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  1. Franck tends to work hard for long periods of time and only occasionally visits the forum these days. I assume even less now days since his project only uses LE2
  2. When rendering you almost never try to copy the real world you rather try to simulate it (fake it).. Copying real world as it is is called physically based rendering and it doesn't have the best performance. Ambient light is a simulation of light bouncing of surfaces. It's too much to calculate all of those bounces and therefore it is faked with ambient light If you wanted to get worried about how stuff works in real world compared to rendering you might want to also worry about the fact that lights are rendered from object to the light and not the other way around. Or the fact that the world moves around the camera and not vice versa... all of these are details the end user never see's but doesn't realize either. Regarding the light going through walls you need to make the walls thicker. This is a very common rendering problem when it comes to lighting so I wouldn't call it a bug since I've seen it in just about any engine I've used. Also read herer: http://www.opengl-tutorial.org/intermediate-tutorials/tutorial-16-shadow-mapping/ If the CSG was actual CSG and not fake CSG then the gap would be closed when the CSG was merged and it would be ok even with thin walls but since its fake CSG it doesn't make one complete model.
  3. I'd say "adequate" rather than "killer". But if you are on a budget then this would probably do the trick for now and then upgrade parts later. The power supply is what worries me the most about this build with regard to safety (of your PC) and longevity rather than performance. Re. PC vendors -> agreed, never buy a PC already made... ever!
  4. Still harping on about this Programmer VS "so called 3D artists" rubbish... Nothing much has changed here I see.
  5. I think the sucess of SteamOS amongst console gamers relies a lot on whether they can put out a standard SteamBox machine which is garunteed to play all the games… just like a console. It has to be affordable too. Without that it's no different to hooking up a PC to the TV. Many console gamers say they like console because they put the disk in and it works garunteed... I think the major advantage here is that you can share all your games between your console and your computer without ever having to buy them twice. You get to enjoy the best of both worlds at low prices... i.e. relaxed on the couch and hardcore at the PC. If I were to buy all my Steam games on Console (which isn't possible) it would probably cost me $10,000 + (at least in Aus)
  6. I disagree on DX9 and GL2.1 being able to do good graphics especially next gen... but you're entitled to your opinion. Well.. Josh can prove me wrong then... I dare him... if he does then I'm wrong fair and square... if not then I'm right in saying its harder than it seems. We are yet to see exactly how indie friendly Sony's policies will be. However, until a time as all is revealed I'll remain a skeptic on the matter. that's all
  7. @Panzer: Thanks for the link. @Dan: Using my name in every second sentence like that is condescending and rude. On another note believe whatever the flop you want. I really couldn't give a damn about what you or anyone thinks about my opinion on the matter. I'm just noting the side of the story that is invisible to the rose colored glasses that most people wear.
  8. Link to the information about irrlicht? Usually the difficulty getting on console is more about becoming an approved developer which is tough. Then forking out a tonne for a debug console. Even if Leadwerks became a registered Playstation developer to make Leadwerks for PS4 then each individual person / company making a game with Leadwerks for Playstation would also needs to be approved. Although they are trying to be nicer to indie's these days they aren't going to let just anyone litter their games on the PS4 willy nilly. There will still be a quality process even if it is a little less strict. To become approved you need to have a working demo, proof of finance, be a legal entity and submit your / your team's CV + other stuff just as a pre-requisite to applying to be a registered Playstation developer. So basically before you can even think of developing for PS4 you need to have a decent working demo on PC before you will even get your hands on the SDK. Getting to that full working demo point is a mission in itself trust me. Anyway just thought I would shed some light on the matter. Don't get me wrong, I love Playstation and one day myself hope to be a registered PS developer but until then there is only one thing worth doing.. Making PC games that will get me / fund my way there.
  9. Unless you can make JNI calls to the OUYA Java API (don't know if you can with LE3) then I'm afraid it is be impossible without it being officially supported. If they release a C++ API it would be no problem but they aren't exactly very forthcoming with information about their progress on it. They pretty much ignore / dodge the question every time.
  10. Yeh except maybe some people don't like mobile platforms... That aside I have to admit the OUYA isn't very good as it stands. I'm still waiting for my release version to come in the mail (it's taking so long) but the current dev console which I have has a number of problems and the games are well... mobile games in High Def.... That all being said it's not all bad if you're into those kinds of games and for the price tag who knows how well it will do in stores. I'm currently not very hopeful but maybe I'll be surprised... who knows.
  11. Indeed a you'll be able to play anything that currently exists but not necessarily next generation or on par with PS4 or XBox One. You also have to assume you have things lieing around. You're also missing PSU and Operating System from your list in the event you aren't going Linux or don't have Win 7 (I think Win8 is cheaper though). You also have to factor in that just having the statistics == on paper between PC & next Gen console doesn't mean they are equal, these machines are designed specifically for games and they don't have an OS that clogs everything up all the time. Of course after a few years of next gen consoles being out a cheap new PC would easily overpower it... just not quite yet. Crysis is an old game now... All that asside you are correct... You could do OpenGL 4 stuff easy with a rig like that.
  12. You know what for the first time ever I actually agree with something YouGroove said. Look I understand that you don't care how much time it will cost but that is not the issue here. The issue is more like you won't ever finish... I'm not trying to look down on you by saying that... tbh I couldn't do it either and I don't think anyone here could do it unless they had a team of maybe 100 professional developers working for them. MMO's are a death trap for any developer starting out. There is a good reason why they are made by absolutely massive developers with bucket loads of money. This sounds harsh but save your self the trauma and make different types of games starting with single player simple games and going from there. If you ever manage to amass a large amount of money and a large studio then I'd say go for the mmo but until then you might need to hang tight. Even big companies that make mmo's fail all the time. Take a single player game and times the difficulty by a factor of 25 and you might reach the difficulty / workload of making a half decent mmo. That asside welcome to the wonderful world of game development and banging your head against your table on a daily basis it's good fun!
  13. Could be but I'm skeptical. In Aus you might only just manage to get on par at $800.. I recently read a US article about this same issue saying it would be more like $600 in to get on par with it.. still its not much more but thats beside the point.. its still a 33.3% increase in cost.
  14. For $800 you should be able to buy a decent machine that supports OpenGL 4 I can't say I agree with this.. $400 for a "Kickass" gaming PC? This doesn't sound right... Also don't forget that PC's are running a lot more than just a game so they require extra oomph. i.e. You can for sure easily make a PC that will last out almost 2 generations of console but it will cost a lot more. Don't forget you also need to buy an OS for a PC.. unless you go Linux. That asside this is about PC building so here's my 2cents: If you make a mistake and pick the wrong motherboard then you could also stuff up your graphics card upgradability. If you want to be able to upgrade it in the future you need to have at least one PCI-Express 3 slot on it. Also if you plan to upgrade you need to either buy a power supply that has room for upgrade or be prepared to buy a bigger one later... The less you spend the less upgradable the system becomes. But as I said $800 will get you what you want easy.
  15. Gimmick.. just like all the other motion devices
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