Planetary engine that can be used with real elevation data of arbitrary resolution, while being progressively enhanced by fractal algorithms. The fractal algorithms refine and introduce details down to centimeter resolution and can be parametrized by elevation and land class data. A completely random fractal terrain is possible too, or a terrain can be sketched in rough resolution with fractal generating the details. Level of detail ranges from thousands of kilometers down to centimeters, with full visibility. The engine is fully asynchronous, majority of the algorithms running on the GPU while the rest is distributed to multiple CPU cores.

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About EVE:WORLD with 3 comments by Mob11 on Jul 6th, 2014

I finally managed to get a flight model working and am busy plugging in all the stats for the different ships. It's working exactly as expected. Fighters run rings around any ship, dreadnoughts plough through frigates like they aren't there, capital ships are helpless when caught in Earth's gravity. With mid-sized ships I've been experimenting with re-entry angles and with some if you put them into a shallow dive they pick up enough velocity to escape orbit when you pull up. Or if you're really skilful you can balance a battlecruiser on the top of a pin by pointing the ship vertically upwards and using its main engines to hover whilst your turrets lock on. However some battleships and larger vessels are proving a bit too slow for human control. In some it would take 10 minutes of holding down a button before you could visually confirm the command was received. The issue is that all my stats are based on "off-the-shelf" ships, but in reality it's expected that anyone who has the skill level to operate a battleship or dreadnought has multiple additional skills that add bonuses to the ship's manoeuvrability. The same goes with some of the larger turrets so I will be tweaking the values for them prior to release.


You can also see the animations are functioning well. At the moment the turret movements are a proof-of-concept. In the final game each turret will need to alter its pitch slightly using an A* based algorithm so that all projectiles converge on the same point. The video demonstrates that I can select groups of turrets at will and orient them in whatever direction I please. It's been 5 months since I started this project and 4 months since I made it public. Here's an overall view of progress:

Completed

  • Models
  • Environments
  • Sounds

Well on their way to being completed

  • Animations
  • Flight models
  • Glows

Only exist on paper

  • AI
  • Weapons
  • Particle effects, engine trails, etc
  • Game framework, e.g. win/lose conditions
  • GUI

There are some "blue sky" objectives as well, such as custom shaders to help recreate the look of EVE Online. With flight models making progress I can also start working on AI. My template for AI behaviour is that of Freespace 2. For me that had a very nice balance of small ships being able to go near big ones without being instantly killed, capital ships being able to engage multiple targets, missiles being intercepted, strike bombers being escorted, the threshold at which enemy fighters gave up pursuing you, etc. And fortunately for me all of the code functions are open-source.

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Bluedrake42
Bluedrake42 Mar 12 2010, 10:37am says:

This would be great for mil sim type games (I'm thinking operation flashpoint style =) )

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nokanomi
nokanomi Mar 4 2010, 11:53pm says:

hm...could this engine in a futer form handle multipple planets (solar system) and if so could you have spaceships capable of carrying people (or cpu) to the other planets? and also, will this game be fps, tps, rts or a hybrid?or will it be up to modders?also, to go along with the solar system idea, could you make maps for certain mods if it is up to the modders to handle gameplay? and also, will this game hold full sized planets or downsized? lol i just wanted to know some stuff. also, nice physics, would it be possible to have obsourbant materials to obsorb shock from bullets, missils etc? such as water only...denser? also nice engine, hope you dont mind if i track

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cameni
cameni Mar 15 2010, 3:23am replied:

Multiple planets can be handled, and the planets can be full sized. This is just an engine, not a game, so many of your questions cannot be answered as they are specific to a game that will use the engine.

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Justin123991
Justin123991 Feb 10 2010, 5:52pm says:

Can you make an online multiplayer game?

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morphfox
morphfox Jan 31 2010, 1:07am says:

Oh thanks god. I've been looking for an engine capable of of handling a fully sized planet.I've finally found one. :D

If you can mod a game that uses this engine...how much/far can you mod? like almost open source or limited like half life 2?

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cameni
cameni Feb 2 2010, 8:03am replied:

Well I expect you'd be able to mod everything that the procedural engine uses as its inputs - height maps, land class maps, materials, vegetation mapping rules, fractal mixer coefficients etc. Also the models and such stuff. What could be moddable in game play and rules depends on the game itself, though.

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morphfox
morphfox Feb 19 2010, 7:32pm replied:

will you be releasing the source code?

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Switchback77
Switchback77 Jan 28 2010, 8:50am says:

i know nothing about engines, but dam nice phisics. cant wait for citys to start being rendered(unless not posible)

oh is there voxel terrain? (able to blow holes in the earth) or is it planned?

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cameni
cameni Jan 28 2010, 3:12pm replied:

No voxels there, but the terrain can be deformed and automatically re-textured so there can be craters etc.

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cameni
cameni Dec 12 2009, 1:43am replied:

There should be shadows in a week or so, currently there's only a kind of ambient darkening for the forest.
Clouds will come later, probably using SimulClouds library, if it can handle the scale.

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