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Best Free 2d Game Engine?


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#1 DragonXXIV   Members   -  Reputation: 122

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 11:22 AM

I'm looking for a good, free 2D game engine. The project is a moderized version of a classic RPG; high quality pre-rendered 3D graphics, cinematics, high sound quality, etc. I have no programming experience, but am more than happy to learn. The prefferable language I would like to use is Java, but C++ will also work.

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#2 nilkn   Members   -  Reputation: 960

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 12:19 PM

If you don't have prior programming experience, Game Maker seems like a good choice.

I used it many years ago and found it pretty fun to work with.

EDIT: Actually, if you're making an RPG, I recommend buying either Neverwinter Nights or Morrowind, and using their respective toolsets. Each one is really nice and gives a ton of flexibility. I think Morrowind's tools are more versatile, but Neverwinter Night's are definately much more easy and straightforward.

[Edited by - nilkn on July 21, 2005 8:19:26 PM]

#3 kelcharge   Members   -  Reputation: 180

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 02:00 PM

I would suggest using Sphere. It has its own scripting that uses javascript. It's very versatile and can be used to make any game.

#4 TriSwords   Members   -  Reputation: 132

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 02:50 PM

GTGE -- library for Java

GTGE
http://www.goldenstudios.or.id/products/GTGE/

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http://goldenstudios.or.id/forum/



#5 Roof Top Pew Wee   Members   -  Reputation: 226

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 03:03 PM

Although it requires some programming, you could check out the FlatRedBall game engine. Check my sig.

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 03:10 PM

The best of the best, ALLEGRO (C/C++) http://www.talula.demon.co.uk/allegro/

and be sure to check out http://www.allegro.cc/

#7 atcdevil   Members   -  Reputation: 145

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 03:12 PM

open source 2D rpg engine - ika.sourceforge.net i never used it but it looked interesting.

#8 Chad Smith   Members   -  Reputation: 1147

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 04:20 PM

2D?

Try rpgtoolkit.


www.rpgtoolkit.com. Has it's own very easy script language. I learned the script language in 5 days. Object Oriented Programing. Their scripting language is getting bigger. It is also open source.

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 04:24 PM

I'm suprised that nobody said Haaf's Game Engine (well, actually its more of graphics engine, meh.)

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Posted 21 July 2005 - 04:35 PM

I suggest that if you dont already have any programming skills, dont bother trying to learn any graphics programming yet. Unless of course if your planning on using a non-programming tool like Game Maker (though I believe it has its own language). If your planning on programming your game, try to make a few text console games first.




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