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You can try Leadwerks 3 for Windows now:

http://www.leadwerks...evaluation-kit/

 

Open "start.map", then press F6 to launch the game.

 

Our immediate priorities are as follows:

  • Compatibility on a wider range of hardware, including Intel integrated graphics chips.
  • Performance optimization.
  • Refining the editor workflow and making small adjustments as we use it more.

 

If you do not have the Visual C++ runtime distribution you must install this:

 

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WASD movement and space to attack. I don't think you can rotate the camera, but I think this is just meant to be a quick example.

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Thanks.

 

I also found that you can use Shift to run,

 

No camera rotation is really going to hurt this. It was the first thing I tried to do as soon as I made my little man move.

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Thanks.

 

I also found that you can use Shift to run,

 

No camera rotation is really going to hurt this. It was the first thing I tried to do as soon as I made my little man move.

 

What the evaluation is for is the engine not the example mini game with the engine.....

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Perhaps it was the complete version that have been put by inadvertance :) ?

 

Well i hope we'll find a new downalod link tonigh or this week ?

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Although my firewall suspected this download it worked fine. I found the game a little too dark to see in comfort but it ran fine.

Thanks josh.

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Failed to link the shader... this was on a pc with nvidia GT 220

 

I will try home on my pc.

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GT 220 is not a bad 3D cart or too old basic one ?

 

Well the link seems to be back, i'll download and will try it tonight also :)

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it's gotta be more modern than this fx6200 i'm using... and so far, i can run the editor...

 

--Mike

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Big fail for me. The editor goes through it's startup process, loads resources for the Darkness awaits, briefly displays a "Welcome" dialog before being dumped straight back to desktop.

 

Win7pro (32bit) 4Gb ram NVidia 9600GT 512mb (latest drivers!)

 

*EDIT* Just checked the editor log which reports OpenAL: AL_INVALID_OPERATION.

 

**EDIT** Never mind... Updating OpenAL solved the problem! Everything works fine now.

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There is something kind of off where it is feeling artificially choppy. I am running off of a nvidia 670 ftw and am getting 40-50 fps. Something is definitely wrong unless this is supposed to supersede The Witcher 2.

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That's weird. I'm pretty sure I don't have the 2010 runtimes installed, and yet it ran fine. Are the 2008 runtimes (.NET 3.5) sufficient?

 

And yes, very nice... $500 nice? Personal opinion, not really.

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Some programs might have ninja-installed the 2010 runtimes. Commercial games do that. It's easy to do with NSIS, you just include the 2010rt installer, and launch it with the /q option (quiet). I did the same with the OpenAL installer in my single exe tutorial.

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heee heee heeee.... cool.png

 

ooohhhh, beeehave biggrin.png

 

--Mike

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To be fair, it runs OK on this Intel graphics machine I've been using it on. But I'm having difficulty with the usability. Couple of bugs found already but trivial.

 

First impression is that it's a huge step up from Leadwerks 2.0 editor (apart from the lighting and terrain etc). LUA debugging is great and could use few little extras to aid work on non-trivial projects (real games, not short demos).

 

Script Editor is always on top, toggle please or little widget. It's clunky.

 

LE2.5 animation blending by code is clunky. There's a disconnect here between art asset and what's required to work with it. If you don't have information about frames or bones, this is a total pita still. Coders don't make animations, yet required to implement them, disconnect = arse to work with. There's still a lot of boilerplate code when you add objects, however I am sure this is just down to unfamiliarity and lack of examples of various types of objects.

 

On the whole, not bad. It still feels like a $200 engine for what you get. And I want to see the same game project running at the same time on different platforms.

 

I appreciate the opportunity to try it out and it does look quite promising as a mobile game development platform.

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