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 Post subject: 3D Space Map
PostPosted: 03 Feb 2012, 18:35 

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Hi, I'm new to creating maps and i would some input on how I can get started on creating a 3D Space Map.


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 Post subject: Re: 3D Space Map
PostPosted: 03 Feb 2012, 18:36 
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Are you sure Spring is the right engine for you?


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 Post subject: Re: 3D Space Map
PostPosted: 03 Feb 2012, 19:31 
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First I thought: not possibleu!

But then: Yea just make no terrain in your map, only skybox, and mapfeatures of your own, like planets and asteroids, floating in the air.

Then the biggest question follows: as zwzsg said, is the engine right for your game?


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 Post subject: Re: 3D Space Map
PostPosted: 03 Feb 2012, 19:37 

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Hi guys thanks for your reply. I am trying to create a game similar to Homeworld. Any suggestion on what kind of engine I should use?


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 Post subject: Re: 3D Space Map
PostPosted: 03 Feb 2012, 20:02 
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sniperbob121 wrote:
Hi guys thanks for your reply. I am trying to create a game similar to Homeworld. Any suggestion on what kind of engine I should use?


Homeworld.


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 Post subject: Re: 3D Space Map
PostPosted: 04 Feb 2012, 02:53 
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You can get quite close, but still not 3d, check out my map apophis: http://springrts.com/phpbb/viewtopic.php?f=13&t=20684


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 Post subject: Re: 3D Space Map
PostPosted: 04 Feb 2012, 17:01 
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You can make a 3d map yes, but your stuck with units and things on a 2D plane. You could try some trickery with lua to get around that but at that point you're doing R&D and we won't be able to help you


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 Post subject: Re: 3D Space Map
PostPosted: 05 Feb 2012, 04:39 
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You can change the fly height of gunships and planes. You can give weapons sphereical ranges. So some sort of 3D game is possible but noone has developed one to see exactly what is possible or how well it functions.


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 Post subject: Re: 3D Space Map
PostPosted: 16 Mar 2012, 10:04 
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You'd have to be a rather skilled programmer, capable of writing a lot of lua or editing the engine.

Take a look at Eternal Struggle. It's probably the closest we have to a homeworld type game, but there is no 3d movement.


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 Post subject: Re: 3D Space Map
PostPosted: 21 Mar 2012, 14:59 
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Pxtl wrote:
sniperbob121 wrote:
Hi guys thanks for your reply. I am trying to create a game similar to Homeworld. Any suggestion on what kind of engine I should use?


Homeworld.


lol, hi 5


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 Post subject: Re: 3D Space Map
PostPosted: 26 Mar 2012, 13:05 
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sniperbob121 wrote:
Hi guys thanks for your reply. I am trying to create a game similar to Homeworld. Any suggestion on what kind of engine I should use?


http://udk.com/


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