Games

Finally some HDR Love

The menu options have been sitting there in the graphics menu for Counter Strike Source for months now. Just sitting there, not doing anything. Finally today valve has released the first map to actually use High Dynamic Range Lighting and I must say it looks pretty sweet. Not only does it look good but it was a remake of de_nuke, one of my old favorites (and the one my team lost the MCSL finals on by 2 rounds, err). While the map itself looks great, it appears that the gun and player materials have not been updated to work with HDR lighting. Unlike in the Lost Coast HDR demo level, the guns do not glow in the sunlight and stuff. Too bad, I hope they add that soon. Anyways, here are some pictures of the new map:

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There were other updates as well. For a list of what was changed/added check the news page.