View Full Version : A rather nice bug

01-03-2014, 01:15 PM
Something curious happened after I recently quick travelled in ACIV. The post-effects bugged out and the focal distance of the in-game camera permanently decreased, which created a very shallow depth of field around Edward. It's awesome.


It creates a really cool cinematic effect by blurring the background and adding a sense of scale and distance. At least I find it very neat. The only problems with this is, of course, that you lose environment and texture detail in the distance and it's a bit harder to spot enemies, but this is remedied by simply switching to eagle view.

I was thinking maybe Ubisoft can implement a similar visual effect in future AC games. Maybe only turn it on when you can see far into the distance?

01-03-2014, 01:19 PM
i have some performance issues with my pc. I wonder if there's is a way to do this by configuration. It seems cool, by the way...


01-03-2014, 01:35 PM
Oh trust me, I've got performance issues as well. In order to get those screenshots, I pumped the graphics to max (sans AA), upon which my game crawled to a measly 6 fps. :D

01-03-2014, 01:48 PM
I'm not sure to understand...
Are you saying that this way you don't imporve performance?...
And, sorry, what do you mean with "sans AA"?


01-03-2014, 01:58 PM
No, you don't. It's just a bug that defocuses the background. I'm afraid the only way to improve performance in this game is to either drastically reduce the graphics quality or buy a new PC...

Sans AA means without Anti-Aliasing - a graphics setting that removes jagged edges.

01-03-2014, 02:15 PM
ah ok.
I already reduced all graphics quality.
So i removed anti-alias too. (I know what antialias is... i though "sans AA" = "without artifact assault". lol).
Still having some performance issue. But i can play... if there isn't a storm!!!
thanks for answering


01-04-2014, 12:41 AM
Personally I'd rather have it looking clear vs blurry. I have pretty good long distance vision in real life. I don't like it when games make things look blurry that would otherwise look clear to me.


01-04-2014, 03:19 PM
sorry but textures look like $hit, maybe some will find it cool but others would pay alot for hardware to get sharp textures with high resolutions instead of blurry $hit like this.