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  • jodajodajoda
    Level 1

    About darkplaces engine
    DarkPlaces is a Quake modification I have built over the course of 6 years on and off experimenting, it got somewhat of an overhaul when the Quake engine source code was released, and I began developing a custom OpenGL-only engine for it and other mods, which supports Windows WGL and Linux GLX, and has greatly improved graphics and image quality.

    It can not easily be described, as it is simply an improved Quake, not a total conversion (yet, anyway).

    The realism of shell casings falling to the floor, much improved bullet impacts, 32bit color alpha blended explosions, blood flying everywhere and sticking to the walls...

    Behind the scenes the code has changed a great deal, I was not content with the original QuakeC code, and I have greatly changed the engine while maintaining compatibility with normal quake modifications.

    The idea
    How about creating a new stand alone ET game? that is based on the darkplaces engine. Better graphics, network interface and it can handle new computers better. You take all the data from current ET, and place it under Darkplaces engine roof. I havent figuerd a way to do this, but I hope someone can help the community by doing this. Also adjust the gameplay feeling so it feels like the current ET.

    The Result
    Better driver support, better graphics and maybe gameplay.. and also better network interface.. A better game overall if we can do this.

    I hope anyone out there is in for the idea.
  • jodajodajoda
    Level 1

    I have sent a hopeless mail to SplashDamage.

    Hi,
    My name is ***** ******** from Norway, nick named peoy. I was a hardcore Enemy Territory player for a long time ago.

    Today's computers are too "good" or upgraded that there is a lot of problems with W:ET(lagg, not loading and all kinds of wierd stuff), and that ultimately means that there will be few and few players in the classic Enemy Territory game.

    I've played games like Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, quite ok game, but boring. Also the new zombie wolfenstein game, boring. Missing good old Enemy Territory!

    Ok, to the point.

    You should release Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory + all of the data as open source, or GPLv2 license. This makes it possible to have created a new classic pure WW2 enemy territory games for PC, using the Dark Places engine that is based on the Q3 engine.

    The Idea:
    How about creating a new stand alone ET game? that is based on the darkplaces engine. Better graphics, network interface and it can handle new computers better. You take all the data from current ET, and place it under Darkplaces engine hood. Also adjust the gameplay feeling so it feels like the current ET.

    The Result:
    Better driver/os support, better graphics and maybe gameplay.. and also better network interface. A better game experience overall if we can do this, and maybe add additional feature like friendslist.

    The Main POINT:
    Have the classic enemy territory look(graphic), feel(gravity, sound) and gameplay. Dont over power the graphics! Still want the classic smooth graphics, but boosted a little.

    IF you dont want to release everything under GPLv2, please consider doing all this yourself and listen to the communtiy.


    About the darkplaces engine:
    -------
    DarkPlaces is a Quake modification I have built over the course of 6 years on and off experimenting, it got somewhat of an overhaul when the Quake engine source code was released, and I began developing a custom OpenGL-only engine for it and other mods, which supports Windows WGL and Linux GLX, and has greatly improved graphics and image quality.

    It can not easily be described, as it is simply an improved Quake, not a total conversion (yet, anyway).

    The realism of shell casings falling to the floor, much improved bullet impacts, 32bit color alpha blended explosions, blood flying everywhere and sticking to the walls...

    Behind the scenes the code has changed a great deal, I was not content with the original QuakeC code, and I have greatly changed the engine while maintaining compatibility with normal quake modifications.
    -------

    Just think of the title "Enemy Territory: Classic"

    Regards,
    ***** **** *****
  • Wed Feb 17 2010, 02:51pm
    Wed Feb 24 2010, 03:08pm  
    Syphilis
    Level 1

    Good luck jodajodajoda - good to see there are still people showing enthusiasm for ET.
  • jodajodajoda
    Level 1

    Thanks. I have not gotten a reply, and problaby never will. But this was a symbolic mail
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