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Potemkis

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#1 13 years ago

I'm currently working on models for a mod to remake the old game Space Hulk. The problem I'm running into is that I can't decide what engine to make it for, D3 or HL2. I like the physics in HL2, but I like the gloom and doom of D3. For those of you who would know, which game engine is easier to mod with? I've exported a couple test models for HL2, but that game is so blasted picky! Any links to tutorials and such would be a great help.




spunky13

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#2 13 years ago

i would use both on some parts but i think if it's going to involve moving a lot of stuff use hl2 but if it's not then d3




Potemkis

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#3 13 years ago

I'm planning a total conversion: new characters, weapons, and critters the whole way around. I'm leaning toward D3 because the levels all take place inside. Space Hulk takes place within a gigantic space ship. Space ship..... UAC Base.... sorta similar.... kind of.... D3 uses a kind of physics, doesn't it? (kind of only played the demo so far, haven't had a chance to play let alone install the full version yet)




Gift

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#4 13 years ago

I think the Source engine is easier to mod.




Violent-Games

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#5 13 years ago

You should definitely use the Doom 3 engine for your mod. Especially if it's gonna be inside all of the time. The D3 Engine can work with these environments very well and physics in closed areas would be no problem for the engine to handle. The Half-Life 2 engine could do this too, but it is a bit more complex to mod. Plus the engine was made to show off vast landscapes and wide open terrain. So using this engine to make all indoor maps would kind of be a waste of the engine's capabilities. That's my opinion. You can do whatever the hell you want. I have both game so it doesn't matter to me. But I do know one thing, I've gotten a lot further with modding the D3 engine when compared to the H-L2 engine. And I've had a lot more fun too. VG