Dunia Engine

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Dunia Engine
Developer(s) Ubisoft Montreal
Platform Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Type Game engine
License Proprietary
Website http://www.ubi.com/

The Dunia Engine is a game engine used by Ubisoft Montreal to create the Far Cry series of games. It is based on CryEngine 1 but was heavily modified by the Ubisoft Montreal development team for use in Far Cry 2, with only 2-3% of the code being re-used from CryEngine 1.[1] A reworked and modified version of the Dunia Engine is used for James Cameron's Avatar: The Game.

Far Cry 2‍ '​s vegetation technology is also used in Assassin's Creed II and Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood, though these games do not use the Dunia Engine, but instead are using Anvil.[2]

Far Cry 3 and Far Cry 4 use Dunia Engine 2.[3]

Name[edit]

The word "Dunia" means "World" in its original Arabic and various other languages including Bengali, Gujarati, TELUGU(andhra pradesh)Hindi, Nepali, Indonesian, Kannada, Malay, Marathi, Persian, Punjabi, Swahili, Turkish and Urdu.

Features[edit]

Features of Dunia Engine include
  • Dynamic weather
  • Dynamic fire propagation (influenced by weather system)
  • Volumetric lighting (sun rays)
  • Realistic fire
  • Physics (most objects can be moved/thrown around, including bodies of dead non-player characters)
  • Full day/night cycles
  • Dynamic music system
  • Support for large player maps, without specific levels
  • Non-scripted A.I.
  • Radiosity, or indirect lighting
  • amBX technology for special effects, with the proper hardware
  • Dunia Engine takes advantage of DirectX 10 on Windows Vista, but is also designed to run on DirectX 9.


Features of Dunia Engine 2 include
  • New water technology
  • Realistic weather system
  • New A.I. technology
  • New animation system integrated
  • Realistic facial expressions
  • Motion capture technology
  • Deferred radiance transfer volumes (global illumination)
  • Dunia Engine 2 takes advantage of DirectX 10 and DirectX 11 on Windows Vista, Windows 7 and Windows 8.

Development[edit]

A map editor for Far Cry 2 and the Dunia Engine is included in all versions of the game. A map editor for Far Cry 3 is also included as part of the final game.

Games using Dunia Engine[edit]

Version 1[edit]

Version 2[edit]

References[edit]