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[Kotaku] Battlefield 3 for Xbox 360 Has Something Special On the Second Disc

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According to a report from Gamerzines, Battlefield 3's second disc will also include an installable higher resolution texture pack that will make the whole thing look a lot prettier than what's streaming off the optical disc
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Original Gamerzines article

The resolution and frame rate have already been reduced to make the game perform better on the consoles but, is this going to hamper performance even more?

Apologies if it is a repost (I couldn't find anything on here).
Edited by Mobius01 - 10/8/11 at 12:44pm
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i say 360 is showing its age coz of disc size
    
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It is to my understanding that the textures are streamed and not rendered on your console. This being the case, there would me a minimal performance hit. It works similar to the On Live game system, where essentially you have a "dumb" box at home that talks to a server that is actually rendering the game. The rendered game is essentially a video that gets compressed and sends it to the On Live console. The console decompresses and voila, game on!

I could be wrong though.

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i say 360 is showing its age coz of disc size
Disk size is not the true issue.
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Makes ya wonder if they found a way to use the 'install to harddisc' option to utilize higher res textures? *shrug*
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The PlayStation 3 version will also include the high resolution textures.
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Makes ya wonder if they found a way to use the 'install to harddisc' option to utilize higher res textures? *shrug*
That's what the article is about.
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Surprised to see EA/Live not charging premium for higher res textures as a form of DLC.
 
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To a point, but the 360 still has to render the higher resolution. BF3 seems to have streaming texture tech so it's probably the only reason that they can even conceive doing it on a console without having to load it into memory. "Installed" so it's most likely going onto the HDD which is better than streaming it from the DVD.

They've already had a hard time getting the 360 to run 30FPS past 720p, this is going to hit it quite hard I think even if 3 out of a possible 1024 texture squares are currently rendering the HD pack. If the FPS remains as high as it did w/o the HD pack, it will most likely have pop-in or flaky issues. The 360 is just too far pressed to make this work seamlessly imo. Maybe it will push some consolers to get a PC when they see what they could have...
Edited by pengs - 10/8/11 at 1:17pm
post #9 of 19
Would this result in texture pop-in or lag you think? Not that it matters as Im getting it on PC. Also wonder why this hasnt been tried before?
post #10 of 19
Reading comprehension people.

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streaming off the optical disc


Where did this talk of some magical "streaming tech" come from? The game loads textures off of the optical disc, just like every other game that has ever been made for a console.


The high resolution textures won't fit on the disc, so there is no way to load them without storing them on the hard drive, otherwise you'd have to swap discs in the middle of a battle.
    
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