View Full Version : water 2 on ATI

02-10-2006, 03:29 AM
can somebody give me info about how water 2 is looking now with ATI cards? i read there are some changes but since i have to reinstall the merged version and i was stupid enough to borrow FB/AE to a friend i have to wait...

anyone got a screeny? http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

02-10-2006, 04:31 AM
No screens, sorry. I jsut tried it out. In clear or good weather, it looks very impressive. Much more realistic than before. It's also quite dark so it's hard to spot planes from above at times.

In cloudy weather, it doesn't look so good. Even down on the deck, it's hard to make out waves and troughs, so it becomes very difficult to guage your altitude. We don't get the nice storm and wave effects that those with PS 3.0 cards get, so even in a storm, the sea looks flat as a pancake.

It's also a frame rate killer. I have an AMD 3400+, an X800 PRO 256 MB card and 2MB of RAM and even in 2 vs fights, it seemed really choppy.

02-10-2006, 05:06 AM
got nearly the same system specs (a bit lower though - 3.2GHZ, x800 pro and 1GB ram)
too bad it kills frames http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
did they also change water 1 or is it the same?

well 2 hours to go then i have my FB back and ill be airborne till tomorrow morning, water 2 or not... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_wink.gif

thanks for the reply

02-10-2006, 06:03 AM
Water=1 is the same.

02-10-2006, 10:03 AM
No it is not flat at all.

It looks great, the waves are dependant of the weather and there is also a little white whats-the-name on top of the waves if windy.

Better the the beta dlls we had for testing performance wice.

Use perfect (openGl of course), water=2 and I think hardware shaders=1, effects=1 and forceshaders =1. Havent tested all variations.

Barton 2500+ (2400/400) and x850 xt (pe) 1 giga dual channel 3200

02-10-2006, 11:31 AM
Mine is suddenly black,it wasn´t before patch,but anyway,water 1 and even 0 is nice with perfect setting.

02-10-2006, 11:37 AM



02-10-2006, 11:50 AM
whoa!! nice screenies! http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_eek.gif
thats the new water 2?

reinstalling pf atm. then i can see for myself.... http://forums.ubi.com/groupee_common/emoticons/icon_smile.gif

02-10-2006, 12:12 PM
Yup, new water=2

02-10-2006, 02:50 PM
Ivan What # drivers are you using?

02-10-2006, 07:15 PM
Ivan, the water looks very black in your first picture. Is that with the new dlls or the old ones?

I'm rebuilding a PC and won't have FB installed until tomorrow, but it looks like the water is still too dark on ATi cards. Oceans reflect the sky...