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Windows 7: Catalyst Drivers AA and AF Profiles?

19 Jun 2010   #1
GheP

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 
Catalyst Drivers AA and AF Profiles?

I had an nvidia card before (8800 gts) and their drivers would allow me to run a certain .exe file with different video settings (AA and AF).

I play cs and battlefield bad company 2 and want cs to have 4x AA and 4x AF. But, I want BFBC2 to run at "application setting".

Anyone know how to do this in the ATI drivers? I haven't owned an ATI since the pre-AMD years.


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19 Jun 2010   #2
fishnbanjo

Vista 64 Ultimate, Windows 7 64 Ultimate, Ubuntu 9.10
 
 

Pretty sure you do this in the Profiles option ATI Catalyst™ Control Center - Features has an explanation
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19 Jun 2010   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fishnbanjo View Post
Pretty sure you do this in the Profiles option ATI Catalyst™ Control Center - Features has an explanation
Correct. While not necessarily as convenient as Nvidia profiles, they can be set up and do work. Have a read here about profiles,

TweakGuides.com - ATI Catalyst Tweak Guide

Was written a while ago, but things haven't changed much (if at all) with how to create and use them.
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19 Jun 2010   #4
GheP

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Can someone please just help me set this up? The directions and descriptions in both links are very vague and don't really explain much. I'm using the Catalyst Control Center v2010.0210.1730.31317

I just want Half Life 1 games to run with custom AA and AF settings, all other games use the global settings.

EDIT: Nevermind, I figured it out. Very poorly done, NVidia drivers make it so much easier. Oh well, I guess I'll get used to manually setting my 'profile' each time I change games (unless someone can tell me how to have it auto change profiles based on what games I play).
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19 Jun 2010   #5
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If it is only the one game easiest way to set it up is,

1. Open CCC and go to the 3D options.

2. Make the settings the way you want them for HL1

3. Click on Options near the top right and from the dropdown select Profiles/Profile Manager.

4. Give it a name, click on Activation and decide how you activate the profile (using a shortcut, hotkey, or systray icon). *

5. Repeat with all settings at default.

* Seeing as you are only looking at 2 profiles it would probably be easier to use the hotkey method of activating the profile, just need to remember to use it before starting the game. If you use the systray icon you could also do it that way. If you go the shortcut route you need to remember which shortcut is for the profile and which is the one with the profile (haven't used this method in quite a while, but I think the shortcut icon gets changed but not sure).
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19 Jun 2010   #6
GheP

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stormy13 View Post
If it is only the one game easiest way to set it up is,

1. Open CCC and go to the 3D options.

2. Make the settings the way you want them for HL1

3. Click on Options near the top right and from the dropdown select Profiles/Profile Manager.

4. Give it a name, click on Activation and decide how you activate the profile (using a shortcut, hotkey, or systray icon). *

5. Repeat with all settings at default.

* Seeing as you are only looking at 2 profiles it would probably be easier to use the hotkey method of activating the profile, just need to remember to use it before starting the game. If you use the systray icon you could also do it that way. If you go the shortcut route you need to remember which shortcut is for the profile and which is the one with the profile (haven't used this method in quite a while, but I think the shortcut icon gets changed but not sure).
This is what I'm doing. Any way to do this automatically, or do I need to activate whenever I switch games. I edited my previous post btw, maybe you didn't see it.
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19 Jun 2010   #7
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

For Bad Company 2, you don't actually have to do anything in CCC.. literally, not a thing. All you do is open BC2 and set your AA and AF.
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19 Jun 2010   #8
GheP

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
For Bad Company 2, you don't actually have to do anything in CCC.. literally, not a thing. All you do is open BC2 and set your AA and AF.
I know...

The only thing is for half life based mods there is no application setting for AA and AF (i play multiple) and i also play hl2 based games.

anyone know of an automatic solution? if not, i will just continue using the manual profile switching.
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19 Jun 2010   #9
Fumz

7 Ultimate x64
 
 

HL AA and AF settings are in the ingame advanced graphics menu. The settings you apply for HL also apply to HL mods.
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20 Jun 2010   #10
GheP

Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fumz View Post
HL AA and AF settings are in the ingame advanced graphics menu. The settings you apply for HL also apply to HL mods.
Incorrect sir. Half Life has never had AA and AF menus. HL2 does however.

So, I guess there is no automatic solution.
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