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  1. What do you mean by that? It used to be an available and enabled-by-default option back then? And thanks a lot, this is what I was looking for. I just hope TDM get an animator so they can do the player first-person and third-person models much better, make it similar to Thief 3.
  2. Hey, I don't remember well and this could be a removed feature but, didn't TDM have a "Player Shadow" that you could enable through the console? Can't seem to find it, I can't even remember which first letter(s) it started with either. If this feature still exists, please do tell me what it is. Would be great if the Doom 3 Engine had a "Find" function.
  3. Nope, those didn't impress me either, but I can't deny it's an advancement compared to what Unreal Engine 4 had, so it's still good. Honestly, I'm more concerned in how good in performance Unreal Engine 5 will be, because a LOT of Unreal Engine 4 games I played had terrible performance, despite the fact I have an RTX 2070. My CPU does suck, rather old, it's an i7 2600k, but it can run Id Tech 7 (Doom Eternal) at 122 FPS with no drops. If you're going to tell me that it's most surely the developers' fault, they don't know how to optimize; I can't argue with that, it's true. But goddamn, I'd really love it if there was an engine that came with optimizations already done. P.S. Doesn't anybody else feel like the character is out of place compared to the boring all-brown color environment? It's a bit uncanny valley.
  4. They mention "Quixel" and I believe another was "Substance Painter". Good tools, sure, but I feel it's rather lazy how they had to use these just to make an Unreal Engine 5 tech demo.
  5. I'm not a coder so my opinion is arguably biased, but I think 32-bit is terrible. Old, faulty, limiting. It's simply not worth it anymore, it was great back in the days because, heh, 16-bit, anybody remember that? Everybody should use 64-bit and be forced to use it...Although I'm a bit of a hypocrite saying that because I hate Windows 10, yet I use it, yet I want Windows 7 back but I'm paranoid of hackers especially since I got trembled by them 9 times, 3 were successful.
  6. I wasn't impressed by Unreal Engine 5 at all. I don't see what's new to this, just more polys for the environment while keeping good performance? What about the GAME SIZE and LOADING TIMES? Then they mention something old; physics on clothing and water. Yeah, this sure is new. And I know this is a common practice...These days, sadly, but mentioning third-party tools doesn't make your engine look any good, if not worse. Why use a third-party to make something look good? Why not use the tools in the engine itself? I guess it doesn't have it, so let's not use them. I find it silly how the guy starts to talk about how the "light bugs" react to the light and that there, what was it, there are "real shadows" around the environment? And man, this is the worst Tech Demo to show. Just look at the colours, it's brown brown brown, which is not bad BUT if you want to give an impression, you should use a lot more colours. Why not a Desert City, that shares a border with a beautiful green oasis and its skyline is an orange-purple? Maybe I'm just an asshole, I demand more and too much, I want "perfection" and UE5 is very good right now. I'm not sure, but I'm very disappointed in today's videogame industry. Like I said in another thread, Doom Eternal is great, the engine is AMAZING, but the game was rather dull after you finish it one time.
  7. This is the best engine I've seen in 2020, the game is good too but...Not replayable at all, sadly. Guess it's part of the "new games" these days; All fun, not replayability. I'm just glad I still enjoy the old Doom and Thief.
  8. I'd love to see Kurshok-alikes in The Dark Mod myself.
  9. SSAO is ugly, but it's an option that anybody can toggle so I have no problem with people who want or don't want it. Still, what really bothers me is that SSAO is not a "cure all" for...Light where there shouldn't be, it's a very ugly and always badly calibrated/inaccurate method. The best thing would be to just make everything have shadow-emitting lighting, a game called "Exanima" has this kind of function, no SSAO is present yet you don't see "overly lit areas". I just hope that with SSAO implemented there can also be MXAO, HDAO and even HBAO.
  10. Ray Tracing is just a failed SSAO trying its best to hide from its actual absolute ugliness. I know I'm being an absolute strawman, this is just a satire. My problem with Ray Tracing is that, as some people mentioned here, it is not even new at all (It was known as far as in 2012) and it only is so because Nvidia supposedly found ways to make it run fast on their VGAs...I don't get it, people nowadays enjoy more than 120 FPS, some are zealots when it comes to 144hz, maybe they're right, maybe they're senile, but honestly; all zealotry is bullshit. (To elaborate, the RTX 2070 can't even run RTX at stable 60 FPS, it flunctuates between 54 if lucky to as low as 15, same with the RTX 2080) Ray-Tracing is not a bad thing, it's GREAT, but for now, it's THE WORST. Yet again just like some of you said, we oughta wait way more years than just one to finally see a difference and it becoming standard issue. By the way, I own an RTX 2070 myself, it was cheaper than a GTX 1080 so I just went for it If you TDM boys are this crazy to try adding Ray-Tracing into TDM, do tell me.
  11. ...I don't believe. it I'm very curious, can you perhaps PM me links to those? Good, that's what EVERY person in the world should expect, nothing but a random response. Sadly most people just want to live in some weird fantasy where everyone is...Equal. And by that, I mean way too equal, they're clones. I hate that, I want extreme diversity instead. I surely did miscomprehend "shutting down emotionally" and I'll even miscomprehend my own, but I'll just say it as is. Emotions, whatever they are, I find them pointless. We can talk about personal problems without emotions, all will happen is that it simply will not be "emotional" as it commonly is. One can easily talk about crazy shit like a rape, sexual assault or the like and just feel "numb", but understand. Problem is...Some people accuse you of psychopathy about it. Why can't we respect the fact some people are stoic, incapable of empathy but NOT because of psychopathy and the like? Sorry, I did a minor rant, but it kinda is related; I feel like this person who just went to self-censor herself is that kind of person; whoever "challenges" her means it's not an individual with his/her own ideas, thoughts and base but some stereotype like an "alt-right" or a "nazi". Heh, quoteth for truth matey. It's what I always say; "In the end, you must laugh at the face of danger or death."
  12. Isn't there a way to see the non-deleted posts back, anyway? Like the Wayback Machine or so, although it's not like it always works 24/7. Still, her deleting her comments for no reason at all is just...Pathetic. I'm sorry to say, but I feel deeply empathetically ashamed of this person. I really do hope she calms the fuck down and stops being too emotional as well as hypocritical with her "nuking posts".
  13. This is fucked up. First of all, a rather vague explanation about the "alt-right", might as well be an unsolvable riddle. Not everybody here knows what that is. Second, did you just went on a rampage to pseudo-delete your comments? You just performed censorship on yourself. To me, you're more an unaware hypocrite than somebody with an actual cause, which I'm very sure that's what you wanted to be looked as. Just like New Horizon said, you're merely jumping to conclusions instead of trying to understand people, let alone doing anything with them other than pin-point accusations of, what, some kind of internet joke word "alt-right"? P.S. If you really think TDM developers are that "bad", just know that Springheel explicitly mentioned how a ban is a very extreme measure here. To me, that actually means a lot, I'm sure many of you understand why. ...It's because banning somebody in TDM is an extreme measure, not a common sight unlike in many other forums.
  14. You know, a SCP from the way past, with added low fantasy to it, is actually a very damn good idea. And by SCP I mean the whole company itself, not just one SCP or a number and the like.
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