Good news everybody: There is a new 3D engine available for the PSP! And it is free, although not open source. Look here
. Nice, eh? What? The features listed there are looking familiar
? That's right. That 'new' engine is actually Irrlicht. Simply ripped of by LTE studios, and as you can see in their API documentation
they simply replaced every occurrence of 'irr' with 'engine'. Maybe to justify this, they are claiming they had to rewrite/optimize 80% of the engine code
. Well, Irrlicht has about 2.5 MB of pure C++ code (just estimated, I'm blogging this not from home, don't have access to the code here), written by me and contributors over the last 5 years. So they have rewritten 2 MB (=80%) of code in 3 months? Pretty impressive. Bah.
But anyway, nice work, cool that they did it and cool that the Irrlicht code is useful for them and their users now, that's why I made Irrlicht open source :). Thanks that they are giving us the credit
(the Irrlicht license does not even force that, and it looks like some evil companies even exploited this) and I hope maybe they are going to make the engine open source too. :) Keep up the good work guys, looking forward to see more of Irrlicht on PSP. :) But I think with your 'irr' to 'engine' renaming you might have some problems of getting all the good features of the currently new released Irrlicht 1.1. and future versions of Irrlicht into the LTE engine. :-/ (Picture stolen from here
, hope I've not broken any law.)