Construct Shader Demo - beta

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Post » Mon Mar 17, 2008 2:08 am

I've come up with a new demo for the demos section of the site. Let me know what you think, if you have any suggestions, how it runs for you etc (it's the most graphically intensive demo), critique, bugs etc:

Edit: updated
www.scirra.com/files/raindemorc.zip

I'm hoping to make this the definitive demo file for Construct because it shows off a lot of the rendering capabilities, so feel free to nitpick!

Cheers!
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Post » Mon Mar 17, 2008 3:11 am

That's just cool as can be.

At its most intensive, I get no less than 30fps - and keep in mind I'm running on a Radeon X600m (the gimped laptop kind, not the regular one). The only card I've seen lower in laptops is the X200m, so even all these shaders run very nicely across a large number of mid-range consumer notebooks.

The zoom feature seems to be a little.. jagged. Perhaps adjusting in exponential increments would smooth things out. The greater the change in required zoom, the faster the effect. It would help in situations where small changes in zoom are currently causing the screen to jiggle.
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Post » Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:03 am

Runs perfectly on:
Intel Celeron M 1.86GHz
Intel 945GM Express
502MB RAM
Windows Vista Home Basic

I clock in around 50-60 FPS when just idling.

I hope you don't mind me stealing that rain effect :o
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Post » Mon Mar 17, 2008 4:33 am

I suppose those framerates aren't bad for lower end cards. My 8800 GT can crank out 300FPS+, I was wondering what other systems would manage!

What shader model do those cards support? The demo tells you at the start. You need 1.4 for the water ripples to show up!
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Post » Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:20 am

My X600m supports ps2.0, surprisingly. It's been rather future-proof until just recently. You and your 8800, psh! Hahaha.

I guess it's time for me to upgrade.
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Post » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:03 am

Yeah, 2.0.
2.0, not 2.a, unfortunately.
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Post » Mon Mar 17, 2008 7:59 am

Runs at 60+-2 fps

PentiumD 2,67GHz
Radeon x1600 pro
2048 MB DDR2 Ram
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Post » Tue Mar 18, 2008 2:51 am

Looks really nice...

Runs at a constant 40-42 FPS here (45-48 Fullscreen'd) (according to FRAPS), and no less.

2.0GHz Core 2 Duo
ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
1GB RAM
XP Pro


This could really be a great demo of the features of Construct...

No real suggestions right now, but if I come up with any, I'll let you know...
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Post » Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:09 am

Interesting, I've been looking up the specs for those cards and they only tend to have a couple of pixel shader processors (4 for the X1400 for example). The 8800GT has 112 (!), so I guess that's the main deciding factor in performance for games heavy on shaders!
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Post » Tue Mar 18, 2008 3:24 am

That explains why the 8800GT gives me such a raging hardon. :P

Oh well, I'm getting one for my birthday in June, along with a Q6600 and 3Gb of 800MHz DDR2 RAM and all other associated paraphernalia (like the case, hard drives, cables, mouse, keyboard, 1280x1024 monitor, speakers, headphones, motherboard, etc. a whole new rig - even a new table!)
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