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Old 01 August 2004, 22:42   #1
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Hooooo 3D Construction Kit games?

Has anyone ever played a Public domain 3D Construction based game or know of any? I'm flicking through my old Amiga Format mags and in issue 30 (January 1992). In the PDS section there is a 3DKC game called "Wastelands". It reviewed as a good puzzler and is on a PD collection disk labelled "NBS G206". Would anyone have an idea what this is? I know it's not 17bit's.

I'll google on this but I'm curious has anyone tried one anytime?
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Old 14 April 2011, 00:48   #2
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Anyone interested in the 3D Construction Kit (3DCK) may be interested to know that the 17 issues of the 3D Construction Kit User Group (3DCKUG) are going up at http://www.bombjack.org/commodore/amiga-newsletters.htm

Within the issues was a PD library with lots of information about homebrew games. This starts a paper trail for these games to be found.
To my surprise, all of these 3DCKUG games are already listed at the PD website http://www.syntax2000.co.uk/issues/46/amigapd2.asc.txt
It looks like it may well be possible to download the full “SYN TAX 2000” set. Has anyone downloaded this?

The 3DCKUG newsletters contained some extra information on these games, so I have summerised them below, in case anyone else is interested in tracking down the games.

Darkness Calls, James H. Yusuf, 3DCKUG PD issue 5
file <mia>
review http://www.syntax2000.co.uk/issues/34/darkness.rev.txt
location: syntax2000 Disk 513

Planet of the Daleks, Steve Hilder, 3DCKUG PD issue 5
file <mia>
location: syntax2000 Disk 514

EFTPOCM Escape from the Planet of Cardboard Monsters, Andrew Herbert, 3DCKUG PD issue 5
file <mia>
location: syntax2000 Disk 515
review: http://www.syntax2000.co.uk/issues/26/escape.rev.txt

The Mountain Adventure, Mieke Van Der Poll, 3DCKUG PD issue 6
file <mia>
location: syntax2000 Disk 511

Atlantis, Mieke Van Der Poll, 3DCKUG PD issue 11
file <mia>
location: syntax2000 Disk 512

Magical Maze, Mieke Van Der Poll, 3DCKUG PD issue 15
file <mia>
location: syntax2000 Disk 899

More 3D Construction Kit Games
Disk 577: Wastelands + 3D demo game
Disk 668: CAR + DIY + OXO
Disk 833: Raise the Titanic
Disk 834: Ghost Ship + New Stubb City + Operation Meteor
Disk 897: Devil's Abode (requires AGA chipset)
Disk 898: War of the Worlds
Disk 900: Submarine
Disk 901: Operation Thunderbolt demo
Disk 902: The Probe

Would anyone like to help out on the search for where these games can be downloaded?
 
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Has anyone ever played a Public domain 3D Construction based game or know of any? I'm flicking through my old Amiga Format mags and in issue 30 (January 1992). In the PDS section there is a 3DKC game called "Wastelands". It reviewed as a good puzzler and is on a PD collection disk labelled "NBS G206". Would anyone have an idea what this is? I know it's not 17bit's.

I'll google on this but I'm curious has anyone tried one anytime?
I remember Battle Cars 1 & 2 that were PD and had the 3DCK look to them. Battle Cars 2 was on the coverdisk to a mag; must have been a late 1993 or 1994 issue of Amiga Action.
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Battle Cars 1 (3D) : http://amr.abime.net/issue_119_coverdisks
Battle Cars 2 (demo) : http://amr.abime.net/issue_120_coverdisks
Battle Cars 2 (full) : http://amr.abime.net/issue_506_coverdisks
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Okay, was on the coverdisk to some magS Yay for null-modem 2 player deathmatch goodness!
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Old 14 April 2011, 14:37   #6
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Battle Cars 1 & 2 were great games, but they were not created with 3DCK.
I believe they were AMOS 3D games.
 
Old 29 May 2011, 21:50   #7
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My previous post information is superflous as a new website, dedicated to the 3D Construction Kit and its games, has just gone up at http://www.3dconstructionkit.co.uk/

This is great news as it is preserving so many homebrew PD games that might otherwise have gotten lost in time.
 
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The past week I was on a small personal quest to find more 3D construction kit games and stumbled across this thread today.

Flanimal is no longer a member of Abime so it seems, so I'll ask him by e-mail, but I just can't imagine that only 17 kitgames are known out there.... It probably has to do with the fact that it was quite a timedrain to build a full game with it?
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Raise the Titanic is in 3 versions: Titanic (1992)(-).zip, Titanic (19xx)(Schommer, Arnold)(PD).zip, Raise the Titanic v1.1 (19xx)(Millin, C.)(PD).zip These are not only different filenames.
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