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weasel75
09-07-2004, 09:55 AM
On some screenshots the explosions seem to have a new "look". More like LOMAC's... or is it just me?

The old explosion had always some bright red-yellow coloring, while on one of the harbor-photos (with Zero in front) the burning/exploding ship down there looks like having a new explosion/fire-animation. Same applies for some photo with 2 bombers attacking a truck-convoy.

Can someone confirm?

weasel75
09-07-2004, 09:55 AM
On some screenshots the explosions seem to have a new "look". More like LOMAC's... or is it just me?

The old explosion had always some bright red-yellow coloring, while on one of the harbor-photos (with Zero in front) the burning/exploding ship down there looks like having a new explosion/fire-animation. Same applies for some photo with 2 bombers attacking a truck-convoy.

Can someone confirm?

actionhank1786
09-08-2004, 04:21 PM
Hmm...you know, now that you've mentioned it, it does look different...Mmmmmmm fire

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CowboyTodd41
09-08-2004, 11:02 PM
I didn't see the one of the truck convoy. Could you point me too it. I know what you mean though, I mean looks like new to me.

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Charlie901
09-08-2004, 11:12 PM
I think these new effects might be utilizing the new Pixel Shader tech from Nvidia on their new 6800 cards. See here:


http://developer.nvidia.com/object/using_vertex_textures.html

weasel75
09-09-2004, 07:00 AM
I saw it first on a german site:

http://www.pcgames.de/screenshots/medium/grab0008.jpg

Thinking about it.. it looks altered.. full-size here:

http://www.pcgames.de/screenshots/original/grab0008.jpg

weasel75
09-09-2004, 07:04 AM
Pearl Harbor (but maybe multiple hits at the same time?, smoke seems to be different though):

http://www.il2sturmovik.com/forgotten_battles/270804/ph4.jpg

TD_Klondike
09-09-2004, 09:32 AM
Most importantly, in my opinion, THE ROADS AREN'T STRAIGHT ANYMORE!!!! That was always one of the biggest scenery buzz kills for me.

Dash_C.
09-09-2004, 05:58 PM
I think that the explosions may be improved and also it could be the new shaders.

meh_cd
09-09-2004, 07:17 PM
Looks like the explosions in C&C Generals. Good graphics, so so game. PF will be great though I'm sure. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/images/smiley/16x16_smiley-very-happy.gif

Snootles
09-09-2004, 07:44 PM
I'm gonna assume that the Avenger in that picture has its starboard elevator missing and that it doesn't have differential elevators...

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Tater-SW-
09-09-2004, 08:36 PM
That TBF image was part of a series---you see the left elevator getting blown off in an earlier frame.

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Snootles
09-09-2004, 09:25 PM
Just being a dork...

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weasel75
09-10-2004, 09:59 AM
Unless the official site hosts altered images, the image mentioned above can be seen here too:
http://www.il2sturmovik.com/forgotten_battles/100904/A-20_4.jpg

So roads are not a straight line anymore, and the explosions do look different (IMHO very much LOMAC style).
But still: what are the diagonal stripes around (below) the explosion?

SKULLS_CoyMS
09-10-2004, 11:29 AM
you can tell by looking at the water in the shot with the TBF that the video card supports shaders 3.0

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