I am putting the finishing touches on my first draft of the enhanced terrain set for EDCE. Click the image on the left to get a better look. There are still a few obvious graphic glitches I want to get fixed before I post it. I plan to have a ready to download version within the week. The focus on this set is keeping the original artistic design of the base terrain in place while making it more detailed at closer zoom levels.
This marks the largest effort I have put toward a graphic set since MUD. This item has been on my to-do list for quite some time and I am liking the results so far. I am intentionally trying to keep the zoomed out look and feel the same as the default terrain, but enhancing the detail as you zoom in. This should make for an interesting change while keeping to the current look and feel of EDCE. My main motivation for this is the reviews for EDCE indicating the low quality terrain as a turn-off. It’s time to end that perception of an otherwise great game.
Let me know what you think.