Multiverse

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Website:
http://www.multiversemmo....

Developer:
The Multiverse Network, Inc.

Launched:
Jul 01, 2004

Status:
Active

Supported Platforms:
Windows

Languages Written In:
C#, Python

Languages Supported:
C#, Python

Graphics APIs:
DirectX

Rating:
  (2 reviews)

Editor:
00000000000000000000000000000000 tristanojbacon

The Multiverse Platform makes developing your online game or virtual world a whole lot easier, with an easy-to-use development suite containing plenty of starter content, code and extensive documentation.

Note that as of December 7, 2011, Multiverse Network Inc, the original creators of the technology, ceased operations and has opened up the source code to the community to continue its development.

Supported Features

General

  • Object-Oriented Design
  • Plug-in Architecture
  • Save/Load System Servers feature a Java plug-in architecture.
  • Particle System
  • Sky
  • Decals
  • Fog

Lighting

  • Per-vertex
  • Per-pixel Multiverse Client supports point and directional lights.

Shadows

  • Shadow Mapping Texture modulative shadows

Texturing

  • Bumpmapping
  • Mipmapping

Shaders

  • Vertex
  • Pixel
  • High Level Rendering system supports pixel and vertex shaders in Cg and HLSL.

Meshes

  • Skinning

Animation

  • Skeletal Animation
  • Morphing
  • Animation Blending

Terrain

  • Splatting Supports both auto-splat and and alpha-splat terrain texturing.

Physics

  • Collision Detection Complete physics system in development

Networking

  • Client-Server
  • Master Server
  • Multiverse servers are highly scalable.
  • Master server is used to log in players to the Multiverse network.

Artificial Intelligence

  • Pathfinding
  • Mob server includes pathfinding algorithms
  • Developers can add other AI in plug-ins

Sound

  • 3D Sound In development

Tools & Editors

  • World Editor
  • Terrain Generator and Terrain Mosaic Creator
  • Model Viewer
  • Model conversion tools (art pipeline)

Scripting

Both Client and servers provide a Python scripting API.

Licensing

License Name Price in $US Source Code Included?
LGPL Free Yes

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0 of 0 people found the following review helpful

Very good potential

  by 00000000000000000000000000000000 claymore1977 Oct 21, 2008 at 12:19

The Multiverse Technology is a MMO Server, Client and Toolset software suite. The server is Java and as such is cross platform. The Client & Toolset are written in C# and currently are windows only. Both the Client and Server are extensible via Jython. The Server is also extensible via Java.

The user community is active and willing to help, which is a major bonus. I rated Ease OF Use as a 3 based solely on the lack of API documentation. There are tutorials and a very well rounded Wiki to help you get started, but if you need to know exactly what the point of Function X in Class Y is... then you are outta luck :/

That being said, the tutorials are more than enough to get you familiar with the architecture and once you dig into the code & script, you will find that the architecture, although still in flux, is clean and well thought out.

More features are being added all the time and I whole heartedly suggest one gives this Tech a look.

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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful

Remove this fake from the list

  by 00000000000000000000000000000000 Makumba666 Oct 16, 2008 at 02:57

Multiverse is not a game engine at all! It is a level designer intended to create some levels 9worlds, as they call them), for their application.
Please, remove this fake from the list.

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