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'PT Boats: Knights of the Sea' DirectX10 Benchmark

by Rainier on Sept. 21, 2007 @ 3:57 p.m. PDT

PT Boats is the first simulator of the Mosquito-fleet, created with the use of technologies of a level never seen before in naval combat simulator games. Patrol Torpedo Boats were used in WW2 mainly to attack large cruiser due to their maneuverability and speed. Earlier this year we reported PT Boats was getting a DirectX10 makeover, and Akella is now showing off the result in a non-interactive/rolling demo.

Get the PT Boats: Knights of the Sea Rolling Demo off WP (250mb)

The final game will support both DX10 and DX9, but this demo is a demonstration of what the final game will look like in DirectX 10. The demo features all the visual effects and some of the highly detailed models that will be available in the game.

The main DX10 graphics features of PT boats: Knights of the Sea tech demo-benchmark:

  • Advanced ocean rendering
  • Soft particles
  • Reflections, light beams and advanced transparency
  • Advanced HDR for gunfire and sun reflection

Discuss the benchmark here: http://www.pt-boats.net/enforum/

The benchmark supports all the latest DirectX 10 graphics cards.


ATI Radeon HD 2900 and 2600
NVIDIA GeForce 8800 and 8600

Drivers to use:

ATI: Catalyst 7.9 http://ati.amd.com/support/driver.html
NVIDIA: 163.71 http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_downloads_rel70betadriver.html

In Akella's upcoming simulator PT Boats: Knights of the Sea, you start your career in a mosquito fleet of the Allied Forces, Russia or Germany and take part in bloody World War II battles.

Take command of a boat and control each member of the crew. Shoot down aircraft using machineguns and anti-aircraft guns, torpedo hostile destroyers and supply ships, "entertain" uninvited guests with cannon fire, plan group attacks – essentially, do whatever you like. Any operation can be entrusted to the AI or handled on your own.

PT Boats: Knights of the Sea is powered by an improved version of the STORM 2 used in the award wining Pirates of the Caribbean. The STORM 2.5 engine enables the creation of unique special effects like ocean waves from explosions, tracing the tracks of various types of boats, illustrating the boats gliding, realistic collision damage, damage from assorted types of ammunition and so much more! Our close cooperation with Maddox Games, the leading flight simulator developers and renowned for IL-2 Sturmovik, allowed us to create historically accurate and detailed aircraft models.


  • Never before seen 3D water quality
  • Historically accurate WWII war-machines
  • New level of realism for ship physics
  • Choose single missions or build a career as an officer in campaigns through the entire war
  • Control different crewmen on your boat - from the gunner to the commander
  • Realistic ship damage
  • Highly detail 3D landscapes
  • Control Allied, German or Russian boats - everything can be under you command!
  • Up to 16 players in multiplayer game

Release date: Q4 2007

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