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As always a lot of work has been done, but as you noticed we haven’t posted a lot on moddb in the last months. Many of the new features could be described in a single line or are hard to show (non-graphic stuff). I feel theres no point in making a new newpost for every single feature update but instead post them all in one large newspost.

Posted by Betelgeuze on Oct 10th, 2009

As always a lot of work has been done, but as you noticed we haven’t posted a lot on moddb in the
last months. Many of the new features could be described in a single line or are hard to show (non-graphic stuff). I feel theres no point in making a new newpost for every single feature update but instead post them all in one large newspost.


Various updates:

InfinityAdmin worked on the audio engine: testing the great sound samples that got contributed so far, fixing various bugs and added support for adjusting the sound pitch dynamically.
In parallel he worked on a massive update of the particle system in Infinity. So far he was still using the same particle system from the
Infinity Combat Prototype (2006) and that lacked a lot of features he envisioned. Normal mapping particles in particularly is a very important feature, especially later to reimplement volumetric nebulae or volumetric clouds.
Furthermore InfinityAdmin migrated everything to Visual Studio 2008 and fixed some bugs with Normal mapping in the ASEToBin.
Also, a lot of work has been spent on collecting and filtering texture packsthat many contributors have made in the past years. They all have different styles and quality and some structure was needed.
Later he experimenting with rendering
dynamic cube maps and fixed logarithmic zbuffer artifacts


ASEToBIN1.0:

Last but not least the long awaited ASEToBIN1.0 has been released!
ASEToBin is a tool that is part of the I-Novae engine ( Infinity's engine ). It allows contributors and artists to export their model from 3DS Max's .ASE file format and to visualize and prepare the 3D model for integration into the game.

This new release represents more or less 200 hours of work, and is filled with tons of new features, like new shaders with environmental lighting, skyboxes, a low-to-high-poly normal mapper, automatic loading/saving of parameters, etc..

A change list and download link can be found here *click*!

Screenshots from ASEToBIN 1.0, with some of the spaceships that have been made for Infinity:

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Spooboy
Spooboy Oct 10 2009, 11:32am says:

Cool, wish I could model, looks sweet non the less. haha.

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FullMetalFox
FullMetalFox Oct 10 2009, 2:30pm says:

I still have to say, the Graphics are so far stunning, but, as a sound engineer i have to say the sounds are rather poor, some are just freeware samples with some filters put over, at least thats what it sound like. :(

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Betelgeuze
Betelgeuze Oct 10 2009, 2:54pm replied:

I have no idea about those sounds, but please feel free to give your opinion on our forums (so the devs can read them), and we are always looking for new contributors.

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FullMetalFox
FullMetalFox Oct 11 2009, 5:31am replied:

I once did asked for beeing a contributor, but someone thought they wouldnt need a sound engineer at that time or i wouldnt be good enaught or something. and since then, i lost my interesst in contributing.

So i just watch it, see what is becomes and sometimes say something.

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Betelgeuze
Betelgeuze Oct 11 2009, 5:59am replied:

If you want to contribute you just have to go to the contribution forum and post your work like everyone else does. Unless you asked to join the team (not to 'contribute') I can hardly believe someone would have said you can't contribute sounds.

Infinity-universe.com

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FullMetalFox
FullMetalFox Oct 11 2009, 7:00am replied:

Maybe it was joining the team, was around 2006.

Well i just wonder, i can produce stuff like the audio of EVE-Online, but that costs a lot of time, and with my current projects in mind, i dont think ill contribute, singel sounds are rather useless for you guys.

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wiredgear
wiredgear Oct 10 2009, 3:44pm says:

Nice update guys! Been wondering what was going on with Infinity since it's been a while for an update. Looking sweet like always!

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awesomepossum
awesomepossum Oct 10 2009, 4:20pm says:

Nifty space ships designs

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BadgerDeluxe
BadgerDeluxe Oct 10 2009, 4:23pm says:

Ahhh man, your ship design choices are great, and your modeler does a heck of a job doing those designs justice. Your engine always blows me away too... keep up the great work guys!

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Betelgeuze
Betelgeuze Oct 10 2009, 4:28pm says:

All credits go to the contributors, most of them design and model the ships completely from scratch.

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Kasplatt
Kasplatt Oct 10 2009, 4:35pm says:

I don't really like space games but they always seem to have the best engines with the most amazing graphics.
Will it be possible to walk/drive vehicles on the planets?

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Betelgeuze
Betelgeuze Oct 10 2009, 5:17pm replied:

'walk' no, 'driving ground vehicles' probably :)
Thanks!

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willy-wilson
willy-wilson Oct 10 2009, 4:35pm says:

may ut3's .ase exporter for maya be used with this as well?

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NullSoldier
NullSoldier Oct 10 2009, 4:46pm says:

Yes, I ******* love you guys this game is amazing.

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56er
56er Oct 10 2009, 5:20pm says:

Cool/super/sweet! Can't wait to see more "new" models.

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PringleX
PringleX Oct 10 2009, 6:17pm says:

Slow and steady guys. Really looking for to Infinity.

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willy-wilson
willy-wilson Oct 10 2009, 6:28pm says:

well the ut3 actorx .ase exporter didn't work i get a no normals problem and i cant find another .ase exporter that will work with maya 2009

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Vore
Vore Oct 11 2009, 3:03am says:

does this game offer capital ship control or just fighters and trade ships i really would like to see capital ships as playable since fighter mmos are kinda played out imo.

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Betelgeuze
Betelgeuze Oct 11 2009, 6:02am replied:

Yes capital ships are in the game too and can be controled.

Fighter MMOs played out? There's almost no twitch-based MMO games and there's only a small amount of Space MMO games on the market...

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RogerRamjet
RogerRamjet Oct 11 2009, 11:30am says:

Looking brilliant.. love the model viewer+ for contributors...

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FirgofUmbra
FirgofUmbra Oct 11 2009, 2:38pm says:

Looks fantastic! Will there be other tools like this developed for Infinity community/fanbase/modscene?

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Betelgeuze
Betelgeuze Oct 11 2009, 3:38pm replied:

I don't know what InfinityAdmin has planned, but I doubt there will be more tools released for the community. What type of tools did you have in mind?
Since the Infinity world is mostly procedurally generated tools like level/map editors are not needed. For the art assets we use existing software like Maya, 3DsMax, Photoshop,...

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fdslk
fdslk Oct 26 2009, 2:06pm says:

I'll probably will model something to test the ASETtoBIN tool :D

This game+engine seems very promising

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killerjokeako
killerjokeako Oct 28 2009, 6:17am says:

why????? why!!?!?! ASEtoBin.exe - Application error????/

I CANT RUN THE GAME!!!!!


PLZ HELP ME!

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Betelgeuze
Betelgeuze Oct 28 2009, 7:57am replied:

Try this forum:
Infinity-universe.com

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killerjokeako
killerjokeako Oct 28 2009, 9:59am replied:

so where???

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