-- How to get sharpest 2D text quality?

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  1. Montanan

    Montanan Master Guru

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    Is their a specific driver that gives the sharpest 2d quality?

    Or , is their program or setting I can adjust to make text razor sharp somehow?

    thanks, currently using the ati beta 8 drivers with a 9800 pro

    Montanan
     
  2. some1

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    Not that much you can do, try increasing the refresh rate, from 60hz to 85hz shows a huge difference in contrast
     
  3. rsjrv99

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    Anti-aliasing
     
  4. some1

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    I thought anti-aliasing only effects 3D images....
     

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    depends a bit, in some games AA can make the fonts more blurry like in BF 1942. i play BF with 4x AA and it makes the text very blurry but i can still read it though.

    but if you want to make the fonts sharper in Word or something then i suggest that you change the font size or try to fiddle around with your color/contrast/brightness settings on your monitor.
     
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    If you have an LCD monitor, stick to the native resolution. Scaling = teh suck.
     
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    yea for sure, scaling really ruins the image on a LCD
     
  8. Byrd_Man5000

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    Nice sig RepoMan!!
     
  9. TheGr81

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    In Windows there are settings to anti-alias fonts...

    *right-click on your desktop and choose properties

    *click the appearance tab

    *click the effects button

    *check the box next to "use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts"

    *chose one of the methods from the drop down box (standard or cleartype)

    I personally leave it at standard because clear type actually seems to make the fonts bolder and a little blurry. Try them both though and see what you like. Keeping your refresh rate high as someone suggested will also make your screen much easier to look at. I keep mine at 100hz and can definitely tell a difference between 100, 85 and 60. You should also use the highest resolution you can without making things too small for you to read comfortably.
     
  10. weiran

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    Cleartype is designed for TFTs, and works really well on mine. As long as you're a fair distance away from the monitor, make the fonts anti-alaised.

    Also, refresh rates make no differnce on TFT monitors, so keep it at 60Hz to use the least system resources (faster in games). But whack your CRT upto the max refresh rate it can take.
     

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    Yeah my advice was for a CRT. I have never owned an LCD so I can't really speak on that.
     

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