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    Hey everybody. I've been working with c++ for a while and im looking for a gamedevelopment library. Got any?

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    Doh! Another GFX lib topic, sich....

    Oke whe have:

    Allegro Easy, Portable, written in C
    ClanLib Supporting many languages,written in C++,supporting OpenGL
    SDL Supporting OpenGL, used in cormercial games, Portable, Written in C++
    AllegroGL To be used along with Allegro to support OpenGL, Written in C,Easy,Portable, In it's very early stages and thus a little unstable and buggy

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    Left out DX and OpenGL.

    I would suggest SDL for 2D graphics. I'm currently making a zelda-ish game with it and its going well thus far.

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    Originally posted by napkin111
    Left out DX and OpenGL.
    Ya, but i assumed he wanted an easy way to create gfx for
    games

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    I thought that SDL was done in C? Either way, it works just fine in C++ (that's what I use).

    It also has some sort of support for OpenGL, and it sure makes it look easier... I don't know 3D programming at all yet, but it sure looks simpler.

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    SDL is in C
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    Originally posted by Travis Dane
    Ya, but i assumed he wanted an easy way to create gfx for
    games
    DX and OpenGL are easy.

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    Originally posted by SilentStrike
    SDL is in C
    oh? hmm, im sure i saw some classes in SDL

    DX and OpenGL are easy.
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    Hmm.. i'm confused

    I am confused about all these game development things.. can someone help me out? I went to SDL website and read some stuff on it but I am not really sure what it is... I currently program OpenGL using Win32 i guess?!?!?.. is this not a good way to do game programming? is it slow.. or is it good but just harder than things such as SDL..? anyone clear this up for me I would appreciate it thnx... GLUT? GLU? SDL? ALLEGRO? whats going on..

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    Those are all library's that make things easyer, like creating
    a window setting the resolution and size all in 1 command,
    basicly its just for people who dont feel like having to write
    hundreds of lines of code to accomplish a simple bitmap blit

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    thnx

    Thanx.. that clears things up.. thought thats what these were but wasn't sure... wouldn't that mean that SDL and such would be slower?? since you weren't writing all the code yourself wouldn't there be alotta code implemented into your program that you would never be using? trying to decide if its worth switchin' over to one of these or not...

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    Well thats one reason why theyre slower then genuine code,
    but lots of librarys (allegro,sdl) where developed to work
    for cross-platforms and programming-languages, so are not
    specificly optimized for your compiler,platform and language.
    If your keeping programming to a hobby its okay to use lib's,
    if you want to make a proffesion out of it, you're bound to
    have to learn Win32 or OpenGL one day, so take your pick.

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    I'm learning SDL, and it won't compile for me. It looks easy, but is hard to compile( for me). But that doesn't mean you shouldn't try it.
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    Originally posted by fuh
    I'm learning SDL, and it won't compile for me. It looks easy, but is hard to compile( for me).
    Try allegro, its even more easyer (<- that spelled wrong?)
    then SDL

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    Originally posted by Travis Dane
    easyer (<- that spelled wrong?)
    Yes. Its easier. And its 'than', not 'then' SDL.
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