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Developer Update: Shadow Optimizations in Game Update 1.4

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Developer Update: Shadow Optimizations in Game Update 1.4
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09.17.2012 , 04:08 PM | #1 Click here to go to the next staff post in this thread. Next  
Hello everyone,

Please discuss this week's Developer Update: Shadow Optimizations in Game Update 1.4 blog in this thread!
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Darth-Rammstein's Avatar

09.17.2012 , 04:23 PM | #2
Thank you! I was tired of seeing blocky shadows even with settings on high!
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09.17.2012 , 04:27 PM | #3
I was actually just thinking about this the other day. Glad to see it getting fixed up.
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09.17.2012 , 04:28 PM | #4
This is a good improvement, but should have been optimised a long time ago.
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09.17.2012 , 04:28 PM | #5
So that means the end of the shadows that look like they were made for the Atari 2600?

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09.17.2012 , 04:30 PM | #6
YES. This is awesome.
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09.17.2012 , 04:32 PM | #7
Good news, thanks for keeping us posted.
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09.17.2012 , 04:38 PM | #8
Ah, is that why I started getting occasional graphic tears across the screen in 1.4?

Not nailed it down yet but occasionally an effect in combat was generating a long thin line to the edge of the screen like it failed to hold shape and is just shooting off in a random direction. Still trying to get proper repro steps on it, came up occasionally on both the ground and space, only a minor distraction tbh.

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09.17.2012 , 04:48 PM | #9
This might be a logic question beyond the developers, but I'll ask anyway...

The new system supports realistic self-shadowing. As the player runs around in the game world, they will see their arms, Lightsabers, or blasters casting shadows onto themselves.

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09.17.2012 , 04:50 PM | #10
This is great, I've got an NVIDIA GTX 550 - it plays Skyrim faster than greased gravel through a duck :P but for some reason, whenever I enabled the shadows, I kept getting major lag hits. From what you've said, this should really do a good job of fixing some of the issues for the game
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