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    This is what WoW looks like in 640 × 480 (with really low settings)

    A little while ago I posted a thread with a request for help on how to get WoW running in 640 × 480 screen resolution. I managed to get it running in this resolution not long ago, and I decided to share a few screenshots on how it looks. I play in fullscreen on a 1280 × 1024 monitor, but I've been able only to scale these proportionally from 640 × 480 to 1280 × 960, but it's well representative of how the game looks in this low resolution (at least for me). Config.wtf settings are posted below the screenshots.

    Some random stuff from Shrine of Seven Stars and Stormwind

    http://abload.de/img/wow1uclne.png

    http://abload.de/img/wow257a05.png

    http://abload.de/img/wow3smzd5.png

    http://abload.de/img/wow4hzbiw.png

    http://abload.de/img/wow5baaub.png

    http://abload.de/img/wow64lloe.png

    http://abload.de/img/wow7hlbdm.png

    http://abload.de/img/wow8eslzv.png

    http://abload.de/img/wow9ylza8.png

    http://abload.de/img/wow10bxxbt.png

    Config.wtf

    SET hwDetect "0"
    SET gxWindow "0"
    SET gxMaximize "0"
    SET gxApi "D3D11"
    SET Gamma "1.000000"
    SET readTOS "1"
    SET readEULA "1"
    SET Sound_MusicVolume "0.20000000298023"
    SET Sound_AmbienceVolume "0.20000000298023"
    SET gxTextureCacheSize "2"
    SET ffx "0"
    SET shadowlod "1"
    SET showshadow "0"
    SET showfootprints "0"
    SET showfootprintparticles "0"
    SET ffxDeath "0"
    SET overridefarclip "0"
    SET farclip "10"
    SET horizonfarclip "1"
    SET detailDoodadAlpha "0"
    SET M2FasterDebug "1"
    SET MaxLights "1"
    SET nearclip "1"
    SET ObjectFadeZFill "1"
    SET pathSmoothing "0"
    SET rippleDetail "1"
    SET reflectionMode "0"
    SET SSAOBlur "0"
    SET textureFilteringMode "0"
    SET terrainLodDist "1"
    SET wmoLodDist "1"
    SET terrainTextureLod "1"
    SET worldBaseMip "2"
    SET weatherDensity "0"
    SET ChatMusicVolume "0.29999998211861"
    SET ChatSoundVolume "0.39999997615814"
    SET ChatAmbienceVolume "0.29999998211861"
    SET VoiceActivationSensitivity "0.39999997615814"
    SET Sound_OutputQuality "0"
    SET Sound_EnableMusic "0"
    SET Sound_MasterVolume "0.36400002241135"
    SET Sound_DSPBufferSize "1"
    SET Sound_SFXVolume "0.20000000298023"
    SET Sound_EnableDSPEffects "0"
    SET environmentDetail "1"
    SET terrainMipLevel "1"
    SET groundEffectDensity "1"
    SET groundEffectDist "10"
    SET extshadowquality "0"
    SET smallcull "1"
    SET useWeatherShaders "0"
    SET UseAnimKits "1"
    SET screenshotFormat "tga"
    SET screenshotQuality "10"
    SET readScanning "-1"
    SET readContest "-1"
    SET statusTextPercentage "1"
    SET maxFPS "0"
    SET maxFPSBk "0"
    SET Sound_OutputDriverName "System Default"
    SET mouseSpeed "1.5"
    SET maxAnimThreads "0"
    SET launchThirtyTwoBitClient "0"
    SET lastReadTOS "50407"
    SET lastReadEULA "50407"
    SET lastReadTerminationWithoutNotice "50407"
    SET videoOptionsVersion "5"
    SET gameTip "23"
    Last edited by Darsithis; 2014-03-05 at 10:20 PM. Reason: big images!

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    Not trying to be a dick, just curious... why would you want to do this?

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    Reminds me of how it looked on my 12 yr old laptop... that was quite low spec when it was new, without thinking of what it looked like last year when I tried it for giggles!
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    Was hoping for a UI pic D:

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    Quote Originally Posted by ro9ue View Post
    Not trying to be a dick, just curious... why would you want to do this?
    To see what it looks like.

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    Texture and world detail wise it still looks better than the min settings I had back in Classic.

    Thank you OP for making my eyes bleed with that resolution though. My eyes could not focus =(

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    haha, looks like a DS game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by nekobaka View Post
    Texture and world detail wise it still looks better than the min settings I had back in Classic.

    Thank you OP for making my eyes bleed with that resolution though. My eyes could not focus =(
    Imagine having to play like that since Wrath (technically TBC, but it only really became an issue in Wrath when I had to reduce settings as much as possible) until mid-MoP.
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    Ouch...look at these screenshots and then look at some 1920*1080 + screenshots :S

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    Eew, get that out of my face!
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    "This is what WoW looks like at 640x480 stretched out to a massively-higher resolution," I think you meant to say in the title.

    At actual 640x480 (without stretching) the game actually looks livable, but this looks horrendous.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jamber View Post
    haha, looks like a DS game.
    The better DS games don't look like that.

    It reminds me a bit of how the Game Cube port of Ocarina of Time looked, with the blured textures and sharp model edges. *shudder*
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    Quote Originally Posted by The Kao View Post
    The better DS games don't look like that.

    It reminds me a bit of how the Game Cube port of Ocarina of Time looked, with the blured textures and sharp model edges. *shudder*
    aye, I meant 3DS, and only in the sense that you have unsmooth edges. Yea, some are low on polygon count. but others have good videos sequences.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Adramalech View Post
    Imagine having to play like that since Wrath (technically TBC, but it only really became an issue in Wrath when I had to reduce settings as much as possible) until mid-MoP.
    For 1/4 or so of LK I had to play with a bad onboard GPU that corrupted 70% of the textures, so I got to play in Acid Trip Land for quite a few months.

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    Back in WotLK I had to play on low settings with the lowest resolution until I convinced my parents to buy a new graphics card. It looked similar to the pics however I was forced to uncheck a box that removed some textures from the game. For example half of the undead race's face would be missing, and the shoulder pads on my warrior were just balls of light.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ro9ue View Post
    Not trying to be a dick, just curious... why would you want to do this?
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    I played Vanilla through Wrath with a PC that had an on-board graphics card, and the lowest settings remind me of this. I actually liked it because it looked like an old school video game. Weird, I know. Thanks for posting this.

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    I kinda like it? Something 'bout it feels... homey. Makes me think of Playstation games, like Dewprism. I was expecting it to look worse!

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    Brings me back to my wrath days playing on a 2005 laptop. Also on a related funny note, my current monitor (which is a TV) cant go under 800x600!
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    I was expecting some landscape shots. Then I saw the human male face. No I can't sleep.

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