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Old 08-12-04, 11:13 AM   #1
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Default Counter-Strike:Source beta started, already many screens.

As some of you may know, the Counter-Strike Source beta has been started at cyber-cafes across the country. Only cyber-cafes that are in Valves cybercafe service have access to the game. Owners of Counter-Strike Condition Zero and ATI HL2 Vouchers will be able to start playing the beta on August 18th. From these collections of screenshots, the game looks extremely well, and that many people are saying the screens don't even do the game justice, and that the physics are awesome and the outcome of physics+battles are amazing. This game looks amazing and I can't wait to try it out. Kinda makes me want to buy Condition Zero... Here are the collections of screens from cyber-cafes around the country.

http://www.halflife2.net/forums/show...threadid=31398

http://hl2.gaming2.net/text.php?seite=CSSScreenshots

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Old 08-12-04, 11:15 AM   #2
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wow, looks like condition zero. I'm not impressed! Oh well, I know we all will be once CS 2 comes out so no biggie.
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Old 08-12-04, 11:20 AM   #3
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Default Re: Counter-Strike:Source beta started, already many screens.

Too bad it doesn't look like CZ. It's CS on the HL2 engine, to say that would be extremely crazy. I can't even count the number of shaders and physics in place in the Source engine. Looks like CZ my ass.
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Old 08-12-04, 11:22 AM   #4
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I'm sorry dude but even if this is on Source, it still looks like crap. It's just a port of the original game over to the source engine. I just can't see how you think this low poly crap looks good.
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Old 08-12-04, 11:28 AM   #5
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Polycount isn't everything, and to call this low poly would be a definate understatement. Look at HL when it first came out. Now, compare to some of the models made by fans. They look 1000 times better, just think of what user modifications would look like on Source. Not to mention, the use of Specular, High Dynamic Range, Physics, Shaders, all of that. Really, CS:Source is gonna be great, along with Half-Life 2.
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Old 08-12-04, 11:29 AM   #6
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I don't really care how high poly it is compared to HL 1. It still looks like crap.
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Old 08-12-04, 11:31 AM   #7
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these do look pretty lame. I hope HL2 doesnt end up looking like this. =/ Maybe the pc that took these screens had it on low settings?
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No, make sure you can see the full pic and your browser doesn't resize it, or it looks like 640 x 480. Plus, it's a beta, and graphics can still get way better before release. Eveer seen the water on Aztec? It looks amazing. Or the specular on the floor on Dust? Awesome as well. Something else quite awesome is the floating dust through the sunlight through the dome slits on dust. Amazing. He played and took the pics on a Radeon 9700 Pro, 4xAA 16XAF 1024 x 768 on a 3GHz Pentium 4 with 1024 MB of RAM. Those were the specs on the first link of screenshots. And said, and I quote "Never any slowdown, no matter how intense the action became." Awesome. Just plain Awesome.
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I'm sorry dude but even if this is on Source, it still looks like crap. It's just a port of the original game over to the source engine. I just can't see how you think this low poly crap looks good.
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why when i look at these screenshots im reminded of battlefield 1942 desert combat?
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I think it looks like it COULD look awesome, but right now, it really does just look like regular old CS with higher res texture and some specular. What they should do is redesign the levels a bit to showcase the Source engine's capabilities. Either way, it's gonna be fun as hell when it comes out.
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