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post #11 of 22
Battlezone 2, which was DX6 or 7 looked better than HL1.

Speaking of which, Pandemic studios needs to stop making made-for-console destroy all humans sequals, get back to their roots, and make a DX10 stategy fps.
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post #12 of 22
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Originally Posted by Hellisforheroes View Post
HL1: source is
But as I understood it, they didn't go back and redo all of the models and textures for HL1:Source. Which would be necessary if you expect an engine replacement to make faces look better...realistic faces are going to need more polygons and texture effects than the original.

For an analogy, think of the PC port of GTA:San Andreas. It went from the lowly PS2 capabilities to the much more powerful DX9, and what did that get it? Not much, beyond the ability to do higher resolutions and use the original large textures (the textures in the PS2 were downsamples of the original art). Because the polygon count was still low, characters still looked just as blocky on the PC as they did on the PS2.
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I still think they should be comparing the best of what we have now to the best of what's to come.

I mean I could put Wolfenstein3D up against Dark Forces and say "Look at how much Dark Forces owns" and you're all going yeah but... uh Stalker/FEAR and I'll be like no this is a comparison of Wolfenstein3D and Dark Forces!!!!


VS


Both really fun games btw.
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post #14 of 22
The new faces look pretty damn good. I'd like to see them animated though.

@Katana
Of the 2 pictures you posted, the second one looks far superior.
post #15 of 22
i agree, they better do some pretty dam good animations in Crysis to compete with HL2's facial expressions.
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I still think they should be comparing the best of what we have now to the best of what's to come.
Agreed. That's the only thing we really care about: given the exact same hardware, what does DX10 give me that DX9 does not? Probably not as much as people think...it's just a programming library. Bad developers can still make crappy looking games with it, and good developers can still make great looking games with DX9.
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Agreed. That's the only thing we really care about: given the exact same hardware, what does DX10 give me that DX9 does not? Probably not as much as people think...it's just a programming library. Bad developers can still make crappy looking games with it, and good developers can still make great looking games with DX9.
Agreed, from what I've gathered, DX10 is not going to be graphically that different from high-end DX9. A little prettier, but not the quantum leap forward in graphics that some people have in mind.

For example, according to tom's hardware, crysis will likely look 90% as good in dx9 mode as it will in dx10.
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PONG FTW. What was it -100DX?
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i ran the Lost Planet demo on my computer in DX9 next to my friend's computer running DX10. it looks exactly the same on both computers, but he had a much better framerate (his 8800 GTS compared to my year-old Radeon 1900XTX). i thought part of the advantage of DX10 is that it has less overhead.
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Why is it that whenever I see crysis videos, they look like they have low framerates? Is it because of the motion blur, or because it's unoptimized as of yet?
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