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Mr. Hunt
02-27-05, 03:19 PM
Just saw this (http://halflife2.filefront.com/file/HalfLife_2_R8_HDR_Bloom_MiniMod;38224) and figured I would post about it. I am fixing to test it out myself to see how it looks... hope it works great ;).

Edge
02-27-05, 04:54 PM
Am I the only one that can't get the effect to work? I installed it and I know the mod itself is working fine since I can adjust the gamma and turn on that "cel-shader" mode though the extra console commands, yet I get absolutly NO HDR effects no matter what settings I adjust the bloom to.

Mr. Hunt
02-27-05, 05:05 PM
Yeah... I have been trying to get it to work for a while now and I still can't get it to work right for some reason... tried different drivers and stuff and still no luck.

Not a very happy camper about it right now :\... I wouldn't mind playing through the game again some until Tuesday (Devil May Cry 3 day ;))... but if I can have HDR I want it!

f|LtH fR@g
02-27-05, 05:19 PM
prolly works fine on ati cards?

Gentle
02-27-05, 05:35 PM
This is a "bloom" mod. Not true HDR.

In effect it over-brightens the screen.

Detail level seems to drop when using it.

I tried it for a few minutes, didn't like it and removed it.

Gentle

superklye
02-27-05, 05:46 PM
Am I the only one that can't get the effect to work? I installed it and I know the mod itself is working fine since I can adjust the gamma and turn on that "cel-shader" mode though the extra console commands, yet I get absolutly NO HDR effects no matter what settings I adjust the bloom to.
There's a cel-shader mode? I would love to see that. I think HL2 would look amazing with cel-shading.

Mr. Hunt
02-27-05, 06:06 PM
Yeah... install this mod and then type "mat_R8illustration 1" in console and it will give you a cel-shaded effect.

superklye
02-27-05, 06:29 PM
Yeah... install this mod and then type "mat_R8illustration 1" in console and it will give you a cel-shaded effect.
sweet! thanks.

TierMann
02-27-05, 08:16 PM
(w/opics) (dot)
Bring em on :)

Morrow
02-28-05, 02:16 PM
All Bloom and no HDR makes this addon a dull mod :)

|MaguS|
02-28-05, 02:22 PM
Since its bloom and not HDR the game looks very washed out. Textures look less detailed due to the bloom and being so bright.

Mr. Hunt
02-28-05, 04:14 PM
Well I finally got it working... only drivers that have had it work so far is the FW 75.90s... I like the look of it but yeah... just bloom... I still like it though.

superklye
02-28-05, 04:20 PM
any screenies?

Mr. Hunt
02-28-05, 04:25 PM
I will try to get some later.

superklye
02-28-05, 04:27 PM
awesome, thanks. :)

Mr. Hunt
02-28-05, 05:22 PM
Figured I would do some comparison shots...
Left is no "HDR" (bloom) Right it is on.
http://img180.exs.cx/img180/1461/d1trainstation0100014uz.th.jpg (http://img180.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img180&image=d1trainstation0100014uz.jpg)http://img180.exs.cx/img180/604/d1trainstation0100026vd.th.jpg (http://img180.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img180&image=d1trainstation0100026vd.jpg)
http://img162.exs.cx/img162/606/d1trainstation0100038gc.th.jpg (http://img162.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img162&image=d1trainstation0100038gc.jpg)http://img162.exs.cx/img162/2558/d1trainstation0100042po.th.jpg (http://img162.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img162&image=d1trainstation0100042po.jpg)
http://img162.exs.cx/img162/9617/d1trainstation0200077ti.th.jpg (http://img162.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img162&image=d1trainstation0200077ti.jpg)http://img162.exs.cx/img162/6016/d1trainstation0200089fr.th.jpg (http://img162.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img162&image=d1trainstation0200089fr.jpg)
http://img162.exs.cx/img162/8705/d1trainstation0200113my.th.jpg (http://img162.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img162&image=d1trainstation0200113my.jpg)http://img204.exs.cx/img204/1187/d1trainstation0200124qk.th.jpg (http://img204.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img204&image=d1trainstation0200124qk.jpg)


Might post some more later.

superklye
02-28-05, 05:31 PM
Thanks for posting! I kinda like how it looks, actually.

Edge
02-28-05, 05:34 PM
Hmm, looks like pretty much the same effect as the Bloom filter in DX:IW, Thief 3, and Guild Wars. Not very impressive, especially since those games were able to pull off the same effect without requiring PS2.0 hardware (worked fine in those games even on a Geforce 3). Oh well, still not bad, although at default levels the bloom seems pretty exadurated.

BTW, where did you get the Forceware 75.90s? I'm interested enough in this mod I might be willing to try them out to see how the effect looks in-game.

Mr. Hunt
02-28-05, 05:40 PM
Well actually I set the bloom up some... default is mat_R8bloom 1 I believe... I had it at 2 and set the bloomlvl to something like 0.7 (default 0.55 I think)... so that is not the default.

I found the 75.90s at guru3d.com (http://downloads.guru3d.com/download.php?det=999)

jAkUp
02-28-05, 06:30 PM
hmmm those screenshots look pretty nice

Mr. Hunt
02-28-05, 08:48 PM
Well here are a few more comparisons... this time I also compared it with the "cel-shading" (mat_r8illustration 1) with and without the bloom.

First is no bloom, no cel
Second is bloom, no cel
Third is no bloom, cel
Fourth will be bloom and cel

http://img90.exs.cx/img90/4421/d1canals1200070up.th.jpg (http://img90.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img90&image=d1canals1200070up.jpg)http://img65.exs.cx/img65/6540/d1canals1200106ll.th.jpg (http://img65.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img65&image=d1canals1200106ll.jpg)http://img65.exs.cx/img65/464/d1canals1200086yu.th.jpg (http://img65.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img65&image=d1canals1200086yu.jpg)http://img65.exs.cx/img65/2265/d1canals1200093eu.th.jpg (http://img65.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img65&image=d1canals1200093eu.jpg)

http://img207.exs.cx/img207/7513/d1canals1200118wf.th.jpg (http://img207.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img207&image=d1canals1200118wf.jpg)http://img207.exs.cx/img207/46/d1canals1200124fh.th.jpg (http://img207.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img207&image=d1canals1200124fh.jpg)http://img207.exs.cx/img207/7291/d1canals1200156rc.th.jpg (http://img207.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img207&image=d1canals1200156rc.jpg)http://img207.exs.cx/img207/743/d1canals1200148ur.th.jpg (http://img207.exs.cx/my.php?loc=img207&image=d1canals1200148ur.jpg)

|MaguS|
02-28-05, 09:10 PM
WoW Cell Shading looks like liquid crap...

superklye
02-28-05, 09:13 PM
WoW Cell Shading looks like liquid crap...
yeah, it really does. :( What a shame.

superklye
02-28-05, 09:14 PM
And are you using a mod, Mr. Hunt? I swear my magnum looks nowhere near as good as yours does.

Mr. Hunt
02-28-05, 09:26 PM
Yeah... that is a replacement model for the revolver... I will try to find it somewhere again :\.