2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 7, 2016 1:43 AM by kwerboom

    Creeper World 3 blurry pixilated graphics

    kwerboom

      The new AMD Crimson Drivers are giving me problems with "Creeper World 3". In the past, I have changed the "Mipmap Detail Level" in AMD Catalyst Control Center to make graphics in games sharper. The new Crimson drivers don't have any such settings, so I can't make the UI look better. I'm wondering what solutions I could use to fix this? I have an XFX Radeon R9 280 Double Dissipation graphics card. Any help in this regard would be great.

       

      CW3 Video Settings Screen.jpg

       

      CW3 in game screen shot.jpg

       

      AMD Radeon Gaming Global Settings.png

       

      AMD Radeon Gaming CW3 Settings.png

        • Re: Creeper World 3 blurry pixilated graphics
          amdmatt

          Enable Anisotropic Filtering to x16 and select Enhance application settings under Anti-aliasing mode  and then enable Morphological Filtering.

            • Re: Creeper World 3 blurry pixilated graphics
              kwerboom

              @amdmatt:

               

               

              TL;DR

              I fixed the problem by uninstalling the Crimson Driver, installing Catalyst 15.11.1 Beta, during uninstall of Catalyst 15.11.1 Beta selecting 'Uninstall All Previous Versions' of Catalyst, and reinstalling Crimson Driver.

               

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              I tested out "Enable Anisotropic Filtering to x16 and select Enhance application settings under Anti-aliasing mode  and then enable Morphological Filtering" and found nothing changed. I really wanted to prove that Catalyst was better, so I searched the AMD website and found the last version of Catalyst for Windows 10 called Catalyst 15.11.1 Beta (http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/latest-catalyst-windows-beta.aspx). I downloaded it and then removed the Crimson Driver on my system.

               

              201602020300 Crimson uninstall.png

              Next, I installed the Catalyst Driver.

               

              201602020308 Catalyst installed.png

              Third, I opened up the "3D Application Settings" to show that I had made no changes.

              201602020309 Catalyst 3D Application Settings.png

              In my first build with the HD 4870, I had to create profiles and make changes in this area to get games to work. I figured that I would first test with no specific profiles for application settings changes. To my surprise, the "Creeper World 3" worked correctly on the first try.
                201602020318 Catalyst CW3 Video Settings Screen.jpg

              201602020319 Catalyst CW3 in game screen shot.jpg

              Being as the game worked correctly without any profiles created, I figured that I would uninstall Catalyst 15.11.1 Beta and reinstall Crimson 15.12. When I went to uninstall Catalyst, it offered me three options: Uninstall Current Version, Uninstall All Previous Versions, Cancel. I selected Uninstall All Previous Versions just to be safe and restarted my system. I then installed Crimson 15.12 and restarted my system again. I figured that "Creeper World 3" would be broken again, but to my surprise, it worked.

              201602020419 Crimson 15_12 Radeon Overview.png

              201602020502 Crimson 15_12 CW3 Video Settings Screen.jpg

              201602020503 Crimson 15_12 CW3 in game screen shot.jpg

              I then upgraded to Crimson 16.1 and got the same results.
              201602021340 Crimson 16_1 Radeon Overview.png

              201602021412 Crimson 16_1 CW3 Video Settings Screen.jpg

              201602021413 Crimson 16_1 CW3 in game screen shot.jpg

              I upgraded again to Crimson 16.1.1 and got the same results.
              201602021428 Crimson 16_1_1 Radeon Overview.png

              201602021445 Crimson 16_1_1 CW3 Video Settings Screen.jpg

              201602021446 Crimson 16_1_1 CW3 in game screen shot.jpg

              So as you can see, the problem is fixed. I don't know why uninstalling the Crimson Driver, installing Catalyst 15.11.1 Beta, during uninstall of Catalyst 15.11.1 Beta selecting 'Uninstall All Previous Versions' of Catalyst, and reinstalling Crimson Driver 15.12 worked the way it did. That said it did. Problem solved.