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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Finally, the engine update I have been waiting for has arrived. Rudimentary weapons can be implemented. I made a new video of the smallest and largest ones in EVE:WORLD and their effects on impact.

The Outerra engine's first iteration of weapons don't have full features yet. There's only one projectile type and no particle effects like muzzle flashes or smoke - something artillery based weapons will have a lot of. You can see the random inaccuracy added to the Autocannon's projectiles - calculated at +/-1.18 degrees - and the magnitude of difference between these frigate-sized weapons with the super-capital siege weaponry.

Beam lasers are already working and you can really feel the game elements coming together with the distinctiveness of each faction's weapon types helping to further differentiate them and give them a unique feel.

Video - Rudimentary AI

Video - Rudimentary AI

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This update details the beginnings of some ship AI.

Weapons Abstraction

Weapons Abstraction

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Today's update includes a wealth of images depicting the projectile size, explosion size, range, and angle-of-deflection for the weapons you will command...

Media - Procedural Fleet Generation

Media - Procedural Fleet Generation

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Whilst waiting for engine development to progress I have worked on a few ancillary features such as fleet formations. Included are some new screens of...

Video - Carrier Operations

Video - Carrier Operations

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This week's update is a video of a Caldari single-seater fighter launching from a super-carrier.

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EVE:WORLD is a free project that takes advantage of the Outerra engine's 1:1 scale rendition of Earth to bring you a planetary invasion simulator set...

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AlfredG
AlfredG

How do you anticipate conventional game level-editing will conjoin with this engine? Or will it?

Looking great! I can't wait to see the finished product!

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cameni Creator
cameni

Hard to talk about levels in conventional sense .. but the world is persistent, next video will show some locations created there.

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gert7
gert7

Remember Civ, Warcraft, all the others?

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gert7
gert7

Maybe SimCity will finally get its extension =D

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Nocis
Nocis

That's impressive. How will it support other planets?

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cameni Creator
cameni

It can use arbitrary resolution of actual elevation data to seed the procedural planet generation. There are datasets for Moon and Mars already, so these should come first after Earth. For artificial planets there will be a planet generator layer that will create continental plates, mountain ridges, volcanoes etc to seed the planet, again further refined by procedural techniques.

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HerrGeneral
HerrGeneral

So how's Mount Everest coming along?

The possibilities of this engine are mind-boggling.

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cameni Creator
cameni

Yup the Everest is there, although the input elevation data could have been of higher quality, because now it's missing the finer erosion patterns. Or we'll generate them algorithmically.

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madcat1030
madcat1030

It says it reads in topographic data and then just embellishes it to make it more realistic. I'd imagine it's created already. Probably not snowy yet though, I've seen no snow in any of these images yet.

But it's still pretty damned amazing.

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BlueSunsleader
BlueSunsleader

Awesome

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Megadave2003
Megadave2003

So you get to explore earth with this mod?

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edo3
edo3

It is an engine

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