Some PC games feature world class textures out of the box, some got enhanced by graphics mods like iCEnhancer, Cinematic Mod or S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Complete mod. A website shows a collection with the best textures available in PC games.
GTAIV Icenhancer mod STALKER Complete MOD STALKER Reloaded MOD Arma2 ACE mod 2 Crysis Extreme Immersion mod are my favorite mods that crank the graphics up to super duper levels but you better have a Beast of a PC to fully appreciate the added textures. Warning "once you play a game using High Quality graphics Mods...there's no turning back"
yup all those only possible on PC hardware
You got that right!!! PC Gaming for life!!!!
The GTAIV mods look nice but make the game unplayable. Thats the problem with PC gaming, it looks nice, but thats all.
I wish I was a PC gamer. Just like I wish I was a Pats fan when they won those three super bowls a few years back. I'm just not a bandwagon kind of guy. I want a genuine liking to these things, but my nature just doesn't allow for it. Hard to explain.
Didn't they say straight out the box? I have an question for honest PC gamers. What is the standard resolution out the box for the average pc game? What is the average fps for a pc game out the box? Does upscaling pixelate the image when it's not the native resolution? ( i have always believed this to be true because you are not adding detail just adding pixels) Last question, are mods better than upscaling? Not trolling just a couple of questions
PC games support all resolutions out of the box, as high as your monitor can handle. They are not upscaled resolutions, they are native. The game is rendered at whatever resolution you set, and the framerate depends on what your PC is capable of. Thats why people spend big bucks on graphics card to get maximum image quality and framerate. Some console games are rendered around 600p and then upscaled, it is not the same for pc. Thats why the graphics look far superior. Mods are created by fans to add higher quality textures than devs add at the time of release, usually because the hardware at the time of release would not be able to handle it. This makes a lot of PC games get better with age. Hope that helped answer some of your questions.
Yeah man. PC's don't upscale anything.It's all native resolution. Up scaling isn't even an option. You want [email protected], just build a rig that can run that fast and you have it. Mods usually just add graphical effects, or sharper textures. Textures don't upscale on pc, they just display as they are, with the highest resolution available for that given texture(unless you turn down the details). Many advantages to pc. So no blurry, no jagged edges, and if you're rig is good enough no frame drops.
@bumnut Why use a monitor when you really can't tell the difference running high resolutions on a small monitor? Why not use a t.v.? When using a t.v. does a t.v. locked at 1080p hurt the overall effect of higher resolutions? What is the BEST way to view high resolution games? Please explain it would be very helpful to me and others to understand. @ VonAltbretch I'm not trolling just trying to learn from pc gamers who are open with info. You need to lighten up. Can i have an honest conversation with pc gamers without debubbling or disagrees. I'm just trying to learn something from someone who games on pc.
Actually I do use my tv. I have my rig set up with two displays, one my monitor, and the other my TV. When I want to game on the tv I just switch it over with a hotkey and game on my tv. If you set your resolution to 1920x1080, (1080p) You take advantage of every single pixel that the tv has, as the highest framerate your tv, and or graphics card can handle. I agree, he's not trolling. Just asking questions, and I'm all for helping him out. Get a grip guys. Geeze.
@ dirthurts Thank you for taking the time to answer. What would you say is better a monitor or t.v.? I only play tower defense games on pc. I usually only game on consoles. I find it very interesting to learn about pc gamers and the way they game because of all the options available.
Well it depends on what you're doing. I prefer the TV, because my TV looks much better, and that's where my surround sound is. I also like using a gamepad. However, some games just don't work or aren't compatible with gamepads. While you can configure it yourself, I will usually stick with a mouse and keyboard for many types of games. Especially like Sim, Sport, etc etc. It really depends. It's cheaper to have an amazing monitor and speakers, than an amazing tv and sound setup.
Upscaling = it simply changes one resolution SIGNAL to match the output of the TV. it does not improve quality. DVD players with upscaling capabilities are a gimmick cause any good TV comes with a upscaling chip. Why play PC Games on a monitor versus a TV? 1. Find me a TV that does 1600p native resolution. They don't exist and if they do they probably are $12,000!! 2. Eyefinity or Nvidia 3D surround allows for games to be played on 3 or 6 monitors thus making the screen larger than any TV 3. Peripheral vision is added on a multiple monitor set-up and it totally kills! PV is such an added benefit that it really increases your K/D ratio in FPS match against those without it. Also adds to the immersion and game play of racing games. 4. monitors are just better than TV's when it comes to response time which translates to lag in MP games. Resolution: PC games support whatever resolution your TV or monitor is. 1080p allows for high quality images thus requiring less AA. 4xMSAA @ 1920x1080p is a quality picture. 1600p melts your eyes...actually it really brings out a far superior picture to 1080p as far as games cause you get more detail shown in each pixel but requires a 1600p monitor and a powerful GPU. I do play PC Games on my Sony Bravia but it lacks 1600p and peripheral view!
The Flat Panel TVs out in the market only displays resolution up to 1920 x 1080p. You can buy a mid-range computer monitor with a higher resolution than that, much higher actually. But you should have the proper hardware to support those high-resolution display. A high-end graphic card is a must and some cost more than the computer itself. If you purchase an out-of-the box mid-range PC, it could display resolution in HD (1920 x 1080p). But if you want higher than that, you should be prepared to invest in a good graphic card.
@mandf I use my TV, a 1080p Panasonic plasma, for PC gaming. I personally do not care for gaming at a desk. I've got a wireless keyboard and mouse and play in my living room. I have it hooked up to a fairly nice 7.1 Marantz/ Polk Audio surround system. My front speakers alone cost more than my gaming PC (~$1500 range versus $2000 for just a pair of the front speakers). I'm more interested in the complete home theater experience with great visuals and audio, so my TV works best for me.
"Thats the problem with PC gaming, it looks nice, but thats all. " Yeah? You know that new Deus Ex game that's making the rounds, that people are absolutely raving about? It's almost identical to the first game (except for how it looks). That's right, the PC was dishing out the best of this generation's gameplay over a decade ago. It doesn't just "look nice", it's way more than that and if you were a PC gamer, you'd understand.
@NeoOmega who told you that lie? I use iCE and it works perfectly fine.
Unless you enjoy playing games the day they're released.
Lot's of nice screens in there showing decent textures, although, plenty of pretty bland ones too.
I really liked the textures in Series Sam TFE/TSE HD remakes with their new engine: http://www.pcgameshardware.... http://www.pcgameshardware.... (Great water reflection resolution) http://www.pcgameshardware.... http://www.pcgameshardware.... Texture resolution is incredibly high and detailed.
HOLY MOLY! I've always said that I'm satisfied with the level of graphics this generation. PS3, Xbox360 both have great graphics but OMG if they release a PS4 and Xbox720 titles with graphics like that, my ps3 will become a door stopper. This is like visual cocaine. One look and you're hooked. You're a buyer. Totally helpless and will pay anything.
That site doesn't work to well on a phone.
i will always say it graphics aint art style.......some of the games with arguably "THE best graphics ever" bore me to death.....
Very true, but they come in handy to show friends what your PC is capable of. Crysis = yawn GTA4 = yawn
Art style doesn't make a game any better than graphics from a technical stand point do either. I've seen some very pretty games in my time that weren't technically very good but still had a great visual style that played like crap. A game with broken mechanics or poor gameplay wrapped in a uniquely pretty shell is still a bad game, it's just easier on the eyes.
Dude that is just a crap game period.
The Doom 3 ones are impressive.
Out of the box The Witcher 2 and Metro 2033 probably have some of the best textures around
anyone know how to get those fallout 3 mods? and how do i use mods?
fallout3nexus.com Basically the go to place for Fallout 3 mods. Most mods should have a 'Read Me' file included that will walk you through the installation, but it normally involves extracting files to the 'Data' folder in your main F3 directory then either enabling them in the launcher or through the Fallout 3 mod manager.
I just skipped to the one in the screen shot....oh yes, the one before it was better though
a lot of these aren't just about the textures, it's about the shaders and the post processing. a well made material is much better than a simple texture any day. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
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