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PostPosted: Tue Mar 04, 2014 5:26 pm 

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I am an new media artist and for my next work, I'll work about cities
I want some advices about a nice game engine on Linux enough performant to render a very big city (by exemple Honk Kong, NY etc) to grow in real time
I master C++, Opengl but for my project, I can't do all in low level because time, money and the skills of the team that will be mobilized for the project

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 05, 2014 7:25 am 
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Well, for nativ Linux engines there come the following engines in mind (in order how i think they are suited for such a task) - but i think when what you want to do is to render the full city zoomed in and zoomed out, you'll need to handle some LOD stuff yourself.

Still i have with most of them some issues, which i will add:



Pro: High performance which can be optionally programmed in c++ or lua
Con: actually not yet available on linux, but only weeks away and you can start on windows and then continue once it is released.


Pro: High performace, large feature set
Con: 64bit Linux only, needs quite new glibc (which means for example you can't run it on debian)


Pro: High performance, large feature set, relatively large community to help you with problems
Con: Not optimal linux support (e.g. does exit without any hint, if some other application is already using sound

Open source alternatives:


Pro: Long running project, can be considered quite stable, easy API structure
Con: Only graphcis engine, no physics, sound, etc.

GamePlay 3d

Pro: veeeeery cross platform, generates ide projects for each platform, clean API
Con: Graphics quality not too impressive, although you can get some decent results when investing some work

Well, ended up with much more options that i planned when starting the post ;) - but unfortunately there is no engine out there that excells at every task, you'll have to check out a few i guess.

My projects: Gamvas Web - html5 canvas game framework| sge2d - C/C++ 2D SDL game framework

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