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by Chris
21 May 2020, 15:40
Forum: Feature Requests and Suggestions
Topic: Improved File Format for omwaddon files
Replies: 25
Views: 4074

Re: Improved File Format for omwaddon files

A text-based format sounds like a really bad idea. The main benefit of being text-based, human-readability, quickly goes out the window with non-small files. Similarly if you try to enforce rules for data structuring, it's easy to create a monster that is not pleasant to create, edit/diff, or use. O...
by Chris
01 May 2020, 17:10
Forum: General Development
Topic: OpenMW on Vulkan API?
Replies: 7
Views: 2036

Re: OpenMW on Vulkan API?

That said, OpenMW is an open-source volunteer-driven effort. If someone puts in the effort, and is willing to stick with it, it could be considered for (future) inclusion. Just be aware that it would be quite a bit of work, not only getting Vulkan to work, but to be compatible with the shaders and w...
by Chris
17 Apr 2020, 21:35
Forum: Feature Requests and Suggestions
Topic: Better grass support
Replies: 37
Views: 6520

Re: Better grass support

The fact of the matter is, as you ask for more physically accurate reflections and shadows, you quickly approach the point at which ray tracing becomes more efficient than rasterization, especially if the geometric complexity of the scene is high. And that's where cost:benefit comes into play. Cons...
by Chris
16 Apr 2020, 22:09
Forum: General Development
Topic: Default graphic settings to show improvement over vanilla engine
Replies: 16
Views: 2714

Re: Default graphic settings to show improvement over vanilla engine

People who turn up ECLD are also likely modding their games, and having high quality meshes and textures can also increase the load caused by extra cells. Have cell preloading enabled too? That's more pressure. It's not the we "don't like" ECLD (if we didn't, it would've never been added), but it's ...
by Chris
15 Apr 2020, 19:18
Forum: General Development
Topic: Default graphic settings to show improvement over vanilla engine
Replies: 16
Views: 2714

Re: Default graphic settings to show improvement over vanilla engine

2. In my experience, ECLD>1 works great and the increased object view distance significantly enhances the player experience. It might not be the 'perfect world' solution to distant statics, but if it works, why not advertise it more as a feature to players (as long as their hardware can handle it)?...
by Chris
11 Apr 2020, 17:26
Forum: Feature Requests and Suggestions
Topic: Better grass support
Replies: 37
Views: 6520

Re: Better grass support

But the point is made, I believe, that ray tracing is stupidly parallel, and as we add complexity to the scene, the cost associated with ray tracing becomes more and more inline with the cost associated with rasterization. While technically true, it's an uphill battle. Raytracing has the disadvanta...
by Chris
04 Apr 2020, 03:30
Forum: Feature Requests and Suggestions
Topic: Better grass support
Replies: 37
Views: 6520

Re: Better grass support

To be fair here, with the increasing popularity of raytracing and path tracers as full or near-full replacements to traditional raster bases, this may not be so true in the future. Ray tracing really is an embarrassingly parallel rendering process, even given it's sequential aspects. Throwing more ...
by Chris
05 Mar 2020, 21:16
Forum: General
Topic: Distant Lands and OpenMW
Replies: 86
Views: 15319

Re: Distant Lands and OpenMW

It is worth nothing that while MGE's method has flaws, people in general absolutely love it because relative to the original game it is still a tremendous visual improvement. Basically, if people here aim for too much perfection in the system right off the bat, it'll never end up getting done, wher...
by Chris
30 Jan 2020, 15:43
Forum: Feature Requests and Suggestions
Topic: The value of gold.
Replies: 4
Views: 1312

Re: The value of gold.

How would you change the value of gold? What would the value of a gold coin be if not one gold coin? Just think of it in terms of the Gold Standard. One gold coin is worth one gold coin, and any other item is worth some percentage or multiple of a gold coin. So if I buy something that's worth 10 gol...
by Chris
20 Dec 2019, 03:06
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: WINE help
Replies: 7
Views: 2042

Re: WINE help

AzimuthFE wrote:
19 Dec 2019, 16:38
That's the trouble. Aptitude wants me to remove 66 packages, including xserver ones. I'm worried my system will break if I do this. Is it safe to proceed with this?
Probably not. Have you configured apt for multiarch support, to get both 64-bit and 32-bit packages?