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PostPosted: Wed Nov 22, 2006 4:01 pm     Post subject: Heard of SDL? Reply with quote

I'm really digging this language. Just because it's pretty easy. Maybe I'll release something nifty to you guys on Sunday. ^_~

http://www.libsdl.org/index.php

SDL is Simple DirectMedia Layer. It can be compiled on many systems, including the big three (Windows, Mac OS, and Linux).

The tutorials here: http://lazyfooproductions.com/SDL_tutorials/index.php seem to be very focused on a step-by-step approach, ultimately to game creation.

Right now, I've been able to load images from a sprite sheet, print text, and run a simple timer. It's a bit more tricky, because the Mac versions require a bit more prodding, but it works great.

I know some of you were interested in game creation, so I'd highly recommend this for a starting language. =)
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:49 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, looks nice and I'll think I'll throw a deeper look into it...
Too bad this ain't MY starting language Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 11:58 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not mine either.

But being able to make command-line games isn't really that useful nowadays.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 12:25 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

True... but we really shouldn't let them die you know... Sad
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 23, 2006 1:02 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Only certain *nix things are done through the command line anymore. It's a dying language.

Especially, since you know, Windows doesn't even have full DOS anymore.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 27, 2007 10:57 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

SDL is Graphically-based,I love command-line games and programming languages,like Qbasic and FreeBASIC. DOS is going to die out someday I admit,but it isn't going to die out now.
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 2:40 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Mr. Worm wrote:
Only certain *nix things are done through the command line anymore. It's a dying language.

Especially, since you know, Windows doesn't even have full DOS anymore.

I see... So scripting is dead? That certainly explains why Microsoft has recently released PowerShell ...
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 2:56 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Any linux user should know of SDL. lol. It's been around for some time.
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 2:57 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

wardrich wrote:
Any linux user should know of SDL.

Why?
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 2:59 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

MiniMax wrote:
wardrich wrote:
Any linux user should know of SDL.

Why?


A lot of games/apps are dependent on SDL
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 3:00 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

MiniMax wrote:
Mr. Worm wrote:
Only certain *nix things are done through the command line anymore. It's a dying language.

Especially, since you know, Windows doesn't even have full DOS anymore.

I see... So scripting is dead? That certainly explains why Microsoft has recently released PowerShell ...


Is PowerShell only for Vista?
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PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2007 3:17 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

No.
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 5:58 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Wow...this thread is old.

MiniMax wrote:
Mr. Worm wrote:
Only certain *nix things are done through the command line anymore. It's a dying language.

Especially, since you know, Windows doesn't even have full DOS anymore.

I see... So scripting is dead? That certainly explains why Microsoft has recently released PowerShell ...

I said "dying," not "dead."
And it's essentially dead for gaming anyway.
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PostPosted: Fri May 04, 2007 6:21 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Scripting is still really handy for making CLI shortcuts, so I don't think it will ever die per se... but I agree with you in saying it's dead for gaming.
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 4:54 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

wardrich wrote:
MiniMax wrote:
wardrich wrote:
Any linux user should know of SDL.

Why?


A lot of games/apps are dependent on SDL

Shouldn't that only be a concern of the programmer, not the user?
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PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2007 5:47 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

It's not dying. Dosbox uses SDL.
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 5:26 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

Abyss, how many NEW games are released that run in dosbox?

So yes, SDL is dying, not dead yet, but definitively dying.
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 5:32 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

People are making new dos games that never go on the market.
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PostPosted: Fri May 11, 2007 12:39 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Precisely! Tbbbbbth!

And why's that? because 9X% of the gaming sector no longer gives a crap about DOS games Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 07, 2014 11:51 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

I personally like DOS because it is the only system that is fully compatible with Borland Turbo C 2.01 which is my favorite programming language. I am 40 years old and back in 1996 I learned two years of college programming. So the point is that it took me that long to understand what the heck I am doing enough to make my first game. Even though I do not get paid for it I am happy that I did something to give back to others. I am still learning about my favorite programming language after taking a break since then.
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