Oblivion Now supports both HDR and AA on ATI RT5 Hardware

Angelcurio

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So the only real advantage that the 360 had over the pc version of Oblivion has just dissapeared:

Oblivion Now supports both HDR and AA on ATI RT5 Hardware

ATI Oblivion ‘Chuck’ Patch

We’re done with Chuck Norris for awhile, just like Hollywood. So please don’t confuse the headline for this post with our Chuck Norris Does Oblivion post of the other day.

Instead, we’re referring to ATI’s new ‘Chuck’ patch for Oblivion, which enables both HDR and AA support on ATI RT5xx hardware. Oblivion PC had previously automatically disabled anti-aliasing when High Dynamic Range was turned on. Now it won’t.

But the real reason we’re posting this is this priceless statement from an ATI spokesperson on why it’s called the ‘Chuck’ patch:

It’s called the “Chuck patch” in honor of our guy that found a way of enabling this functionality.

Right on. If you’ve got an uber rig and some ATI hardware, you can download the patch below.

Link: http://www.kotaku.com/gaming/oblivion/ati-oblivion-chuck-patch-166162.php
And the official Source:

737-21960: Beta 6.3 Catalyst for Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - aka The Chuck Patch

The information in this article applies to the following configuration(s):

* Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion - aka The Chuck Patch
* Radeon X1000 series CrossFire
* Windows XP Professional / Home Edition
* Windows XP Professional 64-bit Edition
* Windows 2000

This special driver is provided to enable additional functionality for Oblivion. Specifically this driver will:

1. Permit High Dynamic Range Lighting (HDR) concurrently with Anti-Aliasing (AA) on RADEON X1000 series graphic

2. AFR mode for CrossFire (2 GPU’s)

Note: You will need to enable HDR and disable AA in Oblivion while enabling AA within the Catalyst Control Center.

This driver is provided as a proof-of-concept and is not supported by Bethesda, 2K games or ATI Technologies.

Known issues:

1.SuperAA with CrossFire in HDR mode is not enabled. If you have SupperAA enabled you will get the quality and performance of one card as opposed to two.

2.Rendering issues with grass

3.On an ATI Radeon X1600XT CrossFire configuration, the game may intermittently crash if the resolution is set higher than 1600x1200

4.On an ATI Radeon X1900 series card, the game may crash while task-switching between the desktop and game (alt-tab).

ATI Engineering is currently investigating these issues. Updates will be posted as they become available.

Link: http://support.ati.com/ics/support/default.asp?deptID=894&task=knowledge&questionID=21960
You can download the patch from that last link.
 

LaOMaN

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Keesie said:
well what do they all want....
I want a PS3 and an HDTV first, then I will think about a new pc..... :?
well then go wait another 6 1/2 months then. while im playing oblivion on xbox360 u wait 6 1/2 more months
 

Trinity

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well then go wait another 6 1/2 months then. while im playing oblivion on xbox360 u wait 6 1/2 more months
Right now there is nothing on the ps3 that will make me buy one. Oblivion was the only game I wanted from the poor 360 game library, and now we have it :D
Go and enjoy it, the wait will be rewarded. As a matter of fact even if it cost (ps3) cost 1000 dollars people would buy it, its that awsome.

Oblivion here I come