First post, by rob8086
What are they and why do they matter?
I gather that these technologies are relied upon by older titles (specifically DirectX v3-5, pre-1998) and I understand Radeons and GeForce 6+ do not support them. Is that to say Radeons do not support DirectX/D3D v3-5? Can anyone tell me what examples of these technologies might be, what games and effects might rely on them, etc? I've got a Radeon machine and am building a GeForce machine, and I'd like to compare performance between the two using any relevant titles. The only one I know to test right now is Shadows of the Empire.
Sorry if this is a dumb question. If it's already been asked (I searched first, I promise!), kindly point me in the right direction. Thanks, all!
Edit: So if my understanding is correct, table fog is the method used for rendering fog in a plethora of older titles, dating all the way up to at least 2000's Thief II.
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