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#Actualszecs

Posted 29 May 2012 - 07:24 AM

There should be a sticky about this.
It's quite often that the OP confuses engines with the framework (there's a "how to make a game engine" thread every day), and it's quite often, that we don't understand that they are really asking about frameworks. Even higher rep members doesn't always get the intentions of the OP (me included, but I try to pay attention) and sometimes answer harshly, pointing out that making engines is a failure for a beginner, and blah blah same old. Which is truth, but off topic if we look behind the misused "engine" term.

The appropriate reply would be pointing out that the OP is misusing the term "engine".

It's often clear that the OP is talking about reusable stuff/libraries, which is still not an engine. In this case, the "make games, not a libraries" like comments are truth, but the OP should be told that it is NOT and engine anyway.

I think it's important to tell these to the OPs, as they will have a hard time to get useful info, as they desperately google with the keyword "engine" while they could find info if they used the right terms.


Note, it's very possible that I even misuse the term "framework". By framework I mean the whole structure of a particular/specific program without the details, the dressing (I'm so bad at expressing myself). Without the actual textures, gameplay details, texts blahblah.

#1szecs

Posted 29 May 2012 - 06:47 AM

There should be a sticky about this.
It's quite often that the OP confuses engines with the framework (there's a "how to make a game engine" thread every day), and it's quite often, that we don't understand that they are really asking about frameworks. Even higher rep members doesn't always get the intentions of the OP (me included, but I try to pay attention) and sometimes answer harshly, pointing out that making engines is a failure for a beginner, and blah blah same old. Which is truth, but off topic if we look behind the misused "engine" term.

The appropriate reply would be pointing out that the OP is misusing the term "engine".

It's often clear that the OP is talking about reusable stuff/libraries, which is still not an engine. In this case, the "make games, not a libraries" like comments are truth, but the OP should be told that it is NOT and engine anyway.

I think it's important to tell these to the OPs, as they will have a hard time to get useful info, as they desperately googles with the keyword "engine" while they could find info if they used the right terms.


Note, it's very possible that I even misuse the term "framework". By framework I mean the whole structure of a particular/specific program without the details, the dressing (I'm so bad at expressing myself). Without the actual textures, gameplay details, texts blahblah.

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