3D Realms are back! (well, kind of)

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3D Realms are back! (well, kind of)

Post by MrFlibble » Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:19 am

After many months of (im)patient waiting, the new 3D Realms website is finally launched:
https://3drealms.com/news/3d_realms-is-back/

And, they're offering the all-new (well, in fact, quite classic) 3D Realms Anthology with all the Apogee/3DR games, plus more.

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Post by emmzee » Fri Oct 24, 2014 11:04 pm

Wow, nice! Good to hear they'll be making some new games!

And the anthology seems quite reasonable for the amount of games ... hmmm ... I already own a lot of them, some on the original floppy disks. Then again, I don't have a computer that has a floppy drive anymore :suspicious:
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Post by tienkhoanguyen » Fri Oct 31, 2014 10:12 am

emmzee wrote:Wow, nice! Good to hear they'll be making some new games!

And the anthology seems quite reasonable for the amount of games ... hmmm ... I already own a lot of them, some on the original floppy disks. Then again, I don't have a computer that has a floppy drive anymore :suspicious:
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Post by tienkhoanguyen » Fri Oct 31, 2014 3:32 pm

emmzee wrote:Wow, nice! Good to hear they'll be making some new games!

And the anthology seems quite reasonable for the amount of games ... hmmm ... I already own a lot of them, some on the original floppy disks. Then again, I don't have a computer that has a floppy drive anymore :suspicious:
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Post by MrFlibble » Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:00 pm

As promised, the 3DR team has started publishing interesting stuff (its' not only going to be about beta releases of Duke3D and other games):
The 3D Realms Vault: 1994 Design Tips from Tom Hall

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God, Jesus Christ, is number one!hehe

Post by tienkhoanguyen » Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:11 pm

Jesus Christ!hehe

Does that mean I have to develop for Apogee now? haha j/k (Just kidding).
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Post by MrFlibble » Wed Nov 05, 2014 2:47 pm

I guess this means everyone is encouraged to find their inner Apogee developer ^_^

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God, Jesus Christ, is number one!hehe

Post by tienkhoanguyen » Thu Nov 06, 2014 12:01 am

Jesus Christ!hehe
MrFlibble wrote:I guess this means everyone is encouraged to find their inner Apogee developer ^_^
Thank God I found mine before it is too late hehe
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Post by MrFlibble » Sun Mar 22, 2015 8:33 am

Part two of Tom Hall's design tips:
https://3drealms.com/news/3d-realms-vau ... ll-part-2/

Oh and just in case, the old version of the 3D Realms website can still be accessed at this address:
http://legacy.3drealms.com/index.html

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