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Outerra Still Alive?

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Hi All,
I am wondering if the Outerra planetary engine is still alive? I have not seen or heard any update from the developers for a couple of months now. Project was started, five years ago?

 

Are they only developing features for military applications / their military customers and have given up on a commercial mass-produced rendering/planetary engine?

 

It looks like X-Plane will be at their second major release of a full blown simulator before Outerra has a finished product. Just curious. 

 

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Hi Minos,

Yes Outerra is alive. We are working only on general engine features, nothing that's specific only to military applications. However, our resources are still limited compared to the amount realistically needed for the development of such a universal engine, so it's not as fast as we (or anyone) would like. Of course, the necessary support of our licensees takes its toll as well.

 

Additionally we also decided to invest almost all the remaining time into the development of a game product that would be appealing to a wider gamer base, in order to be able to grow faster and then eventually cover also the niche areas. But all this contributes to a relative silence in the past few months ...

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Great to hear!  Am looking forward to Outerra in the future for flight simulation.

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I just had a first look at Outerra and i`m quiet impressed of the accuracy and look of the landscape.

But i didn`t found the locations you see in youtue videos. There is no Lukla for example. Also downloaded some mods.

The 4Runner doesn`t work,and aircrafts flying with sideslip always? French Alps Mod no village, no airport.

Did i something wrong or is the actual version buggy and making some mods unusable?

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Hi Heimi!

For locations: some of my sceneries (Alps-old_Alaska) are for the old dataset (earth1 - must be possible to download it). There are some sceneries for the new (and more detailed) dataset, but ultimately OSM will be more suited than just handcrafted areas to cover the world.

Some old vehicles don't work properly, especially the 4runner ones, some have been fixed, other not. For aircrafts, check weather (Esc/Env/Weather tab), you must have moderate wind, it's enough to mess up with an aircraft like the Cessna :)

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OSM data already available for Outerra?

The rivers are from OSM. They have a global road dataset (some pictures and videos are on the forums) but it's not yet released.

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Great to hear!  Am looking forward to Outerra in the future for flight simulation.

 

By the tone of the answer, flight simulation does not seem to be in the near future plans.

I am wondering if the engine, for flight simulation purposes, may become a casualty of its own, i.e. dead on arrival because obsolete by the time it is ready to ship owing to the near decade-long development. X-Plane, despite all of its flaws, seems to be out with something promising - this time. Time will tell.

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X -Plane has always been promising and is now the best civilian flight simulation in my opinion.  It will be interesting to see what Outerra brings in the future.

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Outerra is alive, but most of the movement has been in its incarnation as TitanIM.

 

The theory has been that updates on the military side would/will accrue back to the civilian version, but its been a slow movement.

 

Recently, there's been a rush of interest due to the upcoming Itsec 2016 and a sudden more aggressive advertising stance from TitanIM, but its unclear where that's going, and its affects on Outerra. http://titanim.net/www/

 

There have also been a bunch of new videos released recently, but I wasn't sure if the military orientation of the majority of them would be of interest here.

 

 

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