EQ2 Forum Archive @ EQ2Wire

 

Go Back   EQ2 Forum Archive @ EQ2Wire > EverQuest II > The Development Corner > In Testing Feedback
Members List Search Mark Forums Read

Notices

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 06-04-2009, 11:03 AM   #1
Mörk

Loremaster
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 220
Default

Hi, just like to let you know i'm pretty impressed with the quality and performance of the new GPU shadow system.

My one slight query- and it is slight, as it involves a situation I rarely encounter on a PvP server and don't play at the highest graphics settings... well, ever- is that the quality of the shadows seems blocky even at the highest overall graphics settings, causing a sort of shimmering effect as I move. Is this a hardware issue, a noob user issue, or something else?

I've linked a sample here:

http://img200.imageshack.us/img200/...4/eq2000000.jpg

__________________
Mörk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2009, 07:34 PM   #2
Kahling
Server: Kithicor
Guild: Legion of Steel
Rank: Monarch

Loremaster
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 267
Default

I also get the same effect with shimmering when I move.  It was not present when they were being tested during LU51.

Regards

Kahling

Kahling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-04-2009, 08:10 PM   #3
Kitsune

Loremaster
Kitsune's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: West coast USA
Posts: 624
Default

I get shimmering and even flickering effects.Shadows are softer but I don't like these effects.

Video card is Nvidia 8600 GT with integrated RAMDAC and 512 mb mem on it. PC has 1 gig mem.

Kitsune is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-05-2009, 02:57 AM   #4
LordPazuzu

Loremaster
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 2,157
Default

I get a bit of flickering, but only in flight.  Overall I like the shadows better than the CPU shadows, especially on ground textures.  Run silky smooth on high.  Card is a 9500 GT

LordPazuzu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2009, 04:48 PM   #5
Sarriss
Server: Oasis
Guild: Keepers of the Oak
Rank: Guardian of the Oak

Loremaster
Sarriss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Posts: 132
Default

I've been experencing the same effect all over the world, overall I like the GPU shadows better than the CPU ones tho, just waiting on the time when torches will cast GPU shadows.

(Edit; might wanna know the video card; Nvidia GeForce 260 GTX w/835mb vram x2 in SLI mode, using Nvidia driver version 182.50 might update to 185 and see if it dosen't iron out)

Sarriss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-07-2009, 08:49 PM   #6
Mörk

Loremaster
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Posts: 220
Default

FYI, 8800GTS 640Mb (old series) with 185.85 drivers.

Most people in the thread so far seem to have Nvidia, any ATI user feedback?

__________________
Mörk is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2009, 02:37 PM   #7
Kahling
Server: Kithicor
Guild: Legion of Steel
Rank: Monarch

Loremaster
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 267
Default

As I said above same effect here to the point of unplayable with GPU shadows on, thought I better mention the card and drivers.

Geforce 260 GTX 216 with 1786Mb mem, 185.85 drivers.

Kahling is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2009, 11:13 PM   #8
Kitsune

Loremaster
Kitsune's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: West coast USA
Posts: 624
Default

My driver is 182.08 WQHL

Kitsune is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2009, 11:36 PM   #9
madha

General
madha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 666
Default

these are comming this update right? i play with shadows off currently becuase they are physicaly incorrect and the shadows on test make the game much more visualy appealing.. good work to whomever fixed them.

madha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2009, 07:17 PM   #10
Arathy

General
Arathy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 171
Default

I notice quite a bit of shimmering especially while my character is in motion.

One other thing I notice is when my character is in a slightly shaded are (where it's not actually casting a shadow) there is a very thin white outline around my toon and any npcs in the area.

I like the softer shadows, but if the studdering/shimmering isn't fixable I won't be using them

My card is a Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT.  All drivers are up to date.

Arathy is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:54 PM.

vBulletin skin by: CompleteGFX.com
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
All threads and posts originally from the EQ2 and Station forums operated by Sony Online Entertainment. Their use is by express written permission.