Length/Width 2D Text Unreadable

Discussion in 'Mapping Questions & Discussion' started by beefwellington, Jul 10, 2008.

  1. beefwellington

    beefwellington L1: Registered

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    I put in my new ATI 4850 yesterday, upgraded from an 8800GT. Since then, the length/width 2D text for brushes, etc. in the 2D views are unreadable. They look distorted like they are missing pixels in their numbers almost. Anyone have this issue?
     
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    SOLVED
    How to fix :
    1) Open Catalyst Control Center
    2) Make sure Advanced Mode is enabled
    3) On the left navigate to 3D -> More Settings
    4) In the top panel labeled "Direct3D Settings", make sure "Alternate Pixel Center" is enabled.
     
  3. Spike

    Spike L10: Glamorous Member

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    Good graphic card! I'm going to buy the 4870, nvidia is stealing us the money.
     
  4. beefwellington

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    After more use, it turns out this did/didn't fix the issue. The text in the 2D graphs became readable (yay) but the model GUI and in-game TF2 text (or any other game) became unreadable (boo). Based on a few google searches, the 10% of results that were not related to linux pointed to an on going ATI driver problem. Apparently it has some issues with AA which is why the text is unreadable. So for now, I have to keep switching that option on and off :/

    However, the 4850 is a great effing card :p
    My specs:
    C2D E6600 @ stock CPU speed (not OC'd)
    ASUS 4850
    4 gigs ram (3 in XP 32bit >_<)

    My results: Resolution - 1920x1200
    -COD4 (high settings, max AF): 60FPS constant
    -BF2 (AA and AF maxed, all high settings): 100FPS+
    -TF2 (AA and AF maxed, all high settings): 100FPS+ (note: this is for 20 person servers or less. anything above, is between 60-100 except 24+ player servers result in dips to 50)
    -Crysis (no AA or AF, all medium except Texture, Shader, and Post Processing are high): 36-40FPS but very playable and no noticeable slowdown, very smooth with this FPS)
    -Crysis (no AA or AF, all medium): 60fps

    so its safe to say, I've VERY happy with my upgrade from an 8800GT. I didn't think I'd get a good boost going from an 8800GT but it's a night and day difference. Seems like double the performance.