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Voxels with destructible environments were a touted feature of "Crowfall" when it was first announced on Kickstarter. But it appears the devs changed their minds since then, due to the performance hit it would've had on the game.
I have Outcast 1.1 on Steam, tried to play it but it just looks and feels so outdated now. I remember enjoying the original Outcast when it first came out though, also it was technically impressive for the time.
*edit* Looked it up, 1.1 is a remaster of the original game and still uses voxels, Second Contact is an actual remake with much better graphics and controls and as far as I can tell, it doesn't use voxels.
I remember this other game from around that time called Giants: Citizen Kabuto that was pretty good. The story was also funny.
Pretty sure I bought it already on GOG. Still never played it tho.
Ever wonder how different video games would've been if the gaming and video card industries embraced tech that's optimized for voxels instead of polygons?
You know, if any of the Multiverse theories are true, there could be alternate universes where the people are smarter... Maybe they made better buying decisions which led them to development of phenomenal (mostly) voxel based games, and more advanced plasma 4K monitors/tvs to play them on, etc.
I remember playing games like that with 3dfx, the FSAA on the Voodoo5 really blew me away. "Giants" was one of those games where it really stood out. Very big and open 3rd person shooter with RTS elements. It was pretty unique too, I don't think I've ever played a game quite like it since. They were gonna make a sequel called "First Wonder" but the crowdfunding campaign failed and they canceled it. They needed $500,000 but only made $46,000.
Also I agree, there may well have been some potential for voxels. I think there are still some games (even newer ones) that use it though. I remember there being command line stuff in Crysis 1 for voxels, I think it had to do with parallax mapping (when surfaces have a raised/detailed appearance).
BT: I guess I came to the wrong place for those...
Aug 13, 2017 22:04:20 GMT
Ronhel: Yeah no brains left here
Aug 14, 2017 19:53:26 GMT
Cop: My brain is in my penis, it sucks right out, go on, give it a try...
Aug 16, 2017 19:16:27 GMT
Cop: I asked a Chinese girl for her number. She said, "Sex! Sex! Sex! Free sex tonight!" I said, "Wow!" Then her friend said, "She means 666-3629."
Oct 21, 2017 17:27:06 GMT
Zombie: So did you get the free sex?
Oct 23, 2017 1:18:04 GMT
Ronhel: We all want to know??
Oct 23, 2017 16:57:20 GMT
Cop: There is no such thing as free sex.
Oct 24, 2017 16:17:42 GMT
sj: Not true for all men, such as the actor who plays Thor (Hemsworth?). Last time I went to a movie, the Thor trailer was playing and the girls sitting one row over were having a conversation about him.
Oct 24, 2017 21:00:28 GMT
Ronhel: They talked about him so that was free sex? Damn I'm missing something here.
Oct 29, 2017 17:39:43 GMT
sj: Sure, they talked about how sexy they think he is - about his arms, etc. Seems to common regarding famous Actors, singers, sports pros, etc. Don't think good looks are required tho - they seem to throw themselves at men who they perceive as alpha males.
Nov 2, 2017 18:59:24 GMT
sj: Ironically, Hemsworth (or his character) talks about this topic (women throwing themselves at him) in one of the movies (Rush) he starred in.
Nov 2, 2017 19:01:47 GMT
Cop: Harvey Weinstein is currently paying for all that supposedly free sex he got in the '90s. Spacey's too. Like I said, no such thing as free sex.
Nov 5, 2017 15:46:47 GMT
sj: Certainly, if a man messes around too much with many women and especially if he abuses his position, it'll probably come back to bite him. I never meant to say or imply that there are some men who can do anything they want.
Nov 5, 2017 19:07:26 GMT
Svperstar: I ordered pizza last week and it got here in like 25 minutes, later I got an email that said "Sorry you pizza was so late here is a code for a free pizza on us". Score.
Jun 25, 2018 1:37:23 GMT
Svperstar: Daylight savings time turned the alarm on my phone off. Come on Samsung, the S9+ is a "flagship" You can do better then that.
Nov 5, 2018 16:16:21 GMT