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The Official Elder Scrolls V : Skyrim Thread

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  1. Black Panther

    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    Check your graphic card's settings!

    If you have an AMD card, go into Catalyst and check the Mipmap Detail Level in 3D Application settings under Gaming. And Nvidia users do the equivalent (sorry I can't remember offhand)

    If that setting is set to "performance" it will override the game settings and you'll get crappy textures even with everything on Ultra!

    Here's an example, both with the same ingame settings on Ultra but with no AA:

    High Mipmap Detail level - textures are OK
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    Low Mipmap Detail level - textures are horrible!
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    TBH I think even the highest textures look horrible for a modern game, I understand it's a big world though. Looking forward to a HD texture pack mod in the future ready for when I play the game through.

    Cheers for the heads up though BP :)
     
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    How's the game so far? And why does this thread got stick?
     
  4. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    I stuck it because there will be a lot of people playing the game and they can conveniently find the thread. I can always unstick it when the novelty wears off. :)
     
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    Thanks though this is a general thing everyone should really already be aware of. I only set "Performance" when benching. Whether to set it at Quality or High Quality is different and worthy of some research and testing-- that really depends on the game and your hardware. High Quality is all driver optimizations off and in some well-supported games you can get it running a lot better with little to no IQ sacrifice by choosing Quality instead.


    Indeed. I'm definitely going to need 2GB cards next.
     
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    I cant find this BP, Mipmap Detail Level in 3D Application settings under Gaming.
    here's what i have-
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    Names been changed; it's the "Catalyst AI" option. Texture Filtering. You are on Quality now. I would try High Quality as there isn't good driver support yet and it may it look a lot better. It also may drop fps a lot though, likely less in the future. Give it a shot...

    Note I said we all should generally be already aware of this pretty basic and important driver setting but granted as they changed the option name recently some folks may not be up to speed. Though actually now it's a lot more "layman" friendly as it says "Texture Filtering Quality", imo. I mean, WTF is a mipmap? ;)
     
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    I don't have a high quality setting, unless its on the right with no name on it?
     
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    Wrigleyvillain PTFO or GTFO

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    Yeah wierd there are three "ticks", you are presently on the middle one, and High Quality is all the way to the right (like 99% sure that's what its called). No name on the right?

    What version is that?
     
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    Latest 11.10 i believe.

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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    I think the UI is pretty lame.
    Textures aren't too bad, but the geometry sucks at times.
    CrossFire works negatively for me.
    I don't care, I love this game so far... as it turns out more than sleep and possibly more than my girlfriend.
     
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    Does this game support directx 11? Ive been reading around, and it says yes. However, when I fire up the game, MSI afterburner on screen display state its using DX9? Do I have to enable it somewhere in the options or something?
     
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    Nope. There is a folder in the game that says DX10 though.
     
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    Wonder if they will make it dx11? Looks pretty good for dx10 though.
     
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    Yeah, I was also wondering about that.. thought it had dx10 as well, and my setup was forced to run dx9. Sigh.. oh well, perhaps a future patch

    Its not even running on dx10.. just dx9. From the looks of it, engine would really get a performance boost if dx11 was used with 1:1 dx9 effects
     
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    No, the Catalyst AI option is the one immediately before it. I tried Catalyst AI too, but I didn't see any difference whether on low, high or in the middle so I left it in the middle. What makes a real difference (as visible in my screenshots on first post of this page) is the 'mipmap' setting:
    [​IMG]

    My Catalyst's 11.9
     
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    Isn't this thread already official enough? :/
     
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    Not really. It's nearly all speculation before the game was released. And it's 50 pages long already. About time that thread got locked actually.

    Anyway this is hardly the place to discuss on the worth of sticking the thread or not. This thread is for discussing the experience of Skyrim, after release.
     
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    But if he put 'official' in his thread then that would be a completely different story ;)
     
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    What do you mean? The game on PC has 8 quick keys. Surely consoles don't have 8... Wait...

    BTW I changed my bindings and can't find a way to quick-slot my items... How?
     
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    tigger I'm the only one

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    I don't have mipmap detail level on cat 11.10, might go back to 11,9 to try it.
     
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    I agree; I'm rather disappointed by it.
     
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    Agreed.
     
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    he's right it's paper, but it's thick and i'm definitely not disappointed. then again i wasn't expecting it so...
     
  25. Kreij

    Kreij Senior Monkey Moderator Staff Member

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    Done on moderator request. ;)

    I really don't want all the info split between the two or it's a nightmare to find stuff.
     

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