[WF-General] Ember 0.5.4 released

Erik Hjortsberg erik.hjortsberg at iteam.se
Wed Sep 10 01:26:12 PDT 2008

Ember version 0.5.4 has been released and is now available from the WorldForge download site.

Ember is a 3d client for the WorldForge project. It uses the Ogre 3d graphics library for presentation and CEGUI for its GUI system.

This release incorporates the results from the three Google Summer of Code projects. The entity creator is greatly expanded, with scripting functionality, there's now proper support for terrain modifiers and there's a working sound system in place.


    * improved entity creator with advanced scripting support
    * support for terrain modifiers
    * a new complete sound system
    * updated sky and lightning subsystem (Caelum 0.3)
    * improved lua scripting support, with proper handling of return values

This version can be downloaded from the sourceforge download site, at the following locations:

    * ember-0.5.4.tar.bz2<http://downloads.sourceforge.net/worldforge/ember-0.5.4.tar.bz2>
    * ember-media-0.5.4.tar.bz2<http://downloads.sourceforge.net/worldforge/ember-media-0.5.4.tar.bz2>
    * ember-0.5.4.x86.package<http://downloads.sourceforge.net/worldforge/ember-0.5.4.x86.package>

We currently only provide precompiled packages for Linux, but will provide Windows and OSX packages in the near future.

Note that if you compile from source, you will need to install the content of ember-media-0.5.4.tar.bz2 to PREFIX/share/ember/media or use the "make releasemediarsync" make target.

If you compile Ogre yourself make sure to disable FreeImage (-disable-freeimage).

More information can be found at the Ember<http://wiki.worldforge.org/wiki/Ember> site.

All bug reports should be posted at the Launchpad<https://launchpad.net/ember>.

Erik Hjortsberg

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