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Actually, the reason the game isn't being shipped w/ DX11 is because of performance/stability issues. CA built the framework of the game first, since they were mostly concerned w/ getting AI and balancing issues worked out. Then, once that was all fine-tuned, they started adding in the graphics polish and discovered that DX11 was breaking things. So, they are currently trying to get all of that worked out, which will actually be part of the second patch. Patch number 1 will be delivered via Steam on March 15th, since the game went Gold Master weeks ago, CA has been tweaking things still.

And the game still looks really good using DX9/DX10.
Edited by JonFett - 3/11/11 at 9:27am
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New games should use current technology... Imagine that
Yeah a technology that a very small minority can use, we won't see any difference between DX9 and 11 before a DX11 only game is released and that won't be before at least a few years.
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Yeah a technology that a very small minority can use, we won't see any difference between DX9 and 11 before a DX11 only game is released and that won't be before at least a few years.
So basically, developers shouldn't use current technology until everyone is using it? Do you see the flaw in that logic?

(Hint: If everyone waits until everyone else is using it, it will never happen because no one will start)
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Two to four weeks after the game comes out??? They couldn't take an extra two weeks to develop it correctly?
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Alright devs... Quit releasing unfinished games! Patches should be used to fix unforeseen issues, not to add "features".
thank you.

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Yeah a technology that a very small minority can use, we won't see any difference between DX9 and 11 before a DX11 only game is released and that won't be before at least a few years.
just because a minority uses it doesn't mean it can't have good effect. you have a 4870X2 -at release it was a high end card reserved only for the minority. you can't speak of "the minority" when you're one of them. heck, most of us are the "minority" of PC owners.

and anyways, locking a game to the top DX version can work well: look what happened with Just Cause 2 and how well that runs.
Edited by -iceblade^ - 3/11/11 at 10:14am
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I guess this will be like empire. A great game that is buggy as hell upon release
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Empire was released without DX10 and Napoleon without DX10 or 11 and nobody complained, but now that they will even patch it for Shogun 2 you see complaints.

I remember more people complaining that Just Cause 2 was only DX10 than people being happy about it, but now eveyone is acting like DX9 should die and everyhting switch to DX11 just to cater to the very small minority like us on OCN, that is pure hypocrisy.
I think it's great if a game uses DX11 but it's really pretty low on my list when it comes to choosing my next game to play, unfortunately we have a lot of graphic whores here who rate and play their games only because of pretty visuals.
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I can't use DX11 so I'm not minding
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Empire was released without DX10 and Napoleon without DX10 or 11 and nobody complained, but now that they will even patch it for Shogun 2 you see complaints.

I remember more people complaining that Just Cause 2 was only DX10 than people being happy about it, but now eveyone is acting like DX9 should die and everyhting switch to DX11 just to cater to the very small minority like us on OCN, that is pure hypocrisy.
I think it's great if a game uses DX11 but it's really pretty low on my list when it comes to choosing my next game to play, unfortunately we have a lot of graphic whores here who rate and play their games only because of pretty visuals.
I honestly don't think it's even about graphics, as much as it's about justifying the time and money they put into their rigs.
Which is kind of lame. It's like you expect someone to give you a war just because you managed to build a tank in your backyard.
And I have to edit, to say I like DX11 when it's used properly. Like in WoW, it improved performance of the game. It didn't add alot of bells and whistles, but it increased frames across the board.
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this is like the 3rd game to do this bs trick?
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