Lord of the Rings Online to get DX10

Posted on Wednesday, Jan 09 2008 @ 03:37 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar developer Turbine announced the MMORPG now has support for DirectX 10. Users with DX10 compliant graphics card can download the update to get enhanced water, particle, lighting, shadow and terrain effects.
Turbine announced today that The Lord of the Rings Online: Shadows of Angmar has become the first massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) to support the Microsoft DirectX 10 API and NVIDIA GeForce graphics processors for stunningly realistic imagery. The Lord of the Rings Online, named the 2007 PC Game of the Year 2007, now offers gamers with DirectX 10 graphics cards the most immersive online experience available today.

Players can now experience Middle-earth like never before with major improvements to The Lord of the Rings Onlineā€™s graphics, including upgraded shaders for water, particle effects and lighting for distant terrain. Players will also be treated to new levels of immersion with the new DirectX 10 exclusive dynamic shadowing features which render realistic real-time shadows in the vast outdoor environments of The Lord of the Rings Online.

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