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If you are talking about the Tommy gun..no its not at the gun store..I stole it off a dead cop.
No the playboy or whatever it is.
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Glad you like! Downsampling definitely makes the game look a lot more cinematic and clean.

Some more shots taken at night.

Same settings as before. 2880x1620 downsampled to 1920x1080 in real-time.


So how do you do this sampling thingy?
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So how do you do this sampling thingy?
Downsampling Tutorial

It's in German so use Google Translate.
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Guys, I absolutely love the demo for this game. It looks like this game is going to be amazing. I really don't see anything to nitpick about it. The controls are great, the voice acting is very good, the graphics are just amazing. And I'm sure the story is going to be great. The only thing I really would like to see is that the real game ends up being better optimized. I'm not sure why but with my gtx 480 I get 50 fps with everything on high and phsyx OFF, with physx On I only get 25 fps. Does anyone know why? The only thing I can think of is that I accidently left on VSync when I ran the benchmark.
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Downsampling Tutorial

It's in German so use Google Translate.
You should write up a tutorial! Those instructions are still a bit hard to follow.
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I love the demo, and loved the first game. I hold high expectations for this release, and so far it has been surpassing them.

The only quirks I can find are on the graphical side of things.
Two things that seem like a 'who cares' kind of deal..but it bugs me..Look at the sky in Mafia 2.
Now look at your surroundings. See it yet? THE SKY LOOKS LIKE UTTER CRAP!!!!..... Not good. I think they should have not used a 'picture' of a sky for the sky. It looks ridiculous. Very outdated... it just takes away from the 'realistic' feel. It's one of those things that reminds you you're in a game...
And the next thing is the water. Another outdated solution. Sure it looks good from a distance, but the closer you get the more meh it becomes. ..it's a floating specular with an alpha of water floating over top of that...so essentially....not much 'technique' involved..very old school water effect...it's essentially trying to make it look like water by passing two images over each other in different directions..in the end it doesn't look good at all, even with the specular.

Why does this bother me so much? ...because the sky is what encircles us....and the water keeps us at bay (no pun intended)...so when I see the sky in the game..and realize it's nothing but a picture(That doesn't even look very good)..I think..oh ya..it's just a game.....and that takes away from the emersion.
    
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does anyone know if there will be a preload up for the game?
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Playing through Chapter 4, High settings including PhysX using the rig in my sig.

YouTube- MAFIA2 Murphys law

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...apparently there was no preload.

it's out in the US though - i've linked some reviews in the OP.
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Can't wait, But I have to at least until friday... I've also hit my download quota so no downloading of the "demo"
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