New Book: C4 Engine 3D Game Editing & Programming 1st Edition

C4 Engine 3D Game Editing & Programming 1st Edition is now in transition to Wiki form for licensed users of the C4 Engine.

Please visit: Terathon
(To download you MUST be a Licensed member of the Terathon Forums:
*A free download of the complete Table of Contents is available in the store.

This book is the culmination of over a year of effort by multiple members of the C4 Community who worked very hard!

The book has 2 main sections World Editing and Programming. There is also a short Intro Section for Installation.

Enormous amount of content! (Over 1000 pages)
12 World Editing Chapters and 18 Programming Chapters, in total: 32 chapters!
Loaded with pictures!
Comes with Assets, and Source Code examples

Game Design, and Programming

Macktek has partnered with many professionals to create a state-of-the-art Game, that will combine the C4 Engine with core enhancements and impressive Art Assets.  Your character will have to engage in heavy combat, solve puzzles, and strategize to defeat the enemy.  Immerse yourself in an immense landscape with streaming voxel based terrain.  Even use Ultra-high quality settings for incredible detail on systems that can really handle it!  Real time terrain deformation and voxel based blob effects will amaze you.


The development will include:

  • Open game play with dynamic scripting behavior.
  • Complex Artificial Intelligence for a rich player interaction.
  • Storyline that allows for Multi-player Cooperative play as the storyline unfolds.
  • Realtime combat that also involves strategic planning.
  • Command multiple units as you progress through the game.
  • Continue to play even after the ultimate goal has been achieved.


Read more: Game Design, and Programming

C4 Tutorials: Books, PDFs and Video Series

Learn how to create your own game using the C4 Engine by Terathon Software.


Macktek highly recommends that you purchase The Beginner's Guide to the C4 Engine, now in its 2nd Edition as a PDF update for owners of the 1st edition and soon to be published in hard copy for new purchasers.  Please visit Terathon's Main Website for more information.


If you are just curious, starting out, or even an experienced C4 Programmer, visiting the C4 Engine WIKI is likely to be helpful.


Several Video Tutorials for the C4 Engine are available from Licensed Contributors:


Videos by "Jimbobjames"




Macktek participates in several core developments:

  • Plugin and code enhancements to Terathon Software's C4 Engine
  • Game Development: Game programming design and development for Terathon Software's C4 Engine
  • Tutorial Creation:  Creation of tutorial chapters, and tutorial assets for the C4 Engine.


For more information on Terathon's C4 Engine please visit their site:


Macktek, LLC holds a valid Profesional License from Terathon Software to use the C4 Engine, but is not otherwise affiliated with Terathon Software. The C4 Engine is copyrighted to Terathon Software.


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