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Old 03-13-2005, 09:13 AM
theController theController is offline
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It is time to start a new game, and I want to move on to bigger things such as the type that the title suggests: 3-Dimensional Game.

First of all, if anyone has any knowledge with this, what style would be best, FPS or RPG.

I would like to make a replica of an area around where I live, obviously nothing detailed like Grand Theft Auto, but something basic. Either way, RPG or FPS? Next, I think this one is obvious, but which would be the best to consider: Direct X or GDI+? .. nuff said.

I think I'm looking at a big project here, and I will need a 3D drawing tool for the maps... or will I? Any feedback, appreciated.
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Old 03-13-2005, 11:41 AM
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<sarcasm> I want to build a rocket ship, i'm not sure whether it should fly to the moon, or to mars, and i don't know what kind of fuel to use, nuclear or combustion, any comments? </sarcasm>

Making even the crappiest 3d game is not easy, there are countless things to learn before you can make anything decent, especially a 3d model of your neighborhood. My suggestion is to check out truevision3d, http://www.truevision3d.com/
which is a diirectx sdk which works with VB, this will GREATLY simplify your quest to use 3d. It comes with some good tools to get your started but one thing you must realise is that most game makers write their own tools, there is no magic map maker program that will make every kind of map.

Another program i would recommend is milkshape 3d, a shareware model editor which will create models you can pop into truevision.

As for the type of game, forget fps and forget rpg. Considering you don't even know what type of game to make, or what engine you will use, i certainly don't recommend attempting to make an fps or rpg from the get go. Start out with something like marble madness, get a nice reflective sky textured metallic marble and roll it around on a landscape trying to avoid holes and get to your destination. Even that will be an onerous task for a first time 3d programmer.

That said, your opinion is the only one that counts, if you want to make an rpg, go for it, but I think you need to build up to that first if you do not want to become frustrated and never finish. 3d is not easy.

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