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Saturday, September 18, 2010

Starcraft II + Strategic Zoom

Got the idea from a Team Liquid forum post on what would happen if Starcraft II had strategic zoom like Supreme Commander did.

I have four words to say about it: It lags. A lot. Framerate drops rapidly as you approach viewing the entire map, since the game doesn't reduce the quality of the textures when you zoom out that far. (Tested on a Nvidia 9800GT on a 2.66 Ghz Core2Duo on Medium quality)

NOTE 2: Some graphics cards will not render the ground at too far a distance, so it's not really practical.