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Posted 19 September 2012 - 01:36 AM

I'd like recommend Peter Gemtree programming tool (it's my creation). It allows easy creation of 2D and 3D games for Windows and is fully Freeware. http://peter.hostuju.cz/
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Posted 24 September 2012 - 12:37 PM

Understanding Shadow Volumes for 3D Programing

I found this tutorial on how to produce Shadow Volumes in 3D scenes. It explains the concept without being specific to any one computer language. It does a very good job of explaining the algorithm clearly. So, it's a must read for someone getting into shader programming in HLSL, GLSL, etc. and learning about producing shadows.

http://nuclear.mutan...ial_nuclear.pdf

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Posted 30 September 2012 - 10:34 PM

I found a place where you can buy 3D models that people have modeled. I've never heard of it before buy just found it this morning.

3D Ocean

I also found a piece of software that provides you with Frames Per Second(FPS) on any DirectX or OpenGL games / applications.

Fraps

I also know a great place to begin with C++ and DirectX. It covers DirectX Graphics basics, DirectXInput, DirectXAudio and basic terrain rendering.

Two kings
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Posted 07 October 2012 - 06:58 PM

i don't know if this helps but you can get 3d software, daz studio pro 4.5, bryce pro 7 and hexagon 2.5 all for free. plus they have some models, textures, and other files for free as of now. just signup and hit buy on the one's that are free.

http://daz3d.com/
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Posted 20 December 2012 - 07:27 PM

I think opengl should also be added.
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Posted 31 December 2012 - 12:48 PM

40+ Fantastic Game Development Tutorials From Across the Web
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Posted 05 February 2013 - 10:29 PM

I couldn't find any good Sprite Tester programs on the web, and I hated having to import my spritesheet into games just to see how it looked, so I made this! You can upload any sprite sheet as long as the width and heights of the sprites are constant. I just wanted to share it with anyone in case they were in the same boat as I was.

Download Link

Here's a preview if anyone is interested:
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Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:09 AM

I wanted to share ShoeBox a free app that works on Windows and Mac computers. There are lot of sprite related tools in it such as sprite packing, extracting, animation sheets or bitmap fonts. All of the export formats can be customized and come with several templates such as NGui, Cocos2d, starling, sparrow, html5 etc.

Website with download:
http://renderhjs.net/shoebox/

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Some of the tools that I use for my game development:

Sprite packing
Packs multiple images, SWF files (AS1, AS2 or AS3) or animated GIF animation's into one texture Atlas
http://renderhjs.net...packSprites.htm
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Animation to Sheet
Converts a animated GIF or SWF (AS1, AS2 or AS3) into a sprite sheet with an array of frames.
http://renderhjs.net...ox/aniSheet.htm
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Sprite Pivots
Sprite Pivots lets you edit registration points (pivots) of multiple sprites at once.
http://renderhjs.net...pritePivots.htm
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Bitmap Font
Creates a anglecode compatible *.fnt bitmap font. The way this tool is different from others is that it lets you fully customize the font for example in Photoshop.
http://renderhjs.net.../bitmapFont.htm
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Extract Sprites
Detects sprites in a transparent image and cuts them out. This is useful if you have a sprite sheet or asset that contains already several sprites but want to separate them into single image files.
http://renderhjs.net...ractSprites.htm
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Extract Tiles
Extracts a tile map and tile bank out of a screenshot of a game. The result can be saved as a Tiled *.tmx map file and a tile-bank *.png image.
http://renderhjs.net...xtractTiles.htm
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Posted 19 March 2013 - 09:40 AM

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Flixel is an open source game-making library that is completely free for personal or commercial use. Written entirely in Actionscript 3, and designed to be used with free development tools, Flixel is easy to learn, extend and customize.

http://flixel.org/
http://flixel.org/docs/
http://gamedev.tutsp...o-learn-flixel/
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 03:11 AM

I found this pdf article, its hard to read, but would be a nice material to read.

Optimal convex decompositions

http://www.cs.prince...onvexDecomp.pdf
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 05:52 AM

Since my post got removed due to the roll back from a couple of days ago, I'll post it again.

Here's an awesome web-based tool for creating your own sounds by just adjusting some sliders, or even choosing randomized values. Definitely worth checking out if you need some sounds for your games.

Bfxr
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Posted 21 March 2013 - 01:37 PM

https://www.scirra.com/
http://craftstud.io/
http://www.stencyl.com/
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Posted 25 March 2013 - 09:12 AM

A solid over all game theory and concept blog.

http://3dtotalgames.com/
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Posted 31 March 2013 - 04:53 AM

Some new resources

Music for your game

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Free Music for Use in Videos, Games, or whatever else you like!
Under Creative Commons Attribution License.
(yes, you can use it commercially!)


http://www.nosoapradio.us/

Some excellent sprites

http://www.lostgarde...game%20graphics
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Posted 21 May 2013 - 01:46 PM

This is a pretty good engine for beginners in game development as well as new to programming.
Game Maker

It also has a book that shows how to use it as well as describes basic concepts in game development.
The Game Maker's Apprentice
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