saindd wrote:that I should be able to put a working turret and tracks on a vehicle without having to change the engine code.
You don't really know how game development works, do you? Are you sure you're not looking for something like GameGuru or Axis Game Factory? Seems to be more well suited for your expectations and skill set.
T3D is not a nightmare, by a longshot. It was, however, completely abandoned for a long time. With the source release, it's slowly getting traction and being improved by the community. If you want to make a game with a few clicks, this is not the place. Never was, not even when it was a product.
I must say that this comment should not be the standard around here. We want helpful comments, even when users are frustrated about something. So a link to a helpful post/thread that can inspire to solutions or your own suggestions for how to solve this would be to prefer.
Any negative comments about asking people to move on to other tools due to their skills and expectations etc. is far by helpful. We should all wish to keep a helpful and understanding community where no questions are too stupid to ask and hence increase our base of T3D users.
Disclaimer: I am not the moderator but as our community is very small here we should take care of the users we have rather than scare them away. Just saying.