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  Gamestudio/A8
SELECT AND ORDER

Select your Edition
You have the choice of four upwards compatible 2D/3D application development systems. All include lite-C and the same powerful A8 engine and physics engine. They only differ in features:

  • Gamestudio Free is for classical game development. It comes with all tools for creating great casual 2D and 3D games.
  • Gamestudio Extra has similar features as the free edition, but precompiles your script - so games will start faster, and people can't see or modify your code.
  • Gamestudio Commercial can create network and online games, and supports high-end graphical effects such as postprocessing shaders, decals and beams.
  • Gamestudio Pro is for large scale games and MMOG projects. It contains special technologies for ultra-fast rendering, and special features for commercial distribution.

All editions are 100% up- and downwards compatible. Try before buying? Download the free version, open the tutorial, and start creating games!

Edition Free Extra Commercial Pro
Publishing license open source unlimited unlimited unlimited
Scene manager ABT ABT ABT

+BSP+Portals

Real time shadows x x +smooth +smooth
Particle effects x x +beams +instancing
Bones animation x x +weights +weights
LOD x x x +automatic
Level editor x x x +distributable
Radiosity lightmapping x x +terrain +terrain
Plugin extensions x x x
C-Script legacy support x x x
Compile-to-Exe x x x
Decals x x
Shaders x +compiler
Render-to-texture x x
Isometric rendering x x
External I/O devices x x
Multiplayer 8 players unlimited
Trial mode function x
Resource packer x
Logo display onscreen startup startup optional
Plugin / Engine SDK* open source open source full license
Support (email)** with ticket with ticket 12 months
Order (click basket) free 99.- 199.- 899.-
Upgrade from A7*** 59.-   99.- 399.-
Upgrade edition**** 129.- 749.-

*   Full Plugin SDK licenses (without Open Source requirement) are available at the online shop.
**   Monthly tickets for email support are separately available at the online shop.
*** Upgrade from the same A7 edition.
**** Upgrade from the next-lower A8 edition.
Prices in US $ (not including VAT). A description of the listed features can be found on the faq page. Features are listed for the latest update available on our website. All updates within the same A8 edition are free.

You can order in the online shop or by email to info (at) 3dgamestudio.net.

What's new in A8?
Gamestudio/A8 can render almost twice as fast as A7, especially scenes with many portals, animated actors and shadows. It's script compatible to A7 and A6, except for projects using the physics engine. This is new in A8:
All editions: nVidia PhysX® subsystem for rigid body physics and raycast vehicles; improved editors; new collision system; improved content import workflow; accelerated dynamic shadows; unlimited terrain size; improved publish process; overlay windows; trigger regions; 2D particles; sprite vegetation.
Commercial Edition: accelerated bones animation, new network library, extended network functions, shader-based bitmap processing.
Pro Edition: portal renderer, shader compiler, instancing.

For a detailed list of the new features of A8, see manual.conitec.net/newfeatures8.htm.

System requirements
Gamestudio/A8 comes with a 10 years compatibility guarantee: It runs even on 10 years old PCs as long as they fulfill the specifications below.
Minimum: 1 GB RAM, 64 MB 3D video card, sound card. Recommended: 2 GB RAM, 256 MB video card, Shader 2.0 support.
Windows XP / Vista / Win 7 / Win 8 / Server 2008 / Server 2012, 32 Bit or 64 Bit; DirectX 9.0c or above.
Imported file formats: FBX, 3DS, X, OBJ, ASE, MAP, MDL, MD2, FX, BMP, PCX, TGA, JPG, DDS, PNG, WAD, MID, WAV, OGG, MP3, MPG, AVI, WMV. More formats through 3rd party import filters.

Educational editions
For developer teams or for education, multi-seat Team Editions are available. They can be installed on a network server or on a given number of PCs. All members of the team must use the software for the same project or for learning purposes, and may not use it for separate projects or outside the team or classroom. For a Game Programming course use our 25 lesson curriculum with an exit exam at http://tutorial.3dgamestudio.net.
The Team Editions are based on the Commercial or Pro Edition, but don't include the license to publish and distribute games. For this, an additional single edition is required. Team Editions for 3 or more seats at a fraction of the normal edition price can be ordered in the online shop or by email to info (at) 3dgamestudio.net. Students can upgrade their team editions to personal full editions at a reduced price.

Reselling Gamestudio
Interested in reselling Gamestudio products? Please contact us for our reseller conditions.

No royalties
As owner of any Gamestudio single edition you can freely publish and distribute your applications. You don't need to pay royalties, you don't need to show credits, you don't need to ask for permission. There is only one exception. It's illegal to use Gamestudio for games that propagate genocide against a certain group, race, nation or religion existing in today's real world.

For the license see www.3dgamestudio.com/license_eng.htm


 

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