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Posted by Blackmoore

I learned a new verb. Tessellate. I suppose it directly translates into "very pretty things".

Posted by TinoXtreme

Direct X 11 is looking pretty good.

Posted by kevlar907

hmm, too bad PC gaming is a pain

Posted by Milkman

Some nice looking stuff there. By the way, any PC gamers waiting for this game, GET IT. Best off-road racing game I have ever played.

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Posted by Kohe321

Looks really good.

Posted by Meltbrain
@kevlar907 said:
" hmm, too bad PC gaming is a pain "
It's a games for windows live game so it should be less of a pain, but still... I'll probably get it on the 360.
Edited by Brunchies

Cloth Tessellation, NIOCE. Back on topic those are some pretty looking graphics.

Posted by DanielJW

That's a lot of tessellation.

Posted by PhatSeeJay

Better hope next generation consoles comes with DX11 or 12 then, and better resolution rendering.

Posted by eroticfishcake

"Tessellated" The new buzzword in computer graphics.

Posted by ITSSEXYTIME
Looks good, might make me upgrade to a 5870 sooner than I originally planned. 
Posted by Tarsier

Doesn't look that amazing.

Posted by phlegms

All this tessellation is giving me a hard-on..

Posted by Hamst3r
@kevlar907 said:
" hmm, too bad PC gaming is a pain "
To each their own. I find PC gaming incredibly simple and enjoyable. If you do it right there's no muss and no fuss. :)
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Posted by mrsmiley

holy crap, awesome.

Posted by agentboolen

When your driving fast in Dirt 2 you wont even notice the differences with Direct X9 vs Direct X11

Posted by nick69

Now I just need a dx11 compatible gpu...great. 
 
I don't think an ATI 4870 is dx11 compatible...

Posted by manathirst

Am I missing something?  It looks just as good as the console versions.

Posted by MAN_FLANNEL
@PhatSeeJay said:
" Better hope next generation consoles comes with DX11 or 12 then, and better resolution rendering. "
what the hell would you play it on?  a super hd tv?
Posted by PISTOLcm
@manathirst: rofl.
Edited by Lufferov

Some of those gfx looks great, but they still haven't figured out water. Watching the car drive through it, nothing about it looked natural, nothing like how real water would react.
 
The main problems are a lack of any splash, there is very little displacment, it settles far too quickly. It looks more like a heavy gloopy goo, not water.

Posted by ZeroCast
@Tarsier said:
"Doesn't look that amazing. "

I wonder what's your standard of "amazing" is.
Posted by Cult_of_Cthulhu
@Lufferov said:
" Some of those gfx looks great, but they still haven't figured out water. Watching the car drive through it, nothing about it looked natural, nothing like how real water would react. "
I just rewatched it and you know what else didn't gel? the car didn't react to the water either, I would have expected a reduction in speed passing through water that deep. physics has a long way to go
Posted by Diamond

I saw this on some other sites, and I can't say I'm impressed.  The new effects seem focused on things you'd hardly notice, and I know I've seen water splash and make waves better than that in games before.
 
If they want to make it rival games such as Forza 3 or GT5P/GT5, they're going to have to up car detail greatly, more polygons, better shaders.
 
Basically it's a port of an OK looking console game with some insignificant upgrades, which I wouldn't even be able to take advantage of with my high end DX10 card!

Posted by warxsnake
@nick69 said:
" Now I just need a dx11 compatible gpu...great.   I don't think an ATI 4870 is dx11 compatible... "
Yes dx10 cards are compatible with dx11 Mr Misinformed. You just won't get tesselation feature and directcompute. 
 
donno about you but if i was in your position i would've had googled this before posting, given that its a 300-400$ worth question...
Posted by mehteh
@kevlar907 said:
" hmm, too bad PC gaming is a pain "
For the uneducated typical console gamers
Posted by mehteh
@manathirst said:
" It looks just as good as the console versions. "
ROFL
Posted by Ubiquitous
@kevlar907 said:
"hmm, too bad PC gaming is a pain "

I never really felt any pain while playing my games... not sure how a computer game could cause injury, with the exception of the epileptic.
Posted by Gregomasta

Awesome.

Posted by kevlar907
@mehteh said:
" @kevlar907 said:
" hmm, too bad PC gaming is a pain "
For the uneducated typical console gamers "
"Uneducated" is not a word that accurately describes my PC gaming experience.  I have done the PC gaming routine and it is no good.  I have had to deal with stupid compatibility issues, video card drivers, PCI, AGP, PCI express slots, RAM, and operating systems, just to name a few.  Playing a game and knowing that someone else is kicking your ass because they have some stupid expensive computer and since you don't have the hundreds of dollars just to get a new video card, or more RAM (assuming you have the slots for it).  No thank you, I like to know that who ever I am playing against has the same hardware as me so that skill is the real deciding factor in a competition.
Posted by MildMolasses

It's a great looking game, and I would love to see it's PC version up and running. I must say that the Utah tracks in that game is one of the most amazing looking things I've seen in a game
Posted by ZeroCast
@Diamond said:

"I saw this on some other sites, and I can't say I'm impressed.  The new effects seem focused on things you'd hardly notice, and I know I've seen water splash and make waves better than that in games before.  If they want to make it rival games such as Forza 3 or GT5P/GT5, they're going to have to up car detail greatly, more polygons, better shaders.  Basically it's a port of an OK looking console game with some insignificant upgrades, which I wouldn't even be able to take advantage of with my high end DX10 card! "

Why would they want to rival games like Forza and GT in the first place? They probably would have done it on consoles already, not wait two months for the PC version to be greatly detailed.  
Also,I don't think DiRT 2 cares about the extreme details in cars as in GT or Forza, the models look great for an off road based driving game.
   
Posted by DAMG

PC gaming is a pain, because of headaches one will get from frustration. PC gaming is fine if you can afford it, but constantly trying to upgrade, just to keep up, really sucks. I know because I tried it, not being able to play a game because something isn't compatible, then trying to find a solution, only find out that you need to buy more shit gave me aspirin ulcers.
 
Either way, anyone notice how realistic Dirt 2 looks at night, without the shit-beige, sepia tint? I don't understand why Codemasters applied that subtle-sepia tone to their games. There are no whites, just beige; it's a shame for such a realistic looking game to look like it was rendered by some invalid, pre-teen photoshoper.

Posted by Diamond
@ZeroCast said:
Why would they want to rival games like Forza and GT in the first place? They probably would have done it on consoles already, not wait two months for the PC version to be greatly detailed.  Also,I don't think DiRT 2 cares about the extreme details in cars as in GT or Forza, the models look great for an off road based driving game.
Well, as a DX11 game featuring the latest graphics techniques I would hope they wished to attain 'good graphics'.  If they wanted to they could create better quality models and environments, better than would be possible on the consoles, yet these car models aren't even equal to the better console racing game models. 
 
Why push graphics in such insignificant ways?
Posted by niall077

but will it have dedicated servers? 
 
 
lol
Posted by ryanwho

Great, more stuff that will be impressive for half a second in the first game that uses it before everyone uses it and the public adjusts.

Posted by DAMG
@Diamond said:
" @ZeroCast said:
Why would they want to rival games like Forza and GT in the first place? They probably would have done it on consoles already, not wait two months for the PC version to be greatly detailed.  Also,I don't think DiRT 2 cares about the extreme details in cars as in GT or Forza, the models look great for an off road based driving game.
Well, as a DX11 game featuring the latest graphics techniques I would hope they wished to attain 'good graphics'.  If they wanted to they could create better quality models and environments, better than would be possible on the consoles, yet these car models aren't even equal to the better console racing game models.   Why push graphics in such insignificant ways? "
Dude, what!? I'm pretty sure just about every professional game critic has applauded Codemaster's engine. If it wasn't for that sepia tint, that game would look scary-real; even with the tint, the game is beautiful. Not just that, but there isn't a single game on the market that can match Codemaster's car deformation. The lighting is pretty superb too, like I said I find the way that the reflections are handled to be really convincing.
Posted by Noodles

Just bought a Radeon 5870 about a week ago, all of the new ATI flagship 5XXX cards come with a Dirt 2 code. Loved the game on 360, looking forward to playing it at 60 FPS with DX11!

Posted by Sunjammer

Why are people gettiing weirded out by the word "tesselation"? It's not even specific to CG, it just means tiling, essentially. They dynamically generate geometry and break it up into polys for smoothness. That shit is awesome.

Posted by Diamond
@DAMG said:
Dude, what!? I'm pretty sure just about every professional game critic has applauded Codemaster's engine. If it wasn't for that sepia tint, that game would look scary-real; even with the tint, the game is beautiful. Not just that, but there isn't a single game on the market that can match Codemaster's car deformation. The lighting is pretty superb too, like I said I find the way that the reflections are handled to be really convincing.
Well, not like any of that matters.  I played the demo on 360, and it absolutely pales in comparison to GT5P or Forza 3 visually.  Fine for you I guess, but I think most people would agree with me on this.
 
I was under the impression before that they were going to use tesselation for say, the vehicles in the DX11 version of Dirt 2?  Even with that it may lack in some of the nice car shader effects, but it seems they're not even doing that.
 
No doubt Codemasters has good crash deformation, and they have nice crazy stuff going on trackside, it's just very underwhelming to me.
Posted by Nomin

One doesn't need some new advanced hardware to excel in competitive multiplayer on PC; most tone the graphics settings down to really pare down the variables just to the player's skills, just as you are wont to prefer. One does not need to upgrade every time a new title comes out, unless that person is beholden to the latest and greatest graphics or some kind of obsessive tech junkie. I think this game will look just as fine on many dx10.1 cards as it does on dx11, for which it functions as some sort of banner title showcasing what it can do without vast performance hits associated with alternate physics rendering engines.

Posted by Waffles13

Not the hugest step forward in tech, but like the description says, there are some damn nice effects in that trailer.
 
It's such a shame that these features are in a PC racing game though. NOTHING against DIRT2, it's just that last time I checked, the PC racing game market was one of the least marketable types of games out there.

Posted by Nock

Whats the song shazam can't seem to figure it out.

Posted by joelalfaro

This look beauutiful!  
 
But isn't the water supposed to splash sideways? 
 
Right now it looked as if someone passed a finger through a puddle... beautiful, but... accurate?

Posted by joelalfaro
@Lufferov: Agreed!
Posted by dezvous
@eroticfishcake said:
" "Tessellated" The new buzzword in computer graphics. "
Heh, tessellation isn't new by any means.
Posted by killdave

Microsoft again at the forefront of gaming software. 
 
PC dead? No way buddy!

Posted by eroticfishcake
@dezvous said:
" @eroticfishcake said:
" "Tessellated" The new buzzword in computer graphics. "
Heh, tessellation isn't new by any means. "
Is that so? Huh. Guess I'm too old to be "hip" anymore.
Posted by TheIneffableBob
@joelalfaro said:
" This look beauutiful!   But isn't the water supposed to splash sideways?  Right now it looked as if someone passed a finger through a puddle... beautiful, but... accurate? "
I don't think they rendered the splash in order to show the ripples better.
Posted by Fuzz_Butt
@Waffles13:  Consoles don't have the option of upgrading the hardware for new graphic technology. But hey Codemasters wanted to show off Dirext X11 sooner or later. And I'm pretty sure racing games are popular among PC gamers with so many racing sims available for it.
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