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(re: re: Shareware 3d Game Engine)
I agree with you on AGS – lots of good stuff is made with it, including (so far) all of Tierra’s games. You might also want to check out http://www.agsforums.com, where you can see a bunch of the games made for it with a bit of digging.
However, from the subject of the original message, you seem to be looking for an engine for pure 3d games, and AGS is currently capable of running old-style graphics. You can, of course, pre-render to get the illusion of 3d, but it’s not the same.
Here’s a few places you might check out, though I don’t know how well they work or how simple they are – search engines are just spiffy!
Crystal Space 3d:
And of course, you can always use the kits that come with certain games, if you own ’em. Morrowind, Unreal Tournament, I think Half-life has one, Dungeon Siege (Not exactly what I would use), etc.
And of course, if you’re going to make a 3d game – you’ll want a 3d designing program.
3d Studio Max:
You can really only get trials or buy ’em, and they’re way expensive to buy… but there’s always free programs hidden around the web. I’m sure you can find those on your own. 😉