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I'm gonna try the Gamma tip and SweetFX because the tips about being outmaneuvered are garbage. There is so much aliasing and blur at a ranges that you cannot spot people so maneuvering is useless unless you want to fight in distances unless than 30ft. You cannot even see clearly across the street, let alone at distances of 100m. It makes the game infuriating when you're constantly being shot at yet nobody can identify targets because they cannot see them due to how bad the aliasing and graphics are.

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Hmmm, I run everything on Epic and have no problem spotting targets when I take my time and "look" at my surroundings even at long ranges.

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Finding targets was my first difficulty too, followed quickly by identifying the enemy.

 

It just takes time and understanding of the flow of the game.  Just as you are out looking for the enemy, the enemy is out looking for you.

 

Fot long range shots - you really need to stare hard at the screen and look for anything out of place and for any movement and then shoot - but remember that when you shoot, you've just given yourself away.

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Unfortunatly turning my grapihcs down helped me to spot enemies......:ph34r:

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Spotting them is one thing, not getting spotted by them first is even more important though. If you want to remain undetected, not only do you need something to hide behind, you should also make sure that you have something behind yourself that roughly matches the color of your uniform.

 

 

I see a lot of people firing from hilltops, ridgelines, rooftops.

You may think that having a height advantage is always a good thing and it is if the enemy has to run towards you. However, in the age of modern firearms, this has changed somewhat since they can just shoot you from below before they even attempt running to your position.

 

If you have a height advantage, chances are that the enemy below sees you nicely silhouetted against the sky. Therefor it is much easier to stay hidden on lower ground.

Ideally if you want the height advantage, without beeing so easily spotted, simply stay a few meters below the ridge and make sure you have some bushes or trees behind you.

 

It is a very very simple principle that somehow a lot of people in the game completely ignore. (I'm especially looking at you, marksmen and vehicles...)

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On 16.04.2017 at 11:57 PM, Drecks said:

Unfortunatly turning my grapihcs down helped me to spot enemies......:ph34r:

 

Unfortunately ULQ plague is alive in all "spot enemy" games, but I can't see any solution so ... I'm also using it.

 

Bringing as high resolution as you can, turning everything to low (except rendering range and eye adaptability) and maxing out Resolution Scaling (to at least 1.5x) will give you best results. I know it's working as I use it, I can't see anything when effects turned ON so I have to play this way. 

 

Also if you are playing with AMD GPU, I would suggest turning off MLAA - it looks perfect in any other games, but it will blur image at long ranges in SQUAD leading to worse visibility. 

Edited by PadrePadre
nothing important :)

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People game the settings too hard for a competitive edge. Unless you turn your foliage and shadows way down or off you're screwed. I get shot through plants and whatever all the time when I play on high graphics settings. Higher settings pretty much create a one way smoke grenade on most maps, god forbid I try to hide in a shadow or bush.

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So it seems that the game has the same problems Project Reality had. They somewhat "fixed" it in some parts by having bushes and plants that will not disappear when lowering settings.

So I will try to play on low graphics. Such a shame that the best thing this PR "successor" was going to deliver were better graphics, but if having better graphics means you are in disadvantage, then its the same as almost nothing

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This old problem keeps getting ignored. 

 

From my recent experience, everytime I try to enjoy high graphics I keep getting shot by the enemy who can see me through multiple layers of conceilment. When I turn shadows off I instantly see everything and play alot better. Shadow settings must be locked and same for everyone. If somebody can't run Squad with shadows on, its for a reason he needs to get his lazy fat ass of his gaming chair and get to work to earn some money to buy better PC.

Edited by Rainmaker

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On 2/19/2019 at 2:10 PM, Rainmaker said:

Shadow settings must be locked and same for everyone.

We're aware of the issue and intend to address it once the performance hit is mitigated. We want those people who need low settings to continue to play, but we have plans for a fix.

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