Hey guys, I've been kinda inactive, and I'll still be inactive for a bit inactive. Personal life is a bit of a mess right now. Anyway, I was browsing around on 3dfoundry.tk, and I decided to download 3D Rad 2.4. It's actually really interesting.
The only drawback for me when i found 3drad was it didnt have networking, but it was under development for v4.*, so i waited till that released then bought it.
Also still have v5.2, then 3drad was sold to fernando.
You can get it to work somewhat under win7 , but it's a lot of messing around with settings, and the video is the major problem, it supports only upto 1024x768, fullscreen only. what your computer supports doesn't matter. Xfiles were an optional model format. The 3ds files were always a pain to model and texture, even when it worked right, xfiles were the better choice. Then there were limits to the object count, i think 256 max, or it mite have been 512.. it sounds like a lot, but they disappear quickly and there are few if any options to get around the limits.
The good news, all the previous v4.* were very stable and i personally only know of one bug involving the collision editor and if you use the last object ( 512th or 256thwhich ever applies ) with collisions, they wont work, all the previous collisions work fine though