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I've always noticed that people upload some sweet looking screenshots of New Vegas. I really liked the idea of doing it so I also got into it... although there was a serious problem:

 

The screenshots look pretty bad.

 

I mean I had some screenshots saved on my computer from other players using them as desktop backgrounds. But mine? Once you zoom in just a bit, they just look bad. The picture is awfully small.

 

Clearly this is an issue of resolution. I just don't know how to increase it. So tell me, people who make nice looking screenshots... HOW DO I INCREASE THE QUALITY?



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Screenshots should be the same as the resolution you're playing at, if you're playing at a low resolution then the screenshots will be as well.

 

A few things...

 

Use FRAPs, the free version doesn't have a watermark but is restricted to bitmaps.

 

Convert the BMPs to JPGs by opening the BMP in an image editor Irfanview and Faststone Image viewer (my preference) are two that spring to mind, then save it as JPG. 

 

Play in as higher resolution as possible, you can even use downsampling (rendering at a higher resolution and then having your GPU downsample it), you can take 4K shots even if you only have a 1080p monitor this way, good luck getting them under the 2mb limit, although it is possible, I managed it here http://www.nexusmods.../images/96720/?

 

It's also worth noting that many people edit their images with Photoshop prior to sharing them.



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How would I go about playing at a higher resolution?

 

Would that require a larger monitor? If no new hardware is needed to play at a higher resolution, how do I do it regardless?

 

I forgot to say that the screenshots also just look more choppy. What I'm seeing when I'm playing and the output for the screenshot look different because the screenshot just looks very choppy (rough edges) for smaller things like trees.


Edited by nkorea, 12 October 2015 - 11:51 PM.


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Use DSR (Nvidia) or VSR (AMD) to get higher resolutions...

 

http://nvidia.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3587/~/how-to-enable-dynamic-super-resolution-in-games.  

 

http://support.amd.com/en-us/kb-articles/Pages/VSR.aspx 

 

Can you post one of your shots so I can look at it? 



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My AMD card doesn't seem to support VSR. That's unfortunate. By no means am I playing on some gaming rig. I'm playing on my laptop because it's the only decent thing I have. My card is the Radeon r5.

 

I'd post a screenshot but I really don't know how. Sorry :/







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