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SvennoJ said:

I got the impression from DF that it doesn't provide much of a difference and the calibration options are lacking. However I'll check for myself tomorrow. 

I think nowadays DF put too much into all this tech things. Like it is the new top class or its nothing. Just like 1-2 fps drops are impactful for them, for gameplay. They are not noticeable.

So take it with a grain of salt.



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KingofTrolls said:
SvennoJ said:

I got the impression from DF that it doesn't provide much of a difference and the calibration options are lacking. However I'll check for myself tomorrow. 

I think nowadays DF put too much into all this tech things. Like it is the new top class or its nothing. Just like 1-2 fps drops are impactful for them, for gameplay. They are not noticeable.

So take it with a grain of salt.

All I can say so far is, it has been installing for an hour already lol. Also my bad, I figured it was only halfway with the data disc then when I checked back later it was paused. When it reaches halfway the data disc, it's actually halfway the full install and you have to swap discs. My bad. 0 fps so far :p



SvennoJ said:

. My bad. 0 fps so far :p

Hey, i did turn HDR on especially for you and I can say it's GOOD !

The studio recommends you set the associated slider to 300 if using an OLED TV, and 150 for an LCD/LED. 

https://www.gamesradar.com/best-red-dead-redemption-2-settings/



Well GTA5 also let a lot of Pc fans annoyed for not getting it at launch, but some years later PC got the best version of the game. I was one of the crowd who avoided buying the console verion (PS3 at the time), waited paciently to get the it for PC on Steam.



KingofTrolls said:
SvennoJ said:

. My bad. 0 fps so far :p

Hey, i did turn HDR on especially for you and I can say it's GOOD !

The studio recommends you set the associated slider to 300 if using an OLED TV, and 150 for an LCD/LED. 

https://www.gamesradar.com/best-red-dead-redemption-2-settings/

The picture quality is great, however I see no evidence of HDR so far. Granted the beginning is all monochrome snow landscapes with overcast or dark skies. While lights are naturally only from lanterns and fires. And since it's not dark out yet, any expanded detail in the darker ranges is lost.

The setup doesn't seem to be much more than a brightness slider. Actually in game it suggests 300 for OLED and 100 for LCD. I set it to 200 as for day time use it was kinda hard to make out the darker details in the single setup image. There does not seem to be a calibration option for the max brightness like in GT Sport. There it uses a grid pattern and you simply increase a slider until the whole sample image is white, to determine the max capable brightness of your tv.

So no clue yet what HDR adds to the picture. It should look better at night time anyway and once the game opens up and gets a bit more colorful with sunny skies it should be more noticeable.


The game is highly customizeable and I have been switching a lot between first person, third person and cinematic mode. View point change is a simple click of the track pad. I also set the fov to max for first person mode and tweaked how the camera behaves. It's like shooting your own movie with all the different camera angles.