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Bad Company 2 PC Supports Eyefinity, 3D Vision

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The PC version of Battlefield: Bad Company 2 will support 3D Vision and Eyefinity.

The official Battlefield Blog offers a few additional details about the graphics in Battlefield: Bad Company 2 for the PC. Posted by Johan Andrerson from DICE, the blog states that the game's Frostbite 1.5 engine was designed for DirectX 10 as a base, however the game will support both DirectX 9 (for those XP gamers still hanging on to the old OS) and DirectX 11.

"For everyone with the new generation of graphics card, like the AMD Radeon 5xxx series or the upcoming Nvidia Geforce 4xx, we've also added support for DirectX 11," he said "The primary uses of DX11 in Bad Company 2 is to soften all the dynamic shadows as well as to improve performance in general with a few smaller DX11 optimizations that we are using."

Anderson also said that Bad Company 2 will support up to six monitors using AMD's Eyefinity rendering mode. For Nvidia lovers, the game will support 3D Vision stereo rendering, however this will be done via a patch after the game goes retail. "We are also looking forward to trying out the upcoming multi-monitor stereo rendering: 3D Vision Surround," he added. "Expect to see & hear more about both 3D Vision and 3D Vision Surround in Bad Company 2 after the beta!"

Other bells and whistles in Bad Company 2 includes Horizon-based Ambient Occlusion for DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 cards, Field of View, highly detailed textures, and support for multiple GPUs.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 is expected to go retail on March 2, 2010.

Bad COmpany 2 Eyefinity

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    alvine , February 22, 2010 4:12 PM
    im for the 3d but do you really need eyefinity for first person shooter?
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    tanuki505 , February 22, 2010 4:18 PM
    Very cool! Will EyeInfinity work if you have 30" monitor in the middle with 2x20" monitors on the sides?
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    bin1127 , February 22, 2010 4:55 PM
    does it seem like the side monitors are stretching to fit?
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    drinkbleach , February 22, 2010 5:03 PM
    Eyefinity will lower the resolution on the 30" to match the 20", Also, you will need to have a monitor that supports/has a "Display Port" or else eyefinity wont work.
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    ordcestus , February 22, 2010 5:31 PM
    alvineim for the 3d but do you really need eyefinity for first person shooter?

    If you have ever served in the military or been in combat you wouldn't say that. A wider field of vision would be very valuable. More info = longer life
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    scione , February 22, 2010 5:50 PM
    YES! screw you COD here comes bad company
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    ALANMAN , February 22, 2010 5:59 PM
    I'm very excited, been waiting for a proper BF release for PC since BF2 came out almost 5 years ago. Eyefinity looks a little distorted at the edges, but awesome that it's supported. Hope we'll be able to tweak the FOV a little (knowing DICE tho, probably not) ;) 

    lifelesspoetSigh, why does it seem like all the games are either dx9 or dx11 when I have a dx10 card.


    Because DX10 didn't offer much of a reason to move from DX9. It's release also coincided with the release of Vista, which had pretty bad reception initially. DX11 is set to be a more true successor to DX9, however with the way it's being utilized in BF:BC2 I doubt you'll notice much difference while playing.
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    anamaniac , February 22, 2010 6:22 PM
    tanuki505Very cool! Will EyeInfinity work if you have 30" monitor in the middle with 2x20" monitors on the sides?

    If the 30" is 2560x1600, and the two 20" are 1600x1200, then yes. You'd just put the two 20" in portrait mode for (1200+2560+1200)x1600=7936000 pixels.
    I don't know about direct eyefinity support for this setup, but people have done it with other solutions.

    I had no intent of touching this game, but just maybe, I will now. =)
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    dman3k , February 22, 2010 6:43 PM
    The problem with eyefinity is that you would have to buy 3 identical monitors...
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    Ehsan w , February 22, 2010 7:47 PM
    Dx 10.... Great.
    Trees and rocks still look like crap.
    I'm not saying the game is bad..... But i'm not impressed.
    (not that the rocks in modern warfare 2 looked great)
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    scrumworks , February 22, 2010 8:14 PM
    dman3kThe problem with eyefinity is that you would have to buy 3 identical monitors...


    Not true. You can use different panels. Also in upcoming catalyst 10.3 there will be Per Display Control feature.
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    frozenlead , February 22, 2010 8:29 PM
    Trying this soon.
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    thegreathuntingdolphin , February 23, 2010 1:29 AM
    The minimum requirements on this game are high! 2.0 ghz C2D and 7800GT. (most modern games are 3+ Ghz P4 and 6800GT).

    The recommended are sick as well with Core2Quad and GTX 260/ATI 4870.

    Anytime a game recommends a quad core and a GTX 260/ATI 4870, its gonna beast to run.
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    thegreathuntingdolphin , February 23, 2010 1:37 AM
    3d vision and eyefinity are both cool. Personally, I find myself using my Eyefinity rig (3 19in dells and 2.9 ghz C2D w/ati 5750) A LOT more than my 3d Vision rig (65" DLP TV and Q6600 w/ GTX 260 SLI). It just more fun!

    Eyefinity really enhances FPS games. Having a wider field of view is a lot more useful than being able to see depth with 3d Vision in a FPS....
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    Abaddon , February 23, 2010 1:39 AM
    If only the game:
    a) Looked Better
    b) Registered hits properly

    :( 

    I've been a fan of the BF franchise for a long time but must admit I have found this installment disappointing, I'm thinking they spent too much of their budget on the consoles for an awesome pc release.
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    drksilenc , February 23, 2010 11:23 AM
    um the greathuntingdolphin what pc gamers do you know... thats more than a 5 year old system... heck i think thats like a 7 year old system good luck trying to play anything with that. i go to lan parties that have upwards of 3-4 hundred people and we usually only have like 10 or 20 people with stuff like that and thats usually little kids that got there parents hand me down computer...
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    WyomingKnott , February 23, 2010 11:49 AM
    If only this much effort and ability were put into something useful.
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    FlorinR , February 23, 2010 2:25 PM
    Quote:
    If you have ever served in the military or been in combat you wouldn't say that. A wider field of vision would be very valuable. More info = longer life


    Do you take seriously every game you play ? :) 
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    jenesuispasbavard , February 23, 2010 3:45 PM
    Now both at the same time would be nice.
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