JohnnyTheWolf - Qc Jan 18, 2014 @ 1:07pm
Polymer without Hi-Res Textures?
I really like the new lighting effects that come with Polymer as well as the high-resolution art (e.g. HUD, menu), but the 3d models and HD textures don't look all that good and worst of all cause performance drops.

Is there a way to play with the latters disabled?
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Azatoth Jan 18, 2014 @ 2:32pm 
That would require writing a custom .def file to load HUD and menu sprites only unless anyone knows how to disable HRP textures while leaving said sprites in-game.

I highly suggest you try the latest SVN build here[dukeworld.duke4.net]. Apparently, there has been several changes to optimize Polymer and I can now finally play on my native resolution (1080p instead of 720p before) and without having to use Polymer models.
Last edited by Azatoth; Jan 18, 2014 @ 2:38pm
Hendricks266 Jan 18, 2014 @ 3:41pm 
By default, EDuke32 (including Polymer) uses only the original game art. The HRP is a mod that normally you have to download and install separately. It's definitely possible to not use the HRP. Either remove the HRP, or in Renderer Options disable models and textures.
JohnnyTheWolf - Qc Jan 18, 2014 @ 8:01pm 
Pardon my noobness, but what's a SVN build?

Anyway, I think I'm onto something now: I started EDuke32 with the autoload unchecked, which somehow allows me to play with the new lighting effects. However, everything else (HD art, sprites, textures) is disabled. Not exactly sure why that is nor if the game's not going to crash on me after a while.
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JohnnyTheWolf - Qc Jan 21, 2014 @ 4:52am 
Thanks! What do I have to edit in textures.def?
Hendricks266 Jan 21, 2014 @ 12:28pm 
You're probably better off editing duke3d_hrp_polymer.def. Insert "// " at the beginning of these lines:

include highres/sprites.def
include highres/textures.def

so that it looks like this:

// include highres/sprites.def
// include highres/textures.def
Last edited by Hendricks266; Jan 21, 2014 @ 12:28pm
JohnnyTheWolf - Qc Jan 21, 2014 @ 3:13pm 
Easier than I thought. Thanks again!
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