Return of the See-Through Drivers

The alert folks at CS-Nation noticed something noted in a recent review of the ECS AG400 SiS Xabre 400 video card (at the bottom of the page) where it's revealed that the drivers offered with this card feature the return of the dreaded see-through walls feature that basically offers ample opportunity for cheating in games. You may recall that ASUS got themselves in hot water with their own similar cheat-enabled drivers (story) which they subsequently retracted after gamers expressed their outrage (story). To add a rare editorial comment: We don't see any good reason for adding such features other than to gain market share they would not be able to earn based on their product's more legitimate strengths, and wholeheartedly throw our support behind this Remove The ECS Cheating Drivers Petition as well as any other reasonable efforts we hear of to show ECS the error in doing something based on their own perceived self interest that is so clearly detrimental to the interests of gamers and the gaming community.
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Sort of... except that in your world, a counterstrike server, in addition to managing the state of the game and handling communication with all 32 clients, now has to do a lot of the occlusion processing for each client.

That better be a pretty beefy server.

Aidan

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