Bullet is a 3D game multiphysics library that provides state of the art collision detection and soft body and rigid body dynamics. Bullet is integrated into Cinema 4D, Lightwave, and Blender. A Houdini and Maya Plugin is available. It has a modular extendible C++ design with hot-swap of most components. The back-ends were optimized for pthreads/Win32 Threads multi-threading and PS3 Cell SPU. Other features include discrete and continuous collision detection (CCD), swept collision queries, ray casting with custom collision filtering, generic convex support (using GJK), capsule, cylinder, cone, sphere, box, and non-convex triangle meshes. Rigid body dynamics include constraint solvers, generic constraints, ragdolls, hinges, and ball-sockets. Constraint limits and motors are supported. Soft body support includes cloth, rope, and deformable objects. Import and export into COLLADA 1.4 Physics format is supported. Dynamic deformation of non-convex triangle meshes is supported by refitting the acceleration structures.
The Open Game Libraries is a collection of separately usable C++ libraries for creating games. It provides OpenGL window management, zip file management, OpenAL audio management, a developer console window, input management, bitmapped fonts with Unicode and kerning support, image loading and saving, model loading and importing, and generic classes and objects for game development such as math and text processing.
crunch/crnlib is a lossy texture compression tool and library for developers that distributes and uses content in the DXT1/5/N or 3DC/BC5 compressed mipmapped texture formats. crnlib can compress mipmapped 2D textures and cubemaps to .8-1.25 bits/texel, and normal maps to 1.75-2 bits/texel. crnlib's quality and performance is competitive to transform-based solutions, or other offline/real-time DXTn compressors such as squish or ATI_Compress. crnlib implements a new form of "clustered" DXTn compression, with a compressed texture data format that was carefully designed to be very quickly transcodable directly to raw DXTn texture bits with no intermediate recompression step or individual pixel-level operations. The typical single threaded transcode to DXTn rate is equivalent to 100-250 megatexels/sec. Fast random access to individual mipmap levels is supported.
RoseThorn is a cross-platform library for 2D and 3D games running on GNU/Linux (and possibly other Unix-like OSes) and Windows. Features include: hardware accelerated 2D and 3D rendering; Ogg and WAV Sound support with OpenAL; Lua scripting; BMP, JPEG, and PNG image loading and saving (from screenshots); easily created and modified user interfaces with XML and CSS, combined with Lua event handling; separate 2D and 3D libraries; support for multiple fonts in both TTF and bitmap formats; support for OBJ, 3DS, MD5, and RTM model formats; skeletal animation (a work in progress); support for UDP and TCP networking; thread and mutex support; a Simple Shader API; 2D animated sprites; and some basic cryptography support. There is simple event management, with key/mouse bindings easily customized from the in-game console, config file, command line, or GUI.
ENet for C# wraps the C-language ENet networking library. For games and other realtime applications, if you use TCP, old data can hold up newer data, even if it is no longer relevant (old positions, etc.). Your players will perceive any lost packet as a "lag burst". ENet supports multiple in-order streams of data, and allows you to decide on reliability on a per-packet basis. The library is useful for both client-server and peer-to-peer architectures.
gzochi is a framework for developing massively multiplayer online games. A server container provides services to deployed games, which are written in Guile Scheme, that abstract and simplify some of the most challenging and error-prone aspects of online game development: Concurrency, data persistence, and network communications. A very thin client library can be embedded to provide connectivity for client applications written in any language.