[MUD-Dev] Geometric content generation

Ola Fosheim Grøstad <olag@ifi.uio.no> Ola Fosheim Grøstad <olag@ifi.uio.no>
Sat Oct 6 23:40:32 New Zealand Daylight Time 2001


Dave Rickey wrote:
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Daniel.Harman at barclayscapital.com <Daniel.Harman at barclayscapital.com>
>> From: Dave Rickey [mailto:daver at mythicentertainment.com]
 
>> I think you oversimplify. Whilst AO has the best 'screenshot'
>> graphics, it has inordinate texture management problems that make
>> it a slide show in populated areas. Perhaps when 128 meg gfx
>> cards come out it will be ok, in the mean time, its a hindrance
>> not a help.
 
> It doesn't really have "texture management issues" from what I can
> figure out, it just has too many player-wearable textures.  All
> the texture management tricks in the world can't fit 128 meg of
> texture onto a 32 meg card.

I don't know much about graphics cards, but I assume that they could
lower the resolution or substitute the textures. I assume one could
assign priorities to unloaded textures, and also lower those
priorities if a "similar" texture is already loaded. Then give
higher priority to avatars that are close to the viewpoint. *shrug*

I also like to say that I really appreciated Daniel's account. It
was interesting to read.  These contextualized discussions of how we
perceive actual games are good, especially when the accounts are
fairly rich like this one.

(Am I spamming the list yet?)

--
Ola  -  http://folk.uio.no/olag/


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