High resolution textures at Low resolution? 2 replies

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Sinister Øne

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#1 13 years ago

I dont get it you would think running a game like HL2 on Low Res (1024x768) with High Res textures would be better in performance than running with High Res (1280X1024) and High Res textures. But no. I can not see any performance increase or decrease either way. For example: Shouldnt One High Resolution texture cover more of a wall in a game running at Low Resolutions then a High Resolution game where the texture would need to be applied twice on the wall because there are more pixels that make up the wall?

So what gives?



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#2 13 years ago

Games such as HL2 makes the textures fit on the wall. However I do agree with you.


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#3 13 years ago

They should be releasing an upate for it soon that improves the texture quality for high end cards (ATI mainly)