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Friday, January 12, 2007

Tools for making your own computer games

3D engine:

Free - Irrlicht 3D - Free 3D engine, great support on their forum, for beginners.
Free - Ogre 3D - probably the best free 3D engine, not for beginners
49$-899$ - 3D Game Studio A6 - Probably the most simple 3D engine, includes many options
200$ - C4 Engine - Another simple engine with great posibilityes, scripting is very simple
65$ - Realm Crafter - Tool for making MMORPG games
50$ - FPS Creator - Tool for making Frist person shooter (FPS) games, very limited
35$ - 3D GameMaker - Tool for making al kinds of 3D games, also limited

2D engines:

Free - Adventure Game Studio - tool for making games in style of old "Lucas Arts" games
Free - Game Maker 4 (direktan link na download) - older and free version of "GameMakera", great for 2D games
20$ - Game Maker - Easiest program for all kinds of 2D games, programming isn't necessary

Physical engines:

Free - Newton
Free - Open Dynamics Engine - Open source
Free - Tokamak
Free - Physix

Audio engines:

Free - IrrKlang -for use with Irrlichtom

Level editors:

Free - QERadiant - BSP levels
Free - Quark - radiant is a bit better
Free - IrrEdit -
for use with Irrlichtom

3D modeling:

Free - Blender - Very nice
Free - GMax - Mostly used for modeling
Free - MakeHuman - human modeling tool
Free - Wings 3D
Free - Anim8or
Free - Open FX
Free - Maya PLE
Free/70$ - 3D Canvas
25$ - Milkshape 3D
500$-6700$ - SoftImage|XSI
cca.37000kn - 3D Studio Max

2D:

Free - Gimp - Alternative to Photoshop
90£ - Paint Shop Pro - few very useful tools for making textures
570£ - Photoshop CS

Programming:

Free - Code::Blocks - C++ IDE
Free - Bloodshed C++

Editing / making sounds:

Free - Audacity - great sound editor

Music making:

Free - Skale Tracker - Tracking program, supports VST
50$-450$ - FL Studio
60$ - Guitar Pro - for creating midi music
879 € - Cubase - expensive and complicated