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Checking The Findings With The Game Aquanox-2-Revelation

Aquamark3: Accurate Benchmarking for Old and New (DirectX9) Apps?
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Since AquaMark 3 is based on the game Aquanox 2, it was our next step to check if the driver bugs also occur in the game - which sounds logical if some features are broken in the drivers.

It's impossible to capture exactly the same frames in the game or to find exactly the same situation in the trees of plants again in the huge outdoor areas of the game so please don't wonder about the difference. First the missing lighting of v45.23:


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You can see that the lighting is also missing in the game itself. With v45.23, there's no lighting on the stones and on the plants.

The missing shadows with v45.23:

The image shown here is compressed and therefore somewhat misleading. Click on the image in order to get an lossless PNG image.

The driver v45.23 does not render the shadows from objects with AquaMark 3, but it renders them in Aquanox 2. We'll talk with Massive to find out if they changed something in the shadows for AquaMark 3.

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