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Signed On Apr 14, 2005, 23:42
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
3. Re: Evening Consolidation Apr 24, 2012, 23:41 SirKnight
"I'm not saying this will be in the game, but they managed to make parallax occlusion mapping work, which is an advanced form of bump mapping where you get silhouettes as well, and you have self-shadowing even though you have absolutely no polygons," he explained.

"That's a very advanced feature, and it shouldn't theoretically run on a 360, but they made it run on a 360."

BS. POM is not really that big of a deal. It's been around for a long time. I even implemented it in OpenGL YEARS ago when DX9 was the new kid in town. I think on a GeForce FX. Shader Model 3 (aka DX9) is more than good enough for this. To say the 360 can not theoretically do this is just pure crap. I did it on a much older GPU! I just can't believe they're trying to say this.

That whole article is just trying to blow smoke up people's arses.

The real features of DX11 is compute and tessellation. You can do some compute like stuff with GPGPU techniques in DX9 but you will not be able to emulate it exactly. The tessellation part can be done without DX11 but it will mostly be in software with very little in hardware. The tessellation features ATI put in the 360 GPU is not completely what DX11 exposes.

It's pretty obvious this guy being interviewed is clueless about graphics tech. I'm surprised he's not Crytek's PR guy.

Oh also, Crysis 1 already had POM, but was not used in the main game. To use it would require a little texture modding. But the code was there and ready to be used in DX9 mode.

This comment was edited on Apr 24, 2012, 23:57.
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News Comments > QuakeCon Pre-Registration Tomorrow
3. Re: QuakeCon Pre-Registration Tomorrow Apr 24, 2012, 23:26 SirKnight
Yeah, how dare game companies try to stay in business. Evil bastards.

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News Comments > Crysis 3 Trailer
8. Re: Crysis 3 Trailer Apr 24, 2012, 11:49 SirKnight
Crysis 2 just didn't do it for me. Especially when it got to the alien part. What little fun there was before that completely went away for me.

Now Crysis 1 I thought was quite good (even though I still did not care for the aliens) and I've played through it twice. I liked warhead too.

But Crysis 3 is just Crysis 2 warhead so I'm not interested at all. Maybe one day when it's on a $10 sale I'll give it some thought.
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News Comments > Evening Consolidation
1. Re: Developer "Disappointed" That People Would Rather Hack Game Than Pay $20 For Content Already On Apr 18, 2012, 19:37 SirKnight
F Capcom. And they (not just Capcom but many other game companies as well) wonder why piracy is so bad. LOL!

Having to pay extra for content already on the disk is just pathetic. I don't mind paying for actual extra content they made after the game was done as long as the price is right for what it is. But selling 75% of the game at full $60 price then nickel-and-diming the rest out is just unacceptable.

And I also think $20 for the handful of characters in question here is a pretty bad deal anyway.
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News Comments > Analyst: Blame CoD Decline on PC/Wii
11. Re: Analyst: Blame CoD Decline on PC/Wii Apr 18, 2012, 00:11 SirKnight
I stopped reading at analyst.  
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News Comments > Crysis 3 Announced
6. Re: Crysis 3 Announced Apr 16, 2012, 10:21 SirKnight
Sounds more like Crysis 2 Warhead.

I'd rather have seen them go to an environment more like Crysis 1.
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News Comments > Resident Evil 6 October/November Release
1. Re: Resident Evil 6 October/November Release Apr 10, 2012, 09:31 SirKnight
The last video I watched of this looked exactly like Gears of War with zombies. Even the way the camera reacts and the character looks while running has that weird GoW look to it.

I sure wish RE would go back to being like the first three. I don't want Gears of War with zombies. If I want Gears of War, I'll play Gears of War. But they have turned RE into a mindless run and gun zombie shooter. I guess to please the kiddies these days. :/
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News Comments > Arma III Animations Trailer
1. Re: Arma III Animations Trailer Apr 7, 2012, 12:19 SirKnight
Lookin good. Looking forward to this one.

I just wish I could find some good Arma 2 MP games. Every time I try it's just people doing stupid shit. :/ This game has potential to be epic in MP.
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News Comments > 0x10c, Mojang's Space Adventure Details
17. Re: 0x10&#8198;&#872; , Mojang's Space Adventure Details Apr 4, 2012, 00:22 SirKnight
"Duct tape!"

This has to be a poke at Doom 3.
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News Comments > etc.
2. Re: John Romero and Brenda Brathwaite to marry. Mar 30, 2012, 12:23 SirKnight
What happened to the Romanian broad?  
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News Comments > New AMD/ATI Reference Drivers
16. Re: New AMD/ATI Reference Drivers Mar 28, 2012, 20:05 SirKnight
TurdFergasun wrote on Mar 28, 2012, 18:07:
Dades wrote on Mar 28, 2012, 17:41:
Getting a little tired of these constant updates, can't they just bribe developers like Nvidia does?


No NVIDIA does not bribe anyone. NVIDIA's Developer Technology and Relations teams do not need to resort to that.
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
2. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 21, 2012, 17:22 SirKnight
I'm getting a vibrating tattoo on my wang!  
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News Comments > Evening Mobilization
1. Re: Evening Mobilization Mar 21, 2012, 00:40 SirKnight
When I was messing with the new ipad at Best Buy the other day I noticed that it seemed quite hot. I have never felt an iPad 1 or 2 to be like this at all and I have both.

Not going to get the new one though. The high res display is nice and all, but it's not enough to get me to buy one. I need more storage. 64GB is not even close to enough.
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News Comments > Tech 4 SDK Plans
3. Re: Tech 4 SDK Plans Mar 16, 2012, 19:02 SirKnight
There's the iodoom 3 project, but I don't think they've done much so far.  
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 16, 2012, 17:31 SirKnight
If anyone has been waiting until BF3 goes on sale, you're in luck. I just happened to notice that it's $29 on Origin right now. I went ahead and picked it up since this is what I was waiting for. I have the 360 version (which I got for free) and I just HATE the controller. I try to get used to it but I just hate it so much. On the other hand, it is nice seeing this game on a 60" LED/LCD screen and a surround sound system while sitting on a nice couch.  
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News Comments > Into the Black
1. Re: Reviving An Old 3DFX Powered PC Mar 14, 2012, 22:48 SirKnight
I've actually been meaning to do this for quite some time. There's some old games I'd like to play again that always looked best in Glide mode. In software or D3D (for the ones that supported that) they looked like crap. Like Burnout Drag Racing by Bethesda. I loved that game because of how realistic and hardcore it was. In Glide mode it looked awesome. I even got to know one of the programmers. Unfortunately that is a DOS game so using a glide wrapper is not possible, at least not the last time I tried with dosbox. Their drag racing games after that turned to complete shit.

I should still have my Win 98SE CD around somewhere.

A while back on ebay I bought a voodoo 3 (funny how long it took me to finally get one after all these years lol!) and I think a voodoo 5 (could be a 4 but I'm pretty sure it was a 5). I want to buy one of each just for the hell of it. I used to have a Voodoo Rush and one of those 2D+voodoo 2 on one card (forget what it's called).

I'd love to buy a voodoo 5 6000, but those are rare and quite expensive when one is for sale.
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News Comments > First Carmageddon: Reincarnation Screenshots
15. Re: First Carmageddon: Reincarnation Screenshots Mar 10, 2012, 17:57 SirKnight
What's the deal with that one version of the eagle that has a big muffler on the side, above the rear wheel that looks like it belongs on a sport bike? That's just stupid looking. Plus it already has dual exhausts coming out the rear.

Dude must have been high as fuck when drawing that one.
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News Comments > Out of the Blue
2. Re: Out of the Blue Mar 10, 2012, 13:12 SirKnight
Yeah I'd vote for year-round DST as well. I hate it getting dark so soon.  
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News Comments > Morning Mobilization
1. Re: Morning Mobilization Mar 7, 2012, 09:51 SirKnight
Google Play? LOL! What a stupid name. Android Market made a lot of sense and was obvious what it was. But hearing Google Play it's like...what? what's that? A music player or something?  
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News Comments > id on DOOM 4 Images
8. Re: id on DOOM 4 Images Mar 2, 2012, 09:47 SirKnight
ItBurn wrote on Mar 2, 2012, 09:39:
It better not be fuckin' mega textures. Rage's textures look so bad even on max details, it's ridiculous.

Don't blame the tech since you obviously have no idea how it works and why it's needed. Doom 4 WILL use MegaTextures since this is idTech 5 they're using. The problem is not MegaTextures (virtual texturing) but the extreme amount of compression used for the consoles. Virtual texturing is the only and best way to have unique texutring everywhere and higher resolution/texture detail than would otherwise be possible due to hardware constraints. But the consoles screwed that up due to the disk media.
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