|A new Project Entropia Development Report was posted at RPGVault today. Patrick Sundström, Marketing Manager at Mind Ark, reporst about the work on the game:
Our beta server has been closed since the end of December, but our internal development server has remained in use. As you can see from the accompanying screenshots, which were taken yesterday, when the new version of Project Entropia is up and running, the participants will see a new generation of graphics that utilize the full capabilities of NDL's NetImmerse engine. At this time, we are using version 4.0, and also getting ready to upgrade to 4.1, which was released less than two weeks ago. We are excited about this new version since it is said to include some very interesting performance enhancements. One is a batch rendering mode that allows faster processing of objects with the same render and dynamic-effect states. Another is a selective update mode that reduces processor load by only updating objects when they change from one scene to another. The underlying details are of interest to technical experts, but anyone can easily see the difference in the new development screenshots compared to those from the Phase II beta.
In an unrelated note, Truthsword announced at RPGVault that he will resign as a news staff member and once again be nothing but a fan. All the best to you, Truthsword, your work will be missed my the community...