[osg-users] Epic releases free version of Unreal Editor

Simon Hammett s.d.hammett at googlemail.com
Thu Nov 5 18:22:04 PST 2009

Yeah I spent quite a bit of time playing with the UT editor way back
with the release before UT 2K3
It was crap then and I doubt it's got any better. The last UT sucked
nads. And actually so did the one
before that.

It was pretty much on a par with Valve's 'Hammer Editor' which is also
a massive ball suck,
but hey at least Valve are a success so you might be able to find some
talented level designers
who know how to use it.

And AFAIK they both share roots with the early ID toolset from Doom/Quake days.
At least ID had the excuse of being Pioneers.

Call me cynical but I don't see this as any more than a last gasp of
an irrelevant game dev. studio.

I'm still waiting for DN'em Forever.... ;)

2009/11/6 Jean-Sébastien Guay <jean-sebastien.guay at cm-labs.com>:
> Hi all,
> I expect most of you have already seen this:
> http://www.develop-online.net/news/33198/Epic-releases-free-version-of-Unreal-Engine
> I'm mostly interested in this for the toolset, which is apparently very
> robust. If the file formats are reasonably open and we can make plugins to
> read the data that comes out, it may be an excellent way to create very good
> assets for OSG-based projects.
> Consider the following scenario: someone has been doing game assets for a
> while now and feels very comfortable in that kind of pipeline. Now, they
> want to start having a family, or maybe just have a more stable work
> schedule without all the crunch times that game development companies still
> impose. Well, companies making simulators, serious games, or other 3D
> products might be able to hire these people more easily if they can adopt
> toolsets that those people are familiar with.
> I think that kind of scenario will become more common as the huge teams of
> game artists start aging, which is already starting and will only increase
> in the next few years. Kind of analogous to the general population with all
> the baby-boomers these days.
> And on a completely selfish note, I know our own content creation pipeline
> could use some help... Especially once we start integrating more effects,
> it's going to get hairy. So I'll be checking this out for sure to see if it
> can help.
> J-S
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