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Mercator is designed in such a way that individual tiles can be generated on-the-fly from a very small source data set. Each tile uses a fast deterministic random number generation to ensure that identical results are produced "anytime, anywhere". This enables transmission of terrain across low bandwidth links as part of the standard data stream, or server side collision detection with the same terrain that the player sees.
The use of tiles means that there is inherently a large degree of gross control of the shape of the terrain. Finer control is implemented by allowing geometric modifications - for example, a polygonal area might be flattened, or a crater could be applied.
Mercator: a procedural terrain library ====================================== This is a development release. The API is currently not frozen. Stable releases of other packages should not be made against this software. Mercator is primarily aimed at terrain for multiplayer online games and forms one of the WorldForge (http://www.worldforge.org) core libraries. It is intended to be used as a terra more»
2005-06-16 Al Riddoch <email@example.com> * mercator 0.2.4 released. 2005-06-11 Al Riddoch <firstname.lastname@example.org> * mercator 0.2.3 released. 2005-05-08 Al Riddoch <email@example.com> * mercator 0.2.2 released.
mercator (0.2.4-3) unstable; urgency=low * Did the C++ ABI transition (Closes: #339231). -- Michael Koch <firstname.lastname@example.org> Tue, 20 Dec 2005 07:55:18 +0000 mercator (0.2.4-2) unstable; urgency=low * Make sure to include all header files in the dev package * Upload sponsored by Petter Reinholdtsen -- Michael Koch <email@example.com> Sun, 9 Oct 2005 13:19:46 +0000 mercator (0.2.4-1) more»
2005-06-16 Al Riddoch <firstname.lastname@example.org> * configure.ac: Increment version number. * NEWS: more»
Think carefully about whether Surface needs a writable reference to Segment. * Implement the constr more»
Terrain Algorithm Design: Munin Damien McGinnes <mcginnes at netspeed.com.au> Al Riddoch more»
This package was debianized by Michael Koch <email@example.com> on Sat, 15 May 2004 15:36:54 +0200. more»