DNF Gets Physical

Meqon announces that they are providing the physics engine for Duke Nukem Forever:
3D Realms selects Meqon as physics provider for Duke Nukem Forever

Norrköping, Sweden – 27th of September, Meqon, an up and comer in the physics middleware industry, announced they have been selected by 3D Realms as the physics engine provider for their long awaited game Duke Nukem Forever.

Meqon has been focusing on creating the most easy to use and flexible physics engine in existence. George Broussard, CEO of 3D Realms backs them up - “We evaluated several physics SDK's and Meqon was really fast, had the cleanest interface and integrated into our game very quickly."

The physics engine does not only handle basic rigid body simulation, but extends into character and vehicle enhanced physics as well. Mr Broussard comments, “With its advanced feature set, we feel confident that Meqon's next generation physics engine can help us create the next generation of action games.”
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Sep 27, 2004, 16:30
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Sep 27, 2004, 16:30
 
I don't believe they are still working on this game anymore. I think at this point they are saving face, because I'm not sure what would be worse, to admit they are no longer working on DNF or to actually release the game. If they admit they are no longer working on DNF the gaming community will laugh at them for years to come, if they release the game the gaming community will laugh at them for years to come, either way they lose. I guess it's just better at this point to keep telling people they are working on the game than to admit failure.

I wonder if anyone knows what 3DRealms(Apogee) cash position is like at this point. I wish they were a public company so I could take a look at their 10K. How many millions have they spent on DNF, would anyone like to wager (that is if they are really still working on it)?

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RE: 43
Sep 27, 2004, 16:27
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Sep 27, 2004, 16:27
 
"But 3DR has kept shut for a long time."

I didn't even have to look hard for this testament to future glory because it's right up there in the cooresponding HL2 thread to which you're comparing to DNFs "lack of hype." Remember kids, don't smoke rock before you post!
"We're confident that DNF will be one of the greatest, if not the greatest, game of 1998. And this confidence is not misplaced." - Scott Miller, 1997

"Duke Nukem Forever is a 1999 game and we think that timeframe matches very well with what we have planned for the game." - George Broussard, 1998

"Trust us, Duke Nukem Forever will rock when it comes out next year." - Joe Siegler, 1999

"When it's done in 2001." - 2000 Christmas card

"DNF will come out before Unreal 2." - George Broussard, 2001

"If DNF is not out in 2001, something's very wrong." - George Broussard, 2001

"DNF will come out before Doom 3." - George Broussard, 2002

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Sep 27, 2004, 16:23
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Sep 27, 2004, 16:23
 
Hey well HL2 isn't that far into the sheethole as Duke is at this point. At least we get movies galore, screenshots, and a Counter Strike Source beta. Although we all rather have the full out right now, it's better than nothing at all. We had 1 video of Duke in what? 2000, 2001? E3 was it? Back then it was on like a Quake 2 engine. Completely blockly and no physics. Now were onto physics and who knows what else. Duke is gone FOREVER, while HL2 is a matter of weeks/2 months away, and people think it's years away. Technically from the time they announced it in last year's April-May, it's been less time in the making that we've known about it than most other games. Yet people go ape sheet just cause they had to push it back. I want a great game and it would be sad if Valve didn't live up to the original's expectations just cause a bunch of whiners wanted the game early. Give it whenever knowing how it is in it's present form, I'll take it for sure with no complaints.

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Re: DNF...what a joke
Sep 27, 2004, 16:22
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Re: DNF...what a joke Sep 27, 2004, 16:22
Sep 27, 2004, 16:22
 
3DR OWN DUKE. It's their invention, not a franchise of any kind.
Why would anyone NOT want a game that someone put that much time, money and effort into?
Maybe I finally get a product that's truly satisfying. There's always something wrong with FPS's. Thing is, they REALLY try. They do work on this game. They hire people, they use new software, they change things. That's the artistic way. Painting over and try out everything.
Because they want the final result to stand out and be satisfying. I salute them for that. How could I get mad? Because it's an online world of disinformation, teasing and tricking. But 3DR has kept shut for a long time. Look at Valve's HL2 right now. The hype started last year. Then the code was stolen. And now they have a real mess with Vivendi. I think things are starting to grow overboard. Games becomes more expensive to make, and there's a lot of money involved. It's not really about greed, but more to get your money back and a piece of the cake. But nobody should forget the developers, the artists and the people spending years of years to make a game worth buying. The customers are very demanding those days. Some people say DOOM3 is to dark. Think it over. It's like saying the movie "seven" was to dark. I don't see any such complaints about movies. People accept it, and switch channel. Why can't they switch game? No, because it's an online world. People go online and spend more time on complaining and ranting than actually playing. It's a new culture. A way of life. There's nothing wrong with that. It's just the way it is. On the other hand, the majority still buy the product When IT'S DONE. They play it and enjoy it. This yelling around about how dirtpoor some games are is just a subculture. A good game sell a million copies. One percent go online and rant about it for days, longer than the game lasted. 1000's of people. It's just a fantastic new aspect of popular online culture. And I am a part of it. I spendt more time on browsing testforums online, deciding what videocard to buy for DOOM3, than actually playing the game itself! It's true: people talk alot of shit about DNF and love to flame it, but when it comes out... they'll get it.


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Re: Is this...
Sep 27, 2004, 16:14
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Re: Is this... Sep 27, 2004, 16:14
Sep 27, 2004, 16:14
 
"What I'd also like to know is, how on earth does 3D Realms pay salaries to all its staff for this many years without releasing a major product (that other Duke side-scroller doesn't count, I figure)? "

don't forget, they licensed the build engine and made some console titles, not to mention duke nukem manhatttan project. even so, the money must be dwindling.

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Sep 27, 2004, 16:13
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Sep 27, 2004, 16:13
 
Funny, people talk alot of shit about this game and love to flame it, but when it comes out... they'll get it.

Same shit with Half-life 2 taking 90 years with delays and such, they'll still get it.

People claim they have taken 6+ years on developing the game and such but they started completely over so they have taken around the same amount of time as Half-life 2 to develop yet people don't see...

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Re: DNF...what a joke
Sep 27, 2004, 16:12
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Sep 27, 2004, 16:12
 
I think Tim Schafer needs to make a game about the DNF development saga (or is it an era by now? ..epoch, maybe?)

Try - forever. Hence the title of the game. That appears to be the case of great foreshadowing or is just highly ironic.


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Re: DNF...what a joke
Sep 27, 2004, 16:09
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Re: DNF...what a joke Sep 27, 2004, 16:09
Sep 27, 2004, 16:09
 
I think Tim Schafer needs to make a game about the DNF development saga (or is it an era by now? ..epoch, maybe?)


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Sep 27, 2004, 16:08
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Sep 27, 2004, 16:08
 
oh Hell, another 3 yr delay.


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Re: There are no words...
Sep 27, 2004, 16:04
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Re: There are no words... Sep 27, 2004, 16:04
Sep 27, 2004, 16:04
 
yes there are. lol I can`t believe this game is still an issue. Even if this game came, and it gave BJs, I am still not buying it. ;p

Yes you would.

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Sep 27, 2004, 16:04
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Sep 27, 2004, 16:04
 
I guess many of us are still taking the bait on this one.

This really is a running joke at the 3DR offices people...they are gonna keep this alive as long as they can. Even if it were NOT a joke the copyright on the Duke logo and likeness is going to expire before the game would ever come out.

My five year-old son could finish school, go through college, learn to program, reverse engineer Half Life 5 and Doom 6, and make a complete version of Duke 4 on his own before these asshats ever released it.

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DNF...what a joke
Sep 27, 2004, 16:02
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DNF...what a joke Sep 27, 2004, 16:02
Sep 27, 2004, 16:02
 
How in the hell can someone screw up a franchise like 3DR has on Duke Nukem. There’s young gamers that have not even heard of Duke Nukem. I myself gave up on DNF a couple of years ago. At this point, I don’t see how 3DR could ever recoup development costs. Because of games like Dakaitana, I’d be very skeptical about buying it whenever/if ever it may come out. Oh yeah, what about the Duke movie they were going to make. I think George and Co. screwed the pooch on this one.

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Re: Umm...
Sep 27, 2004, 15:54
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Re: Umm... Sep 27, 2004, 15:54
Sep 27, 2004, 15:54
 
"“With its advanced feature set, we feel confident that Meqon's next generation physics engine can help us create the next generation of action games.”

We'll be playing with physics on Nebula space station 32 before we play with DNF's

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Re: Umm...
Sep 27, 2004, 15:54
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Sep 27, 2004, 15:54
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At least they say they are on a steady track now.

You believe that?!

Hell yeah, they're on track...until another flashy engine comes out and they shit their pants and start over.

I can't believe people are still excited over this game...it's got "Daikatana" written all over it.


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Re: You guys missed the best part
Sep 27, 2004, 15:52
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Re: You guys missed the best part Sep 27, 2004, 15:52
Sep 27, 2004, 15:52
 
Too easy/fun, but...

w00t!

They selected a game engine some time back.

Now they have a physics engine.

Maybe they will start working on the game soon?

w00t!

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Re: Umm...
Sep 27, 2004, 15:47
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Sep 27, 2004, 15:47
 
I lost track of DNF. What engine is it running on now? Maybe someone should put together screenshots from DNF running on various engines. Furthermore, how does a company not release anything for like 6 years and still have money to keep going? Where do they get the money? If there is a money well, I need to know, cause I want a few gallons of it. Or who are the retarded investors who gave them money to keep going?

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Re: There are no words...
Sep 27, 2004, 15:44
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Re: There are no words... Sep 27, 2004, 15:44
Sep 27, 2004, 15:44
 
Darth Vader to GB:

"I find your lack of release disturbing."


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Re: Umm...
Sep 27, 2004, 15:40
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Re: Umm... Sep 27, 2004, 15:40
Sep 27, 2004, 15:40
 
They just bought it it says on Mequon's pages. It's no surprise, because they decided to start over again sometime in 2002/3. (95% of 4 years of work was scrapped, LOL :))
So I guess DNF comes out late 2006. It's really amusing, me thinks. At least they say they are on a steady track now.
I really hope so, because I want the game.

They haven't promised anything for years, so they can spend their lifetime on this game if they want to. It's fascinating and thrilling. The gameindustry is wile those days. They want a big hit. Let them try.

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Sep 27, 2004, 15:39
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Sep 27, 2004, 15:39
 
I want a job as a DNF developer. Even I can sit on my ass for 6 years and have nothing to show for it.

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Re: There are no words...
Sep 27, 2004, 15:29
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Sep 27, 2004, 15:29
 
forget that: by the time DNF is released, we'll have the successor to Longhorn

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