What's the deal with the shodows fixing?! 4 replies

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#1 12 years ago

Taken from the readme of version 2.6.0: ==================What's Changed================== - Added support for forcing disabling of shadows on all clients (CAL/CPL admins want this since shadows are exploitable as currently implemented). New Command Post field added to enable/disable this field. - Addition of status of player shadow flag to tournament results file. Added in a new field to the tournament results file ("PlayerShadowsAllowed=ue/False") to indicate whether or not the tournament allowed player's to enable shadows during match play. Also added in display in TM Server Info page to show whether or not shadows are allowed. Leagues who mandate the use of this option now have a method to verify it was used.

I don't get it, what kind of problem did the shodows creat?




beanstir

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#2 12 years ago

i dont understand what that all means but i think shadows may have been disabled becuase they are advantages to other players. if someones is aproaching you can see the shadow and, lock and load. well thats what i think any way




colonel_bob

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#3 12 years ago

Why would you want to get rid of shadows? They add realism to the game. The only reason I can think of is that it taxes some people's processors too much...




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#4 12 years ago

In my humble opinion: Disabling shadows was done to prevent 'exploits' from maps I do not yet play. During the times I played and they were enabled on the maps I play, I had several kills. It is unreasonable that in the 'realistic game', one never sees a shadow. IN RL you would always be aware for shadows ! If only a brief twitch (!) can give you the edge by being aware of opfor presence. I do not know how it was exploited, nor do I care. I only know that to deny shadows is a crime againts REAL COMBAT.




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#5 12 years ago

Disabling shadows is the dumbest thing. I was even on a server which I wont name where they had every freaking rule out there to enforce "realism", were kicking people left and right saying "you couldnt do that in the real world" and yet.....they disabled shadows. What morons.

I am sure soldiers around the world before going into combat all call their commanding officers and say "Sir, are you sure you disabled our shadows?"