Unreal Engine Updates Thread

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Unreal Engine Updates Thread

Postby WildManofBorneo » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:22 am

4.19 has just been released!

https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog ... 9-released


I wonder if YSNet will take advantage of the new graphical advancements?!
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Re: Unreal Engine Updates Thread

Postby WildManofBorneo » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:24 am

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Re: Unreal Engine Updates Thread

Postby WildManofBorneo » Tue Mar 20, 2018 12:30 am

Unreal Engine 4 Supports Microsoft’s DirectX Raytracing and NVIDIA RTX

https://www.unrealengine.com/en-US/blog ... nvidia-rtx
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Re: Unreal Engine Updates Thread

Postby Spaghetti » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:11 am

If you're talking about them taking advantage of raytracing, probably not. It's still kinda early days for that stuff turning up in games.

A lot of 4.19 could be relevant in terms of just making development a little easier/efficient, though.
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Re: Unreal Engine Updates Thread

Postby MiTT3NZ » Tue Mar 20, 2018 3:18 am

They've just released a shitloada free content from some MOBA n'all worth millions apparently.
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Re: Unreal Engine Updates Thread

Postby Tortu_genial » Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:19 pm

If they are still planning to release Shenmue 3 in 2018, I think it is too late to change the engine version

if it is delayed, anything is possible :)
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Re: Unreal Engine Updates Thread

Postby MiTT3NZ » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:22 pm

^The updates are small incremental changes. It's not like goin for UE3 to UE4.
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Re: Unreal Engine Updates Thread

Postby Mr. Frozen » Wed Mar 21, 2018 9:41 pm

Updating the version of the game engine takes a lot of effort and many developers may just opt to stick with an older version to make things easier for themselves. Or maybe the effort for the upgrade isn't even worth it because it would require you to edit many of your assets to take advantage of the new features.

The new dynamic resolution feature may be something that the team would want to look into, though. It is designed to help with performance on consoles and it doesn't require any sort of editing of existing assets for it to work.
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Re: Unreal Engine Updates Thread

Postby WildManofBorneo » Wed Mar 21, 2018 11:34 pm

Spaghetti wrote: If you're talking about them taking advantage of raytracing, probably not. It's still kinda early days for that stuff turning up in games.

A lot of 4.19 could be relevant in terms of just making development a little easier/efficient, though.



I was thinking more along the line of the lighting enhancement features in 4.18 such as the new Volumetric Lightmaps and Improved Static Skylight Directionality.
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Re: Unreal Engine Updates Thread

Postby Spaghetti » Thu Mar 22, 2018 2:47 am

Stuff can break when you update engine versions. It's not really a problem for hobbyists who never ship anything, or games that are early in development, but I guess in Shenmue III's case YSnet would have to see if updating would be worth blocking out the time to fix the parts that fuck up.

There's also apparently differences in how things can break depending on if your project is made in Blueprints, or using C++, but I've got no idea which way that stuff swings. Could make things easier, could make things harder.

WildManofBorneo wrote:I was thinking more along the line of the lighting enhancement features in 4.18 such as the new Volumetric Lightmaps and Improved Static Skylight Directionality.

Ahhhh, I thought you were strictly talking about 4.19.

The improvements you're talking about might not be applicable with Shenmue III because of the day/night cycle, though. Going by the examples on the UE blog it looks like they're mainly for games that use baked lighting, but I dunno enough about UE4 to say for certain.
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Re: Unreal Engine Updates Thread

Postby WildManofBorneo » Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:17 am

4.20 Preview is Out!

https://forums.unrealengine.com/unreal- ... 20-preview


Plenty of new improvements!
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Re: Unreal Engine Updates Thread

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Re: Unreal Engine Updates Thread

Postby shredingskin » Fri Jul 20, 2018 10:28 pm

I doubt they're using anything later than 4.17, it's not good practice to update when in production, but who knows, maybe a small team can manage it nicely.
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Re: Unreal Engine Updates Thread

Postby GYO6161 » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:40 pm

Dynamic Resolution and Temporal Upsampling is pretty interesting. Would be nice to have for PS4 Pro
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Re: Unreal Engine Updates Thread

Postby BlueCreeperBoy12 » Sat Jul 21, 2018 4:43 am

Tortu_genial wrote: If they are still planning to release Shenmue 3 in 2018, I think it is too late to change the engine version

if it is delayed, anything is possible :)

It was delayed to 2019 iirc
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