have changed to using ogre game engine, and this is after a few weekends of mucking around and making content, with smatterings of code
some history. got my own 'from scratch' game engine up to runing but was going to be a pain to support different render hardware and would still need an asset pipeline, so tried out torque.
was unhappy with torque so reworte quite a bit of it, at wich point was only using it's renderer and would need to write asset pipeline as had changed mesh format a lot, and while i have delusions of being able to write asset pipelines, it is not quite what i want to be doing at home, so moved to ogre.
theoretically should have used the python wrapers for rapid prototyping, (kind of the point of ogre) but just using it in cpp mode as like to step through source code to see what is going on.
this weekend was loading a xml scene description, (player and player animation state machine are still hard coded) got shadows back to working and got a perforce repositry set up to make revision keeping a bit easier.
next shall be nailing in a colision system, might try out newton
forgot to menthion that character design is property of Fred Perry