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tuffel999
2004-Nov-17, 01:10 AM
Dial up warning!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

http://www.3dfxzone.it/enboard/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=1462

That would be Doom 3 running on 2 VooDoo 2's in SLI 12mb each.

Tasty. But not so pretty. Maybe GJ has some gaming hopes still for that rig of his!

Tranquility
2004-Nov-17, 01:19 AM
Hehe yeah GJ's rig may still have some gaming life in it yet :D

It looks so bad definitely, but hey, he got it to work. Man the shadows and lighting in id's engine is a death knell to the fps. I mean even some scenes in Far Cry that have a lot of lighting effects and shadows can see your frame rate really drop drastically. This dude won't have that problem though :D

Dark Helmet
2004-Nov-17, 04:12 AM
But, you can see what is going on now.

Gullible Jones
2004-Nov-17, 09:57 PM
Wow... Those graphics are awesome!

No, really, they are. And that's with crappy vid cards... The frame rates are horrendous though. :o

Edit: And a bit of anti-aliasing might help get rid of that marine's buck teeth... :lol:

Nicolas
2004-Nov-17, 10:31 PM
I had one 12 MB voodooČ card, my casing didn't have the room for 2, this one already was bended underneath the processor cooling. But what an amazing card in these days (so was it's price in the beginning, an SLI config was like 6 times more expensive than any other card in those days if I remember correctly, now it would be a standard price for the newest cards however).

I had this thing in a 200 MHz workstation beast that beated all early P2 models :-) It had 512 kb L2 Cache in '96 8) . Anyway it plows it's way through lots of games, but playing Doom 3 on it is the pinnacle :) . And those FPS!! In the newest version, it looked quite nice, a bit like a high poly version of half life 1 (which I played perfectly on the VoodooČ on the 200 MHz, couldn't get most games above 38 or so FPS, MoBo or processor limitations I guess?)

For those who are interested, the VoodooČ is now in use in an old P2 running overclocked at 333 MHz. This one beats the 200, it just has more calculation force, no card can change that bottleneck. So don't worry, my VoodooČ will be used till it (ever) breaks! I love my radeon 9800 pro however :P

tuffel999
2004-Nov-18, 12:41 AM
Wow... Those graphics are awesome!

No, really, they are. And that's with crappy vid cards... The frame rates are horrendous though. :o


What you talking about willis? They are perfectly playable. They are generally above 30fps.....whcih is better than the GeForce 3 on medium 1024x768 I was playing it on at a friends place.

Tranquility
2004-Nov-18, 01:02 AM
GJ, I think once you sample the real Cry engine, Doom engine, and Source engine by Crytek, id, and Valve, you're going to set much higher standards as to what graphics you consider acceptable :D .

For example, take a look at these screenshots of a game I've been playing over the past week, Far Cry.

http://www.tweakguides.com/images/Farcry_2.jpg
http://www.tweakguides.com/images/Farcry_3.jpg
http://www.tweakguides.com/images/Farcry_7.jpg
http://www.tweakguides.com/images/Farcry_8.jpg
http://www.tweakguides.com/images/Farcry_11.jpg

And I was actually able to tweak the game for most of the amazing visual effects. It was breathtaking, I can imagine a lot of the scenarios in some of the levels I've played as fitting perfectly into a postcard.

Dark Helmet
2004-Nov-18, 01:08 AM
Halo 2 engine, by Bungie > all.

it has FEET

Avatar28
2004-Nov-18, 03:40 PM
Halo 2 engine, by Bungie > all.

it has FEET

Unless it can provide better graphics on a better platform (eg PC) than what's on Xbox, I would question that it's a better engine. I'm betting that Source would be the best with either Halo2 or Doom3 right behind it (D3 if you're talking graphics, but I wasn't overly impressed with the physics it provided, though they might be subtle enough that I missed them).

Gullible Jones
2004-Nov-19, 02:02 AM
Wow Tranquility, that looks pretty darned cool. Say goodby to that ugly angular look...

Tranquility
2004-Nov-19, 02:06 AM
Yup it's a totally new engine, and by a newbie. Far Cry was Crytek's first attempt at game development. Rookie of the year hands down. Gamespot called it the best first person shooter experience since Half Life. Of course, EA games signed them on a development deal, sneaking them away from Ubisoft.

Surprisingly, the engine works well, even with 4x antialiasing on there's no noticeable loss in framerate during gameplay. There are some scenes with a large amount of shadows though which really slows it down.