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Aurora-[NZ]

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#1 14 years ago

Ok, LOTR jokes aside here, but has anyone got any idea what these "Spaceship" shaped objects lodged firmly in the ground may be? If you want to see them for yourself, look at the Bink video "Ravenholm". Also, the last pic, where there's a body highlighted red, I noticed it wasn't a zombie body... Very strange. It looks like another alien of some sort. **Half-life 2 aside here** PS: For all the techy geeks out there, that last screenshot I took while I was using 3D Mark 05'. Anyone got any idea what causes this? I think it's due to the fact my vid card can't handle the jandal. Possibly overheating, but it did this in Farcry with settings up MAX. BTW Thats getting about 10FPS max when I took that screenshot.




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#2 14 years ago

3d mark 2003 can only have everything over 10fps with the BEST of todays specs, so 2005 is likely to be super demanding for specs..so it might be to much for your card as you said..

However i reckon those spaceships are transports for some sort of alien maybe, and that corpse i had no idea....




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#3 14 years ago

Yeah I thought the same thing, maybe Xen :confused:. That body though, it's going to be one scary level :nodding:.




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#4 14 years ago

Ohhh yes. And I think you guys maybe right. Some forum of transport for Xen lifeforms. They must have a passenger survival/succession rate of about 20% or something because the body always seems to be beside the spaceship thingee :lol:




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#5 14 years ago

Yeah! I can't wait to see all the Xen creatures though, they'll look awesome with HL2 graphics!




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#6 14 years ago

Nik, just your favorite geeky, techy guy here. J/K. I looked at that pic from 3dmark 05. That looks like lighting problems. Before my 9800 XT I had an 8500 and under 3d Mark 03 I would get like 3fps in the troll level(I couldn't even run Nature. lol.) but the lighting was OK, I didn't have those spots that are in your pic. But I have with that card had lighting problems and they almost always resemble what you have. Try turning certain lighting effects off or on for your 9800 and run the test some more. Far Cry also uses some pretty fantastic lighting. I still have the 8500 in another comp but I haven't tried FC against it to see.




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#7 14 years ago

Trust. With 3d mark05, im getting max 10FPS and im running a pretty good system.

9800XT GIG RAM P4 3.2

and so on so i think it has been made for systems that arnt even out yet




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#8 14 years ago

I think with an X800 XT or 6800 Ultra it would be OK. I have a 9800 XT as well, but I've only run 3dmark 05 once and that was late at night and I fell asleep during the test. When I woke up later the score was a little over 2700. I can get 7000 on '03 so I know 2700 on '05 can't be all that good. I getting an X800 XT probably by the 1st of the year so I'll run it with that.




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#9 14 years ago
Operative34997Nik, just your favorite geeky, techy guy here. J/K. I looked at that pic from 3dmark 05. That looks like lighting problems. Before my 9800 XT I had an 8500 and under 3d Mark 03 I would get like 3fps in the troll level(I couldn't even run Nature. lol.) but the lighting was OK, I didn't have those spots that are in your pic. But I have with that card had lighting problems and they almost always resemble what you have. Try turning certain lighting effects off or on for your 9800 and run the test some more. Far Cry also uses some pretty fantastic lighting. I still have the 8500 in another comp but I haven't tried FC against it to see.

Damn right! :lol: Hmmm... Very strange. Mellis, you have a 9800 XT? I have a 9800 Pro and I was getting 19 FPS in some instances... Then again I had overclocked it a bit. Heh, this thread is turning into another tech thread. Do you still have to buy 3D Mark 03, or is it free for download now? (And I don't mean a ripped of version or anything btw) Operative if you could PM me about that, that would be good.




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#10 14 years ago

Mellis?