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Old 05-03-2003, 07:11 PM   #1
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Hi, I set my shader in game to stencile and now I got this really horrible shadow effect. Heres a pic and a specs of my computer.

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Xtasy Geforce 4 Ti4600 128MB
Pentium 4 1.6
512 MB DDR SDRAM
80GB Memory
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Old 05-03-2003, 07:17 PM   #2
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I get this too when I turn on Stencil shadows [img]/forums/images/icons/confused.gif[/img]
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Old 05-03-2003, 08:21 PM   #3
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It's called self-shadowing, and it's a limitation of the Quake III technology for stencil shadows. Shadows from certain angles and certain distances will do that unfortunately.
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Old 05-03-2003, 09:35 PM   #4
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It's The Wrath of Kharmack :|
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Old 05-03-2003, 09:54 PM   #5
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Ok, hehe thanks.

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Old 05-03-2003, 10:14 PM   #6
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awwww so this is a natural game effect? and all this time I was thinking it was my graphics card
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Old 05-03-2003, 11:16 PM   #7
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I have the same card (GF4 Ti4600) as you, so perhaps it is our card. I don't see why they'd put in the option of stencil shadows if it looked like that on all graphics cards.
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Old 05-03-2003, 11:33 PM   #8
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yeah its probably the card
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Old 05-05-2003, 07:05 PM   #9
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I have a Radeon 9000 pro and have the same thing so it's not just your card.
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Old 05-06-2003, 06:06 PM   #10
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oh...nice to know its not my card at least [img]/forums/images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
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Old 12-17-2003, 04:31 PM   #11
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Just wondering, for EF1 does anyone know how to turn off shadows, considering there isn't an "advanced" graphics setting control area? Is there a console command? Thanks.
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Old 12-17-2003, 09:17 PM   #12
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put this in the console:
cg_shadows 0

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Old 12-18-2003, 08:12 PM   #13
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Yes!!! Thank you 7'o nine....I am now free of those horrible shadows!!! Thanks!
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