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    Good Graphic funktions & labiary.

    I wounder if anyone could tell me and give me a link to where I can download about some good graphic funktions or libary(s) I can DL and use to just give my stuff a graphical interface (2D) since I'm really getting tired of making everything askii or texted based.


    /thanks in advance
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    Well, that depends on what it is you mean. If you are trying to get started with Windows programming, you needn't download anything extra. Most compilers come with the header files and libraries you require. If you are using a DOS compiler, I would suggest upgrading to a new compiler. A popular, free compiler for Windows is Dev-C++. You can download it here:
    www.bloodshed.net/devcpp.html

    If you need a website to learn Windows programming from, I would suggest this site: http://winprog.org/tutorial/

    If, on the other hand, you meant that you would like to start doing 2D game programming, there are several options. One popluar option for 2D games is SDL. You can find out more about it here: www.libsdl.org

    It is also possible to use Direct x. All the necessary information can be found on Microsoft's website. To learn about OpenGL, try NeHe site: nehe.gamedev.net

    Best of luck to you! ^_^

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    Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) is easy to learn and I reccomend it if you're trying to get started with graphics. I'm assuming this is what you mean by 2D.

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    I personally like Allegro.
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    Originally posted by Zoalord
    Well, that depends on what it is you mean. If you are trying to get started with Windows programming, you needn't download anything extra. Most compilers come with the header files and libraries you require. If you are using a DOS compiler, I would suggest upgrading to a new compiler. A popular, free compiler for Windows is Dev-C++. You can download it here:
    www.bloodshed.net/devcpp.html

    If you need a website to learn Windows programming from, I would suggest this site: http://winprog.org/tutorial/

    If, on the other hand, you meant that you would like to start doing 2D game programming, there are several options. One popluar option for 2D games is SDL. You can find out more about it here: www.libsdl.org

    It is also possible to use Direct x. All the necessary information can be found on Microsoft's website. To learn about OpenGL, try NeHe site: nehe.gamedev.net

    Best of luck to you! ^_^
    I'm currently using Linux and GCC and C but thanks anyway for all the help
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    Originally posted by Vorok
    Simple DirectMedia Layer (SDL) is easy to learn and I reccomend it if you're trying to get started with graphics. I'm assuming this is what you mean by 2D.
    What I mean with 2D is somthing like the Monkey Island games (1-3).
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    monkey island is 2d sprites walking in a technical 3d space, so you need 3d programming.

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