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Old 10-10-03, 09:40 AM   #1
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Question Anyone know anything about MaxPayne2?

The game sort of snuck up on me and I just realized I have no clue if it's a dx8 or dx9 game, what it's about, or anything!

Anyone heard anything? I'm dying to play it!
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Old 10-10-03, 10:11 AM   #2
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Old 10-10-03, 10:25 AM   #3
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Really? Dx8? That's awesome! Granted, it'd be cool to have some Dx9 goodness in there, but this means my GF4 will be able to pull off all the graphical goodies.


The only thing I know about the game is that Max has decided to work for the police dept again, and that it involves characters from the first game, and there's a love story in there, too.

Come on, 15th!
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Old 10-10-03, 10:35 AM   #4
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Woo-hoo! Sounds great, I can't wait!
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Ok here's what I've found out so far. His love interest ends up being the head person behind whoever he is trying to stop. Then she ends up getting killed by max in an accident. He then finds out she was really a man and commits suicide.
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Ok here's what I've found out so far. His love interest ends up being the head person behind whoever he is trying to stop. Then she ends up getting killed by max in an accident. He then finds out she was really a man and commits suicide.
LOL!! I thought that was the storyline for the expansion pack?

Can't wait till this ships next week, give me a break from the HL2 soap opera....
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Old 10-10-03, 02:47 PM   #7
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The game sort of snuck up on me and I just realized I have no clue if it's a dx8 or dx9 game, what it's about, or anything!

Anyone heard anything? I'm dying to play it!
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dx8
Well I dont think it use DirectX 8, I believed it use DirectX 9 because the game use shaders and Havok 2.0 physics engine just the same thing with Half Life 2.

Quote below found on May Payne 2 interview from Slacknews:

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Petri Järvilehto: To be honest, we are not big fans of reciting technical feature bullet point lists. Don’t get me wrong – we think that the tech is outstanding and we are thrilled with the visuals and graphical leaps made - however, in the end it is how the technology is used that matters.

To sum it up, we basically started out by taking the game engine apart and then rewriting big chunks of it. The radiosity lighting has been completely re-written, we got rid of all of the old AI code and took the AI to a new level of sophistication, and the texture resolutions and polycounts have been boosted to lot higher levels. All of the skins are now using DX shaders (so yes, light reflects properly on the eyes) which makes a world of difference on the lighting if you have the hardware that can take advantage of it. Also, we’ve taken the particle systems much further.

We’ve also fully integrated Havok 2.0 physics engine. The physical objects are also totally material dependent, so solid metal objects will really look, behave and sound heavy when they hit different surfaces and so on. The impact has been awesome and we’ve been able to bring most things into the physics simulation so objects are no longer static … it’s just cool, we’re getting a lot of kicks out of playing around with the physics.
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All of the skins are now using DX shaders (so yes, light reflects properly on the eyes) which makes a world of difference on the lighting if you have the hardware that can take advantage of it.
Uhm....not meaning to flame or provoke, but does that mean that the R3xx will have an advantage over the NV3x in MP2 too?
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Old 10-10-03, 03:55 PM   #9
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This game will rock..hard

If you haven't seen the new trailer (released two days ago), so go ahead and watch it

2 minutes video with cool action here (48 MB) .
I guess they just love the Havoc engine

Well worth the download.
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Old 10-10-03, 03:58 PM   #10
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Uhm....not meaning to flame or provoke, but does that mean that the R3xx will have an advantage over the NV3x in MP2 too?
Not particularly. Depends if they've used any features currently lacking on NV cards. If its heavy in PS2.0 calculations (Unlikely IMO) then it may be faster on ATI cards thats all.

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Old 10-10-03, 04:08 PM   #11
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Not likely, depends on whether nVIDIA or ATI have a 6 million USD deal with Remedy I'm getting sick of this
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Old 10-10-03, 04:37 PM   #12
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Well I dont think it use DirectX 8, I believed it use DirectX 9 because the game use shaders and Havok 2.0 physics engine just the same thing with Half Life 2.

Quote below found on May Payne 2 interview from Slacknews:
Right in the shacknews interview it says "we basically started out by taking the game engine apart and then rewriting big chunks of it."

Which means its still DX8
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