Updated media for Ember 0.7.2 available

The media released for Ember 0.7.2 was missing a couple of assets, resulting in some smaller graphical artifacts. We’ve therefore made an updated media package available. Download the ember-media-0.7.2.1.tar.bz2 archive and install in PREFIX/share/ember/media.

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Worldforge taking part in Google Summer of Code 2014

920x156xbanner-gsoc2014_smallOnce again Worldforge has had the good fortune to be selected as a mentoring organization for Google Summer of Code 2014!

This is an awesome opportunity for students to both get more involved in the project as well as get a sweet gig for the summer. If you’re a student reading this, waste no time getting over to the GSoC site and read up on how all of this works. Then swing by the Worldforge wiki to read up on how this all works specific to Worldforge. Don’t hesitate to contact us through our various channels.

As previously we’re also acting as an umbrella organization for our friends in the Ryzom and CEGUI projects.

Here are a couple of videos showing off student work from previous years, to perhaps serve as an inspiration.

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Ember 0.7.2 released

screenshot_20140217_140333The Worldforge 3d client Ember version 0.7.2 has been released and is now available from the WorldForge download site.

Ember is a client for the WorldForge project. It allows you to both play in and edit virtual worlds.This release includes a totally revamped terrain engine as well as various improvements to both game play
and authoring.

  • Revamped and improved terrain engine.
  • High level detail terrain materials.
  • Improvements to authoring.
  • Various bug fixes.

This version can be downloaded from the sourceforge download site, at the following locations:

At this time we do not provide precompiled packages.

Note that if you compile from source, you will need to install the content of ember-media-0.7.2.tar.bz2 to PREFIX/share/ember/media or use the “make releasemediarsync” make target.

More information can be found at the Ember site.

All bug reports should be posted at the Launchpad.

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Eris 1.3.23 release

Eris version 1.3.23 has been released and is now available from the WorldForge download site. Eris is the WorldForge client-side session layer. This release is a minor release which primarily fixes some bugs and adds support for the new entity reference Atlas format, which is vital for proper import and export support.

  • Support for the new entity reference Atlas format.
  • Various bug fixes.

Source code can be downloaded from the following locations:

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Binary packages for Ember 0.7.1 available

screenshot_20131110_224407Just a quick update that we’re now providing binary packages of Ember 0.7.1.
We’re currently providing these for 64-bit Linux32-bit Linux and Windows.

To run the Linux packages you must first make sure that the file is executable.

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Ember 0.7.1 released

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The Worldforge 3d client Ember version 0.7.1 has been released and is now available from the WorldForge download site.

Ember is a client for the WorldForge project. It allows you to both play in and edit virtual worlds.
This release focus on improving the editing capabilities, allowing for much easier world creation.

  • Export and import of entities and worlds.
  • Much improved entity editor.
  • Ability to edit and debug entity minds.
  • Detect local servers and connect as admin directly.
  • Many bug fixes, improvements and optimizations.

This version can be downloaded from the sourceforge download site, at the following locations:

At this time we do not provide precompiled packages.

Note that if you compile from source, you will need to install the content of ember-media-0.7.1.tar.bz2 to PREFIX/share/ember/media or use the “make releasemediarsync” make target.

More information can be found at the Ember site.

All bug reports should be posted at the Launchpad.

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Cyphesis 0.6.2 release

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 Cyphesis version 0.6.2 has been released and is now available from the WorldForge download site.

Cyphesis is a small to medium scale server for WorldForge games, with builtin AI. This version includes the demo game Mason which is currently in development. This release is intended for server administrators wishing to run a Mason server and World developers developing new worlds or game systems. It is primarily a bugfix release which fixes a serious crash issue.

Major changes in this version:

  • Fix for a possible crash related to wielded entities and destruction.
  • Addition of a new “spawner” property

Source code can be downloaded from here:

Source Code tar.bz2

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Eris 1.3.22 Release

Eris version 1.3.22 has been released and is now available from the WorldForge download site. Eris is the WorldForge client-side session layer, used by many existing clients. This is a development release, as the API may change prior to the final release of Eris 1.4.0. However, any changes should be minor and easy to incorporate into clients; testing is recommended and appreciated. Changes:

  • Ability to connect to a local socket has been added.
  • Support for connecting using a “sys” account.
  • Handling of the avatar being deleted.

Source code can be downloaded from the following locations:

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Google Summer of Code 2013 report: Samuel Kogler

The Google Summer of Code 2013 is now complete. Samuel Kogler worked during the summer on improving the terrain rendering component in Ember.

We’ve previously used a component called the PagedLandscapeSceneManager2 for our terrain rendering. This component however is both unmaintained and has some design deficiencies which makes it ultimately unsuitable for what we want to achieve with the worlds in Worldforge. Samuel’s task over the summer has been to bring the newer and more flexible Ogre Terrain Component into Ember.

Apart from the work he’s been doing on Ember he’s also submitted many changes to Ogre, both to core Ogre functionality and to the aforementioned Terrain Component.

We’re very pleased with the work he’s done, as well as having to work alongside with him. It’s been an absolute joy to see his progress.

Below is his own presentation of the work he’s done.

As he’s based his work on the not yet released Ogre 1.9 branch we haven’t yet merged his code into Ember master; as soon as Ogre 1.9 is released we’ll commence that work. Until then his code can be seen over at his Github fork.

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Cyphesis 0.6.1 release

screenshot_20130922_204305Cyphesis version 0.6.1 has been released and is now available from the WorldForge download site.

Cyphesis is a small to medium scale server for WorldForge games, with builtin AI. This version includes the demo game Mason which is currently in development. This release is intended for server administrators wishing to run a Mason server and World developers developing new worlds or game systems.

Major changes in this version:

  • New authoring, inspection and persistence of minds.
  • Improvements to goals, making forester and lumberjack more lively.
  • Full persistence of world, along with minds, at shutdown.
  • Internal rewrites of many core functions.

Source code can be downloaded from here:

Source Code tar.bz2

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