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    There is no inherent benefit of OpenGL over DirectX or vice versa. The only main difference is that DirectX is about sound, input, and much more and OpenGL is just a graphics API. Direct3D is only a portion of DirectX.

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    to name a few... portability! extensions! structure!

    i'd say there's a difference.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Direct3D_vs._OpenGL

    other then that i won't dispute the claim since i agree, but i think to the contrary there's enough differences between the two that anyone should consider their goals before using either.
    Last edited by simpleid; 08-20-2007 at 01:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by simpleid
    opengl may require you to write extensions, but a lot are already out there
    Ehh, you don't write extensions to GL yourself, generally. The driver vendor provides them, and the programmer obtains function pointers to use them.
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    What I was asking was, can a game be made that use's the webbrowser.

    like have a few files on the clients pc so that all graphic rendering and gameplay stream would be handeled by the client's computer the server will stream data to clients and also save games for their directory, and in order to continue the game all players that were on at the save game time would have to be back on.

    I know C++ but I want to use it since I am more used to it.

    I was asking more like if C++ can handel it. I was told by many people that c++ can't and that only flash,java, and shockwave could only be used to make online games.

    I also know python, but I don't know what's the best to use.

    I never made a web game.

    I have made small game app's nothing popular or good enough to brag since I didn't go full out, becsue it was time consuming.

    This is a question dealing with C++, I don't understand why I am like getting yelled or lectured at that this is a C++ and c fourm, even though the this fourm is on game programming which we all know making games is not only made with C++ and C.

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    No one has mentioned you specifically. Moreso we were debating amongst ourselves inside of your thread. This happens a lot here.

    The question is not if a language can or cannot do A or B because any language can do A or B. The question is what is the right tool for the job. That is up to you to decide once you weigh the pros and cons of your various language choices.

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    maybe look in to writing an activex control, i've never done that but i bet that would be one way.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Component_Object_Model
    http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infoce...oc/dbdk251.htm
    http://forums.asp.net/t/1028936.aspx
    http://www.devarticles.com/c/a/Cplus...Visual-C-plus/

    (a couple might be .net related... didn't look too close, just used google, you should use this often, google knows all :-)

    i wonder if activex controls only work on a windows platform? i'm sure there's something dangerous about using these... so it seems. more questions for google... hmm.
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    ActiveX formely known as OLE or Object Linking and Embedding is proprietary to Windows.

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    oh I see, well I going to look around to see what's the best for the job, so far I am more toward thinking python is good.

    I might just stick with making games with C++ and just having the application have online play.

    I will still look around. The reason that I ask was becuse soon I am going to get 1,000 domain names and make some websites, I know html and php, I want to make gaming sites, and was hopeing to learn how internet games work, I looked around and played some free online games to get a grip on what's out their and what people like.
    I have seen many games, the most I saw where alot of people goes on it was, don't remeber the game name, but it's online no need to install, it has 2d graphics and I seem to think it was done in java, it's fantasy game type, like you create your charater then you go to a training level where you learn basic controls and the game, after that you then go to cities their are like 100 different cities and you go to each of them, you can battle people it's a japanese type thing kinda like a ninja type game you do mission or quest's.

    but I also seen some games with 3d graphics.

    I don't mind people brining their topics in my fourm thingy.

    I encourage people to do so, even if it's not related to my topic, but has to be somewhat about games.

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