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  1. Lua and Luabind

    We use Luabind SVN HEAD with Lua 5.1 and it works fine.
  2. Dawn of Fantasy, from Indy RTS to Mainstream

    Congratulations! It's looking great!
  3. Selecting an Engine

    If it's your first game and you're planning to complete it, then *use* an existing game engine. Spend your time creating a game instead of creating and maintaining (!) an engine. That said, people have created nearly complete games solely using scripts (Lua,Python...). Especially for rapid prototyping this may work nicely! It depends a lot on your exact requirements, though.
  4. LuaBind with Visual C++ Express 2005?

    The luabind mailing list has some information on the date of the CVS version that builds with MSVC8. Also, it's discussed (with solutions to the problem) at the yake.org forums.
  5. Questions about MiniDumpWriteDump

    Alternatively you can get the function pointer for MiniDumpWriteDump with LoadLibrary() and GetProcAddress().
  6. evolutional is right. @meeshoo: Rolling your own engine instead of using an engine that may not have a large community but is actively developed and is currently used to develop several simulation/game applications strucks as me the worse of the two cases. You want to create a game, not an engine, eh? ;) Maybe modding is an alternative, too? It probably gets you results much faster. And you get a proven engine and a solid set of tools.
  7. OGRE is a rendering engine, Nebula Device is more a game engine. If you want to compare Nebula to an OGRE based game engine try YAKE.
  8. Yake is a game/VR engine, multilicensed and opensource. It features abstraction layers with pluggable backends (e.g. OGRE3D for graphics, Novodex or ODE for physics etc) as well as various high-level application components (like a scriptable entity system and other data-driven components) and more. Yake is used in several "serious" projects, some of them being games (e.g. OpenFrag), others are simulations (e.g. submarine ROV). Tools are in development. Already Yake comes with a specialized exporter for 3dsmax, which handles export of graphics and physics information. We have a small but healthy community. Please not that Yake is still very young and therefore heavy work-in-progress. While some components are stable others are still subject to change/refactoring. For more information visit: www.yake.org.
  9. Gimme your game engines

    Quote:Original post by Seriema I never called OGRE immature. I'm talking about _finished games_ using any engine. Since OGRE just recently released 1.0 there aren't that many finished games using it. Sure there are alot of projects using it. But game projects, just as engine projects, are often started but rarely finished. Maybe it's just me, but I would only feel an article is relevant if it's comparing engines that has proven architecture, stability, maintainability and scalability - with the most important thing: games made with it. And maybe it's just me again, but comparing full blown game engines to a rendering engine is a bit odd. Note: <-- NOTE! --> I'm not dissing any engines here, I'm trying to sort out what would be relevant in comparing. It's still the OP's decision what will be included. Several commercial games that use OGRE have been released already. More are in the pipeline. Read: *real* games with budgets yadda yadda. -codeandroid
  10. Please recommend SDK/Library/engine

    dbruns: If you want to see results fast then start with a proven engine (e.g. Torque) which comes with a complete set of tools (editors, exporters/importers etc). Otoh, if for some reason you want to invest more resources (read: time. something which you said is pretty scarce) then you could use the (excellent!) OGRE for rendering. That still leaves you to worry about the game engine as OGRE is for rendering only. Yake would be a possible candidate as a 'game engine' using OGRE but it's quite young and this shows in the number of available tools etc. -codeandroid
  11. The Paradise Project 3D MMOG

    iduchesne: Thanks for making the screenshots more accessible. The weather system demonstration looks good :) Keep us updated how the rest comes along. What will the prototype feature? -codeandroid
  12. The Paradise Project 3D MMOG

    Why do I need to create yet another account just to see a few screenies? :D -codeandroid
  13. Free Engines

    yake is a new game engine (using ogre3d as one rendering plugin). it's still quite young which can be a advantage/disadvantage depending on your needs :) -codeandroid
  14. Luabind dev-c++

    Quote:Original post by jeroenb I also noticed that luabind isn't very actively being developed anymore. Is it perhaps better to use something else? Why do you think it isn't very actively being developed anymore? A co-developer was in regular contact with the maintainers/authors just a few months ago and development was still going on then. Anyway, I'll have to tackle the same problem as you soon (gcc 3.4.x). -codeandroid
  15. 3d engines

    Ogre is *not* an application framework. It's solely a rendering engine. An excellent one, though :) So "dropping it into my code" is exactly what I'm doing with it. A rather new game engine is Yake (www.yake.org) which also uses Ogre as one possible rendering plugin. -codeandroid
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