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dhm794

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Any way to increase video quality? - Resolved
« on: May 04, 2011, 12:11:48 PM »
My video quality seems rather low in the game.  I'm not sure if this is the highest it gets or I'm doing something wrong:



In case you can't see, every piece of dust is like a little, almost transparent square.  

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Intel HD Graphics
2.53 GHz processor- Intel Core i5


Thanks
« Last Edit: May 27, 2011, 06:00:51 PM by dhm794 »

LimitlessAeon

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Re: Any way to increase video quality?
« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2011, 12:50:26 PM »
That's basically how it's supposed to look like at 1x dust. If you want it to look more "filled-in" you need to use the dust multiplier in the options and perhaps check "glow" for brighter dust, and check all 3 options under new lighting system. With that processor you will probably lag starting anywhere from 1.5x-2.5x dust though.

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Re: Any way to increase video quality?
« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2011, 01:43:39 PM »
Ah well, an enjoyable game nonetheless.

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Re: Any way to increase video quality?
« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2011, 12:40:07 PM »
Also,

Why are the labels so poor-quality?  I can barely read what they say.  It gets a little annoying in sims like the
solar system.

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Re: Any way to increase video quality?
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2011, 12:59:22 PM »
Hmm.... Yeah, they don't look very good. Not sure what the problem is offhand.

How does the UI (user interface) text look?

Can you post a screenshot her of that?

Press Ctrl+F12 to take an in-game screenshot with UI.

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Re: Any way to increase video quality?
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2011, 06:39:39 PM »


The UI text looks good, it's just the labels that are poor quality.

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Re: Any way to increase video quality?
« Reply #6 on: May 09, 2011, 02:23:46 PM »
That's strange.

The code that draws the text labels and UI text is mostly the same.

Can you post the full resolution, non-resized version of this image?

I'd like to see the individual pixels of the text up close.

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Re: Any way to increase video quality?
« Reply #7 on: May 09, 2011, 03:48:15 PM »
Here's a full size version.  I didn't know you could attach files, otherwise I would have done that the first time.

And thanks for your efforts to help with this issue.

Clicking on the image expands it to full size.
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Re: Any way to increase video quality?
« Reply #8 on: May 10, 2011, 01:48:13 PM »
Well... that is really strange.

I'm curious what's going on with your hardware too.

Do you have the latest video driver?

And do you know what video card you're running?

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Re: Any way to increase video quality?
« Reply #9 on: May 10, 2011, 02:44:41 PM »
Intel Graphics HD, updated to the latest version

I can run other games, like Oblivion, Fallout 3/New Vegas, and Team Fortress 2 on medium-high quality.

Perhaps Universe Sandbox operates differently than those games.  

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Re: Any way to increase video quality?
« Reply #10 on: May 10, 2011, 02:56:18 PM »
Can you do this?

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Start up Universe Sandbox.

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Load Our Solar System

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Then send me some feedback from in the game and include a link to this post:
http://universesandbox.com/forum/index.php/topic,3508.0.html

The information in the log files might help me figure out what's going on.

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Re: Any way to increase video quality?
« Reply #11 on: May 10, 2011, 04:00:25 PM »
Can you do this?

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Start up Universe Sandbox.

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Load Our Solar System

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Then send me some feedback from in the game and include a link to this post:
http://universesandbox.com/forum/index.php/topic,3508.0.html

The information in the log files might help me figure out what's going on.

Done and done.

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Re: Any way to increase video quality?
« Reply #12 on: May 26, 2011, 11:13:53 AM »
I'm not sure what's going on. I wish I did.

I got your feedback and reviewed your log files but don't see any problems there.

I've got a laptop with Intel HD graphics as well, but it's fine (although slightly different hardware).

And I'm not sure that anyone else has reported this problem.

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Have you gone into the Intel Graphics properties and changed something?

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Re: Any way to increase video quality?
« Reply #13 on: May 26, 2011, 12:09:01 PM »
Hey I am also having this problem. All the labels look like they are low res and blown up...I tried messing with the -height and -width in the steam launch options, but to no avail so far. I don't even think the startup resolution is the problem because the UI text looks fine. heres a pic

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Re: Any way to increase video quality?
« Reply #14 on: May 26, 2011, 12:36:07 PM »
@jaco88

Could you also send me feedback including the link to this thread in it?

Do this:
http://universesandbox.com/forum/index.php/topic,3508.msg34221.html#msg34221

I'm curious to compare your hardware and settings.

Can you also make sure that you haven't changed any of the graphical settings in the Intel Graphics properties?

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Re: Any way to increase video quality?
« Reply #15 on: May 26, 2011, 02:23:21 PM »
I'm not sure what's going on. I wish I did.

I got your feedback and reviewed your log files but don't see any problems there.

I've got a laptop with Intel HD graphics as well, but it's fine (although slightly different hardware).

And I'm not sure that anyone else has reported this problem.

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Have you gone into the Intel Graphics properties and changed something?

Thanks for reviewing the files.

I believe I did at one point change a few things in my Intel Graphics properties.  I'll check on them and report back if anything improves.

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Re: Any way to increase video quality?
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2011, 02:27:10 PM »
Yes. Please let me know either way.

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Re: Any way to increase video quality?
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2011, 05:47:11 PM »
hey I reset my intel graphics options to default, and it fixed the problem! it looks great now. I think all I changed was the 3d texture quality from performance back to balanced, and I reset the defaults on the color enhancement. I am running an hp laptop with intel i5 by the way.

If you still want my log information though, I'd be happy to give it if it doesn't solve the problem with the other fellow.

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Re: Any way to increase video quality?
« Reply #18 on: May 26, 2011, 07:28:37 PM »
It worked!  Thank you Dan and jaco! 

I also just had to make the 3D thing "balance", using the "custom settings" option. 


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Re: Any way to increase video quality?
« Reply #19 on: May 27, 2011, 01:25:41 PM »
That's great to hear.

Thanks to both of you for letting everyone know what solved the problem.