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 1 comment by Mob11 on Aug 10th, 2014

The past few weeks I've been playing around with the flight models and the warp drive. It's rewarding to see all the different ships interacting with each other. Battleships need a good 10 seconds to accelerate into a turn whilst frigates swarm around them.


Initially I wasn't planning to include warp but the sheer size of even our local space made it a necessity. Like in EVE Online your forward speed needs to exceed 3/4 of your max speed for warp to be available. For the moment warp speed is set at 1/10th the speed of light by default, and whilst in EVE Online you need a special jamming ship to inhibit warp movement, for the moment the plan is for any ship to be forced to drop out of warp the minute it is picked up by an enemy ship's radar. Radar range spans from 1 km to 250 km. This is because space is so much larger than in EVE Online that I need to discourage people from simply circumnavigating enemy fleets. It also means that even a Shuttle can have a useful effect on an enemy capital ship.

Media Update - To the Moon 10/08/14

I tested the warp drive by taking a trip to the moon in an Amarr Shuttle. It's to scale and orbits at an altitude of 384,000 km like the real thing.

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AlfredG
AlfredG Aug 11 2010, 12:07pm says:

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
cameni Aug 12 2010, 1:42pm replied:

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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Nocis
Nocis Aug 11 2010, 4:17am says:

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

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cameni
cameni Aug 11 2010, 4:42am replied:

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 Aug 10 2010, 10:31pm says:

So how's Mount Everest coming along?

The possibilities of this engine are mind-boggling.

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cameni
cameni Aug 11 2010, 2:21am replied:

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 Aug 10 2010, 11:13pm replied:

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 Aug 10 2010, 7:22pm says:

Awesome

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Megadave2003
Megadave2003 Aug 10 2010, 10:59am says:

So you get to explore earth with this mod?

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edo3
edo3 Aug 10 2010, 2:50pm replied:

It is an engine

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