Simple Question: Game from start to finish.

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    Simple Question: Game from start to finish.

    Can the game created by Ben Merchant as the exercise be created in CodeBlocks? Because, the tutorials are made for code blocks, the c++ ones and Ben Merchand is working on Visual Studio for the development of the game. So my concerns are if there will be a must to set up Visual Studio after finishing the CodeBlocks tutorials by Alex?

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    I think you need to post some links to whatever it is you're talking about.
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    I took a swig of the "Kool-aid".

    No. The relevant tutorials seem to use "MFC"; you shouldn't follow that tutorial.

    There are a lot of decent, portable utility libraries for making games and tutorials for all them; I suggest searching for "SDL", "SFML", or "Allegro".

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    Quote Originally Posted by phantomotap View Post
    O_o

    I took a swig of the "Kool-aid".

    No. The relevant tutorials seem to use "MFC"; you shouldn't follow that tutorial.

    There are a lot of decent, portable utility libraries for making games and tutorials for all them; I suggest searching for "SDL", "SFML", or "Allegro".

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    Why MFC is so that bad?

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    MFC is not bad for what it was designed for....Windows desktop applications. It is bad for games and game loops in general although it can be done. The worst part about it has nothing to do with MFC and everything to do with GDI. You do not want to do graphics for games in GDI.

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    Now that I think about it you probably don't want to do any kind of graphics in GDI. Don't...just don't. You will thank me.

    Now you can mix MFC and Direct3D or OpenGL. Run D3D or OGL in a window and pass in the HWND of one of your MFC windows be it MDI or SDI. But if you are going to do this it would usually be for a level editor or some tool. The game would be fullscreen or windowed but would definitely not use MFC.
    Last edited by VirtualAce; 06-24-2013 at 10:33 PM.

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