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Headlight Shadows not casting (again)

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Headlight Shadows not casting (again)
#1 Submitted: Fri, 28/10/2016 - 20:48

My Specs:

I5 - 3570k
8gb ram
GTX 760 2GB

This new version is the best looking and running, yet. With all maxed except reflections set to low (and I guess textures are toned down due to VRAM) I get mostly 60 with some dips into the 40's and 50's (getting a GTX970 in a few days so hopefully that will be 60). But, the headlights from the cars are not casting shadows onto the environment like they did in Reincarnation.

I had this issue with Reincarnation before (and made a thread about it) and the solution was to set the shadows to Low and then High during a race. Annoying , but it was at least some kind of workaround. The game was updated and the dynamics lights were present without tinkering. Nothing I do can bring the shadows back for Max Damage.

Like shooters without gore and car games without destruction (Gran Turismo uuugggh) I feel light sources that shine right through objects look really bad and make the world feel a lot less like a physical place. Especially when the feature was 100% in the engine before and there are options for it in the menu.

Were they completely removed for Max Damage? Please say no. I don't mind some dropped frames because my hardware is old and I'd like all the graphics features of the original available as I upgrade my computer over the years.

Thanks

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Submitted: Fri, 28/10/2016 - 21:19

I too do not see casted shadows from headlight. Hope it is just a bug that can be fixed. My PC is good enough to handle that.

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Submitted: Sat, 29/10/2016 - 11:10

Please report this problem on the Helpdesk. Thanks!

I'm Espyo from the Carmageddon Wiki!
I'm currently working on a fangame engine for Pikmin games.

JesusBoJangles87's picture
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Submitted: Sun, 30/10/2016 - 23:02

Ok, Just logged a Helpdesk ticket.

Thanks for the input Rigor and Espyo. I'd still like to know if this is happening to everyone or just a few of us.

I just want to say that besides this glitch the game is the best it's ever looked. I can't believe what a difference the grass, new ped models, and weather/time effects make.

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Submitted: Tue, 01/11/2016 - 12:20

Optimalisation I guess... but than it is bit unfair, when Options say "Headlights Shadows" -> ALL

And NOPE...

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Submitted: Sat, 11/02/2017 - 21:05

still no headlight shadows. i reported this problem 3 months ago but it seems devs havent even noticed it https://carmageddon.zendesk.com/hc/en-us/requests/5267

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Submitted: Sun, 12/02/2017 - 10:13

Well, maybe we will see it fixed in a new update... can we still expect new updates tho ?

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Submitted: Mon, 13/02/2017 - 12:46

hard to say. when was the last update? i really hope theyre gonna put it back because it adds a lot to the immersion. i dont want to go back to reincarnation just for the shadows.