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Arxae
Arxae Resident Stepmania Freak :D
May 3 2006, 3:41pm Anchor

All software is free unless trial or so is after it:

Tag explanation:
Recommended
The item is the best in its category in general opinion

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Item is made/maintained by someone from the ModDB community and you should just give it a look to give its support :)

Last Update: 09/01/2007

hosting (no ads):
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Freewebtown.com (php coming) (http://www.freewebtown.com/username)(has adds on addon pages)
Freewebs.com (http://www.freebwebs.com/username)
Freehostia.com (mysql,php,per) (http://username.freehostia.com)
Byethost.com (mysql+php)
Xoopiter.com (mysql, cgi, ssl, php)
Pbwiki.com (Wiki only)

Content Management Systems (CMS)
PHP-Fusion | Demo --- ID: Admin,Pass:demo123)
PHPCommasy | Demo --- ID: admin,pass: demo)
ReloadCMS | Demo --- ID:admin,Pass:demo
E107
Xoops
Joomla

Groupware
PHP-Overlord (Demo with ID/Pass on site)(20$ purchase, no trial)

Forums
PHPBB
SMF
Phorum
Invision
XMB

Image Galleries
Coppermine
SPGM

Wikis
PMWiki
MediaWiki

Misc. CMS
EyeOS | Demo --- ID: root, Pass: demo)
Mantis bug tracking software

modelling progs:
Blender3D Blender3d.org
GMAX Turbosquid.com (needs free serial)
Milkshape3D Swissquake.ch (trial, 30 days, $25 Registration Cost)
Wings3D Wings3d.com
3DS MAX www.autodesk.com/3dsmax (30 day trial avaiable - subscription form)
Maya Personal Learning Edition Usa.autodesk.com (needs free key)
Cinema 4D Maxon.net (Trial, allso bodypaint 3d(UVMapper))
Pilot 3D Pilot3d.com (Trial)
Sketchup Sketchup.com (allso a free verision called Google Sketchup: for use with google earth)
Rhino 3D Rhino3d.com (Trial)
Zbrush Pixologic.com (Trial)
MakeHuman Dedalo-3d.com
Pixels3D www.pixels3d.com (MAC ONLY!)
SharpConstruct Sharp3d.sourceforge.net
DeleD: Delgine.com (free & pay)

Unwrappers/UVMappers:
Unwrap3D Unwrap3d.com (Trial)(Export Disabled)
Lithunwrap Files.seriouszone.com
Bodypaint 3D Maxon.net (Trial)

2D Programs:
Adobe Photoshop CS2 Adobe.com (Trial)
GIMP Gimp.org
Ultimate Paint Ultimatepaint.com
Paint.Net Eecs.wsu.edu
Image Forge Cursorarts.com
Project Dogwaffle: Thebest3d.com (free & pay)

Shader Tools:
FXComposer Developer.nvidia.com (Shader Creation)
Rendermonkey Developer.nvidia.com (Shader Creation - Only for ATI Cards)
Shader Designer Typhoonlabs.com

Installers:
NSIS Nsis.sourceforge.net
WinZIP SFX Winzip.com (21 day trial,$49.95)
Install Creator(Pro) Clickteam.com (Trial, displays message after install, Standars:$59/Pro:$149)
Patchmaker Clickteam.com (trial)(displays message after patch)
Wise Install System Wise.com (Trial)

Programming Tools/IDE
Bloodshed DEV (C++) Bloodshed.net
Developers IDE Mystikdevelopment.homestead.com
MinGW Developer Studio Parinyasoft.com
Visual Studio 2005 Msdn.microsoft.com (Trial)
Mono 1.0 (C# Mono-project.com
SharpDevelop (C#) Icsharpcode.net
Cream (Editor) Cream.sourceforge.net
Torsion: Sickheadgames.com (Torque engine only)
Notepad++ (Source code editor(syntax highlighting))
Code::Blocks (C/C++ Compiler)
MS Visual C++ 2005 Express Edition

Webdesign
Kompozer

Audio Tools
Audacity audacity.sourceforge.net
Goldwave www.goldwave.com (Freeware?)
Adobe Audition Adobe.com (Trial)
Sound Forge 8: Sonymediasoftware.com (trial)
Acid Pro: Sonymediasoftware.com (trial)
Acid Free
Cakewalk: Cakewalk.com (trial)

Video Tools
Sony Vegas: Sonymediasoftware.com (trial)
VirtualDub: Virtualdub.org

(Shader)SDK's
DirectX SDK Msdn.microsoft.com
NVidia SDK Developer.nvidia.com
Radeon (ATI) SDK Ati.com

Misc Tools:
PolyTrans 3dcafestore.com) (Model file converter)
MakeHair Dedalo-3d.com (Hair Modeling)
MeLODy Developer.nvidia.com (Normal Map Generator)
DENormGen: Epsylon.rptd.dnsalias.net ModDB
Misc. ATI/AMD Dev Tools (including ATI Normalmapper)

Resource Sites
www.turbosquid.com (3D Marketplace)
www.renderosity.com (3D Tutorials)
Developer.nvidia.com (NVidia OpenGL Docs)
Mayang.com Free Textures
3dcafe.com Some free models

This list is not complete ;) (EDIT: list will probably never be completed :))
If you have any other tools not on this list, please PM me and i will add them.
Contributors:

  • TKAza
  • Wraiyth
  • Methulah
  • Liothen
  • TheHappyFriar
  • Jiffy_No0b
  • Dragonlord
  • Salohcin

Edited by (in order): Arxae, Arxae, Arxae, Arxae, Arxae, Arxae, Arxae, Arxae, Liothen

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methy
methy Is he black, is he not?
May 3 2006, 8:23pm Anchor

Nice list. I vote for this to be sticky'd.

TKAzA
TKAzA Community Manager
May 3 2006, 11:44pm Anchor

raver cool but you bracketed the links and they dont hotlink :S

Wraiyth
Wraiyth That Guy Who Does Those Things With The Stuff
May 4 2006, 3:05am Anchor

Nice list, but FX Compose isn't for only nVidia cards.
Might also want to throw OpenGL Shader Designer in there (for the GLSL programmers amongst us)
Also, add some Programming tools (.NET 2005, Dev-C++)
Are you going to include resource websites/packages? Because if so, throw in links to shader SDKs also.

We need like an 'UBER LIST' that has everything (or something added to ModDB for people to search what they want, like free/retail utilities and resources)

Edited by: Wraiyth

Arxae
Arxae Resident Stepmania Freak :D
May 4 2006, 3:37am Anchor

im at school now, when i get home il update the list with hotlinks.
il add the programming category but i dont know the good programs
and resource websites/packages: ok, if i can find them.
great that i finaly made a useful post xd

EDIT: I have added some programming tools and the shader thingy.
i will put hotlinks in when im home

Edited by: Arxae

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TKAzA
TKAzA Community Manager
May 4 2006, 4:29am Anchor

Programming.
Visual Studio 2003 (Not free and expensive)
Skinning.
Tatto ( Free for personal use not free for companys) Terabit.nildram.co.uk

Edited by: TKAzA

Wraiyth
Wraiyth That Guy Who Does Those Things With The Stuff
May 4 2006, 5:24am Anchor

Zifn't credit me Dark_Raver!

Another piece of software for 3d: Daz|Studio

For resources:
www.turbosquid.com
www.renderosity.com

Audio:
Pro Tools
Adobe Audition

Only ones I can think of off the top of my head for now, but I've got tonnes of stuff lying around or in my head. Depends to what extent you want it all

Arxae
Arxae Resident Stepmania Freak :D
May 5 2006, 11:22am Anchor

update :)
srry about the shader sdks, i couldnt find any.
il search again tommorow.
when does this gets stikyd :p

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CrazyGoat
CrazyGoat Always very :tired:
May 5 2006, 11:28am Anchor

What to say, please make it a sticky.

Edited by: CrazyGoat

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Wraiyth
Wraiyth That Guy Who Does Those Things With The Stuff
May 5 2006, 6:48pm Anchor

For shader SDKs, nVidia, ATI and Microsoft all have their respective SDKs on their websites (nVidia SDK, Radeon SDK and DirectX SDK) which all contain, amongst other things, alot of shader samples
Renderosity and Turbosquid also contain free models (Renderosity especially has some awesome shit)

methy
methy Is he black, is he not?
May 5 2006, 10:42pm Anchor

As does 3D Cafe. I'm updating my computer, so I don't have any bookmarks on me at the moment, but I'll post some soon.

Arxae
Arxae Resident Stepmania Freak :D
May 6 2006, 5:45am Anchor

i added the shader sdks for nvidia and ati aswell as some website systems, wikis, forums, image galeriesand groupware
PLUS: i hotlinked all the urls xd

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Wraiyth
Wraiyth That Guy Who Does Those Things With The Stuff
May 6 2006, 6:22am Anchor

Polytrans link needs a space at the brackets :)

If you're adding web software, throw Mantis in there (www.mantisbt.org) - great bug reporting software.

TKAzA
TKAzA Community Manager
May 6 2006, 11:08am Anchor

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Arxae
Arxae Resident Stepmania Freak :D
May 7 2006, 7:07am Anchor

yay, update :)

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Liothen
Liothen Dogmatic Law
Jan 5 2007, 10:27pm Anchor

Awsome set of links. i also vote for this to be pinned :P

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Mod DB Old Timer

Jan 5 2007, 10:49pm Anchor

Whoa. Bumpage rapage!

That's okay, though. I'll pin it. Hopefully Dark_Raver is still around to update it. If not, you can handle it, can't you, Liothen? ;)

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Liothen
Liothen Dogmatic Law
Jan 7 2007, 12:13pm Anchor

That I can :P

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Mod DB Old Timer

Jan 7 2007, 12:15pm Anchor

Dark_Raver sent me a PM asking to have this unlocked, because he still wanted to update the information.

So, deed done. :)

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myles
myles Woah.
Jan 7 2007, 1:36pm Anchor

What about www.g2mods.net? &

Some game resources - Gamemaker.nl

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leilei
leilei The person who doesn't like anything
Jan 7 2007, 1:52pm Anchor

GameMaker's resource packs are copyright infringing.

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Jyffeh
Jyffeh I am arch jailbird scowl.
Jan 7 2007, 3:43pm Anchor

Audio: Sound Forge (Trial)
Audio: Acid (Trial)
Misc: Vegas (Trial)
Audio: Cakewalk (Trial)

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TKAzA
TKAzA Community Manager
Jan 7 2007, 7:02pm Anchor

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Edited by (in order): TKAzA, TKAzA

Jan 7 2007, 9:00pm Anchor

Graphic:
Project Dogwaffle (Painter like program): Thebest3d.com Free & Pay versions

Video:
VirtualDub: Virtualdub.org

Coding:
Torsion (Torque IDE): Sickheadgames.com

3D modeling:
DeleD: Delgine.com (free & pay)

Wiki:
PBWiki (public/priviate wiki's): Pbwiki.com (free & pay)

Edited by: TheHappyFriar

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Arxae
Arxae Resident Stepmania Freak :D
Jan 8 2007, 2:15pm Anchor

there update XD
im allso gonna "introduce" some tags the explanation is on the top :)
allso if you guys can help me with 2 things:

1. Getting the recommended tags setup for each category: just tell me wich program is regared the best in its category

2. and offcoarse, keep the programs comming :)
trials are good but fully free is better:)

EDIT: ok last edit of this post (i hope XD)
cleaned up the links a bit (removed 404's updated some links)
and what i wanted to say: if anyone got ideas to make this thread better, name it :)

Edited by (in order): Arxae, Arxae

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