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Wednesday, July 10, 2002

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WWII Online Updates Graphics at a Cost
6:00 AM | Daniel Meissner | Comment on this story

Cornered Rat Software has announced their intent to revamp the textures of their massively multiplayer online game, WWII Online . This will drastically improve the look and feel of the game, and is one of a long series of cosmetic enhancements that WWII Online has been undergoing. There may be a cost, however.

In updating their textures Cornered Rat may also be dropping support of 16 MB video cards. This may not happen in this update, but Cornered Rat Software states that it seems inevitable that they will drop support for 16 MB cards. Here is what the company had to say.

Already done to good extent and should be finished up soon. Ground multi textures, tree line textures, brush line textures tree blob textures, and next will be building textures for a lot them. Even the grass is going high res.

One issue, we may be dropping out older cards when we release em as they take a lot more texture memory. With cards now coming out with 128 MB of DDR RAM, holding compatibility to older 16 MB cards has to drop soon though

WWII Online has had a closed Mac beta for some time now, and recently Cornered Rat has promised an open beta for all Mac users. They also have stated that they have an agreement with a publisher for releasing a retail Macintosh version of the game.

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