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NightBlade

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#1 13 years ago

I was curious because people say a video card such as a Radeon 8200 is inferior for Halo - while I run a 7000 and play online regularly. Why is this?




Kilobyte

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#2 13 years ago

How mch Video Ram does your 7000 have? Often its a Driver Issue.

The Biggest thing is that a Radeon 8200 or less requires a top notch system, to play Halo. Because of all the "Bump Mapping" that is in the game. If you have an AMD 64 system, then its not suprising that a 7000 will work. However some ATI cards aren't as good as other, the 8200 might just be a cheap card. Often with only 64mb of Video memory.

Have you played the SP game, did it EVER studder? Ever slow down, or jerk? What Res do you play at? Gamers who say that prefer to play at 1024x768 Res, with anistoptic filtering, and High res Textures.




rob.

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#3 13 years ago

Um, dam, 7000, thats an antique. I honoustly am puzzled how you can even run halo.confusedx.gif




Kilobyte

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#4 13 years ago

Well, Halo Ran GREAT on my TNT2. Faster than on my Geforce 4 MX 440.

Albiet, that was without any textures. If could figure out how to disable most of the textures for the Geforce, then I would, and Halo would run SWEEEET!!... Particularly without the bump-mapping.




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#5 13 years ago

If you just turn off luster you can grab a good 20 to 30FPS. You only loose a little detail in MP but it makes a big difference in single player...

I will run halo on my 9600 with everything on/maxed except luster at 720x960 and i get an occasional slowdown but it is grea other than that:D