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what about dx10?
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post #182 of 288
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Originally Posted by _Marvin_ View Post
what about dx10?
Don't know. I read somewhere that DX11 will eliminate the need for DX10 in C2 but who knows, could just be a false rumor. You'll have to wait and see when the patch is released.
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post #183 of 288
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what about dx10?
For the billionth time. DX10 graphics cards can play DX11 games. They just can't use any of the features that require the hardware to run.
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As for the elitists term, it's slamming the people who spend more than the norm on their PC, just like it would be unfair for high end PC owners to slam people with laptops and low end or outdated PCs for gaming. I think we can come up with a better term than elitists, I'm sure it sounds cool, but it doesn't properly describe a "gamer" who is uninformed, prejudges or ignorant of the facts.

"Nonsensical Gamers" is a start. That keeps those type of gamers in a box and it doesn't spill over to gamers like myself that like to upgrade often. I will like to see more games take advantage of DX11, as we saw in EPIC's Good Samaritan demo it can be very impressive if it becomes a main focus in PC games. I'm not going to apologize for having the latest hardware and wanting games to take advantage of it, but that doesn't make me an elitist since the stuff is for sale to everyone. DX9/10 cards are not even sold by major retailers anymore, everything sold now are DX11 cards. The DX11 video cards shouldn't be up for sale if it's not going to be the main focus of current and future titles, trash them and go back to cheaper DX9 cards, but that would be nonsensical.
I'm perfectly ok with people spending thousands of dollars on high-end hardware, because I understand that people like high framerates, low amounts of hitching, fast load times, etc. The problem I've been having is when a select group of people that have that hardware now expect that certain games use that hardware to the max. I don't remember they Crytek announcing that Crysis 2 would max out three GTX 580s, so I don't see what people are angry about.

DX11 is what's for sale, because it will slowly start to saturate the market and gain marketshare. Once marketshare is a reasonable amount then developers can start developing more for it. Console hardware and multi-platform gaming however slows down the progress of what developers will be utilizing. It's not ideal for PC-only gamers, but it's a reality they need to deal with and get over rather than cry about during the release of any multiplatform game.
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post #185 of 288
let's just say that the main problems keeping Crysis 2 or any multiplatform game from using anything newer than DX9 are:
1) Consoles can only use DX9
2) Windows XP, which even, now still has a huge marketshare. (although Windows 7 has overtaken it slightly)

Every graphics card sold in the last 3-4 years has something newer than DX9. the hugely popular Geforce 8800 GT is DX10 capable. the 8 series is released in 2006. if you are looking for DX9 only cards, you'll have to look at the 7 series and pre 2006 products.
so if all the graphics card we have are DX10 capable or higher, why are we still getting a bunch of DX9 games?
because there are still ignorant people who will never use anything other than Windows XP. and the consoles cannot use anything other than DX9.
we will see more DX10/11 games when windows XP becomes the minority and Windows Vista/7 becames the mainstream.

let's face it, consoles are not the only thing slowing graphics progress on the PC. Windows XP is a huge factor.
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post #186 of 288
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let's face it, consoles are not the only thing slowing graphics progress on the PC. Windows XP is a huge factor.
Forget the Windows OS market share. Consoles hold most of the gaming market share.
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Won't make the gameplay as good as the original. Glad I only spent $30 on it. Will finish it once I am out of good games to play. Which means probably never. Boring C2 is boring.
    
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For the billionth time. DX10 graphics cards can play DX11 games. They just can't use any of the features that require the hardware to run.
Are you sure thats not just for AMD/ATIs 10.1 cards?
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Are you sure thats not just for AMD/ATIs 10.1 cards?
no, it's for any DX10 cards, they just cannot use features that the hardware itself cannot do, like tessellation for example.
     
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post #190 of 288
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Won't make the gameplay as good as the original. Glad I only spent $30 on it. Will finish it once I am out of good games to play. Which means probably never. Boring C2 is boring.
Because modern warfare umpteen isn't?

Your just mad because you finally came across a game that actually takes skill. Not like noob of duty.
    
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