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Post » Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:25 pm

Thank you so much for the support!!! I will do just what you have suggested, and will get started on my spriting after I get back from a little treat lol. What I mean is the following, that probably made no seance, (A little treat) heres whats up. I have spent over $350 on Game engines, Modeling & Animation Software, Model & Texture Packs and online Tutorials + books. Now the whole reason I am doing that is because I love freeware. And I want to make a great freeware game for everyone to enjoy. (Many games infact) But not do that I have to spend some dough. I want to earn awards for my freeware Games and software. But $350 and I haven't even made the game yet? Thats crazy. So When I said a little treat I meant I'm going to spend some money on myself for once lol. I'm going out to buy myself a longboard skateboard. I haven't rode that in years. But what I am trying to say is that no one has ever encouraged me yet, in my freeware projects. (Only my parents lol) So It means alot that your giving me advice and telling me to go with it. Thank you so much. I really like these forums, they are amazing.

Also I would never paint over someone elses work unless they asked me to!!! Thats stealing!!! So don't worry about me there. I don't do crap like torrents or steal other peopls art work. Thats horrible.

Anyway thaks again for your kind words and having someone besides "mom" saying "heres the good, heres the bad, keep going!" It makes me feel good!!! lol cya around and good luck with your projects!!! Bye!!!

-Angelus
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Post » Sun Sep 14, 2008 3:41 pm

[quote="Angelus1818":34ith8ga]I have spent over $350 on Game engines, Modeling & Animation Software, Model & Texture Packs and online Tutorials + books. Now the whole reason I am doing that is because I love freeware. And I want to make a great freeware game for everyone to enjoy. (Many games infact) But not do that I have to spend some dough. I want to earn awards for my freeware Games and software. But $350 and I haven't even made the game yet? Thats crazy.[/quote:34ith8ga]

Hrm... just don't turn into this guy:

http://forums.somethingawful.com/showth ... perpage=40

He spent over $1000 on software and ended up making the crappiest game in the history of the world. The Demon Rush is destined to go down as one of the greatest failures of all time.

And honestly, there are tons and tons of free tools out there that you can make a game with. You don't need to spend a cent. No amount of money will make your game good. The only thing that will is time, dedication, practice, and a lot of hard work.

Just remember that there are no shortcuts to making a good game. Even with frameworks like Construct or MMF or even XNA... if you don't put the time and effort in your game will be a steaming pile of donkey puke.

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Post » Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:45 pm

Hey,

I Spent alot of that money on the 3D Game Studio A7 Engine. (commercial version) check out this youtube video and see what the engine can do graphically:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wP38kwNT ... re=related

Thats all 3DGS A7-C with Boh_Havoc's "Shade-C" shader frame work. It looks amazing in my opinion. So thats why all the money spent lol then another $150 on commercial quality 3D modeling and Animation Programs such as Milkshape 3D, Character FX and many more. But I do use many freeware tools as well, such as construct. And I expect my first few games or first ten to be crap thats why I haven't released any to the public yet lol, so they see my "first game" and it will actually be good. I thought that was clever hehe. I just might spend $1000 when I'm done including content for my site and stuff like that but I will not produce crap in the end, no worries there mate. I love my games with a passion that can not be broken and I want the best for them, if that makes seance, so I will not amke a crap game and show it to the world. If I feal it is good I will hsare, but any flaws then to hell with it!!! lol

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Post » Sun Sep 14, 2008 4:58 pm

I dont think it matters if you pay money for game making software, as long as you have some fun and get some use out of it, it doesnt matter if what you create is awesome or not. And there's a great feeling when you share your creation with other people and you see their responses!

Oh and that video is very pretty!
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Post » Sun Sep 14, 2008 5:33 pm

I didn't mean that you shouldn't use whatever software you want, or spend whatever money you want. My only point was that the most important ingredient to making a good game is effort. That's all.
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Post » Sun Sep 14, 2008 10:12 pm

deadeye,

I completely understand and agree with you. Sorry If my post implied other wise I was just about to leave and saw your post and had to reply then my parents said we had to go now or that was that lol. Thats all, Effort is essential for making great games it is true I would not think other wise. But yes you need to have fun with it right?! Thats the whole point of being an independent Game Developer!

David,

Isn't that video pretty?! I was amazed at the power of the A7 engine, I highly recommend it to anyone who can code in C# at all or is decent at level building in a World builder.

Anyway I'll see you guys around, thanks again for all the help, fun, chating and support it means alot :D

P.S. Rember me saying I was getting a Longboard Skateboard? Here is the one I got....I am in the off topic forum I believe so I hope it's ok to post this...

http://www.daddiesboardshop.com/never-s ... board.aspx

Pretty sweet eh? "Never Summer Concept" W00t!!!!
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Post » Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:00 am

Long thread is long.

Good effort is good.

Short post is short.

Keep it up, if you are using Photoshop or a similar program for doing your graphics... I am always happy to give some pointers! Let me know if you want to know the best/easiest way to do something, keeping in mind I know Photoshop the best. Good luck!

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Post » Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:02 pm

Thanks for the kind offer!!!I will keep you in mind especially once I purchase photoshop. What version of PS to you use by the way? CS3? Thats probably what I'll get. Thanks again guys!!!! Bye!!!!
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Post » Mon Sep 15, 2008 12:41 pm

[quote="Angelus1818":10ikb5xb]Thanks for the kind offer!!!I will keep you in mind especially once I purchase photoshop. What version of PS to you use by the way? CS3? Thats probably what I'll get. Thanks again guys!!!! Bye!!!![/quote:10ikb5xb]

I just have CS (the first one)... I never buy the latest version because I can never afford it :/

They will be much the same though, I don't think CS3 has many new options that are considered "must have".
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Post » Mon Sep 15, 2008 1:53 pm

Whoa!!!

I did not know it was that expensive...Nevermind for now lol I'll stick with my Paint.NET and GIMP lol.
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