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Old 08-15-04, 02:59 PM   #1
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Thumbs up New Paralax Mapping Mod

First of all... 4,000 posts!!! Now back to the topic...

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Parallax Mapping Mod v1.0

Parallax Mapping Mod enhances Doom3's graphics engine by applying parallax mapping to all textures. Parallax mapping, also known as virtual displacement mapping, is a recent graphical technology that gives surfaces more depth and realism. Using a heavily modified vertex and pixel shader and a mix of custom and simulated height maps, this mod makes surfaces look more three-dimensional by offsetting bumps depending on your view. Although you may not see an obvious difference right away, look closely at surfaces and you will see an improvement compared to original Doom3. Most bumps will look like they're actually sticking out. This mod also works in user-made levels that have custom textures, and a tutorial is included to describe how to add optional height maps to your level for a true parallax effect.

NOTE: This mod requires at least a Radeon 9500 or GeForce FX

LINK: http://doom3.filefront.com/file/Para..._Mod_v10;29475

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http://img42.exs.cx/img42/9652/parallaxscreen1.jpg
http://img42.exs.cx/img42/5005/parallaxscreen2.jpg
http://img42.exs.cx/img42/4901/parallaxscreen3.jpg
Dunno if this has been posted yet, just saw it at PD

Looks fantastic.
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Old 08-15-04, 03:01 PM   #2
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It doesnt work right on my 6800GT with the 65.xx drivers.
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Old 08-15-04, 03:02 PM   #3
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Very interesting! Definitly gonna give this a try.
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Old 08-15-04, 04:06 PM   #4
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Filefront is so gay i cant even download from them.
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Old 08-15-04, 04:09 PM   #5
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try this link

http://download.filefront.com/359640...13f80a36d45b85
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Old 08-15-04, 04:13 PM   #6
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It looks great. Now couldnt id have implimented this themselves?

Anyway
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Old 08-15-04, 04:46 PM   #7
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at what cost to speed ??
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I just used it and it does look great, but i think it killed my framerate. I was at the last level of the game (starting at that last elevator) and in some places it ran horrible. I fought the final boss going at about 15fps (i still won ).

I dont know if the mod causes this or if theres just a LOT of stuff in the last level of the game. But I never had this bad of performance the whole time I played the game.

Ill go remove the mod and try the level again to see if its the cause.

Also, it makes some textures look awefull. Some are extremely blocky and pixelated (not smooth pixelated... im talking Doom pixelated.. the original Doom) and others have extremely jagged lines. Other textures do look amazing with this mod though.
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Wow, screenshots look nice, suprising that the engine apperently supports parallox mapping but they didn't actually use it in the game...wonder why. Maybe the performance hit or backwords compatability kept them from enabling it by default?
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Wow, screenshots look nice, suprising that the engine apperently supports parallox mapping but they didn't actually use it in the game...wonder why. Maybe the performance hit or backwords compatability kept them from enabling it by default?
Maybe they "wanted to basically present the same experience on all supported cards" I cant believe they didnt enable it by deafult.
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Well this mod is what killed my performance. Id say it cut it in half in some spots. And lots of textures look better without it. I cant say I noticed too many scenese where it helped, but some things do look better.

If someone would go through the textures and find the ones that looked significantly better and delete the crappy ones, id say this mod would be worth it. But right now, it kills performance and lowers image quality in many places, so its not really worth a few really nice textures.

BTW, the end of this game is so easy. The cyber demon is a total joke, the only time hes difficult is when you get too close to him.
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Cool! gonna try it out ..

Btw is this Parallax mapping too in this screenshot ?

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