Ya3dag is based on the quake 2 modification Quake2maX and the lazarus game dll. Want to create your own levels? Well, you've come to the right place. Ya3dag has a built-in "what you see is what you get" level-editor and has been specifically designed for rapid level creation. Terrain, smart NPC's, weather, physic simulation, ...
The highlight of Yad3dag's new release are real time shadows and configurable HUDs.
Tip of the Day: You want to see real-time shadows? Light a torch!
* The shadow map processing for terrain and .bsp models
was speeded up (about a factor 3 .. 4).
Added raycasting for .md2 .md3 models using 'Bounding
interval hierarchy' code picked from the cube 2 source.
Terrain raycasting was reworked to us a quad tree.
* Static mapmodels (.md2 or .md3) (this mapmodels are
never removed from the map) cast shadows to terrain and
This is used for trees, statues, ...
* Realtime shadows
Realtime shadows are a feature of some light sources.
The torch and the flashlight carried by the player are
such light sources. Also inside the editor each lightsource
in the editor can be flagged as realtime.
The shadows are casted to .bsp models (static and moveable)
and to terrain. Shadows are casted from .bsp models, and
.md2/md3 models (static and movable).
This capability requires a noticeable amount of computing
power, it is therefore used with care. E.g. in the
underworld, inside of rooms, ...
* Lightmap resolution
of .bsp models has been changed from 16 to 8 texel.
* Minimum light for the underworld.
There is a global level setting 'minimum light' (no light on a
surface or object) for the underworld.
* More configuration things for the HUD and in game
* The GameConfiguration.txt file
has a new section [GameDLL] with entries
Single player status bar (or hud).
Defines the layout of the hud.
* Dialog_xxx things
Position of the dialog/message window
relative to screen sides. Background images
* iBag_xxx things
Position of the iBag menu relative
to screen sides and background images.
* Reworked the ModLego HUD.
Add frames around some hud elements. The appearance
has been changed to a technical style.
* The menu point 'Generate level info' is removed.
The level info file (xxxx_Info.txt) is generated
on each level save now.
* New menu point 'Relight level'.
New lights/shadow calculations for the complete level.
Shortcut is the keyboard key 'c'.
* Each lightsource has a new checkbox setting
'Realtime shadows'. See 'shadows' above.
* quake2RR.ent file
Added new keyword 'lightoffset' with three arguments
'x y z'.
This is only used for 'EDITFLAG_LIGHTSOURCE' entities.
To the lightsource orgin (which is the objects zero
point) the given offset is added. This is usefull for
adjusting light origins relative to a model.
Note that prior to the 'lightoffset' a given 'editflags'
RF2_FX_ZADD is added.
* Colored text for the console. This feature is used
for some error messages.
* Actor script command 'itemUseOrSearch'. If argument
'ItemsHealth' is given, the actor search only for
health items and skips poison (like the toadstool).
Poison items must be explicit given to search for.
The minimap of the level is now part of the iBag menu.
* trigger_push entity
Got a new spawnflag 'To center'. If set (and no target)
pull to center of moving straight line.