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HDR makes my game blurry

Discussion in 'Assetto Corsa' started by Stelios, Nov 24, 2013.

  1. Stelios

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    Hey guys, when i turn HDR on (i am running triple screens) the picture i get has a nasty blur effect, which turns me off especially when viewing the car in a replay. All this focus and dof effects i dont like.

    I was fine running the game with HDR disabled until i saw some screenshots with some nice lighting effects, anyone got a solution for this blurriness thing?
    Any suggestions to make it look better?
     
  2. Kristóf Kerekes

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    Weird, cause it's pretty much the opposite for me. When I turn HDR off, my screen gets extra bright and the textures kinda mess up, so I just eat up that 10 FPS loss for the HDR.
     
  3. Paul Lock

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    Yeah I know what you are talking about.
    Seems like everyone gets slightly different results. With HDR enabled I was getting a crazy over-bloomed over-exposed on track and it became annoying having to pop the photo app everytime, reduce bloom, reduce HDR filtering and turn up exposure a bit to compensate.
    Anyway getting to the point here, I suggest you edit the same way I did, which made the adjustments I had to make become default.
    Change DOF settings to 0 by editing the 'ig_config' within your steam>steamapps>common>assettocorsa>system>cfg .
    Save the updated file, fire up the game and DOF should all be zero by default.
     
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  4. Luke Russell

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    It could be the depth of field which is turned on with HDR?
     
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  5. Stelios

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    Yes, it looks like it is the DOF , especially for the replays, but the DOF settings in that files are all 0 !
     
  6. Paul Lock

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    And in-game when you are on track, pop out the photo app and does the DOF say 0 there?
     
  7. Stelios

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    I will check for the ingame setting and let you know tonight :)
     
  8. Harry James

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    I have HDR turned off and its crystal clear. HDR makes my game all blurry. So turning of DoF will fix this or have I misunderstood what has been said here?
     
  9. Stelios

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    I get the same. Will check tonight Paul's suggestion.
     
  10. Paul Lock

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    I noticed last night that despite the file I suggested (the one with the the 3 DOF settings) all being 0's, if I am driving the 458, the photoapp tells me DOF=3. If Im driving the P4/5, the photoapp tells me DOF=0. I need to investigate further because I was on different tracks. Maybe its a track thing - dunno. :)

    Weird because the manual adjustments I made for Bloom & HDR filtering are rock solid and never change.

    @Harry James - when you are on track (using the settings you say are blurry) does popping out the photoapp and adjusting the Bloom/HDR etc make it better? If so, you probably need to manually edit the hdr.ini file.
     
  11. Harry James

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    @Paul Lock - Actually I've realised its only blurry at the pitstop menu (car rotating). Honestly I find the HDR exposure too bright in some cars, in particular the P4/5 and M3 GT2 when the sun is facing the windscreen. So I tried fiddling around with the hdr.ini in the steam AC folder, but I don't seem to notice any differences?

    Edit: I forgot to say, I've turned off HDR for the moment. I must say, with HDR turned off the colour curve is quite natural. It seems like HDR makes the colours all washed out and oversaturated.
     
  12. Stelios

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    I am reviving this.

    I was the Depth of field effect REMOVED. DEAD. BANNED.
    Forever :D
     
  13. Shuey

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    Hi Is motion blur off in game menu as it states incompatible with triple screens.
     
  14. Stelios

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    I am not talking about motion blur.
    I am a triple screen user so that option is off by default.
     
  15. Stelios

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    @kunos Please add an option to remove the DOF effect while keeping HDR on.
    Thanks !
     
  16. Simon Roberts

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    I dont have DOF with HDR.
     
  17. Stelios

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    Guys, seriously now, it starts to hurt my eyes.
    I dont know if it is the lighting method they are using, i just want a nice, crisp, CLEAR picture on my triple monitor setup.
    When i turn HDR off, everything is nice and clear, but i miss the nice effects.
    When i turn HDR on, its like there is a constant haze between my car and the world.
    Any ideas or custom HDR profiles to fix this?
    I had an idea, that maybe its the AA solution they are using. But since i just bought this nVidia 780 i am not quite sure which AA methods to use in the driver settings of the game using inspector, can some1 help me out here for the best possible solution performance / picture quality wise?
    Also, i have noticed that some official skins have low resolution decals on them, it would be nice to have higher res versions of the skins....
    I play @ bezel corrected (through the game's app) 5760 x 1200, all settings are maxed out except for FXAA which is off (since its introducing more smudgy effects) and also the reflections settings are kinda medium.

    Halp!
     
  18. Simon Roberts

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    Are you sure its not your eyes? I seriously have a perfectly crisp picture with HDR.
     
  19. Stelios

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    Is that a serious question?

    I just launched another "next gen engine" game, pCars, which also has HDR and i dont have the same issue.. weird stuff.
     
  20. Simon Roberts

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    Semi serious lol! Strange indeed, you any screenshots?