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New nVidia drivers/ambient occlusion
#1
Ok, so apparently you're supposed to go into the nVidia control panel, and activate the option for your ambient occlusion supported game, World of Warcraft in my case. But apparently I cannot get it to work, no matter what settings I try.

I'm using a 9800GTX+ with the latest official drivers 185.85.

Has anyone else been having a similar issue with one of their supposedly AO supported games? I figure there are enough people around here that know as much or more about computers as I do, and hopefully we can bash our heads together and figure it out.
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#2
this isn't a tech support forum, it may take a long time if you ever get a response back.
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#3
I know, but I posted here in on the off chance that someone would know, seeing as how several people that frequent these forums have a higher level of computer knowledge than I do. I've been getting nothing from any of the nVidia forums, either.

Have you been able to get the feature to work properly with your card?
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#4
i do have a 9600gt on one of my machines, but i dont play wow. if you can tell me of other games that use the effect i can play around with it if youd like.
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#5
These are the games that support it as of now:

http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_ambien..._home.html
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#6
cool ive got a bunch of those games. ill try and look at it later today. Smile

Edit: here is TF2, the 1st SS shows it in the off setting, and the second has it on. there are subtle differences, like the reflection from light on the rocket launcher.

ill keep messing around, with other games, but i wanted to ask. how do you know that it is not working? do you receive any kind of error?


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#7
I knew that it wasn't working because I saw no difference in visuals at all and no framerate drop.

I was finally able to get it work on the Source engine games (Half-Life 2, TF2, CSWackoource) by downloading nHancer and using that instead of the normal nVidia control panel(which is garbage anyway, don't know why I kept trying to use it). It still doesn't work in World of Warcraft, but I'm not too worried about that, as I don't need a 20 FPS hit for raiding...

It certainly breathes a little more life into the Source engine games, though!
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#8
ive always loved nvidias control panel. on that same note, if theres one thing i hate about ati, its their control panel.

it worked flawless for me using the option in nvidias menu. obviously im using TF2 there, did it work without your nhancer tool for source?
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#9
No, the settings wouldn't apply unless I used the nhancer tool. Honestly, I recommend using it. It's just like the nvidia control panel, only...better.
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#10
i assume you have already reinstalled the drivers? clearly its software related, if it was hardware it would not work with the nhancer tool either.

make sure you turn off all background processes that arent needed, one might be causing an issue.

if youve tried that already, after removing it, use registry crawler to remove all nvidia registry values (be careful). then reinstall it again.

as far as using the nhancer tool, my motto is dont fix what isnt broken Laugh
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