on April 10, 2001 by Thomas
The colour depth which Gore uses is determined by your Desktop colour depth. Right click on the Desktop, select Properties, then the Settings tab. You can change your Colour depth setting here. Select High color (16 bit) for optimal performance, but reduced visual quality (More apparent banding) or True Color (32 bit) for best visual quality (Less apparent banding), although performance will be reduced – especially on older graphics cards.
By default Gore uses Opengl32.dll as the OpenGL renderer. Although depending on the graphics card you have installed this may not be the correct one to use. Open the Settings folder in the directory where Gore is installed, e.g. D:\GoreTest\Settings. Right click on client_system.cfg & select Open With. Use Notepad to open it. The following settings are available in this file;
driver x. x defaults to opengl32, if you own a 3dfx graphics card this should be changed to 3dfxogl.
fullscreen x. When x is set to 1 Gore will be displayed in fullscreen mode, when set to 0 it will be displayed windowed. You should leave this set to 1 if you intend to play Gore with a 3D graphics card.
Load Gore & select the System tab.
available are Lowset, Low, Medium,
Normal & Double. The higher
this setting the sharper textures in the game will appear, although
performance can be lowered (Especially on low memory graphics cards).
The lower the setting the more blurred textures will appear in the game. Selecting a lower
setting can improve performance on graphics cards with low video memory.
Resolution. Selecting a lower setting can improve performance & maintain a stable, higher frame rate. Although higher resolutions will look better (sharper & less jagged), they generally run
On graphics card which support Anti-Aliasing e.g., Geforce 2, you should enable this for improved visual quality. The shots below illustrate the effects of Anti-Aliasing (Click on the images for a Full screen version). This will eliminate image artifacts such as jagged edges, texture shimmering & so on.
bit. No FSAA
bit. X4 FSAA
Make sure to take a look at the TNT/GeForce, Voodoo3 or Voodoo4/5 Tweak guide for information on how to optimize the performance/visual quality of those cards. These may help you improve image quality/performance even further than in-game tweaks can.