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DaniWes
12.14.2011 , 03:33 AM | #11
As far as I can tell the textures are similar to the beta weekends, however they have improved the lighting and shadows, so everything looks a bit better (or maybe that's simply because the high shadows are actually high now)

I've never been and still am not a fan of the stylized realism approach, however I have to admit that overall this game looks and runs great.
Would like to have AA support in the game itself though.
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Shlamorel
12.14.2011 , 03:34 AM | #12
Quote: Originally Posted by Recktion View Post
I wouldn't exactly call Skyrim pretty looking, It could of looked much better.



Hell no. Consoles are far inferior to PC hardware right now. The game doesn't look amazing because they want as many people playing it as possible so the graphics are weak in orer to maximize profits. They also have to keep in mind that there could be parts where there is 100+ people in spots.
Isn't there the issue, though, that with a console you aren't also having to see things that have to be transmitted via internet (and if they are being transmitted via ethernet like in online shooters, the graphics aren't as good as cutscenes on solo-player console games). Also, that the information is being read off of a disc rather than being loaded onto your computer as you move throughout the environment.

Again, not an expert, just seems intuitively that these factors would cater to consoles having an easier time producing better graphics.

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DoctorBarber
12.14.2011 , 03:39 AM | #13
Really hope in-game AA support gets patched in soon. That's just something PC gamers have come to expect. It's not even a new thing for Bioware's games. It makes a big difference. Seems weird that we are forced to tweak files out of game to enable it.

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Acharial
12.14.2011 , 04:00 AM | #14
Quote: Originally Posted by DoctorBarber View Post
Really hope in-game AA support gets patched in soon. That's just something PC gamers have come to expect. It's not even a new thing for Bioware's games. It makes a big difference. Seems weird that we are forced to tweak files out of game to enable it.
You can force it through CCC and Nvidias control panel. It's very easy.

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DoctorBarber
12.14.2011 , 04:15 AM | #15
Quote: Originally Posted by Acharial View Post
You can force it through CCC and Nvidias control panel. It's very easy.
Aware of that, but I shouldn't have to. I know it's nitpicking, but that stuff should really just be an in-game toggle.

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Veilwolf
12.14.2011 , 04:15 AM | #16
Quote: Originally Posted by Shlamorel View Post
Isn't there the issue, though, that with a console you aren't also having to see things that have to be transmitted via internet (and if they are being transmitted via ethernet like in online shooters, the graphics aren't as good as cutscenes on solo-player console games). Also, that the information is being read off of a disc rather than being loaded onto your computer as you move throughout the environment.

Again, not an expert, just seems intuitively that these factors would cater to consoles having an easier time producing better graphics.
Graphics of PC vs Console, PC always wins (assuming you have a decent, modern rig and not something that's 8 years old. I have a 360 and PS3, and love both systems. My PC is a Crossfire set-up though, so if I buy a game that's graphic intensive (IE Skyrim) I get it on the PC because it looks just that much better...and I'm a fan of the eye candy the devs work so hard on.

The reason for TOR's less then amazing graphics (I think it's a great looking game though) is that it's an MMO. Every MMO produced always has graphics below the curve, I'd believe it's to cater to the masses that have older rigs...though that's just my guess, you'd have to ask a dev to find out why i suppose.

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Shlamorel
12.14.2011 , 04:19 AM | #17
Quote: Originally Posted by Veilwolf View Post
The reason for TOR's less then amazing graphics (I think it's a great looking game though) is that it's an MMO.
This is more or less what I was trying to say... I just tend to be long-winded

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NevesNET
12.14.2011 , 04:44 AM | #18
Quote: Originally Posted by Shlamorel View Post
Aye! I am not the gaming hardware expert, but I believe console games in general have technological advantages that allow better graphics than a PC, no?

I guess in my mind I've always separated MMO graphics from console graphics, so from an MMO mindset, I really enjoy the screenshots I've seen so far. Can't wait to see for myself!
Really? Is this for real? LOL

You should see a DX11 map of BF3 on my computer, then you'll never fire up your console, ever...

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humpacactus
12.14.2011 , 05:00 AM | #19
Quote: Originally Posted by DoctorBarber View Post
Aware of that, but I shouldn't have to. I know it's nitpicking, but that stuff should really just be an in-game toggle.
Gotta agree its a bit surprising overall. Hopefully they finish fixing it and add it back in soon.

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DariuszPol
12.14.2011 , 05:12 AM | #20
Quote: Originally Posted by Shlamorel View Post
Aye! I am not the gaming hardware expert, but I believe console games in general have technological advantages that allow better graphics than a PC, no?

I guess in my mind I've always separated MMO graphics from console graphics, so from an MMO mindset, I really enjoy the screenshots I've seen so far. Can't wait to see for myself!
That's quite oposite mate. Just graphic card alone today is 10x greater than anything console has to offer. We have much more RAM, better processors etc.
Only at launch consoles were supperior compare to common PC but they cost more than common PC and price was still lower that it should be (PS3 were sold below cost of production because Sony [and MS too] take %% from every game sold).

Graphic didn't improve too mutch but still it's better than in beta I think. I would need to play Jedi again to see locations so I can make sure. Still for 2011 graphic is ugly.
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