the different settings for your TF2 profile (like disabling Aero on TF2 startup, mipmap set to high performance ( recommended since this tweak messes up textures anyway), etc.) and once you've done all the Radeon Pro tweaking, you can edit the LOD value in the .XML file in notepad, save it and then simply right click the .XML profile -> go to properties and check read-only in attributes, and click apply. This option simply doesn't allow the program to edit the file and so if you accidently/try to change something in your Radeon Pro TF2 profile, it'll give you an error (I believe) and it actually tries to create a new profile in AppData for HL2, but it's not important since your old read-only profile will be the one used and the values won't change:

[img]http://i.imgur.com/HozxGPC.png[/img]

I hope this helps some of you, I've certainly noticed the effect on a lot of things. Like the sentry buster smoke explosion in mvm is incredibly blocky / pixely, wonderful stuff, and I think this effects particles too like the flames coming from the pyro's flamethrower, I'm not exactly sure though!

[b]Some side effects of LOD = +20[/b]

Here's a shot showing a jump with two speedshot platforms and a rampslide at the end. LOD is set to +3 on the left, while it's +20 on the right ([b]same goes for the following shots[/b]). You can clearly see the lighting is much, much brighter on the right side of the first platform I'm standing on compared to the left. This should be visible throughout the shot on the next platform and the rampslide at the end as well.

[img]http://i.imgur.com/Rw1XUgOh.png[/img]

Here's another shot only showing the rampslide, but you can easily see the trade off there is, no rings / different levels of detail, but much brighter lighting / textures on the right (LOD = +20) compared to the left with rings and a lot less brighter textures (LOD = +3).

[img]http://i.imgur.com/y3N0B2mh.png[/img]

Here's just another shot showing what effect editing the LOD has on some textures:

[img]http://i.imgur.com/HkNzJTZh.png[/img]

As you can see on the left (LOD = +3) you were able to see through those wall/grid textures originally (Radeon Pro disabled/no change in LOD), but with LOD set to much higher setting you can't anymore. On the right is again LOD = +20, showing that the LOD effect of +3 isn't there anymore. I don't know if there's an opposite effect of this with regards to some textures, as in, higher LOD (+20) = transparent textures where there originally are supposed to be solid textures. I haven't really tested any official map with it so I can't say anything about textures on those maps / lighting on those map. Feel free to do some testing, and post here with any results!

Sorry about the long post, but hopefully some of you'll find it useful!

[b]EDIT 1: The "TextureLod" value in notepad represents the mipmap quality slider, with 3 being high performance and 0 being high quality, just keep this at 3 if you use this tweak[/b]

[b]EDIT 2: The rings you see on the left side of the comparison shots, might have something to do with how TF2 is rendered, and might not directly show the different "levels" at which textures are rendered. All I know is that textures definitely aren't changing as much at LOD +20 compared to +3 - and they look way more blocky.[/b]
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damm... thanks for your input, will try asap
have u done any fps tests ?

damm... thanks for your input, will try asap
have u done any fps tests ?
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Thanks!
I've been looking to bypass the limit of LOD 3 aswell, but i'm such a tool i've never figured out anything.
Also don't forget to set mat_filterlightmaps and mat_filtertextures to 1 for more solid, less blocky textures.

http://puu.sh/5Acwz.jpg

mousiopedamm... thanks for your input, will try asap
have u done any fps tests ?

LOD tweak only makes the game look worse, no fps gains.

Thanks!
I've been looking to bypass the limit of LOD 3 aswell, but i'm such a tool i've never figured out anything.
Also don't forget to set mat_filterlightmaps and mat_filtertextures to 1 for more solid, less blocky textures.

[img]http://puu.sh/5Acwz.jpg[/img]

[quote=mousiope]damm... thanks for your input, will try asap
have u done any fps tests ?[/quote]
LOD tweak only makes the game look worse, no fps gains.
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I did these tweaks, but now i want to go back to normal graphics. So how do I do that lol

I did these tweaks, but now i want to go back to normal graphics. So how do I do that lol
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ZhengodI did these tweaks, but now i want to go back to normal graphics. So how do I do that lol

Simply go to the profiles folder once again, (C:\Users\YOUR W7 USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\RadeonPro\Profiles, find the .XML profile, uncheck read-only, delete it from the folder or the Radeon Pro UI (probably best to do both - or simply don't run the program with TF2).

mousiopedamm... thanks for your input, will try asap
have u done any fps tests ?

No, not yet, but I think if your fps struggles because of some particles it might boost fps a little bit? I can't say for sure, it's better just to try it out and see for yourself.

[quote=Zhengod]I did these tweaks, but now i want to go back to normal graphics. So how do I do that lol[/quote]

Simply go to the profiles folder once again, (C:\Users\YOUR W7 USERNAME\AppData\Roaming\RadeonPro\Profiles, find the .XML profile, uncheck read-only, delete it from the folder or the Radeon Pro UI (probably best to do both - or simply don't run the program with TF2).

[quote=mousiope]damm... thanks for your input, will try asap
have u done any fps tests ?[/quote]

No, not yet, but I think if your fps struggles because of some particles it might boost fps a little bit? I can't say for sure, it's better just to try it out and see for yourself.
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#13
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kinda wish I had an AMD gfx card to do this :/

kinda wish I had an AMD gfx card to do this :/
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zephyrkinda wish I had an AMD gfx card to do this :/

pretty sure you can do something similar with the nvidia profile settings tool or something.

[quote=zephyr]kinda wish I had an AMD gfx card to do this :/[/quote]

pretty sure you can do something similar with the nvidia profile settings tool or something.
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#15
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Yeah you can do some weird picmip shit with nvidia SLI tool, I did it briefly with CS:GO to see if it would make the game any more play able but it ended up just bothering me and not improving performance at all.

Yeah you can do some weird picmip shit with nvidia SLI tool, I did it briefly with CS:GO to see if it would make the game any more play able but it ended up just bothering me and not improving performance at all.
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I deleted it and even uninstalled RadeonPro, but the textures are still there ):

I deleted it and even uninstalled RadeonPro, but the textures are still there ):
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ZhengodI deleted it and even uninstalled RadeonPro, but the textures are still there ):

Did you try rebooting your PC?

Are you sure you didn't use any of the console commands RRP posted?

If that doesn't do it, I don't really know what to do, since the program and the settings are all gone and the program is the thing forcing these graphics settings. So it doesn't really make any sense.

The LOD tweak only gives textures a really blocky look, like minecraft, though some textures might be completely clean and washed out.

[quote=Zhengod]I deleted it and even uninstalled RadeonPro, but the textures are still there ):[/quote]

Did you try rebooting your PC?

Are you sure you didn't use any of the console commands RRP posted?

If that doesn't do it, I don't really know what to do, since the program and the settings are all gone and the program is the thing forcing these graphics settings. So it doesn't really make any sense.

The LOD tweak only gives textures a really blocky look, like minecraft, though some textures might be completely clean and washed out.
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my settings reset so I guess I'll make a guide for nvidia

download nvidia inspector

http://iforce.co.nz/i/nmai1t5w.xwu.png

1. click this
2. select team fortress 2
3. click this and find hl2.exe (SteamApps\common\Team Fortress 2\hl2.exe)
4. select this
5. change lod bias to whatever
6. click this

this is what works with the latest driver, some of the earlier versions have a slightly different process, but there's guides for them (google)

edit: oh and I don't think you're allowed to do this with esea soz

my settings reset so I guess I'll make a guide for nvidia

download nvidia inspector

[img]http://iforce.co.nz/i/nmai1t5w.xwu.png[/img]

1. click this
2. select team fortress 2
3. click this and find hl2.exe (SteamApps\common\Team Fortress 2\hl2.exe)
4. select this
5. change lod bias to whatever
6. click this

this is what works with the latest driver, some of the earlier versions have a slightly different process, but there's guides for them (google)

edit: oh and I don't think you're allowed to do this with esea soz
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Man, I miss having an nvidia card.

Everything's just so much easier and better... and cooler... and... stuff... *sniff*

Man, I miss having an nvidia card.

Everything's just so much easier and better... and cooler... and... stuff... *sniff*
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I think i'm in the same boat as zhengod.. Please help, my PC's texture settings are fucked.

Edit: I fixed it, I'm so dumb :( I just had to go to the general tab and reset defaults.

I think i'm in the same boat as zhengod.. Please help, my PC's texture settings are fucked.

Edit: I fixed it, I'm so dumb :( I just had to go to the general tab and reset defaults.
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3H5I think i'm in the same boat as zhengod.. Please help, my PC's texture settings are fucked.

Edit: I fixed it, I'm so dumb :( I just had to go to the general tab and reset defaults.

I'm glad you were able to fix it, and I suppose it's my fault too, resetting to default settings is probably the wisest thing to do first. I do wonder what your textures looked like though, it's weird that changing the LOD messes some people stuff up completely... Guess I'll add a warning or something.

[quote=3H5]I think i'm in the same boat as zhengod.. Please help, my PC's texture settings are fucked.

Edit: I fixed it, I'm so dumb :( I just had to go to the general tab and reset defaults.[/quote]

I'm glad you were able to fix it, and I suppose it's my fault too, resetting to default settings is probably the wisest thing to do first. I do wonder what your textures looked like though, it's weird that changing the LOD messes some people stuff up completely... Guess I'll add a warning or something.
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Shiftamy settings reset so I guess I'll make a guide for nvidia

download nvidia inspector

1. click this
2. select team fortress 2
3. click this and find hl2.exe (SteamApps\common\Team Fortress 2\hl2.exe)
4. select this
5. change lod bias to whatever
6. click this

this is what works with the latest driver, some of the earlier versions have a slightly different process, but there's guides for them (google)

edit: oh and I don't think you're allowed to do this with esea soz

does this process change at all if you have 2 SLI cards?

[quote=Shifta]my settings reset so I guess I'll make a guide for nvidia

download nvidia inspector


1. click this
2. select team fortress 2
3. click this and find hl2.exe (SteamApps\common\Team Fortress 2\hl2.exe)
4. select this
5. change lod bias to whatever
6. click this

this is what works with the latest driver, some of the earlier versions have a slightly different process, but there's guides for them (google)

edit: oh and I don't think you're allowed to do this with esea soz[/quote]


does this process change at all if you have 2 SLI cards?
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RRPThanks!
I've been looking to bypass the limit of LOD 3 aswell, but i'm such a tool i've never figured out anything.
Also don't forget to set mat_filterlightmaps and mat_filtertextures to 1 for more solid, less blocky textures.

http://puu.sh/5Acwz.jpg
mousiopedamm... thanks for your input, will try asap
have u done any fps tests ?
LOD tweak only makes the game look worse, no fps gains.

Is it possible to loose a couple fps because the game wasn't designed to be played like this? Not that it matters just wondering if that makes any sense

[quote=RRP]Thanks!
I've been looking to bypass the limit of LOD 3 aswell, but i'm such a tool i've never figured out anything.
Also don't forget to set mat_filterlightmaps and mat_filtertextures to 1 for more solid, less blocky textures.

[img]http://puu.sh/5Acwz.jpg[/img]

[quote=mousiope]damm... thanks for your input, will try asap
have u done any fps tests ?[/quote]
LOD tweak only makes the game look worse, no fps gains.[/quote]
Is it possible to loose a couple fps because the game wasn't designed to be played like this? Not that it matters just wondering if that makes any sense
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tornados2111Is it possible to loose a couple fps because the game wasn't designed to be played like this? Not that it matters just wondering if that makes any sense

Ran few quick tests with fraps

DX8, maxframes
Avg: 213.154 - Min: 92 - Max: 281

DX8, maxframes, RadeonPro; Mipmap high performance, LOD 3
Avg: 216.034 - Min: 97 - Max: 283

DX8, maxframes, RadeonPro; Mipmap high performance, LOD 20
Avg: 215.129 - Min: 96 - Max: 283

So basically no change at all.

[quote=tornados2111]
Is it possible to loose a couple fps because the game wasn't designed to be played like this? Not that it matters just wondering if that makes any sense[/quote]

Ran few quick tests with fraps

[b]DX8, maxframes[/b]
Avg: 213.154 - Min: 92 - Max: 281

[b]DX8, maxframes, RadeonPro; Mipmap high performance, LOD 3[/b]
Avg: 216.034 - Min: 97 - Max: 283

[b]DX8, maxframes, RadeonPro; Mipmap high performance, LOD 20[/b]
Avg: 215.129 - Min: 96 - Max: 283

So basically no change at all.
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#25
0 Frags +

http://i.imgur.com/jqeXN4L.png

What does this mean? I am on step 3 of Shifta's post.

[img]http://i.imgur.com/jqeXN4L.png[/img]
What does this mean? I am on step 3 of Shifta's post.
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#26
2 Frags +

Thanks Apollo.

Thanks Apollo.
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#27
1 Frags +
zephyrdoes this process change at all if you have 2 SLI cards?

I'm not sure, I'd say probably not.

cage-What does this mean? I am on step 3 of Shifta's post.

Go to the Half-Life 2 profile (step 2) and remove the executable with the button on the right of the one you press in step 3. I'm not sure if this is necessary but it won't hurt.

[quote=zephyr]does this process change at all if you have 2 SLI cards?[/quote]

I'm not sure, I'd say probably not.

[quote=cage-]What does this mean? I am on step 3 of Shifta's post.[/quote]

Go to the Half-Life 2 profile (step 2) and remove the executable with the button on the right of the one you press in step 3. I'm not sure if this is necessary but it won't hurt.
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#28
0 Frags +

I've been having a slight problem after using RadeonPro to edit my TF2, where the game wouldn't do a command, for example, spamming A and D, where it would continue to move me to the right for about a split second, and then to start moving me to the left. Is there a way I can fix this?

It would often happen more if I started playing on a public rather than a local server.

I've been having a slight problem after using RadeonPro to edit my TF2, where the game wouldn't do a command, for example, spamming A and D, where it would continue to move me to the right for about a split second, and then to start moving me to the left. Is there a way I can fix this?

It would often happen more if I started playing on a public rather than a local server.
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#29
11 Frags +

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Video\ ( your driver video id) \0000\UMD
create LodAdj string set to 15 or 0 insnstant lod change no reboot, only close/open your game. LOD with lastest drivers ez. no soft, only for pro pc users. welcome to the regedit.

http://img0.joyreactor.cc/pics/post/%D0%B3%D0%B8%D1%84%D0%BA%D0%B8-1493984.gif

on ati lod 10 is hardware.

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Video\ ( your driver video id) \0000\UMD
create LodAdj string set to 15 or 0 insnstant lod change no reboot, only close/open your game. LOD with lastest drivers ez. no soft, only for pro pc users. welcome to the regedit.
[img]http://img0.joyreactor.cc/pics/post/%D0%B3%D0%B8%D1%84%D0%BA%D0%B8-1493984.gif[/img]
on ati lod 10 is hardware.
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#30
5 Frags +
Jaid_HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Video\ ( your driver video id) \0000\UMD
create LodAdj string set to 15 or 0 insnstant lod change no reboot, only close/open your game. LOD with lastest drivers ez. no soft, only for pro pc users. welcome to the regedit.
on ati lod 10 is hardware.

I can confirm that this actually works. I have a mobile AMD Radeon 7670M.
Although the path in regedit was a different one! Just use the search function (ctrl+f) in regedit to find the folder "UMD".
This is probably the easiest way so far, without any extra programs to install and stuff :D
It gave me at least a 20fps boost!

[quote=Jaid_]HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Video\ ( your driver video id) \0000\UMD
create LodAdj string set to 15 or 0 insnstant lod change no reboot, only close/open your game. LOD with lastest drivers ez. no soft, only for pro pc users. welcome to the regedit.
on ati lod 10 is hardware.[/quote]

[url=http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=392253953]I can confirm that this actually works[/url]. I have a mobile AMD Radeon 7670M.
Although the path in regedit was a different one! Just use the search function (ctrl+f) in regedit to find the folder "UMD".
This is probably the easiest way so far, without any extra programs to install and stuff :D
It gave me at least a 20fps boost!
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