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This topic contains 15 replies, has 8 voices, and was last updated by  philippe_j 11 years, 3 months ago.

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  • #5290

    darkcult
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  • #31386

    Skyclad
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    And there was me thinking that the post might have been about theoretical physics…

    Dave

  • #31387

    Nooptical
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    Sounds class……
    The day we see realistically destructable geometry will be a god day for all!

  • #31409

    philippe_j
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    you mean the day they do it again, right? Red Faction still has the best breaking glass I can remember. And you could dig through walls.
    I wish there was some paper on how they did that, actually…

  • #31414

    Skyclad
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    Sounds class……
    The day we see realistically destructable geometry will be a god day for all![/quote:c1b168783c]
    No doubt Lucas has it all patented by now, so no destructible terrain unless its done by Luke Skywalker forever more I’m afraid.

    Dave

  • #31416

    gizmo
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    you mean the day they do it again, right? Red Faction still has the best breaking glass I can remember. And you could dig through walls.
    I wish there was some paper on how they did that, actually…[/quote:2ca8d7115d]
    GeoMod? I would have thought that stuff would be common knowledge by now. :?

    Oh and speaking of Indiana Jones, I just noticed this in a press release from LucasArts

    Indiana Jones 2007 also features completely interactive Hot Set environments, where every setting is open-ended and completely destructible in a way that only next-generation consoles can deliver.[/quote:2ca8d7115d]

    From that I gather its going to be console only, what utter rubbish. :evil:

    Then again the last time they pulled this was with a game called Obi Wan and we all know how that one turned out…

  • #31425

    Pete
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    The GeoMod/CSG destruction of surroundings in Red Faction wasn’t all that I had hoped for. I hope this DMM Industrial Magic looks as good as it sounds

  • #31428

    philippe_j
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    shite? :shock: seriously? You know many alternative that were/are better?

  • #31431

    gizmo
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    Well nowadays it is considered shite alrite but at the time it was pretty good / original…I would have thought anyway. :?

  • #31433

    Pete
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    Nope, know of none that have done it better, wisely steered clear of because it was only really doable in very controlled circumstances. It was a novelty device used a handful of times in Red Faction and was completely inconsistant outside of those areas, eg. you couldn’t blast through a wall if it had a locked door in it. It was definitely a missed opportunity and I for one was very diasappointed when I played it, for me it was once again all talk and no trousers

  • #31434

    gizmo
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    Ah, I only ever played the demo hence my lack of real disappointment. I did hear it was a missed opportunity in some places though, that example of locked doors being impregnable was the one PC Zone used also back in the day.

    Hrm, I remember seeing a trailer for a game awhile ago that claimed it had “fully deformable terrain” now what the hell was it… :?

  • #31436

    Greenbean
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    Geomod was a bit of a gameplay nightmare. Oh, so thats all use of spacial constraints for gameplay gone. I mean how do you build levels to control the “feel” and “flow”.. and simple “get the next item/key” logic when your core usp allows the player to bust through any wall (so they had to cheat with iron walls etc). Enjoyable but limited fun.

  • #31443

    Nooptical
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    you mean the day they do it again, right? Red Faction still has the best breaking glass I can remember. And you could dig through walls. [/quote:7e7d5fbf68]

    That wasn’t realistic. You shot at a wall and a chunk was blown off. But it wasn’t based on the physics of the material.
    It was good fun……but not realistic!

  • #31487

    Pete
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    Hrm, I remember seeing a trailer for a game awhile ago that claimed it had “fully deformable terrain” now what the hell was it… :?[/quote:f554f0ec75]

    FarCry was supposed to have deformable terrain, blowing craters in the ground and what not in some early videos, don’t know if it made it into the final version though, once again it only worked in limited wide open areas, nowhere near the roots of a tree for example…

  • #31489

    lk_
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    It made it in use hand grenades or rocket launchers and you can create small craters. Not sure if it was added with a later patch though. I dont remember it the first time I played through it.

  • #31507

    philippe_j
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    You might be thinking of “Tread Marks” no? The game by Seamus McNally, was it not?

    But seriously, has anyone any papers/links on the subject? Cos it’s one of those things I’ve tried to look for, but I always end up with hundreds of unrelated results first :?

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