Official Hard Reset Thread.

Discussion in 'Games, Gaming & Game-demos' started by HonoredShadow, Sep 1, 2011.

  1. Darren Hodgson

    Darren Hodgson Ancient Guru

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    Did the original have MSAA? I though it had FXAA and something called FSAA (x2 and x4), neither of which were that great. FXAA with DX11 seems to work much better but then I am playing this game at 1440p on a 25" display vs. 1200p on a 24" one so that might account for a slight improvement. The game is fun but, is it me, or does the new version look more washed out than the original? Is that because of the missing lighting and AO reported by Candyland?
     
  2. WhiteLightning

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    yeah i agree. The original looks better. What is is with these poor ass redux releases. First dead island games which have tons of bugs and now this game which looks poorer then the original.
     
  3. moab600

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    it was DX9 back when it released and had MSAA which heavily affected performance, more than it should been, at least on AMD.

    With mine 680 i played it in 3D with 2xaa ultra settings, this is one of the few games that once u play in 3D, u never go back to 2D.
     
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    Huh ... that's disappointing to read about.

    The original's just fine to play even today. I recently completed the DLC I had rage quit years ago so no rose colored glasses here. Get that on the cheap if you're interested. It goes for only $2-3 in every steam sale but never advertised.
     

  5. Undying

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    Yeah, 2-3 sec to load. I was pleasantly surprised.

    Also, new dash move (from shadow warrior) is nice. Gives a feel that your not a stationary target and i can finally try to beat the game on highest difficulty.

    As for visuals i didnt notice any downgrade (or upgrade). It looks decent while staying smooth all the time.
     
  6. Damien_Azreal

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    I replayed the original Hard Reset about a month ago. And, the only difference visually between the two... is the new physically based shader system.

    The Redux version renders metals, stone and other materials more naturally.
    Other wise, texture detail is exactly the same. Lighting, shadows, particle effects... also look the same.
    Other visual changes... the HUD is slightly smaller, and the weapon model is a bit more detailed now.
    The Redux version has a softer look to it, while the original looked slightly grainy at times.

    But, the main differences between the two are gameplay and performance.
     
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    Developer has commented on being a bug in regards to graphics, it does look worse on for me.
     
  8. Extraordinary

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    Thought they would have used DX11 for a REDUX

    Would look good in UE4
     
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  10. Undying

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    And with that video, word Redux lost its meaning.

    That framerate difference tho but for what cost.
     

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    I just installed the both of them there, might try a few hours on the original and then the redux as this is one of these games i can do that with.
     
  12. PurSpyk!!

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    Game has an odd bug if ,you remap the keys, and use the upgrade centre, you cannot get out of it. Original game never had this issue. Hope it gets fixed.
     
  13. -Tj-

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  14. LocoDiceGR

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    lol is this a joke?

    Redux is way worse imo.
     
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    For $3 USD I bought the redux.

    Loved the original release which runs fantastic @ 5k.

    Be another game to play with on my HTPC in the living room.
     

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    Witcher29 Maha Guru

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    A hard graphical reset is also done i see, what the f.u.c.k :puke2:
    I payed 3 euro for a downgrade lol.

    These things are getting normal i gues, thx to console fail race.
    No more gritty and crispyness only low-res stuf.
     
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  18. Agonist

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    For me, Redux version is smoother with freesync.
    Personally I kinda like the softer look of the new version.
    In fact, most of the redux looks cleaner to me.
    Im on an IPS ultrawide and running game on ultra ofcourse.
    Sadly no benchmark in the game like the original.
     
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    It´s not only the ssao that got dialed back, the projected shadows of objects are missing after a few meters, stuff looks blurrier at a distance, some missing light sources on scenery and the light from explosions doesn´t cast shadows on debris and objects anymore. Of course it will run better.
     
  20. Damien_Azreal

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    Flying Wild Hog have commented that it's a glitch, and will be addressed.

    Even so, the difference is very minimal. Yes, if I stop playing and nit pick the hell out of it I'm sure I could easily see the differences.
    But, I think I'd rather play the game.

    And it's in the gameplay that the Redux is better. Improved pacing and balance during fights and combat. The new dash move makes dealing with larger enemies more manageable.
     

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