Book choice: SDL

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    Book choice: SDL

    I was thinking of buying this book. It looks quite good. Any thoughts?

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    I had no idea that this book existed. Nonetheless, I don't think I would buy it. It doesn't look like a bad book though.

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    Brand new book. Wow. LaMothe's name is on the cover so it's probably got some useful stuff in there. I haven't browsed it yet but my guess is there is a ton of 'intro to' stuff and other fluff that you don't care about in there and very little meat to it. You'd probably be better off just using the tutorials available online and reading through the API documentation on the SDL site.

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    hmm, looks good

    anyways I love this quote on the amazon page

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    can someone tell me what SDL means? it may be vital for what i ju8st downloaded! i got a whole bunch of tutorials on OpenGL programming and got a bunch of VC++ .zip files, and below it was another zip which was entitled "SDL". what does it mean? what does it do? what is it?
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    Originally posted by DarkViper
    can someone tell me what SDL means? it may be vital for what i ju8st downloaded! i got a whole bunch of tutorials on OpenGL programming and got a bunch of VC++ .zip files, and below it was another zip which was entitled "SDL". what does it mean? what does it do? what is it?
    SDL = Simple DirectMedia Layer

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    k, thats the definition, but how does it work? and what does it do? though!
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    It's an API, like Allegro or whathaveyou.

    I like it.

    It works on most any operating system too.

    Handles networking, sound, input, 2D, and makes OpenGL easier to work with.

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