[MUD-Dev] Graphic MUDS/Ultima Online
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.
Snr. Game Integration Engineer
TEN -- The Total Entertainment Network -- www.ten.net
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