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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SinKing
SinKing Aug 10 2010, 2:32am says:

really interesting! Outerra is a perfect simulation engine. I just wonder how that will feel in first person. In Armed Assault walking always felt kinda stiff. Like gliding and sliding, often.

Are you actually putting together a game, or is this going to be a techdemo of your engine. Either way, I must say I'm impressed!

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bioswat
bioswat Jul 28 2010, 11:25am says:

IMAGES ARE LIKE IN REAL!!!I WANT IT!!!PLZ MAKE FREE VERSION OF IT!!!

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aloha2436
aloha2436 Jul 28 2010, 3:24am says:

O.o. Whoa.

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HerrGeneral
HerrGeneral Jul 14 2010, 1:46pm says:

Simulate Nelson Rocks in WV well and I will love you forever.

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camz123
camz123 Jun 26 2010, 6:17pm says:

oops i was testing something with an unusual web browser and i got tons of error messages and when they dissapeared it reported abuse really sorry

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fier_
fier_ Jun 15 2010, 5:39pm says:

Is this going to cost money to use (not a freeware license)?

I also need to ask, will vegetation (grass, trees, shrubs, flowers, etc.) become 3d models closer up?

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cameni
cameni Jun 16 2010, 11:11am replied:

Licensing is not yet determined but some kind of a free for non-commercial use is an option.

Vegetation will transition to models on close ups, we want this to be smooth without pop-ups, this will be shown when we perfect the technique.

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WarlockSyno
WarlockSyno Jul 16 2010, 12:04pm replied:

So you're going to integrate tessellation?

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nokanomi
nokanomi Jul 4 2010, 1:39pm replied:

what if you sold the liscence for a game to use the engine, so if they didnt have the liscence, you sued them, but if they had one, they would probobly spend say, a quarter of what you would sue the for, to "reccomend" that they buy the liscnece, but people who just want the engine to play the games, could get it for free?

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Valuga
Valuga Jun 10 2010, 4:14pm says:

amazing!! :D

Greath job guys!! I already know a game that will fit right with this engine ;)

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