What am I missing with volumetric stencil shadows?

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What am I missing with volumetric stencil shadows?

Postby Red_5 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 2:24 am

I've set -use_shaders 1, shadows to "high" and render and image quality to "highest" but still get the nasty hard edge shadows. Is my graphics card to blame? Intel HD3000... (Honestly I wouldn't be surprised if it was).
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Re: What am I missing with volumetric stencil shadows?

Postby Sykes » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:41 am

I don't think so. I haven't used shadows recently, but I turned them off a long time ago because they didn't look pretty, imo. I think they, by nature, are like that.
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Re: What am I missing with volumetric stencil shadows?

Postby Red_5 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 4:52 am

The faded-edge shadows seen in Karx's worklog look fantastic... I just don't know how to get them to work.
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Re: What am I missing with volumetric stencil shadows?

Postby Sykes » Thu Mar 15, 2012 5:02 am

Oh, I'm out of the loop on that. It's been a while since I've messed with the shadows. I should check it out.
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Re: What am I missing with volumetric stencil shadows?

Postby karx11erx » Thu Mar 15, 2012 8:04 am

Effect options + glow.
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Re: What am I missing with volumetric stencil shadows?

Postby Red_5 » Thu Mar 15, 2012 3:34 pm

Turned glow on. Now instead of never working it only works about once every five tries, and makes the game unplayably choppy when it does work...

I blame the Intel HD3000. The one complaint I have about this MacBook is the graphics card.
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