[MUD-Dev] Graphic MUDS/Ultima Online

Jeff Kesselman jeffk at tenetwork.com
Wed Jul 30 20:00:38 New Zealand Standard Time 1997


At 07:43 PM 7/30/97 PST8PDT, you wrote:
>
>Well, there's a couple of other approaches. When we started out, the 
>choice was basically between tileset graphics or pseudo-3d engines, 
>and tileset seemed to offer greater flexibility and variety. Now that 
>3d hardware acceleration is the industry norm, I imagine choosing 
>anything other than a full 3d engine for a mass-market product would 
>be far riskier.

Well, terhe are at elast 2 otjher advantages to tilesets...

(1) Extremely low bandwidth download.  if yo uare going to serve maps from
teh sverer this can be a major advantage.

(2) Easier for non-traiend to build.  if you want to at some point supoprto
user-drafted maps, this might be an issue.

JK
Jeff Kesselman
Snr. Game Integration Engineer
TEN -- The Total Entertainment Network -- www.ten.net

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