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Scraggle
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Posted: 4th Nov 2005 23:08 Edited at: 10th Jul 2020 03:30
The question 'Where can I download free sound effect/models/textures etc.' is often asked on this forum so to save a little time I have compiled a list of my favourite free media sites.
Please feel free to add your own.

Note: While these sites all have media available to download freely. Some of them do have conditional licenses. Please do read and acknowledge them

3D Models
3D Cafe
Hash
Amazing 3D
Turbo Squid
Great Buildings
Mr Furniture
Planit 3D
3D Links
Megaton Cat's Buildings
Low Polygon 3D
Marlin Studios
Ozark Games
3Drt
The 3D Studio
3DExtra
3D Graphics Buffet
https://rigmodels.com/
https://www.fertilesoilproductions.com/
https://kenney.nl/

If anyone has any other resources please post them.

Textures
Scraggle's Planets
Scraggle's Nebulae
Scraggle's Stars/Suns
VB3D
Alterlinks
Mayangs Free Texture
Texture Library
AutoFX
David Gurrea
Turbo Squid
3D Links
Planit 3D
3D Cafe
CodersTurf (formerly LimeFly)
Quake Textures
Absolute Background Texture Archive
Marlin Studios
Vaxwar Sky Boxes
Wendigo's Textures
Amazing Textures
Ozark Games
Noctua Graphics
The 3D Studio
3DExtra
Celestia Motherlode

SkyBoxes
Octane digital Studios

CubeMaps
Code Monsters

Music
Freeplay Music
iamusic
Royalty Free
http://www.shockwave-sound.com (direct link removed at the request of Shockwave Sound)
Sound Rangers
Sound Dogs
Video Game Music Archive
Terminator Music (MIDI)
Matt McFarland
Breakbeat Terrorism - Fallout's Music

Sound Effects
3D Cafe
A1 Free Sounds
Absolute Sound Effects Archive
Find Sounds
Incompetech
Stone Washed
Partners In Rhyme
DeusX
Planit3D
Sound Rangers
Sound Dogs
Wavlist

Sprites
Reiners Tilesets
The Peoples Sprites
LimeFly
The Artist's Challenge
2D Graphics Buffet

Icons
Icon Buffet
Yellow Icon
Fam Fam Fam Icons

BitMap Fonts
Scraggle's Bitmap Fonts Pack 1
Scraggle's Bitmap Fonts Pack 2
Scraggle's Bitmap Fonts Pack 3
Matt Green's Fonts
BitMap Mania (Japanese site - but still useable.)
CuCuMBeR's Bitmap Fonts

Shaders
DBP Ultimate Shader Pack
Nvidia Shader Fx Composer
ATI's Render Monkey
Shader Tutorial
Learning To Write Shaders - Full of handy hints to make you own shaders plus many shaders to download.

3D Modeling Packages (not media, but free non-the-less)
Anim8or
Blender
OpenFX
Wings3D
Delgine
Now 3D
GameSpace Light
Maya Personal Learning Edition

Mapping Packages
Valve Hammer BSP Editor

Handy Utilities
Melody - Nvidia's Normal Map Generator
Explosion Generator
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Posted: 4th Nov 2005 23:22
Great Links! Thanks Scraggle.

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Thank You

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You rock Scraggle Mind if I add two that I find useful? I have a feeling this thread will turn into a link hub

http://www.anim8or.com Anim8or, a free 3D modeling, rendering, and animation program

http://www.blender.org Blender, a little more high-end than Anim8or and also free. Not like other 3D modeling tools so it might take a while to get the hang of it

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Posted: 5th Nov 2005 05:06
Oh the posts this could possibly stop if anyone read stickies....which this thread has now become.


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http://openfx.org

A very good little free editor that supports NURBS etc...

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Posted: 5th Nov 2005 09:37 Edited at: 5th Nov 2005 09:38
The sites you have linked to are not media sites but links to free 3D modeling packages.
This thread was originally for free media but I have added them anyway (they are free after all!)... it's a shame the thread title can't be changed. It would now perhaps be better suited to 'Free Stuff'


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Posted: 5th Nov 2005 13:39 Edited at: 5th Nov 2005 13:39
A good texture site

http://www.limefly.net

Simple... yet fun!
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Posted: 5th Nov 2005 17:39
Yeah, how could you forget Limefly! Also don't forget www.wings3d.com and www.delgine.com for the modelling progs.

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Posted: 5th Nov 2005 17:50
For free shader creation, there's Fx Composer from Nvidia http://developer.nvidia.com/object/fx_composer_home.html. Also valve hammer for bsp creation http://collective.valve-erc.com/index.php?go=hammer

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Posted: 5th Nov 2005 18:18 Edited at: 5th Nov 2005 18:18
Updated to include Limefly. I had never heard of it, so this is helping me aswell. I had a look at their site and they have a good collection of textures but also some good sprites. So I have put LimeFly in the sprites section too.


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Posted: 5th Nov 2005 19:27
ATi also has its own shader thingy, check it out i cant remember the URL.

its called rendermonkey anyhow

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Posted: 5th Nov 2005 21:40 Edited at: 5th Nov 2005 22:26
http://www.terminator-music.co.uk/Frames.html

Some corny MIDI music (sorry, I'm not a big midi fan, hehe) beware the loud blast of annoyingness

Oh yeah, and royalty-free.tv is a nifty, nifty site. I just went there and wow, they have the lowest-priced RF music I've seen. Just thought I'd mention that

One more link for yas

http://developer.nvidia.com/object/melody_home.html

That's NVidia's Melody. I use it for normalizing poly counts in my models. Pretty handy. I don't know where you'd categorize it though.

edit: And Now3D, another modeling program for free
http://www.now3d.it/Eng/

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Posted: 5th Nov 2005 23:13 Edited at: 5th Nov 2005 23:13
Some more amazing (Quake) textures:

http://www.planetquake.com/hfx/textures.html

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For those interested, Matt Greene's (very good) bitmap font creator can be found here (in the Misc Section of Downloads )

http://www.nicholaskingsley.co.uk/html/misc.html

Decided to post the link and not the picture now.

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Where's the pic?

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No need for one, as my website has the picture...

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ok i posted your before you edited it

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[Updated]

Quote: "Oh yeah, and royalty-free.tv is a nifty, nifty site."

I already had it on the list (third one down) but I dropped the .tv from the name so maybe you didn't recognise it.

Thanks for the extra links. I found it necessary to add two more catagories : Bitmap Fonts and Handy Utilites. So if you have anything that may drop into these catagories please feel free to provide a link.

Thanks


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I meant that as a comment, the thing about Royalty-Free... thanks for the link, hehe. I couldn't find free music but I found some awesome BG music for our game that wasn't expensive

Here's some fonts sites that I've found useful. You should contact the author of the fonts, though, and work out something with them individually.

http://www.1001freefonts.com
http://www.fontfreak.com
http://www.fontsnthings.com < has some nifty font-authoring tools and stuff

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Posted: 7th Nov 2005 11:39
You guy's do realise that DarkGuy has set up a massive list like this already, right?

It's stuck in the DB board:

http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=30080&b=10

So, yeah...

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That's mostly tools and stuff, there's only 16 "free resources". But it's a very similar thread, yes...

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Psionic's site is great for free high quality game media etc.

http://www.psionic3d.co.uk/resources.html

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I dunno, I for one never read the DBC forum because I use DBP. It's good to have a list on both, I think, because I'm pretty sure I'm not the only one... unless I am that'd be weird, hehe

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Quote: "I also notice amazing3d doesn't have any free models"


What are you looking at? When I look at the site I see free models everywhere!


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Posted: 9th Nov 2005 08:01 Edited at: 9th Nov 2005 08:02
Quote: "They only have links to other free model sites"

Isn't that enough?

No?

Ok then ... after you have clicked the link to 'Our 3D Models' perhaps you should click the link that says 'Click here for our Free 3D Models' near the bottom of the page.


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this is the best free media stuff page YAY!!

see ya' later
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http://www.radgametools.com

Get Bink and Smacker for free. They're fantastic codecs for FMV's... I wouldn't compose an AVI file without them

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nice list


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How could you forget http://www.vaxwar.com with great skyboxes?!

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http://www.clickteam.com

^ Free installer. The rest of their stuff is seemingly useless... for me anyway

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[href]www.panelmonkey.org

a good sprites site

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I highly recommend Reiner's Tilesets
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^ Free installer. The rest of their stuff is seemingly useless... for me anyway"

No it isn't. I use Multimedia Fusion for 2D Development. It's very good...

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Just wanted to throw in a bit of my free media. It's in my sig.


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Wendigo's got some nice textures on his site, a bit noisy for me though...

http://www.wendigosoft.com/textures.html

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wow nice

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[Update]
Added several more links.

Keep 'em coming. If you know of any others ... share the wealth


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thanx alot guys these helped me out alot i wiash i could add to them but u practically got all the ones I know for good tutorials in playerworlds go to onrpg.com i suppose and also visual basic is good i think

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Here you are a free texture pack I made enjoy

http://www.turbosquid.com/FullPreview/Index.cfm/ID/276124


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cool i wish i had even one of the full software

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Visual basic is OK for programmings apps if you dont want to learn C++, but I tried using it for game programming and never got anywhere.

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Yeah, I use VB at college and program applications, but DBPro almost illudes me! But i think with time i will get to where i want to be!!!
Are all these free media software packages royalty free?
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http://www.silver-dawn.net has music, models, and other forms of artwork for free. Not much, but it's got some anyhow.

www.badpicsofmatt.tk
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Can we link to another thread here?

David has an awesome thread going on.
(Called the Artist Challenge) You can request 2d media (sometimes 3d depending on what it is)
http://forum.thegamecreators.com/?m=forum_view&t=67876&b=1&p=2

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I need a tool like character shop - but for free

any ideas?

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I've uploaded about 30 models to http://www.galekus.com which can be downloaded, some for free, others for points. Points are earned by uploading things so it's kinda like trading.

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awesome! i love the whole points idea

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Don't know if this has been mentioned but tgc has some free stuff somewhere

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[Update]

Top post updated to add these links:
Textures
Amazing Textures

Icons
Icon Buffet
Yellow Icon


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