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Hello, New User looking for info.

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Hi

I repersent a new game developing company, and am currently looking into engines. Can anyone tell me what makes Ogre better or worse than other 3D engines I could possably get. ie. (Crystal space or Torque, etc..)

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It's lean, mean, and green. :)

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Post by Falagard »

Usually when you're investigating engines you have to spend some of your own time reading the features of the engines, reading posts on the message boards, using google to search for comparisons, and use that handy "search" feature in the forums to see if that question has been asked before, which of course it has ;-)

http://www.ogre3d.org/phpBB2/viewtopic. ... comparison

http://www.ogre3d.org/phpBB2/viewtopic. ... are+engine

http://www.ogre3d.org/phpBB2/viewtopic. ... are+engine

http://www.ogre3d.org/phpBB2/viewtopic. ... are+engine

http://www.ogre3d.org/phpBB2/viewtopic. ... are+engine

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Post by monster »

The biggest difference between Ogre and the two other engines you give as examples is that both Crystal Space and Torque are complete game engines, whilst Ogre is "just" a rendering engine.

In my case that's a good thing since it means I can pull together a "best of breed" collection of libraries optimised for my specific requirements, rather than being tied to whatever the developers of other engines have decided to use or implemented themselves.

It also means that Ogre is more tightly focussed; it just does rendering and is very very good at it because the developers are just concentrating on that one goal, rather than spreading their efforts across many different sub-projects.

If you just want an off-the-shelf game development SDK, with all the integration work already done for you, then it might not suit you though.

Dev Master has a good list of 3D engines, but be aware that the information may not be 100% correct or up to date;
http://www.devmaster.net/engines/

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Post by LabRat »

Sorry, I do know how to use the search function, For some reason I compleatly blanked out that fact and it would have saved me some time and keep me from sounding like a fourm noob. :oops:

Thank you for the replies, and the links.

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