Files for a game

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    Files for a game

    Hi peeps
    I'm wondering what file i would need to make for a game?

    All help is appreciated

    Thnx every1!

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    ... What?

    Do you mean what kind of project? Well, that depends on what libraries you're using to make said game; SDL for example could use a console app, while DirectDraw should be a Win32 App (I guess it's possible to create a window from a console app though).
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    A game file.

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    what graphics engine is the most useful to make an RPG?

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    The one you are more comfortable with.

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    Well, i dnt have a graphics engine, so i dnt no which 1 is more comfortable

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    If you want engines that are already written, the google it and find one that does what you want. If you were looking for graphical API (IE OpenGL and DirectX) there are holy wars started over the choice, choose what you feel will do the job well and you can learn faster. (Yes this means actually TRYING both of them)

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    Eh? i didnt no that directx is a graphics engine

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    It isn't a engine. It has a API for doing graphics, just like OpenGL is a API for doing graphics.

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    Ok, where would i get directx or Opengl?

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    This is a word scramble, if you can figure it out, all your quesitons will be answered:


    gogole

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    Lol, k

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    right, ive downloaded directx, but i cant find it on my comp, any ideas wer it would be?

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    Well, before you start trying to make a game, I think you need to learn more about your computer. Also
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    Getting a book and/or looking up guides. Oh and learning C++ very well.
    You need to know C++ very well if you are going to code with graphics, otherwise you should go with a simple(SIC) text based game.

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    yes, but where would i find directx on my comp?

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