First of all my discontent might be caused by my monitor or graphics card so if the problems here sound unfamiliar the disregard the entire post.
I downloaded the Invasion 1944 mod recently and noticed that night-time missions without night vision goggles look very bad for a military sim.
First, contrast at night is terribly high - I can easily spot targets hundreds of meters away because ground texture is way lighter than soldiers/cars/whatever. I tried decreasing my monitor's contrast and played around with the brightness and gamma settings but wasn't still fully satisfied.
My second problem is the overall darkness during night. In real life, even in winter you can still see pretty well to some distance once your eyes get used to the lack of light. When I messed around in the editor last night I couldn't see my gun or the grass in front of me even in the middle of summer.
Enough of ranting; my point is that missions in bad lighting conditions would be amazing if the engine could make them immersive enough. I've been thinking of making brightness/contrast dependent of time and date but I don't know if that would do the trick.
Just please remake the game with your new engine ...
Rocket launcher kills a tank but not a helicopter on the ground .... what a big joke.
acutally in winter at night, you can see alot better cause of snow (and maybe becuase of something else)
basically i more missing decent lighting from OFP:R in Arma2 :[
cute skies, sun, sun effects[those who never played OFP, maybe played Stalker games 2 get what i mean], even stars, comets.
ie, FAIR light, where you believe in what you see.
thats why i ALWAYS turn on volumetric clouds on servers i install/manage :P
also kinda await use of Directx11 by BIS, unlimited anymore to two-streams/back-ends, like previous API revisions and thus - extremely scalable per/CPU-cores.
BIS also can adopt OpenGL/OpenCL optional renderer too["unsuported(yet option", huh ?], sooner, cause Intel moves to OpenCL too.
pp shader, i guess.
heated air[from used gun or environment objects], and trembling visual chiling effect in different one.
basically its better use for GPU shaders than extra-AA/Bloom/USM, like done in [somewhat interesting in other aspects]Crysis2.
combined with amBX (https://www.ambx.com/wiki/Main_Page http://www.microlp.co.uk/amBX/ https://www.facebook.com/amBX.1 ) support to control lightning/airflow/vibration/etc environmental stuff put WAY more immersion into Arma2 or VBS2.
Last edited by BasileyOne; Jul 29 2012 at 20:46.
Hi everyone! Yes, I don't read the whole 72 pages of text and maybe it is already written by someone here. But as it has no progress, I decide to write it:
Graphics in ArmA 2 is great and even if it runs on DX9 it can compete with many curr-gen games except 1 very "visible" disadvantage:
Only Sun casts the shadows!
No other lights do that even with buildings and other big objects, and this is looking very queerly.
I think engine can do that (the Sun can, why other lights can't?) correct me, if I wrong. And this "feature" will make the game much more authentic and beautiful.
Ha-ha! ) While I writing the reply, BasileyOne already wrote about fair lighting )
There won't be any improvements on this part of the engine for A2/OA though
As far as I see it it's because BIS will either have to do everything or do only sun/moon. Imagine a scene where a car is a lightsource and 3 guys exit it and turn on flashlights. You can't just draw shadows from one flashlight and ignore the other lightsources because it will look even worse (your flashlight will make some wall/barrel/car cast shadows, but other flashlights will just penetrate through it). How many PCs will handle so many real-time shadow calculations at once?Originally Posted by Samurai
Of course other games like L4D2 and BF3 have a compromise of rendering only player's flashlight and everybody else just have a graphic of it shining (but not casting any light) or limiting number of light sources (like Killing Floor which turns your flashlight off if somebody else is trying to turn a 5th one on) - but it won't work in a game like ArmA where you must see what everybody else sees.
Last edited by metalcraze; Dec 17 2012 at 01:06.
Fix AI in ArmA3
AI knows enemy position at all times, no matter what (incl. video) || AI reflexes are extremely bad in CQB (incl. video) || AI can't see enemies being lit by light at night
Fix realism issues with ArmA3
Sprinting is too fast and instantaneous || It takes 0.1 sec to pull a pin and throw a grenade || The sun is not dangerous (this is NOT for A2 HDR, it's for A1/A2 sun visual) || floating camera when rolling and aiming
I´d like that
This game badly needs PhysX. It would help a lot in firefight situations. Offload the CPU and SLI systems are a win.