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By topjohnwu, Recognized Developer / Recognized Contributor on 16th November 2014, 03:39 PM
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Our device is super new, that some games couldn't recognize our powerful Tegra K1 and only gives us low quality option for graphics.
Here is the solution(Requires root)!! This method will trick the game that we're using another CPU & GPU, so it will give us more options!! Most important is, this will only fool the game with fake hardware info, but it won't effect the performance, so the TRUE TEGRA K1 IS UNLEASHED
I'll take Asphalt 8 for an example.
1. Install GLTools
(Paid app, please support the dev!!)Play Store Link
(Free XDA version, has all the functions)XDA Version
2. Open the app, choose TEX(DE)coder, check the boxes and press install.

3. After installing the plugin, the device will reboot automatically.
4. Re-open the app, choose the game you wanted to modify, I'll take Asphalt 8 as an example.

5. Check "Enable custom settings for this app" in General section.

6. Switch to GPU name/emulation section, check both "Use fake GPU info", "Use fake CPU info".

7. Choose "Use a template", here I'll choose Tegra 4, since the chip is also manufactured by Nvidia. Test yourself which one best fits the game!!
8. Profit !!

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Hope everyone has a delightful gaming experience!!
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16th November 2014, 04:05 PM |#2  
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I tried asphalt 8 and it already has high in visual quality. Maybe you are using a warez version of asphalt 8?

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16th November 2014, 05:56 PM |#3  
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I tried asphalt 8 and it already has high in visual quality. Maybe you are using a warez version of asphalt 8?

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Isn't Asphalt 8 free in the playstore? Also I can only run only with medium settings max on my nexus 9 so i'm not sure about why you can access high visual quality in the first place.
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16th November 2014, 07:24 PM |#4  
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would this make Trine 2 run on the nexus 9
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16th November 2014, 08:29 PM |#5  
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I can't get this to work with Real Racing 3. To bad, because the resolution on that game sucks right now.
17th November 2014, 12:22 AM |#6  
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RR3 is great on my N9

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17th November 2014, 04:12 AM |#7  
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Isn't Asphalt 8 free in the playstore? Also I can only run only with medium settings max on my nexus 9 so i'm not sure about why you can access high visual quality in the first place.

Oops, right. I was having another Nexus device in my mind. This is the problem when you have a lot of them.

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17th November 2014, 11:45 AM |#8  
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Thanks for the app
Is there any way to run Half Life 2 or tegra games? I tried to run half life using the app but it doesn't start, i had a fc
I really like Nexus 9 and the power of K1, but now it's like having a Ferrari inside a field.
If Google don't optimise this tablet, i think i'll going to buy an ipad air 2
17th November 2014, 12:16 PM |#9  
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RR3 is great on my N9

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Don't you get pixelation during gameplay? The menu looks great, but not the rendering of cars and tracks in de background.
Are you using an alternative GPU/CPU profile or not?
17th November 2014, 04:19 PM |#10  
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Don't you get pixelation during gameplay? The menu looks great, but not the rendering of cars and tracks in de background.
Are you using an alternative GPU/CPU profile or not?

thank you for this!
17th November 2014, 05:23 PM |#11  
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Tested on the latest Gangstar Vagas, this method also works
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