Real Game Coding

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    Real Game Coding

    Does anybody here, or anybody here have friends or relatives that program for a Commercial/Proprietairy game company like Blizzard Entertainment or ESPECIALLY game companies like Squaresoft?

    I was wondering what kind of software they use to program, I know Squaresoft has had 1 or 2 Final Fantasy ports to PC, but, what kind of compilers do pro's use in PC development, stuff like Visual Studio.NET's Visual C++ or Borland Delphi, or is there something better?!? (I know those are both integrated IDE's, but I mean the best compiler)

    Thanks for taking a look at this,
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    A lot of the pros that are programming on Windows will use Visual Studio... No, there really isn't something "better" than what is available to everyone
    Away.

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    I know that Blizzard uses MSVC for its games.
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    Does anybody here, or anybody here have friends or relatives that program for a Commercial/Proprietairy game company
    yes, i do

    and just like the people who answered this thread before I did...they use MSVC for the most part. If they are developing for a platform other than Windows,they will use something else, but as so much of the market is Windows software, mostly MSVC is used.

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    Working at a non-game oriented company, though one that supports multiple platforms, we generally use GCC.
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    Thanks

    Thanks alot for all your help, I was just wondering what was out there. I know SONY limits what "the public" can get, and thought that it might be the same for Win32, well it's good to know that it's not, again thanks,
    Alex
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    yup. My cousin's uncle works with whatever company makes Warcraft. Blizzard, I think.

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    Blizard makes allot of stratagy games, asid from civilization(sid myers)...

    I thought you had to have a seperat compilar to compile programms to work on - say the ps2, or maby just another set of libraries.

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    3 of the Blizzard co-founders just left the company. Blizzard will
    die soon.

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    Maby if Blizard has secret compilars and what not they will tell.

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    >> 3 of the Blizzard co-founders just left the company. Blizzard will die soon.

    I doubt that.
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    I sure hope not, have you seen starcraft ghost, I think it looks awesome...Do you want it to die?
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    Originally posted by XSquared
    >> 3 of the Blizzard co-founders just left the company. Blizzard will die soon.

    I doubt that.
    Why? Blizzard is just a name. Do you think Id Software would still
    be important if John Carmack left the company?

    Hopefully the people that left take some of the Blizzard artists
    with them.

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    Id makes Doom and such, right? Because when I played doom on pc, the passwords are all like id------ and id--- and such...

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    Originally posted by zornthrohacker
    Maby if Blizard has secret compilars and what not they will tell.
    No, it's quite apparent that MSVC was used.

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