10 March 2010

What the Orange Box Means To You

FAS is moving to the Orange Box engine, but what does it mean to you?

According to Naota in a post on the FAS Forums, these improvements include:
  • Phong shader masks in texture alpha channels.
  • Newer vertex lighting and prediction code.
  • Orange Box graphics settings (real-time shadows on dynamic lights, user-controlled motion blur, and improved HDR among them)
  • Steamworks compatibility (stats tracked on Steamfriends, persistent achievements, automatic updates, easy FAS downloads from the Steam store)
To see a complete list of these improves, you can check out Valve's Developer Community page.

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