Ember 0.5.2 released

Ember version 0.5.2 has been released and is now available from the WorldForge download site.

Ember is a 3d client for the WorldForge project. It uses the Ogre 3d graphics library for presentation and CEGUI for its GUI system.
This release adds a totally rewritten foliage system which allows for addition of efficient and natural looking foliage such as bushes and plants. In addition to that a new imposter system has been added, allowing for scenes with large forests. A lot of smaller bugs and glitches have been fixed, and the gui has been tweaked to behave more intuitively. Note that if you compile from source, you will need to install the media too, either by using the “make releasemediarsync” make target or by installing the content of ember-media-0.5.2.tar.bz2 to PREFIX/share/ember/media Also note that this version requires CEGUI 0.6.0 and libwfut 0.2.0.
Changes:

  • new foliage system allowing for expansive forests and vegetation
  • support for imposters
  • ability to save login information
  • large number of updated meshes and textures
  • lots of bug fixes

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

We currently only provide precompiled packages for Linux system, but will provide Windows packages in the near future.

Note that if you compile from source, you will need to install the content of ember-media-0.5.2.tar.bz2 to PREFIX/share/ember/media

If you compile Ogre yourself make sure to disable FreeImage (–disable-freeimage).

More information can be found at the Ember site.

All bug reports should be posted at the Launchpad.

About erik

Main developer of the Ember client.
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