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I'm looking for a game engine to use with C++ and DirectX. I would like something that has lots of examples and articles written about it so that I can learn quickly how to use it. Oh, I would also like for it to be free. I don't plan on spending money on an engine. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks

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I'd suggest looking for component libraries rather than an all-in-one engine solution.

Ogre3D for graphics, SDL for input, FMOD for audio, Newton for physics, RakNet for networking? Google around for libraries.

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I plan on using FMOD for sound and lua for scripting. I really am a beginner at game programing and I don't know what sort of stuff I need.

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You might have a look at my advanced search page as well. Leave Engine Cost at Free, Category at 3D, and check Lua under Language/Scripting. I found 15 possible graphic and game engines with these options.

Good luck!

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Ca3D, APOCALYX, and the Playground SDK all come to mind as fairly complete solutions with plenty of support and documentation. Of these three:

- Ca3D is free to use, but the source license is $325.
- The Playground SDK has been used for commercial projects (Diner Dash and others) and is completely free.
- APOCALYX also includes free source and advertises a complete game of its own (GUN-TACTYX).

The best solution for you will depend on your project requirements. I'd suggest test driving each one that seems to fit the bill.

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Cool, I'll defiantly try those out. Thanks!


Dude go with the flow man defiance is not the answer. Peace out brother. Lol sorry couldn't resist.

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