Far cry 3 - annoying shading problem

dexz

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hey, I'm getting this annoying problem with the shading for far cry 3 and was wondering if anyone knows a way to fix it? tried playing around with the video settings but can't get anything to work.

Here's a link to a screenshot: http://i.imgur.com/9I6dC.jpg

Im playing on a HP envy 15 (2012) laptop with Radeon 7690M grpahics. Not top range but seems to play the game fine on medium settings despite the shading problem.


 

4ss4s1n

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Best solution is to run the game, go to ''Options'' then ''Video'' (not Video Quality).......right in the middle it says "DIRECTX" change that into directx 9 instead directx11..then restart the game...nothing will change in the graphic but gets rid of that rectangular shadowy thing......hope this helps.......play co-op with me ign: JNpurple


P.S. I had the same problem but I don't know if it may reduce your FPS rate....mine didn't....runs smooth with directx9
 

MorkS

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I'm having the same issue on my card (just the lower half is shadded weirdly). I have a vastly different computer than yours.

However I only have this issue when I use HDAO, if I switch to SSAO or HBAO it disapears. So try switching your ambient occlusion method and see if that helps.

I'd like to use HDAO, so if anyone has a solution to that then let us know!
 

payneg1

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I am also having a different type of shading problem, small vertical strips - about 3-4 towards the right. I can assure you this is not due to hardware incompatibility as i am using a HD 7850 with i5 3550. My graphics settings are all set to Ultra, no V-SYNC, 4xMSAA. I will try and change the HBAO, HDAO and see if that helps.
 

wmaguire

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I have the exact same laptop as you, getting the same problem. We're you able to correct it?