Thanks for the reply.
Well the wierd thing is that i upgraded motherboard, processor, windows vista to windows 7 (both 64bit) but my GPU stayed the same. Only thing that changed with my GPU is that now there is only the new nvidia driver available (so i cant roll back to make sure its driver fault), and previously on the same GPU it looked better - the postprocessing and antyaliasing are the biggest changes i notice.
Yes, i dont mean the colours cause they are affected by weather/time of the day on the island (and they looked very nice before too), but the jagged bulding models and absolutely no postprocessing.
What is the biggest worry of mine is the absolutely no change between postprocessing off/high... and i bet that should not be like that? Otherwise why would there be option to change it? That makes me certain that my game is not being rendered properly, and the AA anoyance is not just autosuggestion while returning from BF3 and other games. I remember tropico 4 visuals were beautiful and stunning, and now i can hardly stand the look of it and it just suckens all the fun of playing :/
The folder ShaderCache is empty there - should it be empty?
I have done clean installation of nvidia driver, made sure windows is up to date and reinstalled tropico 4 on steam completly deleting all data including appdata folders to no avail so far :/
On those screenshots you cant see how bad the 3d models behave when i move camera... the jagged edges flickers like crazy reminding me "hey look how bad we look now compared to how we looked before!"
normall weather view:
(look at the edges of the garage model on the left upper part of image after making sure screenshot is in original size)
Maybe some technician developer could look into nvidia 296.10 win7 drivers and see if its still compatible with tropico 4? You can cut my hand off if thats how it supposed to look at highest visual settings on gtx480 cause i swear it looked way better - its not easy to put me in awe of graphics in game, and tropico did that before i installed it here again - its not possible in impressed me that much looking like it looks like now for me.
Would be great if i could force better AA trough nvidia panel but sadly application disallows that and the only option is "adjust application settings" inseatd of "replace app settings" and it doesnt change a damn thing even if i put it to x32 ... it still stays at what seems to be x2 at best. Is the steam version somehow inferior to the version downloaded from other stores?