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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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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Lt.SnoWolf
Lt.SnoWolf Jun 10 2010, 3:34pm says:

Will these be able to simulate treads and tracks like of a tank easily?

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cameni
cameni Jun 11 2010, 9:02am replied:

It could use the same system, but I feel a separate system will be better for it. This one is more suitable for permanent roads.

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OldBoy
OldBoy Jun 10 2010, 8:28am says:

Finally an engine where mountains actually look like mountains. I've never seen realistic looking mountains before in a game :-D

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WarlockSyno
WarlockSyno May 26 2010, 8:18pm says:

There are some many possibilities for this engine. FPS, RTS, MMO, and racing type games. Looking forward to the release of the engine!

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Matt92
Matt92 May 26 2010, 9:07am says:

Looks really good and huge. Isnt that a guerilla on the left side of the title screen?

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cameni
cameni May 26 2010, 10:00am replied:

Yep, we used it early in the engine for testing and that banner is assemblage of images from that time :)

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ᎶʋƝʂℋɨƤ_ℳƘ_ƖƖ May 26 2010, 6:41am says:

Awesome Job mates!!!

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columnsx
columnsx May 26 2010, 6:23am says:

Wow!

Let me say this is very impressive! just fantasising about the games I play that could make effective use of this engine gives me goosebumps, BF2? Flight Simulator? The list goes on...

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cameni
cameni Apr 14 2010, 2:12pm replied:

Licensing wasn't yet determined as it's far from finished, but it's possible.

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