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    This week's questions come from our programming team. Let me stress that this is for information purposes only.

    There's been some talk recently internally about ways to improve the visual quality of Istaria and one of the items that was brought up was our support of non-ATI / nVidia cards (basically, that we support Intel video cards). When players make mention of the visual quality of a game, particle and shader effects have a very large part of perceived visual impact. If we focused shader effects towards nVidia and ATI cards (and no longer tried to support basic Intel cards), we could raise the bar for visual quality, since we could take advantage of all the higher end rendering effects. While we're not really considering going in this direction, it sparked the question - how many people actually use an Intel video card and does it make sense to put development effort into those special effects?

    What type of video card do you have?
    Intel
    nVidia
    ATI
    Other
    Unknown

    If Istaria no longer supported Intel video cards for special effects, would you upgrade your video card to see the special effects?
    yes
    no
    undecided
    N/A
    Last edited by Velea; August 31st, 2010 at 01:51 PM. Reason: (Edited to add the last option: Not Applicable)

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    Nvidia 9800 GT
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    I run an ATI 5870, and will be marginally unphased by the removal of intel support, my laptops (I don't even use for Istaria) even have quality, modern cards as well.

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    nVidia

    I don't think I'd notice if you no longer supported Intel video cards.
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    nVidia 8800 GTX for me

    N/A for me as well.

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    Main desktop - nvidia Geforce GTX 260
    Main Laptop - nvidia geforce 8600 gs
    Other desktop - Nvidia card
    Other laptop - ATI Card

    so a mix but mainly nvidia

    don't use intel cards/graphics so irelevant to me
    Last edited by aegor; August 31st, 2010 at 01:58 PM. Reason: added mentioon of intel graphics

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    nVIDIA gtx480

    Don't care about Intel onboard graphics.

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    ati radion visiontech x1300 256 meg

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    NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT

    Not concerned about Intel
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    I use Nvidia myself, and so too do the family members of mine who play with me in istaria.

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    I *think* mine is ATI. I get lost in the hardware list... :-/
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    same, NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT

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    Radeon HD 4350 50$:P
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    Desktop nVidia 7600 GT
    Laptop ATI HD 12xx
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    Nvidia GeForce 9300M G

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    Dual Nvidia Geforce 9800GTXs

    N/a on the intel - wouldn't effect me either way. Though if it did effect me no I would not purchase a new video card just for Istaria. Cards get upgraded for two reasons 1-they died or 2-my video card just can't handle any of the new games (so once every 4-5 years).

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    Hardware:
    Desktop Linux: Nvidia GF7100 (yup, onboard)
    Desktop Windows: Nvidia GF 7950GT; sometimes an Nvidia GF 9800GT
    Laptop 1: Intel 945gm
    Laptop 2: Intel GMA 950

    Would I upgrade?
    N/A (laptop video can't be upgraded... and I like battery life measured in hours, thank you very much! :p)
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    Nvidia 9800 GT

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    I have an Nvidia Geforce 9800 GT

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    On the desktop: NVIDIA GeForce 6800XT

    On our 3 laptops: NVIDIA GeForce 9600M GT
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