question about game resolution

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what is the different between all the various resolutions of the same
size, but different speed? for example, there are many 1024x768, but
they all have different speeds listed after them....does this change much?

also, what do the different texture packs do?
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  1. Archived from groups: alt.games.neverwinter-nights (More info?)

    John Salerno wrote:

    > what is the different between all the various resolutions of the same
    > size, but different speed? for example, there are many 1024x768, but
    > they all have different speeds listed after them....does this change much?

    That's the refresh rate for your monitor, i.e. how many times per cycle
    the monitor "re-draws" the picture. The higher the refresh rate, the
    less likely you are to notice any flicker as the image is refreshed.
    However, your monitor/video card must be capable of handling the
    resolution/refresh rate listed or you'll get a badly messed up screen.
    Check your monitor documentation to see what refresh rates it can handle
    at each resolution and make sure your video card is the same.

    Or, use the Advanced properties of your display settings dialogue to see
    what refresh rate your monitor is currently using and set NWN to use the
    same.


    > also, what do the different texture packs do?

    Increase the resolution of textures. In order to use a specific texture
    pack, your video card must have the listed amount of RAM. So, for the
    64-meg texture pack, your video card must have 64 MB of RAM. The higher
    the quality of the texture pack, the more "real" in-game items look.
    (Wood looks more like real wood, stone looks more like real stone, etc.)
    --
    Barry Scott Will
    Pyric RPG Publications
    http://www.pyric.com/

    If you insist on emailing me, remove all the **JUNK** first
  2. Archived from groups: alt.games.neverwinter-nights (More info?)

    On Tue, 04 May 2004 20:18:20 GMT, Barry Scott Will wrote:

    > John Salerno wrote:
    >
    >> what is the different between all the various resolutions of the same
    >> size, but different speed? for example, there are many 1024x768, but
    >> they all have different speeds listed after them....does this change much?
    >
    > That's the refresh rate for your monitor, i.e. how many times per cycle
    > the monitor "re-draws" the picture. The higher the refresh rate, the
    > less likely you are to notice any flicker as the image is refreshed.

    Specifically, most people find that 75 Hz is the appropriate setting --
    they see no flickering. Some people are more sensitive for some reason, and
    need a setting of 85 Hz. Anything lower than 75 Hz may be bad for your eyes
    and/or give you headaches even if you're not consciously seeing any
    flicker, so I would recommend that as a minimum refresh rate to anybody
    (not only for games! the refresh can be set in the Monitor properties
    control panel in Windows). LCD screens have no refresh, so this is
    irrelevant.

    > However, your monitor/video card must be capable of handling the
    > resolution/refresh rate listed or you'll get a badly messed up screen.
    > Check your monitor documentation to see what refresh rates it can handle
    > at each resolution and make sure your video card is the same.
    >
    > Or, use the Advanced properties of your display settings dialogue to see
    > what refresh rate your monitor is currently using and set NWN to use the
    > same.

    --
    Anna Mazzoldi <http://www.livejournal.com/users/aynathie/>

    A conclusion is the place where you get tired
    of thinking. (Arthur Bloch)
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    Anna Mazzoldi wrote:

    > LCD screens have no refresh, so this is
    > irrelevant.

    I have a laptop, so this setting doesn't matter?
  4. Archived from groups: alt.games.neverwinter-nights (More info?)

    On Fri, 07 May 2004 13:22:36 -0400, John Salerno wrote:

    > Anna Mazzoldi wrote:
    >
    >> LCD screens have no refresh, so this is
    >> irrelevant.
    >
    > I have a laptop, so this setting doesn't matter?

    I would assume it doesn't matter, so you can choose any refresh rate you
    want for the resolution you like and it will make no difference.

    (I may be wrong though. I'm not a real expert, I only play one on
    Internet...)
    --
    Anna Mazzoldi <http://www.livejournal.com/users/aynathie/>

    "The problem with defending the purity of the English language
    is that English is about as pure as a cribhouse whore. We don't
    just borrow words; on occasion, English has pursued other
    languages down alleyways to beat them unconscious and rifle
    their pockets for new vocabulary."
    -- James Nicoll, rasfw
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