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A hidden feature in an Nvidia driver is set to provide better functionality for cards based on the company's technology. The additional features will not cost users a cent, but do require some tweaking of the awful Windows registry. That's one on the nose for the competition. 3dfx showed two features to be supported in its Voodoo 4 and 5 cards - full-screen anti-aliasing (FSAA) and motion blur at CebIT 2000 - earlier this year and has been harping on about both features for the last six months or so. Anti-aliasing gets rid of those jagged edges on diagonal lines which limit 3D games' realism. But now FSAA has appeared in the Nvidia Detonator driver version 5.08, as revealed on Reactor Critical a couple of days ago. Nvidia maintains that the driver is in its early beta stage and it isn't publicly supporting it. But the FSAA feature is in there, and requires some tweaking of the registry file to reveal it in its full glory. Information on how to enable the money-for-nothing feature, which requires some registry tomfoolery, can be downloaded from here. Modifications are made at your own risk. The feature, when enabled, works just fine and gives FSAA on GeForce 256 cards. It also indicates that NV15, which will appear in GeForce 2 cards, is going to fully support the feature when it arrives. ® You can email Fuad Abazovic for more details

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