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Discussion in 'Games' started by DarqueMist, Feb 16, 2003.

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  1. DarqueMist

    DarqueMist Thread Starter

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    I've been noticing the system requirements for some games requires a T and L capable graphics card. I know about openGL and 3D but what is T and L and how can I find out if my card supports it? I have a radeon VE DDR 64meg if anyone knows anything about them.
     
  2. xXTiKiXx

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    When you try and connect does it say YOU need T and L ? Because your Radeon card should be able to support it..
     
  3. DarqueMist

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    I don't know, I haven't actually bought a game requiring it because I wasn't sure if my card supported it not knowing what it is. However, I do know my adapter has trouble with openGL (and yes I know it should support it but I'm having driver issues with the radeon / WinXp combo i have in my comp)
     
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    Hi

    T & L is Tranformation and Lighting, I don't know alot about it, but my impression is that it's a special effects engine that adds realism to the 3D environment.

    Unfortunately T&L was not included in the Radeon VE. That doesn't necessarily mean you can't play games that use T&L (I think), you just won't get the visual effects intended by the designers.
     
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    Thank you, I knew I was on the back edge of graphics technology with the Radeon VE thats why I've been hesitant to buy any games listing T&L in their requirements. But until I can afford better it's what I'm stuck with. If I find one I want to play enough I may try renting to see what happens.
     
  6. RT

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    You're welcome for the bad news;)

    I know what you mean, a video card can be one of the most smack-your-head-pounding, wallet-squeezing, timing-oriented decisions...
    you know, just like buying a whole new computer :D

    You can never hope to be on top all the time and get good sleep, too, - things just change too fast (unless you are independently wealthy).

    But there is generally a decent card floating around that has been recently replaced with the next (expensive) generation that can still hold up for some time.
    Depending on your budget, up to and slightly less than $100 ($60-$80) will get you going (at least for the next 6 months or so
    ;) )

    The adage "You get what you pay for" remains true, the trick is to get the most bang for the buck. I don't wish to give the idea that you have to spend a lot, just do a bit of research, and check
    Pricewatch, and then, my friend, you won't have the TIME to play games!:D
     
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