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    Default Does STG plan to use Apple's Metal API?

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    I was wondering if STG plan to use Apple's new Metal API for their upcoming game & AL? If so, that would be wicked cool!

    Thoughts, opinions?
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    What metal API?

    Do you mean Swift?
     

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    I'm playing Modern Combat 5 for a bit lately and boy does it look good using metal. So much more detail as compared to before iOS8/Metal.

    That said, imagine the particle effects possible if AL would support Metal. Especially given how light the rest of the engine is compared to what's graphically possible these days.

    Spicing up those graphics would definitely be something that could get me interested again!


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    Default Does STG plan to use Apple's Metal API?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ruizhe View Post
    What metal API?

    Do you mean Swift?
    Metal and Swift are 2 different things.

    Metal is essentially a replacement for OpenGL 3.x and allows for much less CPU overhead. It allows programmers to code closer to 'the metal' and so allowing them to get more out of the GPU's than was previously possible.

    The current few games that support metal look very promising for such an early state. A ton more detail is generally added, making a serious difference in overall look.


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    Exactly, Jay!

    Modern Combat 5 is probably the best looking game I have seen on a mobile platform. The details that the Metal API allows is truly incredible!

    I hope STG is willing to harness it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zeus View Post
    Hello!

    I was wondering if STG plan to use Apple's new Metal API for their upcoming game & AL? If so, that would be wicked cool!

    Thoughts, opinions?
    Game uses Spacetime engne, which is already very efficient. It runs fine even on very low end devices like iPad1 and Samsung Galaxy S so adding better graphics would need complete rework of whole game. So I dont think it will happen in near future.

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