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mjr_health
04-26-2004, 05:16 AM
Whats best. Havnt tired open gl as yet. Any preferences..

mjr_health
04-26-2004, 05:16 AM
Whats best. Havnt tired open gl as yet. Any preferences..

Jenny_Lo
04-26-2004, 05:42 AM
if system is mid or lower end, open gl makes it easier to close the IL2 window if you need to do something else. But I find graphics worse

04-26-2004, 05:57 AM
The sim is native OGL.

Running in DX mode simply adds a wrapper around the OGL.

A few people, strangely, find that incurring the extra overhead of the DX wrapper actually makes things better. This is often due to incompatible video cards that misbehave under OGL.

The vast majority use OGL. It's leaner and faster without the DX wrapper.

Huxley_S
04-26-2004, 06:54 AM
"Perfect Mode" is only available when using OGL so if you want the highest quality visuals then you should be using OGL.

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MAstaKFC
04-26-2004, 09:30 AM
Hey guys, I have a Radeon 9700 Pro, running Cat 4.4's (I know, they suck for perfect). If I just want to run it on excellent, do you guys think OGL or DX is better? Any guys with 9700Pro experience can tell me? Thanks

04-26-2004, 09:42 AM
Hunter82 is our local ATI guru who may have something insightful to add...

but I've always found OGL to be superior, with three different video cards (1st gen Radeon, GF4Ti-4600, and Radeon 9800pro). All worked better in OGL and each one was better than the last.

DX does work, but it causes weird issues with icons clipping behind terrain. DX also sucks 5-10 fps and prevents the use of Perfect Mode. However that being said, if you have problems with OGL, give DX a shot. http://ubbxforums.ubi.com/infopop/emoticons/icon_smile.gif