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Maxing Out Your Graphics Card With Tomb Raider Legend

Parallax And Other Lighting Effects

In the rocky outdoors level you must switch to Next Generation. The structure of the stones and plants looks much better.

In Next Generation mode the graphics benefit from global lighting. The rocks and the shadows cast by the liana are breathtakingly beautiful.

Sometimes logic is turned upside down. In this example, the rocks in normal mode shine more and the basic lighting is too dark. With Next Generation Content, the many structures and wide range of vision cause extensive fluctuations in performance.

This converse also applies to light reflexes. Without HDR rendering, objects shine a lot and the environment is not lit as well. There are more visible shadows when you activate Next Generation. The rock changes size and form depending on the mode.