1.5 is, by far, the largest upgrade we've ever done to TGE. In addition to our internal dev team consisting of Matt Fairfax, Chris Calef, Paul Scott, Ben Garney, and Justin DuJardin, we've also had major help from lighting guru John Kabus for many months, and have received additional contributions from Joe Maruschak, Tim Aste, Dave Wyand, Tom Bampton, and many other community members. So, we are not exaggerating when we say that this is a huge update and a true community effort. By purchasing the upgrade to TGE 1.5, you're supporting not only GarageGames, but these excellent members of our community who are helping to make Torque the best game development platform anywhere.

  • Integrated Torque Lighting Kit - John Kabus has rolled several years worth of research, development, and QA from the Torque Lighting Kit into TGE 1.5. John didn't just merge the TLK into TGE 1.5, he re-factored the lighting system so that it is cleaner and
    easier for people to use, so that developers can easily introduce custom lighting models.
  • John also added new features specific to TGE 1.5; some of which include: vastly improved interior rendering performance with dynamic lights, improved dynamic light blending on terrains, and updates to the TGE waterblock system to allow for terrains with block sizes smaller than TGE used to, allowing for higher geometry and texture detail.
  • Huge Mac Update - Many OSX platform updates have been integrated into TGE 1.5.
    • The Mac platform code has been almost totally rewritten. Much of the code now uses standard POSIX interfaces where they exist. The platform attempts to maintain support for versions 10.2 - 10.4(Universal) of Mac OS X.
    • Event handling and windowing code is much, much cleaner.
    • Code that uses deprecated APIs have been removed.
    • Many niceties have been added to try to make Torque more Mac-like.
    • The Mac platform is multithreaded, to take advantage of multiple processor hardware, including multiple core intel hardware.
    • Debugging is easier, as many randomly placed globals have been snipped or reorganized into platState.
    • Wide screen displays supported, and window resizing are supported.
  • ShowTool Pro - TST Pro is a 3D visualization tool for the Torque Game Engine. It helps artists and programmers inspect their game art for aesthetic and technical accuracy by simulating the in-game environment, and providing easy access to behind-the-scenes structures. And now David Wyand's essential ShowTool Pro will now be included with TGE version 1.5.
  • Additional Art Assets - A selection of building and character models, environmental art, effects, and other content is now part of the TGE 1.5 package.
    • Elf Character
    • Redone Interactive Walkthrough Environment & Mission (Includes Skybox, terrain, etc)
    • Replaced Trees & Rocks with new ones (Courtesy Games Extract)
    • Redone buildings (Monument, Orc Tower, Hovel)
    • 5 Starter Skyboxes (Courtesy of Red Thumb Games)
    • RTS Environment Pack, Winter Environment (Courtesy Todd Pickens)
    • Tim Aste Environment Pack #1
    • Tim Aste Combo Pack #2 Particle FX Sampler
    • Foliage Sampler from FPS Environment Pack (Courtesy Todd Pickens)
    • Redone GUI from Interactive Walkthrough

In addition to a huge Mac update and other features, we have added $150+ worth of tools and content that will vastly improve the initial and ongoing TGE user experience.

Code in TorqueScript and/or C++, then run your game on PC, OSX, or even XBox360 (with separate license) with TGE's multi-platform CodeOnce feature... or bring your game into other Torque products, such as Torque Game Engine Advanced.

This is not just an SDK. Torque is a whole game development approach. We provide the technology, framework, methodology, tools, and a like-minded developer community of thousands; you provide the creativity and the drive to make your game.

TGE is no longer updated or supported. Its last stable release was 1.5.2 on May 15th 2007.

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Hey guys, sorry for the break in updates things have been super busy lately.

To get you guys up to speed I launched the beta for the kickstarter backers back in december and have been updating it, I recently added the ice world, and redid the graphics.

Anyway on to the pretty images, first up is a quick summary gif of the ice world update.

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Next up let's jump right into the graphical update.

I went in and completely redid the rendering, it now features new lighting, shadows, reflections, and is much faster overall!

Here's a few pics and gifs from it:

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If you want to see more about the graphics update, I put together a compilation video of the progress:

I also batched the dungeon and debris rendering, so the game should run much faster for everyone even with the new effects.

The game can even handle over a thousand debris now!

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* debris were scaled up for testing purposes, but it looks really cool *

I added a nice fade in effect for the lights when transitioning from room to room, to keep things spooky.

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In non graphics news I started work on the next level theme, made a fun fire flower enemy.

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* Also you can now reflect projectiles with your charge attack! *

Another fun feature is that your character now wobbles around when you chat via text.

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Here's two links to kickstarter updates if you want to see more.

Ice world update: Kickstarter ice world update

Graphical update: Kickstarter graphics update

That's it for now, next post won't take so long I promise.

By the way, if you guys are interested in the game you can still back it and get the beta + full game + name in credits via the humble widget below.


There's also a PayPal option on the late backer page, Late backer page

As always thanks so much for checking this update out and supporting the game.

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Flash112
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Is this engine free?

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No, this version isn't being sold anymore.

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What consoles does this support?

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I've heard you can run it on the Wii, but that is a whole lot of licensing.

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Two of the indie games are recreating ilegal copies of N64 games.. :0

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They are remakes, nothing is copied (I think) so they shouldn't be illegal. Have you heard about this illegal HL copy called Black Mesa Source?

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thats not a illegal copy they make that on there own and they remake half-life in source with new models you know nothing about that

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Pedobear.....

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Torque Game Engine seems to be pretty good. It has many features, supports many platforms, is fairly popular and the games that use it look nice.

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