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2/18/13 2:54:29 PM#101


Originally posted by FromHell
I remember the game on release when antialising was not even working, it looked ugly as hell and the giant size lego block shadows on top of that? It was so horrible I couldn´t believe my eyes. Then the low res textures.. man this game was looking like an early alpha. They fixed some problems now, but this disastrous first impression will not be forgotten.


It runs and at times looks about like I would expect it to now, but it's obviously not using much of my texture ram and 90% of the terrain looks like something from 2004 or so. The high resolution textures are disabled permanently I guess regardless of what the settings say.

  Quizzical

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2/19/13 1:25:24 AM#102
Originally posted by Souldrainer
Originally posted by FromHell

Hero Engine is on DX9,

This inherently makes it a bad choice to start with, considering that some MMOs started running on Dx11 in 2008. 

That's rather unlikely when you consider that DirectX 11 didn't even launch until late 2009.

  tiefighter25

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2/19/13 6:41:13 AM#103
Originally posted by Quizzical
Originally posted by Souldrainer
Originally posted by FromHell

Hero Engine is on DX9,

This inherently makes it a bad choice to start with, considering that some MMOs started running on Dx11 in 2008. 

That's rather unlikely when you consider that DirectX 11 didn't even launch until late 2009.

Yeah. DX11 was announced till 2008, nol launched till 2009. WoW didn't have it til 2010.

SWTOR ignored it completely.

So you both have something to put in your pipe and smoke.

  FromHell

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2/19/13 6:45:40 AM#104
Originally posted by tiefighter25
Originally posted by Quizzical
Originally posted by Souldrainer
Originally posted by FromHell

Hero Engine is on DX9,

This inherently makes it a bad choice to start with, considering that some MMOs started running on Dx11 in 2008. 

That's rather unlikely when you consider that DirectX 11 didn't even launch until late 2009.

Yeah. DX11 was announced till 2008, nol launched till 2009. WoW didn't have it til 2010.

SWTOR ignored it completely.

So you both have something to put in your pipe and smoke.

They skipped DX 10 entirely, it has almost all features from DX11.

DX9 is museum tech.

E.g. in TSW you can either chose DX9 or DX11, look at all the features which are disabled in DX9 mode.

Same in AoC which runs in either DX9 or DX10

 

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  Souldrainer

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2/19/13 5:30:56 PM#105
Originally posted by tiefighter25
Originally posted by Quizzical
Originally posted by Souldrainer
Originally posted by FromHell

Hero Engine is on DX9,

This inherently makes it a bad choice to start with, considering that some MMOs started running on Dx11 in 2008. 

That's rather unlikely when you consider that DirectX 11 didn't even launch until late 2009.

Yeah. DX11 was announced till 2008, nol launched till 2009. WoW didn't have it til 2010.

SWTOR ignored it completely.

So you both have something to put in your pipe and smoke.

Somehow, I ended up lumping Dx10 and Dx11 together.  Age of Conan had some Dx10 features back in 2008.  It is like the guy above me says.  Dx9 is ancient museum stuff.

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  baphamet

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2/20/13 3:01:41 PM#106

quite simply, it just gives people a reason to hate on swtor. it doesn't matter what it is, everything about this game (and many others created by larger game companies) has to be viewed as a negative to a lot of people around here.

i don't think it runs that bad at all on my computer until 100's of people get on my screen.

i also don't think hero engine has anything to do with why many people don't play this game.

they just use it for an excuse to bash on it.

  ignore_me

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2/20/13 4:58:31 PM#107
Originally posted by baphamet

quite simply, it just gives people a reason to hate on swtor. it doesn't matter what it is, everything about this game (and many others created by larger game companies) has to be viewed as a negative to a lot of people around here.

i don't think it runs that bad at all on my computer until 100's of people get on my screen.

i also don't think hero engine has anything to do with why many people don't play this game.

they just use it for an excuse to bash on it.

It's a bad diagnosis of symptoms, but the symptoms are still there and are co-morbid with the many other bad systems in the game. I agree that the engine is being used as a scapegoat; but the game, as a sum of its parts, simply sucks.

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  Hatefull

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2/20/13 5:04:40 PM#108
Originally posted by Icewhite
Originally posted by Tigasnake

Hey all,

Every time I see the word "Hero Engine", it's always negative.

SWTOR used an (early and proprietarily modified) version. The rage is associative.

Well put.

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  Sevenstar61

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2/27/13 5:36:05 PM#109

One is curious here: Any idea why Bioware Austin would be hiring Technical Artist with requirement highlighted in bold :

Experience with Frostbite engine required.

 

https://performancemanager4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=15786&company=EA


Sith Warrior - Story of Hate and Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxKrlwXt7Ao
Imperial Agent - Rise of Cipher Nine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBj3eJWBvU&feature=youtu.be
Imperial Agent - Hunt for the Eagle Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQqjYYU128E

  catlana

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2/27/13 5:47:18 PM#110
Originally posted by Sevenstar61

One is curious here: Any idea why Bioware Austin would be hiring Technical Artist with requirement highlighted in bold :

Experience with Frostbite engine required.

 

https://performancemanager4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=15786&company=EA

Frostbite is used in Battlefield (ala jets). As I do not see them translating all of the assets from Hero to Frostbite, I would suspect a new game sub system.  

  Sevenstar61

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2/27/13 5:48:40 PM#111
Originally posted by catlana
Originally posted by Sevenstar61

One is curious here: Any idea why Bioware Austin would be hiring Technical Artist with requirement highlighted in bold :

Experience with Frostbite engine required.

 

https://performancemanager4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=15786&company=EA

Frostbite is used in Battlefield (ala jets). As I do not see them translating all of the assets from Hero to Frostbite, I would suspect a new game sub system.  

Space Project? Mass Effect is using it as well. Pure speculation /grin


Sith Warrior - Story of Hate and Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxKrlwXt7Ao
Imperial Agent - Rise of Cipher Nine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBj3eJWBvU&feature=youtu.be
Imperial Agent - Hunt for the Eagle Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQqjYYU128E

  catlana

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2/27/13 5:52:38 PM#112
Originally posted by Sevenstar61
Originally posted by catlana
Originally posted by Sevenstar61

One is curious here: Any idea why Bioware Austin would be hiring Technical Artist with requirement highlighted in bold :

Experience with Frostbite engine required.

 

https://performancemanager4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=15786&company=EA

Frostbite is used in Battlefield (ala jets). As I do not see them translating all of the assets from Hero to Frostbite, I would suspect a new game sub system.  

Space Project? Mass Effect is using it as well. Pure speculation /grin

Swoop racing is another possibility (Pure speculation ftw).

  tiefighter25

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2/27/13 6:56:01 PM#113
Originally posted by Sevenstar61

One is curious here: Any idea why Bioware Austin would be hiring Technical Artist with requirement highlighted in bold :

Experience with Frostbite engine required.

 

https://performancemanager4.successfactors.com/sfcareer/jobreqcareer?jobId=15786&company=EA

As pointed out, Frostbite is an EA engine, and has been used exclusively in EA titles, both released and in production.

You would think they could just pick up their rolodex and call people who have worked for them before.

  tiefighter25

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2/27/13 7:01:23 PM#114

And just to be a negative Nancy, although Bioware Austin is currently devoted to SWTOR, there is no law that other games can't be developed there. The implications of Austin switching focus could be dire for SWTOR.

Just playing devil's advocate, it could be a SWTOR mini-game. I don't think it's the SSSP, since Frostbite has never been used for free-roam 3D space/plane games really. It has however been used for Need For Speed. (Think swoop racing, with upgrades for sale in the cartel shop.)

  Karteli

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2/27/13 7:06:30 PM#115
Originally posted by tiefighter25

And just to be a negative Nancy, although Bioware Austin is currently devoted to SWTOR, there is no law that other games can't be developed there. The implications of Austin switching focus could be dire for SWTOR.

Just playing devil's advocate, it could be a SWTOR mini-game. I don't think it's the SSSP, since Frostbite has never been used for free-roam 3D space/plane games really. It has however been used for Need For Speed. (Think swoop racing, with upgrades for sale in the cartel shop.)

But Jeff Hickman said he played the new Space Game and it was awesome!

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  tiefighter25

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2/27/13 7:10:49 PM#116
Originally posted by Karteli
Originally posted by tiefighter25

And just to be a negative Nancy, although Bioware Austin is currently devoted to SWTOR, there is no law that other games can't be developed there. The implications of Austin switching focus could be dire for SWTOR.

Just playing devil's advocate, it could be a SWTOR mini-game. I don't think it's the SSSP, since Frostbite has never been used for free-roam 3D space/plane games really. It has however been used for Need For Speed. (Think swoop racing, with upgrades for sale in the cartel shop.)

But Jeff Hickman said he played the new Space Game and it was awesome!

Maybe they did build a multi-player SSSP with Frostbite and need another guy to add to the team.

Who knows? Not us. Still a nice piece of sleuthing by Seven.

  Sevenstar61

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2/27/13 7:14:17 PM#117
Originally posted by tiefighter25

And just to be a negative Nancy, although Bioware Austin is currently devoted to SWTOR, there is no law that other games can't be developed there. The implications of Austin switching focus could be dire for SWTOR.

Just playing devil's advocate, it could be a SWTOR mini-game. I don't think it's the SSSP, since Frostbite has never been used for free-roam 3D space/plane games really. It has however been used for Need For Speed. (Think swoop racing, with upgrades for sale in the cartel shop.)

Possible:) I will welcome swoop racing with open arms LOL.

I was just curious, as this requirement was the only one highlighted bold - for me it was very unusual.


Sith Warrior - Story of Hate and Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxKrlwXt7Ao
Imperial Agent - Rise of Cipher Nine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBj3eJWBvU&feature=youtu.be
Imperial Agent - Hunt for the Eagle Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQqjYYU128E

  Sevenstar61

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2/27/13 7:17:20 PM#118
Originally posted by tiefighter25
Originally posted by Karteli
Originally posted by tiefighter25

And just to be a negative Nancy, although Bioware Austin is currently devoted to SWTOR, there is no law that other games can't be developed there. The implications of Austin switching focus could be dire for SWTOR.

Just playing devil's advocate, it could be a SWTOR mini-game. I don't think it's the SSSP, since Frostbite has never been used for free-roam 3D space/plane games really. It has however been used for Need For Speed. (Think swoop racing, with upgrades for sale in the cartel shop.)

But Jeff Hickman said he played the new Space Game and it was awesome!

Maybe they did build a multi-player SSSP with Frostbite and need another guy to add to the team.

Who knows? Not us. Still a nice piece of sleuthing by Seven.

Thanks for teaching me a new english word tiefighter :) Appreciated


Sith Warrior - Story of Hate and Love http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxKrlwXt7Ao
Imperial Agent - Rise of Cipher Nine http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OBBj3eJWBvU&feature=youtu.be
Imperial Agent - Hunt for the Eagle Part 1http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UQqjYYU128E

  Karteli

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2/27/13 7:26:02 PM#119

I'm only familiar with the older Need for Speed games, which were largely limited track pre-defined area (like most racing games).

 

EA has newer versions though .. even a multiplayer game?  I'm not familiar with it though, could someone explain it?  Is it limited to a track width? .. spec on their new engine too might be nice.

Want a nice understanding of life? Try Spirit Science: "The Human History"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U8NNHmV3QPw&feature=plcp
Recognize the voice? Yep sounds like Penny Arcade's Extra Credits.

  tiefighter25

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2/27/13 7:53:14 PM#120
Originally posted by Karteli

I'm only familiar with the older Need for Speed games, which were largely limited track pre-defined area (like most racing games).

 

EA has newer versions though .. even a multiplayer game?  I'm not familiar with it though, could someone explain it?  Is it limited to a track width? .. spec on their new engine too might be nice.

The frostbite engone is a poweful, polished, cross-platform (PC/PS3/360), engine. Here's the wikipedia entry.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frostbite_%28game_engine%29

EA uses it in all it's flagship titles, as does Bioware. (Mass Effect, Dragon Age)

As I said it is used in the latest Need for Speed.

It is not restricted to a "track" for vehicles. You can drive a jeep all over God's creation in Battlefield 3. Flying is a bit limited though; ergo my idle speculation.

And before you point it out, it's not used for MMO's.

So again, if the Austin job listing is SWTOR related, and not another project, I would guess a swoop racing mini-game.

But really it could be anything. Perhaps they need to do some of DA3 in Austin for tax reasons or a federal jobs program, or obligations to Texas to maintaiin a certain staff level in Austin for local tax purposes.

Speculation has a tendency to be speculative no matter who the gumshoe is. (There's another one for you Seven, you shamus.)

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