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SWTOR graphics are terrible!! any help??

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SWTOR graphics are terrible!! any help??

lolbsterjelly's Avatar

12.27.2011 , 12:23 AM | #1
can anyone tell me why this game's graphics are total crap? texture resolution is crappy as hell, and most things in the background flicker. im stoked about this game, but it looks like crap! i have an nvidia gtx 460 video card. do i need to upgrade to make swtor look acceptable? wow looks perfect. but swtor looks like crap. just updated drivers n everything. looks bad. any help??

fotten's Avatar

12.27.2011 , 12:27 AM | #2
textures somewhat bugged, but your rig is old.

time to spend some money.

Wishpig's Avatar

12.27.2011 , 12:28 AM | #3
Ya, somethin weird is going on. TOR doesn't have STELLAR graphics, but they should look considerably better than WoW's.

DarthBosss's Avatar

12.27.2011 , 12:29 AM | #4
Need to upgrade.

Game runs great on my brand new GTX 580 with forced AA. I would try to go somewhere around there.

EspenLH's Avatar

12.27.2011 , 12:29 AM | #5
Get a new PC. Problem solved!
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.... ..ITS A TRAP!!

JuneDTD's Avatar

12.27.2011 , 12:34 AM | #6
Seriously, is this how far people would go to cover up obvious faults present in the game? Go get a 580?

460 is still a respectable card, and SWTOR needs to look acceptable in cards around that range.

To OP, a lot of graphics options that were previously available in beta are currently locked (hidden), for reasons unknown.

Toweleeeie's Avatar

12.27.2011 , 12:34 AM | #7
Currently there are no high res texture in game for some reason. When u go to a cut scene u get to see the high res textures but not while playing. We dont know why Bioware decided to do this. There is also no AA for some reason.

We are hoping for high res textures soon. Right now some armor and enviroment textures look worse then KOTOR IMO.

INB4 its an MMO if u like grpahics this is the wrong game for u

INB4 Graphics are like this so more people can play

and my favorite: INB4 you want better graphics so the game is a laggy mess?

edit: OP dont get a new anything 460 can max this game right now easily.
I like turtles

DarthSabreth's Avatar

12.27.2011 , 12:35 AM | #8
I think the graphics look great. most of the communities complaints from what i have seen are due to FPS issues.

personally i like the way the graphics look.
"I have brought peace, freedom, justice, and security to my new Empire!" Rip .

Skeelol's Avatar

12.27.2011 , 12:36 AM | #9
Lol telling someone with a 460 to go upgrade. Best thread ever.

Game looks like it's straight from 2006 and a 460 gets decent framerates in any of the years best looking games (bf3/witcher2).

Tortoises's Avatar

12.27.2011 , 12:36 AM | #10
get a better computer