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Old 09-16-04, 02:12 PM   #49
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Default Re: Geforce FX+HL2

Indeed. Nobody is right or wrong until Half Life 2 finally ships.

We can only guess. My gues right now is though, that cards
like the GeForceFX5200, 5600 and 5700 won't be able to play
HL2 at FUN settings.

I think Nvidia is/gonna be hard at work on Forceware to
ensure that FX5900 and up will play HL2 well at least 1024 x 768, 32 bits
and AAx4 and AFx8 in DX9.0c ; minimum of 40 frames p/sec should be priority.
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Old 09-17-04, 01:30 PM   #50
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Originally Posted by WarheadMM

also there is no IQ difference between DX 8.1 and 9
There is a slight difference, but it's not better one way or the other.
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Old 09-17-04, 02:47 PM   #51
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you dont really notice it on CSS
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Originally Posted by -=DVS=-
If you got FX card to play next gen games you have been strongly missinformed

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Old 09-17-04, 11:35 PM   #53
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I too no I read an article (I think it was at hardocp) that showed
how good HL2 ran with DX8 and a 5900 . thats my story ,and I'am
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This is an old post but to tell you the truth I am pissed that I got a FX5900 that is DX9 and I cant play HL2 that way it defaults to 8.1
Now that the game is out what does every one think about this
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Old 01-14-05, 03:17 AM   #55
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Have you tried the "water reflection" MOD for HL2 ? It adds nice looking water using PS 1.4. Framerate drop is minimal (2-3 fps max in the "Canal" level) but the difference with the old DX 8.1 water is huge.
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Old 01-14-05, 05:07 PM   #56
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Yes, the DX8 Reflection patch for HL2 makes the game look virtually identical in DX8 to DX9 (the water is lovely). To see differences you have to stop and look around REALLY carefully and closely at things - and even then the differences are VERY subtle and only relate to lighting and shading - to my eye the water reflection is absolutely identical if not better.

Get the DX8 reflection patch here: www.pcgamemods.com/8877
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Originally Posted by fraggenstien
Do no other nvidia geforce FX owners care but me that their cards wont be able to play Half Life 2 with all the DX9 effects turned on, after we spent our hard earned cash on these NEXT GEN supposedly DX 9 cards. After all we got them to play doom 3 and HL 2 on did'nt we?. Have we been ripped off?, will nvidia release drivers so we will get all the effects(at good speeds) before the game is released?,is any one else P***ed off?.
I really couldnt care less to be honest m8. Sure we was promised DX9 compatabilty when we bought our hardware, but I dont plan on loosing any sleep over it. Besides its very rare hardware lives upto the hype it gets, not to mention the difference in HL2 is so low its pathetic.

So no, I dont care really.
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