Hello everyone, My brother and me are looking at getting into the game development world and need some tips for starters like us. Our main thing right now is pieceing together the programs we will need to get started. Although we cannot spend much money on this so cheap/free programs would be best. I am not totally sure what all will be needed, but i have a list of what i am thinking we will need and what we have/plan to get so far. Game Engine: Torque (Indy Version) Plan to get. (Is there better for the same price?) Graphic Art: Adobe PS 6.0 and/or PSP 7+ (Plug-ins suggested? Which of these two would be better? We have access two both full versions) Sounds and Sound FX: Haven't really looked for a program for this any suggestions? C++ Compiler: Heard there were a ton of free ones, but i have no idea what would be best any suggestions would be much appreciated. 3d Design: Gmax by Discreet ( I love the looks of 3ds max, but can in no way shell out that kind of money ) Model Design: Not totally sure what would work good for this also not sure if you need a seperate program for skinning?? Ok well that's about all we have thought up so far. Anything we left out? Any input at all is very much appreciated. Thanks in advance.