i am kind a new to this stuff and i wanted to know what en engine is,
or rather how big game companies do the programming of their games.
Well i know of Engines ... or at least i heard the name ...
like the HalfLife2 Source Engine ...
1) what is that ? is it some kind of collection of functions and classes ?
2) how is an engine related to DirectX and OpenGL ?
3) how much is using a certain Programming Language related
to programm a game (for example , are they programming in c++ )
4) Do i need an Engine to make a game ?
well, i am kind of confused ... so if somebody could help me
it would be great !
thanks in advance