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Panda3D 1.6 Game Engine by Dave Mathews

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Installing optional tools

There are a couple of optional tools that you can get for free and are worth pointing out. These tools are great for specific things, but none of them are strictly necessary for this book since all of the content they create is provided with the book. Nevertheless, we'll mention them here and provide tutorials on using some of them in the appendices for later projects when you've finished this book and need to create your own content for your own games. Since these tools are optional we won't go step-by-step through their installations, but we will tell you where you can find them.

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