Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Video Game News › [Joystiq] Skyrim 'mostly a DirectX 9 game,' PC mods could make it to consoles
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

[Joystiq] Skyrim 'mostly a DirectX 9 game,' PC mods could make it to consoles - Page 6

post #51 of 95
I could careless if it ran on DX8...just don't have scaling. Please, please, please...no scaling.
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
2600K @ 4.7GHz Asus P8P67 B3 GTX 580 EVGA Hydro Copper 2 GTX 580 EVGA  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
4x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws bunch of 'em Blu-Ray For movies Windows 8.1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
24.4" Hans G HH251 X2 Yamakasi DS270  Blah 1000watt Super Flower 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Built into Desk Microsoft SideWinder X8 Comfy one... Creative Extreme Gamer 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
2600K @ 4.7GHz Asus P8P67 B3 GTX 580 EVGA Hydro Copper 2 GTX 580 EVGA  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
4x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws bunch of 'em Blu-Ray For movies Windows 8.1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
24.4" Hans G HH251 X2 Yamakasi DS270  Blah 1000watt Super Flower 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Built into Desk Microsoft SideWinder X8 Comfy one... Creative Extreme Gamer 
  hide details  
Reply
post #52 of 95
What sparked a lot of hatred for Crysis 2 was they the Devs SAID it was going to be PC first and they did not deliver. If the devs come out and say, "hey its a console port." Then I would not care as much, as the long as the game runs fine. I loved crysis, I would have stood by its side when people trashed talked about it. Then I found how wack and different it was to warhead and Crysis 1 that I tossed it to the curb. Just because I love something does not mean I wont easily toss it aside if it disappoints.

This game looks interesting though.. might look into it.
Tardis
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
|2500k @ 4.4Ghz vcore 1.40| MSI P67A-GD65 290X G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
C300 64GB SSD - 500GB HDD - 840 250GB SSD Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 3 HP LA2405wg 24'' 1920x1200 @5760x1200 Corsair 850watts 
CaseMouse
NZXT Phantom Black G500 
  hide details  
Reply
Tardis
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
|2500k @ 4.4Ghz vcore 1.40| MSI P67A-GD65 290X G.SKILL Ripjaws Series 16GB (4 x 4GB) 1600Mhz 
Hard DriveOSMonitorPower
C300 64GB SSD - 500GB HDD - 840 250GB SSD Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 3 HP LA2405wg 24'' 1920x1200 @5760x1200 Corsair 850watts 
CaseMouse
NZXT Phantom Black G500 
  hide details  
Reply
post #53 of 95
Hey guess what. DirectX 9 came out in 2002. Yeah.

It's time for a new console cycle. The gimp hardware of the PS3 and XBOX 360 are holding gaming technology back for everyone. When we're at a point where developers who have historically led the way in terms of visual fidelity are intentionally not making their games look as good as they can look, it's time for a hardware update.
The Obelisk
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 950 ASUS Rampage III Formula EVGA GeForce GTX 480 2-Way SLI  6GB Kingston HyperX DDR3  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2x 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black Crucial M4 128GB SATA III LG DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 w/ Shin Etsu 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
2x Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus II Windows 7 Home Premium LG Flatron W2361 SteelSeries 7g 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Kingwin Lazer LZ-1000 Corsair Graphite Series 600T WHITE Logitech G500 SteelSeries 4HD 
AudioAudio
ASUS Xonar Essence STX Sennheiser HD598 
  hide details  
Reply
The Obelisk
(18 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel Core i7 950 ASUS Rampage III Formula EVGA GeForce GTX 480 2-Way SLI  6GB Kingston HyperX DDR3  
Hard DriveHard DriveOptical DriveCooling
2x 1TB Western Digital Caviar Black Crucial M4 128GB SATA III LG DVD-RW Noctua NH-D14 w/ Shin Etsu 
CoolingOSMonitorKeyboard
2x Arctic Cooling Accelero Xtreme Plus II Windows 7 Home Premium LG Flatron W2361 SteelSeries 7g 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Kingwin Lazer LZ-1000 Corsair Graphite Series 600T WHITE Logitech G500 SteelSeries 4HD 
AudioAudio
ASUS Xonar Essence STX Sennheiser HD598 
  hide details  
Reply
post #54 of 95
The amount of people in thread who know nothing about the following, is mindblowing:

1.) How games are developed, why developers continue to use DX9, why PC games are being limited by consoles.
2.) What DX9 is, when it was made, what it entails, and what DX11 means.
3.) How optimized PC games currently are.
4.) What a console port is, and what that term means.

Almost everyone in this thread that has commented on any of the above, have gotten it very very wrong.
Foldatron
(17 items)
 
Mat
(10 items)
 
Work iMac
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 950 EVGA x58 3-way SLI EVGA GTX 660ti GTX 275 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
3x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 80GB Intel X25-M SSD 2TB WD Black 150GB WD Raptor 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 150GB WD V-raptor in RAID0 Win7 Home 64-bit OEM 55" LED 120hz 1080p Vizio MS Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 
PowerCase
750W PC P&C Silencer CoolerMaster 690 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 2500S AMD 6770M 8GB (2x4GB) at 1333Mhz 1TB, 7200 rpm 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
LG 8X Dual-Layer "SuperDrive" OS X Lion 27" iMac screen Mac wireless keyboard 
Mouse
Mac wireless mouse 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7-2600K AMD 6970M 1GB 16GB PC3-10600 DDR3 1TB 7200rpm 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
256GB SSD 8x DL "SuperDrive" OS X 10.7 Lion 27" 2560x1440 iMac display 
Monitor
27" Apple thunderbolt display 
  hide details  
Reply
Foldatron
(17 items)
 
Mat
(10 items)
 
Work iMac
(9 items)
 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
i7 950 EVGA x58 3-way SLI EVGA GTX 660ti GTX 275 
RAMHard DriveHard DriveHard Drive
3x2GB Corsair Dominator DDR3-1600 80GB Intel X25-M SSD 2TB WD Black 150GB WD Raptor 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
2x 150GB WD V-raptor in RAID0 Win7 Home 64-bit OEM 55" LED 120hz 1080p Vizio MS Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000 
PowerCase
750W PC P&C Silencer CoolerMaster 690 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
Intel Core i5 2500S AMD 6770M 8GB (2x4GB) at 1333Mhz 1TB, 7200 rpm 
Optical DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
LG 8X Dual-Layer "SuperDrive" OS X Lion 27" iMac screen Mac wireless keyboard 
Mouse
Mac wireless mouse 
CPUGraphicsRAMHard Drive
i7-2600K AMD 6970M 1GB 16GB PC3-10600 DDR3 1TB 7200rpm 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
256GB SSD 8x DL "SuperDrive" OS X 10.7 Lion 27" 2560x1440 iMac display 
Monitor
27" Apple thunderbolt display 
  hide details  
Reply
post #55 of 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by SlayerS_`Archduke` View Post
Hey guess what. DirectX 9 came out in 2002. Yeah.

It's time for a new console cycle. The gimp hardware of the PS3 and XBOX 360 are holding gaming technology back for everyone. When we're at a point where developers who have historically led the way in terms of visual fidelity are intentionally not making their games look as good as they can look, it's time for a hardware update.
All the major console players have their next platform on paper and I have read that that Microsoft already has a few different versions of the next Xbox in prototype, but it was one of the rumor mill websites. I also read that Sony put development of the PS4 on hold since they decided that the world economy would not be able to support a good market when it would have been scheduled for release. Rumors aside...most sites you can google up about the next gen of consoles all have quotes from companies saying 2012 releases (with some saying late 2011 or early 2013...my money in on Q2 2014)

Quote:
Originally Posted by lordikon View Post
The amount of people in thread who know nothing about the following, is mindblowing:

1.) How games are developed, why developers continue to use DX9, why PC games are being limited by consoles.
2.) What DX9 is, when it was made, what it entails, and what DX11 means.
3.) How optimized PC games currently are.
4.) What a console port is, and what that term means.

Almost everyone in this thread that has commented on any of the above, have gotten it very very wrong.
What fun would the Internet be if every one was correct?

I think a lot of it comes down to re-using existing tools when making a game as well. If they can copy/paste something and still have it be acceptable to a consumer...why spend the money and time to re-invent the wheel?
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 4/21/11 at 10:33am
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
2600K @ 4.7GHz Asus P8P67 B3 GTX 580 EVGA Hydro Copper 2 GTX 580 EVGA  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
4x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws bunch of 'em Blu-Ray For movies Windows 8.1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
24.4" Hans G HH251 X2 Yamakasi DS270  Blah 1000watt Super Flower 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Built into Desk Microsoft SideWinder X8 Comfy one... Creative Extreme Gamer 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
2600K @ 4.7GHz Asus P8P67 B3 GTX 580 EVGA Hydro Copper 2 GTX 580 EVGA  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
4x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws bunch of 'em Blu-Ray For movies Windows 8.1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
24.4" Hans G HH251 X2 Yamakasi DS270  Blah 1000watt Super Flower 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Built into Desk Microsoft SideWinder X8 Comfy one... Creative Extreme Gamer 
  hide details  
Reply
post #56 of 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by lordikon View Post
The amount of people in thread who know nothing about the following, is mindblowing:

1.) How games are developed, why developers continue to use DX9, why PC games are being limited by consoles.
2.) What DX9 is, when it was made, what it entails, and what DX11 means.
3.) How optimized PC games currently are.
4.) What a console port is, and what that term means.

Almost everyone in this thread that has commented on any of the above, have gotten it very very wrong.
please enlighten us
Liquid Ocelot
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 920 @ 3.8Ghz Gigabyte EX58-UD3R Sapphire HD6950 OC'd Core 950 Mem 1400 stock volts 6Gigs 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1Tb WD Caviar Black Windows 7 64-bit 24" HP ZR24w IPS :)) Razer Blackwidow Ult. 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 850w Antec 102 Razer Deathadder 
  hide details  
Reply
Liquid Ocelot
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
I7 920 @ 3.8Ghz Gigabyte EX58-UD3R Sapphire HD6950 OC'd Core 950 Mem 1400 stock volts 6Gigs 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
1Tb WD Caviar Black Windows 7 64-bit 24" HP ZR24w IPS :)) Razer Blackwidow Ult. 
PowerCaseMouse
Corsair 850w Antec 102 Razer Deathadder 
  hide details  
Reply
post #57 of 95
TC I found an alternate source from GameRant that clarifies the dev's comment:

Source

Looks like they are working with DX9 now and implement DX11 features as they progress towards release.
Insanity
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
980x 4.0GHz 1.25 VCore ASUS Rampage III Formula EVGA 670 FTW 2GB SLI G.Skill Ripjaws 12GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial C300 120GB 2x256GB Samsung 830 Raid-0 Corsair H100 Push/Pull Windows 7 x64 
PowerCase
Corsair HX850 Phantom 820 
  hide details  
Reply
Insanity
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
980x 4.0GHz 1.25 VCore ASUS Rampage III Formula EVGA 670 FTW 2GB SLI G.Skill Ripjaws 12GB 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
Crucial C300 120GB 2x256GB Samsung 830 Raid-0 Corsair H100 Push/Pull Windows 7 x64 
PowerCase
Corsair HX850 Phantom 820 
  hide details  
Reply
post #58 of 95
I'm not so much concerned whether or not Skyrim is DX9 or DX11 as DX9 can still allow some amazing looking games. I just hope the engine is optimized well and the core gameplay is solid.

If prior Bethesda games are any indication, the modding community will have better textures and visual enhancements up and running in a short time as well.
TITAN
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-6700K @ 4.6GHz ASUS Maximus VIII Whetstone 1080 Ti Hybrid 16GB G Skill Trident Z - 3200 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
500GB Samsung 950 Pro - Boot 1TB Samsung 850 Evo 2x 500GB Samsung 850 Evo Corsair H115i 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro ASUS PG279Q Seasonic Prime Titanium 850 Corsair Carbide 540 
Audio
Schiit Gungnir (MB) -> Yamaha HS8 
  hide details  
Reply
TITAN
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7-6700K @ 4.6GHz ASUS Maximus VIII Whetstone 1080 Ti Hybrid 16GB G Skill Trident Z - 3200 
Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
500GB Samsung 950 Pro - Boot 1TB Samsung 850 Evo 2x 500GB Samsung 850 Evo Corsair H115i 
OSMonitorPowerCase
Windows 10 Pro ASUS PG279Q Seasonic Prime Titanium 850 Corsair Carbide 540 
Audio
Schiit Gungnir (MB) -> Yamaha HS8 
  hide details  
Reply
post #59 of 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by lordikon View Post
The amount of people in thread who know nothing about the following, is mindblowing:

1.) How games are developed, why developers continue to use DX9, why PC games are being limited by consoles.
2.) What DX9 is, when it was made, what it entails, and what DX11 means.
3.) How optimized PC games currently are.
4.) What a console port is, and what that term means.

Almost everyone in this thread that has commented on any of the above, have gotten it very very wrong.
You list 4 things "Nobody knows about" yet you don't shed any light on what "everybody is getting wrong"

lmao
Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 820 (L3 Cache Unlocked) 3.625Ghz Asus M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 HIS 6950 2GB Unlocked 840/1325 1.1v 4GB Corsair XMS2 CL9 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 50GB 640GB WD Black/500GB WD Samsung DVD Burner x24 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 3x Samsung SyncMaster E2320x Eyefinity - 6048x1080 
PowerCase
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Cooler Master 310 Mid Case 
  hide details  
Reply
Rig
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II x4 820 (L3 Cache Unlocked) 3.625Ghz Asus M4A89GTD Pro/USB3 HIS 6950 2GB Unlocked 840/1325 1.1v 4GB Corsair XMS2 CL9 1333 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
OCZ Vertex 2 50GB 640GB WD Black/500GB WD Samsung DVD Burner x24 Windows 7 Ultimate x64 3x Samsung SyncMaster E2320x Eyefinity - 6048x1080 
PowerCase
OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W Cooler Master 310 Mid Case 
  hide details  
Reply
post #60 of 95
Quote:
Originally Posted by frizo View Post
I'm not so much concerned whether or not Skyrim is DX9 or DX11 as DX9 can still allow some amazing looking games. I just hope the engine is optimized well and the core gameplay is solid.

If prior Bethesda games are any indication, the modding community will have better textures and visual enhancements up and running in a short time as well.
Ever wonder if modding is causing the official releases to be lower quality? I often think when I am applying a texture mod that the original developer could have done this just as easily. I wonder if Bethsesda is catching on that if they only do half the work then the modders will do the other half...or that even if they do all the work the modders will re-do it anyway.

The modding on consoles kind of scares me. Modding is the only advantage PC gaming has. Graphics can be said to be an advantage, but only if you have the hardware and the game can make use of it. Plus, most of the newer console games look pretty darn good even if you can get slightly better at great expense with a PC. So modding is it...if PC gaming loses that exclusive I don't know how many people will stick with the PC. Certianly there would be far fewer young kids asking their mom to buy them a gaming PC.
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
2600K @ 4.7GHz Asus P8P67 B3 GTX 580 EVGA Hydro Copper 2 GTX 580 EVGA  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
4x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws bunch of 'em Blu-Ray For movies Windows 8.1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
24.4" Hans G HH251 X2 Yamakasi DS270  Blah 1000watt Super Flower 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Built into Desk Microsoft SideWinder X8 Comfy one... Creative Extreme Gamer 
  hide details  
Reply
My System
(16 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsGraphics
2600K @ 4.7GHz Asus P8P67 B3 GTX 580 EVGA Hydro Copper 2 GTX 580 EVGA  
RAMHard DriveOptical DriveOS
4x4GB G.Skill Ripjaws bunch of 'em Blu-Ray For movies Windows 8.1 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
24.4" Hans G HH251 X2 Yamakasi DS270  Blah 1000watt Super Flower 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Built into Desk Microsoft SideWinder X8 Comfy one... Creative Extreme Gamer 
  hide details  
Reply
New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home
  Back to Forum: Video Game News
Overclock.net › Forums › Industry News › Video Game News › [Joystiq] Skyrim 'mostly a DirectX 9 game,' PC mods could make it to consoles