Stray – How to Disable Temporal Anti-Aliasing (Making the Game Less Blurry)

A guide on disabling the forced Temporal Anti-Aliasing featured in this game, which should make the overall image quality much sharper, especially in motion.

Guide to Disable TAA

Editing Engine.ini

  • First, press the Windows key + R at the same time. The following window should appear – type in appdata and click ok:
  • Next, navigate down through the following folders:
    • Local\Hk_project\Saved\Config\WindowsNoEditor
  • Then open Engine.ini
  • Copy and paste the following to the very end of the file:

[SystemSettings]

r.PostProcessAAQuality=0
  • Save the changes. Done, TAA is turned off!

I also recommend going into the in-game graphics settings and turning motion blur and sharpening down fully for maximum effect.

Drawbacks

Sadly, doing this has some drawbacks. It leaves the game with no anti-aliasing, which will make jagged edges much more noticeable on lower resolutions and introduce some artifacts no matter which resolution you play on, like a noticeable ”shimmer” on your cats fur.

Ultimately, it’s down to personal preference. I prefer playing with TAA turned off since I find the blurring extremely noticeable despite playing on a high resolution. It makes it feel like my screen is smeared with vaseline. I’d recommend trying the game with TAA turned off and seeing if you like it – it can’t hurt.

Egor Opleuha
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Egor Opleuha, also known as Juzzzie, is the Editor-in-Chief of Gameplay Tips. He is a writer with more than 12 years of experience in writing and editing online content. His favorite game was and still is the third part of the legendary Heroes of Might and Magic saga. He prefers to spend all his free time playing retro games and new indie games.

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