Direct play?

This is a discussion on Direct play? within the Networking/Device Communication forums, part of the General Programming Boards category; DirectX has a feature called DirectPlay(i think) for doing multi player games and such... does OpenGL or Allegro or another ...

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    Direct play?

    DirectX has a feature called DirectPlay(i think) for doing multi player games and such... does OpenGL or Allegro or another multiplatform library have the same thing??

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    DirectPlay is the networking component of DirectX.

    OpenGL is just a graphics library (hence GL) and has nothing to do with anything else other than graphics. So the answer is no, OpenGL doesn't have any networking capability.

    I can't comment on Allegro as I haven't used it, but if it's designed just for graphics, then the answer is again no.

    Remember, DirectX is a suite of libraries... one of which is Direct3D. DirectX != Direct3D

    Hope that helps!

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    I can confirm that the last time I looked at allegro it had no networking componant.

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    you could probably check out libSDL, as it does have a couple of related projects (SDL_net, and SDL_net2). Its also multiplatform.

    oh, and a link http://www.libsdl.org
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    well i guess i mean OpenXL then since there is OpenAL, OpenGL....

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    Quote Originally Posted by c++.prog.newbie
    well i guess i mean OpenXL then since there is OpenAL, OpenGL....
    OpenGL and OpenAL aren't related at all, and their naming is just conicedental(sp).
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    well thx i guess ill just keep looking

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