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who's buying the retail version?

Discussion in 'Shadowbane' started by Jakeman, Feb 26, 2003.

  1. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    me

    I'm going to buy it and play for a while. If they fix the problems they are having with the beta right now, I will probably get into this game.
     
  2. Haite

    Haite Forum Moderator

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    After what's happened with 4.0 and the way multiple servers could handle the lag issues, I think it's a strong possibility I will get it.
     
  3. cowofwar

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    Maybe, if they add content.
     
  4. Elbereth

    Elbereth MSC Commander and Donator

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    I'm pretty sure I'm not.
     
  5. Wulf

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    I'm not going to.... I had it on preorder, but I've changed my mind. I'm going to get SWG instead
     
  6. Haite

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    Star Wars isn't a good topic for an MMORPG, in my opinion. It just doesn't work out. You have to have really high fidelity servers to be able to serve a lightsaber fight. It's not practical, and Star Wars fighting without lightsabers isn't Star Wars.

    I just updated my ATi Catalyst drivers to 3.1, and it seems the Shadowbane coders really got their act together (I say them because my ATi has never done well with Shadowbane). I read a thread that said they really cleaned up their ATi implementation and worked in advance with the new 3.0 Catalysts for the SB Beta 4.0 release (I had been using a 2.x version, 3.x came out just recently), and suddenly I can manager 60+ frames in combat with moderately aggressive settings. My settings:

    Code:
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    #                                          #
    # ======================================== #
    #       SHADOWBANE PREFERENCES FILE        #
    # ======================================== #
    #                                          #
    # Notes:                                   #
    #  *There should be no space before the '='#
    #   but there must be space after it.      #
    #  *If you want a setting to go back to    #
    #   its default value, erase the line.     #
    #                                          #
    ############################################
    
    FILEVERSION= 2003020601 		(DO NOT MODIFY)
    
    ############################################
    ##          DISPLAY CONFIGURATION         ##
    ############################################
    RESOLUTION= 1024 768 	([Width] [Height])
    REFRESH= 100 		(Hz, -1/0/60/70/75/85/120/etc 0=Auto, -1=Safemode)
    BITDEPTH= 16 		([16/32] bpp)
    ZDEPTH= 16 		([16/32])
    FULLSCREEN= TRUE 	([TRUE/FALSE])
    SOFTCURSOR= FALSE 	([TRUE/FALSE] TRUE=Software Mouse FALSE=Hardware Mouse)
    VIDEOSETTINGSVALIDATION= 1024x768@100Hz 	(Modify at your own risk)
    
    ############################################
    ##           LOGIN CONFIGURATION          ##
    ############################################
    SAVEACCOUNTNAME= TRUE
    ACCOUNT= Haite
    AUTOSAVE= TRUE
    TEXTCACHEPATH= cache/Text/
    BINARYCACHEPATH= cache/Binary/
    
    ############################################
    ##           AUDIO CONFIGURATION          ##
    ############################################
    SONGVOLUME= 100 %
    SOUNDFXVOLUME= 100 %
    SOUND= TRUE
    MUSIC= FALSE
    SOUNDFALLOFF= 2.650000
    
    ############################################
    ##          CAMERA CONFIGURATION          ##
    ############################################
    VIEWANGLE= 55.000000       	([Degrees] Horizontal Field of View)
    REFINEMENTRANGE= 240.000000 	([0-1000] Distance to start billboarding terrain objects)
    LOWDETAILTHRESHOLD= 35 		([0-N] Affects when players switch to low LOD. Larger means switch sooner.)
    AUTOTRACK= FALSE 		([TRUE/FALSE] Rotate camera with character)
    REVERSEPAN= FALSE 		([TRUE/FALSE] Reverse camera/mouse spin correlation)
    
    ############################################
    ##            HUD CONFIGURATION           ##
    ############################################
    HEALTHBARS= TRUE
    POPUPS= TRUE
    SHOWTOOLTIPS= FALSE
    SEEHIT= TRUE
    SELECTARROWS= TRUE
    SHOWNAMES= TRUE
    SHOWCRESTS= NATION  ([NONE/NATION/GUILD/BOTH])
    BLOODFILTER= FALSE
    PROFANITYFILTER= FALSE
    SNAPTOGRID= 1
    FONT= Onuava
    SAYFONT= Procopius
    SAYFONTCOLOR= 0.700000 0.700000 1.000000
    
    ############################################
    ##          TEXTURE CONFIGURATION         ##
    ##----------------------------------------##
    ## If you have 32MB or less of video ram  ##
    ## it is recommended to use a texture     ##
    ## detail of 1 or less.  Use compression  ##
    ## unless visual artifacts are seen.      ##
    ############################################
    TEXTUREDETAIL= 2     	([0-2] 0=Fastest/Poorest Quality 2=Slowest/Best Quality)
    COMPRESSTEXTURES= TRUE	([TRUE/FALSE] TRUE=Fastest FALSE=Best Quality)
    TEXTUREPERSPECTIVENICE= TRUE
    
    ############################################
    ##          SHADOW CONFIGURATION          ##
    ############################################
    REALTIMESHADOWS= 1           	([0-2] 0=None/Fastest 1=Blob 2=Projected/Slowest)
    SHADOWDIST= 1.800000
    CHARACTER_SHADOWS_ON_TERRAIN= TRUE
    CHARACTER_SHADOWS_ON_BUILDINGS= TRUE
    CHARACTER_SHADOWS_ON_TERRAIN_OBJECTS= FALSE
    
    ############################################
    ##          LIGHT CONFIGURATION           ##
    ############################################
    DYNAMICLIGHTING= 1      	([0-2] 0=Vertex/Fastest 1=Light maps 2=Light+Cube maps
    LIGHTSOURCE= FALSE          	([TRUE/FALSE] Light around main characer, off is faster)
    
    ############################################
    ##         TERRAIN CONFIGURATION          ##
    ############################################
    TERRAINSIZE= 3       	([1-4] 1=Fastest but terrain ends near you 4=See to horizon)
    TERRAINDETAIL= 2     	([0-4] 0=Faster Render 4=Smoother Terrain)
    ENABLETERRAINLOD= TRUE	([TRUE/FALSE] TRUE=Faster Render FALSE=Faster Terrain Loading)
    TERRAINPOLY= 0 64
    TERRAINPOLY= 1 128
    TERRAINPOLY= 2 300
    TERRAINPOLY= 3 512
    TERRAINPOLY= 4 1024
    TERRAINTHRESH= 0 0.1
    TERRAINTHRESH= 1 0.05
    TERRAINTHRESH= 2 0.01
    TERRAINTHRESH= 3 0.008
    TERRAINTHRESH= 4 0.0001
    
    ############################################
    ##          RENDER CONFIGURATION          ##
    ##----------------------------------------##
    ## These are ignored if not supported by  ##
    ##             your hardware              ##
    ############################################
    USEMULTIDRAWARRAYS= TRUE          	([TRUE/FALSE] TRUE=Faster Rendering)
    USEHARDWAREGENERATEMIPMAPS= TRUE  	([TRUE/FALSE] TRUE=Faster Texture Loading)
    USEMESHCACHE= TRUE 1024         	([TRUE/FALSE] [Size in Kb]) ([TRUE/FALSE] TRUE=Faster, size is how much video mem to use for the cache)
    
    ############################################
    ##              ODDS AND ENDS             ##
    ############################################
    PARTICLEDENSITY= 0.500000 	[0..1] Density of particles, 0=No Particles (fastest) 1=Full Density (slowest)
    PATHFINDING= FALSE   	([TRUE/FALSE] Toggles pathfinding for your character)
    TELLHISTORYSIZE= 10
    DESTINATIONGAMMA= 1.000000
    INTRO= FALSE
    SEATLOGIN= FALSE
    LANGUAGE= ENGLISH
    
     
  7. Autolycus

    Autolycus Forum Moderator

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    i'll buy it, so i can finally play it :noid:
     
  8. mud

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    Depends on when I get my new comp, TiBook of somesort. Still hoping for another update to the TiBook line first.
     
  9. Autolycus

    Autolycus Forum Moderator

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    i got to try the game for a few hours yesterday, and i can safely say: yes, i will be buying this game.
     
  10. Jakeman

    Jakeman MSC Founder and Donator

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    make a half giant so you can heen :p
     
  11. Autolycus

    Autolycus Forum Moderator

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    That was one of my first two character choices :p
     

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