Nvidia cards and removing the jaggies

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Nvidia cards and removing the jaggies

Post by Firebird » 18 Jan 2012, 06:57

OK simply put with the nHancer software, no longer updated, you could mod your individual applications to achieve certain benefits when using nvidia cards.
You had to use nHancer because nvidia in their infinite wisdom had FS9 as using the AA mode of enhanced, AA being Anti-Aliasing. This meaning that it enhanced the in game AA. Trouble was the FS9 in game AA didn't work. So what you had to do was switch off AA in FS9 and create a new nHancer profile that removed the Enhanced and positively added AA.

End of problem? Well it was until nHancer stopped being updated and nvidia altered their drivers on version 25x.xx plus. So FS9 users were stuck using version 249.

Now though there is a new proggie called Nvidia Inspector, which you can now do the same thing to so you can use the latest drivers.
Now to get the latest version of the Inspector, read about how it looks and the sort of thing you can do then have a look at this post. http://www.simforums.com/forums/nhancer ... 36586.html

Now what I have done is create 3 profiles that you can import into the Inspector. You can do this from the tool bar on the profile settings page.
Once you have loaded them you then apply the changes. You can check by then looking at the 'MS Flight Simulator 2004' profile and if it shows under Antialiasing that the Behaviour flag is set to Disable the 'Enhance the application setting' and the setting is 4xS then it has loaded correctly. AF, Anisotropic Filtering is also set on. I have deliberately not set it to the highest AA and AF settings as higher settings take processing power. This will transform the game w/o a side effect. Once you know these work you can mess around with them as you like.

Now when you load FS9 that little model in the selection window will be aliased as will the game once you load it and you can have the latest nvidia drivers. Don't forget you must switch off AA in FS9.

I also include profiles for FSRepaint and ACM so these are jaggie free as well.

Please note that I have found that when you update drivers quite often the profiles will get lost so you may need to re-add them.
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Post by Greg » 18 Jan 2012, 13:20

Excellent post, Steve.

Important to know for nVidia users who experience very bad autogen shimmering, like I did, is that the specific antialiasing setting of 8xS or higher will drastically reduce this and enhance your experience enormously!

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Post by djnocturnal » 18 Jan 2012, 18:49

Wow, great post!

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Post by Firebird » 18 Jan 2012, 22:40

Thanks, Mark.
It seems you are likely to be the official guinea pig. Let us know if it solved your issue.
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Post by djnocturnal » 19 Jan 2012, 01:08

Firebird wrote:Thanks, Mark.
It seems you are likely to be the official guinea pig. Let us know if it solved your issue.
Well, as the official guinea pig. I can say this works! loaded up the profiles into Nvidia Inspector and loaded up the sim and jaggies are gone! Thanks a bunch for this! :D

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Post by Victory103 » 19 Jan 2012, 08:31

No real jaggies for me on my GTX460M, at least I can't them as well as I did on my last cpu with FS9. I did d/l this and set it up for the FSX profile.
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Post by Firebird » 19 Jan 2012, 09:35

Good to know Mark.
I can't say about FSX whether the standard profile included in the Inspector is good to go for it or not, but it does seem to help.
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Post by delbydoo » 21 Jan 2012, 20:28

That's great Steve, thanks; I only have a GeForce 6200 but it got rid of the rest of the little jaggies I was getting :smt023
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Post by petebramley » 11 Jun 2013, 16:07

Hi All

I have finally got around to installing Nvidia Inspector.


WOW

The difference is amazing. Don't know why it took me so long to get around to it.

the latest version is available here:

http://download.orbmu2k.de/download.php?id=51

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Post by knarfy » 05 Aug 2013, 12:24

Hi, I have an issue with clouds, specifically night time, they are awful, and was wondering while I use FS9 and have the Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti drivers updated, in the game for weather I use ActiveSky6.5 with GE Pro, and Nvidia Inspector setup and shown in the sim forums. I just cant seem to get a handle on decent night time clouds. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Post by 800nates » 13 Oct 2014, 22:20

Okay Help me out here. i do not understand any of this nor know where to put any of it
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Post by JohnTenn » 14 Oct 2014, 11:16

Go to the simforum link in the first post.

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