RenderWare is a 3D API and graphics rendering engine used in computer games, Active Worlds, and some VRML browsers. RW is developed by Criterion Software Limited (which used to be a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon but is now owned by Electronic Arts).

It originated in the era of software rendering on PCs prior to the appearance of GPUs, competing with other libraries such as Argonaut's BRender and RenderMorphics' Reality Lab (the latter was acquired by Microsoft and became Direct3D).

RenderWare's principal commercial importance was in providing an off-the-shelf solution to the difficulties of PS2 graphics programming. It was almost describable as "Sony's Direct X" during this era - although the name refers to surrounding framework and toolchain middleware.

Prior to version 2, an external programming or scripting language was required to take advantage of RenderWare. RenderWare 2, on the other hand, has its own internal scripting language: RWX (RenderWare script). However, in RenderWare 3 RWX support was removed. This next iteration focused on a binary model file format. As with the previous version increment, Criterion removed support for RW3's formats in RenderWare 4.

RenderWare was widely crossplatform: It ran on Windows as well as Apple Mac OS X-based applications and many video game consoles such as GameCube, Wii, Xbox, Xbox360, PlayStation 2, Playstation 3, and PlayStation Portable.

RenderWare is no longer available for purchase, although EA still honours old contracts, meaning that external developers who licensed the technology before the Criterion acquisition may still use the technology. What was RenderWare 4 has dissolved into the rest of EA internal tech.

Bing Gordon, an EA executive, has stated that RenderWare didn't perform well enough for next-genEpic Games. He has also stated that the RenderWare team is "mostly a dev house" (as opposed to EA still using RenderWare). and that RenderWare didn't stand up to competition from

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About GTA: Knight Rider with 7 comments by KITT on Feb 24th, 2008

After months of slow development the first version of the long awaited Knight Rider mod for GTA: San Andreas is finally here.


Included in this version is KITT, KARR, KIFT, SPM KITT, Knight 3000, Knight 3000 Attack, GMC General (FLAG Semi Cab), FLAG Semi Trailer, Goliath and Goliath's Trailer. All these vehicles can be found parked at the Verdant Meadows Air Strip. You can also spawn KITT, KIFT, KARR and Knight 3000 by pressing crouch © and sprint (space) at the same time.

This is a REALLY early beta so dont expect anything special. Second release will have many many more features so dont let this release put you off. This is only to satisfy those people who really cant wait for the next release.

KIFT K3000

The mod can be downloaded here

but make sure to download the patch also

If you have any questions, issues or suggestions, come join our forums

If you have any doubts about this mod, here is a very small part of the second release. Enjoy :P


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21gryzon Dec 12 2013, 2:10am says:

Where can i download/buy RenderWare engine ?
How much could it cost?

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Guest Jan 14 2013, 5:54am says:

Where do i go to download RenderWare ?

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Executor-64- Jul 25 2011, 5:45pm says:

suppose i want to make a mod for a game that uses this engine... is there a group for such people so they can help me make the mod ?

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Peacekeeper18 Jul 11 2011, 7:49am says:

yeah crackdown was made with renderware engine you forget crackdown

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asif_ridwan Jun 29 2011, 2:49am says:

Best game engine ever!

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TheGreatGonzo Dec 11 2011, 1:46pm replied:

This engine is pretty good, but I think Source is alot more better.

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Madara_Killer Sep 21 2010, 7:51pm says:

Somebody could tell me if this engine uses some sort of Liguang example: c + +, C3? What language use?

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asif_ridwan Jul 24 2011, 7:32am replied:


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Herewith Jun 15 2010, 11:57am says:

Where dowlods this Engine????

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Herewith Jun 15 2010, 11:56am says: 0 votes     reply to comment
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