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Seeing 16-bit colour in the 2.08 beta made think of the retro aesthetic some games are going for, like Gloomwood. What would Darkmod with a retro aesthetic look like?




Screenshots: https://imgur.com/a/jqt2trc

I used these settings (and one shot with low res for comparison,😞

seta image_downSize "1"
seta image_downSizeLimit "64"

seta image_downSizeBump "1"
seta image_downSizeBumpLimit "64"

seta image_downSizeSpecular "1"
seta image_downSizeSpecularLimit "64"

seta image_filter "GL_NEAREST_MIPMAP_NEAREST"

seta r_fboColorBits "16"

These don't look half-bad and I wonder how much work taking this to fruition would entail? It seems the textures just need to be rescaled consistently and objects and models need to be made more low-poly. Could r_fboColorBits support 8?

Maybe I got rose-tinted glasses on but I just think it would be cool :D



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7 hours ago, lowenz said:

There was already a thread about this topic or something like that.


1 hour ago, chakkman said:

What's the point of this retro look? I don't get it.

Not meant offensively, it's just that I'm wondering what the appeal ist. Artistic charme? Minecraft appeal?

Indeed, this tweaking is not done just for the lulz. Yes, in lulz we trust of course.


But it also helps people run the game on potato computers.



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My appeal to it is that it looks smooth and clear.
Like i can feel the depth now.

I would love to see more but i fear its a dead end.
The geometry in the newer missions is already so detailed that it could be useless to turn down just the textures.

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for old textures and the retro feel, prefer thief 2. but i love to see and play old missions for TDM 1.0 (or older) in 2.08 and future versions. . 

see another topic about downsizing textures for a retro look. 



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