NEW ENGINE ON LIVE NOW!

BearKnightBearKnight Augusta, GAMember CommonPosts: 461

http://forums.anarchy-online.com/showthread.php?614468-18-8-0-Update-Release-Notes

 

 

Support the reddit suggestion to start a NEW server with ZERO character transfers to bring life back into Anarchy Online now that the new engine is here! Many in my own circle have shown high levels of interest with AO, but ONLY if a new server starts with the new engine.

 

http://www.reddit.com/r/anarchyonline/comments/3b2rx0/new_server_for_new_engine_launch/

 

 

I look forward to seeing you in-game :D!

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  • GruntyGrunty TexasMember RarePosts: 8,131

    The new graphics engine is a separate client and is in beta on the live server. You may use the test client or currently stay with the original client. 

    The new engine will require a new installation of Anarchy Online. It does not replace the original. Small client support has also ended.

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  • HellCasterHellCaster Kansas City, KSMember UncommonPosts: 231

    After 10 years they finally pulled it off. So cows can fly after all.

    I hope it looks as good as they promised.

    Playing: varies every day it seems.

  • GolbezTheLionGolbezTheLion Los Angeles, CAMember UncommonPosts: 347

    I reported this in a news tip here about an hour ago, but the editors seem more intent on posting about Red Bull promotions and single player games than MMORPGs. Dying Light trolling Bungie made the front page? comical.

    Pretty big news, that has yet to become news here.

  • irnbru69irnbru69 perthMember UncommonPosts: 93
    Thanks, ill bite
  • syltmackasyltmacka Gothenburg/SwedenMember UncommonPosts: 258
    im installing the beta now. ty.
  • exile01exile01 areMember RarePosts: 799

    You can see the update footage here:

     

  • WightyWighty Westbury, NYMember UncommonPosts: 699
    New engine make the game look almost exactly like The Repopulation

    What are your other Hobbies?

    Gaming is Dirt Cheap compared to this...

  • syltmackasyltmacka Gothenburg/SwedenMember UncommonPosts: 258
    i came to character creation, but the character textures and models looks like crap.
  • BearKnightBearKnight Augusta, GAMember CommonPosts: 461
    Originally posted by syltmacka
    i came to character creation, but the character textures and models looks like crap.

    They're not updated yet. They plan to since they can make modern models with them now. :)

  • HellCasterHellCaster Kansas City, KSMember UncommonPosts: 231
    So they implemented a new game engine but haven't upgraded the textures or models, typical FC. Where are all of the character heads and models they off-shored to China? Maybe in 10 years they will get these implemented.

    Playing: varies every day it seems.

  • HellCasterHellCaster Kansas City, KSMember UncommonPosts: 231
    Originally posted by BearKnight
    Originally posted by syltmacka
    i came to character creation, but the character textures and models looks like crap.

    They're not updated yet. They plan to since they can make modern models with them now. :)

    They started the new models years ago with samples of the heads they showed on the forums. They should've been ready by now.

    Playing: varies every day it seems.

  • BearKnightBearKnight Augusta, GAMember CommonPosts: 461
    Originally posted by HellCaster
    Originally posted by BearKnight
    Originally posted by syltmacka
    i came to character creation, but the character textures and models looks like crap.

    They're not updated yet. They plan to since they can make modern models with them now. :)

    They started the new models years ago with samples of the heads they showed on the forums. They should've been ready by now.

    There wasn't work to be done on any new textures until their new engine was in place. Now that the new engine IS in place they can start work on the new textures/models/etc. 

     

    The problem is that Funcom have been bleeding AO dry for years in terms of development staff/money for other less-popular games to try and salvage them (Age of Conan, Secret World, etc).  

     

    With more interest we could generate more in-flow for the company to drastically revitalize the game.  

  • HellCasterHellCaster Kansas City, KSMember UncommonPosts: 231
    Originally posted by BearKnight
    Originally posted by HellCaster
    Originally posted by BearKnight
    Originally posted by syltmacka
    i came to character creation, but the character textures and models looks like crap.

    They're not updated yet. They plan to since they can make modern models with them now. :)

    They started the new models years ago with samples of the heads they showed on the forums. They should've been ready by now.

    There wasn't work to be done on any new textures until their new engine was in place. Now that the new engine IS in place they can start work on the new textures/models/etc. 

     

    The problem is that Funcom have been bleeding AO dry for years in terms of development staff/money for other less-popular games to try and salvage them (Age of Conan, Secret World, etc).  

     

    With more interest we could generate more in-flow for the company to drastically revitalize the game.  

    No, that is incorrect. Here are threads with the new head models posted by "Means" back in 2011.

     

    http://forums.anarchy-online.com/showthread.php?590359-Friday-with-Means-May-27th-2011-Screens&highlight=New+head+models

    http://forums.anarchy-online.com/showthread.php?572997-Friday-with-Means-April-9th-2010-New-faces-Old-faces&highlight=New+head+models

    http://forums.anarchy-online.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4172&d=1306505816

    http://forums.anarchy-online.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3863&d=1270826454

     

    Playing: varies every day it seems.

  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDMember EpicPosts: 21,106
    Originally posted by GolbezTheLion
    I reported this in a news tip here about an hour ago, but the editors seem more intent on posting about Red Bull promotions and single player games than MMORPGs. Dying Light trolling Bungie made the front page? comical. Pretty big news, that has yet to become news here.

    You got your tip... chill out...

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  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDMember EpicPosts: 21,106
    Originally posted by HellCaster
    Originally posted by BearKnight
    Originally posted by HellCaster
    Originally posted by BearKnight
    Originally posted by syltmacka
    i came to character creation, but the character textures and models looks like crap.

    They're not updated yet. They plan to since they can make modern models with them now. :)

    They started the new models years ago with samples of the heads they showed on the forums. They should've been ready by now.

    There wasn't work to be done on any new textures until their new engine was in place. Now that the new engine IS in place they can start work on the new textures/models/etc. 

     

    The problem is that Funcom have been bleeding AO dry for years in terms of development staff/money for other less-popular games to try and salvage them (Age of Conan, Secret World, etc).  

     

    With more interest we could generate more in-flow for the company to drastically revitalize the game.  

    No, that is incorrect. Here are threads with the new head models posted by "Means" back in 2011.

     

    http://forums.anarchy-online.com/showthread.php?590359-Friday-with-Means-May-27th-2011-Screens&highlight=New+head+models

    http://forums.anarchy-online.com/showthread.php?572997-Friday-with-Means-April-9th-2010-New-faces-Old-faces&highlight=New+head+models

    http://forums.anarchy-online.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4172&d=1306505816

    http://forums.anarchy-online.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3863&d=1270826454

     

    He wasn't denying that the heads were made/shown, he was saying they couldn't put them in the game until they had the new engine implemented. First steps first...

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  • HellCasterHellCaster Kansas City, KSMember UncommonPosts: 231
    Originally posted by Distopia
    Originally posted by HellCaster
    Originally posted by BearKnight
    Originally posted by HellCaster
    Originally posted by BearKnight
    Originally posted by syltmacka
    i came to character creation, but the character textures and models looks like crap.

    They're not updated yet. They plan to since they can make modern models with them now. :)

    They started the new models years ago with samples of the heads they showed on the forums. They should've been ready by now.

    There wasn't work to be done on any new textures until their new engine was in place. Now that the new engine IS in place they can start work on the new textures/models/etc. 

     

    The problem is that Funcom have been bleeding AO dry for years in terms of development staff/money for other less-popular games to try and salvage them (Age of Conan, Secret World, etc).  

     

    With more interest we could generate more in-flow for the company to drastically revitalize the game.  

    No, that is incorrect. Here are threads with the new head models posted by "Means" back in 2011.

     

    http://forums.anarchy-online.com/showthread.php?590359-Friday-with-Means-May-27th-2011-Screens&highlight=New+head+models

    http://forums.anarchy-online.com/showthread.php?572997-Friday-with-Means-April-9th-2010-New-faces-Old-faces&highlight=New+head+models

    http://forums.anarchy-online.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4172&d=1306505816

    http://forums.anarchy-online.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3863&d=1270826454

     

    He wasn't denying that the heads were made/shown, he was saying they couldn't put them in the game until they had the new engine implemented. First steps first...

    No, that isn't what was said. "There wasn't work to be done on any new textures until their new engine was in place. " was how as BearKnight put it when in fact they had start working on the new textures back in 2010/2011. The images do show they were in fact "working" on them. And yes, they knew what engine they were going to implement ahead of time so they were completely able to start texture and model development.

     

    Edit: from the thread itself (i encourage you to read them)

    Means:"I had hoped *ahem* many weeks ago to be putting together a video of the new engine...but things are just not where I would like them to be. With the artists focusing their efforts on supporting the art team in Beijing with the production of thenew heads/bodies it hasn't been a good time to bother people about making me grass."

    Playing: varies every day it seems.

  • DistopiaDistopia Baltimore, MDMember EpicPosts: 21,106
    Originally posted by HellCaster
    Originally posted by Distopia
    Originally posted by HellCaster
    Originally posted by BearKnight
    Originally posted by HellCaster
    Originally posted by BearKnight
    Originally posted by syltmacka
    i came to character creation, but the character textures and models looks like crap.

    They're not updated yet. They plan to since they can make modern models with them now. :)

    They started the new models years ago with samples of the heads they showed on the forums. They should've been ready by now.

    There wasn't work to be done on any new textures until their new engine was in place. Now that the new engine IS in place they can start work on the new textures/models/etc. 

     

    The problem is that Funcom have been bleeding AO dry for years in terms of development staff/money for other less-popular games to try and salvage them (Age of Conan, Secret World, etc).  

     

    With more interest we could generate more in-flow for the company to drastically revitalize the game.  

    No, that is incorrect. Here are threads with the new head models posted by "Means" back in 2011.

     

    http://forums.anarchy-online.com/showthread.php?590359-Friday-with-Means-May-27th-2011-Screens&highlight=New+head+models

    http://forums.anarchy-online.com/showthread.php?572997-Friday-with-Means-April-9th-2010-New-faces-Old-faces&highlight=New+head+models

    http://forums.anarchy-online.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4172&d=1306505816

    http://forums.anarchy-online.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3863&d=1270826454

     

    He wasn't denying that the heads were made/shown, he was saying they couldn't put them in the game until they had the new engine implemented. First steps first...

    No, that isn't what was said. "There wasn't work to be done on any new textures until their new engine was in place. image

    For every minute you are angry , you lose 60 seconds of happiness."-Emerson


  • shamallshamall Imperial Beach, CAMember CommonPosts: 516
    Now finally after all these years something has been put out so we can at least see that they actually are doing something.

    The Brave Do Not Fear The Grave

  • ScorchienScorchien Hatboro, PAMember EpicPosts: 3,943
     This is great news , loved AO .. gonna chk this out , one of the best MMOS character development .. Hands Down..
  • BearKnightBearKnight Augusta, GAMember CommonPosts: 461
    Originally posted by Distopia
    Originally posted by HellCaster
    Originally posted by Distopia
    Originally posted by HellCaster
    Originally posted by BearKnight
    Originally posted by HellCaster
    Originally posted by BearKnight
    Originally posted by syltmacka
    i came to character creation, but the character textures and models looks like crap.

    They're not updated yet. They plan to since they can make modern models with them now. :)

    They started the new models years ago with samples of the heads they showed on the forums. They should've been ready by now.

    There wasn't work to be done on any new textures until their new engine was in place. Now that the new engine IS in place they can start work on the new textures/models/etc. 

     

    The problem is that Funcom have been bleeding AO dry for years in terms of development staff/money for other less-popular games to try and salvage them (Age of Conan, Secret World, etc).  

     

    With more interest we could generate more in-flow for the company to drastically revitalize the game.  

    No, that is incorrect. Here are threads with the new head models posted by "Means" back in 2011.

     

    http://forums.anarchy-online.com/showthread.php?590359-Friday-with-Means-May-27th-2011-Screens&highlight=New+head+models

    http://forums.anarchy-online.com/showthread.php?572997-Friday-with-Means-April-9th-2010-New-faces-Old-faces&highlight=New+head+models

    http://forums.anarchy-online.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4172&d=1306505816

    http://forums.anarchy-online.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3863&d=1270826454

     

    He wasn't denying that the heads were made/shown, he was saying they couldn't put them in the game until they had the new engine implemented. First steps first...

    No, that isn't what was said. "There wasn't work to be done on any new textures until their new engine was in place. image

    ---^ I was in fact not denying that heads/models had been done. I was talking about FINISHING the final product and putting it in game. That means texturing, rigging, etc. That work could physically NOT be done until the new engine was done so they could work inside the engine.

  • justmemyselfandijustmemyselfandi Higbee, MOMember UncommonPosts: 559
    Originally posted by Wighty
    New engine make the game look almost exactly like The Repopulation

    Not even friggin' close, bud.

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  • OrtwigOrtwig Cambridge, MAMember UncommonPosts: 1,163
    Originally posted by justmemyselfandi
    Originally posted by Wighty
    New engine make the game look almost exactly like The Repopulation

    Not even friggin' close, bud.

    Ah, so you've installed and tested it already, eh?  Thanks for your well-informed rev...er- Funcom-hate....  Just sayin'  ;)

  • justmemyselfandijustmemyselfandi Higbee, MOMember UncommonPosts: 559
    Originally posted by HellCaster
    Originally posted by Distopia
    Originally posted by HellCaster
    Originally posted by BearKnight
    Originally posted by HellCaster
    Originally posted by BearKnight
    Originally posted by syltmacka
    i came to character creation, but the character textures and models looks like crap.

    They're not updated yet. They plan to since they can make modern models with them now. :)

    They started the new models years ago with samples of the heads they showed on the forums. They should've been ready by now.

    There wasn't work to be done on any new textures until their new engine was in place. Now that the new engine IS in place they can start work on the new textures/models/etc. 

     

    The problem is that Funcom have been bleeding AO dry for years in terms of development staff/money for other less-popular games to try and salvage them (Age of Conan, Secret World, etc).  

     

    With more interest we could generate more in-flow for the company to drastically revitalize the game.  

    No, that is incorrect. Here are threads with the new head models posted by "Means" back in 2011.

     

    http://forums.anarchy-online.com/showthread.php?590359-Friday-with-Means-May-27th-2011-Screens&highlight=New+head+models

    http://forums.anarchy-online.com/showthread.php?572997-Friday-with-Means-April-9th-2010-New-faces-Old-faces&highlight=New+head+models

    http://forums.anarchy-online.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=4172&d=1306505816

    http://forums.anarchy-online.com/attachment.php?attachmentid=3863&d=1270826454

     

    He wasn't denying that the heads were made/shown, he was saying they couldn't put them in the game until they had the new engine implemented. First steps first...

    No, that isn't what was said. "There wasn't work to be done on any new textures until their new engine was in place. " was how as BearKnight put it when in fact they had start working on the new textures back in 2010/2011. The images do show they were in fact "working" on them. And yes, they knew what engine they were going to implement ahead of time so they were completely able to start texture and model development.

     

    Edit: from the thread itself (i encourage you to read them)

    Means:"I had hoped *ahem* many weeks ago to be putting together a video of the new engine...but things are just not where I would like them to be. With the artists focusing their efforts on supporting the art team in Beijing with the production of thenew heads/bodies it hasn't been a good time to bother people about making me grass."

    That Beijing studio was shut down over 2 1/2 years ago. Good luck. http://www.polygon.com/2013/1/25/3914928/the-secret-world-developer-funcom-closing-beijing-studio

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  • Mtibbs1989Mtibbs1989 Member UncommonPosts: 3,111
    WOO!

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  • Teran1987Teran1987 Sacramento, CAMember UncommonPosts: 202

    TBH am to lazy to read through all the comments and posts and shit. So just set one thing straight for me.

     

    I used to play AO as much as I did Evercrack back in the day. Is AO FINALLY getting the gfx update it deserves!?!??!

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