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Paisan™

Do You Play With Definition On/Off?

Definition On/Off  

48 members have voted

  1. 1. Definition On or Off?

    • On
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    • Off
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Paisan™

Definition is the feature that makes the screen a lot clearer, but also removes motion blur. With Definition off, motion blur is enabled. Console versions run with Definition off by default, and you cannot enable it. The toggle feature is only available on PC, and honestly, I don't know why the f*ck anyone would play with it off.

 

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Tomas.

Moreover, it's sad that the higher your resolution, the less blur or DOF you have, like you need to play at around 720p or something to have it like on consoles.

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Paisan™

DOF you have, like you need to play at around 720p or something to have it like on consoles.

What's DOF?

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B Dawg

Definition Off, otherwise trees are an eyesore.

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Gravarty

Definition Off looks good on consoles, since it's 720p/630p and hides the low draw distance and the lack of AA, which isn't present on PC as well, but can be enabled in the NVIDIA Settings. I always play with Defintion On since i'm really not a big fan of motion blur and it makes the whole game more like a drunk simulator.

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Tomas.

What's DOF?

Depth of field, one of the visual effects disabled by Definition setting.

 

 

Definition Off looks good on consoles, since it's 720p/630p and hides the low draw distance and the lack of AA, which isn't present on PC as well, but can be enabled in the NVIDIA Settings. I always play with Defintion On since i'm really not a big fan of motion blur and it makes the whole game more like a drunk simulator.

I wouldn't say that about DOF since it plays a big role in cutscenes where the effects are forced to be enabled (with Definition on). Lack of effects upscaling to higher resolutions makes it even worse IMO. Edited by Tomas.

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Paisan™

 

What's DOF?

Depth of field, one of the visual effects disabled by Definition setting.

 

And that is?

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MJAY52

The game is poorly ported. I play with definition off because the graphics aren't too beautiful and motion blur makes the game look a bit smoother and I liked the blurry environment of both GTA:SA (PS2) and GTA IV on consoles imo definition off blur gives more atmosphere to the game but hey its just my opinion

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I play with it off because i like the motion blur/DOF effect, it's a beautiful effect, especially when driving a car at high speed, or just moving the camera.

And "Definition" is a horrible choice of name, it should be called "Motion Blur", "Depth Of Field", or "Blur", and they should be in different options in the settings

Edited by HigorSM

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cryptorelic

Never really thought about it, playing 1.0.4.0 with max settings - getting 55 - 60fps most of the time.

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Paisan™

Never really thought about it, playing 1.0.4.0 with max settings - getting 55 - 60fps most of the time.

You should update to 1.0.8.0. I did, and now I'm getting better overall performance out of the game.

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LazlowsucksiloveslutS

I prefer to play definition off because it makes pedestrian faces clearer. Also there's a difference in cutscenes where with definition on there's some kind of hard line around character's eyes, mouths. Definition off makes city look brighter too. With definition I also notice a flickering on cars, lamp posts and buildings. Definition off provides a clearer image quality. Maybe that depends on graphics card. but definition is better off than on for me. Not so sure about vsync though.

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X-Vector

Definition "off" makes my eyes water.

 

I generally detest DOF and player based motion blur in the first place, but the static blur that GTA IV uses is the worst 'solution' to AA I've ever witnessed - it makes FXAA, MLAA and TXAA look katana sharp in comparison.

Injected SMAA (through SweetFX) doesn't get rid of all jaggies, but it's effective enough.

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Zolika1351

I play with Definition Off, it has the cool depth of field effect, it's also a kind of anti-aliasing as well, and it's how the game was meant to look (since you can't turn it on in the console versions)

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Sasha Fierce

On

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Jimbatron

Accidentally set it to off once without realising. Thought my graphics card was on the way out!

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LazlowsucksiloveslutS

I have experimented definition on/off in order to see which is better for me. Paradoxically for someone almost blind I found definition off a better option. Stairways and tunnel entrance looked better. They looked realistic. Overall definition off made everything appear more realistic - like in the movies. Even the shadows came in right. Definition on only makes things sharper and at higher settings it also disables some visual effects.

 

Why the f*ck would anyone play definition off? Well me, I like my ganes as natural as possible. That's why I play with anisotropic filtering off too. Definition off in my experience made car chases and gunfights more intense. This is how this game was originally designed.

 

But sometimes I turn definition on - like on particual missions or when playing with low settings.

 

I do love the blood and rain effects only seen with defihition off-

 

It comes down to preference and need. Definition on looks nice but definition off looks sweet.

 

 

 

 

 

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TWIST_OF_HATE

Guys I honestly have no idea how you CAN play IV with definition off.

It makes game blurry as hell.

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iiCriminnaaL 49

Certain things look better with it off, especially trees, but I prefer how the game overall looks with it on.

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perennial

On. Can't stand the blur.

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TempUser_

Necro-bump to this thread. 

Is there any way get this:

- Depth of Field enabled

- Blur enabled

- Anti-Aliasing (reshare can be used in this case)

- Overall picture quality blur removed?

 

Like playing with Definition set to off, but still have motion blur, and DoF effects. 

 

Easiest way I think just to bump game resolution. Seems like game is not so GPU demanding, because my GTX660 can push 30fps with 3840x2160 (NVIDIA DSR).

Edited by TempUser_

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