Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

tools and kits

This topic is 4959 days old which is more than the 365 day threshold we allow for new replies. Please post a new topic.

If you intended to correct an error in the post then please contact us.

Recommended Posts

wut kinds of apps would someone who is thinkin of startin out on independant gamin need (modeller, sound editor, etc.) n wut do u think is the best FREE product 4 each catergory? thanks -eb

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
well i dont think that there are any free good products but there are products like milkshape3d instead of 3dsmax for graphics modeling, paint shop pro instead of photoshop, and there are progs like goldwave for sound and thats about it but those are very simple to utilize compared to making a game... I hope you realize what your trying to do, especially if you never had any programming experience before.. did you do any programming or designing before? what kind of math knowledge do you have?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
i would say i hav an intermediate knowledge in math....i hav made a few mods b4 for various games (maps 4 halo pc, partial mods 4 hl) n i thought it would b nice to experiment with something where i would get to express n original idea, not n extension of someone elses (dont get me wrong, i love many games out on the market) i hav a basic understandin of programmin languages n a thourough understandin in web-based scripting (php, mysql, asp, n such) but i dont know if that will help. i would appreciate any further feedback however if u believe that it is an unrealistic undertakin i understand.

-eb

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Before you can use OpenGL or DirectX you''re going to have to learn a programming language to make your game with, which can take monthes/years before you learn the language, let alone be able to make a game.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
quote:
Original post by snyp
well i dont think that there are any free good products but there are products like milkshape3d instead of 3dsmax for graphics modeling...
Blender, Wings3D, Anim8tor, to name three.

quote:
...paint shop pro instead of photoshop...
The GIMP.

quote:
...and there are progs like goldwave for sound...
I've forgotten quite a few sound apps, but they're out there.

[Edit: Formatting snafu.]

[edited by - Oluseyi on May 17, 2004 8:38:24 PM]

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites