- December 11th 2005
Games: GUN-TACTYX 1.1.5 is available
Waiting for an improved version of the engine (0.8.2) probably released before the end of the year, it's now available for download a new version of GUN-TACTYX.
GUN-TACTYX (gun-tactics) is a "CROBOTS-like game with QUAKE3-style graphics". Some teams of warriors fight in an arena, firing bullets and grenades and avoiding enemies' projectiles. At the end only one team will survive!
This new version include bug fixes for the Soccer Mode. Don't miss to visit the Official GUN-TACTYX Site and download the game from the Downloads page.
- October 23rd 2005
Engine: Version 0.8.1-alpha now available
Recently one of the users reported a bug in the TinyC interface of the engine that prevents it to be of any use. I planned to release an improved 0.8.1 version by the end of the month or more reliably before the mid of November, but it's useful to provide to the power-users a bug fix as soon as possible.
So in the Downloads page you can find the files Apocalyx-exe-0.8.1-alpha.zip and DemoPack1-lua-0.8.1-alpha.zip. The former contains the bud-fixed engine, while the latter includes a few new demos that demonstrate how to use fragment programs and load dynamical linked libraryes (DLL).
Since the real 0.8.1 version is going to include more bug fixes and a lot of new demos, this early release is marked as alpha.
- October 2nd 2005
Tutorials: Learn to load and animate Cal3D models
This tutorial completes the trilogy and extends those about MD3 and MD2 models. It explains line by line the source code of another of the demos, ModelCal3D. To understand how to load and animate Cal3D models with APOCALYX visit the Tutorials page.
- October 1st 2005
Tutorials: Learn to load and animate MD2 models
This tutorials extends the one about MD3 models. It explains step by step the source code of one of the demos, ModelMD2. Discover how to load and animate MD2 models with APOCALYX visiting the Tutorials page.
Remember that you can ask to cover a particular topic about the APOCALYX features simply sending the request by email.
- September 30th 2005
Sources: Version 0.8.0 is now available
You asked for them and now they are here: The sources of the APOCALYX 3D Engine version 0.8.0 are available at the Downloads page.
Anyway remember that you don't need these C++ sources to create programs with APOCALYX. The engine can be used through scripts written in LUA or in the other supported languages as the provided examples demonstrate.
The sources can be easily recompiled with the Borland C++ 5.51 Command Line Compiler. Other compilers are not supported.
- September 29th 2005
Games: GUN-TACTYX 1.1.3 is out
GUN-TACTYX (gun-tactics) is a programming game based on the concept of the 1985 Tom Poindexter's CROBOTS but completely in 3D: That's why I call it a "CROBOTS-like game with QUAKE3-style graphics".
Some teams of warriors fight in an arena, firing bullets and grenades and avoiding enemies' projectiles. At the end only one team will survive! This game is involving but not interactive: The player must develop the AI algorithms of his own team of bots with a simple C-like scripting language, then he can upload it to the online repository to challenge bots written by other players. Download it from the Downloads page.
- September 28th 2005
Tutorials: Learn to load and animate MD3 models
The first tutorial is now available. It explains step by step the source of one of the demos, ModelMD3, so learn to load and animate MD3 models with APOCALYX visiting the Tutorials page.
- September 27th 2005
Engine: Version 0.8.0 now available
The version 0.8.0 of the APOCALYX 3D Engine is finally available! A lot of new features are included in the new API. Download the engine from the Downloads page.