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Postby ~PJ~ » Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:43 pm

I was wondering if anyone knew how good your video card has to be,
i'm currently running it on a geforce fx5200 128 bit.
it will run but i wanted to know which cards are best for using the detailed
hair/fur/grass textures
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Postby kltsin » Tue Mar 14, 2006 10:24 pm

Well there is a link to ATI on their website... maybe it may have been designed with some special ATI features, but I don't think so.

Are there options greyed out or other things that you can't turn up the graphics?

I haven't seen anything specific that there is any reason you couldn't use graphics at decent settings
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Postby ~PJ~ » Wed Mar 15, 2006 6:36 am

Right - I haven't actually seen this myself, but what I think he means is that in the manual the pictures of the characters are quite detailed - you can see the individual hairs and things. On the screen you can't. Apparently it does the same with my Radeon Sapphire, so we were wondering if he needed a special graphics card to see the detail, or whether the pictures in the manual don't actually represent the game!
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Postby ~PJ~ » Wed Mar 15, 2006 12:27 pm

We've been doing some general sprotting around. His current card is a Nvidia Geforce FX5200 128Mb. Apparently to get all the featrures he needs the same card but a 256Mb. I've found both the FX5200 256Mb memory clock 333Mhz and the FX550 256Mb core clock 270Mhz for similar prices - so which one would be better? Or is there something else in the same price range [~£40 including postage] I should be looking at??
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Postby mitsubishi » Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:05 pm

The FX5500 is the same as the FX5200, just faster.

I'd say get a 6200, maybe an X300. the 5500 is a generation older than the 57/5900 and only has pixel shader v2 amoungst other older stuff. A 6200 should perform and look better for about £5 more.
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Postby ~PJ~ » Wed Mar 15, 2006 1:18 pm

This one?
6200
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Postby Karlsweldt » Wed Mar 15, 2006 3:39 pm

Some more deals here from NewEgg .
Also from Tiger Direct .
But shipping to the UK may be a problem..
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Postby ~PJ~ » Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:01 am

No, I meant is this the particular card you had in mind?
[edited due to fingers only being 10% awake earlier...]
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Postby kltsin » Thu Mar 16, 2006 2:33 am

~PJ~ wrote:Right - I haven't actually seen this myself, but what I think he means is that in the manual the pictures of the characters are quite detailed - you can see the individual hairs and things. On the screen you can't. Apparently it does the same with my Radeon Sapphire, so we were wondering if he needed a special graphics card to see the detail, or whether the pictures in the manual don't actually represent the game!


So your basing this off something pictured in a manual?
Not the right way to go and I see no need for an upgrade with that in mind.

The card he has though is below my low standards and could be improved but B&W2 isn't a game based on its looks rather gameplay.
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Postby EmilyB » Thu Mar 16, 2006 3:13 am

What about the still screenshots. They are very detailed too:
http://www.lionhead.com/bw2/screenshots.html

Any printed artwork might be over embellished and an unfair comparison.
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