Wasteland 2 Saturation Option Screenshots

Discussion in 'NMA News and Information' started by Brother None, Aug 8, 2012.

  1. Brother None

    Brother None This ghoul has seen it all
    Staff Member Admin Orderite

    Apr 3, 2003
    inXile has posted a trio of screenshots showing the same scene as the first screenshot but with different levels of saturation and types of post-processing. A poll is up in that thread asking the community which look has the general preference.<blockquote>In this example the screen shot is taken in the late afternoon. The lighting is set up to be warm, but not too harsh, and the shadows are long. Knowing that you can customize the graphics to a wide range of different saturation levels, we want to know what setting our community thinks should be the default setting. “Option A” shows the scene as it was originally presented, with no post process filter doing any desaturation. “Option B” shows some filtering and “Option C” shows extreme desaturation. Please let us know which setting you would like to see be the default configuration.

    Keep in mind that these screens do not represent the final camera. Also, note that we have improved the player models, but don't let those sway your opinion on the backgrounds. This screenshot is just one map, so expect a different look for Los Angeles, underground sewers, the Agricultural center, etc. Mood and atmosphere is are very important to me, and the palette tone is part of that.</blockquote><center> </center>
  2. UnidentifiedFlyingTard

    UnidentifiedFlyingTard Vault Fossil

    Mar 12, 2009
    I like the first one, since it's sunset it has the perfect look, the other ones are just too desaturated.
  3. Walpknut

    Walpknut This ghoul has seen it all

    Dec 30, 2010
    Yes, the first one is the best one.
  4. hans omega

    hans omega First time out of the vault

    Aug 2, 2012
    The first one is a little to orange for me. I prefer the second, there is some color but the world isn't grey, nor is it bright.
  5. TorontoReign

    TorontoReign Level 27 Wizard Staff Member Moderator

    Apr 1, 2005
    I am torn between the first and second one. Either is fine I suppose.
  6. Beelzebud

    Beelzebud A Smooth-Skin

    Mar 6, 2008
    To me the middle one looks best. The first is just too saturated.
  7. NovaRain

    NovaRain Casual Modder Modder

    Mar 10, 2007
    I prefer option B more, but would be better if somewhere between option A & B.
  8. 34thcell

    34thcell Look, Ma! Two Heads!

    Sep 22, 2008
    I think the first is fine, now that the character models don't blend with the ground so much. The only issue is the really bright patch on the left, which is irritating. Probably a problem with the lighting rather than than the amount of colour.

    Maybe they could just darken the ground.
  9. Sub-Human

    Sub-Human -

    May 31, 2011
    I like Option B the most, but Option A seems fine too.

    Can't wait to see the shitstorm of arguing over at the Wasteland forums. Those guys don't take stuff like this lightly.
  10. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    Option A for me. The other ones are too much lacking contrast for my taste.
  11. Eternal

    Eternal Where'd That 6th Toe Come From?

    Nov 4, 2008
    Option A isn't bad but I prefer B. It is just the right mix of color to give the sense of realism to the world without sacrificing stylization. C is way too filtered, feels like how Fallout 3 had that massive green filter over everything. It feels unnatural and ultimately, dull.
  12. Nexuiz

    Nexuiz First time out of the vault

    Apr 26, 2009
    I like B most, reminds me of the Fallout games.

    But it is still lacking lots of effects, especially I am missing dust clouds moved by the wind and "godrays". Scenes like this should seem really bright, sunny and hot in my opinion.
  13. Ulrox

    Ulrox First time out of the vault

    Mar 13, 2012
    It is so many levels of brilliant that we can choose which one we want :D
  14. Lexx

    Lexx Testament to the ghoul lifespan
    Moderator Modder

    Apr 24, 2005
    Heh, I just noticed that the figures are looking different now. They wear cowboy hats, backpacks, the poses are a little different, etc. Also the enviroment changed a bit. A wall is missing on the right side, the house in top center is a bit moved into the ground... Looks nice.
  15. Akachi

    Akachi First time out of the vault

    Jul 29, 2010
    The textures look crispier and more detailed too.

    For me it's #2, but #3 reminds me of the true Fallouts, with their 256 (right?) colour palette.
  16. Crni Vuk

    Crni Vuk M4A3 Oldfag oTO Orderite

    Nov 25, 2008
    nice screenshots. The models look much better now.
  17. Surf Solar

    Surf Solar So Old I'm Losing Radiation Signs

    Aug 20, 2009
    The colours or saturation are by far the least things I would worry avout these here fine screenshots.

  18. Takashi

    Takashi Chimichangas!

    Dec 20, 2003
    I guess I'm the only one that likes C. Gives a gritty feel to the world, which would fit the theme of the game imo. Maybe they will end up putting in a saturation slider in so people can choose for themselves.
  19. FearMonkey

    FearMonkey Vault Senior Citizen

    Oct 12, 2011
    Out of those three options, I like B the best. But as NovaRain said, I think somewhere between A and B would be better.
  20. Per

    Per Vault Consort Staff Member Admin

    Apr 1, 2004
    The "you can customize the graphics to a wide range of different saturation levels" part does hint at that.