Another OpenMW competitor

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Another OpenMW competitor

Post by DestinedToDie » 13 Oct 2016, 11:52


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Re: Another OpenMW competitor

Post by Ravenwing » 13 Oct 2016, 16:14

It looks like from their description that it's just meant as a world viewer, so no actual gameplay, although someone could branch and start on a legit version. It looks pretty good just from that picture though. The bloom and the shadows look great! Is that your own screenshot?

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Re: Another OpenMW competitor

Post by Capostrophic » 13 Oct 2016, 18:02

It's from the releases page.

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Re: Another OpenMW competitor

Post by Naugrim » 13 Oct 2016, 22:34

Btw, isn't this the original project? https://github.com/ColeDeanShepherd/TESUnity
I mean, the link points to someone else's fork.
My opinions are my own. I am just a thankful user of OpenMW with no affiliation with the dev team.

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Re: Another OpenMW competitor

Post by Capostrophic » 13 Oct 2016, 22:38

Looking at the contributors page, it seems that demonixis is the current maintainer.

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Re: Another OpenMW competitor

Post by commodore256 » 14 Oct 2016, 02:15

Too bad unity can't be used for open source projects.

"I can download the source code" =/= Open Source


At least you can use OpenMW to sell a game amusing your standalone game used zero Bethesda assets while not paying for the engine and you could sell it on Steam and nobody would sue you as long as you gave your tweaks to the source code back to the community and you would still have the legal right to sue anybody that pirated your assets.

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Re: Another OpenMW competitor

Post by Sslaxx » 11 Nov 2016, 20:04

Have you checked the license? TESUnity is MIT licensed.
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Re: Another OpenMW competitor

Post by Capostrophic » 11 Nov 2016, 20:10

Sslaxx wrote:Have you checked the license? TESUnity is MIT licensed.
While Unity Engine is not.

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Re: Another OpenMW competitor

Post by Sslaxx » 13 Nov 2016, 13:27

And? That's not TESUnity's problem.

Unreal Engine 4's EULA - https://www.unrealengine.com/eula - specifically forbids certain types of Open Source license - notably GPL - to be used with projects using that engine. Probably because UE4 has its source code available to the public.

Unity has - as far as I can see - no such restriction (probably because its source code is not publicly available - if it were it'd likely have to have similar conditions in its EULA). https://unity3d.com/legal/terms-of-service
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Re: Another OpenMW competitor

Post by psi29a » 13 Nov 2016, 14:29

TESUnity, for example, can never be shipped in Debian because Unity (the engine) is not licensed under an open-source license that is compatible with the DFSG.

You might say that is Debian's problem, which is also valid. ;)

Another reason why not to like Unity as a choice is the possibility that the company behind it goes away, either due to bankruptcy or closing shop. It will likely never be open-sourced because of all the IP used in Unity from other companies. So if you want to save TESUnity then you'll have to port it to use another engine.

Don't get me wrong; Unity, UE4 and Lumberyard are awesome, I've used them and am very impressed. From certain projects are these engines perfect, but they will come with the caveat that they will not age well.

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