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Saturday, November 20, 2004

Half-Life 2 on Older Vid Cards

Anandtech ran a whole slew of benchmarks, playing Half-Life 2 on older video cards using the DirectX 7, 8, and 9 renderers. GeForceFX cards shouldn't even bother with the DirectX 9 renderer, but the DirectX 8 renderer works great. All you really lose is some of the cooler water effects. The DirectX 7 renderer makes the game nicely playable even with a GeForce4 MX. It doesn't look as good as the other renderers, but it works. Valve seem to have done an excellent job making this game scalable.

DOOM3 Expansion Info

Someone on the PlanetDoom forums posted some information on the DOOM3 expansion from the latest issue of Computer Gaming World. It's the second post down on that page. I hope the expansion lets you take care of some "unfinished business" that you have at the end of DOOM3.

Friday, November 19, 2004

Thin(ner) CRTs Soon?

LG and Samsung are working on new thinner CRT screens. They aren't as thin as LCD or plasma, but they will have the higher quality CRT picture. Thin monitors are just too expensive right now and too limiting. A thinner CRT would be just what the doctor ordered. No matter what, more competing technologies means lower prices across the board. You don't have to be a CPA to know that that's A Good Thing. Thanks Slashdot.

The Master comments: We just updated our MIS PCs at work, and I tried out a flat-panel LCD monitor for the first time. It was a 19" high-end model, but I couldn't run it in a native resolution (I am visually limited to using lower resolutions) and it was AWFUL at lower res. I'm not sure I will ever be able to use anything other than a CRT, so I sure hope someone keeps making them.

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