Anarchy Online’s new graphical engine is finally live

Anarchy Online has been on the verge of having a new graphics engine for what seems to be forever and a day, but it’s finally here. Yes, the game’s new graphics engine is available for use in the game’s newest update. If you want the game to look even prettier despite its age, you can do that.

It’s worth noting that the new graphical engine is quite bulky; the installer is 5 gigs, and the total installed size comes to roughly 23 gigs. You’ll need to download the new engine client separately from the existing game, as well. Still, it’s the big centerpiece of the game’s latest patch, and with good cause. If you’re an Anarchy Online fan with a more modern computer, get the new engine installed and see the game be prettier than ever.

Source: 18.8.0 Update Release Notes; thanks to the many excited readers who sent this in!
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RickNuthman
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RickNuthman

purewitz AO Froobs call themselves Froobs. If you knew the community, you’d know that too. No one considers it an insult.

samooryesord
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samooryesord

Lord Zorvan Well, in their defense. The team they have working on AO is quite small. Like.. probably under 10 people.

Oleg Chebeneev
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Oleg Chebeneev

I want to see a video of gameplay with new engine

Fantastico
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Fantastico

Just sell the AO franchise to a competent studio and make AO 2 please.

Morreion
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Morreion

I’d MUCH rather have seen them come up with AO 2.  I’d play it.

No More Tears
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No More Tears

C’mon Funcom, use some file compression. I’m sure your TSW players would appreciate it too. I used NTFS file compression and dropped 23GB to 11GB. Skyforge is less than 10GB installed.

TehAcidBaron
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TehAcidBaron

purewitz JohnT_NC Lord Zorvan

Free players call themselves froobs. There was even an entire community site that named itself that.

flatline4400
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flatline4400

bigja Feydakin Same boat… bought SL all the way back when, let the acct expire.  Years later, they convert to f2p, except… sorry, not for you!  Bizarre.

toomanywowclones
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toomanywowclones

Lord Zorvan “With only 8 years to work on it, you’ve made a 15 year old game look
like a 12 year old game and given it the performance and stability of a 2
month old alpha.”
made me laugh, good stuff.

purewitz
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purewitz

JohnT_NC purewitz Lord Zorvan I actually bought and beta tested both Age of Conan (Bought Launch Day) and The Secret World (Bought a month after launch). So yes I’ve heard of The Secret World.  I’ve even tried the free version of Anarchy Online(Never stuck with AO, because of the horrible community, especially the subscribers who call the free players “Froobs” aka “Free Noobs” for just asking questions.) and beta tested Lego Minifigures Online.
So I know how Failcom operates. I’ve given them chance after chance after chance and they have failed every time to convince me to stick with one of their games. 
 I guess you just see Funcom through rose colored glasses or something, but I see a company that can’t seem to make a good quality product. That is why with many people Funcom is truly known as Failcom.