New Half-Life 2 Shots [56k warning]

The official Half-Life 2 site has some sneaky, secret new shots up of the game in action. Looking good I'd say!

[url=http://half-life2.com/secret/shots/]... them out here![/url]

IMAGE(http://half-life2.com/secret/shots/HL2-airboat_small.jpg)

Looks delicious!

Doom3 comparisons will be inevitable.. so I''ll start :). It''s a lot brighter then Doom3 and less clausophobic. Those robotic spiders got nothing on Doom''s spider droids and demon spiders.

Is AA and AF turn on max in those screenshots? Also the HUD looks pretty generic especially the font. We will still have to wait and see how HL2 will turn out.

Really nice! I like the sunset in the third pic the most - it''s high time they started implementing HDR rendering.

"a7an" wrote:

Is AA and AF turn on max in those screenshots?

AA probably is, but I don''t think they have any AF enabled. Have a look at the ant lion screenshot, the grass just below the boat - with AF that would have showed much more detail.

nice..

I notice the screenshot is at 720p (1280X720) I hope that means that HL2 supports widescreen resolutions natively..

I tried with Doom 3 and while you can hack it via the .ini files its not a true widescreen game.. its stretches the POV when you play in a widescreen resolution..

Kinda dissapointing.

I tried with Doom 3 and while you can hack it via the .ini files its not a true widescreen game.. its stretches the POV when you play in a widescreen resolution..

Can''t you adjust the FOV from the ini file as well? You can do that in any other game, people will edit it to get a sort of Fisheye thing going on to see more around them. You should be able to expand your FOV to compensate so it doesn''t stretch.

The graphics are looking pretty solid, not Doom 3 level but really HL wasn''t state of the art when it was released. The sexiness was in the gameplay.

I tried with Doom 3 and while you can hack it via the .ini files its not a true widescreen game.. its stretches the POV when you play in a widescreen resolution..

I used the following settings for my widescreen lcd, seem to work ok.

seta r_customHeight ""1024""
seta r_customWidth ""1600""
seta r_mode ""-1""
seta g_fov ""100""

I tried messing with various FOV settings.. your hand and gun always look weird...very streched out.. also some of the objects seem odd.

I actually like the way it looks better than Doom3.

A 56K warning for a single pic weighing about 40kb?

"Spunior" wrote:

A 56K warning for a single pic weighing about 40kb? :P

Hey, at max data rate that''s still like 5 seconds of load time, man! Think of the children!

Doom3 in August, HL2 in September, BTV:Bloodlines in October, and WoW in November. I''m one elated gamer!