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I''m looking for a little feedback on my new terrain engine, things like frame-rate on different machines, any "jerkiness", and overall impressions. It''s 47.4 Meg (almost all heightfield!), and it can be found at: http://www.thoughtwaves.com:8000/PowerRender4/TerrainDemo.zip Be sure to read the Readme.txt file! Dave (P.S. unfortunately I am unable to release the source to this right now.)

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Trying to download now... only getting about 8K/sec on my cable connection. Where is this thing hosted?

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Hey,

I''m DLing it and i''m only getting 8-11 on my DSL as well.

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You''re lucky - I was getting 1.5kbs on DSL - 13 hours is too long!

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Lady Bracknell in "The Importance of being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde

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System Specs:
800@840 Athlon
512MB PC133 RAM
GF3 Ti-200 @ 200/460
Windows XP Pro

FPS = 180-200

Some clipping problems when walking up walls, and could really use a skybox and/or some fog to cover up the far clipping plane.

Edited by - BenHanson on December 29, 2001 4:06:50 PM

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Yikes, it''s been downloaded 25 times already! It''s coming off my poor, sweating cable modem. Perhaps try again a little later when the rush dies down?

As for the fog and skybox, those things will be added to the full game. This is just a test of the terrain engine. I wanted to see the edges in all their uglyness.

The near-clip setting is something I''m going to have to address also.

Dave

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So has anyone other than BenHanson actually tried it yet? It''s been downloaded 42 times, and only one comment.

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I tried it, it was OK. The texture quality wasn''t very good and I had random slowdown. It would run ~100 fps for most of the time, but every once and a while it would slow down to 20-30 fps for a few seconds (like it is loading something) and then speed back up. It seemed to do this whenever I moved into a new area of the landscape.

P3 800mhz
512 mb Ram
Radeon 64 DDR
Win 2K

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I downloaded it and then had to leave for a bit. Got back and discovered that I had a nasty virus on my cmputer that Norton didn''t pick up for some reason.

Had to reformat and lost the download, so haven''t had a chance to re-get it

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Damn viruses! I know first hand the harddrive destroying capabilities of viruses. I''ve had to format in the past also because of them. I hope you get back to normal real soon!

-Rich

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