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Hi guys,

I’m glad to see some familiar faces around here and it’s cool to be back! I used to work in Ubisoft’s UK office but I’m now working in the Montreal studio, where they developed Assassin’s Creed, and for the foreseeable future I’ll be here as your community developer.

Having me here basically means that I’ll be giving you updates on what’s going on with Assassin’s Creed and the first bit of news I have is that we’re planning to release a patch for the PC version of Assassin’s Creed that addresses the majority of issues reported by fans. In addition to addressing reported glitches, the patch will remove support for DX10.1, since we need to rework its implementation. The performance gains seen by players who are currently playing Assassin’s Creed with a DX10.1 graphics card are in large part due to the fact that our implementation removes a render pass during post-effect which is costly.

We don’t have an exact date for the release of this patch but we’re hard at work and hope to have further updates soon.

Thanks guys

UR
Source: http://forums.ubi.com/eve/forums/a/t...256#6571038256
    
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People are playing AC with DX 10.1 cards??

What are these? (Maybe a stupid question)
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People are playing AC with DX 10.1 cards??

What are these? (Maybe a stupid question)
DX10.1 is backwards compatible with DX10 cards...
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People are playing AC with DX 10.1 cards??

What are these? (Maybe a stupid question)
Everything in the HD 3xxx series from ATi is DX 10.1
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Need some screens or video showing the post processing effect.
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Need some screens or video showing the post processing effect.
Yeah that's true, because no one can really see the difference between dx10 and 10.1, if there was a drop in quality then I think people would notice it quite quickly
    
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No point to make DX10.1 games theres like bareley any DX10 games out
 
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No point to make DX10.1 games theres like bareley any DX10 games out
If it's backwards compatible to DX10, if it has benefits, and if it's not that hard to implement; if all of that is true, especially the last condition, then it is definitely worth doing. Otherwise it doesn't really target a wide enough market.
    
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People are playing AC with DX 10.1 cards??

What are these? (Maybe a stupid question)
Take a look at my rig buddy.
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