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Welcome

Welcome to our library of documentation for Intersect. This page provides a little information about our engine and will lead you straight into developing a 2D MMORPG in a matter of minutes. Feel free to use the navigation to the left (on desktop) or in the menu above (on mobile) to jump to different parts of our documentation.

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About

Intersect is free and modern 2D MMORPG Maker. This engine was designed by developers active with similar engines of the past including Eclipse, Elysium, Mirage, and Xtremeworlds. Those engines have stopped receiving updates, their framework is nearly 2 decades old, and their support communities have died out. Intersect is our attempt to bring back the classic orpg elements from those engines with a modern code base and an extremely user friendly environment. More infomration about Intersect is listed below. If you're ready to give Intersect a try then click here to get started!

Requirements

Client

  • OS: Windows 7+ (.Net Framework 4.5), OSX 10.10+ (w/Mono), Various Linux Distros (w/Mono)
  • Processor: Intel i3 or Better
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1GB VRAM
  • OpenGL: Version 2.1+ & ARB Extensions
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Editor

  • OS: Windows 7+ -- Windows Only
  • Processor: Intel i3 or Better
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: 1GB VRAM
  • DirectX: 9.0c+ Shader Support
  • Storage: 1 GB available space

Server

  • OS: Windows 7+ (.Net Framework 4.5), OSX 10.10+ (w/Mono), Various Linux Distros (w/Mono)
  • Processor: Intel i3 or Better
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection

Cross Platform Compatibility

  • Windows (100% Compatible)
  • Linux (Server & Client Compatible)
  • OSX (Server & Client Compatible)

Intersects editor uses various 3rd party libraries including DockPanelSuite with dozens of Win32 API calls which does not allow it to be ran on other operating systems. These libraries play a key role in making Intersect user friendly which is why we are not and likely never will pursue cross platform compatability with the editor program.

Licensing & Cost (100% Free!)

You are allowed to create games with Intersect and distribute, sell, or otherwise make money off your games for free. Intersect is split into 3 major components which are the Game Client (MIT), the Editor (GPL) and the Server (GPL).

The only reason we have slightly more restrictive licensing on our Editor and Server components is so that we can dissuade other developers from selling our engine without disclosing their source changes.

Donate

We've worked long and hard on this engine. Everything is completely free for you to use. The only thing we ask is that if you like Intersect or have enjoyed using our engine please consider donating to show your appreciation for our work.

Documentation

How to Navigate

This documentation is best read in order. That being said you are free to navigate to various sections using the table of contents on the right. If you are looking for something specific make sure to use the search bar at the top right of your screen.

Proposing Changes

Each document has a "Suggest an Edit" link in it's top right corner. Clicking that link will allow you to edit our support documents and submit your changes to us for review. If you see anything out of place or anything you think we can clearify please help us out by using that link.

Support

If you need help using Intersect or are looking for other aspiring game developers to collaborate with visit our support community Ascension Game Dev.

Getting Started

Ready to get started? Click 'Next' below to jump right into downloading and installing Intersect. Give us 15 minutes and we will have you well on your way to creating your own 2D MMORPG today!