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Chiles4
07-29-02, 09:42 PM
Can anyone recommend a 3d tech demo (doesn't need to be a benchmark) that's nature-based, got some nice water reflections and is generally calming to watch.

I've got an XP1600+ oc'ed to XP1900+ speed with a GF3 Ti 200 that oc's nicely if I need it. I'd like to apply some of this power and see what my baby can do...with some sooting eye candy too.

Any recommendations?

skipparoo
07-30-02, 01:44 AM
3DMark2001 has a nice nature scene, which I'm sure you're aware of, but the other great nature benchmark that I know of is Codecreatures. You should be able to find it at www.codecult.com. Also, the X-Isle tech demo is fabulous. I thought you could get it at www.crytek.com, but the site is totally redesigned so it looks like you cannot download it from there anymore. But check out the site anyways, there are some good things going on. Codecreaturesand X-Isle are the only ones I know of though, would like more though for sure.

-Skippy

JonathanM
07-31-02, 11:07 AM
Yeah, X-Isle is pretty sweet and is sure to stress any card when some AA is applied.

MastrbatingBear
08-01-02, 12:53 AM
What was that one with the skeleton prancing around with a torch in the different settings? It was cool.

Kruno
08-01-02, 04:10 AM
http://www.peroxide.dk/ultima/ <=== my favourite :D

Love your name, avatar Masterbatingbear. ;) :eek:

SurfMonkey
08-01-02, 04:57 AM
Originally posted by MastrbatingBear
What was that one with the skeleton prancing around with a torch in the different settings? It was cool.

That was the dancing skeleton screensaver, but I can't remember who published it. It was pretty cool though.

Renzo
08-01-02, 05:53 AM
Try searching http://developer.nvidia.com , they have some nice tech demos there.

Smokey
08-01-02, 08:31 AM
Originally posted by SurfMonkey


That was the dancing skeleton screensaver, but I can't remember who published it. It was pretty cool though.

Thats what it is, and its on Nvidias site :eek:

Silex Skeleton (http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=demo_silex)

But it isnt a nature demo with water, I will keep looking though.

Smokey

Chiles4
08-01-02, 11:33 AM
Thanks. I don't X-isle is downloadable anywhere anymore. Encountered alot of busted links. I'll try the links you mentioned - I forget that nvidia has a bunch.

Matthyahuw
08-01-02, 01:25 PM
Originally posted by Smokey
Silex Skeleton (http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=demo_silex)OOO thanks, I didn't know about that one, kinda cool! I just started using SS lately to lock my machine while I get up (nosey sis), and this one will fit nicely!

Smokey
08-01-02, 04:53 PM
Glad to help, I too have only just started using ss again. Here is another good one which is what im using now Cave (http://www.nvidia.com/view.asp?IO=demo_cave) this is really nice, can be used as a winamp plug in also. As its a bit old now, you can use high res with FSAA and it doesnt slow down. :D


Smokey

tieros
08-02-02, 10:34 AM
I just downloaded the x-isle demo yesterday, after doing a search for it on google.

Try this site: X-Isle Demo (http://www.megagames.com/news/html/demos/x-isledinosaurisland.shtml)


Nice stuff, but I wish I could disable the ? popping up

Nathan
08-02-02, 01:07 PM
The speedtree demo on nvidia's page is very cool.