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Biya6639
01-25-2005, 07:43 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif Can anybody tell me what's the pixel shader? It use by the program or what? I'm using G-Force4 MX does it support? and how can I upgrade it.Anybody tell me please at my E-Mail (http://Biya6639@hotmail.com) please.thx http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Biya6639
01-25-2005, 07:43 AM
http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_confused.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/354.gif Can anybody tell me what's the pixel shader? It use by the program or what? I'm using G-Force4 MX does it support? and how can I upgrade it.Anybody tell me please at my E-Mail (http://Biya6639@hotmail.com) please.thx http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/11.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_rolleyes.gif

Ancient-Prince
01-25-2005, 08:13 AM
Pixel Shaders is a technology which is being used by most of the latest games which makes use of realistic surface light reflection. For example:... when playing Prince of Persia Warrior Within, and you look at a particular wall which is being hit by a source of light, the light will realisticall be projected on that wall with a nice effect that shows the grooves and bumps of the walls in detail.

So this is practically only a graphical feature which only the latest graphics cards support. Unfortunately, the GeForce 4 MX does not support the Pixel Shaders used in PoP:WW, so the best thing to do is to buy a new graphics card. I would recommend something in the line of a ATi Radeon 9800PRO which runs excellent on PoP:WW, and the Pixel Shaders are seen too. There 3 types of pixel shaders technologies, each on detailed more than the other, which are Pixel Shaders, Pixel Shaders 2.0 and Pixel Shaders 3.0 and I think PoP:WW uses Pixel Shaders 3.0.

Hope this helps.
Ancient-Prince.