Dragon Age 2 “high-res” texture pack available

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After playing the demo for Dragon Age 2, many Pc gamers were up in arms over how streamlined the dialogue wheel and skill trees are, something they see as “dumbing down” Pc games, making them suitable for the console masses. Many even moaned about the game’s graphical fidelity – which, though it’s vastly increased on consoles, isn’t quite up to the standard PC elitists expect.

Bioware, though they’re sticking to keeping the game accessible, are at least making it up to Pc gamers on the visual front.

PC gamers with beefy specs can now download a rather large 1.08GB texture pack that’ll greatly increase the game’s eye candy rating. According to the game’s site the hefty download will “ add the option to enable higher detail replacements for most textures in game. A big difference will be noticed on level art especially.”

With such large texture’s you’re going to need a beastly video card with at 1024MB video memory and BioWare recommends you run the game in DirectX 11 mode to reap the benefits. Some PC gamers will still bitch and moan about this texture pack not being on the game disc, but there are probably logistical reasons for its absence.

Dragon Age 2 gets released in the US today, and will be available locally on PC, PS3 and XBOX 360 at the end of this week.

Thanks, Bioware!

Last Updated: March 8, 2011

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