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    Phoronix: Unigine Engine Still Working On The Visuals

    Unigine Engine developers have talked about their latest round of improvements to their cross-platform visual masterpiece...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTQzOTQ

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    I wish Unigine would make some open source contributions.
    Perhaps contributions to Mesa, or open source some of their tools or something.

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    • #3
      Are there any obvious areas where Unigine lacks features that engines like Unreal and Havok have? I'm really surprised there aren't more games taking advantage of this, but it may have to do with optimizations for game consoles.

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      • #4
        Bad support for consoles (no Xbox) is probably one important reason why developers won't touch it. Hopefully they'll have support for Xbox one and PS4 when these consoles become mainstream.

        Also, I really hope they'll fix the messy and broken OpenGL support.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by brent View Post
          Bad support for consoles (no Xbox) is probably one important reason why developers won't touch it. Hopefully they'll have support for Xbox one and PS4 when these consoles become mainstream.

          Also, I really hope they'll fix the messy and broken OpenGL support.
          yep, that's the biggest problem with it right now. It's OpenGL support isnt anywhere close to being compliant with standards. Unigine doesnt work with drivers that are standards complaint.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by brent View Post
            Hopefully they'll have support for Xbox one and PS4 when these consoles become mainstream.
            Hopefully, Xbox one will never become mainstream. Which seems likely, with all the bad publicity it's received due to egregious spying features and such. No one trusts microsoft anymore.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by dee. View Post
              Hopefully, Xbox one will never become mainstream. Which seems likely, with all the bad publicity it's received due to egregious spying features and such. No one trusts microsoft anymore.
              who trusted microsoft before? it had NSA keys in it back in like 95

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dee. View Post
                Hopefully, Xbox one will never become mainstream. Which seems likely, with all the bad publicity it's received due to egregious spying features and such. No one trusts microsoft anymore.
                I was at a local computer repair shop today where I heard a group of guys talking about the Xbox one and they seemed like they were very enthusiastic about it. Though I tried interjecting about the APU specs they had no idea what the hell I was talking about.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by uid313 View Post
                  I wish Unigine would make some open source contributions.
                  Perhaps contributions to Mesa, or open source some of their tools or something.
                  That reminds me, whey did you never bother to donate to the Mesa GL_KHR_debug campain? I even offered to match your donation on top of the 25$ donation that I made my self. You never even responeded to the topic. It makes you look like a giant hypocrate that just want thigns for free from corporations.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by LinuxGamer View Post
                    who trusted microsoft before? it had NSA keys in it back in like 95
                    So. If you're not plotting to blow anything up they don't give a flying fuck about you.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by yogi_berra View Post
                      So. If you're not plotting to blow anything up they don't give a flying fuck about you.
                      I don't plan to blow up anything, but I still don't want them (or anyone else for that matter) to be snooping on me.

                      Besides there is always a war on drugs or war on porn (or in Russia war on homosexuals, or in old Germany war on Jews).

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by yogi_berra View Post
                        So. If you're not plotting to blow anything up they don't give a flying fuck about you.
                        Haha, that's such a fallacy, a tired trope and to top it off - not even true.

                        For example, NSA database (the very same one collected by wiretapping everyone in the world) has been used by the DEA to investigate things that have absolutely nothing to do about "blowing things up", "terrorism" or national "security". That's just the stuff we know so far, who knows what else it's being used for? Profiling? Preparing for the new totalitarian state where every citizen is kept "safe" by draconian legislation? Blackmail of political activists to get them to gather evidence or testify against their friends?

                        The argument "if you have nothing to hide you have nothing to fear" is the worst, most idiotic argument ever because of the incredible amount of na´vety and short-sightedness exhibited by the kind of people who make it.

                        Firstly, even if we assume that you could currently trust the NSA not to do anything shady with your information (which is dubious, considering the absolute lack of transparency and oversight, and all the times they've been caught telling outright lies to the public), the mere fact that they collect your data and catalogue it somewhere should be enough to alarm you. Even if you could trust the current NSA, the current CIA and the current government of the USoA, what guarantee do you have that x years down the line a new, "improved" Patriot Act won't be enacted and a future government won't decide to misuse this information in a way that makes your life intolerable?

                        Secondly, we already know NSA can't be trusted. We know the US government can't be trusted. By extension, Microsoft, Google, Apple or Facebook can't be trusted. I will treat every US-based service or company as potentially malicious in nature until this thing is sorted out and we get real transparency and real safeguards against abuse and privacy violations. For starters, the entire NSA needs to be disbanded, and any legislation that allows them so much leeway that they can freely spy and violate the privacy of everyone in the world needs to be changed.

                        It's a fact of life, that power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Whenever there is power that is unbalanced by proper safeguards, transparency and other checks and balances, that power will inevitably be abused for the benefit of those in power, and the ones who suffer are inevitably those with the least influence, the least resources to defend themselves.

                        Thirdly, speaking of "nothing to hide" - that's a terribly privileged assumption to make. You're speaking as (I assume, correct me if I'm wrong on any count) a middle-class, white, heterosexual male, living in a developed country - you are entirely unaware of the kind of problems people in less privileged positions face, why they would indeed have reason to hide things about themselves just so they can stay safe. A freethinker in China, a homosexual in Uganda, an atheist in Indonesia or Pakistan, a feminist in Saudi-Arabia... the list goes on, but you get the point. There are people who have to fear for their life because of their beliefs or ideologies, or simply because of who they are. It's incredibly arrogant to assume that everyone who isn't a criminal or terrorist should be ok with not hiding anything about themselves.

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                        • #13
                          http://www.groklaw.net/article.php?s...30818120421175

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                          • #14
                            Thanks for the link m8

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