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David Lancaster

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Posts: 276
From: Adelaide, Australia
Registered: 05-22-2006
Does any one use this authoring system? We made Axys with it and currently making Galedor with it, it's been my friend for 5 years it's gonna be hard to part with it...
HanClinto

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From: Indiana
Registered: 10-11-2004
Why the glum tone? I thought you were going to continue using it -- are you guys ditching it after Galedor? It sounded like you really liked it.

--clint

David Lancaster

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Posts: 276
From: Adelaide, Australia
Registered: 05-22-2006
Oh I didn't mean a glum tone I just wanna know who else uses it, I just feel lonely in using it that's all cause I don't know anyone else in the CGDC environment/culture that does :P btw clint what are you doing up so late? Nah I just know that at some stage we'll probably have to move on, but I could be wrong I don't know what's gonna happen in the future
HanClinto

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Posts: 1828
From: Indiana
Registered: 10-11-2004
Yeah, I was sort of up all night coding. Often when I'm on vacation (it's 4th of July weekend and I don't have to go to work tommorrow) I get off on these programming kicks -- it's just something I really enjoy from time to time. I'm going to try and go catch a few hours of rest now though.

Sorry for accusing you of being "glum" -- I was a little afraid because I thought you might have been told you couldn't work in it anymore and had to switch to Torque or something.

G'night!

--clint

Ashton_JX

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Posts: 156
From: Springfield, Oregon, USA
Registered: 02-21-2005
I've been a 3DGS user since around 2002. I don't use it a whole lot since making games takes a long time and I don't have any 3DGS projects atm.

An old project if you want to check it out. You'll have to copy it and paste it to a new browser window for it to work though since tripod doesn't allow outside linking:
http://purrhead.tripod.com/hareshooter.zip
the menu script and graphics are some I downloaded from the 3DGS website.

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buddboy

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Posts: 2220
From: New Albany, Indiana, U.S.
Registered: 10-08-2004
does it cost money? 3DGS i mean... it sounds interesting.

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Ashton_JX

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Posts: 156
From: Springfield, Oregon, USA
Registered: 02-21-2005
Yeah, from $50 to $900 depending on what edition you get. The best bang for your buck comes in the form of the commercial edition which sells for $200.

Specs comparison chart:
http://www.conitec.net/english/gstudio/3dgs2.htm

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David Lancaster

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From: Adelaide, Australia
Registered: 05-22-2006
Thanks for that Ashton! Your hareshooter game rocks! I loved it, reminds me of the good ol A5 days, and it was fun. You have some pretty good level design skills, I especially like your use of bsp geometry for that cave.
Ashton_JX

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Posts: 156
From: Springfield, Oregon, USA
Registered: 02-21-2005
Ah thanks . GameStudio, even version 5 is still a decent game development tool. It may not have all the latest technology and all, but it has all you need for making a fun game. The entire map was actually created in BSP since standard didn't support terrain. I think that with enough ingenuity, an old engine can still come up with some decent visuals. (well, nothing super realistic, but well for cartoon visuals I think its got all you need lol).

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