https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0r-SOxXFM3c It's been a loooooong time since the last video. One of the biggest reasons is that we have been ironing out engine's bugs, enhancing rendering and porting over almost all existing tools (Material Editor doesn't help making materials quicker, so it was left broken, DoomScript Debugger was disabled in vanilla Doom 3, so it's in queue for resurrection).
This video is rather long'ish, so we suspect only diehard fans of the game engines, iD Software and their legacy, and of course Phaeton game fans, will watch it all :)
Rendering --------- + HDR 64-bit rendering + Fixed AMD crash with security cameras + Image based bloom (glow) + Ported evnShot cmd (render cubemaps) + Implemented RoQ video playback with support for high resolution RoQ video files + Partially fixed transparent surfaces sorting + Fixed majority of r_show* cvars + Updated all shaders to be compliant with modern standards + Added support for RGBA textures (material key defines whether image will be kept RGBA or will be compressed; useful for GUI elements, view weapon elements, etc.) + Added "mask" to exclude surfaces from motion blur + Replaced stock YCoCg encoder with threaded one, with much higher quality output + Skybox and RGB images now compressed as YCoCg "scaled" DXT5 to achieve highest quality possible
Tools ----- + Ported dmap/aas tools from idTech 4 to Storm Engine 2 + Ported at full capacity and fixed Level/GUI/Particles/Lights/Sounds/AF/Decls/PDA Editors from idTech 4 to Storm Engine 2 + Progress bar for images compression
General ------ + Created fully functional Flash GUI system + Removed SDL1 + Overhauled input events handling on Linux + Implemented full support for gamepad on Linux via SDL2 + SLD2 can be embedded on compile + Implemented video and cinematics skip on keyboard/gamepad/mouse press + Fixed decal projections when using FX system + Implemented savegame preview images + Implemented map loading progress bar + Modified .resources vfs to handle/package mods and eliminate assets duplication
Gameplay -------- + Re-implemented vehicles, with save/load game support + Implemented melee combat system (wip) + Implemented compass (wip) + Implemented grappling hook (wip)
Images: 1. Banding artifacts are gone now (levels have been enhanced to make it obvious to see; image compression artifacts are present due to TGA > PNG > JPG conversion
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