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#ActualJosh Petrie

Posted 05 July 2012 - 09:30 AM

I am starting my career as a programmer and I know very very basic C++ but before i go any farther, I was wondering what kind of.....idk....... 2d/3d audio/visual/networking thing I should use!!! As you can see I know nothing about this topic at all (especially since I dont have any idea what it is called:D) and I have been scrounging around the web for any type of material that could help sway me to a certain one but came up empty handed and starving for info!!!! Could somebody please help me?!?!? So far all I have come up with is 'SFML' and it looks sounds good but I cant tell if thats the one I should use..... Just to give you an idea on what Im looking for, I want to be able to implement:

Object-oriented features
2d/3d features
Very basic: visuals/audio/(perhaps even some multiplayer capabilities although I wont need them)/GUI implementation
Ability to make an instance of an object(be able to make a box or something and have it displayed over a hundred times, with all the same characteristics but with out making a sprite for everysingle one)(example: 2d/3d minecraft clone capabilities)
Usably by an indie developer
Not to hard to set up

Any help on this matter would be so beneficial for me you wouldnt believe it!!!! I hope that with all this info given, somebody can help enlighten me with one that hits more than half of the criteria if not all of it.

Please help, thanks,
Saint Squireen

#1Saint Squireen

Posted 05 July 2012 - 12:01 AM

I am starting my career as a programmer and I know very very basic C++ but before i go any farther, I was wondering what kind of.....idk....... 2d/3d audio/visual/networking thing I should use!!! As you can see I know nothing about this topic at all (especially since I dont have any idea what it is called:D) and I have been scrounging around the web for any type of material that could help sway me to a certain one but came up empty handed and starving for info!!!! Could somebody please help me?!?!? So far all I have come up with is 'SFML' and it looks sounds good but I cant tell if thats the one I should use..... Just to give you an idea on what Im looking for, I want to be able to implement:

Object-oriented features
2d/3d features
Very basic: visuals/audio/(perhaps even some multiplayer capabilities although I wont need them)/GUI implementation
Ability to make an instance of an object(be able to make a box or something and have it displayed over a hundred times, with all the same characteristics but with out making a sprite for everysingle one)(example: 2d/3d minecraft clone capabilities)
Usably by an indie developer
Not to hard to set up

Any help on this matter would be so beneficial for me you wouldnt believe it!!!! I hope that with all this info given, somebody can help enlighten me with one that hits more than half of the criteria if not all of it.

Please help, thanks,
Saint Squireen

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