YDK – Yhoko's Development Kit

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Schatten der Nazra 3D (first public screenshot)

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VoidRunner - glowing sun and smoke (all animated)

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Rainbow

"Rainbow" tech demo screenshots showing the 3d capabilities of YDK 1.3.

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Schatten der Nazra

SdN Demo Screenshots. You're looking at realtime lighting, -shadows, -reflections and lens effects.

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Scene Editor

The map editor is not limited to RPG games, in fact the whole YDK is not even limited to tile-based games.

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Other projects

Demonstration of non-tile-based YDK applications:

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3D tools and editors

Some of the YDK 1.3 utilities. Water is animated and reflecting a chosen texture.

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Features

Based upon...

  • DirectX 8.1 - input, rendering, sound, music
  • WinSock - network functionality
  • zlib.dll - data zipping
  • vbpng.dll - PNG loader

General features

  • File access (read/write, zipped, encrypted, CRC check)
  • Data encryption (Ycode)
  • Supplementary mathematical functions
  • Supplementary PNG support
  • Geometry helpers (collision and intersection)
  • Joystick Gamepad, Wheel, etc. support
  • Extensions class (for your own plugins)
  • Flexible scripting engine (Yscript)
  • Server and client functionality (TCP/IP)

General rendering

  • Basic rendering (points, lines, rects, polygons)
  • Sprite rendering (rotate, zoom, stretch, light)
  • Text rendering (converted TrueType fonts)
  • Render-to-target (allows post-processing effects)
  • Lightmap rendering (brighten, darken, coloring)
  • Texture manipulation (get/set pixels, save screenshots)
  • Screen effects (gamma, tint)

Multimedia

  • Play sound effects (wav) and music (mp3, midi)
  • Modify sound/music (volume, playback speed)

Tile-based

  • Virtual camera (smooth movement)
  • Tile maps (parallax, zoom)
  • Tile sets (animated, rotated and mirrored tiles)
  • Picture layers (eg. parallax fog or static backgrounds)
  • Collision maps (non-rectangular)
  • Object maps (for placing objects "on the map")

Top-down games

  • A*-based pathfinding (straight/diagonal, full/partial)
  • Chars (2, 4 or 8 -way sprites, circle- and point-based collision)
  • Char sets (animated)

3D features

  • Imports .ASE and .3DS files (3ds max models)
  • Basic 3D rendering (models, sprites, animations)
  • Texture effects (additive/subtractive rendering, env-bumpmaps)
  • Large environment rendering (BSP trees)
  • Numerous vector and matrix helper functions (easy math)

Misc add-ons

  • Rumble / Force feedback effects
  • Basic particle system (rain, snow, sparks)
  • Starfield and Startunnel modules

Contact

Interested in project-updates? Wanna discuss the topic or do you have suggestions? Or just willing to say hello? ^^;

Leave your message here: ydk@yhoko.com