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This is a discussion on sdl within the Game Programming forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; ok ive heard that for programmers you want to get into real graphical games should use sdl,then later opengl direct ...

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    ok ive heard that for programmers you want to get into real graphical games should use sdl,then later opengl direct x


    i was just wondering if sdl is like the best "3rd party"? i believe its called library for games with opengl accompanying it so,is it the best or are there any others that are better,ive heard of allegro but i dont really like it.

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    It's the best library (yes, that is the term) in my opinion, perhaps because it's one of the only ones I've ever used. Try searching the board; I'm sure there are a few threads on the topic.
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    i cant search boards i use google everytime i search the board i put in the wrong thing and have to wait to let me do a new one

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    Well, searching the board for "sdl allegro graphics library" turned up at least one thread about SDL vs. Allegro: SDL or Allegro (Don't know how relevant it is.)
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    ok so you use sdl ,know any good tutorials ive looked through the sticky and on the sdl website the best one i found was lazyfooproductions and its not quite my faviourite

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    Well, I just used the simple tutorials in the documentation, but then I already knew how to do some graphics programming. Again, you could try searching this board.

    This one looks okay: http://sol.gfxile.net/gp/

    [edit] Where is there a good SDL tutorial? [/edit]
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