Full Details

Game Title: Warhammer 40K Space Marine
Operating System: Windows 7 64 bit
Version of DirectX: DX 9
CPU: Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6850
Graphics card: AMD HD7970
Video Driver: AMD 12.6 Windows 7 64 bit Beta
Stereo Driver: DDD: 3.5.24
Submit Date: 2012-06-28 20:05:35
Certification Result: Bronze-C (45%)
Personal 3D rating : 3 (1 is lowest, 5 is highest)
Stereo Profile: None Submitted

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While the TriDef profile disables quite a few things in order to get the game running adequately in 3D, it still plays quite nicely, and is a good fit for 3D with a lot of action and particle effects and relatively large hordes of enemies regularly surrounding you really helping to give you a solid 3D experience. Graphically the game takes quite a hit to its atmosphere, which hurts my rating, but it isn't a game where lighting effects are a fundamental part of what makes it fun. It's definately worth trying the game with TriDef if you are interested in playing the game in 3D. Personally I think the lost effects and occasional volumetric light being misaligned are about worth what you gain from 3D, but you may find otherwise.

Part II: Required Game Setting Reductions & Adjustments

  • Turned off Post Processing ("Post Processing" is an actual selection of its own)
  • QA penalty: 20%
  • Turned off shadows entirely.
  • QA penalty: 30%
    Total penalties: 2

    Part III: Top Level Anomalies

    Total penalties: 0

    Part IV: Secondary Anomalies

  • Volumentric lights rendered at the wrong depth (e.g. at screen depth). Examples include ambient light or spotlights shining on the ground, wall, or nearby objects.
  • QA penalty: 5% Volumetric lights render at screen depth. They aren't everywhere, but they are relatively common.
    Total penalties: 1