I simply love this Maker3D. The map editor is very easy, and the script edition is awesome. After selecting a command, it shows the command documentation, the syntax, and throws a drop-down list. You can even pick the textures and
models with preview. This Maker is simply the best rpg creator application for windows and linux i ever seen.
However, it runs on my C2D+nVidia based notebook around 35-45 fps, but its a fair trade for its functionality. The graphics is appropriate, but shame if you want to get cool sounds and musics, the built-in ones are very boring, so you must get them from third sources (newgrounds, ...).
This software is very good for this price.
Author: voodoo_rocks on Thursday, June 23, 2011
The application comes without a standard installer which is usually a sign of poor quality and lack of testing hours. Unfortunately, this won''t get any better after extracting the archive.
The application itself takes ages to load, and seems to only support OpenGl, so anyone having integrated video cards should forget it.
The user interface is partly in English, error messages and some menus are displayed in Hungarian (I think the native language of the creator).
With the purely click-based script editor lacking features like copy-cut-paste I would not call it a "powerfull 3D RPG maker environment". In case of a productive software it wants to be, a printable documentation and tutorials are must-have - you will have neither. However, the wizards are nice, the built-in human characters with the available modifications should be enough for basic stories.
The graphics is outdated, no HDR, depth-of-field or normal mapping, but only drop shadows and lots of blurring. Despite the 8-year old visuals, it requires the top of today''s hardware, 25 frames per second is unreachable even with a Core2Duo CPU and a decent graphics card. Most interesting, not only frame-rate will suffer, but actually the game will run slower, turning into a constant bullet-time effect.
As a summary, I would emphasize this is not a professional software, nor made by a professional. It''s worth a try if you have some spare time but should not expect too much.
Author: rpg_fan on Wednesday, June 15, 2011