Thursday, July 28, 2016

GEFS is really plugin free!

With the recent 1.2c release, GEFS becomes a truly pure HTML5 application and does not requires any plugin to run. The old Flash based sound engine has been replaced by a Web Audio API implementation. Preferences are now persistence using Local Storage API. Joystick support is made via the Gamepad API. And, of course, with CesiumJS, rendering is done with WebGL.

GEFS 1.2c

A new release to properly wrap up the migration to CesiumJS:

- Reworked all the 3D models to make sure they look good in CesiumJS
- Removed the last dependency to plugins (Flash)
- Upgraded to Cesium 1.22 which provides new advanced shadows (see pictures)
- Implemented an orientation control mode for mobiles (tilting phone to control aircraft)
- Redesigned the UI with mobile support in mind (responsive) and to get rid of plugin legacy (chat messages are now shown as overlay)
- Improved hot air balloon simulation with a a new atmospheric model (air temp and pressure)