At the beginning of the development of Gothic 3, Piranha Bytes decided not to licence an existing engine, because none of those was able to render the world of Gothic 3 without loading screens. That's why they coded an engine by themself, called "Genome Engine". This multithread designed engine offers a great foresight, dynamic lighting (including self-shadowing), a dynamic weather system, depth of field, high quality reflections and bloom or rather HDR based on Pixel Shader 3.0 and DirectX 9. The vegetation rendering is provided by SpeedTree as well as Bink Video Techonology for video cutscenes, Ageia's PhysX physics engine for physic simulation and FMOD Sound System for sound playback.

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Gothic III

Gothic III

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Orcs have enslaved the human race. You are one of the fortunate, still free to roam Myrtana. Liberty affords you the option to stay true to the throne...

Risen

Risen

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Risen is a single-player fantasy-themed action role-playing game under development by the German company Piranha Bytes, and published by Deep Silver...

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lorenzitto
lorenzitto

It had big problems back in 2007(?) with a sapphire radeon 9500@9700 128 mb , luckily i was playing Gothic 3 with metaboli service and not bought full game.

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Guest
Guest

One of best engines for its time, I still play gothic 3 and I dont feel the same when playing other open world games as gothic.
Gothic including 1,2 & 3 is different from storyline to graphics.
It runs a bit heavy but its awesome, I wish to see a new Gothic soon.

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MasterionX
MasterionX

Have you checked any of the Risen games? They all run on this engine too.

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SiPlus
SiPlus

Laggy even on Core 2 Duo E4600 and NVIDIA GTS 250.

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Cremat0r
Cremat0r

Kinda laggy in Gothic 3, makes my PC feel rusty, but play this with a good Dual or Quad-core, and it'll be one of the most epic experiences!

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