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Posts Tagged ‘gamedev’


Intel Publishes Three Direct3D 11 Demos with Source Code

5 comments - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2010/08/02 at 12:14

Categories: Game Development, Microsoft DirectX   Tags: , , , , , , ,

DirectX 11

Direct3D 11 - Adaptive Volumetric Shadow Maps
Direct3D 11 – Adaptive volumetric shadow maps demo


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OpenGL vs Direct3D: the Return!

3 comments - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2010/01/28 at 16:21

Categories: Game Development, Microsoft DirectX, OpenGL   Tags: , ,

OpenGL logo

DirectX logo


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Demoscene: Assembly 2009 Results and Releases

5 comments - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2009/08/13 at 10:02

Categories: Demoscene   Tags: , , , , , ,

Assembly 2009

Assembly 2009 - Demo Rank #1 - Frameranger


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ATI Catalyst 8.10 Fixes the Displacement Mapping Bug in OpenGL

10 comments - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/09/30 at 16:43

Categories: Catalyst, Game Development, OpenGL   Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Great news! At last, ATI has fixed the displacement mapping bug. Now you can do vertex texture fetching in your vertex shaders with a Radeon! And GPU Caps Viewer is happy:

More information about vertex displacement mapping here: Vertex Displacement Mapping in GLSL Now Available on Radeon!.

You can grab the Catalyst 8.10 BETA from here: Catalyst 8.10 BETA.

I wonder if ATI will write this bugfix in the release notes… Anyway guys, this new release of Catalyst seems to be a great version…


Horde3D SDK [1.0.0] Beta 2 Released

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Categories: 3D Engines, Game Development, OpenGL, SDK   Tags: , , , , , , ,


Advanced skin rendering


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DevIL 1.7.1

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/08/28 at 11:27

Categories: Programming   Tags: , , , , , ,

DevIL (also called OpenIL) seems to re-birth after almost two years of silence. DevIL is back in a new version 1.7.1. Developer’s Image Library (DevIL) is a cross-platform image library utilizing a simple syntax to load, save, convert, manipulate, filter and display a variety of images with ease.

More information here: DevIL’s homepage


As soon as possible I’ll publish a VS2005 C++ project with OpenGL and DevIL. Stay tuned…


InteliShade Beta v3.0

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/08/25 at 09:27

Categories: Programming, Utilities   Tags: , , , , , , ,

InteliShade is a Visual Studio plugin allowing you to have code outlining and intellisense when editing HLSL code in your projects. InteliShade 3.0 supports Visual Studio 2005 and 2008 and is available as a free download.


GameDeveloperTools.com Launched

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/08/20 at 15:54

Categories: Game Development, Industry News   Tags: , ,

GameDeveloperTools.com or GDT was created to provide a one-stop resource of available tools for game developers. Tools include books, tutorials, engines and utilities.


Cool, Demoniak3D is already listed in their database!


New GPU Gems #2 Chapters Online

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Categories: Books, Game Development, Microsoft DirectX, OpenGL   Tags: , , , , , , , ,


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NVIDIA ForceWare 177.89: OpenGL Extensions and OpenGL 3.0 Code Sample

6 comments - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/08/18 at 20:48

Categories: Forceware, Game Development, OpenGL   Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,


[French]
Voici la liste des extensions OpenGL supportées par les pilotes Forceware 177.89 WinXP 32 pour une GeForce GTX 280.
[/French]
[English]
Here is the list of OpenGL extensions supported by Forceware 177.89 WinXP 32 drivers for a GeForce GTX 280.
[/English]

[French]
Les ForceWare 177.89 sont les premiers pilotes à offrir le support OpenGL 3.0. Mais pour le moment, ce support n’est pas officiel. Il faut l’activer de manière logiciel grâce à l’utilitaire NVemulate de NVIDIA:


L’activation d’OpenGL 3.0 donne accès à une nouvelle extension WGL_ARB_create_context qui permet de créer un context de rendu OpenGL 3.0. Si vous souhaitez ouvrir la porte d’OpenGL 3.0, voilà le code nécessaire:
[/French]
[English]
Forceware 177.89 are the first drivers to offer the OpenGL 3.0 support. But currently, this support is not official. We have to enable it thanks to NVIDIA’s NVemulate utility:


OpenGL 3.0 activation gives an access to a new extension: WGL_ARB_create_context.
This extension makes it possible to create an OpenGL 3.0 rendering context. If you wish to explore the new world of OpenGL 3.0, here is the necessary code:
[/English]

// wglCreateContextAttribsARB prototype.
typedef HGLRC (APIENTRYP PFNWGLCREATECONTEXTATTRIBSARBPROC)\
(HDC, HGLRC, const int*);
PFNWGLCREATECONTEXTATTRIBSARBPROC wglCreateContextAttribsARB;

// Get a pointer on the create context func.
wglCreateContextAttribsARB = \
(PFNWGLCREATECONTEXTATTRIBSARBPROC) \
wglGetProcAddress("wglCreateContextAttribsARB");

// Create an OpenGL 3.0 context.
HGLRC gl3Ctx = wglCreateContextAttribsARB(dc, 0, NULL);

//
// Do something with this opengl 3.0 rendering context.
//

// Delete the context
wglDeleteContext( gl3Ctx );	
gl3Ctx = NULL;				

[French]
Ceci étant dit, voilà la liste des nouvelles extensions pour un contexte de rendu OpenGL 2.1 avec support OpenGL 3.0 activé:
[/French]
[English]
That said, here is the list of the new extensions for an OpenGL 2.1 rendering context with OpenGL 3.0 support enabled:
[/English]

[French]Carte graphique utilisée[/French]
[English]Graphics card used[/English]: EVGA GeForce GTX 280 / 1Gb

– Drivers Version: Forceware 6.14.11.7789
– OpenGL Version: 2.1.2
– GLSL (OpenGL Shading Language) Version: 1.20 NVIDIA via Cg compiler
– OpenGL Renderer: GeForce GTX 280/PCI/SSE2
– Drivers Renderer: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 280
– ARB Texture Units: 16
– Vertex Shader Texture Units: 32
– Pixel Shader Texture Units: 32
– Geometry Shader Texture Units: 32
– Max Texture Size: 8192×8192
– Max Anisotropic Filtering Value: X16.0
– Max Point Sprite Size: 63.4
– Max Dynamic Lights: 8
– Max Viewport Size: 8192×8192
– Max Vertex Uniform Components: 4096
– Max Fragment Uniform Components: 2048
– Max Varying Float: 60
– Max Vertex Bindable Uniforms: 12
– Max Fragment Bindable Uniforms: 12
– Max Geometry Bindable Uniforms: 12
– MSAA: 2X
– MSAA: 4X
– MSAA: 8X
– MSAA: 16X
– MSAA: 32X

OpenGL Extensions: 168 extensions

[French]
Les extensions des anciens pilotes ForceWare se trouvent ICI.
Vous pouvez utiliser GPU Caps Viewer pour récupérer la liste des extensions de votre carte graphique.
[/French]
[English]
The extensions exposed by the old ForceWare drivers are HERE.
You can use GPU Caps Viewer to retrieve the list of extensions of your graphics card.
[/English]

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Real Time Realistic Rendering of Nature Scenes

2 comments - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - at 19:12

Categories: Game Development, Programming   Tags: , , , , , ,

A thesis about real-time realistic rendering of nature scenes with dynamic lighting has been published. This thesis includes all details about real-time grass rendering and about real-time tree rendering with indirect lighting.

You can grab the thesis here: PhD thesis


It’s a pity there is no real-time 3D demo. Screenshots are cool but a real demo is better!
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NVIDIA SDK 10.5: New OpenGL and Direct3D Samples

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Screen-Space Ambient Occlusion demo


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New Features of DirectX 11 Explaned

1 comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/08/17 at 22:56

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Boost 1.36 Released

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Categories: Game Development, Programming   Tags: , , , , , ,

The new version of Boost is available. Boost is set of C++ librairies that extend the functionality of C++. Boost can be used with both open and closed source projects.


Links:
Boost homepage
Boost C++ Libraries
Boost 1.36.0 Changelog


Dev.Mag: Game Developers Free Online Magazine

Be the first to comment - What do you think?  Posted by JeGX - 2008/08/14 at 14:16

Categories: Game Development, Industry News   Tags: , , , , , ,

Dev.Mag is a free online magazine for game developers.
Filled with tutorials, features, interviews, tech-pieces and so much more!


Contents of the issue # 24:
– Interview with German developers, Irrgheist.
– Blender App Engine introduction
– Penny Arcade Adventures review
– A guide to home-made sound effects for your games
– And much, much more.


Issue 24 can be directly download but to enjoy the other issues, just subscribe at Dev.Mag.

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