View Full Version : Water=2???

02-11-2006, 02:42 AM
Why did you guys change the Water=2?
I dont like it now.. Its a small repetitive pattern that you can see for a very large distance... The beautiful water and reflections are now gone...

You added ripples to all the water settings and I dont like it...

I dont mean to gripe, but it was something I really liked about the looks of this game...

other then that, the patch is nice...
Maybe add another water setting and bring the old one back..

02-12-2006, 09:31 AM
You dont have to set water=2, it is just an option. Water=0 or 1 is also nice.

Excellent instead of perfect is also nice.

But I am very happy with it http://forums.ubi.com/images/smilies/25.gif

02-13-2006, 02:57 AM
Hmm? Water=2 was FUBAR before... it showed reflections but no water surface. It also killed performance on nearly any system.

The new water=2 looks very much like water=3 but runs on pixel shaders 2.0 instead of 3.0.

Did it show something else on your screen?

02-13-2006, 10:50 PM
water = 2 before never killed my system.. I was getting an average of 70fps.. and still am..
But I loved the reflections...

Old Water = 2

Another Old Water =2

New water =2


And Another New Water = 2

i am starting to like it better.. but the older version did not effect my system at all...
I am running a fast comp.. using a 7800 GTX ACS3

02-13-2006, 11:46 PM
That's odd...

Using my 5900XT, the old water=2 looked like a slightly bluish, fogged over mirror. Sort of like your screenshots, but it had no ripples whatsoever. It must be a pixel shader thing. I still think it looks way too flat in your screenshots, though.

The new water=2 on my system also seems to look a bit better that what you posted... but it brings my computer to its knees. The blending doesn't look quite right on the shots you posted, or something --- or, more likely, I never really looked at it close enough on my machine.

But with a 7800 GTX you should have no problem with water=3, especially the new(ish) faster(ish) water=3. You might even get away with the new water=4.