View Full Version : AGP Textures + Fog
13th Jul 2001, 05:54 AM
Can anyone tell me what this option in D£D Rendering does?
Under what circumstances should it be on or off?
Also, was playing Hydro-16 t'other day. I noticed that the fog up by the shield belt was missing. Any ideas why?
13th Jul 2001, 06:23 AM
I guess you already found the advanced options.
No idea about AGP textures, but I turned them off.
Fog: It's either volumetric lighting or vertex fog
I myself found that no fog on Hydro helps a lot :)
13th Jul 2001, 07:14 AM
Could it higher my frames if I turn the fog off?
I mean it's sorta like cheating :D
I cranked up the brightness higher then normal so I can see the dark shaded areas a bit more like on Deck16 since Meelobee killed me so much times from the place under the redeemer.
13th Jul 2001, 07:35 AM
:eek: The~oreca is a self-confessed brightness CHEATER! ;)
AFAIK turning fog off on lower spec. systems does help a bit, AGP textures should be turned off unless your GFX card doesn't have much memory (<16MB.) as it uses system memory to store textures via the AGP bus.
13th Jul 2001, 08:16 AM
Volumetric Lighting determines the "fog" effect on Hydro.
It's pretty painful on my system (on the intro at least).
I guess I could try it in a real game - I kinda miss it. :)
13th Jul 2001, 11:11 AM
AGP tedxtures slow the machine down way too much, i think it was suposed to tell the card to use most of its AGP bandwidth. i think ill try it again later to se if theres any effect. but vertex fog will need volumetric lighting enabled to work, u will tell if thats on by lights with lines in them.
14th Jul 2001, 06:28 AM
I think fog is turned off in D3D by default. I could see it fine with my Voodoo card, but when I switched to a GeForce based card it disabled the fog.
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