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8/19/07 2:47:52 AM#21
Originally posted by Zorvan
The thing is when someone is researching the endless number of game engines (including graphics, physics, audio, etc.) and something looks like it might have merit, they are going to research all of that information. Based on the interesting comments here, I downloaded and researched the product, and to this day it remains 3DSMax-centric, thus making it of very little use to the low-budget developers.
Looks like we're still stuck integrating the hard way with Ogre or Irrlicht and a bunch of separate packages to get all the pieces together. Everything else that looks good is in beta.
I'll be around, looking for some old friends who looked forward to an MMORPG that never made it.
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8/19/07 1:52:52 PM#22
If that's the issue then why don't you look into Multiverse.
They have a better business model. They don't make money til you do then its only a percentage fee 10%.
Billing etc is handled by them an additional 6% (from last I read)
They also do not support the hosting at this time, but hosting isn't that substantial at the small spectrum for those learning and wanting to start their own. You can host on your own server if its just for personal use. (Keep in mind item 1 above if you make money they do).
They are also using a newer version of the axiom engine then what Kaneva is.
They offer support at all rates (check site) and current closed beta developers are happy to assist others.
They support Maya, Max, Blender and any number of other free modeling programs, including sketch-up (google). They provide with the client and server free tools for exporting models and converting them, the meshes, textures, skeletons and animation into a collada file to be read by the game engine.
They provide speetree for use in Non-Commercial games for free (a modest package but still there). You have to pay speedtree for the full blown if you go commercial.
It's a much better deal, which is why we went with them over Kaneva and believe me we almost signed with Kaneva. I was even ready to go visit the data facility on the north siide of Atlanta. However, Multiverse remains in open beta at this time and is expected to go gold by year end.