HDR and Source!

Discussion in 'PC Gaming' started by zeke_mo, Feb 5, 2005.

  1. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    HDR coming to the source engine!!!! I cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!

    "One feature that we'll be adding to the Source engine in the coming months is high dynamic range lighting. "

    Oh wow :nervous:
     
  2. Keshik

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    what's HDR?
     
  3. zeke_mo

    zeke_mo (value not set) Staff Member Political User Folding Team

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    HDR is top of the line lighting, it will kill your frame rate but makes things look AWESOME

    http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/far_cry_1.3/images/05.jpg
    ^HDR off

    http://www.firingsquad.com/hardware/far_cry_1.3/images/06.jpg
    ^HDR on

    It its a newish style lighting and really can only be used on new hardware
    http://www.hardocp.com/article.html?art=Njc4LDQ=
    And that shows the changes it makes in far cry.

    I would explain it more but I dont really know :) all I know is that its pretty
     
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    whoa, a little TOO BRIGHT.

    always like to see progress tho...
    good post.
     
  5. Xie

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    Perhaps it's just a bad example but I like the 1st screen better. :suprised:
     
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    Screens probably don't do it justice since I'm liking the first screen better as well.
     
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    the far cry outdoor pics are amazing.

    the water looks faker though.
     
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    SPAM - 200 posts HUUUUUUUUGGGGGGGGGGEEEEEEEEEEEEEe
     
  9. Tuffgong4

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    those pictures don't do it justice at all. I ahve played far cry with hdr and it looks amazing...it will add a lot to source games but it hurts performance a tad. but other than that makes everything look way better
     
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