News and Updates on the Rigs of Rods truck simulator, based on an advanced soft-body physics engine.

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Boats!

As you can see in the screenshots, I just added highly accurate hydrostatic/hydrodynamic physics in Rigs of Rods.

In the same philosophy that makes RoR so different, this is not just an approximated Archimedes law that was added, but a realtime local pressure gradient computation, that is able to accurately simulate any buoyant shape, in any position, and even with uneven water surface (waves!).

With this method, making boats is also quite easy, you just have to mark cab triangles as part of the hull and that's all! The water pressure gradient will be applied to the "wet" side of the triangles, and all these pressure forces will combine to make the boat float.

As always, the physics (the fun part!) is only 10% of the code, and I have yet to integrate boats to the gameplay (making nice dashboard, sounds, special effects, port infrastructure...).

A small video:

22 Comments:

Blogger Zipppy said...

Great job Pricorde! I'm dieing to try this new stuff! I have a plane engine crash sound. If you are interested in using it, PM me at the RoR forum

28/1/07 20:57

 
Blogger God v2.0 said...

hey! looks SO cool. what's happened to the file repository lately? i'm dying to get my hands on some of the releases. cheers, and love the game.

28/1/07 22:25

 
Blogger Diesel_Fuel_Only said...

Looks really, really cool Pricorde! You do amazing work man. Now we need a Dodge Ram diesel truck and a trailer to haul it out of the water with, along with a mesh of a boatramp!

29/1/07 00:27

 
Blogger Romka said...

wow, amazing progress. I have no words.
Thanks for this cool sim.

29/1/07 03:54

 
Blogger DanHaribo said...

Don't forget to add swiming!

29/1/07 21:29

 
Blogger Aleixo said...

omfg !

Now we can make "amphibious" !!!

30/1/07 21:14

 
Blogger God v2.0 said...

Hang on. Physics is the fun part? OK.....

3/2/07 19:11

 
Blogger DanHaribo said...

yeah, he can mess around

3/2/07 20:20

 
Blogger pyllin said...

Nice news Pricorde!! With boats this is now the most complete simulation game around the world :)

4/2/07 17:57

 
Blogger Zipppy said...

pyllin, I know you from the RSC forums
Good to see you in RoR!:) I hope 0.31 will be released very soon!

4/2/07 18:55

 
Blogger donoteat said...

Now all we need are trains!

4/2/07 22:17

 
Blogger pyllin said...

Hi zipppy!! I started with RoR 1 year ago :)

It's a very nice game, and with some improvements on performance and graphics could rock anywhere! :P

5/2/07 12:30

 
Blogger DanHaribo said...

pricorde! try and implement a Gui library for 0.32!

5/2/07 23:06

 
Blogger Zipppy said...

Here is some videos I made, Pricorde.
You can put it in the headline of 0.31
for now, here is the link
http://rigofrods.proboards52.com/index.cgi?board=screenshots&action=display&thread=1171164965&page=1

11/2/07 22:59

 
Blogger DanHaribo said...

Pricorde, I would apprichiate it if you removed the Link to Jamie's Forum, as He Is lying through his teeth to make it seem like i am the bad guy.

13/2/07 18:44

 
Blogger DanHaribo said...

http://danh.007ihost.com/forum/index.php
A non-ban-when-you-disagree-with-the-admin-forum

14/2/07 14:52

 
Blogger RoRrer said...

yeah that sounds awesome. can't wait for the next uppdate..

14/2/07 16:28

 
Blogger kaffelars said...

Are there any estimates for when 0.31 will be out..?
This game is just great, I waste way too much time on it!

16/2/07 15:18

 
Blogger Gwilm said...

Dear Mr. Pricorde:

I love your program. Thank you for making it.

Once upon a time, there was a police car (with a highly modified .truck file) that went as fast as it could. It hit something and then it started spinning like a breakdancer.

Haydar (age 6)

17/2/07 22:31

 
Blogger Diesel_Fuel_Only said...

Puddle Jumping Liebherr Style

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FFBgQCLnIXk

18/2/07 04:39

 
Blogger DanHaribo said...

Dear Pricorde, Please remove the link to Jamie's forum, as Several people have been banned for Saying something that the admin does not agree with, i hate to see your game associated with this terrible forum, www.rigsofrods.co.nr

18/2/07 15:56

 
Blogger love said...

来你这看看!!GOOD WORK!!谢谢分享!
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4/7/09 06:38

 

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