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Amr0

Member Since 19 Mar 2007
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In Topic: open source x file format library

24 April 2016 - 02:38 AM

The x file format is seemingly deprecated and I recommend you avoid it and move to something else like FBX for example, unless ditching it is not practical for your particular project. You will generally find more support with another format. This thread may be of interest.


In Topic: Native WinAPI Sortable (Button) List Functionality

20 April 2016 - 12:56 AM

There is nothing natively available in win32 for this, so you'll have to implement it yourself. May I recommend an alternative GUI library for you that has this functionality and more? Sciter. I've switched from win32 to Sciter and never looked back since then. It's an HTML/JavaScript/CSS engine that is ALSO lightweight and free for commercial and non-commercial use. You can easily setup drag and drop for a button list if you look at the drag-n-drop samples in the SDK.

 

There is a bit of a learning curve though. One neat characteristic is that you don't have to replace your existing application's GUI completely if your application is not at its development start. You can create Sciter windows in addition to your existing native windows.

p.s: I'm not affiliated with Sciter in any way - I just like it and think it deserves more popularity.


In Topic: Direct3D9 Debugging on windows 10.

17 April 2016 - 03:19 AM

If you're developing on NVidia hardware, I think you can still get some useful debugging information from NVidia's PerfHUD or NSight with DX9. Haven't personally tried it yet.


In Topic: Direct3D9 Debugging on windows 10.

17 April 2016 - 02:49 AM

I remember reading the DX9 debug runtimes were disabled in Windows 7 SP1 and Windows8, so maybe they are still disabled on Windows 10. See this and this.

 

 

Not using DX9 would be a great start.

Only for a new project or a project early in development. Personally my application is nearing release after years of development and I've only recently met with this issue, but switching to DX11 would set me back a few months at least! Thanks but no thanks.


In Topic: Enjoy making a computer game more than playing one?

09 March 2016 - 04:53 AM

Guilty as charged, although I'm making a graphics application and not a game per-se. There are games however that I simply can not NOT play, but they are not many. In the last couple of years for example I have not played anything except Darksiders 2 and Thief, even though I used to be an avid gamer. It's not that I'm always busy developing, although it's a factor. It's more like I find myself not nearly as interested as I used to be a few years ago.


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