The Drag[en]gine Game Engine is dual licensed under L-GPL and GPL. This affects only game engine modules, launchers and IGDE editors.
Game projects do not link against the game engine and are not affected by the license.
In short: By using Drag[en]gine you do not have to worry about licensing at all.
To play games using the Drag[en]gine Game Engine (*.delga files) you only need to install the game engine once on each system you own. The installers include the GUI Launcher and Console Launcher which run, install and uninstall games.
For information what changed in the latest release see Changelog Latest Release
For information what to look forward to in the next release see Changelog Upcoming Release
|Ubuntu 20.04 or newer: DragonDreams PPA||PPA containing Ubuntu Packages. Automatically updates with new versions. To install any packages from the PPA open a console and enter this (you have to do this only once):
sudo add-apt-repository -u ppa:rpluess/dragondreamsTo install the Drag[en]gine enter this or use your system Package Manager:
sudo apt-get install dragengineYou get now the newest engine version whenever your system updates itself.
|install-dragengine-1.8.1-linux64.sh||Self-Installer suitable for 64-Bit Linux Variants. Run as root in console.|
To play single games without installing the Drag[en]gine Game Engine you can use the Live Launcher. This is useful if you can not install the game engine on a system, for Demo-Sessions like on exhibitions or USB drives. This release is a single archive working on multiple platforms.
To develop games using the Drag[en]gine Game Engine (*.delga files) you have to install the Drag[en]gine IGDE. The IGDE contains various editors to develop games with using a live-directory editing principle. No need for endless importing, re-importing and cooking files nor do you have to fight with proprietary asset files.
|Ubuntu 20.04 or newer:
|PPA containing Ubuntu Packages. Automatically updates with new versions. To install any packages from the PPA open a console and enter this (you have to do this only once):
sudo add-apt-repository -u ppa:rpluess/dragondreamsTo install the Drag[en]gine IGDE enter this or use your system Package Manager:
sudo apt-get install deigdeYou get now the newest IGDE version whenever your system updates itself.
|install-deigde-1.8.1.linux64.sh||Self-Installer suitable for 64-Bit Linux Variants. Run as root in console.|
Add-Ons/Plugins for using the DragonScript Language Plugins in your Coding IDE of choice and enabling Drag[en]gine Resources exporting and importing for 3D Applications. The DragonScript plugins are not required to create Game Projects using DragonScript but greatly help writing code.
Actual system requirements depend on the modules chosen by the user and can change at any time. The system requirements listed below are for the default game engine installation.
For best performance and compatibility the following system requirements are recommended (newer is better)
|Operating System||Linux, Windows 10||Linux in general has best performance.|
|GPU||Radeon RX 580 (Desktop), GeForce GTX 690 (Desktop), GeForce RTX 2070 (Laptop)||OpenGL 4.5 class GPU.|
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 7, AMD FX 8-Core, Intel Core i7||8 or more core CPUs recommended|
Documentation about developing games using the Drag[en]gine Game Engine (*.delga files) can be found on the
Forum for all developer discussions and questions concerning the Drag[en]gine Game Engine, IGDE and associated tools.
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Various examples to give you a head-start on developing with the Drag[en]gine Game Engine. You can either download snapshots or go directly to the GitHub repository.