The Low Settings Screenshot Thread

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#1 Edited by fattony12000 (8357 posts) -

Roll Up! Roll Up!

Roll Down those graphics sliders!

We all know how good PC/console/vacuum tube/electronical/computer/video games can look these days, but what about those of us who need to really feel those pixels? What about those of us who need 1920x1080 resolution screenshots with no AA or AF or anything?

Well, boy howdy do I have the very thread for you! Show us all what you got!

Just Cause 2
Just Cause 2
Just Cause 2
Just Cause 2
Just Cause 2
Just Cause 2
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead
Left 4 Dead
Total War: Shogun 2
Total War: Shogun 2
Total War: Shogun 2
Total War: Shogun 2
Total War: Shogun 2
Total War: Shogun 2

Ready for the close-up?

Left 4 Dead Zoom 1
Left 4 Dead Zoom 1
Just Cause 2 Zoom 1
Just Cause 2 Zoom 1
Just Cause 2 Zoom 2
Just Cause 2 Zoom 2
Just Cause 2 Zoom 3
Just Cause 2 Zoom 3

Here are some images taken from the original gaf thread:

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#2 Posted by buft (3409 posts) -

some of your shots dont look so bad, i'll crank the settings down and get some shots later

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#3 Posted by theguy (825 posts) -

Surprised how well Just Cause 2 scales.

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#4 Posted by CannonGoose (405 posts) -

Nice, a few of my screenshots are already in the OP! My work here is done.

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#5 Edited by Cubical (667 posts) -

The low settings still look better than the crap console versions. I have tried this before on a PC that is 7 years old for lulz.

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#6 Posted by Demoskinos (17363 posts) -

Oh dear... Oblivion looks terrible. hahaha

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#7 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -

Dude I just ate!

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#8 Posted by Bollard (7769 posts) -

Makes me wanna play BF3 in 640x480 full screen on a 1080p monitor again.

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#9 Posted by SomeDeliCook (2353 posts) -

@buft said:

some of your shots dont look so bad, i'll crank the settings down and get some shots later

its because the screenshots are taken of a game at the lowest resolution and youre looking at them at a much higher one, so instead of being blown up on the entire monitor where you can find all the ugliness, its small and not all that bad looking.

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#10 Posted by Video_Game_King (36564 posts) -
Because at this point, its predecessor feels obvious.
Because at this point, its predecessor feels obvious.
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#11 Posted by butano (1998 posts) -

The units from Shogun 2 are hilarious. Are they carrying laundry bags or something?

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#12 Posted by buft (3409 posts) -

meant to post this yesterday but ended up playing battlefield multiplayer instead

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I dont think it looks too bad considering its at the lowest everything

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#13 Posted by crithon (3979 posts) -

oh man this is wonderful, just gives me an a greater appreciation for all those bells and whistles.

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#14 Posted by MikkaQ (10296 posts) -

They all look like old UE3 games before the textures loaded all the way.

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#15 Posted by Pie (7328 posts) -
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Some shots from Max Payne 3. They really don't look that bad.

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#16 Posted by xanxus (310 posts) -

Games that truly scale well should look like utter dog shit on the absolute lowest setting.

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#17 Posted by JasonR86 (10180 posts) -

You know, they don't look terrible. They certainly look playable. That's kind of nice actually. I wouldn't ever want to play a game with such low settings but I imagine those graphics look fine for some people.

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#18 Posted by me3639 (2006 posts) -

Wow! The Wii U is....Awesome!

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#19 Posted by Patman99 (1650 posts) -

That Oblivion picture looks terrible but the rest look alright. Also zooming in on Total War is not really fair, that shit looks blocky even when you crank those graphic sliders to the max.

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#20 Posted by Justin258 (14783 posts) -

They at least look somewhat playable and some don't look bad at all, though the Doom 3 picture is really jarring because that game is supposed to be pretty dark.

As for me?

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That's actually a lighting bug but at the time I didn't know it and I turned it all the way down to see if I could fix it. To this day, it's still a dice roll as to whether the lighting will work or not whenever I start up Half-Life 2.

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#21 Posted by SathingtonWaltz (2167 posts) -

@me3639: Back in my day trolling meant something.

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#22 Edited by Devildoll (1012 posts) -

back in the day i tried to run crysis and crysis warhead on my pentium 4

to make it run decently i made a custom config, and this was the result

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#23 Posted by Bollard (7769 posts) -

@Devildoll said:

back in the day i tried to run crysis and crysis warhead on my pentium 4

to make it run decently i made a custom config, and this was the result

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THOSE TREES

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#24 Posted by TheHT (14887 posts) -

Nostalgia for shitty graphics. This thread is fantastic.

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#25 Posted by Subjugation (4970 posts) -

Oh man, this is the second thread in the last ten minutes that has made me laugh out loud after 2 a.m.. Maybe I should just go to sleep.

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#26 Posted by Zella (1259 posts) -

@Chavtheworld said:

@Devildoll said:

back in the day i tried to run crysis and crysis warhead on my pentium 4

to make it run decently i made a custom config, and this was the result

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THOSE TREES

Holy crap it's Minecraft with guns!

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#27 Posted by AhmadMetallic (19301 posts) -

@Devildoll said:

back in the day i tried to run crysis and crysis warhead on my pentium 4

to make it run decently i made a custom config, and this was the result

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You are a monster.... BE GONE!

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#28 Posted by TaliciaDragonsong (8734 posts) -

Shoulda ask me a year ago when I had a terrible pc, I can play everything at high now so meh.

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#29 Posted by nintendoeats (6222 posts) -

@Devildoll said:

back in the day i tried to run crysis and crysis warhead on my pentium 4

to make it run decently i made a custom config, and this was the result

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I'm impressed that you could get those results actually. That game still doesn't run at 60 when I crank it on a high-mid range machine. I'm writing something about thsi game at the moment, you don't happen to have a copy of that cfg kicking around do you?

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#30 Edited by Devildoll (1012 posts) -

@nintendoeats:

Well i grabbed the screenshot from a thread i posted on incrysis.com in 2008. so its been a long time, i barely remember where the config is located, and ive probably done multiple wipes of my machine since then.

But ill see if i cant find something.

Edit : no, couldn't find anything unfortunately.

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#31 Edited by Absolute_Zero (256 posts) -

Aww man, I'm SO glad this exists. Not only do I have low-settings screenshots, they're LOW-RES. Behold, Saints Row: The Third (in glorious jpeg-o-vision)at 1440x900!

Also, PNGs (also at 1440x900).

Also, more on Steam (only the shots dated July 25th are at 1440x900, but they're ALL at the game's lowest settings.

GLORIOUS PC MASTER RACE
GLORIOUS PC MASTER RACE

Edit: Yup, digging threads up again. :D

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#32 Edited by clstirens (854 posts) -
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Running on an Intel HD 4000

EDIT: And this was at min res, 640x420 (or something, widescreen, so it wasn't x480) and I was getting 31 fps

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#33 Posted by MordeaniisChaos (5904 posts) -

@Fattony12000: No exterior shot from oblivion? If you truly turn the settings down to their lowest settings, the view distance is about a foot, and all you can see is white fog. It's incredible.

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