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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SEKCobra Dec 9 2010, 1:31pm says:

You beat Ship Simulator Extremes :V

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AdiJager Dec 9 2010, 1:42pm replied:

... and Crysis ;-)

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BigSilverB Dec 9 2010, 4:47pm replied:

Yeah water looks great!

Hope ATI can get the rest of the driver issues resolved soon so the demo can be released!

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BlueSunsleader Dec 9 2010, 1:47pm says:

not bad at all

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CMDKeen Dec 9 2010, 1:51pm says:

Looks extremly awesome for alpha. I guess that with some more work, we will not be able to recognize real photos from screenshots from this engine (just like with the rest of the landscape already).

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sydrose Dec 9 2010, 2:09pm says:

this engine is really freaking amazing with what's been added.

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Un_dead Dec 9 2010, 2:44pm says:

WOW! Just... WOW! For an Alpha that is. I can see a few places it could use improving, but you probably have them written down anyway.


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Cahir Dec 9 2010, 2:54pm says:

See, this is why I love this engine. It is just so incredibly detailed. When someone puts some AAA artwork in it, this will become *the* engine for games, open world or otherwise.

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josemlopes Dec 9 2010, 3:20pm says:


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Croco15 Dec 9 2010, 4:28pm says:

That is amazing.

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GARYOSAVAN Dec 10 2010, 2:20am says:

Very good.

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Erwaitin Dec 10 2010, 4:18am says:

The next step should go for the atmospheric effects: some fog, clouds and godrays and you'll get the best looking engine out there!

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bosnian_dragon Dec 10 2010, 4:33am says:

One of the best looking engines I've seen. I'm really looking forward to any game that will be based on this :))

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Komposten Dec 10 2010, 10:26am says:

can't wait to play a game using this engine... that would be really, really awesome!!!!

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Joe_Shmoe May 5 2011, 7:31pm says:

This will surely put CryEngine to shame once it's completed... I can see this engine being put to pretty damn good use some day...

still mind boggling what it's able to achieve at this stage, but honestly, this scene almost makes me want to play a fishing game lol and I'm not one for simulated games when I can do the real deal, so this is actualy a compliment =)

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