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I know that Ati is better at one than Nvidia and Nvidia is better at one than Ati, but I forgot which is which? (I'm talking about OpenGL and Direc3d) Btw, this is a specific question and I'm not interested in starting a flamewar or comparison between the 2 companies. Also, does anyone know which Dark and Light Online uses...either OpenGL or Direc3d? I'm trying to help a guildie buy a video card specifically for DnL. Reps for first correct answer and also if anyone can answer the DnL question. Thanks in advance!
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ATI cards are USUALLY better with D3D apps, and nVidia cards are USUALLY better with OpenGL apps.
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ATI cards are USUALLY better with D3D apps, and nVidia cards are USUALLY better with OpenGL apps.
That's what I had in my head, but wanted to get second affirmation before I helped pick out a card. Also, any idea how to find out which DnL online uses? I can't seem to find it. Btw, reps for you
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For anyone interested, Dark and Light online is an OpenGl based video game.
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Cool, is it free? If so I'll give i a try.
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Cool, is it free? If so I'll give i a try.
Dark and Light Online doesn't come out until April. However, they've created a free game to help testing and also to keep us busy until the game comes out that is the DnL universe,but only 1/9 the size of the real game. Let me tell you when I say that the game is MASSIVE and I've only seen the free version. Anyways, last week 10 thousand people were given keys to begin playing the free game. Guess how long it took for those keys to get swiped up? 1 minute and 20 seconds I got one Lots of crashes in the game, but they're working on finding the memory leak. Here's a video to check it out,it has SERIOUS potential....
http://files.filefront.com/SoG_Day_1.../fileinfo.html

The download should take like 30 seconds.
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I'm downloading the client right now via bittorent (it's legal, because its an open beta). I can't wait to try it out.
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I'm downloading the client right now via bittorent (it's legal, because its an open beta). I can't wait to try it out.
You won't be able to play without an account and all 10k accounts were swallowed up in 1 minute 20 seconds. =(
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Snap, so its really that popular? When it comes out it will be pay monthly to play right?
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Snap, so its really that popular? When it comes out it will be pay monthly to play right?
Yes, it's going to be a killer game,but it'll cost $15/month. It's crazy, there aren't ANY load times no matter how far across the world you go and everyone is on the same server. They have some crazy technology that allows everyone to play on the same server because it has some weird resource allotting server allocation crap that's state of the art. Normally, server clusters control individual areas and hand off to each other as players cross boundaries, but not with this. It uses server resources as the population in an area demands it. Anyways,it's kinda crazy because you see people talking in spatial chat in like 12 different languages lol.
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