I have just moved on to exploring Shang Simla for the first time and although everything seems to be working fine, as far as gameplay goes, I am not seeing anything that I would describe as fog in this country. So I suppose my first question is, should I be seeing fog effects?
I have attached a screenshot of what I am seeing below, this picture was taken without any custom content and with content disabled in the launcher (I wanted to rule out the possibility of conflicts first), and I started a new game at the main screen as I know some content has a habit of hanging around in save games
So I wonder if you could have a quick look at the picture below and tell me if this is similar to what you are seeing, or if, as I suspect, my fog isn't working?
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I don't know this neighbourhood firsthand (I don't have WA), so I can't compare it directly – however, on your screenshot it looks like your textures are quite blurry which could mean your graphics are weak or below specs. Can you post your specs, please?
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Geforce 8500 GT is not the most fantastic of cards, I'm afraid. So the issue may simply be that with this card, your machine can't display it (or rather, the game decides not to, in order to not overwhelm your graphics card).
But I don't mean to jump to conclusions – maybe another WA user can post a screenshot so that you can compare it directly.
Edit: what in-game settings are you using, actually? Fog sounds very much like it'd be a visual effect of some sort – do you perhaps have your effects or lighting not set to High?
oh, that is disappointing but you could be right, it just seems odd to me that this seems to be the only effect I'm not seeing. For instance I can see the heat wave effect in Egypt, as well as the steam coming out of the dragon's mouth plus all the tomb effects (at least I think I can, I suppose if I can't see them I might not know what I'm missing). The Shang Simla fog though is quite obvious.
Thanks for your comments and I would really like to see what I am missing, so if anyone felt like posting a screenshot I'd be grateful. I doubt I can get a new card this side of the New Year, but it would certainly help me decide if I want to upgrade after that.
In answer to your Edit, my visual settings were on high, but my lighting settings were on medium, unfortunately bumping the lighting up to high has not made a difference to what I'm seeing