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by afritz1
14 Nov 2018, 21:16
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Topic: Some reasonable ideas for what might be in Starfield
Replies: 2
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Re: Some reasonable ideas for what might be in Starfield

I think I agree with you at least a little bit on that. Of course the system was an upgrade, but maybe I didn't see as much of the Radiant Story aspects because I usually didn't remove shopkeepers and other relevant people because I thought they were important to the game, so I rarely saw replacemen...
by afritz1
13 Nov 2018, 06:55
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Topic: Some reasonable ideas for what might be in Starfield
Replies: 2
Views: 168

Some reasonable ideas for what might be in Starfield

This post isn't necessarily what I want to have in Starfield. It's just educated guesses based on Bethesda's previous work, engineering expectations, and Bruce Nesmith's 2012 presentation that I think are reasonably believable for me to spend the time bringing it up here. They said the game is playa...
by afritz1
16 Sep 2018, 04:18
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Topic: List of (other) FOSS game engine replacement projects
Replies: 67
Views: 4626

Re: List of (other) FOSS game engine replacement projects

drakovyrn wrote:
16 Sep 2018, 01:56
By the way, @afritz1, will there be another release of opentesarena sometime soon? I know progress is slow-going, but I like seeing new builds anyway, even if not much has changed. :P
Currently trying to finish up one last thing for 0.8.0, hopefully releasing either this weekend or next weekend :)
by afritz1
15 Sep 2018, 21:40
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Topic: List of (other) FOSS game engine replacement projects
Replies: 67
Views: 4626

Re: List of (other) FOSS game engine replacement projects

Adding onto what psi29a said a few pages ago about Daggerfall Unity, if anyone would like to see Interkarma's perspective on it not being 100% FOSS, read his comment on this issue: https://github.com/Mindwerks/XLEngine/issues/27#issuecomment-381367415 Particularly this quote: As an aside, it's no ac...
by afritz1
20 Aug 2018, 07:41
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Topic: NVIDIA Turing GPUs
Replies: 8
Views: 966

Re: NVIDIA Turing GPUs

My engine for Arena used to do ray tracing on the GPU but I removed that renderer in favor of a simpler CPU-based, 2.5D one that's easier to prototype and maintain. I don't have to deal with shader compiling, platform incompatibilities, version mismatches, etc., etc.. The ray tracer had pretty nice ...
by afritz1
18 Jul 2018, 16:05
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Topic: Brainstorming visible voxel management in OpenTESArena
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Re: Brainstorming visible voxel management in OpenTESArena

Simple is good, yes. But I know that the visible voxel determination could be faster because the ray caster touches a lot of the same voxels with each ray (hence the wasted work), and I wouldn't have suggested the two ideas above if I didn't think I could do it :P. You don't get this far with an ope...
by afritz1
18 Jul 2018, 07:41
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Topic: Brainstorming visible voxel management in OpenTESArena
Replies: 2
Views: 407

Brainstorming visible voxel management in OpenTESArena

I've been brainstorming a couple ways of how to speed up visible voxel determination and frustum culling in my software renderer. Currently it's using 2.5D ray casting which is really naive and does a lot of wasteful calculations, but it works (it was just meant for prototyping anyway, and it's a ho...
by afritz1
15 May 2018, 17:55
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Topic: OpenTESArena 0.7.0 Released!
Replies: 9
Views: 1159

Re: OpenTESArena 0.7.0 Released!

Ha ha! :D You wouldn't have the same project for Daggerfall by chance? What clocknova and psi29a said. I think an open-source project for Daggerfall would be too ambitious for me, so that's one reason why I chose Arena instead. Arena is just more simple overall, and it's easier to keep the project ...
by afritz1
15 May 2018, 06:53
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Topic: OpenTESArena 0.7.0 Released!
Replies: 9
Views: 1159

Re: OpenTESArena 0.7.0 Released!

Wow, maybe I'll be able to play that game at last! :) I think a lot of other people are thinking the exact same thing. When I first started playing Arena a couple years ago, I was right on the brink of saying "Ehh... this game's too antiquated to bother with", but I decided to power through it, and...
by afritz1
01 May 2018, 07:21
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Topic: OpenTESArena 0.7.0 Released!
Replies: 9
Views: 1159

OpenTESArena 0.7.0 Released!

Hello all, I released version 0.7.0 of my open-source engine for Arena today! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKk18KLYU8k The highlights of this release include city generation, dungeon generation, fast traveling, and province map searching. Wilderness generation is still in its early stages, but I'...