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Hi, this is my first post in http://www.gamedev.net forum Here r some free tools for Windows ... (most r available in more platforms) Language - IDE - GameLib ---------------------------------------------------------- MinGW C++ - Dev-C++ - SDL Python - PythonWin - PyGame(SDL wrapper) Editor ------------- SciTE (good highlighting) Crimson Editor (spell check) 2D Art ------- GIMP Audio Editor ------------ Audacity some extras ... (only, i know very few things abt these tools) 3D Art (all the names i know) ------------------------ GMax, Strata 3Dbase, 3D Canvas, Blender, POV-Ray Map Editor ---------- Mappy Tile Studio GUI Framework ------------- WxWindows ( used by audacity) GTK+ (used by GIMP) Click ''n'' Play ------------ GameMaker please add ur pros & cons abt the above tools OR abt ur favor tools so, it will make choosing easy ... -[rgk_quaker]-

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hi,
here r some URLs ...

MinGW C++ : http://www.mingw.org/
Dev-C++ : http://www.bloodshed.net
SDL : http://www.libsdl.org

Python : http://www.python.org
PythonWin : http://www.python.org/windows/pythonwin/
PyGame : http://www.pygame.org

Scite: http://www.scintilla.org/SciTE.html
Crimson Editor: http://www.crimsoneditor.com/

GIMP: http://www.gimp.org/

Audacity: http://audacity.sourceforge.net/

Mappy: http://www.geocities.com/SiliconVal...7336/robmpy.htm
Tile Studio: http://tilestudio.sourceforge.net/

WxWindows: http://www.wxwindows.org/
GTK+: http://www.gtk.org/

Game Maker: http://www.mts.net/~bbagnall/commod...maker/info.html

-[rgk_quaker]-

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here I''ll see what I can add here

Buttonz and Tilez - good for making game tiles
Pixia - another graphic editing program

Open office.org - good substitute for MSOffice, good for design documents and such.

Java compiler and/or Netbeans IDE - If you want to use Java instead of Python or C++
Masm - Another language.
RADasm - Probably the best IDE I''ve ever seen, only drawback is it''s for ASM only..

Game Creation on the Cheap - article hosted here with a lot of good resources

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quote:
Original post by rgk_quaker
please add ur pros & cons abt the above tools OR abt ur favor tools
so, it will make choosing easy ...


Please, for the love of all that is sacred to you.... please stop typing like you''re mentally handicapped.



James Simmons
MindEngine Development
http://medev.sourceforge.net

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Umm... Hi! How "are" you?

By the way, GDN Forums lets you use HTML, so make the link clikeys.

Welcome to Gamedev!




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[edited by - GameDev Staff on September 27, 1989 9X:58:97 XMS] For violating Article 43 Page 456 Paragraph 251 Line .042]

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I have one small addition some may find useful, if they wish to do 3D work.

Caligari Truespace 3.0 has been released as freeware. You'll need to register (also free) to get the key.


And for people looking for simple general purpose library,
Allegro.

[edited by - prh99 on October 16, 2003 10:32:08 PM]

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Hi,

Guys, can you provide your comments on free tools which are mentioned in the above posts
or about the tools which you are using now even if they are not mentioned here

I''m eagerly expecting your valuable comments on free tools
which are belongs to 3d art, map editor, gui frame work

thanks in advance


-[rgk_quaker]-

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I didn''t want to say this, but technically,
(not legally, mind you) with Kazaa/Limewire/[other file sharing network], just about all software is free. Not that I encourage/agree with doing it.

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quote:
Original post by zackriggle
I have a cool tool for game development, software development, web servers, ftp servers, firewalls, proxies, ssh, connection bouncing, gopher, miscellaneous server hosting. It is:

Slackware Linux


lol linux .. if you're gonna get that get Wine to run these free tools .

Maybe we should start putting in free linux tools related to game developement in here too..

[edited by - eedok on January 2, 2004 9:43:09 PM]

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