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It doesn't need to.
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Portal 2 doesn't need extra high graphic config. It's all about fun and logical thinking in this game.
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post #13 of 34
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Originally Posted by ChronoBodi View Post
Why is it that we rage at Crytek for no DX11, yet we're fine with Valve still using their Source engine in DX9?

i'm confused.
Probably because Crysis 1 looked so good and to release something that doesn't raise the bar nearly as much as the first one is a big letdown for most people.

Valve has never really been about pushing graphics all that much I don't think as much as gameplay.
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post #14 of 34
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChronoBodi View Post
Why is it that we rage at Crytek for no DX11, yet we're fine with Valve still using their Source engine in DX9?

i'm confused.
dont you know? Valve is god to PC gamers... they could give us 8 bit graphics... and as long as gamplay was awesome, PC gamers... real PC gamers... would Laud them.
    
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post #15 of 34
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Originally Posted by Finrond View Post
Biggest reason I can think of could be that all the data has to fit on a DVD for XBOX. super high res textures just wouldnt work. I am assuming it would also be a pain to make different textures for 3 different systems. keeping as much as they can similar between different versions of the game is in their best interest as it means they can make the game faster / cheaper.
Word, the cinematic mod is >10 GB itself. Certainly Portal 2 can't have the diversity of textures in Half Life 2, but nevertheless, textures the size of Cinematic mod would definitely outgrow a DVD quite quickly.
    
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post #16 of 34
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Yah this makes sense. Obviously the engine can do it because the cinematic mod is the same engine. I was curious how these decisions get made, Portal 2 is still one of my top games of all time.

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Word, the cinematic mod is >10 GB itself. Certainly Portal 2 can't have the diversity of textures in Half Life 2, but nevertheless, textures the size of Cinematic mod would definitely outgrow a DVD quite quickly.
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post #17 of 34
source is like what 7 years old now?

Looks pretty damn good if you ask me.
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***?? how would you run one engine off another? hehe.

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now if source ran off cryengine3... *drools*
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now if source ran off cryengine3... *drools*
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Probably because Crysis 1 looked so good and to release something that doesn't raise the bar nearly as much as the first one is a big letdown for most people.
Raise the bar? Crysis2 lowered the bar.
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