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Hi all, we are a team of 5 and these are some screenshots from a demo which
is presenting the graphics engine used by our upcoming game called XYRAX_.
The demo can be found at www.xyrax.com
The demo has been built in december 2001, when our engine has been in an
very early development state. So you won_t see that many features at all in
this demo but a new engine demo which will be showing off all engine
features will be developed soon! Due to this fact it_s currently only
possible to view our demo using GeForce cards but that will also be fixed in
the next demo version!
Engine Features so far:
Advanced particle system (object based emitters, dynamic linking of
warps and emitters objects as particles)
Spline interpolated motions (for cameras, objects, lights, etc.)
Internal lightmap render (Point, Spot, Linear, Area Lights,
Atmosphere (Planets, Multiple cloud layers, Dynamic skydome,
advanced bones system (importation of .bvh files possible)
Advanced texture management (minimal use of texture memory, S3
Screen effects (Flash, Snow, Rain, blood, etc.)
Transparency (order dependend drawing, additive / subtractive
Core 3d engine (full optimized for OpenGL, minimal redundancy for
switching to other APIs)
Due to the fact that XYRAX uses it_s own file system we developed a tool
which provides the following features:
Particle effects editor
Some information about XYRAX
XYRAX will be sort of an multiplayer online first person shooter!
It_s featuring all known game modes from games like Q3, Rtcw, Unreal,
There will also be 4 new game modes which have never been seen before.
The main point during building XYRAX was and is, that it should be easier to
use, especially in server mode, then other games. That means that there
will be an easy to use interface for both server and client so you be able
to use a specific command as fast as possible. The other point was that the
whole game should be configurable, so if you open up a server you will be
able to configure just everything so everybody can build his very own
individual game mode!
When XYRAX will be released, there will also be an online community which
will provide all gamers with features like statistik tracking, maps, mods,
If you would like to get some more Information on what XYRAX is all about,
just visit us at www.xyrax.com and do not hesitate to contact us! We will
try our best to answer as soon as possible!
The demo itself can also be found at www.xyrax.com.
So thats it for now :-)
Thanks for giving us some comments on how you like it this far!