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[News] Rolling Dice physics simulation library for OS4ANN.lu
Posted on 23-Sep-2004 07:56 GMT by Peter Gordon29 comments
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Massimiliano Tretene, of Soft3 has announced "Rolling Dice", a new physics simulation library for AmigaOS4. This will aid in the creation of new, original 3D games for OS4, along with many other fields where physics simulation is useful. With this library it's possible to simulate:

- impulsive and contact forces between 3D rigid bodies
- collision detection between 3D rigid bodies and between terrain and 3D rigid bodies
- collision response
- thrust force
- gravity
- air drag force

For more information please visit the following link: Rolling Dice Library.
Rolling Dice physics simulation library for OS4 : Comment 1 of 29ANN.lu
Posted by stefkos (212.56.240.39) on 23-Sep-2004 06:04 GMT
there miliions of free engines..
Who now and who in the future will be doing games using this...especially on Amiga/MorphOS
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Posted by Peter Gordon (212.104.156.42) on 23-Sep-2004 06:08 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (stefkos):
> Who now and who in the future will be doing games using this..

Hyperion? Me? The guy that wrote the physics engine? Other people who like programming for AmigaOS?

Just because there are other free engines, doesn't mean its a bad thing that someone is creating another one... the more the merrier.
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Posted by Fabio Alemagna (Registered user) on 23-Sep-2004 06:13 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Peter Gordon):
What's the license of this engine? Will it be open source?

For software like this, being open source is kind of a must, 'cause it's easier and faster to spot and fix bugs, and it gives a chance for other science-addict people to improve upon it, for the benefit of the rest.

There are already many very well established and open source (not just free) projects out there, I'm not sure a closed source one (if it is indeed closed source) can compete.

Not meaning to put down this effort, of course, just trying to understand some things better.
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Posted by Peter Gordon (212.104.156.42) on 23-Sep-2004 06:26 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Fabio Alemagna):
Well, I don't know. Only Massimiliano knows whether it will be commercial, free closed source, or open source... Of course there are advantages to open source software, but even if its not open source, I look forward to trying it out in due course.
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Posted by stefkos (212.56.240.39) on 23-Sep-2004 06:58 GMT
In reply to Comment 2 (Peter Gordon):
Hyperion propably will do nothing with that, beacouse they always make conversions of pc/mac games.
Do you saw any hyperion good game not port? (something like Heretic2 or better).
Ok if author want do this, then he should work on it...
i only mentioned who will be use it.

And we all now waiting for a game from you Peter.
Good luck!
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Posted by Peter Gordon (212.104.156.42) on 23-Sep-2004 07:04 GMT
In reply to Comment 5 (stefkos):
Haha... you'll be waiting a long time, I should imagine. But then, Amiga users are used to it ;-)
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Posted by Thomas Würgler/Pagan (Registered user) on 23-Sep-2004 07:06 GMT
In reply to Comment 6 (Peter Gordon):
Come on over Petey... ^_^
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Posted by m3x (151.38.11.82) on 23-Sep-2004 07:13 GMT
In reply to Comment 3 (Fabio Alemagna):
Hi Fabio.

I need to further finalize this aspect, atm it's a free closed source project, but probably it will end as a open source project (BSD license).

Ciao

Massimiliano Tretene, S o f t 3
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Posted by Peter Gordon (212.104.156.42) on 23-Sep-2004 07:16 GMT
In reply to Comment 7 (Thomas Würgler/Pagan):
Over where? To your house? Are you having a barbeque? Cool... I love BBQ food!
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Posted by Thomas Würgler/Pagan (Registered user) on 23-Sep-2004 08:48 GMT
In reply to Comment 9 (Peter Gordon):
Yes... Yes... Let's call it a "BBQ".
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Posted by Peter Gordon (212.104.156.42) on 23-Sep-2004 09:03 GMT
In reply to Comment 10 (Thomas Würgler/Pagan):
Ahh well.. I'd better not. My mum warned me about strangers!
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Posted by Elwood (193.251.90.72) on 23-Sep-2004 09:23 GMT
In reply to Comment 8 (m3x):
I would see this lib as a free for home use, commercial for commercial projects. It would be a good move.
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Posted by Richi (131.175.12.2) on 23-Sep-2004 10:06 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (stefkos):
Very positive Well done! that's the way everyone should support programmers!

Don't you think it's time to move towards Windows?!
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Posted by stefkos (212.56.240.37) on 23-Sep-2004 11:14 GMT
In reply to Comment 13 (Richi):
Better will be if he will get his free time and he will create program.
Computer should be for people what do something on it.
In free time you should play games (hyperion games for example).

and as i sed , good luck with that project!
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Posted by Joe (62.252.192.12) on 23-Sep-2004 12:34 GMT
Good idea but 10 years to late.
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Posted by Thomas Würgler/Pagan (Registered user) on 23-Sep-2004 13:06 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (Joe):
Non-constructive statements, on the other hand, never seem to go out of style.
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Posted by Amon_Re (Registered user) on 23-Sep-2004 14:41 GMT
Cool, thx mate ;)
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Posted by Agima (199.2.42.221) on 23-Sep-2004 20:08 GMT
In reply to Comment 1 (stefkos):
>>there miliions of free engines..

Did you ever think that that the internet should contain only one web site?? Hopefully we can at least have multiple types of toilet paper, the cheap stuff really chaffs :)
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Posted by Ronald St-Maurice (67.68.20.210) on 24-Sep-2004 04:57 GMT
In reply to Comment 18 (Agima):
Did you ever think that Amigans should have only 1 classic amiga compatible OS running on newer PowerPC chips? :D
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Posted by Anonymous (195.148.82.17) on 24-Sep-2004 06:56 GMT
In reply to Comment 19 (Ronald St-Maurice):
Yeah OS4 :)
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Posted by Anonymous (217.81.231.246) on 24-Sep-2004 07:29 GMT
In reply to Comment 20 (Anonymous):
To quote Joe from some comments above: "Good idea but 10 years to late."
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Posted by Bobson (81.86.72.22) on 24-Sep-2004 10:20 GMT
In reply to Comment 21 (Anonymous):
If you are to take the attitude that its 10 years to late - why are you still here? Honestly if you take the attitude that every game development on the Amiga is out of date you may as well go buy a Playstation 2 and twiddle your thumbs..

Why all the backhanded compliments. They've put in work, created something worthwhile - they need not have done this. You should congratualte them.
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Posted by Agima (199.2.42.221) on 24-Sep-2004 12:12 GMT
In reply to Comment 19 (Ronald St-Maurice):
>>>Did you ever think that Amigans should have only 1 classic amiga compatible OS running on newer PowerPC chips? :D


Yeah that would be great. I think AROS could soon be a great system. It's starting to look like MorphOS may have a future as well if they can manage to get a way from Bill Buck. I've said it before and I'll say it again, "Bill Buck is the meconium stain on the reputation of MorphOS"
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Posted by hooligan/dcs (Registered user) on 24-Sep-2004 12:46 GMT
In reply to Comment 23 (Agima):
blah blah buck blach buck.. blah... dont you ever get tired? :)

everyone else have forgotten him long time ago :)
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Posted by Kjetil (80.213.187.101) on 24-Sep-2004 13:59 GMT
In reply to Comment 23 (Agima):
I think AORS is lot of work to be done, not a serious contender, i my eyes, hopefully this will change at some point, if it can convince users to use it over windows and Linux, clearly it need lots of software :-/
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Posted by vortexau (218.214.125.113) on 25-Sep-2004 03:34 GMT
In reply to Comment 15 (Joe):
> Good idea but 10 years to late.

Why not use British Airways for your journey to Late?
Who, now-a-days, wants to walk for 10 years just to get somewhere?
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Posted by Olegil (195.1.135.34) on 25-Sep-2004 06:54 GMT
In reply to Comment 26 (vortexau):
The journey is obviosly the important thing here, not the destination (I pedalled 500km on my bike before I settled down for a few weeks at a camping site this summer. Because in my case both the journey AND the destination were important. Total distance in less than three weeks: 950km. I'm a BIT fed up with living in a 2.3kg tent ;-) ).

As they say, life is what goes on while you're making other plans :-)
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Posted by Anonymous Orc (62.254.0.38) on 25-Sep-2004 19:32 GMT
cool. I might use this engine to literally model dice rolling - nothing
could be better for a REAL virtual game of RISK of YAHTZEE, no more
thoughts by the gamer that the computer is cheating.. unlike usual
'pop up a number' random generator :-)
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Posted by SlimJim (Registered user) on 26-Sep-2004 17:43 GMT
In reply to Comment 28 (Anonymous Orc):
Interesting. I think it's great people release stuff like this.

What's wrong with people in here? If someone works hard and actually creates something, saying "it's ten years too late" is NOT the way to reply.

If you think all Amiga development, apparently regardless of type, is 10 years too late, then you have nothing here to do. Go bother a Windows forum or something.
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SlimJim (sorry, but such moronic comments to developers makes me upset.)
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