HeroEngine Sapphire

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The following is a list of major features expected to be included in this release and is not a guarantee of the availability of the feature in the final release.  
 
The following is a list of major features expected to be included in this release and is not a guarantee of the availability of the feature in the final release.  
 
 
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*Middleware
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=Middleware=
**Awesomium web-ui integration
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*Awesomium web-ui integration
**SpeedTree 6.0
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*SpeedTree 6.0
**XInput for gamepad, joystick, steering wheel, etc input support
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*XInput for gamepad, joystick, steering wheel, etc input support
  
 
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*Graphics
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=Graphics=
**Screen Space Ambient Occlusion (SSAO)
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*Screen Space Ambient Occlusion (SSAO)
**High Dynamic Range (HDR) rendering
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*High Dynamic Range (HDR) rendering
**Custom, configurable shader support
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*Custom, configurable shader support
**Improved default shadows (which you can always rewrite completely)
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*Improved default shadows (which you can always rewrite completely)
**FreeType font support
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*FreeType font support
**Whitebox world layout tools
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*Whitebox world layout tools
**Support for non-HeroMaterials in Max and Maya
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*Support for non-HeroMaterials in Max and Maya
**Performance improvements
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*Performance improvements
**Faster shader loading, and improved support for local shaders and editing
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*Faster shader loading, and improved support for local shaders and editing
**Material instances
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*Material instances
**Nvidia 3DVision stereo video support
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*Nvidia 3DVision stereo video support
**Correct color support for sRGB textures, linear color space calculations
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*Correct color support for sRGB textures, linear color space calculations
**Autodesk Max 2013, Maya 2013 support
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*Autodesk Max 2013, Maya 2013 support
**New GM Note drawing functions including lines, circles, squares, and polygons
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*New GM Note drawing functions including lines, circles, squares, and polygons
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*.RAW 8/16/32 is the default terrain import format (Leveller is still supported)
  
 
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*Client / Editor / Server / Tools
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=Client / Editor / Server / Tools=
**New HeroBlade UI / UX
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*New HeroBlade UI / UX
**New Repository Browser UI
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*New Repository Browser UI
**.RAW 8/16/32 is the default terrain import format (Leveller is still supported)
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*Fine-grained account permissions and permission groups
**Fine-grained account permissions and permission groups
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*[[Localization|Localization]]  
**[[Localization|Localization]]  
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*Automated server package application
**Automated server package application
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*Overall client performance improvements
**Overall client performance improvements
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*Large address aware client, and certain server processes
**Large address aware client, and certain server processes
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*Scripting
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=Scripting=
**New render panel options exposed through HSL
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*New render panel options exposed through HSL
**Foundation Framework: Lobby System
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*Foundation Framework: Lobby System
**Foundation Framework: Social System
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*Foundation Framework: Social System
**Foundation Framework: Chat System
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*Foundation Framework: Chat System
**Foundation Framework: Item system
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*Foundation Framework: Item system
  
  

Revision as of 16:54, 5 September 2012


Contents

Codename: Sapphire

Internal Branch Version Base: 2.0

Release Dates: TBA


Notes

Please note that this release requires client graphics device support for Direct3D Shader Model (SM) 3.0 or higher.


Major Feature Summary

The following is a list of major features expected to be included in this release and is not a guarantee of the availability of the feature in the final release.

Middleware


Graphics


Client / Editor / Server / Tools


Scripting



Obtaining the Release


HSL and Foundation Framework

New Features


Enhancements & Corrections



Deprecated Functionality


HeroBlade Editor and Client

New Features



Enhancements



Corrections



Player Client

This section includes Player Client specific changes.  General client changes are listed above under HeroBlade

New Features


Enhancements

Corrections





Client Tools

New Features

Enhancements


Corrections


Server Processes

New Features

Enhancements




Corrections




Server Tools

New Features

Enhancements



Corrections



Source and Object Notes



Database


Personal tools
Namespaces
Variants
Actions
Navigation
Toolbox