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Akako tsuki
Posted - 2007.11.16 23:11:00 - [1]

I was curious to know about how the Mac client will handle the graphics upgrade comming with Trinity. I know the graphics chip in my macbook cant run DX10 when i bootcamp to windows but will the mac client somehow emulate DX10 graphics as it doenst run native on mac anyway? I'm a bit confused on how it all works ... anyone know?

Real Poison
Stormlord Battleforce
Shadow of xXDEATHXx
Posted - 2007.11.17 13:04:00 - [2]

at first trinity won't be DX10 at all.

second, trinity will not change the graphics on the mac client. you'll get the classic client with old graphics only.

so after all trinity on the mac won't change much. not before 2008 at least.

Ansa Mellior
Posted - 2007.11.18 02:41:00 - [3]

I admit I was confused on this point at first. CCP plans to add DirectX 10 at some point in the future, but everything that's being done in Trinity is being done with DX9 -- some advanced DX9 stuff, but DX9 nonetheless.

When Trinity drops, Windows users will have the choice of either "Classic" or "Premium" versions. The Premium version features the updated graphics; the Classic version sports all of the changes in game logic, but not the updated graphics.

Mac and Linux users will get the Classic version at first, so we'll benefit from all the "under the hood" improvements to EVE. And we'll get the option of getting Premium sometime in the first quarter of 2008, once TransGaming has updated the Mac and Linux software to handle the new graphics.

Akako tsuki
Posted - 2007.11.18 15:07:00 - [4]

Thank you for your reply. I just re-subscribed and was supposed to be in Rev3. I guess i will play in windows via bootcamp until the Mac client is on par with the windows one. I will log in and download and try the new builds of the Mac version of course because I want to let CCP know i am excited that they are working on it!

M. Corp
-Mostly Harmless-
Posted - 2007.11.18 15:33:00 - [5]

Premium" versions

will ppl have to pay more for this?

Deep Core Mining Inc.
Posted - 2007.11.18 16:08:00 - [6]

Originally by: Ja'kar
Premium" versions

will ppl have to pay more for this?

No; to my knowledge (someone please correct me if I am wrong) -- your client will run in classic mode initially. Then the software will figure out if you are capable (your platform/hardware) of running the upgraded content / better rendering and if so, it will initiate the upgrade process to the "premium" mode. There is no cost difference. The only difference is whether your configuration is able to run it.

Those who can run premium will get premium. Those who can't will run classic.

Posted - 2007.11.23 19:06:00 - [7]

CAn the mac client run the grfx on the test server?

Ergzay Stargazer
Posted - 2007.11.23 20:57:00 - [8]

Edited by: Ergzay Stargazer on 23/11/2007 20:57:48
OpenGL current version already has all the features DX10 does. It will just convert the DX10 features into the OpenGL ones.

Edit: Actually OpenGL had all the features before DX10 did. :P I really don't understand why people use the ugly DX10 system...

Wu Shenyi
Posted - 2007.11.24 01:48:00 - [9]

Originally by: Ergzay Stargazer
Edited by: Ergzay Stargazer on 23/11/2007 20:57:48
:P I really don't understand why people use the ugly DX10 system...

Becau$e Micro$oft command$ it!

Posted - 2007.11.24 05:27:00 - [10]

With everyone talking about whether or not you can upgrade to trinity because of hardware, I am now confused. The thing on EVE said this was to make Eve run faster. So wouldn't it mean that anyone running Eve now should be able to run it smoother once trinity hits?


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