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Of course, source engine games run on about just anything and seems rather efficient why fix it if it's not broken?
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Its simple really: if took the amount of man hours needed to code a new engine from scratch, and instead spent them on improving the existing engine, Source would look 5x better than Source 2.

There's nothing wrong with the Source engine. It looks great and runs on just about any piece of hardware. I've gotten playable frames from systems that make GMA 950 look like a GTX 580.
    
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Originally Posted by sausageson View Post
Look at CDProject a small company on a tiny budget created the witcher 2, a game that had a great story, gameplay and offered stunning visuals. but valve fanboys say what valve is doing is enough. I honestly dont think valve cares about making games anymore, release the occasional game which is severely lacking quality and appeal their old school titles just to make people happy. They are more content with steam revenue at this point.
severely lacking quality? you do realize your opinion is subjective, not factual right?

L4D2 is one of my all time favorite games. I have something like 100 hours in that game & loved every minute. 100 hours is an insane amount of time for me. Usually I don't even finish games, get about 1/2 way through and then start another.

the reason valve games get such good reviews is because they're so good. they're polished, & just fun to play. (yes this is just my subjective opinion too, but the difference is most people agree with it)
    
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While source may not be the incredible eye candy engine you want. Value knows what they're doing. The engine has improved a lot, just look at hf2 compared to portal 2.

The engine doesn't really look "dated" when you look at games like portal 2. I believe valves main reason for this is they look at the specs that people run on their PC's. They collect data and see that the majority of people on steam, don't have amazing blow your mind powerful PC's.

They have average hardware. Valve knows this and they want a game that scales well for everyone. A game that can run with really low spec systems, while also having a game that can look pretty damn good maxed out. This way a lot of PC users can all enjoy the same game.

Smart move by them imo.
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Im just going to leave this thread here

Two different games and companies, both pretty much saying the same thing; look how OCN reacts to the Skyrim thread, and look how it reacts to this one.

Double standards much?

There was a COD one as well but I couldnt find it..
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post #146 of 331
Quote:
Originally Posted by lordikon View Post
No need for a new engine, just continue to update it with new features.
This. The source engine is constantly evolving.
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Originally Posted by sausageson View Post
Im just going to leave this thread here

Two different games and companies, both pretty much saying the same thing; look how OCN reacts to the Skyrim thread, and look how it reacts to this one.

Double standards much?

There was a COD one as well but I couldnt find it..
The forum is full of hypocrites you will get used to it.
post #148 of 331
Source is absurdly modular, it can be made to do ANYTHING, I'm convinced of that after seeing Dota 2 in action, an engine used for FPS doing RTS/MOBA smoothly and generally awesome.
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Why was HL2 great? Because of the story, the characters, and because of the Source engine. This shows that new engines with innovative features do help make great games. One of the things that Source needs to improve on is physics. They need to provide another leap in physics like the one the original Source engine introduced to us in 2004. Can a simple update do this? If it is can, then more power to Valve. If not, then just write a new damn engine and give us better physics!!!!
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Why reinvent the wheel when you can slap on new hubcaps? The source engine still looks better than most console games I've played. Not to hate on consoles, but the graphical fidelity is much higher on Episode 3 than say, Resistance 2.
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