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Linux MMORPG Game Engine Sees Major Update

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Published on 23 May 2009 07:49 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in Gaming
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Regnum Online, a Massively Multi-player Online Role Playing Game that has a native Linux client offered by its developers (NGD Studios), has received a major overhaul. Regnum Online is one of the very few MMORPGs that has a native Linux client, but now its own game engine got a whole lot more powerful. The game engine has been reworked greatly and is now known as NG3D2.0, but later this year they already plan to introduce another major update on top of that.

Some of the new features to be found with NG3D2.0 are dynamic volumetric shadows, enhanced lighting and modeling, high definition characters, enhanced post process effects, performance improvements upwards of 50%+ faster, and an increase in the drawing distance of scenery. Beyond just the game engine, there are also some improvements to the game-play as well. This update is being introduced as part of the two year anniversary of Regnum Online.

More information on this update can be found in the company's press release. This game is still no World of Warcraft or Everquest when it comes to the game-play or graphics, but at least there is native Linux support from NGD Studios.

Linux MMORPG Game Engine Sees Major Update


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