I have an X1900XTX. Doesn't this game support 1.1 or something as a fallback though? Chaos Theory did and 2.0 support was later also added in with a patch. CT actually looks quite good even on 1.1, although not comparable to the 3.0 mode.
I've heard that the first level of Double Agent is boring and the rest of the game is excellent. CT was overall one of the best games I've played in years, so I'm expecting a lot from this.
nope, shader 3 support only, i've toured around several forums, a lot of people are rather irate over it.
me, i haveta fork out some dough for a radeon x1600 agp.. unfortunately, i haveta wait for another week or so to order it, then however long enough to have it delivered.
That is quite lame. That X1600 would actually be a downgrade for you in every way except for the SM3 support.
It would normally be a very bad business move to only allow SM3 cards at this point, but I suppose they can count on making up for it with lots of sales from the 360 verson. I guess the consoles are where the developers' efforts are being concentrated and the PC users are getting the shaft, as was the case with Chaos Theory and its broken co-op mode on the PC.
currently in use in my system, is a radeon 850xt, i might go the nvidia path, but considering that the 1650xt i have my eyeball is under $250AUD, i figure that it'd be bang for buck.
i guess my only crime is that i forgot my card is shader 2 only, (well, shader models 2.0a & 2.0b according to ati), it's not like most casual PC users would know what the hell shader models are.
hell, just looking at the forums(ubisoft's), there's at least a dozen threads looking for workaround to the shader issue, or demanding a patch that allows shader 2 functionality, and an equal number of immature idiots insulting those people to the ground.
yeah, DeepBlue, the PC version is a complete port of the 360 version, i know... however, this does me little or no good, as i'm not about to fork out more money for a game, that albeit i can't run right now, i already have, to play on a console..
the card i'm getting, will be the last piece of hardware this PC will see, as it will hit its "wall" so to speak..
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might get this one, though, nice card, a little pricier.