well, i'd like to adjust the mip-mapping logic in some way atleast
it's silly that everything looks very pretty, but only up to 10 meters, and then everything turns into blurry mess
look at arma2 shots and this effect is only emphasized
arma2; (bottom left and middle right)
How Enbseries performs depends on your GPU. It works fine here (ATI Radeon 4850 x2), but there no huge quality shift as in i.e. FSX where the improvement is significant. In Arma 2 Free the contrast is a bit better which adds a little bit extra depth in my opinion.
And no, there isn't a drop in fps. This ini file basically tells DirectX how the GPU should render stuff. It just overrides default settings which are used for all engines. Maybe you've seen 'game profiles' for your GPU, it's basically the same thing, though you have more freedom to tweak. You activate and deactivate Enbseries with shift-F12. It doesn't conflict with the default control layout.
How to install? Well, I copied enbseries.ini, d3d9.dll, d3dx9_26.dll and d3dx9_40.dll from FSX to the Arma 2 Free main folder and restarted Arma2. I am not sure if you need all three DLL's. There are several different enbseries.ini files around to test and if you have time you could tweak the file yourself. Most settings are quite easy to understand, i.e. shadow amounts, blooming, night darkening amounts and so on.
One important thing: make sure the refresh rate settings under [engine] is correct for your monitor.
Sorry for bumping an old posting, but Enbseries really improved the quality of some games/sims with little effort. You can download Enbseries.ini and two DLL's here: http://enbdev.com/index_en.html
I don't see my posting? The night is a big improvement here. Needs some tweaking, but much more realistic. Street lights looked like umbrellas, now that effect is gone and orange blooms. The moon really shines.
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My previous posting in short: enbseries depends on your GPU. It basically tells DirectX how to pass things, overruling 'stupid defaults'. There is no set back in fps and quality improvement is sometimes huge, i.e. in FSX. Download enbseries.ini and the DLL files, copy them in your main Arma folder: http://enbdev.com/download_en.htm . There are plenty of examples how to tweak. Enable/disable enbseries with shift-F12. Oh, and make sure the refresh rate settings in enbseries.ini are correct for your monitor.
Last edited by CptBohno; Jul 18 2011 at 22:51.
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