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Kampoz13
Joined: May 15, 2010


Posted: May 22, 2010 04:37 PM    Msg. 1 of 36       
When I play Halo custom edition my graphics look like Nintendo 64 graphics and I've seen other videos on youtube like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQSC-qkicac which look way better than mine can someone help?


Codebrain
Joined: Sep 29, 2007

/meme


Posted: May 22, 2010 04:39 PM    Msg. 2 of 36       
What is your graphics card?


Kampoz13
Joined: May 15, 2010


Posted: May 22, 2010 04:41 PM    Msg. 3 of 36       
NVIDIA GeForce MX/MX 400
Edited by Kampoz13 on May 22, 2010 at 04:45 PM


Codebrain
Joined: Sep 29, 2007

/meme


Posted: May 22, 2010 04:53 PM    Msg. 4 of 36       
Your graphics card may not be suitable to run games that require pixel shaders, please visit this topic for more information.

http://gbxforums.gearboxsoftware.com/showthread.php?p=610133


Jaz
Joined: Mar 21, 2010

[Insert sarcastic comment here]


Posted: May 22, 2010 05:06 PM    Msg. 5 of 36       
Quote: --- Original message by: Kampoz13
When I play Halo custom edition my graphics look like Nintendo 64 graphics and I've seen other videos on youtube like http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQSC-qkicac which look way better than mine can someone help?


You're probably just going over the top about your graphics being worse than that of others. Post a screeny of your graphics.

And that video you posted is a modded map by POQ. It has enhanced graphics in the mod. It isn't normal Blood Gulch. ;)


Kampoz13
Joined: May 15, 2010


Posted: May 22, 2010 05:20 PM    Msg. 6 of 36       
Okay I'll Upload a video

Edit: Go Here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RLRGq4R2io
Edited by Kampoz13 on May 22, 2010 at 05:28 PM


Jaz
Joined: Mar 21, 2010

[Insert sarcastic comment here]


Posted: May 22, 2010 06:31 PM    Msg. 7 of 36       
Quote: --- Original message by: Kampoz13

Okay I'll Upload a video

Edit: Go Here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9RLRGq4R2io
Edited by Kampoz13 on May 22, 2010 at 05:28 PM

Lol, it looks better than it should pixelwise. You just need to change the screen contrast a bit to stop it being so dark.


Kampoz13
Joined: May 15, 2010


Posted: May 22, 2010 06:39 PM    Msg. 8 of 36       
but the textures on other videos look way better than mine
Plus I cant change the settings of specular and shadows why?


Gamma927
Joined: Jun 12, 2008

Steam: gamma927


Posted: May 22, 2010 06:41 PM    Msg. 9 of 36       
Quote: --- Original message by: Garagorn888
And that video you posted is a modded map by POQ. It has enhanced graphics in the mod. It isn't normal Blood Gulch. ;)


I see no difference.


Jaz
Joined: Mar 21, 2010

[Insert sarcastic comment here]


Posted: May 22, 2010 06:43 PM    Msg. 10 of 36       
Quote: --- Original message by: Kampoz13
but the textures on other videos look way better than mine
Plus I cant change the settings of specular and shadows why?

You prolly need a new driver. Check the Nvidia site. Don't worry, their latest driver works fine with Halo. I have an Nvidia card too. ;)


Mythril
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Screenshot Guru
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Joined: Mar 29, 2008

Jeffrey Albert Waldo


Posted: May 22, 2010 06:54 PM    Msg. 11 of 36       
You're running Halo in Safe Mode. The first time you boot HCE, did you receive a message that your video card was not totally supported? There was an option to boot in Safe Mode, which you probably chose. Boot it normally and see how it is.


Kampoz13
Joined: May 15, 2010


Posted: May 22, 2010 06:58 PM    Msg. 12 of 36       
No I've never used it in safemode. Whats the difference?

to Gamma927: theres alot of differences on my map you cant even see that grass, on the video there's glows and the player look more shinier
Edited by Kampoz13 on May 22, 2010 at 07:02 PM


Mythril
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Screenshot Guru
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Joined: Mar 29, 2008

Jeffrey Albert Waldo


Posted: May 22, 2010 07:27 PM    Msg. 13 of 36       
Well, it looks like how it looks like in Safe Mode.


Kampoz13
Joined: May 15, 2010


Posted: May 22, 2010 07:31 PM    Msg. 14 of 36       
I've never seen that SafeMode Message


Gamma927
Joined: Jun 12, 2008

Steam: gamma927


Posted: May 22, 2010 07:45 PM    Msg. 15 of 36       
Quote: --- Original message by: Kampoz13
to Gamma927: theres alot of differences on my map you cant even see that grass, on the video there's glows and the player look more shinier

I was quoting Gara-whatever his name is for a reason. The "POQ modded version with better graphics" looks exactly the same like normal blood gulch.


Kampoz13
Joined: May 15, 2010


Posted: May 22, 2010 08:45 PM    Msg. 16 of 36       
Well can someone tell me why my graphics don't look shiny
My graphics don't have scope blur.
and why can't I see grass on blood gulch?
Edited by Kampoz13 on May 22, 2010 at 08:48 PM


Rlentle2s
Joined: Oct 20, 2009

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Posted: May 22, 2010 10:23 PM    Msg. 17 of 36       
This might help you, this might not. In this video I went and tried to replicate your graphics and turn back. In your video I noticed that you don't have specular or shadows on. That might be safe mode turned on or your graphics and video card is just..gay.

http://www.xfire.com/video/2bacae/

(Note: That the gamma does not work in this video. I do not know why.)


Kampoz13
Joined: May 15, 2010


Posted: May 22, 2010 11:31 PM    Msg. 18 of 36       
So what Graphic cards do you recommend (non expensive please)
or can I download something to upgrade mine?
Edited by Kampoz13 on May 22, 2010 at 11:31 PM


Alpha Series
Joined: Apr 25, 2010


Posted: May 22, 2010 11:53 PM    Msg. 19 of 36       
I run on some outdated card and it works fairly great for the most part. Although it has aged and lost some of it's zip...

I use an nVidia geForce 9800 GTX I think... Anything before that is crap... Anything after that is pretty good, and the first few after that shouldn't be too expensive... I'd have to check.

I go to http://www.newegg.com/

On there, the 9800's go from $89 to $120 or so... Although, a lot of the performance is based on memory, so it's best to get a GTX.


Oh, and also, what is your current card? Is it just what your computer came with? If so, then you should just buy a new one. If you've bought one before, then go to your card's website (nVidia, ATI, etc) and browse it for driver updates. It should assist you in finding out what you need.
Edited by Alpha Series on May 23, 2010 at 01:03 AM


Jaz
Joined: Mar 21, 2010

[Insert sarcastic comment here]


Posted: May 23, 2010 02:49 AM    Msg. 20 of 36       
I'll search on the NVIDIA site to see if there any drivers which support your card.

If you have XP, this is probably what you need:

http://www.nvidia.co.uk/object/winxp_2k_93.71_uk.html

I just did a search on the NVIDIA site for MX cards. :P

If that doesn't work.... transferring you over to Alpha Series..... :P
Edited by Garagorn888 on May 23, 2010 at 02:51 AM


abkarch
Joined: Mar 20, 2010


Posted: May 23, 2010 12:00 PM    Msg. 21 of 36       
has it occured to anyone that maybe he doesnt have texture settings turned up
Edited by abkarch on May 23, 2010 at 12:01 PM


Kampoz13
Joined: May 15, 2010


Posted: May 23, 2010 12:40 PM    Msg. 22 of 36       
I'm downloading the file.......and what will it do?


Alpha Series
Joined: Apr 25, 2010


Posted: May 23, 2010 01:04 PM    Msg. 23 of 36       
Downloading drivers just updates them. Sometimes it adds new options, it pretty much always adds new features. Sometimes optimizations, sometimes just an overall software performance boost.

But you want to make sure its for the right card otherwise your computer will generally assume you just don't have drivers at all.

On a related note, what is the best way to fix the active camouflage glitch where on newer GPUs it doesn't distort? I used to have a fix, but after restarting my PC, it's settings reset and I don't remember them...
Edited by Alpha Series on May 23, 2010 at 01:05 PM


Kampoz13
Joined: May 15, 2010


Posted: May 23, 2010 01:24 PM    Msg. 24 of 36       
So will that make my graphics look like that video?


pwner5889
Joined: Jun 13, 2008


Posted: May 23, 2010 02:55 PM    Msg. 25 of 36       
Quote: --- Original message by: Alpha Series

I run on some outdated card and it works fairly great for the most part. Although it has aged and lost some of it's zip...

I use an nVidia geForce 9800 GTX I think... Anything before that is crap... Anything after that is pretty good, and the first few after that shouldn't be too expensive... I'd have to check.
Edited by Alpha Series on May 23, 2010 at 01:03 AM


I have a 9400GT 1GB video card. I forgot when it came out though. I can play Halo 2, L4D2, and Halo. All at max settings. The only three games i cant play at max settings. Are GTA 4, Crysis, and Crysis warhead. Which are all are too resource intensive. I bought my card last august from bestbuy.


Jaz
Joined: Mar 21, 2010

[Insert sarcastic comment here]


Posted: May 23, 2010 03:00 PM    Msg. 26 of 36       
Quote: --- Original message by: Kampoz13
So will that make my graphics look like that video?


The driver? Depends if it works at all or not. If it works, yeah it might fix your problem. If it works but it doesn't fix your problem, you need a new card. If it doesn't work, you need to find a different driver.


Geared
Joined: Mar 6, 2009

EPI Creator


Posted: May 24, 2010 01:57 AM    Msg. 27 of 36       
best buy really? coulda gotten it cehaper on newegg....lol....


Alpha Series
Joined: Apr 25, 2010


Posted: May 25, 2010 07:18 PM    Msg. 28 of 36       
This has been bugging me... Why do my teleporters look blurry, where as other people's teleporters seem more beam like, similar to a shader transparent plasma, but not...

Even this guy's seemed to be unblurred. My teleports are BLURRY :( I want the beam-like look. It's like this on all maps that use the default shader, including original maps.


pwner5889
Joined: Jun 13, 2008


Posted: May 25, 2010 08:15 PM    Msg. 29 of 36       
Give this a go. I never tried it though. Just register.

http://www.transgaming.com/business/swiftshader/


Kampoz13
Joined: May 15, 2010


Posted: May 26, 2010 08:59 PM    Msg. 30 of 36       
I think I just need a new graphic card.......


abkarch
Joined: Mar 20, 2010


Posted: May 26, 2010 10:02 PM    Msg. 31 of 36       
probably.


Malaki
Joined: Dec 27, 2009


Posted: May 29, 2010 01:14 PM    Msg. 32 of 36       
I'm 100% sure the reason your graphics looks so bad is because of your video card, unless you upgrade your video card, your graphics are stuck like that.

I know this seems weird but i know this from personal experience because when i first got halo, i used to have some crappy 64mb nvidia card, and my graphics looked exactly like yours, i think i used to have the exact same card as you do but it was so long ago and i cant remember. Then after a while i upgraded to a 256mb card, the specular and shadow options became available and my graphics improved so much.

So its not your software or anything like that, but your hardware. Just buy a new, better graphics card, any graphics card that is 256mb will do.
Edited by Malaki on May 29, 2010 at 01:18 PM


Kampoz13
Joined: May 15, 2010


Posted: May 29, 2010 02:44 PM    Msg. 33 of 36       
Yeah Thanks bro.


Jaz
Joined: Mar 21, 2010

[Insert sarcastic comment here]


Posted: May 29, 2010 05:51 PM    Msg. 34 of 36       
And you should stop using the big company shops. Use eBay instead. It's cheaper by far.


Geared
Joined: Mar 6, 2009

EPI Creator


Posted: May 29, 2010 07:09 PM    Msg. 35 of 36       
naw newegg. cause u get lifetime and manufacturer warrentys
with ebay theres a chance ur gonan ge ta DOA part
newegg iv never gottena doa, so ya. but ebay if u want stillr ecommend newegg.

 
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