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I just got out of that opening wasteland. The 1st city you wind up in looks quite good both people and scenery...trying not to give out spoilers.
I hope so, cause I hate things like empty backdrops like that which have nothing to show lol
The demo had part of a city that looked pretty detailed toward the end which was nice.

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Its hard to judge from screenshots in this case honestly. I played the demo throughly and I can say that with the high res texture pack I am highly impressed with the difference you see in the actual game. Its pretty incredible TBH. Its all in the little details which are hard to capture in a screenshot because it just happens to pop up in front of you for a split second while you are playing.
Interesting. I guess I've give it another day to decide on the PC or PS3 version. Of course, if I buy the PC version I still have to wait another month or so to play lol
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lol.. this high-res pack is probably just the original texture files or one step down from the original files. Doubt it cost them anything to do this.

Most game studios create textures at a fairly high resolution, then shrink the resolution down to something the game can handle. For example they might create the character textures at 4096x4096, then reduce it to 1024x1024 or 2048x2048 for in game. There's many advantages to doing this, you get crisper textures, more detail in your textures, and you can always reuse the high texture files for cinematics, and it's safer.
    
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lol.. this high-res pack is probably just the original texture files or one step down from the original files. Doubt it cost them anything to do this.

Most game studios create textures at a fairly high resolution, then shrink the resolution down to something the game can handle. For example they might create the character textures at 4096x4096, then reduce it to 1024x1024 or 2048x2048 for in game. There's many advantages to doing this, you get crisper textures, more detail in your textures, and you can always reuse the high texture files for cinematics, and it's safer.
that's pretty obvious, yes. your point?
    
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that's pretty obvious, yes. your point?
He's saying that unlike what people are claiming if you actually read the thread, the developers could easily have included it with the game at launch.
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that's pretty obvious, yes. your point?
Just as Omega says, they could have included this from the beginning. It wouldn't have cost them anything extra, or taken more time, since they already had these textures done. I'm just trying to help inform some who may not know to much on the texture creation process in video games.
    
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Why are people so worried about downloading a 1gb texture patch. Who gives a damn why it wasn't included. They stated plenty of times they were not ready by the time the game went GOLD and was sent to DVD mastering / packaging.
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Its hard to judge from screenshots in this case honestly. I played the demo throughly and I can say that with the high res texture pack I am highly impressed with the difference you see in the actual game. Its pretty incredible TBH. Its all in the little details which are hard to capture in a screenshot because it just happens to pop up in front of you for a split second while you are playing.
Great to hear, now just to wait on the Xmas sale...
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-downloads ASAP- Oh wait... that's right... I don't have the game.
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Why are people so worried about downloading a 1gb texture patch. Who gives a damn why it wasn't included. They stated plenty of times they were not ready by the time the game went GOLD and was sent to DVD mastering / packaging.
it's only a GB? That's like a 5 min DL.

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Just as Omega says, they could have included this from the beginning. It wouldn't have cost them anything extra, or taken more time, since they already had these textures done. I'm just trying to help inform some who may not know to much on the texture creation process in video games.
I mean it would have been nice if they included it, but who knows why they didn't. Maybe the DVD couldn't fit it & they didn't want to spring for a second DVD. While lame, that could explain it.

It's a good thing they're releasing it isn't it? c'mon, it's not like they're charging for it like it's an expansion or something ridiculous.
    
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it's only a GB? That's like a 5 min DL.

I mean it would have been nice if they included it, but who knows why they didn't. Maybe the DVD couldn't fit it & they didn't want to spring for a second DVD. While lame, that could explain it.

It's a good thing they're releasing it isn't it? c'mon, it's not like they're charging for it like it's an expansion or something ridiculous.
The original DVD is only 5 gigs... the 1 gig would have fit... so it wasn't simply ready for the disc to go gold.

I have played the game in high detail with both versions of regular textures and high def textures...

Its noticable. Its really nice. I wish I had taken more screen shots before i installed the HD ones...

i posted them in another thread, but here:

    
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