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Update about Steel Storm 2 (now Phaeton)

09 06 14 - 10:26 Used tags: , , , ,

It's mostly been work on the tech up until now. You can click “Read More” to see the changelog but the really cool one (I think) is that tools are now in the engine (based on Doom3 BFG, not the origional).

You can read more about the game over at the KOT website.

Phaeton is a Doom 3 BFG GPL engine based game, a first person sequel to the original Steel Storm: Burning Retribution.

Changelog 06/07/2014:
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Rendering
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+ 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

Shaders
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+ Ambient lighting
+ Blurry real-time reflections
+ Dither post-process for HDR rendering [1]
+ Fogging for transparent surfaces
+ Feathered particles

Tools
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+ 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
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+ 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
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+ Re-implemented vehicles, with save/load game support
+ Implemented melee combat system (wip)
+ Implemented compass (wip)
+ Implemented grappling hook (wip)

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