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Ogs
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(06-12-2012, 03:06 PM)
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Before anyone starts, no this is not some dig at console games.

Purpose of the thread is to show what PC games can look at at the other end of the scale, at the lowest possible settings the game allows you to select. Some games look like they belong in the PSX era, some look still pretty damned good all things considered.

Rules -

Resolution - 1280x720 (16:9) 1280x800 (16:10) or 1280x1024 (4:3)
Settings - Lowest that the game offers (Not editing CFG files, entering console commands, using external IQ apps etc).
Limits - 2 screenshots per post.
Naming - Include the name of the game.
Compression - Dont compress or use any image host that does.
Stretching - No stretched screenshots please.
Spoilers - Do not post spoilers for recent games (For the games first 6 months after release)


I use FRAPS to take screenshots, however use whatever you want as long as it doesnt compress the images :)

To start then ...

Mass Effect 3



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toastyToast
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(06-12-2012, 03:13 PM)
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Interesting idea for a thread

I look forward to having my eyes seared
joeygreco1985
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(06-12-2012, 03:14 PM)
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Awesome idea!
Felix Lighter
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(06-12-2012, 03:16 PM)
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Not a bad idea. Might be helpful for those trying to game on laptops. I think it would be nice to also know how well performance scales with the settings but that's a little trickier.
FuKuy
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(06-12-2012, 03:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by joeygreco1985

Awesome idea!

Indeed. VERY interesting post.
ThaneKrios
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(06-12-2012, 03:16 PM)
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My crappy laptop will love this thread.
Metalmurphy
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(06-12-2012, 03:16 PM)
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Resolution rules don't make sense due to monitors native resolutions.
Terbinator
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(06-12-2012, 03:16 PM)
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Those Diablo 3 screenshots are still on 'high', aren't they?
shinobi602
(06-12-2012, 03:18 PM)
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Damn, these games don't look THAT bad even on lowest settings.
TheOnlyMook
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(06-12-2012, 03:19 PM)
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This is an awesome idea, bring on the jaggies
RoboPlato
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(06-12-2012, 03:19 PM)
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Diablo 3 looks basically the same :lol
JJDinomite
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(06-12-2012, 03:19 PM)
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Excellent idea for a thread. I'm sure I could contribute quite a bit to this cause.
Twinduct
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(06-12-2012, 03:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Terbinator

Those Diablo 3 screenshots are still on 'high', aren't they?

Man, though the same heh.
It even removes the smudge filter! Definitive setting confirmed!
PuppetSlave
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(06-12-2012, 03:21 PM)
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Spoilers - Avoid this for recent games (6 months+)

Great rule!

*pics of diablo 3*

Oh


;)
Lactose_Intolerant
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(06-12-2012, 03:21 PM)
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You aren't going low enough resolution wise.
Fantastical
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This is a pretty good idea. Doesn't look bad, except for that Battlefield screenshot with all the trees, IMO.
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(06-12-2012, 03:23 PM)
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Wasn't it the Matrix that looked really bad at the lowest setting? Square wheels on the cars etc? Someone still has them lying about surely ;)
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(06-12-2012, 03:23 PM)
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I played Diablo 3 on the lowest settings for a few hours when I was away from home, and I definitely remember it looking way worse than the screenshots in here.
You sure those are set to low?
SteelAttack
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(06-12-2012, 03:24 PM)
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This thread was made for me and my aging, dusty GT220 GPU that defies the laws of physics by running on a 220W PSU.
Reuenthal
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(06-12-2012, 03:25 PM)
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Me and my 8800 will be paying attention to this thread
BosSin
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(06-12-2012, 03:26 PM)
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Originally Posted by Lactose_Intolerant

You aren't going low enough resolution wise.

I thought the same thing
Rapstah
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(06-12-2012, 03:28 PM)
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Trackmania 2: Canyon



While textures become really muddy on the lowest possible option, the game actually retains a lot of its look very far down in the impressive list of setups on which it will run. I'm running this on an Acer Aspire One with a screen resoltuion of 1366*768, and with these settings it keeps a fairly steady 25-30 FPS, making the game very playable.

(I scaled the picture down to long side 1280 pixels because this resolution isn't any of the aspects you mentioned in the OP.)
Ogs
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(06-12-2012, 03:29 PM)
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Resolution rules are just to keep some uniformity in the thread.

Diablo III, have i spoiled something ? Its all pretty early on stuff so i didnt think anything was spoilt but if so do tell me and il remove/replace them.

Also Diablo III settings, this is what i have selected -

http://www.abload.de/img/screenshot0009t7al.jpg

Any settings im missing ?
Metalmurphy
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(06-12-2012, 03:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by BosSin

I thought the same thing

Tiny screens won't show the rest of the low settings that well.




AION


Max settings for comparison: http://www.abload.de/img/aion0008xfbpa.jpg



Max settings for comparison: http://www.abload.de/img/aion0009gqaxp.jpg
jbueno
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(06-12-2012, 03:29 PM)
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Good thread idea, will try a few later. Just to be sure though, no Steam screenshots are accepted right?
szaromir
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(06-12-2012, 03:30 PM)

Originally Posted by Lactose_Intolerant

You aren't going low enough resolution wise.

No it's great, it's mostly for people playing on 15' laptops with some low-end graphics hardware on board. I don't think those games would run on netbooks anyway (if people still buy those in this tablet era).
smuldegspaj
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(06-12-2012, 03:30 PM)
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ops sorry.
SteelAttack
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(06-12-2012, 03:31 PM)
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Why is that guy grabbing his junk?
joeygreco1985
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(06-12-2012, 03:32 PM)
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Originally Posted by FuKuy

Indeed. VERY interesting post.

I'll make sure my posts meet or exceed your posting requirements in the future.

Or not...
Metalmurphy
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(06-12-2012, 03:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by SteelAttack

Why is that guy grabbing his junk?

He sits around all day selling stuff. You gotta make "adjustments" at some point.
Bentendo
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(06-12-2012, 03:33 PM)
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Bethesda games on the lowest settings always look awful. Oblivion especially.
mrklaw
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(06-12-2012, 03:34 PM)
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they look ok. More than anything they show that you want AA. First temptation would be to whack up the resolution, texture detail, object detail etc, but you could argue you need to increase the AA first, and then adjust detail
SpacePirate Ridley
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(06-12-2012, 03:35 PM)
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Jaggies: The thread!
Oh god, how I hate jaggies :(

Som really interesting things in this thread. I like the comparison shots with lowest and highest settings in one of the posts.
PuppetSlave
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(06-12-2012, 03:37 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ogs

Resolution rules are just to keep some uniformity in the thread.

Diablo III, have i spoiled something ? Its all pretty early on stuff so i didnt think anything was spoilt but if so do tell me and il remove/replace them.

No I misread your post. I thought the rule said to avoid recently released games period, not just spoiler pics. (since some people can be really picky about what is a spoiler and what is not.)
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(06-12-2012, 03:38 PM)
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Originally Posted by Metalmurphy

Tiny screens won't show the rest of the low settings that well.




AION


Max settings for comparison: http://www.abload.de/img/aion0008xfbpa.jpg



Max settings for comparison: http://www.abload.de/img/aion0009gqaxp.jpg

good god those are awful hah
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Ogs
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There is only 1 setting i did not change for this, the Image Quality option which i left at Native, because im pretty sure it only changes the rendering resolution while everything 2D is kept native.



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Half Life 2 looks amazing on low.
SteelAttack
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(06-12-2012, 03:41 PM)
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Holy shit MW3 looks surprisingly good.
Ogs
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(06-12-2012, 03:42 PM)
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Originally Posted by PuppetSlave

No I misread your post. I thought the rule said to avoid recently released games period, not just spoiler pics. (since some people can be really picky about what is a spoiler and what is not.)

Ah ok, have edited the OP a little bit :)

And holy gawd those HL2 shots ....
Ysiadmihi
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(06-12-2012, 03:43 PM)
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Originally Posted by EatChildren

Holy shit.
Finaika
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(06-12-2012, 03:44 PM)
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Nice idea.
stuminus3
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(06-12-2012, 03:44 PM)
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Interesting that at first glance the most obvious difference in the more modern games is in image quality (aliasing, filtering etc). I guess that's a by-product of games being ported from the consoles.
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this is what all games look like on my pc. Most are still very playable.

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