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Fantastic!!! A true Silent Hill trailer
yes but in real life shadows are not pitch black they have bounced light from the environment so a real night vision mode does make shadows less dark, you could apply a extra ambient light to the level to make shadows less black when the goggles are on and hide it when they are off, don't know if this is doable on the stalker engine tho. You could also if possible use a post process shader that mimics the photoshop levels.
Looks cool but what purpose does they have? None of the visions really helped you much (in the video) a shadow was still pitch black no matter what vision mode you used.
Nice i'm really not a fan of the post processing effects that make your vision narrower but is nice to know you can disable them all, about the rest is just fantastic i like the world you are producing there.
Very nice continue doing a excelent job, you have a fan in me.
I do add two crashes on level change but you guys already knew that.
By browsing the forum link that you gave me for AMD and darkplaces problems something came to my attention, it seems the water maybe the culprit here, in the forum they say the "pretty water" on darkplaces rapes AMD cards. And you have a small water pool in the exact place that is causing the extremely bad performance for me.
Hum, Thanks for the suggestion but even with crossfire disabled performance is still very bad, do you have a Nvidia GPU, what is your fps's when looking to the center of the room? It could certainly be a combination of an AMD OpengL driver problem with your game, plus the fact that you have, imo, to many shadow casting lights, visible at the same time when we look to the center of the room, i counted a total of 6 that is overkill, for example when i look to the corners where you have a single light, performance jumps considerably from 8 fps's to more than 40 fps's. Please don't take this wrong but you should not have more than 4 shadow casting lights visible per frame, you should also be careful with overlapping light volumes, i know this because i'm modding the idtech 4 engine and this engine is very similar, if you enable the r_showoverdraw command and look to the center you will see what i mean.
Nice waiting patiently. :)
Looks very nice good job, i just hope to see some real gameplay someday. ;)
Performance very bad on my PC when looking to the center of the room where the tree and the water is. Literally 5 fps's or less.
System - Radeon HD5770x2 , corei7 860 2.8GHz, 8Gb DDR3 dual channel NBF 2407.5MHz, ASUSTeK P7P55 WS , SoundBlaster Audigy 4, Win7 X64
Driver - Catalyst 14.4, w/stock settings.
Sreen res - 1920*1080
The problem like i said is not visual difference even tho you will find that some more advanced effects like Parallax Occlusion Mapping and others do not work with SM1.1, the problem is that SM 1.1 shaders are so old (like i said SM 1.1 is dx7/dx8.1) that GPU makers don't care about anymore, so driver support will be hit and miss, especially on more modern GPU's. Your GPU supports SM 2.0 and if it runs well then use that path instead because that is dx9a or dx9b, SM 3.0 is dx9c and GPU makers still support it well. By doing so you will have two benefits, first assurance that GPU makers will still support your game on their drivers, and the ability to implement more advanced shader effects if you so desire.
All GPU's on the market now support at least SM 2.0 and above even the very inexpensive ones locking your mod on SM 1.1 you are just cutting yourself short and GPU makers aren't supporting so old shaders on their new drivers (that means they don't solve bugs if they brake the shaders), SM 1.1 is dx7/dx8, SM 2.0/SM 3.0 is dx9a and dx9c respectively, by supporting SM 2.0 and SM 3.0 you are not only supporting all GPU's and OS's as well, but making sure your mod will be more modern and supported for longer.
Why are you running at shader model 1.1? Is your GPU that very old?
No problem on my part take your time, also fantastic to know Frictional is willing to help you guys.
Sad to hear that you are cancelling the game but saying that is because Crysis 1 engine, Cryengine 2, is ancient is just crazy talking, i consider ancient engines the Unreal 1 and Quake 1&2 and old the Quake 3 and Unreal 2 engines for example, Cryengine 2 is by no means imo a ancient engine, not even Cryengine 1 is to me ancient, perhaps a little above old. You also don't need a very recent engine to make a successful game, for example Cry of Fear was made using the gould source engine (Half Life 1) and was a very successful game gaining prizes and has a big community making missions to it.
Fantastic work, and the end of the video made me laugh. hehe :D
Fantastic will download right away, about the PC problem i also had something similar one time and that is why you should have the files saved on something like dropbox or external HD.
That is right but i bet that LS3D does have some nice optimization tricks of its own, if not how was it able to render a large city full with AI cars and people without almost no loading screens. ;)
That is sad to know about the 64bits OS problems, but i still don't know what you mean by absolute pitch black transparent, does LS3D use alpha maps by the means of a black and white image where black is transparent and white is opaque? Perhaps you are referring to the lack of alpha blending where instead of only a black and white texture you can also have a grayscale one? The jagged edge you are referring to is a black outline around alpha images? If so use this trick to get rid of the problem just extend colors in the texture outward into transparent areas by one pixel (or more).
I just want to know one thing, are those skeletons walking? And if not how could they still be upright and on one peace, after the soft tissue goes away, like tendons, there's nothing keeping the bones attached, so they should never stay like that, if you are going for realism that is.
Decals are just a plane with a alpha mapped image some units above the surface, so if you used that trick before there is nothing preventing you from using it again. To solve Z-fighting just move the plane up some more units, it will solve the problem, about the alpha map issues, what are they? Doesn't LS3D support it well?
Why does the engine version have any say on the recoil? Isn't it something that you animate in a external 3D tool?
They are not doing everything from scratch the engine they are using is the Ogre engine they are just modifying it so it can read morrowind original assets.
That is not good advice, you should always optimize your models no matter if the engine is new or not, now a days hardly the limiting factor for the number of polygons a model can have falls on the engine, that was only true on older (2000/2001) engines, the true limiting factor now is the user hardware (GPU, CPU and RAM), so if you don't want your game to be playable only by the greatest and latest PC's hardware, then you should always optimize your models the most you can, without sacrificing visual fidelity of course, use the polys where they matter the most.
You are free to disagree of course but imo is all a matter of gameplay, is all fine and dandy when you give choice to the player and i'm not certainly against big number of guns but problems arise when you include ones that unbalance the gameplay, when you can get them early on (is not the reason here tho has E.Nigma42 explained).
Nothing against that and just to clarify i didn't said i don't like them, I said they looked overpowered.
Ok that sounds reasonable to me. :)