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Revolution Engine
General
Author(s)Technik
TypeGame engine
Version0.4alpha1
Links
Download
Website
Source
Peripherals
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Revolution Engine is the very First homebrew 3D Game Engine for Wii. It is directly based on GX without any GL wrapper or anything similar. Natively designed for Wii, is capable of generating best[citation needed] homebrew graphics ever seen[citation needed] on this games console.

Introduction

This is not a game itself, but a library you can use to make your own 3D games for Wii in a very easy way

History

This project started in the early 2008, in a spanish forum. The idea was about creating a complete game engine that almost anyone can easily use to quickly create amazing games. Core ideas that have always lead this project are:

  • Ease of use
  • Taking advantage of hardware to improve performance
  • High quality graphics and effects

First release of Revolution engine was in July 2008, with a very limited number of features. But as new versions arise, features get multiplied and engine becomes a useful tool, capable of so many things.

Version 0.4

Revolution Engine 0.4 is the first mature version of the engine, and so the first version published here at wiibrew. It's being released through various steps for better feedback, and for creating a better result for the final release. This is why revolution engine 0.4 is released in alpha versions before being complete.

Current Features

Revolution Engine 0.4 alpha 1 Supports:

  • 3D System
    • Triangle meshes, Quad meshes and mixed meshes Rendering
    • Advanced transparency
    • Custom file formats for 3D meshes
    • Vertex lighting, software based
    • Multiple cameras
    • Node Based
  • Material System
    • Textured Objects
    • U V coordinates
    • Diffuse Color
    • Specular Color
    • Transparency
    • Glossmap or glossiness
    • Specularity
    • Tiling (Under construction)
    • Mixed through TEV
  • 2D system
    • Node Based
    • True type texts, GX Based
    • Multiple Viewports
    • Solid panels
    • Image-based panels
    • IR pointers for up to 4 players
    • Buttons
    • Windows
  • Miscellaneous
    • Content Manager (Under construction)