List of *FREE* game programming resources

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List of *FREE* game programming resources

Postby thegrogen » Jul 20, 2006 21:45

Alright, so here's the idea: I'm aiming to compile a list of all the available tools, tutorials, and other free resources that can be useful when programming a game or game-related tool. I encourage you to post here so that I can add more resources to the list. If you are going to post, then I suggest that you provide the website of whatever it is followed by which category it goes in. You may also post to report broken links.

Keep in mind that this is a work in progress.

Tutorials/Forums/Websites:
http://www.gamedev.net
http://www.ultimategameprogramming.com http://www.permadi.com/tutorial/raycast/ - Excellent ray casting tutorial
http://nehe.gamedev.net
http://lazyfooproductions.com/SDL_tutorials/index.php
http://www.pixelfreak.com/tutorial/
http://generation5.org
http://devmaster.net
http://http://panoramix.ift.uni.wroc.pl ... /index.php
http://www.yov408.com
http://www.flipcode.com/articles/articles_summary.shtml
http://gameprogrammer.com
http://www-cs-students.stanford.edu/~am ... eprog.html
http://rookscape.com/vbgaming/
http://gpwiki.org/
http://retouchpro.com/tutorials/?m=show&id=211

2D Art Tools:
http://www.gimp.org
http://www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/free ... 2free.html
http://tilestudio.sourceforge.net/ http://reinerstileset.4players.de/englisch.htm
Artweaver
Pixia
http://www.i-tex.de/
http://www.download.com/Deep-Paint/3000 ... 98243.html
http://www.inkscape.org

3D Art Tools:
http://www.blender.com
http://www.anim8or.com
http://www.wings3d.com
http://www.flay.com

Sound/Music Tools:
http://audacity.sourceforge.net
http://www.findsounds.com/types.html

Engines

Other
http://www.3dlinks.com
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Postby Dr_D » Jul 21, 2006 1:48

For the 3D art section, this is the definitive Lightwave plugin source. It does contain other things, but it's mostly resources for Lightwave.

http://www.flay.com
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Postby song » Jul 21, 2006 3:54

2D Art Tools

Project Dogwaffle
http://www.thebest3d.com/dogwaffle/free ... 2free.html


Tutorials

Pixelfreak's isometric pixel art tutorial
http://www.pixelfreak.com/tutorial/
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Postby Deleter » Jul 21, 2006 3:57

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Postby D.J.Peters » Jul 21, 2006 4:11

Nice site to find free sound fx samples.
http://www.findsounds.com/types.html

Biggest 2D ISO tilesite all gfx stuff are free.
Free sprites, tilesets, vehicles, 3D models, ... and tutorials.

german and english: http://www.reinerstilesets.de/

Joshy
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Postby tunginobi » Jul 21, 2006 5:10

Amit's Game Programming Information:

http://www-cs-students.stanford.edu/~amitp/gameprog.html

Game programming overview, pathfinding algorithms, tile-based game info, line-of-sight/field-of-view algos, random maze generation, hex grid info, AI overview, game design and balance discussion, implementing scripting languages, in-game economics, and much more.

I guess it fits in tutorials.
thegrogen
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Postby thegrogen » Jul 21, 2006 15:40

Wonderful! Keep 'em coming!
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Postby 1000101 » Jul 21, 2006 16:51

Lucky's VB Gaming site:
http://rookscape.com/vbgaming/

The Game Programming Wiki:
http://gpwiki.org/
song
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Postby song » Jul 22, 2006 4:05

2D Art Tools

Artweaver
Pixia
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I got some for you!

Postby Adigun A. Polack » Jul 23, 2006 2:50

How about this: Texture Maker, which can actually create such excellent, seamless textures in any way you like!! I have used it in my current new FB game called Dragon Dancer, and it is truly a phenemonal 2D texture tool, I believe. d=^-^=b !

The link for the program is http://www.i-tex.de/. I am sure that it would come in marvellously handy in your next FB game, you know?

(Note: currently, there is a Freeware version of Texture Maker v3.03 available on the site for non-commercial use. And that is the reason why I am posting this right here. ;) )

As well, I know of another freeware 2D art program resource that can come in handy as well: Deep Paint 2.0 (for Windows 2000/XP only!). You can download the thing at this address:

....and there is currently a tutorial for it available at:

And finally, there is yet another freeware 2D art program resource that can be so useful in FB game designing: Inkscape, which is found at this address:


Thanks so much!! :D
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Postby Calmatory » Jul 23, 2006 9:26

VERY BIG THANK YOU'S FOR EVERYONE WHO IS CONTRIBUTING TO THIS THREAD!

I have spent last 14 hours or so browsing trough these links, and I have to say, i have learned alot, and there is like 40% of stuff i havent even opened yet. :)
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Postby thegrogen » Jul 23, 2006 18:37

Updated for the lastest posts.
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Postby duke4e » Jul 23, 2006 22:47

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Postby adhay » Jul 24, 2006 13:17

see it to belive it: http://www.goosee.com/
incredible if only for the animated button/bitmap feature

also worth a look to this newbie, google sketchup
http://sketchup.google.com/support
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Postby tunginobi » Jul 25, 2006 14:48

Geometry Algorithms archive

Distances between point and a line, polygon and a line, determine if a point is in a polygon or not, convex hull algorithms, intersections of rays, segments, planes and triangles, and a bunch of other things.

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