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It is an obscure Asian MMO engine that they picked exclusively for SWG. SWG is one of the only games that use it and it was not designed in-house. It's been modified so many times that its broken as hell. They would be better off starting completely over with SWG.
But seriously, the issues you describe really aren't the result of the engine sucking. The morons at SOE sucking is the problem. First, their code is so bad with 3 different systems stacked on top of eachother that it has more bugs than a New York hooker, but they're trying to make this ridiculous FPS system work on an engine that was NEVER meant to do that. As a result, more data has to be sent and received for combat to work. What is required for this type of system to work effectively is literally impossible with latency across the internet.
In short, SOE is stupid and the NGE is the problem.
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They probally made their own, i think EQ2 uses a modded version but not sure
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Originally posted by JediGeekit has more bugs than a New York hooker...
I found this out by word of mouth that the engine for EQ 2 is the same engine and has much of the same issues. But the EQ 2 team was able to do more with it. I also found out that it was an in house engine. But again this is all word of mouth. I bet if I search I can find some early development articles. I would love to know if there is an engine that can truly handle the beauty and the velocity of what star wars should be in an MMO.
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Originally posted by xxthecorexx OP.. i completely disagree.those aren't engine issues. this engine is one of the most flexible and diverse i've seen in ANY mmo. for it to be developed from the floor up by SOE.. well of course.. there's bugs, but it's capabilities... just look at what it's been thru.
Originally posted by HaukenIts the same type of engine we had in our VW bus that we drove from norway to spain when i was a kid. On our way home the engine block cracked. And the french mechanic that didnt speak english said it best while he with one finger cut his troat. CAPUT.
Originally posted by tillamook It is an obscure Asian MMO engine that they picked exclusively for SWG. SWG is one of the only games that use it and it was not designed in-house. It's been modified so many times that its broken as hell. They would be better off starting completely over with SWG.
It is also over 6 years old now.
Changed 4 times but still the same core one.
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