first, I want to express my feelings about this amazing software named “blender”. There are many 3D modelling tools available, but Blender kicks them all with its integrated game engine. Congratulations !!!
So, I started to download Blender, read an amount of tutorials and a litttle about te history of Blender (NaN etc.), bought me the GameKit Book from Amazon and studied some blend-files. But now I feel like stuck, since I miss some information on the blender3d.org pages: What is the current functionality of the 3d game engine ? I started some own experiments using Blender, but I always touch some buttons use the integrated renderer and get nice pictures. As soon as I start the same version with the game engine, I miss many features: For example there are “stars” in the blender renderer, but not in the engine - there are colours and textures, but only UV/Vertex in the Game Engine and so forth. What I really miss is a list of (game engine reduced) functionality, that one can use when working with the game engine. Is there any tip / tutorial for me on the web ?
Another question is about the online tutorials on the blender page: Many tutorials of interest are still linked to blender.nl or NaN-Sites, which seem to be down. So, is there an alternativ site where to find them ?
Especially I am interested in these things in my own game:
a) Space background (stars, coloured universes that move with the movement of my ship) - any tutorials about that ?
b) what features are available for python scripting ? is there a difference between 2.25 (i have the gameKit book with the descritpion of 2.25) and 2.34 ?
c) Halo lights ? How you get them in your game ?
d) Artificial intelligence - maybe a little python example !?
e) How you communicate between players in a multiplayer game ? Any python examples available ?
f) What is the functional difference of the game engine between 2.34 and 2.25 ?
I want to excuse me, if I posted questions that have been answered already. But I surfed through this forum and fond many interesting posts with linked pages, that are not available anymore.
Is there a site where I could find available tutorials corresponding to my questions above ?
Thanks in advance !