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List of commercial Asset Store items that has since BECOME FREE!!!!!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by I am da bawss, Jul 30, 2014.

  1. I am da bawss

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    I was just randomly browsing the Asset Store today (as always! :D) and discovered an asset extension that I have always wanted has since become free!!!! That got me thinking - just how many previously commercial Asset Store items have now since become free?? I tried to search with "FREE" as search term in the Asset Store but it always return with just items that are always free, and the search result is not even the complete list because those items that have since gone free are not in the result.

    Anyway, without further ado - A list of Asset Store items that I have discovered that was previously priced that have since became FREE!

    First, Directional Ambient Tools might be buggy - read the comments in Asset Store and use it at your own risk!!!

    Directional Ambient Tools $50 (NOW FREE!)



    LightShape $15 (NOW FREE!)



    PS: Please share your own list if you discovered some! :D
     
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    Found another one!
    I am not too sure about the price, I remember it was around $100 bucks but it was buggy and not as good as Strumpy Shader Editor (which is always free).

    Try it at your own risk!


    ShaderFusion $100 (NOW FREE!)
     
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    Gawd damn I am on a roll tonight! :D
    Just found another one I wanted that has since gone FREE! :D


    Magical Box $100 (NOW FREE!)








    BEWARE !! READ THE DESCRIPTION !!
    Magical Box isn't fully compatible to Unity 4.3 because it uses some now obsolete functions (mostly Undo), but otherwise it should work well with 4.3! So try it at your own risk!
     
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    I was gonna try Directional Ambient Tools, but i found something from Asset's original thread:

    Does this really mean that plugin effects not only one project, but all projects?

    edit: link to thread: http://forum.unity3d.com/threads/directional-ambient-tools.170033/
     
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    Looks like it, in the manual here states that it requires you to REPLACE the default UnityCG.cginc file which replace ALL of Unity's default built-in shaders and global variables and helper functions. Make sure you backup the original UnityCG.cginc.
     
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    no more support or update --> free
     
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    Sweet thread, I love free! Since most of these are free because they are no longer supported, it would be awesome if the developers open sourced them and threw them up on GitHub. Then they could at least be somewhat maintained by the community.
     
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    Yes, those who have paid for would get another kind of support, that would be a good solution.
     
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    Strumpy Shader Editor is Free and Open Source.
    http://forum.unity3d.com/threads/strumpy-shader-editor-now-open-source.56180/

    Last release was in Unity 3, but its open source so I guess you could re-jig it for Unity 4?
     
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    This never did cost anything, but there's a lot under the hood here for a free asset: LightShape.
     
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    Scroll up - it's already listed it in my first post! ;)
     
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    LOL ... That's right ... I saw that the first time I looked at this thread ... :)
     
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    Great find ZJP!
     
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    ....there is now a free one.

    https://www.assetstore.unity3d.com/en/#!/content/20280
     
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    I think the Indie version of RAIN has always been free. There is a pro version as well.
     
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    Well, it's gone from the asset store along with my purchase. I always feel ripped off when this happens. As I recall, it was expensive.
     
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    Looks like there is only one version for Unity now so it's probably the same as your paid version. You can even download free from the publisher site:
    http://rivaltheory.com/rain/download/
     
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    Same here, paid for it then they made it free. However, they were giving preferential support to those that had bought it, or at least when I needed support some time ago and queried it with them, that is what I was told, and they did help.
     
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    Hasn't that version of Jove always been free? I don't believe it has all the functionality of the full version.
     
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    Daikon Forge is now Free and Open Source.
     
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    According to the official forum announcement, DFGUI wasn't selling very well and the developer felt that Unity 4.6's GUI system would drive sales even lower.
     
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    Wow!! U just made my night!!
     
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    I love this thread! Bunch of great finds I may use in the future!
     
  43. I am da bawss

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    One wise man once said: "If you like it, put a ring on it!"

    Okay, I am kidding, you don't need to give me a ring, but you can give me some likes! ;)

     
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    There's your likes lol :)
     
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    I've also been trawling through the store looking at all the Free assets and have come across a few that either now Free or have are Free as an Introductory offer - sorry I just came across this thread tonight otherwise I would have made a note of them :)
    This is one of the issues I have with the Asset Store - there should at least be a system which would email use when an asset that we have say added to our Wish List drops in price or becomes free (sometimes developers drop their prices without it being an Asset Store sale).
    I have been thinking about the whether i could pull data from the website on an occasional basis which would then be able to check what had changed and let me know :)
     
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    SoundManagerPro is free as of last week, partly because it doesn't integrate with Unity 5 audio so I don't think they'd sell many once U5 releases. It's cool for basic no frills audio I suppose. Can't beat the price but it of course lacks in tons of options compared to our Master Audio plugin (and yes we do integrate with Unity 5 audio).

    Now it has basically no support (support has been spotty for awhile if you look at the forums and reviews). Here's the link:

    https://www.assetstore.unity3d.com/en/#!/content/9209
     
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