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10-09-2001, 09:21 PM
hello all, me benjie again. Ive seen lots of pics which are just wonderful! They look so lifelike. My question is, the larger in resolution u go, say from 800x600 to 1024xwhatever, will the detail be greater? Or does it matter mostly just on the video card? Im not really good at hardware crap so any help is appreciated.
10-09-2001, 10:44 PM
Yeah, you pretty much got it. The resolution is how many pixels the computer crams onto the screen. 800x600 is 800 pixels wide by 600 pixels high. Therefore, when you get into 1600x1200 resolution, you're cramming a lot of pixels onto the screen, and thus the slower performance.
Hope this helps,
10-09-2001, 11:19 PM
Of course, higher resolution really means better image quality more than how much "eye candy" there actually is on the screen. For example, the lower the resolution, the "blockier" the images. The higher you go in resolution, the rounder cicles will be and the straiter lines will be - as opposed to a circle or line made up of many small blocks (pixils) in a relatively low resolution.
What a good res is is ussually a matter of opinion. Like argueman said, high resolutions will yield lower framerates, but if your pc is good enouph, high res is good, even though you will not see any extra scenery objects and such. In FS2000, I keep mine around 1024 X something, I think 800 X 600 is far too low.
A good video card will offer all around good framerates (assuming the rest of your PC is up to par). Its up to the user to distribute those frames among scenery detail and resolution - depending on the user's personal preferences.
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