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Old 07-01-09, 05:21 AM   #6
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Default Re: EQ2 Shader 3.0 upgrade

Well its good news, as with its old method most of the shaders cause the CPU to do most of the work, even with a 8800GTX I found EQ2 was still laggy, while Vanguard, a more graphically advanced(though somehow they managed to make it look alot worse in some areas), runs smooth.
As for the slideshow, to me, it looks like they are comparing the old method, with world lighting OFF, compared to the new method with world lighting on.....because the old versions show no dynamic shadows, yet anyone who has played EQ2 know it has full dynamic world shadows.
So IMO, the biggest benefit will be the speed improvement we will get, so once its fully live I might go back and check it out.
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